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HELLLLP! Might be preganant!

By February 27, 2011 - 6:53am
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I am currently on combination birth control. On Feb 3rd, I had my period. On Feb 10th, I started my new pack. I took my pill on the 10th. But on the 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21ist, 22nd I did not take my pills. I didnt take it till 12 days. I looked to see when i'd ovulate, and it said Feb 16th or 17th. And on the 16th, i bled a very little bit. And only for that day. During all this, I was also on a UTI med that decreased birth control. Ive been having most symptoms of pregnancy but it could just be because of missed pills? Right now, I am having this sticky white slimy discharge when i go to the restroom. Could i be pregnant?

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I am assuming you had unprotected sex after February 3rd, and this is the reason you are wondering if you are pregnant?

Please know: women taking birth control pills sporadically do not ovulate according to the "ovulation predictor calendars". Women who use birth control pills consistently do not ovulate at all (this is one of the ways birth control pills prevent pregnancy, by preventing ovulation).

If you have missed most of your birth control pills in the pack, and have unprotected sex, you do have an increased chance of pregnancy.

You would need to wait until your next expected menstrual period to take a home pregnancy test (if your period does not begin). There really isn't such a thing as "pregnancy symptoms" this early, as they are vague and mimic the same symptoms most women feel before a period, too. Pregnancy symptoms typically begin after a missed period; the first symptom of pregnancy, therefore, is a missed period.

Please wait another week for your regular menstrual period to begin, (assuming your cycles typically regular; missing birth control pills can cause it to be irregular this cycle) and let us know the update!

February 27, 2011 - 7:25am
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