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Pregnant After Protected Sex?

By July 6, 2017 - 10:11am
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My girlfriend has had irregular menstrual cycles all her life. We always have protected sex by using a condom and I check for tears and leaks by pouring water inside. There has never been a break or leakage. About 3.5 weeks ago she had really painful cramps during her period and she said to me that she thinks her period is becoming regular because of the pain. Between then and now we had protected sex about once or twice every week.

About 3 days ago she started feeling the same very painful cramps but this time there was no blood (yet). Aside from her normal period symptoms (cramps, slightly tender breasrs and vagina) she has been feeling slight bloating and constipation-like symptoms, which she felt on her last period. Just last night she said she thinks her period is coming soon because she had faint blood marks that was pinkish. She said it just looks like dilute period. No nausea vomitting exhaustion or morning sickness.

She had final exams that she was stressing over which ended last week. Two weeks ago she also started a new fulltimejob which requires standing all day and she always complains of leg pain after work. Could she be pregnant?

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Hello jamison258,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community.

From what you have shared, I do not see any way she could have become pregnant.

Her symptoms could indicate that her period is soon to start, and could be linked to the stress and fatigue of starting a new job.


July 6, 2017 - 12:50pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you for the response Maryann. She started bleeding today. Do you think she should get her irregular periods checked? Or is she right when she says that it is always so irregular that it is regular?

July 6, 2017 - 11:58pm
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