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Period & 4 Neg Tests After Plan B, Can I sill be Pregnant?

By August 3, 2013 - 9:37am
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Hi all,
I am a recent college graduate and a virgin. I've always been rather paranoid about the chances of pregnancy as I am not on birth control, so I try not to engage in risky sexual activities. Having said that, I had a momentary lapse of judgement with my boyfriend on July 1, 2013.
We engaged in genital rubbing (sorry for TMI) with no penetration and ejaculation. Belatedly realizing that sexual encounter may have occurred during my ovulation, I took Plan B within 48 hours of the incident and got my period as expected on July 16, 2013. It was heavy with a lot of clots which is typical of my normal periods. I know I should be relieved for receiving my period but my paranoia knows no bounds. Throughout the whole ordeal, I have read articles/comments of people getting pregnant after they have received their "period" as the bleeding from plan B was only withdrawal bleeding and not actual menstruation. Others claimed they had implantation bleeding.

To allay my fears, I took 4 First Response pregnancy tests within the three weeks after I got my period. July 24, 28, 29 and Aug 3. The results were all Negative. I am expecting my next period on August 16.
I know I sound crazy for asking but is it still possible that I may be pregnant from the July 1st incident? I tend to second guess myself a lot so I would like to be told if I am just having irrational fears over the situation or there is truly a risk. I am also currently studying for certification exams for my profession and all this worrying truly is having a negative effect on my preparation. Responses will be greatly appreciated.

Thank You.

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Hi Mika,

Well, I would say you are safe to the 10 degree if there is such a thing. Your original "lapse in judgement" touching of genitals would never ever get you pregnant. You indicated there was no penetration or anything sexual in nature and therefore, there is NO WAY you could have gotten pregnant since sperm needs to enter your vagina in order to get you pregnant.

Taking Plan B usually causes abnormal periods for approximately two to three cycles (months) so expect some odd periods but they will return back to normal. So not only did you take Plan B when there was no chance of pregnancy, you already had your period and took 4 pregnancy tests which all came out negative???? I think it is safe to say, there is absolutely no way you are pregnant.

:-) I hope this helps settle any questions.


August 3, 2013 - 11:43am
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Hi Missie,
Thank you so much for your prompt reply. I became afraid and took plan B as there was direct genital to genital contact. I read somewhere that this poses an actual pregnancy risk since sperm from pre-ejaculate may have entered the vagina. With this being the actual case, is it possible that I may still be pregnant despite my July 16th period and 4 negative pregnancy test?

Also, I have a question on a separate topic. After my scare last month , I endeavored to be more careful when me and my boyfriend try to explore our sexuality. I make him wash his hands before we engage in manual intercourse. But he sometimes forgets to wash with soap after he urinates(unsanitary :/). I know this puts me at risk of contracting bacterial infections when his fingers come in contact with my vagina. However would this also pose a pregnancy risk if his urine were to come into contact with his fingers considering he had ejaculated several hours prior. I read somewhere that sperm can be left over from the urethra even after a single urination.

I would assume the sperm would not be viable in the acidity of urine and would have been washed off by the water and dried off by the towel. Am I over-analyzing things? I do feel somewhat silly for asking this question. So I am thanking you in advance for your patience. I would really like to be more knowledgable about these things so I can make informed decisions in the future. :)

August 3, 2013 - 11:18pm
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