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Started new pack of birth control 2 weeks after I finished the previous month's pack....

By Anonymous December 9, 2014 - 10:57am
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Ended my period around October 31, and didnt start my next pack until November 14th. On the night of november 14th and a couple of days later, I had unprotected sex. It is December 9th now and I am in the middle of the inactive pills, and still have not gotten my period. I have experienced cramping and some very minor discharge through the last week. (I did not get my period within the month of november because I was still taking the active pills)

I took a pregnancy test yesterday (december 8th) which would be about 3 weeks after I had the unprotected sex and the result came out negative.

I don't want to be pregnant at this time in my life, what is the probability that I will be ok? I am stressing myself out and have gained extreme anxiety.

Please give me some advice.

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for visiting the EmpowHER community and sharing your question.

Anytime you have unprotected sex, you risk pregnancy.  A pregnancy test can be taken 10-14 days after unprotected sex and when taken correctly, will certainly be accurate by the time your period is due. Since you are late, the pregnancy test should be very accurate by now.

I am sure you are just fine. You could always take a blood test at your doctor's office if you really want to know 100%. Otherwise, try a new brand of test and do it first thing in the morning.

Cramping and minor discharge is normal before you get your period, so it might be coming. Stressing out will only delay it, so try and keep your mind off of it. I know, easier said then done, but try. 

I hope this help Anon.



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