Two days before my period, I "messed around" but did not experience penetration; I'm also taking birth control. I started bleeding on the day my period was expected to happen, but it was lighter and shorter than usual. Is there anyway that I could be pregnant?


I'm not a doctor, and I can't say with absolute certainty that you aren't pregnant but straight up, no, I don't think you're pregnant at all. Messing around without penetration is not an effective way to get pregnant, and it's super unlikely that that's what's going on with you.

You might want to talk to your doctor about what is normal and not normal for periods while on the kind of birth control you're on or research it at

Updated on April 1, 2018

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Weird Early Symptoms of Pregnancy Before Your Missed Period
By Kierstin Gunsberg