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02/08/2016 at 19:33
hey guys so this is my first time posting in anything like this but I'm really looking for advice or to see if anyone is experiencing the same.
So the last time i had my period was around 5-6 weeks ago for anyone this is strange but for me it's bizare I have a period every 2 weeks (which sucks) but i notice when I miss a week!! I've started getting different symptoms my hormomes are through the roof my boobs are swollen and tender the only symptom i don't have yet is sickness but I'm feeling sick!! So I've done 2 home pregnancy tests and both came back negative and a blood test which also came back negative....if I am pregnant I would be around 3-4 weeks is this too early to tell if I'm pregnant would it be more precise to wait till I'm about 6 weeks? I'm going out of my mind and could really do with some advice on this as this would be my first and I don't really know what to expect!!
thank you so much in advance :)
03/08/2016 at 03:11
if the blood test was negative it is unlikely you are pregnant yet as they are quite sensitive. BUT your symptoms sound like they could be caused by progesterone post ovulation And it might be too early for a test. How long ago did your boobs start to hurt?
03/08/2016 at 09:24
I want to say about a week ago my boobs started to hurt. I don't want to sound silly but what is progesterone post ovulation?
03/08/2016 at 10:50
You dont sound silly, I would have asked the same question a couple of months ago!
once you ovulate you body releases the hormone progesterone to prepare the body for pregnancy. This happens regardless of whether the egg gets fertilised or not. If an egg gets fertilised and implants in your uterus (Usually between 6 to 12 days after ovulation) then the progesterone stays high to support the pregnancy and you dont get your period. If there is no pregnancy your progesterone starts to drop and you get your period. Fascinating stuff huh?
The annoying thing about progesterone is that it can give you symptoms that are also well known pregnancy symptoms like sore bigger breasts.
For me personally, my breasts start to hurt inmediately after ovulation (and go up almost a whole cup size) and continue to hurt (alot!) until a couple of days before my period comes then the pain starts to die off and by the first day of my period they dont hurt anymore.
This isn't the same for everyone, some people dont get sore breasts at all, but if you have sore breasts now but negative pregnancy tests, it may mean you are experiencing the same sort of post ovulation symptoms.
If that IS the case, and yours started to hurt about a week ago, you may only be a week after ovulation and therefore it would be too early to get a positive on a pregnancy test just yet even if you were pregnant.
That was a really long post and I hope it all makes sense!
03/08/2016 at 11:02
very crazy stuff!
yes thank you so much...who knew pregnancy could be so confusing!! pregnancy wouldn't of even crossed my mind if I had my period but it's been 6 weeks that's just such a long time specially as mine is even 2 weeks which is extremely annoying!!
i will re test again in about 2 weeks hopefully I'll find out for sure then...thank you so much again
03/08/2016 at 11:12
Good luck hun!
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