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Question: Not using contraception - worried I could be pregnant.

 Jemini - Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:03 am

I'm 47 and had my 1st (and only) child when was 31. I have r/r MS and an underactive thyroid (taking thyroxine). My periods have always been regular (24-26 day cycle) The 1st day of my last period was 1st May this year. Around the 14th I experienced light spotting and then had a few days of slightly brownish discharge - since then nothing.

We are not using contraception.

I have very slightly sore breasts, but that's not really unusual, and I have been having very slight upset stomachs for the last few weeks (diarrhoea not sickness) I had blood tests a few months ago that said I was still ovulating tho' probably not every month due to my age.

At the moment I am experiencing, what I can only describe as a soreness in my lower abdomen ............... how likely is it that I could be pregnant and if I'm not what else could be causing this?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:43 pm

User avatar Pregnancy could certainly be causing your symptoms. By this point the urine tests should be reliable for you.

If you are not pregnant you may be starting to experience some menopausal symptoms. Your gynecologist can look for this with a simple blood test.

Another less likely possibility would be a viral infection or urine infection causing your abdominal sensation.

Best wishes.
 Jemini - Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:05 am

Thank you for your reply!


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