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cpreston
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Hi I Recently Had Sex About A Week After I Finished My Last Period And Have Since Been Getting Headaches, A Little Bit Of Backache, Discharge, Feeling Tired, Period Like Pains But My Period Is Not Due 4 Another 2 Weeks, And I Also Have Small White Spots/Bumps Around My Nipple On The Areola. Is It Likely That I Could Be Pregnant And If So When Would I Be Able To Take A Test???
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Did you use condoms or some other form of birth control (diapragm, birth control pill, patch, ring, shot), or did you have unprotected sex? We really can't help assess your pregnancy risks without knowing that first.

That being said, you can take a test 10-14 days after your risk, or as soon as you miss your period, whichever is sooner.

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had unprotected sex. so is it likely that i would be pregnant? and are those signs that i could be pregnant?so i think it was the 28th of january that i had sex is it 2 early 2 take a test ??
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If it was the 28th of January, then it's still too early to take a test and have it be accurate.

The signs and symptoms you're describing could be signs and symptoms of a lot of things other than pregnancy; many women don't even know they're pregnant during the first few months of pregnancy.

All you can do right now is wait until enough time has passed to take a test. Unprotected sex also puts you at risk for STIs; can we help you find resources for testing?

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when would i be able 2 take a test then?? what about the white spots/ bumbps on the areola? :S no i dont need any help with things to do with STI's thanks as i have been with my current partner for over 3 years and have never caught anything from him yet thanks anyway.
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so when could i take a test?
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A pregnancy test is accurate either at least 10-14 days after your risk or on the first day of a missed period.

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what is 10-14 days after your risk? :S
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Sorry we missed your last questions there, cpreston.

You can take a pregnancy test 10-14 days after unprotected sex or the first day of a missed period, whichever comes first.

The bumps on your areola are likely nothing to worry about- we have glands on our areolas and that's likely what you're seeing.

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ok so if i had unprotected sex on 28th january am i able 2 take a test yet then? and is it likely to be an accurate result.. i have never seen these bumps before and heard that you can get these when you are pregnant..
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Yep. You can take a pregnancy test now and it should be accurate.

[ 02-10-2008, 06:17 PM: Message edited by: cool87 ]

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Well, it has been more than 10 days since January 28th, so it's fairly easy to figure out that yes, you can take a test now, and it will be accurate as long as you take it as directed.

If you did become pregnant, conception can take 7 days to occur, so you'd literally be in your first week of pregnancy- there's no way you'd have symptoms yet. Those glands are likely standing out for some other reason- irritation perhaps, hormone fluctuations, even changes from puberty. It's hard to say, but it's not due to pregnancy at this point in time.

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It's also possible that you've always had those but just started to notice your breasts more now that you've had a pregnancy risk and thought that pregnancy could cause bumps like that, even if that's not the case.

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it is possible to have symptoms that early some women have them a few days after having sex. every woman is different
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No, not really- some people are simply hyper-aware of their bodies when they're worried or expecting pregnancy to occur, and most of those sorts of stories are anecdotal and not supported by evidence. The levels of hormones in your body are not high enough at one week to cause any symptoms or side effects.

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To be clear as well, conception and pregnancy don't happen instantly. It takes several days to a week for a pregnancy to even complete. So having symptoms a couple of days after sex would mean that the symptoms were probably showing up BEFORE one was even actually pregnant at all.

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Well I Was Getting Headaches, Discharge, Feeling Tired,& Period Like Pains A Few Days After I Had Unprotected Sex And Have Had Them For 2 Weeks Now And In The Last Few Days Have Started Getting The Small Spot/Bumps On My Areola And Have Also Been Feeling Sick Like Morning Sickness And The Smell Of Cigarette Smoke Has Also Been Making Me Feel Sick In The Last Few Days..
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It could just be that you are worrying yourself into noticing all these things that are usually there. And cigarrette smoke makes many peopel feel sick, myself included, and I certainly am not pregnant.

Since it has been long enough, have you taken a pregnancy test yet?

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Yer But Cigarette Smoke Does Not Usually Make Me Feel Sick As I Myself Do Smoke.. No I Have Not Taken A Test Yet As I Thought You Had 2 Wait Until Your Period Was Due Or 4 Days Before And My Period Doesnt Usually Start Until About The 24th/25th Sometimes A Bit Before And Sometimes A Bit After..
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Pregnancy tests are accurate 14 days after the risk, or the first day your period is missed, whichever comes first. While it hasn't been quite 14 days since, you could still take one, as it can be accurate even 10 days after the risk. If you do take one now, it wouldn;t be a bad idea to take another one in a few days, just to verify the results.

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Ok Thankyou For Your Help
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