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Question: confused?!? and paranoid.....please help


 nlbLpml19 - Mon Jun 21, 2004 7:01 pm

I've been on the pill for almost nine months and during my second pill week I had break thru bleeding that lasted for 3 or 4 days, I had my third week row and now I'm on my red period week which starts on sunday and it's monday night and still don't have my period, I'm really paranoid and took a pregnancy test and it came out negative, was it too soon to test? could I be pregnant? or is it normal to sometimes not have your period yet? since I had break thru bleeding could there not be much left in me to have my period now? please help me with my questions?! :?
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Tue Jun 22, 2004 12:08 am

User avatar Hello nlbLpml19,
Like you said, the absence of your period is probably caused by the breakthrough bleeding that occured two weeks ago. As for the pregnancy test it should not be used except at least 1 week after ovulation.

One trick you can do is to take your basal body temperature first thing in the morning toward the end of week you are off the Pill, if you use 21-pill packs, or on the last week if you use 28-pill packs. If your oral temperature is below 98 degrees Fahrenheit a few days in a row, you're not pregnant. If your temperature goes above 98 degrees, you probably still aren't pregnant, but you may want to run a pregnancy test just to be sure.

Remember: Temperature testing only works if you have not yet started your next pack of pills, because the active (hormone-containing) pills at the start of the next pack will usually cause a slight rise in temperature.

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