I stopped the pill in March after being on it for 10 years. I decided to come off it as me and the husband are planning on trying for a baby in a few months time.
I got my first real period 35 days after my withdrawal bleed. My second period hasn't come yet and it has been 40 days. Shouldn't my periods be getting shorter, not longer?! Anyway, on Saturday, I had bright red spotting. Not loads but it was really bright! On Sunday, I had brown gloopy discharge and that was it (sorry - I know this is TMI!). I've had nothing since. No period has arrived. Could this have been a implantation bleed? Also since then, I've had odd twinges/pains in my stomach and my boobs every now and again have ached slightly.
Is it possible I'm pregnant and that I've tested too early? It is hard to know when to test when I don't even know when my period should be here as I haven't got my regular cycle back yet. Me and my other half haven't exactly been careful as we will be TTC soon anyway so if it happens, it happens. We've been using the pulling out method and he has always pulled out in plenty of time. He has never ejaculated inside me since I've been off the pill. Surely I can't be pregnant from pre-cum?
I'm not sure what to do to be honest. When can I test? My body doesn't quite feel right and the spotting I saw at the weekend seemed odd.
GP tests are the same as the ones you buy over the counter. They are extremely accurate. They use the cheap ones that you get from places like poundland/ebay/amazon.
Some men don't have pre-ejaculatory fluid. This is true. It's also unknown whether there is sperm in pre-ejaculatory fluid. A lot of research suggests that the vast majority of men do NOT leak sperm before they ejaculate. It comes from a completely different place and usually the fluid which leaks before ejaculation is 100% sperm free. However, there are cases where it does contain it and we do know that if you have sex twice without urinating inbetween, sperm left in the pipes can leak out along with the pre-ejaculatory fluid but they didn't come from the same place iyswim.
Withdrawal is v effective tbh and its failure rate comes from not pulling out in time.
It can take a while for your hormones to calm down though. Give it another week and test again.