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what are some of the most rare and common pregnant signs?

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i had sex just the other day and we used a condom and all but we are still scared if im pregnant is there any way to see if i am or not with out buying alot of stuff and prevent it from being serious
i am no on birth control nothing but i did take one 3 hours after....
also what are some of the most rare and common pregnant signs

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replied November 21st, 2011
Am I Pregnant Answer A28729
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Taking regular birth control pills after unprotected intercourse do not help in preventing pregnancy unless taken in dose recommended for emergency protection/contraception or unless you have been regular on it for atleast 3 weeks. If the unprotected intercourse was during your fertile days, chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out completely (as condoms do not give 100% protection and are associated with failures). If you were not ready for pregnancy you should have considered taking emergency contraception within 48-72 hours of the unprotected intercourse to prevent pregnancy.
Wait and watch for your next periods. Look out for development of any new symptoms suggestive of pregnancy if pregnancy is suspected. Symptoms suggestive of early pregnancy include tender, sore, swollen or heavy feeling breasts, darker areolas, appearance of Montgomery tubercles, sensitivity to smell, food cravings, bloating, feeling gassy, mood changes, irritability, low back pain, absent pre-menstrual symptoms, nausea, vomiting, headaches, increased tiredness, constipation, frequent urination, missed periods, increased vaginal discharge (without associated symptoms suggestive of infection), changed sleep pattern, increased/changed appetite, etc. Do not depend on appearance of symptoms alone as indication for pregnancy as few women can experience only a few of the symptoms or even none. If you do not get your periods within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you develop any new symptoms, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). 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.
If pregnancy gets ruled out, and if you are not ready for pregnancy, but intend to remain sexually active, consider visiting your gynecologist to get started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after your periods). Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact.
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