Hi, im 19, on the 20th of September i came off my period and me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex the same day, and about 12 days later i started to get what feel like period pains, i also noticed a very slight pink discharge about a week after but didn't last long, i still have the cramps, my back also ached so much i couldn't bend over i have also been feeling quite sick, i haven't actually been sick but every now and then i have to keep rushing to the toilet because i feel so ill. Plus whenever im not working or out im just sleeping, plus im a little bit moody. I also have a clearish sticky sort of discharge now, but i usually get this around this time of the month.
Is it a possibility i could be pregnant and when should i take a test? has anyone else experienced this? thanks xx
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replied October 6th, 2013
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Having intercourse after finishing with periods can put you at risk for pregnancy as you become closer to your peak fertile days/ovulation time (if fertile mucus had been present at time of intercourse, sperms can stay alive for 5-7 days and fertilize the egg upon ovulation, and after ovulation, egg has only 24-48 hours to get fertilized, after which it gets disintegrated). The symptoms that you describe could be suggestive of pregnancy possibility. If the spotting occurred after 6-12 days of your intercourse, it would suggest probable implantation bleeding. Wait and watch for your next periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If pregnancy is suspected, or if you miss your periods, or if you have abnormal periods, 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 intend to remain sexually active, you should consider getting 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 not ready for pregnancy.
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