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stopped taking my birth control for last 18 days of my pack. had sex a lot in those 18 days.

By Anonymous October 16, 2014 - 6:58am
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I was on penicillin because I was getting a tooth pulled I stopped my birth control on day 10 because taking the two of them together makes me sick. My SO and I had sex a lot during those days and he always goes inside me. I started bleeding on day 19 and it lasted 2 days. Could I be pregnant? I know we should have used a back up but we didn't and now I can't change it.

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for coming to us with your concern about possibly being pregnant.

As you well know, there is a risk for pregnancy when you have unprotected sexual intercourse.

Anonymous, was the vaginal bleeding that lasted only two days, spotting and pink to brownish in color, or was it moderate to heavy and red in color?

When was your last period? When should your period have started if you had not stopped taking your birth control pills?

I suggest taking a pregnancy test. The options include an early response test, which you can use as early as five days before your period is expected to start, wait at least one week after your expected period start date and test, or visit your gynecologist or women's health clinic and have a blood pregnancy test done.


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