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Could I be pregnant?

By Anonymous July 11, 2016 - 7:12am
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I had sex with pull out method on day three of my cycle, which was during my period. My cycle is a regular 24 days. My period is due today and hasn't yet come. Yesterday, my boobs were sore and I was feeling a bit bloated, as usually felt during PMS. I'm having a clear sticky mucus discharge down there. Am I pregnant? I've been really stressed out. Should I be worried? Please tell me what to do.

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. I am glad you reached out to our community with your concern.

I do not think you are pregnant. It sounds like your period is a few days away from starting.

The pull out or withdrawal method is not the best birth control method. It is highly unlikely to conceive during your period. More than likely, your ovulation is several days away decreasing any chances of conceiving during this time.

If your cycle is shorter, for example every 21 to 24 days, this means you are ovulating earlier in the cycle. Sperm can live inside you for 2, 3 and up to 5 days. You could have sex towards the end of your bleeding and then actually conceive 4 or 5 days later with your early ovulation.

Anonymous, if your period does not start within the next seven days, consider taking a home pregnancy test. For the most accurate result, test in the morning and use the urine when you first get up.

Keep in touch,

July 11, 2016 - 8:30am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

I have taken a test today first thing when I woke up. It is negative. Can I trust the test?

July 11, 2016 - 10:08pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Yes. You can trust the test results.


July 12, 2016 - 9:23am
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