again?

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Registered: 08-04-2011
again?
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Sun, 01-29-2012 - 11:21pm

I had an abortion last summer. I was able to have it early (6 weeks) because I immediately noticed some body changes (extremely sore nipples) and of course my missing period. Since then I have been on birth control once again (I had been on it since about 17, I am now 24. Except for about a year before the ab), I am on the shot which causes me to have no periods. My nipples have recently become really sore, my bf claims its from him touching them at night, but im scared that I might be pregnant. Since im not getting a period im scared that it will go unnoticed. I have my next appointment for the shot in 2 days, should I ask for a preg test? will it even be detectable if i am? Im scared and any advice would be helpful.

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Registered: 05-30-2011
In reply to: stryeyed
Mon, 01-30-2012 - 6:21am
Would it put your mind at ease to take a home pregnancy test?
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Registered: 07-16-2007
In reply to: stryeyed
Mon, 01-30-2012 - 9:36pm
I'd have them do a check. It would surprise me if they would do a shot if there was a possibility you would be pregnant anyway.

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Registered: 08-04-2011
In reply to: stryeyed
Sat, 02-18-2012 - 2:40pm
Everything came out clear. At first the nurse didn't want to do a pregnancy test because she said I had been getting my shots on time, and I shouldn't be pregnant. I said Id feel more comfortable if she gave me a test anyway. She agreed, laughed, and said "maybe youre the 1% that gets pregnant on birth control." Completely ignorant of her to laugh as she said that to me, but at that point i was just happy to be getting a test.

I was told my sore nipples might have just been signs of my period, even if im not actually getting a period, and even though I had never gotten sore nipples during my periods before
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Registered: 07-16-2007
In reply to: stryeyed
Sat, 02-18-2012 - 6:54pm

I'm glad everything turned out okay!

Isn't it annoying when nurses don't quite understand what it is they're saying and how it can affect you? After the birth of my child (planned) when I told the nurse I couldn't use any form of hormonal birth control for health reasons she said, "Oh, so we'll be seeing you right back here!" How rude!!!