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Worried about getting pregnant after stopping birth control pills - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I was on 35 for 14 days during which I had sex with my bf 8 times. I did not have sex for sometime before this and from the first day we had sex, I started taking 35. We always used condoms and didnt notice any breakage or slipping of the condoms after use.
After 14 days taking 35 I got fever and i could not take the tablet for 4 days. After the 4 days I did not take the tablet, I started bleeding and the bleeding lasted good 4 days.
Was this my period or what one called withdrawal bleeding?
Eitherway, I have not had sex after stoping the tablet. Since i had bleeding for 4 days, which was either my period or withdrawal bleeding as I stoped the pill, could i still run the risk of being pregnant?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
User :   Hi Dr.
User :   Nice to meet you
User :   Hope you could assist me with my above question
Doctor :   This is withdrawl bleeding
Doctor :   Because you stopped the medicines, it caused withdrwal
Doctor :   After u stop the medicines, you are at risk of pregancy
User :   i started taking the tablets from the 29th of dec 11
Doctor :   durin the withdrwal period u r not at risk of pregancy
Doctor :   tell me the present problem
User :   i stopped the tablet on the 14th of Jan 11
User :   on the 19th i started bleeding and it went on till the 23rd of Jan
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so what is the problem now?
User :   I was expecting my periods for the month of feb on around 25th of Feb , bt now i am late
Doctor :   You are right
Doctor :   It may be delayed for 7-10 days
Doctor :   But the periods will expected
Doctor :   check the urine pregnancy test
Doctor :   and if negative , I will assure you will get the periods back
User :   one of my friends told me i cannot be pregnant as i had 4 days of bleeding which as per u is withdrawal bleeding. is it true?
Doctor :   no
User :   I am presently in on studies and i have no way to taking a urine pregnancy test
Doctor :   i mean during periods u do become pregant
Doctor :   but how abt after bleeding
User :   i did not have sex after the 8th of Feb... i had bleeding from 19th to the 23rd feb.. and havent had sex after the the 8th of feb
Doctor :   ovulation happens around 14 days from he beginning of withdrawals bleeding
Doctor :   that is from the 19th
Doctor :   So there is no intercourse
Doctor :   after that
Doctor :   so no chance of pregncy if u had no intercourse
Doctor :   Do you follow me?
User :   yes i understand
Doctor :   Do you have any other questions?
User :   so that means i should be safe right?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   i am sorry its just that i am really worried
User :   i am all alone here with no family
Doctor :   trust me
Doctor :   if your information is all rgh, you are not pregant
User :   i just got here and i am all new
Doctor :   You will be fine
User :   if u dont mind.. can i give u the information
Doctor :   Be cool
User :   just to double check
User :   is it ok?
Doctor :   Yes, u r not pregant
Doctor :   Carry some emergency pills all the time
Doctor :   If u take them with in 72 hrs of sex u will be safe
Doctor :   this is my advie fr future
User :   Dr. i will just repeat... just to double check... is it ok with you sir?
Doctor :   Did I answer all questions?
Doctor :   How many times I should anwer the same Q
Doctor :   Its it the same q or new Q
Doctor :   teh same Q : u will not be pregant
User :   I am sorry.. i just wanted to be sure as to why my periods are late
Doctor :   Periods get delayed for varuois reasons
Doctor :   stress
Doctor :   emtional amd physical
Doctor :   in ur case u were takinh birth control pills and stopped
Doctor :   it takes soem time for the body to orgaise the rhythm
User :   in general is it safe to assume that if you have withdrawal bleeing like i did from the 19th to the 23rd, and have had no sex after the 8th of feb which is 11 days before i started bleeding.. i cannot be pregnant?
Doctor :   Yes MADAM
User :   thank you so much
Doctor :   You are not pregant
User :   i have been going through hell
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
User :   here is like a crime
Doctor :   what is crime
Doctor :   having intercourse
User :   yes
Doctor :   where?
Doctor :   what are u doing?
Doctor :   student
User :   i just got here for some ngo work
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   where are u from originally?
User :   and i am studying at the same time
Doctor :   ok
User :   Dr. the time is out
Doctor :   ok
User :   thank you so much
Doctor :   nice chatting with u
Doctor :   bye
User :   i really appreciate your advice
Doctor :   u r not pregant
User :   same here
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