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Irregular periods while on birth control, pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Do I ask a qeustion here?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   I had a very short period on Monday, lasted only for one day. It was more like brown spotting. I am on birthcontrol, and I took a home pregnancy test, which came back negative...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when last u had periods
Doctor :   and is it due
User :   however, for about a week now I have been experiencing extremley tender breasts and back pain. Its been almost 5 whole weeks since I last started my period.
Doctor :   ok
User :   This is the first time in my life I have been late.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did u have similar complains in the past
User :   no
Doctor :   repeat the urine pregnancy test
Doctor :   it could ur pregnant
Doctor :   if not u must be stressed out
Doctor :   stress can delay periods as welll
User :   ok; I started a new job a couple of months ago, so maybe that is it.
Doctor :   yes it could
User :   thanks for your help!
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   bye fr now
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