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A 18-year-old female asked:

I started my period yesterday but it stopped about two hours after. i am on birth control but i haven't been taking it regularly, i've missed a day here or there and have taken it late. and i am sexually active. what could this mean? does this mean i'm pr

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Some thoughts...: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms.
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