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Possibility of pregnancy?

By August 1, 2017 - 1:17pm
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I had penetrative sex with a guy on the afternoon of July 29th and he didn't come inside of me at all (or anywhere near my vagina) and he used a condom, but later on I found a rip in the condom. I am about halfway between periods so I could be ovulating but the only risk of being pregnant would be from precome that could have gotten through the rip in the condom. I don't know when the rip in the condom occurred, he just said he noticed it when he pulled out once and was gonna grab a new condom but then we stopped altogether. I did take Plan B before noon on August 1st (within 72 hours). What are the chances I'm pregnant?

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Hi I am the same anonymous who sent the comment. Until today, August 4, she still has no sign of menstruation, but she had a little spotting a while ago. We are getting more and more worried. Our minds can't be at ease unless her period comes back.
To be honest, I'm a nursing graduate but didn't take the board exam yet. Our instructors didn't teach us about this certain situation. I'm sorry for being so importunate, but I hope you'll understand our situation because we are not ready yet. I used a condom, and I think I used it right. There was no visible tear, I think. And if so, as you said, pre-ejaculation, doesn't contain sperm. But we asked a doctor about this months ago because we were also in a similar situation. I'm so sorry again. But thank you so much for your reply. Very much appreciated.

August 4, 2017 - 2:08am
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Hi I'm the one who sent the comment about me and my girlfriend's story. I never ejaculated in her during our intercourse. But she is worried because until now, August 3, she has no sign of her period coming yet. And she also stated that she can feel that she won't still have her period tomorrow yet. Even I'm getting anxious now.

August 3, 2017 - 5:35am
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Here's our story, me and my girlfriend are doing some things for the past weeks, we were having oral sex. But we also made sure that none of my ejaculate will come in contact with her genital. So yes, we were aware of where our hands shouldn't be. But on July 25, we had our first sex, it was protected, I wore a condom with lubricant too to avoid the tendency of it to tear. But before coming in to climax, we stop, and she did the rest, she swallowed it. And then we washed right after. Then we had protected sex 3 more times on the 28th day of July. And again, I never ejaculated in the condom, when going into climax, she was giving oral sex, so there are no contact of my ejaculation into her genital. We also wash our hands and our genitals and urinate every after sex so the remaining sperm that are present in my urethra are flushed out. On the last time we had sex on that date, I held my penis and stroke it, but I'm sure it was dry, then I placed the condom on, and applied some lubricant. Then I fingered her, but then my girlfriend freaked out a little bit, but I convinced her that there was no chance. Because I know that pre-cum itself doesn't contain sperm unless the person had a previous ejaculation without urinating. Then we again had sex on the 1st day of August, we did the same thing, we made sure that none of my ejaculation will come in contact with her private part. By the way, my girlfriend had her last period on July 4-7, and is also in a 28-day cycle. But today, we are a bit worried. Following the calendar method, she should be due was yesterday, Aug 1, but until now, Aug 2, her period hasn't come yet. Me and my girlfriend are worried. Just to ease our minds, was there a chance of pregnancy from our situation? Thank you so much for your replies.

August 1, 2017 - 6:54pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anon
There is no risk here and you are correct about pre-ejaculation.
Being a day or two late is not significant. I'm sure her period will be along soon.

August 2, 2017 - 7:56am
HERWriter Guide

Hello josieh44

Thank you for writing.

Pre-ejaculate itself does not contain any sperm. Sperm may be inside the urethra if a man ejaculated recently and did not urinate since. If he urinated since he last ejaculated, there is no sperm at all. Pregnancy is very uncommon from pre-ejaculate and the urethra would have to contain sperm at the same time. A woman would also have to be ovulating and engage in unprotected intercourse with ejaculation.

Emergency contraceptives are up to 95% effective when taken as prescribed within the first 24 hours and up to 90% effective if taken within 72 hours, so the risk is very small. It works by preventing ovulation and stopping a pregnancy from starting. It is not an abortion pill. It prevents a pregnancy, it does not end one. Side effects can include stomach aches, headaches, breast pain, nausea and a general feeling of being unwell.
The more frequently they are taken, the more likely a woman is to have side effects and an irregular cycle. They should be taken only for emergencies, not used as a method of birth control.
Symptoms usually start 2-7 days after taking the medication and may or may not include bleeding or spotting. Not all women get symptoms. Some get many, or a few, or none. If a woman doesn’t get her next period within a week of it’s expected date, a pregnancy test may be necessary although the risk is very low. Periods can often be delayed or longer/shorter as a result of taking emergency contraception. We cannot predict this for our readers in terms of length of delays. Each women is different. Periods should get back to normal by the second cycle after.

August 1, 2017 - 1:28pm
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