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Breast soreness and cramps on birth control ?

By Anonymous April 8, 2017 - 11:53pm
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I've been taking belara pill for 3 years. Only a small handful of times have I had cramps or breast soreness but I am slightly panicking.

Had unprotected sex on feb 3, and I was on the last week of my 3 week pill packet. I got my period as normal when I finished that packet around the 11th feb.
Got a pregnancy test done maybe 3 weeks after that and was negative (did it twice and result was quick)
Took pill as normal again, and once that pill finished I got my period exactly on 11th march until 15th. Note: no cramps or sore breasts. I had surgery on the 14 march and had to take antiobiotics for 5 days.

And now it's the 9th of April, I am on my week off from the pill, and I am having cramps and sore breast and still didn't get my period. Note: I only had sex feb 3rd and that's it.

After all of this, could I be pregnant? Even though I did have my periods before, and 2 negative result pregnancy tests or am I just being really paranoid and this is just one of those random times I am getting these symptoms?

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Dear Anon,

Thank you for reaching out to EmpowHER.

If you had your period(s) and negative test results, you are not pregnant. As you say, you do occasionally get these PMS type symptoms. You can always test again for peace of mind or check with your doctor.


April 9, 2017 - 5:23am
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