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Im 16 years old and ive been on the pill for 6 weeks and i started taking them on the first day of my period, i took my first two packs back to back and on friday i took my last pill of the second pack and then decided to have my 7 day break, i had sex saturday night because i've heard the 7 day break is also protected.. i haven't missed any pills in the last 6 weeks and i've taken them around 10am every day so i've taken them correctly, my boyfriend doesn't ejaculate inside of me every time we have sex but he did on saturday and he's been really really worrying that i might get pregnant because i was on the 7 day break.. I also started my withdrawal bleed on monday and have been having really really bad shootig pains from my vagina up, the withdrawal bleed is also a very week one, is this a sign of pregnancy? can someone please help me and let me know if theres any chance i could be pregnant?

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replied July 19th, 2012
Am I Pregnant Answer A37253
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

Yes, you are correct. You are protected during the seven day break you take from the pills. If you have taken two packs back to back then you would not have had a period in between. Hence you may be having more pain and maybe a heavier period this time. If you take your pills as prescribed, do not miss them, then you continue to remain protected during the break. So, there is hardly a chance of pregnancy. Hope this helps. Take care!

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