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Could I be pregnant?

By Anonymous February 28, 2015 - 7:23pm
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Hi! In September of 2014 I stopped using birth control pills since I wasn't in a relationship. In late November, I went to a party where I got a little too drunk and don't really remember what happened. I'm almost positive I didn't have sex (and my sister who says I didn't leave her sight for the whole party semi-confirms this), but my generally anxious personality became convinced I was pregnant when my December period was late. I took two pregnancy tests in late December about a week apart, and they were both negative. After a party on NYE where I did have a protected sexual encounter, as a back up precaution, I took an emergency contraceptive pill. I had an early 3- day period (which is shorter than the typical period I would get before I was ever on the pill, but fairly typical of my periods on BC) in January. Since then, I've taken 3 more pregnancy tests (all negative), but I didn't get my period in February. Is it possible that I'm pregnant and that the bleeding in January wasn't a period? I've read a bunch on the internet about some women never having positive pregnancy tests while pregnant (and I watch those shows about women not knowing they were pregnant), so I'm kinda freaking out. Thanks!

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Hello and thank you for sharing your question.

The normal side effect after taking emergency contraceptives is irregular bleeding.  This is way you had to light, bleeding after taking the pills.  It means the pills worked and you are not pregnant.  

Trust the pregnancy tests.  More than one negative test means, you are not pregnant.  If you still are not convinced you can visit your doctor to make sure.


March 1, 2015 - 8:52am
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