Posted by: Mieke | 2006/04/05

Can I be pregnant?

My last menstration was almost 3 weeks ago. About 3 days after my ovulation, I had terrible cramp in my left ovary and have spent the last 3 days being really nauseous. My legs are also cramping and my breasts are slightly tender. I am off almost all foods as the thought just makes me feel even more nauseous. Is there any chance i could be pregnant so soon... Would i be feeling the symptoms so soon after my last period. Should i wait until i have missed a period before testing, or would it show up now?

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Dear Miekie

The possibility of a pregnancy should always be considered and the bleeding could well have been an implantation bleed and not a period. I would suggest that you do a home pregnancy test as soon as possible and should this be inconclusive I would suggest a blood pregnancy test be done.

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