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When do I take a pregnancy test

By Anonymous November 1, 2015 - 8:46am
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So last night I was hooking up with my boyfriend, he has had sex before and I haven't. Things happened and he entered me, it hurt a lot and I started to cry so he pulled out. I was really wet and I think he might have been too. He didn't have a condom on and I am not on any kind of birth control... I bought a pregnancy test last night I am just unsure of when to take it. I got off my period about 2 or 3 days ago. Please help, I plan on taking a pregnancy test I just didn't know when is the right time to do it and I don't know what to do. I am very stressed out and my anxiety is kicking up a lot...

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Hello and welcome to EmpowHer,
I'm sorry to hear that it hurt. In the future you should try to use lubrication, that might help.
First of all, here is some quick info about female reproduction. When the female releases an egg it is called ovulation. If the egg is not fertilized within 5 or 6 days of ovulation it is eliminated during your menstrual period. Ovulation happens about 12 to 15 days before your period.
In other words, you were not ovulating during the time you had sex, so the egg could not be fertilized.
Another factor is that your boyfriend did not ejaculate. So there was no sperm to fertilize the egg anyway.
With that being said, taking a pregnancy test is not necessary. But if it will really help ease your mind you need to wait a week after a missed period. It will not be accurate until then. Obviously if you have your next period, you are not pregnant, so there won't be a need to take the test.

November 1, 2015 - 2:18pm
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