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Am I pregnant?

Asked by dopeguru (1377points) October 1st, 2017

I know I can find it out with a test but its late at night, pharmacies aren’t open and I’m in the middle of nowhere anyway. I’m really freaking out, so I needed to ask you. I hope some of you are experienced in this.

My last period ended on Sept 3rd. I haven’t got my period yet… I have small itchy bumps all over my body which I researched and couldn’t really find the reason for. Furthermore, I eat a lot… More than usual. Now last time I had sex was on the 9th of September, so I’m not sure whether such symptoms of pregnancy can show NOW.

Any clues? What else should I look out for?

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Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

It’s kinda hard to tell through this computer screen.

janbb's avatar

No way we can tell but small, itchy bumps indicate nothing. Take the test.

Dutchess_III's avatar

The bump indicate nothing as @janbb said. Neither does eating more. In fact that’s exactly the opposite of what happens to your appetite when you’re pregnant. When you’re pregnant food often makes you sick to your stomach. You ever heard of morning sickness? Well, it’s not just in the morning. So you can drop that excuse for eating more.

The only thing to look out for is that feeling like you’re about to start your period. Bloating and breast tenderness. You might be pregnant or you might be about to start your period.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Also, learn your ovulation cycle. It’s normally a few days before and after the 14th day from the day your last period began so yeah. You could be pregnant, assuming your period lasted about a week.

Use birth control in the future.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Oh and BTW, the first time I got pregnant I knew within 2 weeks.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Also, you can get the test at just about any store. You don’t have to wait for a pharmacy to open.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Buy a crib.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Not till she knows for sure. Which, she probably won’t come back.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Sure she will. She’s no newbie.

dopeguru's avatar

@dutchess when is my next period if the last time i had it was 28th of August?

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

A cycle is counted from the first day of 1 period to the first day of the next period. The average menstrual cycle is 28 days long. Cycles can range anywhere from 21 to 35 days in adults and from 21 to 45 days in young teens.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, as @Espiritus_Corvus said, average is 28 days. Was August 28th the first day of your last period? From there, the first day, count to 14 days out, and that’s about when most women are ovulating. Count to 28 days out and that’s when you should have your next period.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Have you taken a test?

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

There are many interesting theories concerning women’s mense cycles. One of my favorites is the ancient observation that the average woman’s cycle is very close to the lunar cycle. Naturally, this was believed to prove that women’s cycles and their emotions were affected by the moon. It has become known as “The Lunar Effect”, and has been a cornerstone of women’s biology and psychology in Ayurvedic Medicine for 5,000 years (16 pages, pdf).

In order to set this idea into western medical science once and for all, Albert L. Lieber, MD., published scientific evidence to support this in his 1978 book, The Lunar Effect: Biological Tides and Human Emotions

Here is a very convincing opposing opinion from academia (3 pages, online reading).

However, the Lunar Effect is still echoed in legitimate sites, especially those concerning women’s biology. (2 pages, online reading).

Another theory that I find interesting is the idea that, if women live together in close quarters for approximately 90 days—or three menstrual cycles—their mense cycles will synchronize. This is called Menstrual Synchrony and was first described by Harvard associate professor of psychology, Martha K. McClintock, in a paper published in the scientific journal, Nature Magazine in 1971 under the title, Menstrual Synchrony and Suppression (2 pages, pdf).

What became known as the McClintock Effect, caught fire on every campus in the US during the height of the Second Wave of Feminism, was echoed by our professors. (And, when combined with the Lunar Effect, it further mystified women in the minds of young men such as myself. LOL. And we didn’t need any help in that department, trust me.)

Here is the opposing academic argument (15 pages, pdf)

Here is the current status of the McClintock Effect

I just thought you might find these things as interesting as I do, dopeguru.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Why are we consistently presented as so mystical, almost mythological and mysterious (which I don’t think we are) and at the same time often shamed for it?

Patty_Melt's avatar

Men do that with everything they fear.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

^^LOL. Boys do. Men eventually find out the truth.

Dutchess_III's avatar

From some of the comments I’ve seen here I have to disagree.

dopeguru's avatar

So i took the test and it says Im not pregnant… but man, im missing my period by a week now, I have itchy breasts and itchy rash breakout all over my body… I dont get it.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Go to the doctor.

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