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The withdrawal technique and pregnancy

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Okay so i'm 17 and i've been on the pill loestrin 24(sp?) for the past 3 months... me and my bf have been having sex for about 9 months or so... and we rarely use condoms he always pulls out... on a couple of days i have taken my pill alittle late... i normally start my period the friday or saturday before i start my new set... well i havent started and that was 5 days ago (12-16-09) ive never been this late... and a couple of days before i was supposed to start i had a brown pasty discharge i thought it was b/c i was about to start... well i was wrong... could i be pregnant???

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replied December 17th, 2009
Am I Pregnant Answer A8542
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum

If you have been late in taking pills and use the withdrawal technique, then there are chances you could be pregnant as the withdrawal technique is not 100% safe. Also, a certain amount of brownish discharge is expected in pregnancy. Take a pregnancy test and see.

The other possibility is that the periods are delayed because of an irregular pill intake. Wait and see for another few days if the pregnancy test is negative. The other causes are hypothyroidism, polycystic disease of the ovary, anemia and poor diet.

A confirmed diagnosis cannot be made on the internet. Please consult a gynecologist.

Hope this helps. Take care!

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