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I havn't taken my birth control in like 2 weeks. I have had protected sex but now am having horrible cramps. Can i be pregnant and just had a miscarriage?

By Anonymous March 18, 2011 - 9:44pm
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I have not taken my birth control in like 2 weeks. I had protected sex and he got off inside me but i checked the condom and it didn't break. 2 days later i started my period and was sad to say excited b/c i figured i wasnt pregnant. but i was put on birth control for the horrible cramps and i had them this morning which lasted about 15 min. i was in tears and dubbling over. could i have been pregnant and had a miscarrage? I took a pregnancy test and it came up negative. im so scared and have no clue what to do. can someone please help me??

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Dear Anonymous,

Can you clarify something for me-- What makes you think you got pregnant and are suffering a miscarriage? The cramps?

You had protected sex, you got your period, and you have negative pregnancy test. I'd venture to say you're not pregnant nor are you having a miscarriage. The cramps are painful and unfortunate but perhaps you should consider going back on the pill-- is there a reason why you stopped taking them? It sounds like your body is reacting to being taken off the pills that were helping you with the cramp pains.

Best Wishes!

March 19, 2011 - 6:23am
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Anonymous (reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

well my mom mentioned to me that if i had been with anyone that it could be a miscarriage because she has had one before. when i had sex wednesday he apparently got off inside me and it freaked me out because i thought that i was pregnant. && idk why i just stopped taking it i just did, but i have done this before. i have been on the pill for 5 years and sometimes i just stop taking it for no reason including the other 5 pills i take. and i believe that my body was reacting from not taking it but i just wasnt sure. it scared me. I dont have a gynocologist and idk who to turn to because im on my parents insurance and i didnt want them to get a bill and be like ohh well why were you going there?

March 19, 2011 - 9:42pm
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Your mom's miscarriage would not have anything to do with your chance of a miscarriage or not.

As Rosa said, since your pregnancy test showed negative, there would not be any "pregnancy hormones", and this fact coupled with a period and using a condom all suggest that you did not have a miscarriage.

Your body would most definitely react to abruptly stopping/starting hormonal contraception, and if you are scared, it is best to choose a contraception that you can use in a more consistent manner.

Why would your parents be concerned that you were going to the gynecologist? If you are sexually active, you need to also be receiving annual exams (I assume you are, since you have a prescription), and women should feel comfortable going to the doctor for any reason (it does not have to be sex-related to go the gynecologist!). Please know it is important if you ever do have any symptoms, that you can go to the gynecologist without anyone questioning your intentions or sexuality. And...great job on using a condom, by the way!

March 20, 2011 - 7:23pm
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Anonymous (reply to Alison Beaver)

someone mentioned to me that there is a shot that you can get every month for birth control instead of being on the pill and accidentally missing some pills. im not sure about that b.c i havnt really looked into it and my main dr i go to is in cincinnati ohio and i live in western kentucky so it is a drive but i havnt seen him since october of last year but i am going to see him sometime the first week of april. thank you guys so much for everything i feel much better knowing this information :)

March 20, 2011 - 7:27pm
(reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon,

You are referring to Depo Provera. It is a shot of hormones given to you every 3 months instead of taking the pill. Like the birth control pill, the more regularly you take it, the more effective it is. It must be taken every 12 weeks to achieve maximum effect.

Please read more on its advantages and disadvantages before determining if Depo Provera is for you.

Good Luck!

March 21, 2011 - 6:34am
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