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Hello,
I have recenlty had protected sex with my boyfriend of 8 years.
However, I am about 14 days late, and a week ago had this white discharge.
I have had a home pregnancy test and it came out negative. He has told me not to worry because he used the pull out method aswell as the condom.
I have recently went on holiday and had an ear infection that I needed to take medication for. Would that be one reason I am late?
Yet I am still a bit scared that i might be? please explain, thank you


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replied January 9th, 2013
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms Answer A41466
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The condom use have failures, and the pullout/withdrawal method of contraception is known to be associated with highest failures and chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out completely especially if you were during your fertile days/around ovulation time at the time of your sexual contact (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). Antibiotic use and stress of infection can also delay your periods. 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 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. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.


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