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someone44
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i have been reading some articles on the internet and they say u could be pregnant if you are going to the toliet alot, eating more than usual, a little weight gain, and mood swings, and having a few headaches. it has only been a week and i am just wondering could i be pregnant?
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atm1
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A week since what?

If you have had a pregnancy risk, the best thing to do is test. All of those symptoms could easily be from other things, so unless you've had a recent risk and/or a positive pregnancy test, you shouldn't be concerned.

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I have been raped in august multiple times by the same guy... I took a pregnancy test and it came out negative but now its october and I'm getting sever migraines, backaches, and bad food cravings... my best friend said that her aunt, when she was pregnant took 6 tests and they all came out negative but didn't know anything until four months alter when she had an ultrasound... I'm scared!!! Please tell me that I'm not pregnant, or that there is a chance that I'm not, Please!!!
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Night Owl, how long after your rape did you take the pregnancy test? Have you been having periods since then?

If you took the test more than ten days after the last risk, then you can trust the test results. Also, if you've been having a regular period since then, you can also be sure that you are not pregnant.

Pregnancy tests are very accurate if used correctly, and the chances of 6 of them in a row giving a wrong reading is incredibly slim.

Have you been tested for STIs in the meantime? If you haven't, I suggest that you make an appointment to get that done. If you're still worried about pregnancy, you can also ask for a pregnancy test while you're at your doctor's office.

Would you like any help at all from us in dealing with your rape?

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night owl
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quote:
Originally posted by September:
Night Owl, how long after your rape did you take the pregnancy test? Have you been having periods since then?

If you took the test more than ten days after the last risk, then you can trust the test results. Also, if you've been having a regular period since then, you can also be sure that you are not pregnant.

Pregnancy tests are very accurate if used correctly, and the chances of 6 of them in a row giving a wrong reading is incredibly slim.

Have you been tested for STIs in the meantime? If you haven't, I suggest that you make an appointment to get that done. If you're still worried about pregnancy, you can also ask for a pregnancy test while you're at your doctor's office.

Would you like any help at all from us in dealing with your rape?

sorry about the repost... still trying to figure this site out... I had the test done about a month after the rapes, I haven't ahd a period since the tests and I don't know wbat STI's are... but I have been checked for stds if that's what you meant. thank you joey.

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Hi night owl,

You may just not be having a period due to the stress, but I'd encourage you to get in to see a doctor anyways to get a blood pregnancy test and STI testing as well. You said you've been tested for them (yes, they are the same as STDs), but have you had them done a month after the rape? Often they take that long to show up.

Have you thought about checking out a local rape crisis center or exploring other counseling options since your rape? Would you like help doing that?

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Also, night owl: if you could please start a new topic next time rather than replying to other people's threads. That keeps it neater and makes it easier for us to keep track of your questions. You can do this by clicking on New Topic which is located on the upper right area of the page. Thanks!)

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