Medical Questions > Womens Health > Birth Control Forum

the condom had a tear at the side

User Profile
Yesterday my bf and I had sex and we were at it for 25 minutes he went to put it back it and we heard a loud pop he was half way in and immediately pulled out and we saw that the condom had a tear at the side so we stopped all together. He didn't cum he only pre came and I know that pre cum can have sperm in it but he did go to the bathroom right before and I know that eliminates a couple of sperm counts but I'm not 100% sure. I was ovulating the 15th and we did it the 18th but I'm still freaking out if I could be pregnant. I want to get the plan b but I can't afford it someone please clam my nerves

Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied September 23rd, 2015
Birth Control Answer A53962
Hi! Thanks for your query on eHealth Forum!

Sperm ejaculated inside the vagina can live for 3-5 days to fertilize the egg. Whereas the ovum only lives for about 24 hours in the fallopian tubes and is available for fertilization. So, if you really ovulated on 15th, then on 18th the ovum would not be alive and there would be no chances of pregnancy. However, if the ovulation was later on 17th, then there is a remote chance of pregnancy.

I would not stress too much about it. However, stress can delay periods, so don’t worry too much if your periods get delayed. But, yes, if there is a delay, do take a pregnancy test and see because at times ovulation date can shift this side or that. Hope that helps! Take care!

Did you find this post helpful?
Quick Reply
Must Read
Birth control is helpful in preventing pregnancy. Need to know more about birth control? Start here to learn more about popular methods of birth control....
You have many birth control options. Each works differently. What are the choices and what should you consider in order to help you make your decision? ...
Each method of birth control comes with risks to your health. What are the general problems you could encounter?...
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Birth Control , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.