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Unsure. It's the not knowing....

Okay, so this is my first time actually asking a question instead of looking things up. I could possibly end up finding out what's up, it's probably the only way, by waiting but I'm pretty impatient and I guess the most I'm looking for is a bit of written support.

Here goes.

My boyfriend and I have been together for about a year, because I can't take birth control due to heart problems there's a risk with intercourse. Because he is allergic to latex, we don't use condoms. Since we have such a high risk of having an 'accident' we take some extra precautions before we 'do it'.

He always goes to the bathroom before we start to make sure that everything is flushed out and never does he finish inside and I know that there is no sperm in pre-cum due to previous research. Still, recently, I have gotten this strange 'pressure' in my lower stomach during intercourse, it's not painful, and some foods I used to eat all the time have begun to almost make me feel sick. There was a time today where I had a 'dizzy spell' at the store. I know that he could have ended up cumming a bit inside with out either of us knowing so there's a possibility that I may be pregnant or may get pregnant.

I am ashamed to admit it, but because I tend to not think about things like an idiot I can not remember if I ended up getting my period last month and I can't remember if my period is at the end of the month or at the beginning because stupid me decided to not mark the calendar.

I already took a pregnancy test with out my boyfriend knowing. It was negative, but because I'm so racked up about it I keep thinking about it and there's always the chance that I took the test too soon to be sure. Since it's the end of the month I'm also beating myself up about having not getting my period but I keep telling myself that it'll probably come after next week.

If it doesn't, I plan to take another test. If I am it's not a horrible thing, we're financially stable. It's the not knowing that's making me so worried.

I would just like to know if anyone else has felt this way before they found out they were pregnant?
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replied October 31st, 2011
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The withdrawal/pullout method of contraception is associated with highest failures (even if prior urination is done before intercourse, there are chances of semen leak during the vaginal intercourse). The chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out completely (as suggested by your current symptoms) if you were during your fertile days during the sexual contact. Urine pregnancy test kits usually start showing positive results after about 20 days post-conception (roughly corresponding to about a week after your missed periods). Sometimes urine pregnancy tests can keep showing you false negative results during early pregnancy as the kits are calibrated ones, so unless the hormone levels in urine reach a certain level, they do not show positive results. You may also consider taking a repeat urine pregnancy test (on an early morning first urine sample) after 7-10 days to see if you get positive results, or get it confirmed by a blood HCG test (avoid lot of fluid intake or caffeinated beverage intake in the previous night before test). Wait and watch for your periods. If you do not get your periods within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, or if you develop symptoms suggestive of pregnancy, you should consider visiting your gynecologist for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Blood HCG levels can show accurate results as early as about 11 days post-conception. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
Take care.



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