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Missed periods on OCPs - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you
User :   I skipped my period at the end of last month (Sept.) because I was going on a vacation. Instead of taking the placebo pills I started right into a new pack. I have never done this and have been on birth control for 8 years. I sometimes miss my pills and do not use condoms with my bf and he pulls out(which I know is not a safe method). I luckily have not gotten pregnant especially with me missing pills sometimes. My question is I am not supposed to start my period for another week or so but I have horrible cramps like I would if I was on my period and my breast are VERY sore which they generally are not when I'm on my period. I also noticed spotting this morning. Could these be possible side effects from skipping a period or could I possibly be pregnant?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
give me some time to proceed
User :   okay
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
I will help you in this ?
User :   okay, thank you
Doctor :  
Can i ask few questions ?
User :   sure
Doctor :  
Wats your age ?
User :   24
Doctor :  
Is your menstrual cycles regular ?
User :   usually yes
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I usually will start a day or two after I take the last pill in the pack
User :   and that is how it usually is
Doctor :  
when was your last sexual contact with your boy friend
User :   2 nights ago
Doctor :  
was it protected sex ?
User :   my concern is during the time I skipped my period I missed pills
User :   it was not protected
User :   he pulls out
Doctor :   are you still taking the birth controlling pills ?
User :   I seem to always miss pills, atleast weekly and freak out and take a test every month which is dumb I know
User :   and it's always negative
User :   yes I am still taking pills
User :   2 weeks ago I missed 3 pills in one week
Doctor :  
the symptoms that you are experiencing is to due irregular schedule of the pills
Doctor :  
it should be taken on a proper basis
Doctor :   do you have low back ache ?
User :   okay so the sore breasts and cramping is due to how I tak my pills

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