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My husband and i had intercourse on the days of my ovulation. I however feel very headachey and lower back pain like my perion is to start. I am due for my period in 2 days. We are trying for baby number 3 and am very worried it didnt work this time. I have heard that symtoms of periods are similar to pregnancy? I have been pregnant before but i knw every pregnancy is different? Do you think cramping,headaches and lower back pain is a sign of periods or pregnancy?

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replied April 21st, 2012
Am I Pregnant Answer A34182

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out. It is seen that pregnancy only occurs if intercourse occurs within the 6 days prior to and including ovulation. If you had intercourse close to ovulation, then chances of pregnancy are there. These symptoms can be due to premenstrual symptoms and less likely to be due to pregnancy, but it is better to confirm the status of pregnancy.

For confirming the status of pregnancy by urine for pregnancy test (UPT),the most accurate way to test for pregnancy is to wait until after your period is due. First appearance of pregnancy hormone, HCG, due to implantation occurs 6-12 days after ovulation. Ideally the urine for pregnancy test should be done 1 week after missing your periods. But you can test at 9 or 10 days past ovulation with a sensitive ( 20 - 25 mIU ) pregnancy test.

ive, then please wait for your periods and repeat the test after 1 week of your missed periods date. You can also get serum HCG levels estimated. For that please consult a gynecologist.

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 requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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