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caityb344
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A couple of months ago around Halloween, I hooked up with this guy. I don't think it was sex because I had on pajama shorts while making out with the guy, but still.

anyways, I've read a couple of articles on here that make me think that I'm not pregnant, but I've googled a lot of the "I didn't know I was pregnant" stuff lately and it's freaked me out that I could end up like one of those people. I've been on birth control for a year now, and I do get periods, but they last about 3 days. I've read stuff that says you can still get periods while you are pregnant. Some people have said that they have had their periods the entire 9 months of their pregnancy. My lower back kind of hurts but I had my period last week. I don't know if it's me freaking out because I've read all of this stuff on the internet or what. Can someone help me?

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Sam W
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Hi caityb,

So, first off, the best thing you can do for yourself is stop googling things like "I didn't know I was pregnant," and instead focus on the info from more reliable sources
(Legit or Unfit? Finding Safe, Sound Sex Educators & Support Online). Because I think you're right when you say that reading this stuff is probably what's making you freak out. It sounds like you already know that what you did had no risk of pregnancy, plus you've been having your regular periods, so some part of you already knows you're not pregnant. You mention reading some articles here, have you had a chance to read this one yet?
You're Not Pregnant. Why Do You think You Are?

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caityb344
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Yeah, I've read that article. It was help.

I also have another question, what's the difference between a "period (or fake period) and a deducial bleeding? since women who are pregnant tend to get those types of periods?

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What is much more typical with pregnant people is to have No bleeding.

A minority of pregnant people experience some kind of random bleeding during their pregnancy. That's very unlikely to look like the person's usual period, though. A period is the shedding of the uterus lining, and that can't happen to a pregnant person because then there'd be nothing to sustain the pregnancy. It would be be very unlikely to happen when a period was expected, and would not be the same amount of blood or for the same length of time as a period.

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caityb344
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Thanks! yall are a lot of help!

So, if youre on birthcontrol, and you get a period does it mean youre not pregnant?

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Whether someone's on birth control or not, getting their bleed means they're not pregnant.

As you're on birth control (I assume you're talking about hormonal birth control), technically we'd call your "periods" withdrawal bleeds. That's because people on hormonal birth control don't have the fertile menstrual cycle that they'd have otherwise, and the bleed is in response to the hormones in the birth control. Getting a withdrawal bleed means exactly the same thing per "not pregnant": that bleed is the shedding of the uterine lining, so it means the person isn't pregnant.

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Thanks for all of the help!

sorry to bother you guys with another question, but I've also felt twitching around my lower stomach a lot lately. I think most of it is gas, but Im not exactly sure about that...

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You're right that it's most likely just gas. However, if it becomes painful, or if it's ongoing and making you uncomfortable, you can always check in with a healthcare provider to see what's up.
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It's very probably gas [Smile] That, or a physical reaction to stress, worry or nervousness.

The one thing it won't be is pregnancy. Have you seen these? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/ultimatebb.php?/ubb/get_topic/f/54/t/000223.html and Can I Get Pregnant, or Get or Pass On an STI From That? ? Both of those should help it be very clear why not [Smile]

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thanks for all of the help!

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