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PennyLaneK8t
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i need to know if i am pregnant.

My last period was November 20th (its now December 19). The last time I had sex was December 2nd. I am taking birth control (Ortho Tri Cyclen Low). I've been taking bc for about a year now, but end of November, beginning of December (when we had sex) I hadn't ordered a new packet in time, and went for about a week without. Now, my breasts are swollen and sore, i think getting bigger also. I'm bloated. I shouldn't be having my period for 5 more days according to the pill packet. and today i noticed bleeding and it was thicker than normal. I'm craving skim milk. Drank about a gallon of it in 2 days. Discharge has been normal. Headaches have occurred every once in a while.

i just need some answers. It's finals week, I'm stressed enough all ready.

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Missing a full week of birth control pills and going on to have unprotected intercourse warrants a significant risk of pregnancy. If it's been at least 2 weeks since your last incidence of intercourse, you can take a pregnancy test to get an accurate result.

Don't drive yourself nuts looking for symptoms; pregnancy tests are the only reliable way to know what's going on. :)

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PennyLaneK8t
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We did use protection
sorry I forgot to add that part
He used a condom, and even pulled out before he got off.
Still a big risk?

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ASargent42
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Nope, using a condom significantly reduces your risk.

HOWEVER, pulling out while using a condom can increase your risk, as condoms are made to be ejaculated into. Pulling out increases the risk of slippage, especially if he is in a big hurry to pull out quickly.


It could be the combination of your hormones being a little wonky, with the stress of your finals. You could still take a preganancy test if it would ease your mind, but your risk is nowhere near as high as it would have been if you used no condom at all.

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