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Could I be pregnant?

By Anonymous January 7, 2017 - 12:29pm
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Your help and expert advice will be much appreciated. I have a situation here now for about 3 months, hopefully you can help.

I had sex with just my underwear on, it was thin and cotton. He ejaculated and we continued rubbing. I'd rather call this unprotected sex because my underwear may have moved to the side and that poses a risk of pregnancy. This intercourse was about 3 months ago, don't remember the exact date, it was probably late October, early November. Then in November I got my period which lasted for 2 days, whereas my usual period lasts for 5-6 days. At that time I never mind that odd period.

Then the next month Dec,08,2016 my period started which lasted for 5 days, but it wasn't like my normal period. The flow is usually heavy with clots and the color is red, it usually takes me 2 pads a day. This time though it was complete opposite. Light flow, bleeding lightly after 3-4 hours, it was pink- brownish, then turned black on pad after a while! No clots, no cramps. Period ended Dec 12,2016. So then I remembered my intercourse situation in late oct-early nov and decided to do a Clearblue Plus hpt on Dec, 15,2016, I followed all the steps correctly and got a negative result. But just to be sure because I know sometimes HCG level might not be high enough so I repeated the test 5 days later, so Dec, 20, 2016 and got a negative again!

Now this month I got some white mucus, cramps, and felt like my period was coming and it did on Jan, 02, 2017. The first day was red blood, lighter flow than usual, but not as light as the December period I guess. The next day of the period I saw some tissues, like thin stringy clots. Third and fourth day back to very light flow. Like light bleeding after hours. Fifth day I though I would not get any, but I got some dark reddish/brownish blood that after a while turned black. I had cramps throughout the period for this month. Now it is the sixth day and I'm spotting. I have 2-3 tiny dots of blood and it's more visible only when I wipe with tissue. It's like watery, brown, spotting.

Given my situation is there a risk of pregnancy?
Is my period not period and pregnancy bleeding some women have?
Given that I did first hpt after a month (say 27 days least after sex) and then repeated the test after 5 days (so after 32 days of sex) are the hpts accurate? Should I trust the test? Or maybe do one more just in case?
Why is my period not normal? Am I pregnant?

I apologize for so many questions and the length, but I am desperate for some reassurance, answers, suggestions!!
Thank you so much for your time!

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Hello Helena,
Thank you so very much for your immidiate response! I feel much better after reading your thoughts on my situation.
I know I can come back here for help and count on you ladies. Thank you so much. I wish you well! Happy New Year

January 7, 2017 - 2:19pm
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You are welcome!


January 7, 2017 - 2:21pm

Dear Anon,

Thanks for reaching out to us.

You never had intercourse with ejaculation inside you, plus you had underwear on. If semen was in direct contact with the outside of woman’s vagina, there is a very slight chance the sperm could enter the vagina, but this is highly unlikely. You have been having your periods and all pregnancy tests are negative. Try to relax.


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