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Is it PMS or pregnancy symptoms?

By Anonymous July 6, 2011 - 12:40am
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hi. i'm 20 and my period is always irregular. i recently started having sex and have had sex only twice. my first time was in May and i had a protected sex since my boyfriend had a condom on but he ejaculated inside and the condom did not break and there was no sign of leakage. But just to be sure i took an I-pill (which is similar to emergency contraceptives like Plan B or The morning after pill) within 2 hours. After 2 or 3 days i got my period (it was quite normal, lasted 4-5 days). Ever since i haven't got my period. Its July now so that means i missed my period in June. The thing is i had unprotected sex "with NO ejaculation" in June 28th. And again i took an I-pill within an hour.

I do have a history of ovarian cyst for which i took oral contraceptives as medication last year for 3 months.

Now, I am totally scared. I don't know what is happening. I don't have any other symptoms of pregnancy but my breasts started aching after i took the pill and they're still sore. They are pretty painful when i feel them. Other than that no other symptoms. But since i'm really worried, i took two home pregnancy tests. One this morning (with my first morning urine) and both came negative.

I really don't know what to do. I can't stop thinking about what's wrong with me!
Please reply soon. There's no one i can turn to right now.

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Hi Anon,

Given that you only had sex a week ago you may not have an accurate result and since you have an irregular period I'm not sure when you should be expecting another period. Sometimes breast pains are a sign that your period is on its way but I think the best thing for you to do is to visit your doctor and let him/her know about your sharp breast pains and of course the fact that you had sex and have an irregular period.

Please keep us posted,


July 7, 2011 - 7:20am
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Anonymous (reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

Hi Rosa,

Thanks a lot for all your replies... It really did help me a lot.
I got my period yesterday, so it seems like things are back to normal.

thanks a lot.

July 9, 2011 - 9:39pm
(reply to Anonymous)

Awesome! Glad I could help :)

July 11, 2011 - 6:28am

Hi Anon,

Because of your history with ovarian cysts and also because you took the ipill once in May and once just last week, I think the Ipill, much like Plan B and Next Choice, has caused a change in your period. You may get your period soon because of the Ipill that you took on June 28 or it may be late.

"There are chances of unexpected vaginal bleeding, but this is not dangerous and should clear up by the time you have your next period. i-pill might also cause your next period to come early or later than normal. "

The thing about Morning After Pills is that they are not meant to be used as contraceptives-- only in cases of emergency. Lots of women have been taking these every time they have sex or unprotected sex just to be on the safe side but it is not advised to use it like this considering it wasn't meant to be used as regular birth control. So, since you took in May and now again in late June, this is messing with your cycle.

It is probably best if you can go back to your doctor and ask to resume birth control pills so that you don't have to take the Ipill again and to help regulate your irregular periods.

Good Luck!


July 6, 2011 - 7:46am
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Anonymous (reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

hey thanks for your reply. but you didn't say anything about my breasts hurting. It got worse last night. When i touch or feel my breasts there's shooting pain. is it one of the side effects of the pill i took or is it an early sign of pregnancy? given that i had sex only a week ago i think its too early to develop symptoms of pregnancy or is it not? but i have already taken two home pregnancy tests and both came out negative.

July 6, 2011 - 6:18pm
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