Hi there! I have a quick question for you regarding a possible pregnancy. I have an appointment with my OB/GYN for a check up on Friday, but I'm really worried and wanted to get an opinion on the matter to possibly ease my mind.
I'm married and have been using birth control for about 7 months, and in July, I started noticing some weird things happening. The first thing I wanted to ask about is nipple discharge. I would get both clear and milky discharge when my nipples are squeezed, which has never happened before. I called my doctor's office, and she said that it was just a hormone imbalance and not to worry about it. This has continued off and on since the middle of July.
Starting about 3 days ago, I started feeling a bit bloated, and just pushed it aside as gas from a large dinner, but it still has not gone away. With stress about the possibility of being pregnant, I took a pregnancy test and it came up negative.
I just started the iron pills in my pack yesterday, and I woke up this morning with a stressed/upset stomach, and a lot of worry about being pregnant. I also noticed last night that my breasts felt swollen and a little sore around the outside edges. Of course, my period shouldn't start until this weekend, and these can all be attributed to getting ready for a period, but I've never had these symptoms this early before a period. My normal period should start this weekend. I haven't missed any pills and have been really good about taking them within the same 10 minutes every day. My husband and I are young (22) and we have sex 1-2 times a week at most (of course it fluctuates).
So the bottom line is, I know the possibilities of being pregnant must be low, but I'm still worried and need some advice. Thanks so much for reading and helping!!!
Posts: 6 | From: Akron, OH USA | Registered: Jul 2005
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If you've been taking your pills correctly (which it sounds like you have), then the pill should protect you quite well. And if you've taken a pregnancy test and it was negative, you can trust those results. If you're worrying this much, it might be wise to back up your birth control with another method like condoms or a diaphram, just for your peace of mind.
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