Post # 1
hi. i wanted to know when is a good time to take a pregnancy test. i am having all symptoms that i had the first time i got pregnant. i got on birth control in december. i skipped the placebo week. i had my next period feb 2. prior to that, my last period was nov. 20. before the 20, i had an abortion on the 17. so now i am having all of the same symptoms as i was before: lack of appetite, cramps, nausea, etc. however, i stopped my birth control 4 days ago and am having withdrawal bleed. i’ve been told that it can still mean i am pregnant. when should i take the test?
Post # 2
First off, your dates were so confusing to read. Why did you stop your birth control? If you stopped it when you weren’t at the end of the pack, then that could explain all the symptoms. You’re not supposed to just stop when you want to. Doing so usually disrupts hormones and can lead to those kinds of symptoms. Also pregnancy symptoms and period symptoms can be very similar. I suggest that you call your doctor as well as make sure you stay responsible with your birth control pills.
Post # 3
Since you are on birth control, there is no way to know a good time to take a test. Normally we would count days past when you ovulated, but we have no way of knowing if/when you did. Normally, birth control should prevent that from happening.
I would venture to guess that your symptoms are from your hormones being messed up from messing around with your birth control, and everything your body has been through. However,
If you were pregnant, you would not have symptoms until the fertilized egg has implanted, letting your body know you are pregnant. This is the same thing that will cause a test to turn positive. So, if you believe you have had symptoms for more than a day or two, a test would likely be accurate for you. Obviously, there are cases where people get false negatives for unusual lengths of time, but typically you would get a positive pretty soon after symptoms start, if that is what they truly are. So if you think you have pregnancy symptoms, it would be a reasonable time to take a test. Good luck!
Post # 4
if you are having pregnancy symptoms a test would be positive, so go ahead and take one. just curious as to why you are being so careless with your birth control if you clearly don’t want a child since you had an abortion?