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Menstrual Cycle Day 24


What is happening internally?

The corpus luteum continues to release high amounts of progesterone to maintain the uterine lining, though if conception did not happen, the amount of progesterone being release begins to drop due to the corpus luteum dying. If conception did occur the zygote (fertilized egg) is increasing in size and growing every day. The amounts of hCG keeps increasing.

Outward symptoms:

Basal body temperatures remain high above the coverline, though if conception did not occur, they may begin to drop down. Cervix is low, firm and closed, though it may soften a bit and rotate up in preparation for menstruation or as a result of pregnancy. Cervical fluid is dry or it may become creamy or sticky. You may experience bloating or water retention. You may experience a headache. If conception occurred you may have to urinate frequently and may or may not experience food cravings/aversions. Fatigue is another early symptom of pregnancy you may feel.

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Nicole Jun 7, 2014 02:41:09 PM ET

I commented on day cycle day 19. i'm having lots of pregnancy symptoms. however, i'm now on cycle day 24. i took a test today, an early predictor one, and i was negative. it's supposed to show the result up to 4 days before a missed period. does this mean i'm not pregnant or is it to early still to tell. how reliable are these tests??? i'm having food cravings, a stretching feeling, cramping and smelling everything strong. also, i need to urinate all the time, am emotional, moody, extra tired. i have lots of signs, but is if all in my mind? i will post a comment on day 28 and let you know by then. please respond, anyone wishing for a baby badly and worrying because i'm 42 years old. please let me know if anyone is in the same position.

Sara Jun 15, 2014 11:14:40 PM ET

It could be too early to tell. early hpts don't guarantee a positive result, and recommend that the best day to take it is the first day of your missed period. hang in there, and try again on day 28.

DroopysGirl Jul 31, 2014 05:17:46 PM ET

Just curious how this has turned out for you? i am 41 and absolutely exhausted beyond belief in the afternoon, day 24 of cycle. i fully expect my cycle to start (26 day cycles), but is this an age thing?? it's been 3 years since i had my last child and i haven't been this tired except when pregnant.

nicole Aug 19, 2014 03:25:09 PM ET

I wasn't pregnant that month but here i am again cycle day 24 and hoping. we have been at it like rabbits this month, so i'm hopeful. i'm having cramps. i've been having them since cycle day 20. i have very sore breasts and i'm going off foods i normally like. we've been trying for 4 months now. i will let you know how it turns out. i suspect i am having trouble with implantation, not with conceiving. that's my gut instinct.

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Guest Dec 28, 2013 10:02:43 AM ET

Please respond. my period started on dec. 4, 2013 and ended on the 9th which was 5 days later. it was not normal. it was very light the first 3 days and medium on the last 2 days. my period is normally 7 days and it's normally very heavy for 4 days and light for 3 days and always 7 days. after my period 5 days later i had pinkish and brown spotting a half day. then on the 20th i got cramps for 1 week like my period is coming but nothing. plus lower back pain for 2 days. they it stopped yesterday and i had a headache that wouldn't go away same day. i can't stop going to pee. also can't stop eating. i took a test on cd 21 and it was negative. could i have tested early and does it sound like i am pregnant? please reply. i have been ttc for 1 year and 3 months.

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Wannabepreggo Dec 5, 2013 10:51:20 AM ET

I'm on cycle day 24, i took a pregnancy test and it was negative. my cycle is suppose to start dec. 10. did i take my test too soon? a friend of mine took a pregnancy test a week before her due period and she got a positive.

Elizabeth Dec 5, 2013 03:30:00 PM ET

Every woman is different. it will depend on the hcg hormone level and if the pregnancy test can detect at very low levels. i would say, if you miss your period, try taking another one then. the negative test now, does not mean you aren't pregnant though.

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Ashley Nov 26, 2012 06:40:51 PM ET

I went home for thanksgiving and my fiance came in me 6+ times in 4 days... what are my chances of being preggo?? when should i take a test to be sure??

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Nakia Oct 26, 2012 10:37:32 AM ET

I'm cold alot lately even in 78 degrees outside. my boobs are a little sore & i was going 2 pee alot. i'm hoping that i'm pregnant. but if not i'm trying again & again until i am pregnant. i just wait but its hard 2 be patient sometimes

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Tsige Feb 25, 2012 03:54:52 AM ET

In which days i may get pregnant?

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Irene Jun 14, 2011 11:14:44 PM ET

May last period was may 9th i should have had my next one june 6th but i was a week late i started spotting on june 12 then on the 13 it was a lot and i had a lot oh cramps. but today the bleeding has stopped and i am spotting a little brown stuff. what could this mean. it couldn't be implantion bleeding could it?

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Jessica Jun 1, 2011 10:23:21 PM ET

Day 24 and i'm also feeling cold too and don't know why. i'm also feeling very sleepy.

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gabby May 31, 2011 12:02:47 AM ET

Is it possiable to miss your period before the egg implants please help i am always on time for my period

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Chelle Feb 19, 2011 02:28:37 AM ET

I'm cold alot lately. i this a good sign or not? just wondering if i should be feeling cold since my basal body temp should be going up if i am preggo. have not checked the bbt, not even sure i would knw what i was looking for. four more days till the big test.

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