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pregnancy-like symptoms but never had sex

Hi everyone,

For the past 5 days, my girlfriend has been showing symptoms of pregnancy. She has been having headaches, vomiting, and her tummy hurts constantly. She has PCOS but had never experienced these symptoms before. Oh and she also mentioned that the pain in her tummy is not the same as her period cramp. This all started on Sunday. See, we had a little 'fun' on Friday night but it never led to sex. Everything was oral but she did tell me that she rubbed my sperm on her vagina. I'm scared, we both are. Help?
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replied December 24th, 2012
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Although PCOS is known to be associated with anovulatory menstrual cycles, occasional ovulation is a possibility and if you have been sexually active around her ovulation time, pregnancy chances are possible (if semen or pre-cum has come in contact with vagina even without vaginal penetration). Wait and watch for her periods. Look out for development of any new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. She should visit her doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance if she does not get her periods within 10 days of expected period dates, or if she gets abnormal bleeding. If pregnancy gets ruled out and if you are not ready for pregnancy, but intend to remain sexually active, you should consider getting her started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after her periods). She should be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact if you are not ready for pregnancy.
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