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I'm late... and it's complicated. Could I be pregnant?

By Anonymous July 19, 2010 - 10:57pm
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I've been on birth control for about 6 months now. I struggled with regulation of my period for the first three months b/c I was forgetful about my pills. In May my period came in the middle of my pill cycle for 3 days (shorter than normal), and when it was supposed to come around the 20th it didn't. I went on and started my next pill cycle as scheduled. When I missed one day in the middle of June (about 1 month after my last period) I did not start. I picked up on my pills for the rest of the month as scheduled. When I stopped the pills I still had no period (this is around the 20th-25th of June). I started the next cycle again and went the entire month as scheduled. It is now July 20th, I've been off the pill for 2 days and no period.

I've been paranoid about being pregnant. When I missed in June I took a pregnancy test and it was negative (but I drank a lot of water before taking the test.) Also I have not noticed any pre-pregnancy symptoms in my body, but I'm afraid I might be overlooking them. The only thing I've noticed is that my discharge has a different (stronger and more foul) smell than normal.

Is it likely that I'm pregnant? Or would I have noticed SOME symptoms by now?

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Hi Anonymous

You need to see a health care provider. Any time you have a foul smelling discharge, you need to be seen because it is often an infection and could even be an STD.

When you were not taking your pill on schedule did you use a back up method of birth control? Often it is recommended to do that for the rest of the month when it gets all goofed up.

You may not be pregnant, but you really should make an appointment to get checked out today. Vaginal infections are not something to wait on treating. Good luck and please let us know how you do.

July 20, 2010 - 7:18am
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