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Could I be Pregnant?

By August 2, 2010 - 8:13pm
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Ever since i had my period it has always been irregular. I went to the GYN once and the doctor told me it was normal. That the only thing is that i might have problem having kids and that the pill will solve the problem. Simultaneously, my regular doctor had been persuading me to start taking contraceptive pills, but i denied. After a while i started to see a pattern in my period; i would have a normal period from about Sept-August until January-February, then i would not get my period for about three or four months and then get it again in June and July, sometimes miss July and/or August, and back again in September for the same cycle. Note these are my conclusions based on me keeping track of whether i get my period or not each month for the last two years.

About a month ago i had my period which terminated about June 30th. Two days later i fooled around with my boyfriend. He did not penetrate me, though he did ejaculated. His semen got all over my hands and somewhat close to my vulva. I kind of freaked out and took Plan B 25 hours later. I got my period again in a week (side effect of Plan B). Two weeks after the "Plan B period" i started spotting (i don't know if i should call that a period since another side effect of Plan B is to have a very light period after taking the pill). Bing that i have irregular periods (i do not know when i will have my next period) and that i took Plan B, there are a million thoughts going through my head.
I can not get a take home pregnancy test because i live with my family and no one knows i am sexually active(my mother is super conservative and believes in sex after marriage). I am over 18 and i can go to the doctor, though my insurance just expired.
I have also been reading about pregnancy symptoms which i don't seem to have any other than massive headaches every now and then and sometimes nausea (but that doesn't tell me anything). I also made another appointment for GYN but the nearest date is October, i also just submitted my insurance paperwork again and hopefully in three weeks it'll be back on.
I'm just really worried i might be pregnant and i would love to have any clue of what is going on with my body, though the circumstances make it really hard for me. I also can't go anywhere kind of alone since i have to drag my sister with me everywhere. Other than when i go to work, so i do not know what to do in terms of finding out if I'm pregnant or not. I'm really worried and i hope that me freaking out does not have me thinking i am pregnant and forcing symptoms on me.

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You have experienced two different "episodes" of bleeding/spotting since after taking Plan B, so that is a good sign. It is difficult to know if both times was "only" breakthrough bleeding (spotting/bleeding in-between periods), or if it was a menstrual period.

Since you did have spotting for 6 days in mid-July, that may have been a very light period, as you had a period (or some type of bleeding) in mid-June.

You will likely have a period in mid-August. If you are worried about being pregnant from your June 2nd sexual encounter, you can take a home pregnancy test now and it will be accurate (assuming you have not had unprotected sex since this time).

I hope this helps!

August 3, 2010 - 8:50pm

Can you provide us with more specific information, so that we can help:
1. What was the start date of your last menstrual period?
2. What was the date(s) you had unprotected sex?
3. What was the date you took Plan B?
4. When are you expecting your next period? (I know you said it is irregular, but how long are your cycles during the "regular" time?)

It is normal to have spotting/bleeding after taking Plan B; this is a side effect called "breakthrough bleeding".

August 3, 2010 - 2:28pm
(reply to Alison Beaver)

My last menstrual period started on May 25th, ended on May 29th.
Had Unprotected Sex on June 2nd.
Took Plan B June 3rd.
Had another period on June 10th result of Plan B lasted 5 days.
I was hoping to get my period sometime July and that is when i had spotting during the week of July 11-17. I'm hoping to get my full period sometime this month though I'm not 100% sure, since its irregular.

August 3, 2010 - 3:52pm
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