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Question: Pregnancy symptoms after birth control removal


 cbsmith94 - Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:12 pm

On October 1st I stopped using NuvaRing (which I had only been on for a month anyways) to try and conceive. My period started normally on October 8th, and then I had another one on October 12th until October 16th which I found odd. Now I'm having a lot of nausea and I am very tired, also within the past couple days I've developed purple veins under my breasts and I am having nipple discharge. I took an at home pregnancy test and it came up negative, which doesn't really surprise me because my period isn't due for 4 more days. What could this be? Do these symptoms show up that early or could these be hormonal side effects from my birth control over a month ago?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:04 pm

User avatar Hello,
I suspect this is from hormonal changes resulting from the discontinuation of hormonal birth control. If things don't go back to normal within a few months you should see your doctor. There could be something going on with a gland that is not even related to the birth control method.

Best wishes.

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