Post # 1
My husband and I had unprotected sex once during the week I was ovulating. 6 days after I experienced some lower abdomen cramping for about 6 hours . i felt a lot of pressure almost like if i had to use the restroom but didnt really have to. The next day this feeling went away I am also experiencing a clear discharge .. more than I usually experience. My period is always regular and I am not due for my next period until around March 10-11. I took a pregnancy test and it came out negative. Ive also experienced some nausea although its very minimal and bearable. what does everyone think? Ive been off birth control for about 6 to 7 months.
Post # 3
I bet Mrs. DG would be able to help with this one!
Post # 5
Haha love having MrsDG around here! But to answer your question, yes you COULD be. You had unprotected sex. Regardless of the…um…finish…it can happen. The cramping, discharge, having to pee sensation, those are all signs, but they could also be signs of something else as well.
Since your period isnt due for another week or so, wait it out, track the symptoms, and possibly try another test 2 days before you are due, then again if you’re late. But 6 days after the event is too early to detect. Mind you Im not a doctor, so my BEST advice would be to go see one if you miss your period. Good luck, keep us posted!
Post # 6
KellyV made some really interesting points. Better than how I would have put it.
My best advice is to breathe and I know it will be hard but try not to stress about it too much.
Post # 7
Your HCG levels aren’t high enough this early on to be detected if you are pregnant. You have to wait until your period is due, and even then, I’d wait another three to five days to double check the negative result. False negatives in pregnancy tests are common, false positives are not. Everything you mentioned could be symptoms, but they may also be nothing at all. Even the nausea can be attributed to nerves. I’d wait it out and take another test on March 11th.
Post # 8
I feel like I notice things more when I am looking for them….I hope that’s the case unless you’re hoping for a surprise!
But if you had unprotected sex while ovulating, there’s always a solid chance.
Post # 9
Its probably too early for a test to detect it – usually earliest is 5 days before a missed period, but a negative then still could easily be wrong. Those *could* be symptoms, the only way to really know is wait and see! I found early symptoms for me included a very marked increase in my need to pee and my thirst. But I don’t really think I had too many symptoms this early beyond feeling a bit different – although it could have all been in my head 🙂
If you are really anxious to know, you might want to stock up on pregnancy tests and start taking them first thing in the morning starting about 5 days before your missed period.
Post # 10
I’m due for my period on March 11 and hoping NOT to have it. The waiting it out after having pinpointed ovulation and carrying out out “operation babymaker” thusly is excruciating. Every time I feel something, I’m like, “wait, could that be…” I agree that if you’re looking for signs, you’ll notice things that aren’t nessecarily symptoms, but it’s hard not to wonder…what if….
However, this will be my fifth pregnancy. So, I know that no matter how much I want to feel like I could maybe be pregnant , there’s no way to know until I pee on that stick in nine days. Until then, I’m just driving myself and the husband crazy.
Post # 11
@ Starlet- “Operation Babymaker”! It’s a very Mission Impossible type procedure..with the music and all!
Post # 12
LOL! My 5 yr old actually believes that her step-dad (my husband) is a spy engineer, so that’s really funny!
Post # 13
Whoops! Late to the party, but you are getting lots of good advice here. Of course it is possible that you could be pregnant, but it would be highly unlikely that you’d be experiencing nausea from progesterone (progesterone poisoning!) at such an early stage. If there was enough around to make you sick, there should be enough hCG to make a stick change colors.
I found that the most reliable early symptoms for me were this weird uterine cramping that felt more constant than regular cramps and ridiculously sore breasts! Just keep peeing on sticks until it’s that time of the month, but don’t stress too much about it 🙂
Post # 14
FYI – The dollar store sells pregnancy tests 🙂 That way you don’t have to feel too guilty about taking one every day! (Or even taking a couple extra after you get the two lines for some added reassurance)
Post # 15
well truth is, i want to be pregnant. Im learning that the nausea is all in my head(since ive taken two pregnancy test and both came out negative). However the cramps ive been getting are certainly different than the pms cramps (i always get a very sharp cramp for about 5 minutes before my period, which i havent felt!). My period is not due until the 10th or 11th. However im a little sad because im beginning to think i may not be. I havent felt tired, or constant need to pee, I only felt sore breast for ONE day & the only thing else i feel that i know is there is weird cramping and a little more clear odorless discharge than usual for a couple days.
Post # 16
Well, definitely try to occupy your mind with other things until you’re expecting your period. You’re not going to be able to tell much until you miss that period and a positive comes up on that little stick!
On another note, if you do get your period, you might still want to check with your GYN about the abnormal cramping. It might not be anything alarming, but it could be a sign of something being up there. So, definitely get it checked out rather thank chalking it up to being just period cramps…especially b/c they’re WAY early for you.