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Stargirl85
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My friend is worried she may be pregnant so I figured I’d ask you guys some questions to help her out! First of all, she thinks she may be 9 weeks pregnant. She is on birth control however, I don’t know how well she takes it but I’m assuming she takes it like any other person.. every once in awhile there aren’t condoms, I know that much. Umm.. She got her period in February as normal, same day as usual for same length of time, etc.. and then the day before her period was supposed to come in March she took a pregnancy test and it came back negative.. the next day she got her period. She said that one was 5 days long and very heavy, heavier than usual but no pain or anything.. just a longer period i guess. She wants to take another pregnancy test on Wednesday although I don’t know what good that will do her??

If she were to take one Wednesday, if she was in fact 9 weeks pregnant (which would be from the date of her last period in FEB), would it for sure come back positive on a pregnancy test? I thought for sure it would be but I guess I don’t know..I mean she’d had two legit periods since but shes worried they weren’t actually periods.

If for some reason she was pregnant, she would get a abortion. In BC, how long is the wait to get in to get an abortion roughly..whether at an independant clinic or hospital.. if anyone knows.. and if she were to go in at like 10 weeks pregnant, would that be sufficient enough time to still get an abortion even though apparently you only have up until 12 weeks?? Or is it 14?

Wouldnt it be fairly obvious to know if you were THAT far along.. because it seems kind of weird to me that you wouldnt know you were that far along, like there'd be no signs.. and then you wouldnt have enough time to make the decision to get an abortion because it would be too late.. Does this actually happen to some women?

Thanks!

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When you have bleeding that shows up when your period is due, and lasts roughly about as long as your regular period does, you can safely assume that it is, in fact, a period. And it is not possible to have a period and be pregnant.

The pill offers a very high level of protection, even with typical use. If your friend is also backing up with condom most of the time, then she is as protected as it gets. Does she have any reason to believe that both of those methods have failed?

But if your friend has had two regular withdrawal bleeds, and has had a negative pregnancy test, then she does not need to worry about pregnancy.

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Thanks! No she just thinks she is because she's been sleeping alot and last month she said her boobs hurt for about two days which she hadnt experienced before. I think she still plans on taking a pregnancy test on Wednesday but I assume if that comes back negative that'd pretty much be her answer..?
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Yep: the fact that she's had two regular withdrawal bleeds and a negative pregnancy test say that she's not pregnant, and she can absolutely go ahead and take a second test to confirm. Pregnancy tests are very accurate, so she can trust those results.

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Okay thanks! Also, I just found out.. there's been one withdrawal bleed. She's worried that maybe she got pregnant back in February.. after February's period so the only one she's had since then would be the longer more heavier one in March. But I think it's safe to say she's not pregnant so i'll let her just take another test to make sure haha thankyou
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