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hi all---
my last period was on june 11...i had sex on june 24 (two days before ovulation) and used a condom. however the condom might have slipped off because when he pulled out it was near his tip but not in me. after he took it off it was still full of the semen, like dripping. i felt completely normal until yesterday, july 10 when i started getting cramps. i am hoping they are period cramps. i do not have any other symptoms just really bad menstrual cramps. my period is due tomorrow (i have a 29 day cycle). Please give me any advice you may have if you think I am ok or not. No jokes please i am freaking out--i have bad anxiety to top it off
I also had a yeast infection a week ago
maybe i am paranoid?

thanks so much in advance.
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replied July 10th, 2010
Welcome to the forum. I am really pleased to help you out. Pregnancy definitely is the first thing which needs to be ruled out in view of your symptoms and especially because you had sexual intercourse during the unsafe period. I would suggest you to get your serum HCG levels estimated since this is more specific than urine for pregnancy tests & it gets elevated in blood much early (around 10 days after the implantation of the zygote, formed by the union of an egg and a sperm).

The urine pregnancy test is usually done around 1 week after the missed periods. The HCG (it is a hormone) levels rise only in pregnancy and its presence will confirm the status of your pregnancy. If the pregnancy test is negative, then other causes of your symptoms needs to be looked into. Please do consult a gynecologist for the same. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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