How Can You Tell If You Are Pregnant?

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Every woman wants to know the quickest way to detect a pregnancy. Missing period is a sign of pregnancy, but it is not a sure indicator. Period could return and break all your hopes if you got any. How can you tell if you are pregnant?

Apart from taking a pregnancy test, many other signs tell you whether you are pregnant. Looking for early signs of pregnancy can tell you that you are pregnant.

There are many tell-tale symptoms of pregnancy, but not all happen in case of every woman. A woman only experiences a combination of some signs. You need to know all the symptoms of pregnancy to be able to tell that you are pregnant.

After having sex, a woman has to ideally wait for two weeks to get an accurate pregnancy test. It is because most pregnancy tests have sensitivity around 25 mIU/mL of hCG. The pregnancy hormone starts forming after implantation.

Implantation itself occurs after a week or more from conception. So the time one must wait before taking the test is ideally two weeks after intercourse.

Some women might take even longer to get the desired hCG levels. The serum hCG levels rise quickly. The same hormone starts coming in urine, and that takes even longer.

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How soon can you tell if you are pregnant?

The early signs of pregnancy can start appearing in a woman as soon as 6-7 days after conception. But this is not at all general and varies drastically. Some women might continue to have period during pregnancy for three months.

Others may get implantation bleeding within 6 days. It also depends on the time of having sex. If you have sex during fertile window, then chances are high for getting pregnant.

The early pregnancy symptoms are:

  1. Nasal congestion
  2. Tender Breasts
  3. Cervix changes
  4. Frequent urge to pee
  5. Constipation
  6. Cramps and spotting
  7. Aversions
  8. White discharge
  9. Mood swings worse than PMS
  10. Vomiting and nausea

Nasal congestion is typical in most pregnant women. The nasal membrane becomes very sensitive during pregnancy and may swell.

Breasts become tender and may hurt even by a loose bra due to the new hormones building up in your body.

Vomiting and nausea continue for the entire first month. Morning sickness is elevated form of nausea and feeling uneasy. Headaches and dizziness happen due to fluctuating blood pressure.

The bladder feels full, or you feel wet near the urethral opening. You may feel urinating frequently.

Due to fluctuating hormones, you have constipation, and it’s painful. The rising progesterone levels make the digestive system very sensitive. Mood swings become worse than PMS, and you feel like sleeping all the time.

In case a pregnant woman is under stress then she may have insomnia. It is also in the case of unwanted and unplanned pregnancies.

Another way to tell that you are pregnant is seeing symptoms of implantation bleeding in you. Implantation is the first step of pregnancy. The embryo implants in the uterus and the placenta formation begins.

You may have implantation bleeding and cramps. There is mild pain and is completely normal. Even if you don’t see any such symptoms, it is normal. Not all women have implantation bleeding.

Spotting during pregnancy can occur and does in the case of 1/3rd pregnancies.

How Can You Tell If You Are Pregnant?
How Can You Tell If You Are Pregnant?

Can you tell you are pregnant after three days?

Three days is too early to tell that you are pregnant because after conception events take at least six days to complete. Post-fertilization events include rapid divisions of the egg.

Implantation occurs after 6-12 days from conception. Pregnancy signs will take around 5-6 days to start showing.

These will be indistinguishable from PMS in many cases. Those women who are trying to get pregnant know how what they expect to be pregnancy turns to be a late period.

Even the earliest pregnancy test detects pregnancy six days before missed period which means eight days after conception or ovulation.

Ovulation releases a 24 hours viable egg. So conception most likely occurs within 24 hours after ovulation. 

If a woman wants to know whether she is pregnant within three days after conception, then she must look for early signs.

Taking a pregnancy test three days after sex or conception is too early. False negative pregnancy tests are very common. The major cause of false negative pregnancy test is taking the pregnancy test too soon. Another reason is not following the pregnancy test instructions.

How soon can I know that I’m pregnant? It is something so varying that only you can answer it for yourself.

But mostly women come to know that they are pregnant after a week from missed period. Those who are trying to get pregnant may find it few days before or on the day of missed period.

5 COMMENTS

  1. I’ve missed my period for 15 days now. I keep seeing ugly discharges and sometimes black spotting. What should I do?

    • Take a pregnancy test if you had sex last month. Stop using vaginal products with fragrance. Wear comfortable innerwear. Check your dietary intake. Look up your sexual partner’s or products chances of transmitting infections. Consult with your doctor.

  2. Hello
    I had sex on the 24th April, after which I saw my period on the 28th April. Is there a chance that I could still get pregnant even after seeing my period?

    • Yes it is possible that you get period during pregnancy. But the timing of intercourse mentioned by you is far ahead of expected ovulation if 28 April was due date.

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    Am i pregnant” plss answer me …
    I been to miscarriage feb 2018 then it last march 25 2018 my bleeding i mean..then i had sex 28 of march my period came early aprl 5 to 10 then i had unprotected sex again 11,16,22,26 then 29.may 03 and 07 then i had again my period 4 days may 9 to 12 .9 spot then to days not so heavy then spot last day i had crams and fatigue,nausea and cravings then i had sex again 14 …i dont understand y dont get pregnant i had all the symtom can u help me understand y i get my period like this and i had sex in my ovulation but nothing happen …can someone say if am pregnsnt now in my last period…

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