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ktbaby
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Ok.. So I had my period around the 21st of May, and afterwards I didn't put on another birth control patch because I ran out(I had been doing so every week for 3 weeks then the fourth week being left for a period). Since then, I have not had another period, and I have had sex. My boyfriend never has come inside of me, but he does come after he pulls out. Since the entire month of June, I've had no period, *I* feel because I ran out of the birth control.. Which would mess up my cycle (it's done it before when I've been on birth control while still a virgin). I have no symptoms of pregnancy, but pretty much all vaginal discharge is gone in the past couple of days and my stomach hurts. I plan to get a test tomorrow or Saturday, but I wanted to get everyone's opinion on if they think I'm pregnant or not beforehand. I have been tested for all STDs including HIV/AIDS in the past six months and tested negative for all (though I doubt that has anything to do with it).

[ 06-30-2006, 02:36 AM: Message edited by: ktbaby ]

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logic_grrl
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I plan to get a test tomorrow or Saturday, but I wanted to get everyone's opinion on if they think I'm pregnant or not beforehand.

Since we're not psychic, we're not going to be able to tell [Big Grin] .

But the pregnancy test will.

Pre-ejaculate can contain sperm, so you've had a significant risk here, and looking for "symptoms" is not a reliable way of seeing if you're pregnant or not.

So taking a pregnancy test is the smart thing to do.

I have been tested for all STDs including HIV/AIDS in the past six months and tested negative for all

That's great, but unless your boyfriend has also been tested, unprotected sex still gives you an STI risk.

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ktbaby
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Oh yeah, totally understandable about the STIs, but at least those can be cleared up and as of yet I've had no problems. I just wanted to see if anyone had the same thing happen with birth control mainly, and if the lack of discharge might've given me a clue. I'm rarely ever that dry, though I thought ovulation might cause that as well as the stomach cramps. It seems when I ovulate both occur (but even then normally I have less discharge.. not to the point that it seems I have none though).
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Hey, ktbaby, what logic_grrl said about your boyfriend and STIs still stands- if your boyfriend has not been tested as well, you still have had substantial risks. And not all STIs can just be "cleared up" Herpes and HPV are viruses that stay with you for your lifetime and are becoming more and more common. Chlamydia and Gonorrhea can be asymptomatic and if not caught and treated, can lead to PID which can leave you infertile. And STIs in young men and women are abundantly more common than pregnancy.

Ovulation does cause a change in discharge, as well as changes in hormonal levels in your body in general, which could have happened from being on and off a hormonal method. But really, discharge isn't going to tell you a lot about anything, especially when you've just come off hormonal birth control and especially if you haven't been tracking regularly for awhile.

Stomach cramps can also be related to a hundred or more ailments.

Your best bet is still the pregnancy test.

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I stopped takin my birthcontrol pills about a month ago and last night i had unprotected sex with my boyfriend but he pulled out i'm really scared because i'm a cheerleader and a trackrunner for my school and if i'm pregnant i wouldnt be able to perform well in my sports i know it was dumb and i shoulda used protection but it was a heat of the moment thing sooo does anyone have any idea what the chances are of me bein pregnant?

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Heather
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If you do not wish to become pregnant, you will want to obtain emergency contraception.

Might your risks be less because of so recently being on BCPs? maybe, but maybe not. But if you're not ready to become pregnant, it'd be a foolish gamble to take when you can protect yourself with EC.

And remember: even in the heat of the moment, we make decisions, and you ALWAYS have a right to decline sex for any reason, including when no one has birth control.

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I know this topic is somewhat old, but to update everyone I ended up having my period in July. I also ended up having my period on the correct time in August without bc, so I'm quite happy about that. [Smile]

I hate taking birth control (and now he wears a condom every time), just because it messes with my hormones and at times makes me very depressed. Lately I've been charting my cycles, which I know isn't 100%, but it's at least helped me understand how my body works a bit better.

As far as all the STI's and such we plan to get tests done soon, so everything is taken care of for now [Smile]

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ktbaby, have you talked to your OB/GYN about other options?

There are nonhormonal methods you can combine with condoms, after all.

(And there's little sense in charting when you're on BCPs, for the record, since you've no fertilty cycle TO chart.)

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