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Ok so I am 19 years old, and stopped taking birth control a month and a week ago yesterday. I had a slight breakthrough bleed, but it lasted barely a day and a half. My partner and I had sex several times over the course of the next few weeks. My cycle is 8 days late today. I have taken several hpt, and gotten negatives. Today during sex, I had slight discomfort in my pelvis, not unbearable, but different. I stopped intercourse to examine the feeling, and got overwhelmed with nausea. I had to run to the bathroom, where I dry heaved a few times, but didn't vomit much. I still feel kind of nauseous, and I drank some water. I have never felt this unsure about my body.


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replied April 17th, 2014
Sexual Health - Women Answer A46772
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

The symptoms could be due to pregnancy or due to withdrawal of the hormones of the contraceptive you had been taking.

If urine pregnancy test is negative then go for a quantitative blood pregnancy test. I suggest you get quantitative HCG estimation in blood at 48 hours intervals. If the levels are negative at the first test, then you will get your periods sometime soon (however you may need to take medication for it). If the levels are positive on first test and drop on the second test, it is likely to be a miscarriage. If the levels are positive and doubling on the second test, it is a confirmed pregnancy.

Please consult your gynecologist regarding this. Hope this helps. Take care!


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