2 weeks ago from today I threw up less than an hour after taking my low-hormone dose birth control pill. I didn't think anything about it until Thursday when I was supposed to get my withdrawal bleed, so I never took a makeup pill. I had cramps and was expecting to get it, but nothing came until Friday. Then I only had some inconsistent brown, pink, and some bright red spotting.. not even enough to soak a pantyliner. I normally have fairly heavy withdrawal bleeding that last 3 days and I go through about 6-7 pads, and this bleeding only lasted a day. Now, I am very emotional, tender breasts, constant headache, and feel nauseous. I took 2 pregnancy tests that came out negative, and I later found I have to wait at least 19 days to test from missing my pill. That being said, I'm not quite sure how pregnancy works with the pill... what would the symptoms be?
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The symptoms that you are feeling (very emotional, tender breasts, constant headache, spotting and feeling nauseous) do suggest possibility of pregnancy. Sometimes women are known to get pregnant while being on the pills, especially if they tend to miss their pills.
Discuss with your gynecologist about your symptoms and request confirmation of pregnancy by getting a blood beta HCG level tests done. This if elevated will confirm that you are pregnant. Urine pregnancy tests in early pregnancy can come negative as the concentration of pregnancy hormone (HCG) is less in urine.
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