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RooRoo
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I had unprotected sex during the third week of December. I got my period in January (on the 3rd), but it was shorter than usual and felt different (I know that's not very descriptive, but it's been a while now). I figured I was in the clear, and again had some unprotected activity the third week of January. A few days later, I had a thick white vaginal discharge that did not smell or itch. I got my period again on the 29th of January; this seemed a bit early, but I'm not good about keeping track. This period, again, seemed shorter than usual. According to online ovulation calculators, which admittedly may or may not be accurate, both unprotected events occurred when I would have been ovulating.

I took a (home) pregnancy test at this time, and it came back negative.

Throughout February I was being fairly moody - I was uncontrollably emotional. In addition, I started to get headaches fairly frequently. The last week of February, I started to feel nauseated and completely run down. All I wanted to do was to sleep. My roommate jokingly suggested that I sounded pregnant. I decided to take another (home) pregnancy test just to be sure, but then I got my period again on March 2. (This is 32 days after the previous period, which was only 26 days after the period before that. Again, until this spout of unprotected sex, I had not been keeping track of my periods, so can't compare to the past.)

I was leaving town, but was determined to take another pregnancy test before doing so. This also came up negative. However, my period had not quite ended, so I'm not sure if that would make a difference.

Currently, my nausea has mostly subsided, but I'm still exhausted with an achey head, and I'm having trouble with lower back pain. In January I weighed in at roughly 108 pounds (I'm 5'3"), so I'm pretty skinny. I don't have a scale to reweigh my self, but my lower abdomen (just above my pubic hair line) looks like its poking out a little more than it used it (it used to be flat, now it's rounded) and is quite hard to the touch.

Right now would really not be an ideal time for me to be pregnant. The rational side of me keeps arguing that periods and negative pregnancy tests mean I'm not pregnant, but the emotional wreck side of me can't help but wonder.

I have a doctor's appointment in one week, but I was wondering if anyone had thoughts?

(Also, I'm on a low dose of a medication called Cabergoline to treat a prolactin excreting tumor on my pituitary. We discovered the tumor four years ago because my periods had stopped. They restarted when I got put on the Cabergoline. I can't help but wonder if this could cause periods during pregnancy.)

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Alice
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Thing is, you can't get your period and be pregnant at the same time. With this many periods and negative tests, it is very safe to say that you are absolutely not pregnant.

Definitely talk to your doctor about the possible side effects of your medication, though. We are not doctors and cannot answer that for you, that's definitely something to ask them about.

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RooRoo
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My sister had bleeding during her first trimester of pregnancy. I know it's not a real "period" but bleeding can occur. This is why I noted that they seemed different from my regular periods.
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Alice
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Yes, some women do have some bleeding when they're pregnant (though it's very rare). But, pregnancy tests are extremely accurate and you've already taken a couple of those. So safe to say that you're not pregnant.

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