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i am 20 ays late, i stoped taking the pill during september and october because i was on anti biotics. i have been waiting now for my period to start my next course of contraceptive. we do use protection, but sometimes we will play around and just before he is about to cum, he will put the condom on. i have no other symtoms. my boobs havnt grown in size. im just 20 days late!!!
my boyfreind is terfied of children, and iv never wanted one. im more career orintated. im scared firstly that im pregant and that if i am it will destroy our relasionship.
can i be pregnant?

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replied November 9th, 2009
Am I Pregnant Answer A7858
Hello and welcome to eHealth Forum!

If you are 20 days late and have not been on contraceptive then there is a chance that you could be pregnant. Precum usually does not contain sperms and cannot result in pregnancy. However condom is method of safe sex that prevents STDs. This method that you used is not 100% safe in preventing pregnancy as accidents can occur.

Many women do not get any symptoms while they are pregnant except for missed period. The best thing to do now is take a pregnancy test. If this is positive and you do not want children you can talk to your gynecologist.

The periods can be late due to your stopping the pills too, taking antibiotics, and sickness. Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please discuss these possibilities with your gynecologist once. Hope this helps. Take care!

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