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Ok so I don't know if I am just having major period symptoms or if I am pregnant. My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex in September, and then in October my period was 5 days early, really light and only lasted 4 days. My periods usually last at least 6 to 8 days and are really heavy. I started my period this month on the same day I did in October, and it is not my normal period. About 2 weeks after "the sex" I started feeling like I did when I was pregnant with my 1st child. I have been feeling really tired, getting dizzy, nausea, headaches, emotional, swollen breast, frequent urination, some pain in my lower abdomenal area, and of a morning my fingers and feet are swollen. I don't know if I am pregnant, if I am I would be around like 8 or 9 weeks, or if I am just over reacting to my period. So if you could help me that would be great. Thanks!


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replied November 19th, 2011
Am I Pregnant Answer A28665
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The lighter and early periods could have been suggestive of probable implantation bleeding (if the unprotected sexual intercourse was during your fertile days). Few women can start experiencing pregnancy symptoms early (it depends on how your body responds to the changing hormonal status). The symptoms (increased tiredness, dizziness, nausea, headaches, emotional/mood changes, swollen breasts, frequent urination, abdominal discomfort, morning sickness, peripheral edema) that you describe could be suggestive of possibility of pregnancy. Wait and watch for your next periods. Look out for development of any new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If you do not get your periods within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you develop any new symptoms, or if you get abnormal periods, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist 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. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest.
Take care.



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