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KandyIce0789
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I've been noticing a lot of changes lately. Me and my boyfriend have had sex and well i think I might be pregnant. we did use a condom but since last week Ive been really tired sleeping every chance I get even though I havent done anything to be tired but go to school. Ive been having mood swings and Ive been having cramps but my period hasnt come for over about a week.The cramps arent bad but Im beginning to worry because my period hasnt come but Ive been having cramps and all these other signs of pregnancy. My friends are telling me I should tellmy boyfriend and get a test but I dont know if its even necessary to be worried about it if its really not anything to worry about. help i dont know what to do!
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dailicious
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Really, it's pretty unreliable to go by "signs" in trying to tell if you're pregnant or not, as most of these signs are also the symptoms of a number of ailments. Tirdeness, for exmaple, could be easily related to stress or a virus (like a cold), and cramps can be related to pre-menstrual symptoms, indigestion, or gas.

If it has been 10-14 days since your risk, and your period is late, go ahead and take a pregnancy test, that's the only reliable way to know if you are pregnant or not, and it's not very expensive for the peace of mind you'll have if you're not pregnant. If the test does come up negative, and your period still doesn't show, you can test again in one week to double check.

Also, just keep in mind that as long as the condom did not break, and you used a condom correctly for ANY genital contact, there wasn't even a real pregnancy risk in the first place.

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KandyIce0789
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Ok thanks a lot!
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