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should i wait for the bleeding to stop before i test?

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i had unprotcted sex with my boyfriend 2 weeks after the onset of my period, but he pulled out before ejaculation. i generally get my periods on time, which is around 26-27 of the month. last month i had an early period though ( about 22nd-23rd february 2014). this month i almost thought i missed my periods, but on 30th i bled with real painful cramps. (dnt know if implantation bleeding happens so late)
this is really light with no clotting and not like my normal periods. i dont know if i am pregnant. all over the internet i find confusing information. i am planning to go for a medical abortion with pills. am juss 22 and we are not prepared for baby right now. please help me. and should i wait for the bleeding to stop before i try a home pregnancy test kit. am i even pregnant?


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replied March 31st, 2014
Birth Control Answer A46506
Hi,
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Since your sexual contact was during midcycle time, chances of pregnancy are high as you are around your ovulation time. The early bleeding that you describe could indicate probable implantation bleeding. If you are not ready for baby, you should have considered using emergency contraception within 48 hours of your sexual contact. Wait and watch for your next periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you have got abnormal periods, 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). If pregnancy gets ruled out, and if you are not ready for pregnancy, but intend to remain sexually active, you should consider visiting your gynecologist to get started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after your periods). Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact if not ready for pregnancy. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.


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