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19 Apr 2004

Conception
If you are two weeks pregnant (conceived via AI so conception date is known), is it possible to still feel like you are about to start your period, even though obviously you are not. I have yet to go for a pregnancy test due to reasons beyond my control, but my period is now four days late, and I feel like I am going to start all the time. Also the doc had me on hormone tablets (utrogestan), could this affect my cycle, and what is the implication of stopping these tablets.
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01 Jan 0001

These little cramps can mean the start of a period, but they can also occur in early pregnancy. If you are late, a pregnancy test will be the only sure way to tell if you are pregnant. The Utrogestan is there to support the pregnancy in the early phases. You don't say whether you have had miscarriages in the past. These can sometimes be due to a lack of progesterone and this is the reason for taking the Utrogestan. It would not be advisable to stop this without consulting your doctor.
It is possible that this could change your cycle but, having gone to the trouble of AI, the sooner you check a pregnancy test the better, so that the pregnancy can be managed correctly from the beginning.

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