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doctors believe I can't get pregnant because I had chemo

Okay so I am currently on birth control and I take it religiously. Lately I've been overly worried I could be pregnant because me and my bf broke up. I haven't been noticing much of a difference but when I have been feeling bloated so I pushed on my stomach and now I feel extremely nauseous. I also get nauseous at night. I did have my period and it was normal because my period last month was light as well. It's been about a month or longer since I had sex and we pulled out as well. My breast aren't tender I haven't thrown up no headaches out of the ordinary no fatigue of anything else. Also the doctors believe I can't get pregnant because I had chemo and radiation. Could I be or is my overly worried brain making fake symptoms?
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replied June 7th, 2014
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If your ovarian function is intact (after chemo and radiation), and if you had been having regular periods, it could suggest periodic and regular ovulation, or hormonal regulation due to use of birth control pills. If you have been regular in taking the pills at scheduled time daily, and have not missed any active pill intake, then you should have the protection. Bloating and nausea could be due to gastritis also. Look out for development of any new symptoms. Wait and watch for your periods/withdrawal bleeding and avoid further sexual contact until you have your periods. Chances of contraceptive failure are possible, and you might not experience all the symptoms suggestive of early pregnancy as the symptoms are manifested as your body’s response to hormonal changes (every women is different and few women do not experience any symptoms suggestive of pregnancy, while few women experience severe symptoms). If worried, visit your doctor/gynecologist for thorough examination, evaluation, clarification and assistance. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.



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