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Silverlight
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I take the pill back-to-back for 3 months at a time. The last time I had sex was the middle of last month, and we used a condom as well. However, for the past week, I have appeared bloated. It seems to get worse right after I've eaten. It goes down overnight, but not entirely. I'm worried that I might be pregnant, but could I just be bloated? How can I tell the difference? I won't find out until after 4/5 weeks, when I've finished my pill. It seems like a long time to wait.
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If you've been taking the pills as directed and backing up with condoms, your pregnancy risk has been incredibly small.

It's much, much more likely that you're bloated for other reasons.

If you don't want to wait for your next withdrawal bleed, you can just go ahead and take a pregnancy test to know now.

And if the bloating doesn't go away in a few days, you might want to see a doctor about it just to be safe.

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We don't use condoms all the time, but I always take the pill as directed.

Thank you for your input. I really hope that it's just bloat. I might make a trip to see the doctor.

With thanks,
Silverlight

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