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Could I be pregnant?

By November 1, 2016 - 8:17am
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I had unprotected sex eight days after my last period. He did not ejaculated in me but I am afraid of stories about pre ejaculate. My menstrual cycle is typically 35-45 days long. I quickly took Plan B an hour later. Today's the fourth day since the incident. Could I be pregnant?

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That's what happened, he ejaculated first and after 20 minutes he inserted it again without peeing. Is there a little difference in total ejaculation and the leftover sperm in the urethra? Being afraid of that, I automatically took plan b. Thank you.

November 1, 2016 - 7:01pm
Guide (reply to please help me)

Hello please help me,

Sperm is sperm, whether it is in ejaculated semen or stowing away in the urethra. Either way, it is still alive and ready to fertilize.


November 2, 2016 - 8:28am

Is there a high risk of pregnancy if he did not pee from a recent ejaculation even after taking plan b?

November 1, 2016 - 9:08am
Guide (reply to please help me)

Hi please help me,

No. I was just giving you proper information to dispel any unnecessary fears about becoming pregnant from pre ejaculate fluid.

You took Plan B, which should prevent you from becoming pregnant.


November 1, 2016 - 9:13am

Hello please help me,

Welcome again to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to us with your question if you could be pregnant.

Let me begin by saying that pre ejaculate fluid itself does not contain sperm.

If a male has had a prior but very recent ejaculation, some sperm can remain in his urethra. The urethra is a tube that urine and semen pass through. Once he urinates, any sperm is flushed out.

Plan B prevents pregnancy by preventing ovulation. You took the pill early enough in your menstrual cycle for it to be effective.

However, if you do not have any bleeding within three weeks of taking it, then you should test for pregnancy.

To avoid a repeat situation, please practice safe sex by using condoms, and birth control.


November 1, 2016 - 8:27am
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