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Could I be pregnant?

Hi , I just want some help , I was on the contraceptive pill and I went off it for a month and got no period and it’s still 20 days late Was sexually active during this break , Had pains in my left side keep getting like flutters in my stomach and a pulse , near rib cage when you face your hand side ways to the belly button don’t have IBS any other suggestions? Could I be pregnant?
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13167 tn?1327194124
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Well, you wouldn't be feeling "flutters" or a pulse with your hand at this point.  So you only went off the pill 20 days or so ago?  it's possible you just missed the hormone "spotting" that comes after getting off a contraceptive pill - it's not truly a menstrual period after ovulation like a regular period is.

Often,  when you first stop taking a contraceptive pill it takes awhile for you to start ovulating again,  but some women ovulate 2 weeks after stopping an not starting up a new packet of pills.  A pregnancy test wouldn't be reliable yet - it's too soon - but if you're not trying to get pregnant you'll need to use another form of birth control from here out and will want to take a pregnancy test a couple weeks from now.
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Hi , thanks so much for your help!! I actually got spotting on April 8th so is that just the spotting from coming off pill I went off pill 9th of March ? I haven’t got a proper period back but I only went off birth control as i just felt as if I needed a break from it probably wasn’t the best idea but intercourse has been protected , I am considered underweight for my age would this influence the pulse in my stomach? Thanks so much
13167 tn?1327194124
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If you had protected intercourse,  it's even less likely that you're pregnant.  I'm not sure what the "pulse" in your stomach was,  but there's no way at this point that you would have been feeling a baby kick or a baby "pulse".  

Considering your timeline,  getting spotting a month after you went off the pill,  it's likely you're back in a fertile cycle and should keep using other forms of birth control.  

What made you feel like you needed a "break" from the birth control pill,  specifically?
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Hi thanks for your reply, I was just being paranoid , Stomsch pulse is meant to be normal I researched, What made me take a break was my mental health , had a lot going on and the pill wasn’t happening probably shouldn’t of stopped but I was told I could for a month off , Back on it now and won’t be taking a break again thanks got your help
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