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was on a low dose oral contraceptive pill for 21 days

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My name is kranthi. I got married on 14th of July. My last period started on 16th of July. I was on a low dose oral contraceptive pill for 21 days as prescribed by my gynec only for one month from the second day of my period. My husband went abroad on the last day of my pill. Now, my period started on the 10th of august. I am asking this question on 10th of august. Am I pregnant?

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replied August 10th, 2011
Getting Pregnant Answer A25896
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It is difficult to comment on pregnancy status without examining you. If you were sexually active without any additional protection while being on first pack of birth control pills, chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out completely (as the effective protection from the pills start after about 3-4 weeks of regular use). Few women can get period like bleeding (decidual bleeding) during first few months of pregnancy. The bleeding that you are experiencing could be the withdrawal bleeding (after completing the birth control pill pack). If you suspect to be pregnant, look out for development of any other new symptoms. Visit your gynecologist/obstetrician for further evaluation and assistance. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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