I am 18 years old, and my last period was April 21st. Since then my partner and I has had protected intercourse every time; with no breakage whatsoever... and if it makes a difference, he "pulled out" every time, as well.
Usually my menstrual cycle is 30-36 days, give or take a day, and currently, I am 4 weeks late of my period. I had breast pain about a week ago, but then it disappeared within a few days. I also have on and off dull lower back aches.
At this point in time, what is the status of whether or not I may or may not be pregnant? Is there anything I should truly be worried about? I am beginning college soon, and am definitely not trying to conceive.
Please no rude or offensive comments, as this is a "help" or advice post, and any comments of that sort is not of any use except stressing the situation. Thank you.
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Condoms are known to have failures and the pullout/withdrawal method of contraception is also known to be associated with highest failures (pre-cum/pre-ejaculatory fluid is known to contain sperms and no man can be 100% sure that pre-cum/pre-ejaculatory fluid did not leak out during vaginal penetration), hence, chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out completely (especially if you were during fertile days/around ovulation time at time of intercourse). If fertile mucus had been present at time of intercourse, sperms can stay alive for 5-7 days and fertilize the egg upon ovulation. After ovulation, egg has only 24-48 hours to get fertilized. The symptoms that you describe could be suggestive of pregnancy. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). If pregnancy gets ruled out, and if you are not ready for pregnancy, but intend to remain sexually active, you should consider getting started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after your periods). Avoid unprotected sexual contact within 2-3 weeks of getting started on hormonal contraceptive (as most of the hormonal contraceptives start giving you effective protection after 2-3 weeks). Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact if you are not ready for pregnancy.
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