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A 32-year-old member asked:

i am due to start my period in 12 days however for the last 3 days i am having horrible cramps is it possible i could be pregnant or something else?

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Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli answered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Cramps: It is possible you are pregnant, but it is not a likely cause of your cramps. Some women get a cramp-like pain when an egg is released; this is called mittlelschmerz. Crampy pain can also be unrelated to gynecologic issues, like with indigestion. If your period is late, you can take a home pregnancy test.

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A 19-year-old member asked:

Is it possible I could be pregnant? My period came 9 days before it was supposed to, very light, its been about 3 weeks and i'm still cramping,

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Dr. Christopher Powers
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Yes, but probably no: When you say "period", i assume you simply mean bleeding. Bleeding can happen anytime. A true period only occurs 14 days after ovulation. You had a "light" bleed, which is common with implantation of a fertilized embryo. Get a pregnancy test and, in the meantime, start a prenatal vitamin with folic acid. The odds are probably very low, but if so, now's the time to ensure it's a healthy baby.
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My period came a day late? Is it possible for me to be pregnant?

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I looked up my symptoms, and they all point to pregnancy. My period was 18 days ago, is it possible to be pregnant?

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A female asked:

My period was 4 days late and when it came it was light and I didn't shed my lining, is it possible that I could be pregnant?

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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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Check a test: If you are late, a pregnancy test would answer your question.

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