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My girlfriend believes she could be preg. She has about 10 pills left in her pack(give or take a few). We stoped having sex 2 days ago and will not have sex for another month because of distance. I want to know, should she contiue taking her birth control pills and take a pregnacy test 10-14 days after today along with looking for signs, also what are the signs? If you don't mind. Um .. she's also been really stressed for the past week and tonight she felt like throwing up and got chills all of of sudden, should we just wait and check the preg test or whats the deal, thank you!
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There are no reliable signs of pregnancy save for giving birth or having a positive pregnancy test. You should know this from all of the questions you have asked. Your girlfriend needs to tahe a home pregnancy test 14 days or later after the last pregnancy risk.

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

- Galileo

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Now, you know, I'm more than a little dismayed to hear that only two days ago did you stop having sex when, for the love of gawd, your girlfriend was recovering from a painful infection in which you were very clearly advised, for her comfort and both of your health, to abstain from sex until her treatment was completed, which you made clear you would do, after being a pushy beastie about trying to find any rationale to continue with sex, also making clear you understood the implications sexual activity had to her health right now. That was not even six days ago.

Given she hadn't started it yet at your last post, and given standard treatment for a bacterial infection, that means we can know you didn't heed that advice. Why?

And her symptoms now could be from yet another infection -- far more likely if you have one already you're not fully caring for, including abstaining while you heal -- or the initial infection spreading -- also likely when you don't start treatment right away as advised.

Why is distance what's stopping you here and not her well-being? I cannot express the level of disgust I'm growing over here.

There are no very early symptoms of pregnancy, save a missed period. And if she is on the pill and takes it properly, it is highly unlikely she is pregnant. Treatment for bacterial infection does not generally render BCPs less effective.

I suggest your partner revisit her GP or GYN to have a full checkup, including a pelvic exam, and make sure these symptoms aren't a deepening infection or a new one.

I also suggest you do some serious thinking.

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