Early Pregnancy Symptoms

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Below is a list of symptoms that might help you know you’re pregnant even before you’ve taken the pregnancy test. So here’s what we have.

Delayed or Late Period

This is the most common pregnancy symptom, and not only in the movies, where a woman notices that she missed her period and runs to buy a pregnancy test. There can be other explanations for this, of course, such as excessive weight gain or loss, hormonal problems, tension, ceasing to take the pill or changing to a different pill, and more.

Morning Sickness

Another well-known pregnancy symptom. Many women feel nausea between 2-8 weeks of pregnancy. There are some lucky women who hardly experience nausea, but some suffer from it throughout most of their pregnancy. There might be other explanations for your nausea, such as a simple food poisoning, but if it tends to show up in the morning, better buy that pregnancy test.

Swollen or Tender Breasts

Your breasts might feel swollen, sore or tender as 1-2 weeks of pregnancy. Other explanations might be hormonal problems, birth control pills, or even PMS.

Headache and Fatigue

Headache and Fatigue


Headaches are a possible symptom, due to the sudden rise of hormones in your body. However, any woman who suffers from chronic headaches or migraines should probably not count on that symptom.


Extreme tiredness or sleepiness are common symptoms. If you’re pregnant, you might feel more tired than usual as early as the first week after conception. Of course, it also might be that you’re just tired or caught the flu.

Implantation Bleeding

One of the earliest pregnancy symptoms can be implantation bleeding. It might happen about 6-12 days after conception, when the embryo implants itself into the uterine wall. Some women will experience light bleeding as well as some cramping. It usually lasts from one to three days; very rarely for five days.  The color of the bleeding usually ranges from pink to brown. In rare cases, it can also be black, but only rarely red. Unlike in menstruation, you’re not supposed to see any clots. However, this is where you should track your cycle, because it might be that you’re experiencing actual menstruation. Changing your pill abrasion from sex and infection might cause spotting as well.


Some experience lower backaches early in pregnancy, and even throughout the whole pregnancy as well. However, many women will feel backaches during or before menstruation. Possible back problems, and physical strain are to be considered as well.

Increased Thirst and Frequent Urination

Increased Thirst and Frequent Urination

Increased Thirst and Frequent Urination

Now this is a symptom that is easy to miss, and although many women experience it around 6-8 weeks after conception, they don’t realize the reason for it. What’s happening is that in early pregnancy your blood volume increases, which can cause frequent urination but can also make one feel thirsty. Of course, it also might be that you drink a lot, or suffer from a urinary tract infection or diabetes, but if you don’t it might be the time to check if you’re pregnant.

Darkening Areolas

In early pregnancy, the skin around your nipples may get darker. During the pregnancy and after you give birth, you may notice additional changes: Darker color can progress throughout the pregnancy, the areola diameter may increase (it differs from one woman to another). Montgomery glands become larger, the skin the areola and nipples gets thicker, the nipple gets bigger and the whole breast may enlarge as well. Your body is preparing itself for breastfeeding the future baby. You can expect the areola to return to its pre-pregnancy size after you quit breastfeeding, but it’s not always so. The color of the areola may lighten but it isn’t likely to become as light as it was before becoming pregnant. The shape of the breast may change as well.

Food Cravings or Aversions

Many women crave for certain foods when they are pregnant. Others don’t. Some won’t eat anything but bread because other food makes them sick, and some lose their appetite for meat. This can last throughout the entire pregnancy. As so many other things in pregnancy, this is strictly individual. Then again, it might be that you’re craving for a certain dish just because your body lacks a certain nutrient, or you just stressed.


Like other symptoms in early pregnancy, bloating is caused by hormonal changes. As your progesterone and estrogen levels rise, the lining of your uterus thickens, making you feel more bloated. Hormonal changes can also cause your digestive system to slow down, which can cause bloating as well. It may be hard to tell the difference between premenstrual bloating and pregnancy bloating, for early pregnancy symptoms and PMS symptoms are often similar. However, pregnancy symptoms are often more exaggerated.

Constipation or Diarrhea

Constipation or Diarrhea

Constipation or Diarrhea

In the previous paragraph we mentioned that hormonal changes in early pregnancy can cause your digestive system to slow down. In addition to bloating, this can cause constipation. Taking iron, which is often prescribed to pregnant women, can add to the problem. Try adding more fiber to your diet and drink more fluids. Hormones sometimes affect women differently though. While most women will have issues with constipation during early pregnancy, some will have diarrhea instead. As already said – each woman has her reaction.

Vaginal Discharge

Typically, around ovulation women will have an increase in cervical mucus. After ovulation cervical mucus dries up and generally stays dry through the remainder of her cycle. In pregnancy, estrogen levels increase which may cause a woman to secrete more cervical fluid, usually described as creamy, lotion like, or yellowish. However, bear in mind that normal estrogen changes can also cause vaginal discharge.

Mood Swings

Women are famous for their PMS mood swings. The bad news are, that during early pregnancy, some women experience similar symptoms. It’s more tears than breaking plates, though, so warn your husband to get the tissue-box ready!

Other possible symptoms of early pregnancy may be heightened sense of smell (possibly due to the increase in estrogen levels) and cramping, though it can easily be mistaken for PMS or menstrual cramps. You might notice it as your embryo implants into your uterus.

Remember, none of the symptoms (except maybe nausea) is 100% reliable. Many of them, such as breast tenderness, backaches and cramping, are common PMS symptoms. A blood test will always give you the answer, and most of the home pregnancy tests are reliable as well, though the tests’ sensitivity level varies.

  • Angie

    Hello, my Is Angelica.
    I had sex one week before my period. And now I am a week late. I took a pregnancy test but came back negative. I have sore tender breast, fatigue, just started getting nauseated, I have the urge to urinate more often then before, and I sometimes get headaches here and there. Could I be pregnant??

  • Danielle

    Hi girls, this is a first for me and I’m in real need of some advice. Basically I’m 10 days late for my period. I’m rarely ever late, and if I am it’s motmally a day or two. On the 27th is when I had intercourse and the date now is the 12th. I’m so panicked, I took a test about 2 days ago and it was negative I know it’s early stages but I really don’t know I just need someone to help me.

    Danielle x

  • Pluviophillic

    Hi I’m Jane. I’ve been wondering what’s happening to me. Because there is a cystic ovary forming on my left ovary when I was 14. And I have irregular periods. Last time I had sex with my boyfriend with protected sex. And made sure the condom wasn’t broken. And now, 40 days since my last mestruation, still no sign of period. I’m too worried that I took pregnancy tests everyday and it says negative. Pls I need help.I ‘m overthinking because I’m not ready to be a mother

  • Sadie

    Hello everyone. Just wanted to see if I can get some advice here. My period is now 12 days late, the day before AF was due I noticed I was spotting. I’ve had nausea, fatigue, and the urge to urinate more. Name a symptom and I’ve had all except for the one where women claim that their breasts are sore. I took a test when my period was 10 days late but the results were negative. Now I am get a white discharge, could I be pregnant?

  • Sam

    Hi im 37 and i had my tubes clamped 10 yrs ago i had my period over a week ago and now my boobs are sore and i have milky white discharge mild cramping and bloating and feeling abit off i just needed to vent amd see if anyone else has had the same . Any advice would be great thanx heaps in advance 😊

  • Sam

    Hi im new on here and would really appreciate some advice im 36 and have had my tubes clamped for 10 year’s and i had my period over a week ago and now my breasts are sore, milky white discharge and cramps every now and then i feel abit off like flue symptoms and just needed to tell someone to see if they have had thr the same problem. Plz help and thank you in advance 😊

  • Laura Robinson

    I would like to know this too as my period is late and I have PCOS but period is always on time normally

  • jezebel1080

    I am having the same issue.

  • jezebel1080

    Take a test again next week.

  • Beth

    Hi, I am 7 days late on my period and I have very light brown spotting the other day, my stomach feels so bloated and looks a little swollen, I’ve been having light cramping as well. I took a pregnancy test my 4th day late and it was negative… Could I be pregnant?

  • Amelia Matty

    Hi, I’m 4 days late with my period. I have a baby, but I never noticed any signs when I was early pregnant with her, just missed period. I had unprotected sex about 2 weeks ago and I’m having cramping and increased discharge. Could I be pregnant again?. What are the chances of getting pregnant again 7 days the after my baby was born?.

  • Jennifer Bailey

    I am 9 days late. I have been on time every month for the last 2 years. I do have PCOS but, haven’t been irregular. I have tested everyday and have received negative results… Could I be pregnant and still just not have enough HCG in my system?

  • Charo

    Hello I am 2 days late and I took a pregnancy test this morning and got negative but I have sore breast, lower back pain and clear discharge when I wipe.. I had sex 2 days before ovulation could I be pregnant?? When should I test again??

  • Erin loe

    Hi everyone. So I’m a little worried about my situation. The first day of my last period was on 11/29/2017 and I cannot detect whether I missed my period due to the fact that it’s irregular. I did have pinkish and brownish spotting and discharge starting January 9th to today. I’ve had an increase in thirst for water due to a weird taste in my mouth and also had a headache along with diarrhea today. I took a pregnancy test same day I showed discharge (literally same time I realized the spotting) but it turned out negative. I’m kind of freaking out considering I am on birth control (IUD). Is this something I should worry about? Or can the birth control cause this?

  • Erin loe

    Hi everyone. So I’m a little worried about my situation. The first day of my last period was on 11/29/2017 and I cannot detect whether I missed my period due to the fact that it’s irregular. I did have pinkish and brownish spotting and discharge 2-3 times starting January 9th to today. I also had diarrhea and a bad headache today and have realized a little increase in thirst for water due to a weird taste in my mouth. I took a pregnancy test the same day I experienced the pinkish spotting which I thought was the start of my period which I assumed explained the result being negative. But I’m kind of freaking out because I am currently in Korea and also in birth control (IUD). Should I be worried? Or is it a possibility that the birth control can cause this to happen?

  • Alicia

    Hi! So I’m normally irregular due to my pcos. My last Period was November 28th, 2017 and lasted 8 days which would land on the 5th of December. Did not have one in December, now its January 11th, 2018. On the 6th I noticed some pinkish spotting and discharge. Not alot very light. Happened till yesterday and it stopped. Well I get up today its red not clotty not dark not bright still light but a little heavier, not by much. My question is what could be going on because my periods normally happen towards the end of the month , also my periods never look like this.

  • Not all pregnancies are alike. There is more than one possible reason for spotting. This could mean your ovulation time is near, or a minor abrasion resulting from intercourse. Still, taking a test is a good idea.

  • You tested too early. Repeat the test if still no period – you could be pregnant.

  • Hello. I’m sorry for your loss. Pregnancy sounds possible, and if still no period, it’s a good idea to repeat the test. Holding fingers crossed for you.

  • Hi. You didn’t mention whether you had unprotected intercourse after your previous period, but if you had, you could be.

  • Hi. I’s visit your caregiver, for your peace of mind.

  • Hello. There can be several options. Either that was implantation bleeding (if the bleeding was much lighter and shorter than usual), a very early miscarriage, or the tests results were unreliable, which happens rarely, but happens. Please visit your caregiver.

  • Shawna Walsh

    Take a test let me know, I’m currently week late , sick, panties are wet with clear discharge. My tests are negitive.. I also had tubes done.

  • Aqsa Raza

    Same here

  • Sarang Hae M. Bærentsen

    Hi I’m 5 days delayed i had use pt is positive but in 6 days I got a period and I don’t understand of my tummy it’s hurting like I don’t understand I never feel like this if I got my period….

  • Samantha D Douglas

    19 days it a lot, you should really go and see your gp

  • Samantha D Douglas

    Im just 2 days late though spotted on the 1st jan, very rarely have late periods, did a test and is negative, been feeling gassy, bloated and have cramps along with clear discharge, went to the bathroom and felt a little wet so thought yeah its my aunt flo, no its not but a clear discharge.

  • E

    Hi, I’m now 15 days late. LMP 11-20-2017. My tubes are clamped, 3yrs now. Have not taken a test. Extra vaginal discharge, constant urination, bloating, nausea on and off through out the day. Could I be pregnant?

  • Thulie Masondo

    I’m about 19days late on my period and I’m starting to worry. I have never been pregnant nor had a panicky moment but I am now. I have been a lil nausea and have been having diarrhea but no other symptom of pregnancy. Been drinking a lot of alcohol over the last few months but still got my periods as usual. Too scared to take a test, can I be pregnant? Or is it my period is just late?

  • Jaybird86

    I am one day late, which I have always been regular 28 days with my cycles. Moderate cramping, increased appetite, bloating, and above all my nipples are very sensitive. I had a miscarriage back in September at about 8 weeks pregnant. We haven’t used protection since. Took a home pregnancy test a few days ago: it was negative. I feel like my period is about to start but I’m not sure what to think. Any input?

  • Ruth Lopez

    I am 2 days late with my period, took a test and it came out negative. Been having light cramps and a lot of milky discharge, should I wait 1 more week to test again???

  • Danielle

    I don’t really know what to think. My breasts have been sore for awhile now. They all of a sudden decided to grow, I’ve noticed cramping in my stomach that comes and goes and the other day I had to just curl into a ball for it to go away. my last period really wasn’t a period at all actually. Really only lasted a day and was more brown than anything. I’ve been absolutely exhausted all week which is rare for me. I’m due for my next period in about a week, I took a pregnancy test today but it was negative. I really don’t know what to think about the whole situation. Any ideas?

  • Justice Martinez-Ruiz

    I had very light pink spotting the 18th an I took a test this morning but it says negative
    Am I testing to early or?
    An i already had my period 3 weeks ago now

  • Lea

    I had brown discharge/spotting on the 3/12 for 3 days now my one nipple is darker I’ve been really tierd and moody and negative test about a 3 days ago witch was negative I’m really confused

  • Briani Cuevas

    Very curious of what’s going on, I spotted two weeks before my period is suppose to come, it was light brown spotting for two days then stopped an have been cramping since an that was a weeks ago? With my daughter I didn’t have any of this. Any answers please.

  • You could, if you tested too early, when the pregnancy hormone hCG levels were still too low for the home test to detect. But if the cramping is worse than your usual period cramping and doesn’t subside, visit your doctor to rule out miscarriage.

  • Hello. This sounds a bit early for implantation bleeding, but that doesn’t mean a thing – you could definitely get pregnant. Holding fingers crossed for you!

  • Hi. Many couples sue the pull out method for years without conceiving, but it’s not completely foolproof. There can be multiple reasons for spotting, including infection and friction during intercourse. If your period doesn’t start when expected, wait about a week, and take a test.

  • Four days are usually enough, but there is a certain chance, in case your hCG levels were still low on the day you tested.

  • Hi. You can repeat the test now.

  • It does sound like a side effect of the pill, but if you’re still worried, it won’t do any harm if you take a test, just for your peace of mind.

  • Seza

    HI, I’m 38,a week late for my period,have tested twice but negative,iv had alot of cramping and white discharge,last night’s cramping was horrendous but still no period today,was sure I was going to get it,fiance and I use the pull out method and not on contraception,could I still be pregnant?

  • Leah Anius

    Hi, I had some spotting around the 26/11 which I had thought was strange as I only had my period on the 15/11. No period since then and the spotting only lasted around 3 days. Now I have been feelin nauseous and my nipples have started to feel sore since two days ago. I did a pregnancy test last week and it was negative.. very confused, me and my partner are trying for a baby so I can’t help but to get my hopes up. Any ideas? X

  • Mswoo

    I’ve been having some light pink spotting for just a couple of hours on day 18 of my cycle. I feel bloated and breast enlarged, headache, tired. My cycle is every 28 days. We had sex during the fertile window and day of ovulation.

  • Kayla

    Hi, right after my period end of November my boyfriend and I have had sex almost every night unprotected but he always pulls out. 3 days ago and today I’m having some light spotting in my discharge that is creamy and quite a bit of it coming out. I also started having nausea yesterday morning that caused me to throw up, and again this morning although I haven’t been sick yet. I also have had diarrhea. My last period was irregular so it’s made my cycle change to starting in 5 days instead of starting tomorrow.

  • Stephanie June Steele

    Hi I am 7 days late as of today. Negative test on 4 days late. No AF Symptoms, mild cramping for the past 2 weeks, lots of head aches, super thirsty, and this morning a weird yellowish creamy CM. I am going to test tomorrow 8 days late, and if nothing I am going to go to my doctor. Is there a chance I am prego still?

  • Kate

    Hi, my period is 3 days late. I tested on the first day that i didn’t get my period & the test was negative. Usually 1-2 weeks before i get my period my breast get really sore they didn’t this time. They just got sore this morning. my nipples are darker & they have little bumps around them. when should i test again?

  • alk2

    I’ve been on the pill & never missed a dose for 9 years now. My last “period” began 11/28. I had sex exactly 1 week later (2 days after starting new pill pack). I should also note, he pulled out, and I hadn’t had sex for about 8 months. Now I have sore breasts + shooting pain in my left one. (I usually get sore breasts a few days before the end of my pill pack.)

    I highly doubt it could be pregnancy considering my perfect use of the pill and the fact that’s it’s only one week later. But I’m kind of freaking out. Hoping this is just a normal pill side effect!

  • Hello! Stress is always an option, and a virus could have caused the diarrhea, nausea and cough, but since you had unprotected intercourse, it’s best to take a test, if only a home urine test.

  • Hello. That doesn’t sound like pregnancy this time, but by all means go and test for your peace of mind, and if it’s a no, there’s always next time! If you’re in a hurry, consider using an ovulation kit – that might speed things up!

  • Hi. If you had sex right after your period, chances of pregnancy are slim, but it’s best to test anyway, and visit your doctor to check that itch, to rule out infection.

  • Creamy discharge can indicate either ovulation or pregnancy. If your next period is delayed, it’s best to wait a few more days before testing, just to make sure hCG levels are high enough for the home urine test to detect.

  • You could have tested too early the first time. Holding fingers crossed or you and your boyfriend!

  • So sorry to hear about your loss. Well, pregnancy is possible, but I understand you haven’t tested yet?

  • Hello. A bit more information please! did you have unprotected intercourse? Are you on any form of hormonal birth control?

  • It could be a minor hormonal imbalance. That, unless you’ve had unprotected intercourse after your previous period, in which case there’s a certain chance you conceived.

  • Hello. Yes, you should, and if it’s delayed, test.

  • if you tested before your period and haven’t repeated it, consider doing it now, and good luck1

  • Hi. If you haven’t been on hormonal contraceptives until recently (which could have caused the delay in your period) and have been having unprotected sex, you could be pregnant. In which case no choice but to test. Don’t be afraid!!

  • Eriunna Makalen Johnson

    Hi, my cycle is a week late today, i have been having lower back pain, sore breasts probably swollen but i managed to make myself think otherwise , I’ve been really tired here lately and my discharge is milky white .. i have had heartburn and I’ve been feeling nauseous but i haven’t actually thrown up .. I want to take a test but I’m scared of what the results may be .. any suggestions or advice for me ?

  • Faith Vinson

    So I had sex back in sept. The 7th and the 9th and then towards the end of the month I had my period for three days. Didn’t receive my period in Oct. or Nov. And here it is Dec. I was experiencing fatigue, weight gain, nausea, abdominal cramps, excessive clear secretions, diarrhea, headache’s and food aversions. I tried to drink my favorite drink but it just made my stomach cramp up and so i stopped drinking it. I took a test a week before my period was due last month both tests came out neg. now im a sitting duck hopefully god will bless me the way he sees fit .

  • Cecelia Nash

    I just turned 40. My period is 17 days late. Iam experiencing clear discharge. Cramping abdominal pain, back pain, slight naeusa. Should I wait to see if my period comes on which is due in 8 days?

  • Heather Barrett

    I am getting sick alot, craving pickles and peanut butter together, I have been getting sick, can’t smell hamburgers or look at eggs.. I missed my period for 8 days then started it but only for like 30 minutes a day if that then turned into a white, pink orangish color.. Now I’m having a white milky watery discharge no smell or itching.. What could this be?

  • rochelle

    i had my period for one day now i’m having stomach pains

  • Dd

    I’m late on my af and today I am having a lotion like discharge and a lot of it no bad smell just smells like nut lol sorry but that’s the best way I can describe it and out of no where my right lower back is hurting what can that mean I have been ttc for 4 years after my miscarriage and I’m just so sick of th I king I’m pregnant because I get the symptoms all the time I stay nausea’ s all the time just need some advice as to what this can be first time I ever had this discharge instead of a period

  • Bridgett

    It’s possible. Though in my experience, I have had the Mirena for 5 years then after my first child for 2 years. Both times I had my period in the beginning the first iud, seemed to have a lighter period until I didn’t have one at all and the second just stopped suddenly. The only way I would know if it was “that time of the month” was if I had been super emotional and cramping. My first iud was taken out before I had conceived.

  • Abby

    You need to go to the doctor. You might have an STI and/or you might be pregnant as well. Go to a clinic and get checked out!

  • Abby

    Yes, it’s possible! I have a friend who was conceived 10 years after her dad’s vasectomy! It had grown back, so he has to go back in and have it re-done! Take a test!

  • Carolina Lucinda Garcia

    I just had my period the last week of October , my boyfriend and I have been trying for a while now , but now I’m having these symptoms of sore nipples , watery discharge to where it soaks up my whole panties , brown spotting & mild cramping idk if I’m going to start my period soon or we finally did it , I did take a $1 store test and it said I wasn’t but we took a homemade test where u pee in a cup & poor bleach in it , our results showed that we were …. So idk …

  • Katelynn Smith

    Could I be pregnant?
    My boyfriend and I have been trying to have a kid for almost 5 months now. We have sex almost every day and each time is unprotected and he ejaculates in me.. Well almost a month ago around the time my period was due, I took a pregnancy test and it came out as negative. I waited for 4 days then got my period or was spotting- not exactly sure it was a period because it only lasted 2 days and was a pinkish/brownish color. Now it’s a few days after I ovulated and I have been having stomach pains and been constipated. I also am having a white creamy discharge. I’m going to wait till the time my period is due this month and take another urine test but if it comes out as negative again, I’m going to the doctor for a blood test. Please let me know what you think is going on.

  • FlossyDip

    I forgot to mention aswell I’m taking more trips to the toilet than usual 🙈

  • FlossyDip

    Girls help!! I’m 17 and just lost my virginity last week, unfortunately it wasn’t protected sex and we done it literally just as my period had stopped. We done it 4 times in 2 nights and he pulled out each time, he ejaculated around my vagina then put it back in. It’s been a week now and Iv got a irritating itch down below, bloated tummy and really sore nipples. I’m not sure what to think…

  • Carlee

    Hello, I could use some insight on what may be occuring. I have been on Mirena for just shy of a year now, I got it 6 weeks after having a baby boy (in which was conceived while on the pill). My period has been pretty regular, comes every month and is fairly heavy still, nothing out of the norm from before my last pregnancy. i usually start my period somewhere around the 5-10th of each month and this month i still have yet to have a period. I did however instead of getting a period got my normal cramping around the time i should have started and then a clear odorless discharge. Since then i still have just a small amount of clear discharge and the cramping is still on and off. My husband and I have had unprotected intercourse since my last period, is it possible that i could be pregnant again or is this a common side affect of Mirena?

  • red Murray

    Hi guys.. Im just so confused. My period is almost a week late but i had a regular menstruation cycle before and i have this calendar app to monitor my menstruation
    cycle .. It’s impossible for me to get pregnant because my husband had vasectomy 12years ago. We just got married last year.. Im feeling so tired this past few days , i feel so thirsty, i feel like my body temp is hot so i always go to shower, headaches that makes my tummy feel weird.. and Im having cramps, it feels like im having menstruation.. This past few days i was constipated and today i poop like 3 times. If my husband didnt have vasectomy i would think that im pregnant. But is it possible or is there a chance to be pregnant if he had vasectomy? Im so confused right now. I just need some opinion about this. Thank you

  • Jade B

    Hi ladies! I’m not sure if im having pregnancy symptoms or not but, last month my period came 2 weeks apart… Noting I usually start the very end of the month to the very beginning… But this month i started 10 days late and my period only lasted a little less than 24 hours , the blood was a bright red,but before it started I had really bad cramps my breasts were tender and i was having bad acid reflux…. I’m not sure if I should go ahead and take a pregnancy test or what… I’ve never been pregnant before but my boyfriend and I want a baby ive have symptoms before and my test was negative, I don’t want to get my hopes up just to get hurt …

  • Aleasya Mingming


    For about a week now I’ve been feeling nauseous and coughing and I usually don’t get sick. Then I figured my period is coming and I was right -i think. It only lasted 3 days, came one day late and was mostly light and brown/pink, which was unusual. Now I have had acne, tender breasts, fatigue and even vomiting as well as diarrhea. I feel cramps like I’m on my period and yesterday I went to urgent care. They first asked if I was pregnant and I said not that I know of, so they did not test it. I am only 18 and I did not want to mention that I had unprotected sex twice within the last month and the first time I took my birth control late for 3 days because of work. They said I was negative for strep so I may have a virus. I figured stress may have led to one. What are your opinions?

  • Hi. White discharge is a possible ovulation symptom indeed. Holding fingers crossed for you and your husband!

  • Hi. Have you been on some form of birth control until recently? That could explain the delayed period and some of the symptoms, though not the flu symptoms you described.

  • Hi. Have you been on some form of birth control until recently?

  • Hi/ Yes, it’s possible. Holding fingers crossed for you and your partner!

  • Vane

    Hello ladies, I just want to know what’s going on with my body. I had lmp on Sept 19 for 3 days but then spotted on Oct 2 for 2 days. I don’t know if to count that as my lmp or not. I’m on bc, but I’ve missed a pill a couple of times, not ever having to double up though. So, I haven’t had a period since Sept 19, or Oct 2nd, and I have taken a pregnancy test and was negative. But what I’ve noticed is that I should be starting my period in 3 days, but I have clear, stretchy discharge similar to ovulation. But if I should expect a period, why would I be ovulating, 3 days before? Can it be pregnancy discharge and maybe had a false negative? Aside from that, my breast are tender. Can someone please let me know if any similar experiences and what your results were?

  • Lorissa

    So I need some advice. I don’t know if I’m pregnant but my period is almost a week late and I did a test on Monday and it was negative. I still haven’t had my period but I’m going to retest on sunday. I wanna kno if I am this waiting bothering me so much. I’ve been bloated for like a week. I get naseaus all of a sudden and I’ve been peeing a lot and been very thirsty. Not to be graphic but my discharge isn’t too heavy but it’s whitish like the article is. My nipples haven’t changed colour or anything but my breasts feel really heavy. And I feel like the area around my nipples are more swollen or skins popping out more. Someone if anyone knOws. Please give advice. I don’t wanna find out I’m not pregnant because If I’m not then something will probably be really wrong.

  • Nur Amyrah

    hello i need help , my period was late for 12 days, havent do any pregnancy test, plan to do it tomorrow, my last period is on end of september, and for the last few months my period always been unbalanced sometime earlier or late from the date that was expected to have period. during the 12 days sometime i experience a slight headache , cramp , nausea and stomacache what should i do?

  • Abby

    Yes you were on the pill but it takes time for he birth control to start working. I was on the xulane patch and my doctor told me to still use protection during Intercourse for at least 4 weeks so the birth control would be in my system and for sure working. One week of oral contraceptive is not long enough to stop pregnancy. As far as plan B goes Im not sure. Hope this helps! Best of luck to you! 🙂

  • Hi. Sounds like ovulation. There can be various reasons for a period delay, such as hormonal imbalance or taking hormonal contraceptives. You didn’t mention whether you had unprotected intercourse after your previous period, and if you have, did you take a pregnancy test?

  • Hi. You were on the pill during that intercourse, and took the morning after pill, so I’d say chances are extremely slim. The delay in your period is probably due to the combined effect of the double protection, though even taking plan B alone could have caused a delay.

  • justus03gyrlz

    Hello 🙂 I went to the Dr and they did a urine test, which was negative. They said that since I had bleeding (even though it was very short and much lighter than normal) they suggest waiting until this next month’s period to see if things go back to normal. If I’m late/miss again then come back for a blood test and hormone check. The Dr thinks it could be due to either stress or hormonal imbalance but not due to pregnancy.

    Thanks for asking! 🙂

  • Veteran27Lightwork

    Hello, Blessings to you! How did the blood test go? Good News?

  • Veteran27Lightwork

    Hello, Everyone! I highly doubt that there is any type of pregnancy going on but God works in mysterious ways and anything is possible so I wanted to run this by a couple of females around the world who have children and who have maybe been through even weirder situations. I started on the birth control pill jolessa and I had only been on it for approximately one week and two days before having sexual intercourse unprotected with my partner I did not think anything of it during the ACT but I have not been on birth control for over 4 years.. that night was the first night that he ejaculated inside of me and I did not release the fluids until the next day(i peed nothing came with it) I went to the bathroom after we had sex but it was just urine the next day when I went to the bathroom I could tell that that was all of the semen that was coming out. This sounds a little gross but it’s like he was just sitting in me, immediately that next day I took a Plan B, one would think with being on birth control for a week and then the plan b that there is no possibility of a pregnancy (how fast exactly does conception happen)did a little one begin to be implanted in between those hours? Being a woman is so confusing sometimes. I am 5 days late for my period, threw up about 2 weeks after the intercourse and I’ve had a (head cold or cold)i can’t get rid of since last month after the sex and nausea. I thought I was getting the flu. During my periods and before my period I always stuffed my face and pick up weight and use the bathroom alot I’m already a person who gets fatigued easily …. I guess the only way would be for me to test to find out.. I was not expecting the birth control to stop the period so quickly since I had never had much in my system when I was younger I did the Depo shot and Implanon but that was in my early teenage years my breast sometimes feel heavy certain times throughout the day they look full but I convinced myself that they’re the same size I am not sure what to be looking at I have never had children, never been pregnant or thought I was until now I’m 27 and I don’t know the first thing like I should about searching for pregnancy symptoms especially with all the other things that I have going on with my body what do you guys think the odds are of me being pregnant?

  • Kisha

    When you have sex with your partner, after the sperm is entered, lay on your back and prop your legs up on the couch like if you were going to do a sit-up (I read this before that it could help the sperm travel up more). Research this it may help.
    Also, if you or your partner smoke cigs, try to stop and if you can’t, there are vitamins for men & women to help boost your system to help you conceive.
    Good Luck

  • Kisha

    Yes it’s very possible that you are pregnant. I had 2 miscarriages before finally having my first son. The doc thinks that the hormone in the Depo-Provera shot helped me carry my son. I was receiving the shot every 3 months I believe and I had been receiving it for a little over a year and 3 months after my last miscarriage.
    Good Luck!

  • etana

    Hi. I do trouble with irregular period from teenager age where sometime it will come on time then sometime it will come after ever two months. But I have notice this month it’s extra strange. Around the 18 of Oct I had my period for one and a half day mostly a dark Brown kinda blood then it stop, a day after I got a strange itching then tat stop too. But I notice on the 30 of Oct it came for one day dark blood then Brown and stop but now I’m having sore nipples, sometime breast pain and cramps. Me and my partner been trying to get pregant for some time now. Could it be I’m pregant? *so confused*

  • Melinda Bouillon

    Hi Thank you very much for the reply. I try a ovulation test. I did two HPT this morning and one came back negative and the other one took longer to respond but after five minutes BOTH lines showed very faintly.

  • Princess

    Hello. I have a white discharge, lower back pain mild but its irritating. Then I missed my period for four days. The pain started on the 26th of October and now it’s the 31st of October. My period usually comes between 26-28th. I got a sudden sharp pain that lasted three seconds on the left side of my lower tummy. What could this be?

  • justus03gyrlz

    I’d take a pregnancy test with first morning urine. You could be pregnant. Or you could be stressed and your body is showing it external ways.

  • justus03gyrlz

    Sounds like a possible miscarriage. 🙁 I’ve never experienced one but have read about the symptoms and yours line up and sound very similar to them. Sorry hun

  • justus03gyrlz

    Ok long story short I was 14 days late (I’m never more than 3 days late as I track my cycles on an app and have looked to confirm) and on the 15th day began to spot dark brown blood which progressed to a light period. I am on the second full day of bleeding but it is not near the typical amount and getting lighter as the day goes on. I usually soak a super tampon every 4 hours the first 2-3 days with bright red blood and I am not filling up regulars and it is still deep red/brown blood at this point. Prior to the bleeding I had a lot of clear discharge (so much I thought I was starting my period), nothing tasted good *not even water or the coffee I love so dearly*, peeing a lot, exhaustion, lower back pain, cervix was high and closed, and mild headaches. I have taken 6 different tests, all negative. I have a blood test scheduled in 3 days. I’m not clotting at all, just bleeding. Still peeing about every 30 minutes even though I haven’t had much liquid to drink, I’m hungry but nothing tastes good, and my lower back still has a dull ache. Is there a chance I am actually pregnant and this bleeding is just spontaneous and random?

  • Ellie

    I usually get my period between the 10th and the 15th of every month that usually last for 3 days. this month of October I haven’t gotten my period yet; yesterday I had intercourse with my partner and after that I started bleeding a little bit & today I’m bleeding a little more with slimy blood clots and I’m feeling nauseous and dizzy and not feeling myself can somebody please tell me what is going on?

  • Kallie

    I completely understand what you’re going through girl… I just want to know if I’m really pregnant or not…. my periods are usually regular and on the exact day or earlier and I am now 5 days late. I have been having almost every symptom of pregnancy that I can think of. I took a test the day after my period was due and it was negative but I’m going to take another one next week sometime… it’s just so confusing… :/ Your pink discharge could have been implantation bleeding. Baby dust to you!!😍☺️

  • Robin

    I’m supposed to start my period before the 12 of this month and no period yet but I’ve puked a few times and I been very emotional lately


    Hi, I was supposed to come on my period on the 23rd of this month so I am now 5 days late and it will be 6 days tomorrow. On Monday 23rd in the early morning around 1/2am I had a pink discharge which lasted until around 10am the same day. I done a pregnancy test on Tuesday the 24th which turned out to be positive then each day after that I took a test and they was negative which was about 3 tests. There is still no sign of my period, I have been feeling sick in the mornings but not actually being sick, I have mild cramping but not as bad as my period cramps, my breasts were sore but have calmed down, I keep urinating and I am now losing a white/yellow oudorless discharge. I have other pregnancy symptoms such as tiredness and shortness of the breath and also I’ve been very emotional. Could anyone help as I’m so confused to what could be going on. Thank you

  • SamB

    Hi, I had some ovulation bleeding around the 16th october whixh was pinky then a bit light brown for 1 day only, on the 24th October I then experienced some more pinky brown discharge which lasted for one day. This morning 28th October I now have brown blood/discharge, their isn’t a lot only moreso when I wipe, I do have a small amount on my pants, I am extremely tired, lower back pain, breasts are sore and my montogomery glands seem to be more prominent and I’ve had some lower abdominal pain which is very mild and comes and goes. I am not due my period until the 2/3rd of November. I done a test this morning which was negetive but I would presume it would be too early to detect any hormones if this is possibly implanation bleeding.. Any ideas what could this be?

  • SamD9

    Hi, I had some ovulation bleeding around the 16th october whixh was pinky then a bit light brown for 1 day only, on the 24th October I then experienced some more pinky brown discharge which lasted for one day. This morning 28th October I now have brown blood/discharge, their isn’t a lot only moreso when I wipe, I do have a small amount on my pants, I am extremely tired, lower back pain, breasts are sore and my montogomery glands seem to be more prominent and I’ve had some lower abdominal pain which is very mild and comes and goes. I am not due my period until the 2/3rd of November. I done a test this morning which was negetive but I would presume it would be too early to detect any hormones if this is possibly implanation bleeding.. Any ideas what could this be?

  • Alondra Madrigal

    Hello. I am on the Depo Shot for over a year. Has worked wonders and very reliable. Until well now. I started using it since August 2016. I stopped having periods completely. Now maybe like a week ago I started having breast pain. This was on the 20th of October. Then maybe two to three days later I started having morning sickness. I use the bathroom constantly and have headaches. I also get super moody especially get irritated when I’m around my husband. I have been crying which isn’t me at all. I have gotten a white substance discharge sort of like lotion type. I took two home pregnancy test and came back negative. One on the doctor’s office also came back negative. But I’m having doubts. My breast hurt a lot and they have grown quiet a bit. I think maybe the test were to early to tell. Could I be pregnant?

  • Kellie

    Ok… so I am now 4 days late for my period. I don’t think I’ve ever been late. Usually exactly on the day or early. I am having mild cramps but not like the normal period cramps…. a little bit of a backache and yesterday I had a runny nose and a terrible headache along with nausea randomly through the day… just yesterday I started having these cold/flu like symptoms. I keep feeling like I’m starting my period but it’s just discharge…. some of it is white and some is clear. ALL day every day!! I took a pregnancy test yesterday and it was negative…. I really feel pregnant …. I have all of the symptoms and I’m never late for my period but idk… :/ I just am sick of not knowing… Any ideas??

  • Eli

    Hi. I have been experiencing series of white discharge past the day of the calculated ovulation day. It’s on and off. Can i be pregnant? My husband and i are trying. Never happened before if this is ovulation.

  • The symptoms you described could be due to you switching to a different pill. If you started taking the pill two days after your period, chances of conceiving are extremely slim.

  • Hello. If still no period, consider repeating the test. Could be low hCG levels.

  • Hi. You could have tested too early, in case you still had low levels of hCG when you tested. Holding fingers crossed for you!

  • Yes, but not necessarily, as creamy discharge and minor cramps could be signs of ovulation. A bit too early to tell.

  • Hi! If you’ve had unprotected intercourse lately and are not on any form of birth control, it might be a good idea to do a home urine test.

  • Hi. It seems that we cannot be sure that your cycle is back to normal yet. Don’t be afraid. You will conceive eventually. Test now, and if negative, it’s a good idea to use ovulation tests at this stage, to track your fertile window.

  • Hi. Nobody here has any right to judge you. Unless you’re absolutely sure you weren’t ovulating during those days, you could have conceived. Take a test if you still haven’t, and do your best to use protection – pregnancy is not the only danger here, I’m afraid.

  • That sounds like breakthrough bleeding due to forgetting the pills. The delay is a common side effect as well.

  • Hi. Sounds possible. Take the test, and good luck:)

  • Hi. That depends on when you took the test. If you tested at least a week after you were supposed to get your period, the results are probably reliable. If you tested earlier, repeat the test.

  • DPO

    My period last month lasted only 1full day instead of 3-4 and I did pregnancy test which was negative. I started my pill 2days after the period elapsed because I didn’t see my pill @ the pharmacy then I had to change the pill to another one.
    Now my period came yesterday morning more Like spotting but with clots and cramps also, It not following normal.
    Meanwhile days before my period have been experiencing diarrhea but not to serious but with the period now it more intense.
    I don’t know, should I do pregnancy test after 7days of the period is it possible I could be pregnant??
    Pls, wat do you think??

  • LJS

    I am 6 days late. I’m never late usually a day early. I have been having pregnancy symptoms this last week and on the date that my period was due i felt really unwell. Nausea, dizzyness, hungry, real bad headaches….i’m also not sleeping well and having really weird dreams. I’m peeing alot also…..and wakening at silly hours through the night. I’ve continued to feel nauseous throughout the week and headaches come and go. I’m really tired also. I took 2 tests a couple of days ago and both negative. Yesterday i had a really light pink spotting when i went to wipe and now nothing. I’m having really low back ache now and slight twinges or like little aches down below they come and go. Mother nature is so confusing….😆 i feel like i am pregnant as i know how i felt with my last pregnancy 3 years ago. But so unsure It’s just frustrating this waiting game lol

    What are people’s thoughts? Anyone else going through the same thing?

  • Jskye

    I am 2 days late for my period and I am very sexual with my partner and we have been trying for a baby and I took 4 HPT and they where negative. I have been having sore boobs, sorta have craving days, very tired and moody. Have had some clear and white discharge.

    Can anybody give me an answer 😂😂

  • Kae

    About a month ago I thought I was pregnant, my period was two weeks late I was nauseous and tired all the time and my boobs hurt then I started and had it for only about two days on and off which it’s never like that. Now I had unprotected sex about 6 times and my period supposed to come in about two weeks but I’m having creamy discharge and lower abdominal cramps could it be?

  • None

    I’m a little nervous. I’ve been really nauseous lately and having some back pain too. Also my boobs are huge &have been like this for like 2 weeks. I chalked it up to PMS & left it alone. So Friday I began to have some light pink/reddish bleeding & I expected my period to come full on but it hasn’t. I had the light bleeding until today when it turned to spotting. Last night I woke up throwing up & pooping like crazy all night long & the nausea is still lingering now. I thought I ate something bad but i didn’t eat anything after 7pm yesterday. I’m a little worried bc my period is never like that & I never puke.

  • Melinda Bouillon

    Hi, I have been on Depo Provera from December 2015 up until March 2017. I had spotted bleeding from March’17 to August’17, and then I had my first real period from the 10th of September’17 up until the 14th ( lots of bleeding, sore breasts, cramps, etc ). A week after that I had a little bit of brown discharge that lasted for one day. My period was supposed to start 9 days ago. I feel very tired all the time, but not necessarily nauseous, pee a lot and suffer with acne. My boobs are not sore at all. I had a bit of brown discharge yesterday when I wiped, but then it stopped, and this morning it happened again but a little bit more pink. I do have constipation and diarrhea, but not that it alarms me. My husband and I are trying to conceive, so we do hope that I am pregnant. I am too afraid to do a Home Pregnancy Test, because I am afraid it will come back negative. I have been reading a lot of different stories, but I don’t know what to think… Can someone please give me advice.

  • Sey

    I’m 14 days late. I had sex with 3 different guys. I’m not proud of it. I just need help. I had unprotected sex but I’m not fertile those days. I’m scared. I had my mens last Sep 2-5. huhu help pls

  • Kelly

    Ignore the meeting part sorry about that

  • Kelly

    Meeting 10/4

    I have been taking sprintec for about 2 years now. My period ended on 9/19 but I forgot to take 3 birth control pills from 9/22 to 9/24. I had sex on 9/23. When I realized I missed the pills on Monday 9/25 I immediately took them. On Tuesday I began to feel sick and I began to have brown discharge which lasted for about a week. The discharge then turned red and has continued up until Wednesday 10|11 which is also the same day my period was supposed to come on. On Wednesday I began to notice light pink discharge and Thursday it turned to a light tan color almost invisible. Today I am 2 days late and I am still having cramps. I’m not sure what happening.

  • Amoritz93

    Hey, I’m 6 days late. My period is usually on time or is only late by a day or two. I’m having a lot of white discharge, tired, an sore boobs for about two weeks. I haven’t taken a test yet because my boyfriend an I really want a kid an we’re scared it will come out negative. What y’all think?

  • Steph424

    Hi i am currently 8 days late on my period..the day before i was suppose to start i had pinkish discharge.it was very light in color.i havent been feeling myself lately i get dizzy and i feel sick maybe its morning sickness.I did have unprotected sex about a month ago.I already took 1 test and came out negative, should i wait 1 more week?

  • Hi. No, it doesn’t seem like you tested too early – a week after your expected period is usually enough.

  • Hi. If you’ve had unprotected sex and have an irregular cycle, it’s best to go for a blood test, which can give you a reliable result faster than a home urine test.

  • Your stomach isn’t necessarily hard when pregnant, but it sounds like you tested too early. Test again if still no period.

  • Hello. You can take another test if still no period, and good luck.

  • Hi. You didn’t mention whether you took a pregnancy test. If you still haven’t, haven’t been on birth control until recently (which could explain the delay) and have had unprotected sex after your last period, it’s time to take a test.

  • You could, if there’s a chance you tested too early and haven’t been on birth control until recently, which could have messed your cycle.

  • Melodin Haggray

    Are you preggo?!?

  • Melodin Haggray

    Are you preggo?! 😁


    Hi, i had my implant out in February this year and it took 7 weeks for my periods to start regular again. I have had periods every 28 days from then. I was due on last Tuesday but still waiting and although i done a test yesterday and it came back negative i have been having symptoms such as headaches, i am majorly sensitive and keep crying, constantly tired, also i have more discharge than normal and have been having lower back ache. Did i test too early?

  • Courtney

    Hi so I normally have a period every three months so it’s hard to tell if I missed a period. Well this week I have felt absolutely exhausted, I’ve had constant discharge and my lower abdomen has been hurting as well it seem my nipples are darker and are really sore. I had gone to dinner to eat and the food almost made me vomit which just made me think I didn’t really like it. I always have to pee but now it seems really constant. My question is I feel like I should be pregnant with all these symptoms but I can’t tell because of super irregular periods and I took a test that came back negative. Where should I go from here? I am also hungry all the time!

  • Kaylin

    I am currently 3 days late for my period and am having white milky discharge it’s been a month since I had unprotected sex but I heard that your stomach should feel hard if pregnant ? Also I feel nauseous and have been having diarrhea off and on for the past few days. But I took a test about 2 weeks ago and it came back negative. Could I be pregnant or would it be something else ?

  • Devynn

    Two months late, sore boobs for two weeks and now I have light bleeding that is almost pink and is like spotting

  • Kia Shaw

    I have irregular periods to begin with. I took Provera to induce my period in the month of July and it came on fine. Then in the month of August, it came on by itself, I was very happy about that. The month of September, I started to see a brown discharged, after the day that I was was suppose to ovulate. Then round the ending of Sept, I started to have a light pink period. It has been like this for 2 days to be exact, I did take a pregnancy test around the time that my period was suppose to come back on and it came back negative. What advice can you give me about this situation? Do you think I should take another Pregnancy Test or Go to the doctor. I shall wait for your response next.

    Thank you

  • Brianna Moynihan

    I am 13 days late for my period. I feel bloated and tired. I have tried 3 HPT and they are negative. A little yesterday and some today I have had brown discharge. Could I be pregnant?

  • Hello. Irregular or absent period are possible side effects of many hormonal birth control methods, including implants. Visit your doctor for your peace of mind.

  • Hi. There can be various reasons for irregular periods, and unless you tested too early, you’re not necessarily pregnant.

  • If the last bleeding was more like spotting, this could be implantation bleeding, though not necessarily. Did you test?

  • Hi Sophie. If you’ve been having unprotected sex since your previous period and haven’t been on some form of birth control, which could have caused the delay too, you could be pregnant.

  • A faint second line still means a positive answer, so you’re probably pregnant.

  • Hi. Nothing but wait, and if your period is late, take a test.

  • Bloating is a possible PMS symptom. I suspect you tested too early, but even assuming you’re pregnant, a couple of weeks is a bit early for your belly to show.

  • Hello. Breast discharge, spotting and absent periods are possible side effects with Depo Provera, so you’re not necessarily pregnant.

  • Hi. Pregnancy sounds likely. I’d say it’s time to take that test. Good luck!

  • Anon

    Sorry typo, early July I spotted for 2 days, then 5th August was the normal period, then 3 weeks later on the 26th August was the next period and now still waiting…. would Really appreciate someone to give me some advice or share their Experience if similar….

  • Anon

    I have the implant in my arm for a year now. My period was pretty regular from when I had it inserted until June. In June I didn’t have a period, early July I spotted for 2 days. July I had a normal period(no pms symptoms-I usually don’t have pms symptoms), then had my period 3 weeks later(a shorter cycle than usual-but was a pretty normal period) and now it’s. Been over 4 weeks and no period but have enlarged boobs for 9 days now and serious mood swings, waves of nausea. Took a pregnancy test two days ago, was negative….any advice?

  • Ellen Lim

    Hi, im supposed to have period 6days ago, i took 2PT but its both negative.. is it possible that im not pregnant? i always pee, diarrhea, headache &vomiting.. & feels like something will come out on my vagina.

  • Vicky

    Don’t want to get my hopes up high, but on the 1st of august I came on my period on for about four five days then came back on on the 21st of august ???? Why I don’t know never happened to me ever and not come on my period at all this month my nipples and boobs are sore… am I due on or not ?

  • Sophie

    Hi my periods late, I’ve been getting all different sorts of cravings, bloated, feeling sick , boobs have got bigger and tender could I be pregnant any help would be good thanks

  • Michaela

    You’re probably early, go to a clinic & take a blood test for more accuracy

  • Donna Marie Morrissey

    I just need a bit of advice I am normally regular with my periods and I am currently 2 days late. I have taken a test and it has come back negative. I have really bad nausea and headaches and peeing alot. Could I be pregnant?

  • Donna Marie Morrissey

    Hi I just need a bit of advice my periodaughter is now 2 days late but for the past week I have had really bad nausea headaches and boops are tender not sore just tender. I have done a test which came back negative. Completely confused

  • Danieller

    Yeah I went in on my appointment and the baby was gone. She then took my hgc level and it was at a 2.6. She found something in my uterus but now she thinks it might be a blood clot. I have to go back this Thursday. Not sure what to expect. Any ideas?

  • Michaela

    My last period was 8/25-28, since the morning of 9/15 till now I’ve been feeling bloated/ full, wake & go to sleep nauseated, tired I can sleep during the day but at night I can’t, little headaches, constipated, I would go #2 but it’s little & a white discharge for the longest time too. I took a hcg test the second line was a little faint line but was very very light ? Does this mean I pregnant ? I don’t start my period sometime this week or till 9/22 this Friday .

  • Milan

    Hi, I had sex with my boyfriend on my ovulation days and it’s the starting of the second week since my ovulation I’ve been feeling nauseous at night and it’s getting worse and keeping me up I’m now getting cramps but no blood is coming down I’m supposed to be getting my period this weekend but I never get cramps days before my period I always get cramps the day of what should I do ?

  • Pam Bradley

    My last period was 8/26, around 9-9/9-10 I had a very tight, cramps and bloating in my pelvic area, along with sore breasts and HORRIBLE acne breakout on my jaw. Now a week later STILL all the same except my breakout is calming a bit. My period isn’t due until 9-23/9-24. I took 4 tests from the dollar store and they were all neg. I would just think it was period symptoms, however the right crampy, bloating in pelvis – (kind of looks like I’m a couple weeks prego)

  • Daphne

    Hello, hope someone can help me, i am 28 was 3 years on the depo shot after a miscarriage, got my last one last september, so waited 7 months to clear out, didnt get my period. So my doctor put me on provera for 10 days got my period for 8 days, so now i am 9 days late being spotting for 4 and boob discharge, could i be pregnant?

  • Rosalie Delos Santos

    Hi kindly help me I’m very confused. My last menstrual period was on july 28, 2017. I had unprotected sex on August 19, 2017. My expected period is on August 28, 2017 but I haven’t had my period. I experienced a dark brown discharges for a couple of days. I have no work so I always lying and sleeping on my bed. I am now 20 days late and have white discharges. What does it mean? Am i pregnant? I haven’t tried pregnancy test yet. Thank you.

  • Probably not, unless you have an extremely short cycle and ovulated a few days before you got your period. The cramps you described could be menstrual cramps.

  • A faint second line usually means a positive answer, but since you gor inconsistent results, a blood test is a a good idea.

  • Hello. 14 days late are usually enough for a reliable test result, but I’d see a doctor for those cramps and the change in skin color, just for your peace of mind.

  • Lesley

    Hi yeah I did and it was negative. I’m now 18days late and still nothing. I tried to get into doctors and couldn’t yet. Someone said it could be polycystic ovaries so I’m worried now

  • You probably tested too early. wait until a week after the day you’re supposed to get your period, and assuming it doesn’t start, take the test.

  • Generally speaking, spotting can happen in early pregnancy, and so can cramping, so if your doctor is not worried, you’re probably fine. Depo has nothing to do with it. If you’re still worried though, ask your doctor to see you anyway, for your peace of mind.

  • Hello. 10 days late is usually enough for a reliable result, but 12 days are quite a period. Did you repeat the test?

  • Irregular periods are a common side effect with implants. This is probably your case, especially since you’ve just started with the implant.

  • Hi. You could be pregnant. If you haven’t repeated the test, do it.

  • Jasmine Maese

    Hi me and my husband had unprotected sex 3 days before my period and I started to have slight cramps then two days later I have stronger cramps but I see very little blood and it looks light pink can i be pregnant?

  • Rach

    My period was due on the 3rd of September and was a no show I’ve done 2 tests which came up with a faint line each time indicating I was pregnant I did 2 more since and was negative but still no period could anyone suggest what could be going on with me thanks.

  • Nat Snee

    Hi could anybody shed some light on my situation please. Im currently 14 days late. Usually have a 27 day cycle. Have lots of creamy cm. Alll negative tests. My breasts have been sore for 3 weeks now esp the nipples. Nipples are
    Begining to have skin peeling off them. My c-section scar of 5 years has turned a dark brown around it. I have also had cramps for 3 1/2 weeks consistently. Bad head aches and some weird dreams that feel so weird. I have two children already.

  • Tine

    Hi, I am 18 days late. I took home tests on the 7th and 14th day and both were negative. I remember I felt mild cramps in my lower abdomen that lasted 2 days and now I have breasts tenderness, even sore nipples. This doesn’t happened to me before. I don’t know if there’s someone here in the same situation and ended up being pregnant. If there is, how many weeks did you find out you’re pregnant? Is it possible that I am also pregnant?

  • Aileen Ramirez

    Hi I’m wondering if you took the test and if it was positive, because I’m feeling the same way as you describe it

  • Marie Vasquez

    I missed my last 2 days of my pills and i stopped taking then i started ovulating about a week later had unprotected sex throughout the ovulation then i took a home pregnancy test a week later but it was negative could i be pregnant and when should i take another. Also my period s suppose to be due this thursday 9/15.

  • Danieller

    really would love some advice. I’m about 7 weeks and 3 days pregnant. At week 6 I was bleeding. Started brown on Thursday and then Saturday morning I filled the toilet with black/red then went to pink/red after. Only spots in my pad after Saturday but every time I went to the bathroom it was in the toilet. I cramped only a little and all of this lasted a week. I called my doctor but she said only if I was filling a pad that she wanted to see me and I never did. I have taken another pregnancy test yesterday and the line was so light I could barely see it. I still have all the pregnancy symptoms. I was on the depo shot for 2 years and then off for about 10 months now. Can you tell me what you think is going on?

  • Lesley

    12 days late. Negative test

    Hello I am 12 days late and took a test at 10days Late and this was negative however j have been feeling strange. Some days I feel constipated and then others I feel ok. I keep getting weird feeling in my stomach.

    Normally my periods are about every 31 days. I already have a 5 year old and I didn’t find out I was pregnant wth him till
    J was 9weeks

    I just need some advice my head is all over the place

    Thank you

  • Alex

    I’ve had the nexoplanon implant in since july6th, my first period after that was 9 days late, it started on July 31st and lasted me about 10 days. Now my second period is 13 days late, almost 2 weeks. I did notice that I get a little nauseous throughout the day. Could I be pregnant even though I’m on the implant??

  • Hi Jess. If you don’t use any contraception, there’s a good chance to conceive, but an irregular cycle for a long period of time is a good reason for a checkup, so I’d wait for the 18th.

  • Hi Brittany. If you’ve had unprotected intercourse and were not on any form of birth control until recently (which could affect your cycle) you could be pregnant. Take a test if you still haven’t.

  • Hi. Possibly.

  • Hi Marisela. If you tested earlier than a week after you were supposed to get your period, there’s a chance you took the tests a bit early. Quitting birth control could affect your cycle, too. Did you?

  • Hi Nikki. Have you been on any birth control until recently?

  • Hi. You can conceive WITHIN six months after quitting the pill, that’s true, but it means you can conceive five months later.. or right away. So theoretically, you could be pregnant.

  • Hi. In general, blocked tubes could prevent you from getting pregnant, depending on your case. you should ask your caregiver about your chances to conceive and relevant treatment.

  • Moana

    Hi. Looking for advice please. I’m always due on the 7th of each month I’ve never been late. Last month I had my period as normal then 2wks later I had a load of brown bloody discharge with a little pinky it only last led for a day was only a very slow flow and was only in the pad. I’ve constantly been feeling like I’m going to come in since getting bad pain down there but I’m now late. I took a test and in was the slightest faint. Only just see it but I think it could be just the ink. What does anyone think of this. I have a 10 month old daughter and I’m 20yrs old. X

  • Isha

    Hi, I’m supposed to be on my cycle right now since Monday but I’m only having pink/brown discharge only when I use the restroom and wipe off and on. I have lower back pains and mild cramping and I’m moody with sensitive nipples. I had an hsg on 8/14 and I was told my tubes were blocked then ovulated on 8/19 and now I’m having all these symptoms and my bbt is still elevated but negative pt. Could I be pregnant?

  • Jess

    Just adding …I’ve almost always had unprotected sex with my husband and I’ve never took any kind of birth control… the discharge lasted 6 days

  • Nikki

    I’m 35 y/o 11 days late with extreme fatigue, mild back and stomach pains, felling of fullness in abdomen, nausea without vomiting, and excess I’ve amounts of each. Not to mention night swessts and temps ranging between 99.9 and 101. Taken 4 hpt all negative. Went for blood test last Friday 9/1 awaiting results. Btw I’ve neveff had abnormal periods always on time 28 day cycle

  • Paballo sefume

    I am seriously confused… I was on the pill for about 6 months, I stopped mid way through the pack. naturally i had ‘ withdrawal bleeding’ .I did research as to when my “fertility” would be back to normal, it said 6 months or so.. I had un protected sex with my partner as per usual. I have mild cramps, always exhausted, headaches and my vaginal discharge is what really concerns me firstly it was thick and creamy,secondly light brown then the next day creamy again.. I cant take a pregnancy test its too soon since our last interaction. could I be pregnant ??

  • Marisela

    Hi i am 6 days late and ive gotten 4 negative pregnancy tests. But i have swollen breast, mild cramping, lower back bain, sometimes i feel nauseous. I even feel a bit more tired but mayne because ive had insomnia for a few days now? I just need help

  • Brittany

    I’m 6 days late and having some discharge, light cramping, heavy breast…

  • Jess

    Hi there! So I used to have a very regular cycle but since the beginning of this year my cycle got all messed up. For some reason I only get my period every other month. So I don’t really know when or if I am ovulating nor when will I get my period. But I’ve been having pink and brown discharge.. definitely not enough to be considered a period. I’ve also had period like symptoms (cramps, lower back aches, moody, tiredness..etc) I tested yesterday and I got a neg. So I’m confused about this whole situation. I did schedule an appt but they won’t be able to see me til the 18th of this month.

  • Des

    Hi, I am currently 31 days late and I have never been late before. I did try a pregnancy home test with toothpaste lol (it was my first time and more convenient for me) and 4 days ago I bought a pregnancy strip test and both came out negative. I have not had any symptoms of pregnancy nor of starting my period. I have been stressing a lot but lately I haven’t and I also have anemia so idk if that could be a problem. Idk what else to do, please help? Or any advice or suggestions?

  • Pink175

    Hey, I’m exactly the same-I’ve been on the pill a few years now and always know when I have my 7days…I never start until the 3rd within the 7, this is always the case…but I am now 5 days in and worried!

  • Hello. Not all periods are the same. Sometimes, your period is heavier or lighter than usual, it’s quite alright, if you got it on time and ended, and if you didn’t experience severe cramps that you usually don’t experience. Creamy discharge could mean you were ovulating. If you did experience severe cramps you’ve never had before, visit your caregiver, just for your peace of mind, to rule out a possible miscarriage.

  • Hello. Not all pregnancies are the same. You can experience different symptoms or not have any at all. If you weren’t on any birth control until recently (which could have caused the delay) and had unprotected intercourse, repeat the test one more time.

  • Hi. Creamy discharge is a possible ovulation symptom, but if you want to know if you could conceive during these three days, it’s best to calculate your fertile window using an ovulation calculator.

  • Bee

    My last period was a week late, but normal flow although a few days shorter than usual (about 5 instead of the usual 7, from 8/13 to 8/18). Then, 11 days later (after period) I have had light spotting for 2 consecutive days, just enough to need to wear a panty liner. My most recent two intimate encounters were on 7/27 and 8/1, so I don’t think I’m in the running for pregnancy (I did not use contraception). Could this be the onset of menopause?

  • Annie

    Hi! I had unprotected sex with my partner from day 12 to 15 of my cycle. 3 days after I had a one time creamy pink discharge when I wiped myself after that I’ve been having mild cramps. Would like your opinion. Thanks

  • Brittney

    So I was expecting my af five days ago and still nothing. I’ve taken two Pg tests and both negative. I’ve started having this thick milky type discharge and this morning I couldn’t eat my fave cereal cause it tasted weird. Should I test in a few more days? I already have one kid, so I know the other signs to look for. If anyone can help I would be grateful.


  • marieclaire findley

    My periods is normally around 30-40 day cycle… it’s late by 8 days and I’ve been having very bad nausea and headaches .. as well as my sense of smell has heightened.. could I be pregnant or could my period be near since I’m irregular

  • Asharie Wade

    No i didnt take a test on my 10th day of no af it finally came n i had multiple clots so i just figured it waa a late period n im not on birth control either thanks for responding

  • Hi. You seem to know your body pretty well! But we’re not machines, and sometimes, the body just works a little bit differently. Perhaps a temporary hormonal imbalance. Consult your caregiver for your peace of mind.

  • Hi. The important thing is that you had the bleeding. Sometimes you can bleed less, sometimes more. It happens.

  • Hi. This could be a virus, food poisoning, or, you could be pregnant. If you had unprotected intercourse, just wait for your period.

  • Hi. Definitely test again, if you still haven’t.

  • Hi! If you’ve been on some form of birth control until recently, thi could have caused the delay in your period. If you haven’t, and had unprotected intercourse, you could be pregnant. Did you take a test?

  • Hi. I’m sorry for your loss!. If you haven’t been on birth control until recently, there’s a certain chance you tested too early. I’d repeat the test if you will haven’t.

  • Sabrina

    Hey I Had My Period On The 5th Of August It Was A Heavy Period Its Nothing Like I Had Before On The 18th I Been Having White Thick Discharge And On The 20th I Had White Creamy Discharge And Abit Of Yellow On The Tissue I Never Ever Had Discharge Before In My Life, Why Are My Having White Discharge Now???? Am Just Worried

  • Em

    Hi there
    Wonder if anyone could kindly help as I’m little worried (probably for nothing)
    I am on the pill, came off it on Wed 9th August for my week break, Iv been on this pill for 3 and half years so I know when I come on, normally 3 days After stopping the pill I come on… however this time round I didnt come on till the following Wednesday afternoon when I was suppose to start the pill that evening. I didn’t experience much cramping or craving of chocolate which I always do. It wasn’t a red bleeding it was more dark redish/brown. But I started the new packet of the pill on Wed 16th as I got told ‘no matter what, you start the new pack following week’
    However today (22nd August) I have a little spotting of brownish blood.
    I have not changed my diet, doing more or less excises.
    Has anyone experienced this? Just worried why I came on so late? Never experienced this whilst being on the pill.

  • Anum

    Hi, I was 13 days late periods. And in these 13 days I feel pain that usually happèns before periods, mean light pain in my back and legs.then today 21st august my bleeding start and its In red clor….but after sometimes it stopped. And in these 13 days I have 3 urine test but all are nagetive.and my petiods are usually regular and if it late they are usually 2 or 3 days…..

  • Linabel Suguitan Kolamba Arach

    Hi im having this bloating stomach and feeling vomiting but im not yet late on my period.what is this it could be? Thank you so much…

  • paris

    Hi I am 17 days late now, and for the last two days I have been feeling sick and had head aches and feeling dizzy, I do normally take the pill but last month I did miss a few days. (I normally bleed every month) I took a test when my cycle was 2 days late but it was negative, I have said to my self if I still feel sick tomorrow I will get another test, its not like a sickness bug because I normally don’t want to eat and with this I do, and I have been fine today but I had fish last night and is started feeling sick again, do you think I should get another test today or just wait it out…

  • Asharie Wade

    hi to everyone im having cramp like pains in my lower back lots of discharge and 10 days late for period please any advice would help

  • Hi Emma. Have you been on birth control until recently? If you have, this could be the reason for the delay.

  • If you had unproetcted intercoruse after your previous period, and unless you’ve been on some form of birth control recently, which could have caused the delay, it’s best to take a test.

  • Hello. If your period is at least one week late, taking a test is a good idea, though generally speaking, you were not supposed to conceive if you had intercourse after ovulation ended.

  • Hello! All pregnancies are different, so it’s possible for you to experience symptoms you have never experienced in previous pregnancies. Holding fingers crossed for you.

  • Hi Jessica. So sorry about your loss. If your period lasted much longer than usual, it’s best to visit your caregiver, just for your peace of mind. Especially since you had a miscarriage.

  • Hi! The morning after pill can mess up your cycle, just as regular birth control might. The bleeding was probably due to taking the pill.

  • Farisya

    Hi.. Im confused.. I am late for 12days today.. Me and hubby had unprotected sex ard 2days before and after my ovulation day. My cycle is 28day n itz alwayz regular, never a day late or early. I took hpt on day 10 as it was the last tyg in mind, and it come out bfn. N since 4days ago i have been having this whitish discharge. Assuming i have uti but my urine test was normal. Been having diarrhoea for 3days now n Since yesterday i have been having headache and super duper sleepy.. I also had a miscarriage in June 2016.

  • Jen suico

    Hi same thing happened to me. Now i am 1 day late with my period but im experiencing sore breast nausea lower back pain and bloating. What is the result of your test?