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discomfort in lower abdominal area and weight gain

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I am 17 years old and I am newly sexually active, but have not had sex in two months. We''ve used a condom every time, but I am still concerned that I could possibly be pregnant. I have not had my period since (I am normally very irregular), but I do not have access to a home pregnancy test nor can I go purchase one.

I went to my first OBGYN appointment a week ago, where I had to pee in a cup. My doctor never examined me, but asked me questions like if I was sexually active and if I used protection. Then she prescribed me the Birth Control, Microgestin, for a contraceptive and to help regulate my menstrual cycle. She never asked me if I was or could be pregnant, but told me that they were testing the urine for STDs and other things-- and later told me that everything was negative.

Would it be OK to assume that since she prescribed me BC, that my urine was also tested for pregnancy?

I am concerned because I have had a ten pound weight gain around my stomach area within the past month and a slight discomfort of what I think may be my uterus for about a month also. I can not identify any other symptoms at this time.
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replied April 20th, 2010
if you have started taking the birth control it can cause weight gain and irregular periods. the docter should have tested you if you told him you were active.
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replied April 20th, 2010
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Do not assume your doctor tested you for pregnancy without asking. Pregnancy tests are not routinely given unless there is some reason to suspect pregnancy.

You have access to be alone for sex, but not enough access to a store to get a pregnancy test? Can you get to planned parenthood for a free pregnancy test? They sell tests at the dollar store too.

You really should test. In addition if you were honest with your OB about being sexually active and were prescribed birth control, s/he should have given you a pap smear and a pelvic exam. Urine tests aren't used for STD testing.
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