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on the birth control impalon and my period is 3 days late..

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I am currently on the birth control impalon and have had it in for over 2 years. I have never had a problem with it and my period has smoothed out and have become regular since being on it. I dont use protection with my boyfriend. The last time we had sex according to my period tracker it was on my ovulation, he didnt pull out. Here i am a month later and my period is 3 days late... is there any way I could be pregnant. I have taken a dollar store pregnancy test and it says negative. I was under stress a couple of weeks ago and think it may. O by the way exactly 2 weeks affter out night I started spotting, I thought that was my period (even thou it was a lil early) but it was just spotting and last longer then my usual 5 day period ( it was 9 days). Looking back I am worried and my boyfriend and I have broken up, stress could be part of it. I was cramping a couple days ago and thought my period was coming but it never did. Please help me.... thank you.


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replied May 18th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A35067
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Due to possibilities of contraceptive failure, chances of pregnancy are possible (even while you are on contraceptive use). If you have had egg release from ovary around your ovulation time, then the intercourse could have resulted in pregnancy. Periods can also be delayed and altered due to stress, lifestyle changes, exercise pattern changes etc. Wait and watch for your periods. Urine pregnancy tests done very early in pregnancy can show false negative results. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If pregnancy is suspected, or if you miss your periods, or if you have abnormal periods, or if periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, 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).
Take care.


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