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Could I be pregnant, or just crazy?

By Anonymous July 1, 2012 - 3:33pm
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On May 17th, I was involved with some sexual activity with a guy. We didn't have intercourse, but we did touch each other a bit, and bodily fluids may have been swapped. The next morning I got the Next Choice pill just to be on the safe side since I had been drinking and wasn't sure whether or not any semen had gotten on me/inside of me. I am also not on regular birth control. Eight days later, I had what I am assuming was a normal period with normal bleeding, which lasted 4-5ish days. I have not gotten my next period. I took a pregnancy test last weekend (which was negative), and another one today (which was also negative), but I'm still concerned. I know that you can miss a period because of stress (which I am, as I started a new job at the end of May, as well as a new diet/exercise plan), but could I be pregnant? Additionally, the sexual encounter on May 17th was the only one I've had since January. Thanks!


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Hi Daisy! Thank you for responding!

I have taken 2 HPTs; one at 5 weeks after the incident, and one today (a little over 6 weeks). Both were negative. I guess I'm just nervous about the accuracy of HPTs, but I followed the directions and they were both definitely negative, so I guess then I'm not pregnant...just crazy.


July 1, 2012 - 4:21pm
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Hi Marta,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  If you had unprotected sex, and you were in your fertile days and bodily fluid might have been exchanged.  Your chances for pregnancy are higher.  If you took Plan B as instructed, most women experience changes in their next period.  Such as longer or shorter, heavier or lighter.  The bleeding you had, might have been your period.  Stress can cause a delay in your cycle.  It might be important to take a home pregnancy test if you wan to know if indeed you are pregnant. 



July 1, 2012 - 4:05pm
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