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Amenorrhea :does late menstrual period indicate PREGNANCY ?

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i had my period april 29th 07, and had unprotected sex all during may. i calculated (right i hope) that i would be gettin my period 27th may 07 but i got light at first brown bleeding on the 21st, then got heavier (but not enough to be a regular period heary) and it was exactly like the period/brown stuff you get after you have finished your period. it went on for about 2 weeks with some blood and then died down and hopefuly if nopw all gone and wont reappear.
also in my lower back, just above my bottum in that little ditch of you back
when you stand straite i have gotten very light cramps. i jut wanted to know what it was, i dont have enough money as yet for a home pregnancy test because they cost so much in australia but i have done an online test and it says if i were to be pregnant i would be 6 weeks along.
any advice?

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replied June 26th, 2007
First Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A2949
If the date of your last period was on May 29th, then the next expected period is obviously late. Lack of a menstrual period, or "amenorrhea", is usually due to pregnancy... but not always. Lack of a period is the first sign of pregnancy but must be confirmed with a pregnancy test. There are other conditions that can manifest the absence or delayed period; these conditions include a functional ovarian cyst, hypogonadism, menopause, etc. That's why a pregnancy test is the only way you can find out if you are pregnant, or not.

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