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Another period twice a month question...


I'm 23 years old, and I have been taking birth control for 7-8 years. My periods have always been once a month, and very regular. My boyfriend and I have unprotected sex maybe once a week, give or take. I started my period this month exactly when I was supposed to, but it was very light. Two weeks later (maybe 2 days ago) I started bleeding again. It was heavier this time, but it already looks like it's done. I took a pregnancy test a month ago, and it was negative. Should I take another one? Could I be pregnant?
Nov 24, 2010 @ 01:22 am

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Well, if you are sexually active, there is always a chance you could be pregnant. There is no birth control that is 100% other than abstinence.

However, I would think that if you were pregnant, you probably are no longer. Heavy bleeding (and by that I mean comparable to a normal period, as opposed to light spotting) is a serious sign of trouble in a pregnancy.

There could be any number of reasons why your period is acting up, including stress, illness (even a bad cold/flu can mess with your cycle), or just "one of those things".

You could take a pregnancy test if that will ease your mind, but I personally don't put a ton of faith in them, especially given the circumstances in your case. Do you have any other symptoms, such as breast tenderness/tingling, nausea, big appetite, feeling sleepy, etc? If not, then I'd say there's a good chance you are not pregnant.

Wait a month from this point (as the end of your last "period") and if you do not have a cycle at the end, then take another test. If you've been on B.C. for that long, I would think it's highly unlikely you are pregnant.

I'm no doc, though, so take my advice with a mountain of salt :) Good luck!
Nov 24, 2010 @ 08:49 am

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