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trulyloved
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In I think Feburary, my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex. I am on birthcontrol and he withdrew before ejaculation. I got my period afterwords, and have tested negative on pregnancy tests twice.
However, for the past 2 or maybe even 3 months, I have been having very light periods, aches, weird eating habits and have gained about 12 pounds.
Today, my mother told me that I looked "round- pregnant round". It was somewhat scary to hear, seeing as I start college in 3 weeks.
So am I at risk? Is it possible, to have a period, be on birth control, and abstained from intercourse since then, to be pregnant?

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Hi,

it seems unlikely to me that you would be pregnant if you got two negative results from pregnancy tests, but you can always test again to double check, and ease your mind.

In the months since your risk, have you been having normal periods? If your period has been more than spotting, then it's highly unlikely that you're pregnant, since you shed the lining of your uterus on your period, and that's where the fetus grows.

Also, if you were on birth control, and had been taking it correctly (on time everyday, and for at least a full cycle) back when you had unprotected sex, the risk was already very low to begin with.

There could be a lot of reasons for aches, weird eating habits, and weight gain. If you've been stressing over this for a while, it's entirely possible that it could be a factor.

My suggestion: go ahead and take another pregnancy test. If this one is also negative (and from what you describe, I think it would be), I'd say with certainty that you're not pregnant.

Hope this helped [Smile]

[ 07-31-2006, 08:37 PM: Message edited by: blysse_norwood ]

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trulyloved
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Thank you so much!
College transition has be freaking me alittle so that could be the difference in my period.
I'm due to start in 3 days or so. I just wanted to not stress and mess it up and freak myself out.
thanks again!

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Not a problem! [Smile]

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