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Possible pregnancy. late on updating my birth control shot

. I have been smoking black and milds for a while now but as of lately they have been making me nauseous and dizzy. I am late on updating my birth control shot and my boyfriend and I have been having unprotected sex for a month. My back hurts I am constantly tired and I have vaginal discharge could I be pregnant?
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replied November 1st, 2015
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Chica, you have enough exposure and early signs to require a home pregnancy test. Use it on first morning pee. Don't forget the important prenatal vitamins.
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replied December 1st, 2015
Welcome to e health forum.

Chances of pregnancy in healthy woman, after a single episode of unprotected sexual intercourse is only about 20-25 %, provided the woman has a healthy and regular menstrual cycles, the intercourse occurred during the fertile period of her menstrual cycle (day 12 - 16 of the menstrual cycle of 28 days).

Having sex in the days out of this fertile period (that is day 1 to 11 & 17 - 28 ) would be less likely to result in pregnancy, and it is considered to be the Safe period.

Based on the details given, considering that you have been sexually active without contraception, there would be chances of pregnancy.

The possible symptoms that are common in pregnancy include - Missed periods, Breast tenderness, Nausea in the early morning, Vaginal discharge from pinkish white to brownish, Spotting, Fatigue and Increased urge to urinate.

Diagnosis of pregnancy cannot be done just based on the signs and symptoms within a few days of conception.

Other causes of missed period other than pregnancy include - Severe stress and anxiety, acute weight changes, eating disorders (Bulemia), Rigorous exercises, conditions like ovarian cysts (with irregular cycles) and hypothyroidism.

The best and easy way to confirm if you are pregnant would be to do a urine pregnancy test at home.

Home pregnancy urine tests are very sensitive and are around 97% accurate when done correctly. Such tests can be done at least 1 day after you have missed your monthly period (which otherwise where normally regular). If it is negative, a repeat test after 7 days of missing the period, would definitely be confirmatory.
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