I just would like to ask if I have chances of getting pregnant. I had my menstruation last February 26 and it ended by March 1. I had my first time sex by March 10 and again by March 17 all unprotected (withdrawal method). I usually have my period last week of the month so more likely March 25 or 26. On March 25, Saturday, theres this brownish discharge, but I recognize it to be blood still. I find it really unsual because that was the very first time that it ever happened to me. Moreover, by Sunday, March 26, it feels already like my normal period,headaches, I consummed atleast one pad the whole night and the next day, there's still light blood that's coming out, and even today I still have sort of blood thing but very ample amount only. I find it really worrying because it's sort of a light menstruation like my menstruation when it's about to stop/end. I'm worried that I could be pregnant, would it be possible? or it is just effects of first-time sex? I need your answer. please
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If you had been sexually active without protection after finishing with periods (close to your ovulation time), chances of pregnancy are possible. Pullout/withdrawal method is 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). The symptoms of lighter periods, brown discharge, headaches, could be few of early symptoms suggestive of pregnancy. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If periods have not started within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you have got abnormal periods, or 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 visiting your gynecologist to get started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after your periods). Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact if you are not ready for pregnancy.
"Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals.
For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our
medical experts page.
You may also visit our Am I Pregnant , for moderated patient to patient support and information.
The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician.
Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.