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ladies, what do you think?

On December the 9th 2007, i had my period and it ended on the 14th of decenber. That same day, my boyfriend tried putting his member into me for not even 30 seconds because we didn't have a condom and i wasn't on the pill. On january 9th 2008 i got my period and that ended on the 13th. It was right ontime. It is now the 20th, and there has been no sexual contact with my boyfriend. For a few days now, i've been feeling lower back pain. Is it possible that i could be pregnant? or highly impossible.

Sun. Jan 20, 6:20pm

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Forgot to mention..

That I am active in basketball and i am sick with a fever.

Sunday, January 20, 2008, 6:25 PM

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it always amazes me the amount of women who don't understand a menstrual cycle.

It is highly unlikley you're pregnant. Your lower back pain is probably cramping- the menstrual kind.

On an "ideal" cycle, you ovulate around day 14- but with can vary from woman to woman. The egg is dead within 48hrs. Sperm usually can survive for 4 days at most in a woman.

So besides the fact that you had a period already, (which would tend to imply there's no uterine lining for a child to be surviving in) you had sex on day 5 of your cycle. IF you ovulated on day 9, which is absurdly early, and his sperm lived 4 days, which is pretty unlikely, you *Might* have a chance of being pregnant.

But it's very much one of those, all the planets would have had to be in alignement for you to get preggo, because everything points to No.

I can't take hormonal bc, and I hate condoms, so I know my schedule inside and out, and use that to prevent pregnancy the same way many women use it to get prego. Either I'm unfertile, or it's worked for 8 years without a problem. (And nothing suggests fertility problems). You can also if you want take Myrrh around the time you ovulate as it's supposed to hinder an egg attaching to the uterine wall. (Though to many strict anti-abortionists, the fact that you are hindering a fertilised eggs chance to survive, this is still murder.)


Sunday, January 20, 2008, 6:37 PM

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What do I think?

I think you read too many trashy romances if you're using words like "member".

Sunday, January 20, 2008, 6:54 PM

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i would appreciate it if people would give advice alone instead of negative comments.

Sunday, January 20, 2008, 7:32 PM

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I don't think you are pregnant, but do a test if you're curious. Many, many women bleed when pregnant, however, it isn't usually exactly like a normal period.

Sunday, January 20, 2008, 8:17 PM

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It could be cramping from ovulation...

If your last period was 1/9/08 then this is day 12 - you could just have some cramping from ovulation itself. I don't think you're pregnant.

Sunday, January 20, 2008, 8:37 PM

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I'm the 6:37 who obviously wasn't paying enough attention. Evertyhing I said about cycle is right, but 8:37 has a fanstastic point. Many women do cramp a little when they ovulate. I usually do. It's a great indicator of when you're fertile.

But no, you're probably not prego.

Sunday, January 20, 2008, 8:53 PM

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Hey hon I would go ahead and get a pregnancy test, get the one that has 2 in a box-- this way you can take one now and take another one if your period's due again and it actually doesn't come. It doesn't sound to me like you're pregnant from what you've shared!
The other thing I wanted to say is that lower back pain is not generally the biggest symptom of pregnancy. Super bad breast tenderness, unusual uterine cramping (like menstrual cramps on steroids), and sometimes, nausea, are better indicators. Good thing you're aware of your cycle and your body, and I'm sure you don't need me to say, get on some kind of birth control so you guys don't have to go through this stress again! It's really the worst!
Good luck, let us know! :)

Sunday, January 20, 2008, 10:35 PM

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You had your period so why would you think you are pregnant? Especially since there's been no sexual contact since your period ended. No you are not pregnant. The back pain is probably from some mild muscle strain or just some sort of twist or a more likely thought, you are ovulating, which sometimes can manifest as back pain. You need to have sex to get pregnant.

To the 6:37 poster, not every woman ovulates smack in the middle of her cycle. Thats a myth and a stupid standard most doc go by. If you are really in tune with your body you can feel when you ovulate. I sometimes ovulate in the middle of my cycle but there are lots of months that I ovulate the week after my period. In fact I am pregnant with my 2nd child and I know the exact 3 day period I got pregnant and it was 6 days after my period. Of course the doc didn't believe me until they realized I was 3 weeks further along in my pregnancy then they thought. So, so much for the middle of the cycle ovulating theory.

Sunday, January 20, 2008, 10:46 PM

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Why on earth are there people telling her to get a pregnancy test? She specifically said she hasn't had sex since her last period and unless its the 2nd coming would be impossible for her to be pregnant. More likely you are feeling yourself ovulate. I always know exactly when I ovulate cause I can feel in my back and sometimes serve cramping. I can even feel when the egg releases, crazy I know but true, sometimes its only one side but then there are months that I can feel it on both. And to the 6:37 poster not everyone ovulates in the middle of their cycle. I know for a fact that I don't.

Sunday, January 20, 2008, 10:51 PM

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Are you the same overly-graphic teenager who comes looking for attention on here for an out-there "pregnancy scare" every now and then? Last time you went into gory detail about fingering. On the tiny chance that you're not the same person, I think you two should stop having sex, form your own group for the Sexually Clueless, and read a basic book or two about reproduction.

Sunday, January 20, 2008, 10:59 PM

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OP, I think some of the above posters have given you the advice you need to work out the problem, but I just wanted to say something anyway: I am so sorry that you posted something personal looking for support and advice, and you got all those nasty comments. I think that happens too frequently on PT, and it shouldnt because even though this is primarily a health and weightloss site, the idea is that we feel comfortable sharing our concerns with each other. Don't let the meanies discourage you from reaching out, there are still alot of us here who are ready to lend a hand:) as long as posts arent offensive, I think we all should feel comfortable asking for help when we need it.

Sunday, January 20, 2008, 11:45 PM

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It is possible you are pregnant.. I know of some woman in my job that had there (periods) and still were pregnant...or perhaps you were preg and miscarried...best bet go buy a test it is that simple...Above that stop having sex and just take care of yourself...learn and educate yourself regarding sex, motherhood, and the responsibilities of what comes w/ having sex. Some above comments scare me they sound almost medical...THEY ARE NOT! Best bet seek professional guidance it goes along w/ many women who think you can not conceive while nursing also NOT TRUE you can get preg. while nursing...Ok Op good luck! Please let us no the results of your test..b/c that is the only way you will know.

Monday, January 21, 2008, 12:02 AM

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12:02 you can not have a normal 5 day period and actually be pregnant. There is a reason we get our periods, to clean out our uterus and shed the egg and other stuff that didn't get implanted, etc, etc. You can have what seems to be a very odd period and be pregnant though. A perfect example is a very spotty day of blood and maybe another day but even less spotty, this is in fact implantation, which some women mistake for a "weird short period". Some women get this some don't. I got this both times I got pregnant. The OP had a normal 5 day period right on schedule and had no INTERCOURSE after that. There is no reason to buy a pregnancy test. Her back pain is probably due to ovulating or some sort of sprain due to her activities.

Monday, January 21, 2008, 12:58 AM

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10:46- if you didn't notice, I put "ideal" cycle ovulation is day 14, but it *will vary from woman to woman*. It can't be all myth because I always ovulate between day 13 & 15. When you say "6 days after" are you saying after it ended, or on day 6?

I wouldn't waste my money on a pregnancy test unless I was late for a period. Op's not late, so why waste the money now?

OP, learn about your reproductive cycle and health. Then you won't have to panic or ask this kind of question.

Monday, January 21, 2008, 2:18 AM

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I have been charting my fertility for 5 years now, check out Taking Charge of your Fertility. I got pregnant 2x now by using only this method and I've avoided pregnancy by using only this method. I know for a fact that I ovulate 6-9 days after my period has ended. If you are in tune with your body you can always tell what the signs are when you ovulate.

OP you need to learn a bit about your reproduction. I would check out this book and try it for a few months.

Monday, January 21, 2008, 6:50 AM

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Pregnant with a period

Get a pregnancy test, I was pregnant for 2 months and was having a normal menstrual cycle. Right on time. Then I got flu like symptoms and went to the doctor. He told me I was prgnant but my uterus was tilted in such a way the embryo wasn't getting any oxygen and, my body was behaving as if I had miscarried but I needed a D&C and some surgery to place my uterus in the correct position. Anyway. Get a test. Good luck.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 4:48 PM

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i work at an infertility clinic--there is absolutely NO way you can get pregnant on cycle day 5 with normal periods other times. Women typically ovulate on cycle day 14. don't sweat it, but next time use protection and if he isn't going to do it, then you do!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 4:53 PM

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not to mention, he didn't ejaculate into you...no sperm then.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 4:55 PM

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Miss "I work at a fertility clinic" how sad that you really believe that every woman typically ovulates on or around day 14. That is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. I have been charting my ovulation for 5 years now, and I can tell you that either me and tons of other woman in the world who ovulates way early or we're just all freaks. I ovulate 6 days after my period, sometimes 8, and both times I have been pregnant the doctors didn't believe this and insisted I was not as far along as I thought, well surprise, surprise to them, I was right and the ultrasounds proved it. I also know dozens of women who track and don't ovulate smack in the middle of there cycle. So to say there is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY you can get pregnant on day 5 after your period is so totally wrong. I doubt you actually work in a fertility clinic.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 7:09 PM

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PP, please understand day 1 of your cycle is the first day you get your period. IF you are ovulating 6 days after a 5 day period, then that is day 11- early, but not absurdly so. 8 Days after the start of a 4 day period would be day 12, still early, but not absurdly.

Your "day 5 after my period" sounds like you mean once your period is over. That is totally different than what most of us are talking about, and I can't understand how someone who's been charting, wouldn't understand that day is the first day of your period.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 7:12 PM

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7:09

4:53 is right about cycle days. you count from day one of your period.

you aren't counting your days right, maybe that's why you have infertility issues.

Thursday, January 24, 2008, 11:31 AM

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she didn't say "5 days after your period" she said cycle day 5...big difference!


Thursday, January 24, 2008, 11:32 AM

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5 days 10 days

How long does semen survive in the body? Take that into account. Not all women are the same. Anyway, OP the post was while back. Have you had a test? What is the outcome?

Thursday, January 24, 2008, 11:35 AM

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