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My husband and I have been TTC for about 5 months now. I never really tracked my period before or figured up ovulation time before. I figured out that I have a 33 day cycle and from July to October it was spot on. In November my period was 4 days late, and odd. Although my husband and I did have unprotected sex during my period (nothing new) I bled for a day and then stopped completely for a day and a half. When I started bleeding again it was much lighter in color and in flow but only lasted about half a day. Then it stopped completely again. This is weird b/c even if we do have sex during my period it's always stayed strong and true and only tampers at the end, after 5 or 6 days of bleeding. About 2 days after I stopped for good, I felt a slight cramping, it didn't hurt but was just annoying and I though I was going to start bleeding again but I never did. The next morning when I was in the bathroom there was a pinkish line of blood, but nothing else after that. Not even the slightest bit on the paper.

Since then I have been abnormally moody, sleeping more, and even a touch of constipation. (I have a healthy diet and know that's not the cause) It's still a little too early to test and I don't have insurance to go to a doctor. My breasts are more tender, but not extremely painful and my husband says they look bigger.

I would just like some advice on any past experiences. Please, don't tell me that the only way to know is by taking a test, because I know that already, it's just still too early right now and I don't wanna hear a bunch of people telling me what I already know. Thank you Smile
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replied December 14th, 2011
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The symptoms that you describe (delayed periods, lighter bleeding, abdominal cramps, pink discharge, mood changes, increased sleep, constipation, tender breasts, bigger looking breasts) could suggest chances of pregnancy. If pregnancy is suspected, look out for development of any other new symptoms suggestive of pregnancy. If you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
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