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In January I got my period twice. Jan 5- 9th. I then got it again January 26-31st. I went off the pill on January 27th because I was not taking it regularly and then I lost my health insurance.

I have been having unprotected sex and he does go inside. I just assume I can not get pregnant from being on birth control for 5 years and in those 5 years I was sexually active and never got pregnant.

I calculate when I get my period and it is never wrong. I was supposed to get it on the 21 of February. Did not come and I have no signs of even getting my period.

I did however have cramps like I was going to get my period in the beginning of February but I did not get it. I have had an ongoing headache for the past 2/ 3 weeks. But I think that may be due to the pills I don't take anymore.What are my chances of pregnancy or is it from going of the pill? Even though the pill did not regulate my period the last 3 months I was taking it...

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replied February 22nd, 2010
Am I Pregnant Answer A10212

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Chances of pregnancy are there on account of your unprotected intercourse. The second possibility can be due to hormonal imbalance caused by stopping the pills.

For confirming the status of pregnancy by urine for pregnancy test (UPT),the most accurate way to test for pregnancy is to wait until after your period is due. First appearance of pregnancy hormone, HCG, due to implantation occurs 6-12 days after ovulation. Ideally the urine for pregnancy test should be done 1 week after missing your periods. But you can test at 9 or 10 days past ovulation with a sensitive ( 20 - 25 mIU ) pregnancy test. Aimstrip pregnancy test gives good results and can detect 20 mIU of HCG.I sincerely suggest you to do a urine for pregnancy test and if the test comes negative, then please wait for your periods and repeat the test after 1 week of your missed periods date. You can also get serum HCG levels estimated. For that please consult a gynecologist. Also then other causes of missed or delayed periods like hormonal imbalance, increased stress, eating disorder, increased smoking, alcohol or caffeine use and medical conditions like PCOS, fibroid, polyps and endometriosis need to be investigated.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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