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Am I just convincing myself I'm pregnant? A little over a month ago I had unprotected sex during a lapse in my birth control (hadn't been on it in approx. 2 weeks).. not long after that I had what I thought was my period, but now i'm questioning it. I had cramping and bleeding, but only for about 2 days (not heavy) and then spotted for a few days after, but didn't think anything about it. Now, I'm having headaches, back aches, fatigue, my breasts have been crazy sore for over two weeks and seem heavy(??), discharge, nauseousness (here and there), and I don't know if I feel bloated or what but something just feels.. different.. in my stomach. Also, since I was off of it for 2 weeks, since then I have been taking it per normal.. however, one morning I forgot to take it until late afternoon/evening and usually that will trigger my period to start within a week or so.. but it hasn't. Is my mind just playing tricks on me? Is it too soon to take an at home test?

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replied December 28th, 2011
Am I Pregnant Answer A29809
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The bleeding that you experienced after stopping with your birth control pills could have been the withdrawal bleeding. If you had been sexually active without protection after having the withdrawal bleeding, chances of pregnancy are possible. Your recent symptoms could suggest chances of pregnancy. If pregnancy is suspected, look out for development of any other new symptoms suggestive of pregnancy. If you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. Do not start with your birth control pills if pregnancy is suspected or if pregnancy gets confirmed.
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