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2 days before period I have premenstrual cramps. Does it mean I'm not pregnant?

2 days before period I have premenstrual cramps. Does it mean I'm not pregnant?

Right...: If you have regular menstruation cycle, then you are not likely to be pregnant. The premenstrual cramps do not tell you the status of pregnancy. Remember that the best way to prevent pregnancy is to abstain from sex or always use condoms. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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If I'm bleeding from missed birth control does this mean I'm not pregnant? Could you be bleeding and cramping if pregnant?

If I'm bleeding from missed birth control does this mean I'm not pregnant? Could you be bleeding and cramping if pregnant?

Yes: It's possible to cramp and bleed and still be pregnant. If you're concerned about possible pregnancy, run a home urine pregnancy test. They are accurate at 14 days after conception, especially if using first urine of the morning. ...Read more

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I'm currently 6weeks pregnant and I'm having slight cramps and wen I used the restroom an whipped I seen a pearl pink color, what does this mean??

I'm currently 6weeks pregnant and I'm having slight cramps and wen I used the restroom an whipped I seen a pearl pink color, what does this mean??

Mild cramps: Are fairly common during pregnancy. The pearl pink may be a tiny amount of blood swirled into vaginal secretions.
Small amount of bleeding can occur in early pregnancy - and most often there is still a healthy pregnancy. Significant cramping or more ample blood - advise your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex and now I have cramps, doe this mean I'm pregnant?

I had unprotected sex and now I have cramps, doe this mean I'm pregnant?

Maybe - Maybe not.: Unprotected sex in a fertile female is generally a recipe for baby. It could be something else, but one doesn't know unless they test. Get home pregnancy test kit. ...Read more

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We weren't thing to get pregnant we used protection but my nipples hurt and I have cramps it's been a week does this mean I'm pregnant?

No!: The most accurate way of checking is to get the beta chain human chorionic gonadotropin test. It is accurate within 5 days. Also, if you were really trying NOT to get pregnant now is not the best time to be educating yourselves about it. For the man, insist on condom use. If he refuses, break off your relationship. For you, there are loads of options. Planned Parenthood is a good starting point! ...Read more

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What does it mean when you start feeling cramping when your pregnant?

What does it mean when you start feeling cramping when your pregnant?

Depends: Most if not all pregnant women describe feeling some cramping from the uterus contracting. The significance on your gestational age and the severity of the cramps. If you think you are in labor then you need to evaluated in labor and delivery. If you are concerned something is wrong then contact your obgyn for instructions. ...Read more

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I'm 6weeks pregnant and everytime I get up I feel cramps and pressure wat could this mean?

I'm 6weeks pregnant and everytime I get up I feel cramps and pressure wat could this mean?

Adaptation: Cramps and pressure at 6 weeks of gestation can be unspecific symptoms of pregnancy in the sense that a woman's body is adapting to pregnancy. At any rate, a prenatal care appointment should have been scheduled at the time of a positive pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a minstrel for only 2 days. I am trying to get pregnant. I have been cramping for a day. Dose this mean I am pregnant?

Is it normal to have a minstrel for only 2 days. I am trying to get pregnant. I have been cramping for a day. Dose this mean I am pregnant?

Pregnancy: Yes you could just be having a normal short period or you could be having some bleeding early in pregnancy. The way to find out is to check a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 2 weeks late and have little cramping and headaches but no other signs of pregnancy what could this mean?

Hi I'm 2 weeks late and have little cramping and headaches but no other signs of pregnancy what could this mean?

Irregular periods: There are lots of reasons a persons period can be late. If there is a chance you could be pregnant then you should repeat a home pregnancy test. If it is negative then waiting a few weeks to see if it returns is reasonable. If it does not then it is time to visit your friendly obgyn doctor to discuss irregular periods. ...Read more

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What to do if I had intercourse yesterday and tonight I feel a little menstural cramps could this mean I'm pregnant?

What to do if I had intercourse yesterday and tonight I feel a little menstural cramps could this mean I'm pregnant?

Probably not: Its true there is a possibility that you were impregnated yesterday but this would be way to early to notice any physical or physiological change ...Read more

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Been trying for 3 months for a baby, but at 5-7 DPO I had pink stuff on my toilet paper with cramps! Is this mean I'm finally pregnant? Or what?

Been trying for 3 months for a baby, but at 5-7 DPO I had pink stuff on my toilet paper with cramps! Is this mean I'm finally pregnant? Or what?

Pregnancy test: The only way to know is to get a pregnancy test one week after a missed period. Pink stuff on toilet paper is like reading tea leaves at the bottom of your cup and wondering if you're going to be wealthy someday. I wish! ...Read more

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I have mild cramping and backache. Could this mean I'm pregnant?

I have mild cramping and backache. Could this mean I'm pregnant?

Take a test: Take a home pregnancy test to confirm. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and easy to perform. If you don't have access to one, see your doctor and get it done in the office. ...Read more

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Am pregnant with very mild cramps that come and go what does this mean? Anyone?

Am pregnant with very mild cramps that come and go what does this mean? Anyone?

Please call your: Ob it depends how far you are along and if you have had normal scans may or may not be significant please let your OB decide. ...Read more

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What does chronic cramping during the 28th week of pregnancy mean?

What does chronic cramping during the 28th week of pregnancy mean?

Needs exam: Cramping and irregular contractions are common in the third trimester but before you assume it is normal you need to be seen by your doctor to assess your risk for preterm labor. The doctor may do a cervical exam, a sonographic cervical length and/or a vaginal test called a fetal fibronectin. ...Read more

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Took 3 pregnancy test and came out positive but getting cramps what can this mean?

Took 3 pregnancy test and came out positive but getting cramps what can this mean?

Probably normal: It is common to have cramps early in a pregnancy. If the pain is severe, then see your doctor sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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What if you feel weird and having cramps here and there. Does that mean your pregnant? Because I had unprotected sex

What if you feel weird and having cramps here and there. Does that mean your pregnant? Because I had unprotected sex

Maybe, maybe not: A woman worried about pregnancy can do a urine pregnancy test after missing a period, or 3 weeks after having sex. If there are any concerns, an ob-gyn doctor can help. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a woman to have really strong bad cramps that feel like your gonna give birth and your not even pregnant what does this mean?

Is it normal for a woman to have really strong bad cramps that feel like your gonna give birth and your not even pregnant what does this mean?

I could be: I presume you are referring to menstrual cramps. Yes, some women have very bad monthly menstrual cramps. These cramps may occur on their own or be due to things like fibroids. You should make an appointment with your GYN and discuss/review your GYN history and what your options are for managing your bad cramps (called dysmenorrhea). ...Read more

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I threw up today out of no where and been having period like cramps. Can this mean I'm pregnant?

I threw up today out of no where and been having period like cramps. Can this mean I'm pregnant?

I would check at: Least 2 pregnancy tests, 1 week apart, to make sure you are not pregnant. At least until you have your regular periods. And if you are not pregnant, please make sure to protect yourself every time you have sexual intercourse from now on. Thank you for trusting HealthTap. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex about two weeks ago and I am now having chunky white discharge and slight cramps, could this mean I'm pregnant?

I had unprotected sex about two weeks ago and I am now having chunky white discharge and slight cramps, could this mean I'm pregnant?

Maybe (not). . .: Chunky white discharge isn't typical sign of pregnancy, but rather yeast infection. After 72hrs, it's usually too late for emergency contraception but too early for home pregnancy test until you're late. So you'll need to wait it out for next 2wks. Or check w/Family Doc or GYN re possible yeast infection (or try OTC options). Perhaps cramps are due to urinary tract infection? See your doc! ...Read more

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Cramping on right side mid cycle mean pregnancy?

Cramping on right side mid cycle mean pregnancy?

Not necessarily.: Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Its been a week that I had sex and im cramping now, could that mean im pregnant?

Its been a week that I had sex and im cramping now, could that mean im pregnant?

You shouldn't have: Sx's yet if it was a week ago. However, that doesn't mean you aren't pregnant. Take a home pregnancy test if you miss your period. ...Read more