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Pregnancy status and checking HCG levels

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I had sexual contact with my partner about 3 weeks ago on saturday. I'm not sure if he did sperm in me but i think he could of done. I am late at the moment for my period, i have had period pain and a bloody/pink discharge but no blood. Could this be pregnancy?

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replied December 19th, 2009
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Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

Your concern is regarding the status of your pregnancy. Since there was an unprotected intercourse, the possibility of pregnancy is high. I would suggest that you do a repeat urine for pregnancy test or get your serum HCG levels estimated (more accurate than urine tests). The HCG (it is a hormone) levels rise only in pregnancy and its levels are raised even for a few days after a miscarriage. So, the HCG presence will confirm the status of your pregnancy.

If a pregnancy test comes back negative, then you should get a serum HCG test to completely rule out pregnancy. Once the status of pregnancy is sure, then other possibilities can also be explored. It can be due to hormonal abnormalities during periods, stress or anxiety, changes in diet, rapid weight loss or gain, over-exercising, ovarian cysts or thyroid or pituitary disease. You should consult a gynecologist and get a physical examination done.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are advised to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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replied July 15th, 2019
Re: Pregnancy status and checking HCG levels
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I had sexual contact with my partner about 3 weeks ago on saturday. I'm not sure if he did sperm in me but i think he could of done. I am late at the moment for my period, i have had period pain and a bloody/pink discharge but no blood. Could this be pregnancy?

Every couple should the chances of pregnancy if you had unsafe sex-

So let's explore each and everything related to sex and pregnancy

What is the Chance of Pregnancy If you had unsafe Sex
Like other fun and activities, sex also carries risk if you are not using proper protection while intercourse. For some women, getting pregnant meet immense pleasure, joy but for some, it is a cause of worry. Happiness, Joy or worry all depends on whether your pregnancy is planned or it happened because of mistake. This is why most women in reproductive age or who want to conceive have many questions and doubts regarding chances of pregnancy.

What Are The Chances of Pregnancy if You did Unprotected Sex-
If you had unprotected intercourse or sex with your partner, there is a good chance of getting pregnant, Pregnancy does not only depend on the intercourse but also depends on the certain conditions like - Your body Hormone, Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes, and Sperms.

The First factor that you should consider is the timing for the chance of pregnancy -

Your Last Period.
Your date of intercourse.
Pregnancy generally occurs around the Ovulation Period. Ovulation period is the time when ovary release egg in the fallopian tubes. If any reproductive age women or girls having regular menstrual cycle having ovulation in the midway of the Menstrual cycle. Ovulation usually happens 12 to 16 days before your next period starts.

During the Ovulation period body start releasing the hormone called estrogen which causes thicken the lining of the uterus and creates sperm friendly environment.
The high level of estrogen triggers another hormone called Luteinising Hormone(LH). The release of LH cause the release of a mature egg and the complete process is called Ovulation.
Important things that should be kept in your mind related to the chance of pregnancy is the survival of egg and sperm. The egg is most viable in the first 24 hrs of release but may survive up to 48 hrs and sperm is most viable within 48 hrs but may survive up to 5 days.

Let us understand certain conditions and the chance of getting pregnant -

Chance of Pregnancy during Period - There is very less chance of getting pregnant during the period but not impossible
Chances of Pregnancy right before of your period - Chances of pregnancy are lower right before of your period, because at this time egg in more delicate condition. If you ovulate very late then there may be a chance but it is very rare.
Chance of getting pregnant in mid-cycle - This is an ideal time to get pregnant.The closer to mid-cycle intercourse higher the chance of pregnancy, Because this is the general ovulation period when ovaries release the egg. It is estimated that a healthy couple under the age of 35 years 25% gets pregnant in the single sexual act at this period. Sex mid-cycle does not give the guarantee, it just shows the highest chance.
There are certain questions which generally comes to your mind related to the chance of pregnancy while sex-

Chances of pregnancy if you had sex in water - Sperms can survive in water for short while, unless ejaculate inside of your partner body, chances are very less.
Chances of Pregnancy if condom fell off or broke - It is very embarrassing if it occurs but if it happens then there is a possible chance to get the positive result.
Early Sign and Symptoms of Pregnancy-

If you did unprotected intercourse or did by willing and then missed the next period check it with pregnancy checker.If the result comes positive means either it creates happy, joyful moment or causes worry.

Symptoms of Pregnancy -

A Missed Period-If your period comes on a regular basis and then missed. In this case, do pregnancy check and if it comes positive then you are pregnant.
Frequent Urination - After getting pregnant, there are some hormonal changes occurs which increase the rate of blood flow through the kidney. This causes your bladder to fill more quickly .so feel frequent urination.
Food Abhorrence -If you are newly pregnant, your like or dislike for foods change. Any dish that you love earlier suddenly feel repulsive. It may be the side effect of the increased level of estrogen.
Mood Swings - During pregnancy mood swings is the common phenomenon with all.
Feel Exhausted - During pregnancy women generally, feel exhausted. It may be because of frequent urination at night and food dislike.
Sore Breast -This is the common symptoms of pregnancy like - sensitive and swollen breast. It happens because of the increased level of Hormones. Soreness and swelling feeling or discomfort generally diminish after the first trimester.
Elevated basal body temperature.
Abdominal bloating, Nausea and Vomiting.

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