I am not using any form of contraceptive, and have been having unprotected sex using the "pull put method", or withdrawal method. I have always been a regular month to month (regular levels of discharge),most of the time with elevated PMS symtoms indicating my upcoming period. However this month I was did not experience any PMS symtoms and started my period on the 28th day from my last period, only difference is that for the first time ever my period has only lasted 1 day. This was followed by a yellowish/brownish discharge, but no bleeding. Please advice me if this is a possibility of pregnancy, and if so, when would be the best time to take a reliable home test?
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Pullout method/withdrawal method of contraception is associated with highest failures. The absent pre-menstrual symptoms, shorter and lighter periods, increased vaginal discharge could be suggestive of possibility of pregnancy. Look out for development of any other new symptoms. If pregnancy is suspected, go ahead with visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician for examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). You can also consider taking a urine pregnancy test at home after about 7-10 days on an early morning first urine sample to see if it is positive (it takes about 20 days post-conception for it to show positive results). Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. Be in regular follow-up and monitoring of your treating gynecologist/obstetrician and report any unusual/abnormal/new symptoms immediately.
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