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I was on birth control for about 13 years. Back in May my husband and I decided to have children so I came off it. Ever since than my hormones have been going crazy. My body is breaking out in acne and I have very oily skin. I have had my period every month but on the 1st of November, I had it again but it only lasted a day. Last night my husband noticed that my breasts looked bigger. When he squeezed them, white fluid came out. What does this mean? I took a pregancy test and the results were negative. Can I still be pregnant?

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replied November 6th, 2012
Pregnancy Q and A Answer A40104
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If after stopping with your birth control pill use, your fertility/ovulation has returned, and if you have tried for pregnancy around ovulation time, then the symptoms of lighter and shorter periods, skin changes, bigger feeling breasts, milk/colostrum discharge etc that you describe could be suggestive of few of early symptoms of pregnancy. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If the symptoms remain persistent, or 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). Urine pregnancy test kits usually start showing positive results after about 18-20 days post-conception (roughly corresponding to about 1 week after your missed/altered periods) and you can get false negative results with urine pregnancy tests done very early in pregnancy, as the kits are calibrated ones, so unless the hormone levels in urine reach a certain level, they do not show positive results. The test should always be done on early morning first urine sample to get accurate results (pregnancy hormone HCG is believed to be in highest concentration in this sample, and you should avoid lot of fluid intake and caffeinated beverages in the night before taking the test). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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