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Question: Could I somehow be pregnant? (after plan B)

 PurpleJazzMusik - Tue May 15, 2007 1:25 pm

Hi! I am a 21 yr old woman and I am very concerned because as of last week I havae been feeling very odd. I am on birth control pills... So far my menses are normal there were a couple of times I forgot to take them but took them asap as directed and my period came expected. (two months ago my period ended on a wednesday and I wasnt able to get my pills..I had sex on the saturday and took plan B and also continued my pills the next day).........
my period started (last wednesday) I had a bad headache, nauseas, and cramps...all normal minus the period stopped on Sunday and I still feel cramps in my pelvic area that shoots down my thighs also I have headaches and kinda feel like I want to vomit ..these feelings come and go....I also experienced a sharp pain in my abdomin.... twice. and am slightly bloated...I don't feel good...none of the symptoms are severe but I know something is wrong.....also im urinating a bit more than before...

I have been diagnosed with yeast infection which still comes and goes...My mother has a fibroid that no longer bothers her...It only caused a problem when she was pregnant.

I have always been constipated when needing to make bowel movements and had a colonoscopy done about a year ago because I wasnt making bowel movements frequently enough. I have had two abortions at ages 19 and 20 ( I don't know how relevant that info is...). Please help insurance is giving trouble so I cant go to the doctor just yet....Could I somehow be pregnant?(same symptoms)
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat May 26, 2007 1:24 am

User avatar I think pregnancy is possible but unlikely. If you started your menses as expected it is unlikely that you were fertile during the time of your intercourse.

It does sound as if you have something going on. Perhaps you have an infection such as an infection of the uterus or fallopian tubes. I would recommend that you be tested for STD's also just to rule them out. (Off hand, your symptoms don't sound like a classic STD but always better to be safe.)

I would also recommend that you take a home pregnancy test if your symptoms are not improving. Again, I think it is unlikely but possible.

If you do not begin to feel better I recommend that you see a doctor. There are often clinics that can see patients without insurance on a free or reduced fee basis. Your local health department can point you to these if you choose.

Best wishes.

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