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Period pains, no period on Microgestin Fe 1/20

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Hello. I am on Microgestin Fe 1/20, and something weird has been going on. I was supposed to get my period on 12/25, but it never came. I had cramps like it was going to come any minute, but nothing. It is now 1/5, and still nothing. I'm really nervous. My boyfriend and I never use a condom, but he always pulls out. We have sex maybe 2-3 times a week, mostly 2 though. I have been on the pill for 9 months now and it has never done this before. I'm still crampy and I've felt bloated, but no breast pain or any other pregnancy symptoms. I also had an ovarian cyst last year, I don't know if that would have anything to do with it either. Please help. Thank you.
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replied January 9th, 2012
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The pullout/withdrawal method of contraception is known to be associated with highest failures (pre-cum/pre-ejaculatory fluid is known to contain sperms and no man can be 100% sure that pre-cum/pre-ejaculatory fluid did not leak out during vaginal penetration). The symptoms (missed periods, abdominal cramps, bloating) could suggest chances of pregnancy. Wait and watch for your periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If periods have not started within 10 days of expected period dates, 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). 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.
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