I am 23 years old. I had my last b/c pill on Dec 10th and had unprotected sex the next day within 24hours after taking the pill. Since I stopped taking b/c pills, I had withdrawal bleeding (I assume) for 4 days starting on Dec 14th. However, in January, I had another bleeding but only for 2-3 days, very light, and brown-ish. Could it be an implantation bleeding? That was from Jan 12th-14th. This month (Feb), I started feeling sore on my breasts and they look and feel bigger too. My nipples and areolas get bigger in size too but I do not have any other pregnancy symptoms like nausea/morning sickness. I have never had pre-menstrual symptoms like sore breasts before neither. Now it is Feb 12th and I have not had my period this month. Is it possible that I am pregnant, or is it just the side effects from coming off b/c pills? Thank you.
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If you had been sexually active after having the withdrawal bleeding (after stopping with birth control use), then the lighter spotting could indicate probable implantation bleed. If the symptoms suggestive of early pregnancy (spotting, brown discharge, nausea, sore & bigger feeling breasts, areolas getting bigger, absence of usual pre-menstrual symptoms) remain persistent, or if periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
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