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Can I get pregnant if there was no penetration?

By Anonymous February 5, 2011 - 2:30pm
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My cycle is usually 28-29 days long but due to the stress I ovulated on the 20th day of my cycle. This was also the time where in my boyfriend and I did it but it didn't really penetrate. I'm currently on my29th day and I'm experiencing back pains, breast soreness, eating excessively, abdomen pains but my period hasn't come yet. Do you think I'm pregnant? How early should i take a pregnancy test, if i am?

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I'm currently spotting now. I'm not sure if my period is going to come soon though. Hopefully it will. I've been feeling really sick the whole day. Backache, headache, stomach ache.

February 7, 2011 - 4:21am
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Hi Anonymous,
Thank you for your question. Once you miss a period, you can take a pregnancy test. You can read on the outside of the packages to see the earliest detection for the specific pregnancy test.

You explained that you did not have penetration from your experience and in order to become pregnant, sperm must enter the vagina. In addition, the symptoms you explained could be either pregnancy or menstrual symptoms and therefore, without a pregnancy test confirming “yes or no” I cannot confirm that you are pregnant. Pregnancy and pre-menstrual symptoms mimic each other.

At this point, take a pregnancy test to be certain but it would be highly unlikely if sperm did not enter the vagina. Can you keep us updated on your results?

Good luck,

February 6, 2011 - 9:30am
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