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irishgirl3
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I'm on birth control pills and last month I had sex with a guy. Now I DONT take my pills at the same time everyday, I know its a very bad habit to get into but that month i was awful at taking them and so I felt so paranoid that I went out and bought Plan B the next morning. He wore a condom for the most part. A couple weeks after taking the plan B, I got my period the week of my sugar pills right around the time I always do but it wasnt as heavy as it always is but i didnt think twice about it. Im due for a period next week and lately ive been having cramping and lower back pains and im just wondering if i could be pregnant at all or if im just paranoid to the max?
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Heather
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Since you have already had one period, and it sounds like it has =been several weeks since this happened, if you are concerned you may be pregnant the next step is to take a test.

We can't tell someone if they are pregnant or not, only a pregnancy test -- be it a home test or one a doctor does -- can do that.

But moving forward, it sounds clearly like you do not want to be pregnant, so how about making sure a condom is always used, not just "for the most part," and either figuring out a way to take your pills properly, or switching to another similar method, like the ring or patch, that you do not have to remember to take every day?

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