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Lower Backache and Cramps 1 Week Before Period

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Rolling Eyes Hi all ~ I am experiencing some dull lower back pain and dull cramping. My husband and I had unprotected sex last Friday (which was the day I should have been most fertile). We aren't exactly planning for a child so he did pull out. I'm very aware that I can still get pregnant this way.

My period is not due for another week and I don't have any other symptoms. I never get cramps this early (or this light..haha!). My menstrual cramps usually come the day before or day of my period and typically keep me wincing in pain.

Has anyone experienced this before and turned out to be pregnant? I'm not going to test yet as it is too early to tell. Just curious if this has happened to anyone else.
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replied April 8th, 2011
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Lighter cramps could be suggestive of implantation or pregnancy (since you had intercourse during your most fertile days). Wait and watch for your periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms suggestive of early pregnancy. If you do not start with periods within next 10 days of your expected period dates, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Urine pregnancy tests can show false negative results during early pregnancy and hence cannot be relied upon for accuracy.
Take care.

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replied April 10th, 2011
Hi, thank you for your response! I have been keeping notice of everything and so far, the backache and cramps have subsided (though I still feel a little discomfort in the "uterus" area).
My breasts began to feel tender yesterday, but this is also typical when my period is a few days away (though it normally happens about 3-5 days out, not 6). Today, I noticed that I had a bit of dried crustiness on my nipples. This could have always been there, I was just "inspecting" my areolas. I picked at it a little and now they feel pretty sore. Is this also a sign? Five more days till my expected period...! I plan on taking a test if it doesn't arrive after next weekend. Though, my in-laws will be in town so I will have to be discrete.
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replied February 19th, 2012
Are you still there?
Did you ever find out if you were pregnant? im having the same symptoms and the wait is driving me crazy!
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