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Can I be pregnant

By Anonymous December 24, 2016 - 5:58am
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I had sex 3 days after my cycle went off. I have a 3-4 day cycle every month. I have been cramping for about a week and my nipples hurt is it possible for me to be pregnant? My cycle came on Dec 2 til Dec 5.

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I had protected sex with my boyfriend for the first time. We made sure that I wasn't in my week of estimated ovulation, the condom was on correctly, fit correctly, didn't see any hole or rips, he didn't cum inside me and we tested the condoms after he used them (filled them with water to see if there were holes that did catch the eye). I think everything I did was right and nothing could go wrong. A week later now I'm ovulation and there's times where I'll get a pain in one of my ovaries. It's quick and sharp, not too bad though. I've had watery discharge which is normal for me when ovulating but one of my ovaries are swelling up, (which they do when I'm close to my period). My mom has gotten ovarian cysts, could that be the pains I felt? Is there a chance that I could be pregnant after taking all of these precausionS? (I don't think I can be I think I've had these pains before but never thought of them since I didn't do anything sex wise, I just want a second opinion.

January 13, 2017 - 10:24pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)


When used correctly, a condom is about 98 percent effective. This means that only about 2 in every 100 women would get pregnant in the course of a year. This is more effective than several other forms of contraception, such as withdrawal or using spermicides alone. If you are having unusual pain, call your doctor to see what else might be going on.


January 14, 2017 - 7:54am

I need opinions. My fiancée and I were fooling around with protection and I did not finish inside her. However, we did other things and I ended up finishing, not really around her, but she was pantless, and she is 10 days late. We are concerned some could've gotten in somehow. I wiped myself off good and everything. But it's not like her to be this late. She's taken 5 tests, all negative. But she was suppose to be ovulating at the time this occurred.

January 10, 2017 - 7:32pm
Guide (reply to Jordan8496)


If you didn't ejaculate inside her, it's not possible that sperm, somewhere else, could find it's way to her vagina and go inside, unassisted. Sometimes periods are late. If she is stressed about being pregnant, that could be why.


January 11, 2017 - 7:26pm

So on the 27th of November I had unprotected sex. I took the Plan B pill within 8 hours (first time ever taking the pill) and my period came within 5 days (was supposed to come in 8 days but came 3 days earlier). The flow was incredibly heavy and there were clots as well as severe cramps (which I never get that bad). On the 17th of December I had protected sex, we used a condom, he pulled out and the condom did not break. I didn't take the Plan B pill that time. My period was scheduled to arrive on the 30th of December but came on the 29th. However, I'm not entirely sure if this was my period or implantation bleeding. The flow was very light compared to my normal period and lasted only 3 days. On the first day the bleeding was dark red and turned the brown. The second day it started off brown then red then dark red and back to brown. The third day was the heaviest with the dark red but turned brown and by the end of the night it was gone. I ovulated anywhere from the 15th to the 16th of December. I took a test on the 27TH at around 8pm, came back negative, one on the 29th as soon as I woke up in the morning and came back negative, the last one I took was on the 31st at night when it had seemed that my period stopped and that came back negative as well. I am not trying to get pregnant at all not do I want to which is of course why I took Plan B the first time and we used protection the second. I am not on Birth Control so there's that. I guess my question here is could this have been a side effect of Plan B or should I be worried? Thank you.

January 1, 2017 - 1:12pm
Guide (reply to P1624)

It's likely from the Plan B. It can sometimes cause your period to be early or late, have a lighter or heavier flow.


January 1, 2017 - 7:25pm

Dear Anon,

Thanks for reaching out to EmpowHER.

There is always a risk of pregnancy when you have unprotected sex. Even in the days just after your period. The only way to know for sure is to wait for your period to come, and/or to take a pregnancy test. It's best to test 2 to 2 1/2 weeks after sex when hCG levels are high enough to be detected in your urine using a home pregnancy test.


December 24, 2016 - 6:37am
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