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Early periods and body pains - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Women's Health
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   My name is -----, I am a 20 year old female.
I had what I thought to be my period starting January 5th, 2009 and ending January 8th, 2009. I was about nine days early. Normally I have heavy cramps and heavy bleeding and my menstruation lasts for 6-7 days. What I noticed right off was that it wasn't a heavy flow and I had absolutely no cramping. It was heavy enough to need a tampon the first two days, but not the third. I never experienced any cramping with the bleeding. What I have experienced is now slight cramping, horrible headaches, nausea, sensitivity to smells and certain foods, back aches, fatigue and I find I am hungrier much more often. On top of that, my breasts are sore which usually goes away the first day I start my period, but I didn't notice it this time with my period. What I am wondering is if, even though I bled, I could be pregnant? I have scheduled a doctor's appointment but I just want some advice on what this could be.
Doctor :   Let me read it first
User :   okay
Doctor :   and I can answer you
Doctor :   Do you say that the period was earlier than thought?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   If so what is the day which it is expected
User :   It should have been January 11th
Doctor :   are you involved in unprotected sex?
User :   Yes, we use the pull-out method because we aren't entirely worried about being pregnant
Doctor :   and are you trying to be pregnant?
User :   not trying actively.
Doctor :   The description seems it is a regular period
Doctor :   the better way now is to get the URine pregnancy test
Doctor :   done

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