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I have been feeling sick 5 days after unprotected sex with my boyfriend. I have been feeling cramps, nausea every morning and a lot of breast pain. Could this be a sign of early pregnancy?

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Tender breasts, cramping and nausea can all be early signs of pregnancy, and the symptoms can present themselves within the first week following conception.

Early signs of pregnancy

  • Your nipples and/or breasts may feel more sensitive. They may feel tender, tingly and even larger than usual. Your nipples can also change colour
  • You may notice some bleeding, or spotting as it's often called, which can often be mistaken for a period
  • Many women often feel more fatigued than usual
  • Your emotions can be all over the place during pregnancy because of your changing hormones, and you can start to notice this right away
  • You can begin craving more food or different types of food
  • Feeling sick, or actually being sick are often symptoms of pregnancy
  • A positive pregnancy test is of course a big indicator, too!

If you've had unprotected sex, the chances of pregnancy are greatly increased. You should take a pregnancy test if you think you might be pregnant, but do bare in mind that these are not always accurate, particularly early on in a pregnancy.

It's also a good idea to speak to your doctor, as they can give you the best advice, and there are more options available for you early on in a pregnancy.

In the meantime, you can find some great advice about what to do next at Fpa.org.

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