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Ok, so I was supposed to get my period on the 16th but it didn't come. Normally before my period, I have cramping and my breasts get sore. On the 22nd I had some very light spotting for just a couple hours and then it stopped. The same thing happened on the 23rd. For just a couple hours and then stopped. The 24th showed no spotting at all. I took a pregnancy test on the morning of the 25th and it was negative. Later that day I had some more spotting a little longer than the other days. Then it stopped. The 26th (which is today) I took another test coming negative and more spotting, a little longer. Is it possible I could be pregnant or is this a later, lighter period coming. BTW, my husband and I have been ttc for about 9 months now. I have not felt any cramping or sore breasts at all. Though I have felt other pregnancy symptoms like fatigue, nausea now and then, frequent urination, feeling bloated, change in waist size. But then every once in a while I get this dull pain in the right side of my stomach, and also every once in a while a weird sort of feeling not like period cramping in my stomach as well. Having never been pregnant before, I'm not sure what to be feeling. Please does someone have any suggestions or has gone through this before?
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replied February 1st, 2012
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Delayed periods, absence of usual pre-menstrual symptoms, spotting, presence of symptoms suggestive of pregnancy like light bleeding, nausea, boating, frequent urination, increase in abdominal girth, dull abdominal cramps cuodl suggest chances 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). Consider being 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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