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Side effects of morning pill or am i pregnant?

hi,
i never had sexual intercourse, but i was fooling around with my bf and he fingered me with pre cum so i took morning after pill, 4 days after some bleeding came and looked like a period but much shorter. Some days later we fooled around again (handjobs), and some sperm came to my hands, we always washed our hands after and we never touched my genitalia after his, so no sperm could have got in. I took the pill on july 29th, bled on august 1st, and suppostly my period should have come already because i have a cycle of 23 days. It hasn't come yet,and im really stressed out, i have nausea which is a pregnancy symptom.
So my question is: could any sperm have entered my uterus and made me pregnant, which i know it is highly unlikely? has the pill interfered with my cycle and caused me nausea? is nausea caused from stress over pregnancy symptoms? or am i having a hysterical pregnancy?
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replied September 1st, 2013
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If during your sexual contact, semen or pre-cum has come in contact with vagina (genial contact or fingering), chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out completely especially if you had been around your ovulation time at the time of sexual contact. If you had taken the emergency contraception within 24-48 hours of your unprotected intercourse/sexual contact, it should have helped in preventing pregnancy (provided you were not sexually active without protection after taking it). Since the emergency contraceptives contain high doses of hormones, these can disrupt the normal hormonal and period pattern causing period/bleeding abnormalities and appearance of new symptoms. Wait and watch for your withdrawal bleeding or next periods which can be delayed due to ECP use. To arrive at the next expected period date, count the usual menstrual cycle length starting with first day of the withdrawal bleed. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation if periods are missed or abnormal, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy. 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, and avoid repeat use of emergency contraception.
Take care.



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