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Wondering if this is a side effect or pregnacy


Hi, I've been on the Xulane patch for about six months since my MC. This month has felt different.
AF came Tue 3/10-12th. I start my patch the following Sunday 15th. I had sex with my DH Fri 13th, Sun 15th, Mon 23rd & Sun 29th. Yesterday the 29th I went to change my patch & noticed it wasn't there. I have no clue what day of last week it fell off. I put the new one on anyway just to stick to my routine. This is the beginning of patch 3 week. Today I woke up to use the rest room & ((TMI)) when I wiped I noticed pink discharge on the tissue then followed by pulling & mild cramp sensations on my vagina. I'm scared Sad because this has never happened to me while on the patch. I've seen you can get pregnant while on BC.

Could there be a chance I've gotten preggers during that week my patch was off?? _()_/

If so, should I continue using the patch?
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replied April 1st, 2015

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

Since you are not aware when the patch fell off and had unprotected intercourse, chances of pregnancy are there.

If you are apprehensive regarding the status of your pregnancy you can get it checked. Most home pregnancy tests that check urine beta-HCG are sensitive to 20-25 mIU/ml of HCG. The test can be positive anywhere from about 2-3 days prior to a missed menses to 4-5 days after, but usually it should be done 7-10 days past your missed period.

Otherwise you can get a serum HCG also done which is more specific than urine pregnancy test.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and regards.
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