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Am I pregnant?

By Anonymous September 28, 2014 - 1:40pm
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I had unprotected sex a few times and missed 4-5 of my birth control pills. I did not make up those pills. I have my period now but it's a week early. Can I be pregnant even with my period?

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Hi Anon and thanks for your question.

According to the American Pregnancy Association, pregnant women can have some light irregular bleeding, but it should not be like a “normal” period. Some women can confuse this for their period because often it can come right around the time she was expecting her normal period. The irregular bleeding or spotting that can occur during pregnancy is often a dark brown color or a light pinkish. It should not be enough bleeding to fill pads or tampons over a few days. If you are bleeding enough to fill pads and tampons, then this would be a good indication that you are probably not pregnant.

Hope that helps!


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