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Yet another "pregnancy or late period?" question.

By September 15, 2010 - 2:45pm
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I had protected sex on September 4 and lost my virginity. He wore a condom the whole time and did not ejaculate inside of me or near me. Now, I think I am a few days late on my period. I can't be one hundred percent positive.
My last period was around August 14th. I think I may have started on the 12th. Based on that, it's been about 4 and a half weeks. I normally don't pay attention to it, as pregnancy has never been a risk of course and I just let it happen when it happens. However, if it helps in determining cycle, my periods before that were around May 13 and June 13.

As of yesterday, I'm starting to show slight signs of starting soon, I think. (more discharge, slight cramping) Since a few days after we had sex, however, my nipples (NOT the entire breast) have been sensitive. Last Tuesday (the 7th) I woke up with a small case of pink eye.
Could I somehow have become pregnant, or am I worrying too much and letting stress make my period late? I plan on taking a HPT this weekend to be sure.

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Hi timid_bunny,
Great for you...using a condom is a great way to practice safer sex, and is up to 98% effective at preventing pregnancy and helps to prevent transmission of sexually transmitted infections and diseases.

Not only did you use a condom, but you also practiced another type of birth control called the "withdrawal method". Since your partner did not ejaculate and withdrew his penis, this is an added "protective method" against pregnancy.

These two birth control methods combined would put you in a category of having almost no chance of pregnancy. (Nothing is 100% except abstinence, but you are pretty close to this "no chance" category).

You are having PMS, so your period is most likely on its way soon. A woman's cycle is between 21-35 days long on average, and does not begin exactly on the 13th (or whatever calendar date). It is more important to know there is a range of days that your period would begin, and you can start tracking "day 1" of your period on a calendar. Then, count how many days until your next day of bleeding. Those days will most likely fluctuate from cycle to cycle.

Hope this helps!

September 16, 2010 - 1:39pm
(reply to Alison Beaver)

Thank you for your information! This puts my mind at rest a lot more than simply my friends reassurance.

September 16, 2010 - 2:07pm

For the record, I cannot remember when my period in July was.

September 16, 2010 - 5:18am
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