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I apologize in advance for all the specific details.

I am a 24 year old female. My menstrual cycle is normally 26 days long. Last month I had intercourse on cycle days 10 and 18. Neither time did my husband ejaculate in me. I ended up being 3 days late for my period and it was pretty light compared to my normal flow. I got a negative result on hpts the day before I bled and on my last day of bleeding. I was experiencing pregnancy symptoms like nausea, headaches, fatigue, gas, sore breasts and even enlarged montgomery's tubercles. I'm still feeling these symptoms on and off. the bleeding only lasted 4 days (its normally 5or6)with brown spotting on the last day. I tested again 3 days later and again about a week after that. All came out negative. I have not had sex since then. If that, in fact, was a period I'd be expecting my next one in about 3 days. I've started checking my cervical position lately to try to become more in tune with my body and cycles. yesterday when I checked it I

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replied March 27th, 2012
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms Answer A33289
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Chances of pregnancy are possible due to pre-cum (pre-cum/pre-ejaculatory fluid is known to contain sperms and no man can be 100% sure that pre-cum/pre-ejaculatory fluid did not leak out during vaginal penetration) as withdrawal/pullout method of contraception is associated with highest failures. The shorter and lighter periods, nausea, headaches, fatigue, feeling gassy, sore breasts, Montgomery’s tubercles, brown spotting, could be few of the symptoms suggestive of pregnancy. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. Wait and watch for your periods. If you develop any new symptoms suggestive of pregnancy, or if periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, or 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). You may consider taking a repeat urine pregnancy test (on an early morning first urine sample) after 7-10 days of missed/altered periods to see if you get positive results, or get it confirmed by a blood HCG test as you have chances of having false negative results with urine pregnancy test during early pregnancy. 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. Maintain healthy diet.
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