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Ovulated? :S

By Anonymous June 26, 2011 - 7:44am
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On Wednesday July 22nd, I felt this dull ache on my left side around the pelvic area. It felt like the first day of my period and lasted pretty much all day. It subsided but I still felt a dull ache on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Worst, it happened right in the middle of my cycle. I've been on the BC pill for 9 months and am what the experts would call "a perfect user". I always take it on time, every night at 9 p.m. and never missed a dose. Could this dull ache around my ovary be ovulation? I'm a little scared it is. Isn't combination birth control suppose to prevent an egg from being released? Now I'm afraid I may get pregnant because me and my boyfriend had sex without a condom on Sunday morning (July 19th). He didn't ejaculate in me but I'm aware his pre-ejaculate could have some sperm in it. I've never felt this before and I'm worried my BC failed.


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Hi Anonymous,
Thank you for your question and welcome to Empowher. The truth is, anytime you have sex, you are risking pregnancy. Birth control is not always the answer to not getting pregnant and using birth control plus condoms would certainly reduce your odds of becoming pregnant.

At this point, keep taking your pills and see if you miss your period. If you do, take a pregnancy test. Can you keep us updated on your results?

Thanks and good luck,

June 26, 2011 - 9:36am
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