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pregnant or period?

By Anonymous December 25, 2015 - 12:52am
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Hi there, I feel bad for asking this kind of question because you must all get hundreds like them everyday. I expect my period tomorrow; Christmas I day.had sex with my partner five times this month. I'm on the pill have been for almost 4 years and we always use condoms and none of them broke or tore or anything. I am concerned I may be pregnant. I have taken two pregnancy tests (the 5 day early detection ones), the first was exactly 5 days from my period and it came up negative. And the second was two days away from my period and also came up negative. Small question here, it was a dark line for negative so does that mean it detected I was really not pregnant? I went to the hospital that day as well to get some things checked out and I had a urine sample taken and they automatically do pregnancy tests for women who come in and it was negative as well. Another question, should I trust the hospital test more or the same or less than home pregnancy tests? I also had a pap smear done and had some slight spotting afterwards alike the doctor said would happen and I also had some spotting today in the afternoon and a bit in the evening. My mom said that it's just because of the scraping that happens in the cervix and it is a bit of a traumatic experience for the cervix. And also because my period is coming that I might be spotting because of the irritation of the pap smear to irritate my period into coming a bit sooner. My main question is; could I be pregnant?

Thank you for reading my question; I know there is a lot to take in and It would be a pleasure if someone would have some sort of answer for me :) I am a bit desperate, my period should start tomorrow and I'd like to have a period and not a pregnancy hah!

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Hello and welcome to EmpowHer,
As you may already know, women can only become pregnant when ovulating. Birth control pills prevent your body from ovulating. If there is no egg, there is nothing to fertilize. So, you are fully protected when taking birth control pills and do not need to use condoms unless you wish to also prevent STD's.
In addition to not ovulating, you are using condoms which ensures there is no sperm present either. With no egg and/or a sperm, becoming pregnant is scientifically impossible.
I'm unsure why you believe you're pregnant after taking both precautions. But all I can say is that you need to trust your birth control methods, and the pregnancy tests.

December 27, 2015 - 11:36am
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