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Could I be pregnant? All help appreciated. Please.

By Anonymous April 1, 2012 - 3:14pm
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Alright, so I know this is a pretty common issue for teens: but I'm terrified that I'm pregnant.

I'm sixteen, almost seventeen, and have NOT had sex. I repeat, I have NOT had sex... but there WAS genital contact. Very brief, only a few minutes... but that's all it take, eh?

It's been two months since then, and I had two periods. The first was late by a week, I think. The next one was on time... but here, my third one is late. The last two were accompanied by severe cramps, as well as being the usual five days, and bleeding my normal amount (if that's the proper term)

But... I've been very sluggish for the last month, not wanting to do anything at all, and have been sleeping in extreme excess. I've had bubbly type gas in my stomach for the past week, as well as the fact my breasts have grown a cup size. I have also noticed I've put on a bit of weight in my stomach as well. I think I've been freaking myself out about my breast, and while they didn't seem overly sensitive before, or darker, I think I've been making it so in my head. I had heart burn once, but my entire family did that night, and I was nauseous for the last few days... but I think that was just nerves. I've had a lot of vaginal discharge, but I can't tell if it's more than usual.

Someone please help me? All my thanks.

I have been extremely stressed out as well, and have been told repeatedly that I am NOT pregnant... but some reassurance would me nice.

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Hi Anonymous,

You are correct. Any time the penis comes in contact with the vagina, there is the chance of getting pregnant. The chance increases when unprotected sexual intercourse occurs during ovulation. Ovulation is the period when one of the ovaries releases an egg. Only one sperm is needed to fertilize an egg. The semen ejaculated from the penis contains a huge number of spern.

If you have had two menstrual periods since the episode of genital contact, there is no chance that you are pregnant.

You are also correct that stress can cause your period to be late. Your symptoms of feeling sluggish, stomach upset and an increase in breast cup size may all be premenstrual symptoms.

I would like you to visit the sexual health page on this website. I think you will find the articles, videos and slide shows helpful. You will get a better idea of how your body functions and become educated in the facts and myths of conception.
Thank you for finding EmpowHer and I hope that I have answered your questions.


April 2, 2012 - 4:29pm
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