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kel17
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I'll keep it short. I'm 18. I had sex 27 days ago, 4 days before my period was due. I am on birth control but I do not take it at the same time every day. My partner used a condom and did not ejaculate. For the past week or so I have experienced bloating, breast soreness, extra gas, tingling on my nipples and a very slight change in the shade of my areolas. My period is not due again for 6 more days. I have taken three pregnancy tests, all negative. Although I don't think that they would be effective yet since I have not missed a period. Any thoughts?
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Also mild cramps in my pelvic area and a very brief sharp pain near my cervix today. Slight pinkish breakthrough bleeding 2 separate days about 4 days apart. All of these symptoms began about 16 days after the intercourse.
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skiesofgreen
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Really the only reliable pregnancy symptom is a missed period. Something you have not had. On top of that you were using multiple forms of contraception and have had multiple negative pregnancy tests. Pregnancy tests are reliable either 14 days after the incident or after a missed period, which ever comes first. If you'd like to double check for the brand you used the packaging (or their website) should make that clear for you.

However I would like to stress that having used in effect three methods of contraception (the pill, withdrawal and a condom) the chance of pregnancy is about as low as it gets when having intercourse. For some perspective here are the effectiveness rates when pairing different forms of birth control:

http://www.scarleteen.com/article/reproduction/the_buddy_system_effectiveness_rates_for_backing_up_your_birth_control_with_a_s

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Thanks. I appreciate the help.
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