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Pregnancy symptoms after first time ?

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I am 27 years old and just had sex for the first time on Oct 28th. We also had sex on the Oct 30th. He used a spermicide, not a condom. Starting on Nov 2nd I started to get real bad headaches, running a fever, and very tired, which has continuted everyday. My head is conjested, my back hurts (but it hurts alot anyway), I have bumps on my areola that I have never had before and my breats are tender. Also I have been nausous all morning. I'm just wondering if these signs are too soon to be considered as pregnancy symptoms. I know this is November and I am known to get sick at this time if year so it could be that.

My cycle is usually between 27 to 29 days and I believe my period started on the 13th of October, but it could have been the 11th or 12th. So I figure I should get my period this week (Nov 9th to 14th). If I don't get it I plan on taking a pregnancy test. Also my period normally last 3 to 5 days, so if I do get my period or bleed should I still take a test? Thanks!


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replied November 10th, 2009
Am I Pregnant Answer A7874
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth's Ask a Doctor forum.

If you get your period on time and have a normal cycle, there is no need to take a pregnancy test. The symptoms of headaches, fever, tired, head is congested, nausea, back hurts (but it hurts a lot anyway) could be due to viral flu. It could also be that you have pelvic inflammatory disease as your back hurts a lot.

Generally symptoms of pregnancy become evident after the first missed period. Hence chances of these symptoms being due to pregnancy are less. Do wait for the due date (14th of this month) before taking a pregnancy test. With a history of unprotected sex STDs have to be ruled out too.

Tender breast and lumps on areola could be due to HPV, pregnancy or rough sex. Please consult a doctor for your symptoms. It is difficult to comment beyond this without examining you. Hope this helps. Take care!



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