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Cramping 2 weeks before my period (on the pill)

By Anonymous June 29, 2011 - 7:45am
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I've been on the pill for about 4 years now, and my periods have been getting shorter and shorter since I started to take them. I just started a new year of pill packs two weeks ago, right after my last period. I'm having pain (almost like period pain, but not nearly as intense) occasionally on both sides. What could this mean? I have not missed a pill in three months or so, and I last had sex 4 days before my period. We did not use a condom, but the pull-out method (which I KNOW is not too effective).

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Im having this too. Ive been on the pill for two years. This is the first time ive had slight cervical cramps and two sharp cramps two weeks before my period. Im freaking out too. The chances of pregnancy is low, but im freaking out. Its still nine days before my period.

August 17, 2014 - 4:06pm
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Hi Anonymous,
Welcome to Empowher and thank you for your question. There could be so many different reasons why you may be experiencing cramping that it is almost impossible for us to pin point exactly what the cause may be. It could be ovulation pain or even something as simple as gas pains. Since you had unprotected sex, I will assume your major concern is pregnancy. Since you have not missed a period yet, you also would be highly unlikely to be experiencing any pregnancy symptoms as well. If your concern is pregnancy, wait until you miss a period and take a home pregnancy test. If you are experiencing any pain, consult your physician immediately.
I hope this helps and let us know if we can be of further assistance to you.

June 29, 2011 - 11:47am
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