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kid932177
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Ok, I called the planned parenthood clinic around here and talked to their RN and asked her if it was possible to get your period when you're pregnant.. she said no. Well my real question here is does your pills have any affect on the size of ur stomach.. like the lower part of your stomach, because mine has seemed to have gotten bigger in the last two months, which I just started the birth control 3(?) months ago.. I mean I've heard it makes you gain weight or can but does it make your stomache get bigger without gaining much weight at all?!?! (I asked her this too my question to her was tho "why is my stomache getting bigger then") and she said the hormones in the pills usually do that. Thanks alot for the help!
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Gumdrop Girl
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birth control pills cause women to retain more water. that's why we can gain weight if we're on the pill. it wouldn't specifically make your tummy bigger, though. that could just be you noticing weird things, or you might just happen to be fattening up in that area. i wouldn't singly blame it on the pills, though.

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kid932177
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Ok, well if it makes u retain water, where would that be showing.. if at all?!?! B/c my stomach got bigger at the bottom and it got bigger in the middle like there's a lil poof in the middle.. so I dunno.. I'm just worried that I might be pregnant.. and I dunno why! I mean there's no reason I should be worried I was on birth control when I had sex and I have had my period on the right day 2 out of 2 times.. so I seriously dunno why I'm worried, but please help me answer my ? THanks again.
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Heather
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When you're bloated, it can appear that way anywhere, but your tummy and midsection are usually the first to show bloating.

So, no big worries. But just FYI, the pill is NOT 100% effective and offers NO protection againnst STDs and STIs. So, doubling up with a condom not only offers you extra physical protection, it offers you extra peace of mind.

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GOOD NEWS! i took a preg. test yesterday and it came out neg!!! and so now i'm pretty sure i'm not.. i had my period both times and i took a preg. test and it's neg.. i'm soo happy thanks alot for all ur help the last couple of months!
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