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i am on birth control and havent had my period. what is this?

By June 10, 2011 - 4:07pm
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I am on the pill Loestrin 30. I take a pill every day for 3weeks then have 7 days off for my period. Usually, I come on 3days after taking my last pill. However, this month I forgot to take my pill twice on seperate occasions and had intercourse during this time, and didn't use a condom. Now, it is a week after I took my last pill and I still haven't come on. My breasts were sore at the start of the week, however this is dying down, but i am constantly having mood swings and have a bloated belly and some belly aches today (a week after taking my last pill) However, I am also in the last week of my exams - could this be stress or could I be pregnant?

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Missing a dose of birth control and having unprotected sex during this time period can increase your risk of getting pregnant, especially if those missed days coincided with the time you ovulated, Ovulation, as you may already know, is when an egg is released from an ovary. An egg lives 12 to 24 hours after leaving the ovary. If you have unprotected sex during this period, the egg is fertilized and you are pregnant.
Stress, especially during exam week, can cause a delay in your period along with symptoms of intestinal upset, such as bloating and cramping.
You can wait and see if you get your period. If you don't in the next few days, you could take a home pregnancy test.

June 10, 2011 - 4:38pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

I have had exams since 16th may, so the last time i was on my period i was in exam conditions. Im not that worried about exams but when i feel i havent done great i get stressed. I have never missed a period before, even with stress of exams.

June 10, 2011 - 5:16pm
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