Potential pregnancy?

Posted by anonymousbeaver @pepper2001, Jan 10, 2018

Hello, I’m a 16 year old boy and two days ago my girlfriend, also 16, and I did some mutual masturbation, and I’m quite sure that some pre-cum entered her vaginal area because she might have had some on her fingers. I did not ejaculate, and she is on birth control. Two days after this, or today, she is experiencing cramps, but her period is supposed to be around the middle of the month (and it’s only the tenth of the month). Is it likely that she is pregnant?

Hello, @pepper2001, and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect.

This is obviously concerning and I can sense how worried you are. Unfortunately it is impossible to provide any definite answers to your question through this forum, but here is a resource that might be helpful: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/getting-pregnant/in-depth/symptoms-of-pregnancy/art-20043853.

Here are some Connect members who may have some thoughts around your question on the likelihood your girlfriend might be pregnant: @sandytoes14, @dawn_giacabazi, @foreverhaefish, and @ihatediabetes.

Have you considered having her call a nurse line at her local doctor?

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Hello @pepper2001
I can tell that you are very worried about your girlfriend possibly being pregnant. The cramping she is feeling may be implantation cramping, when the embryo attaches to the uterus, or it could be totally unrelated. I would suggest she call the doctors office where she gets her birth control pills subscribed to speak to a nurse or get an appointment.
If she is pregnant, I encourage both of you to talk with your parents. Do you think you could do that?

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@sandytoes14

Hello @pepper2001
I can tell that you are very worried about your girlfriend possibly being pregnant. The cramping she is feeling may be implantation cramping, when the embryo attaches to the uterus, or it could be totally unrelated. I would suggest she call the doctors office where she gets her birth control pills subscribed to speak to a nurse or get an appointment.
If she is pregnant, I encourage both of you to talk with your parents. Do you think you could do that?

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Is it possible for these cramps to occur so soon, though? And since it was pre-ejaculate combined with birth control are the pregnancy chances low anyways?

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Hi, @pepper2001 — From the activity you describe, I would think that the likelihood of pregnancy is low; however, I’m not a medical professional. Cramping between periods can be caused by many things. If the cramping persists, your girlfriend should seek professional medical advice.

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@lisalucier

Hi, @pepper2001 — From the activity you describe, I would think that the likelihood of pregnancy is low; however, I’m not a medical professional. Cramping between periods can be caused by many things. If the cramping persists, your girlfriend should seek professional medical advice.

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If she gets her period this month, is she most likely not pregnant?

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Hi, @pepper2001 — I think this Mayo Clinic article on menstruation may be helpful: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/womens-health/in-depth/menstrual-cycle/art-20047186. Especially to note are these sentences: If ovulation takes place and the egg isn’t fertilized, the lining of the uterus sheds through the vagina. This is a menstrual period.

Another Mayo Clinic article that includes information that may be useful to you is this one on preparing your tween for pregnancy: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/tween-and-teen-health/in-depth/menstruation/art-20046004. These sentences in the article may be especially helpful: Pregnancy occurs if the egg is fertilized by a sperm cell and attaches to the uterine wall. If the egg isn’t fertilized it breaks apart, hormone levels drop and the thickened lining of the uterus is shed through the vagina. This is a period.

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@lisalucier

Hi, @pepper2001 — From the activity you describe, I would think that the likelihood of pregnancy is low; however, I’m not a medical professional. Cramping between periods can be caused by many things. If the cramping persists, your girlfriend should seek professional medical advice.

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@pepper2001 I know this is a scary time. I commend you for being proactive and to reaching out to our Connect community. My thoughts are similar to that of @lisalucier. Your girlfriend could take a pregnancy test and get results. This article from Mayo Clinic is also helpful https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/getting-pregnant/in-depth/home-pregnancy-tests/art-20047940. An important statement here is this sentence in the article ” For the most reliable results, wait to take the test until one week after your missed period.”

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On October 19th my girlfriend and I were having sex, with a condom with Spermicidal lube – but I didn't ejaculate.

Decided to try again, but with some miscommunication, we briefly penetrated without protection (less than a minute). I put on a condom, but didn't ejaculate again.

The next morning, less than 12 hours later, we took Plan B.

She's due for her period November 7th – is there cause for concern?

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@benjiwolf

On October 19th my girlfriend and I were having sex, with a condom with Spermicidal lube – but I didn't ejaculate.

Decided to try again, but with some miscommunication, we briefly penetrated without protection (less than a minute). I put on a condom, but didn't ejaculate again.

The next morning, less than 12 hours later, we took Plan B.

She's due for her period November 7th – is there cause for concern?

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Hi, @benjiwolf, and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I merged your post with this discussion called "Is my girlfriend pregnant?" so that you could talk with others who have discussed similar concerns.

I'd like to introduce you to @pepper2001 @sunandmoon1 @behavioralsci @marisan @shoregal45 @gaybinator who have participated in this discussion or similar ones and may have some thoughts for you about your concerns after the brief unprotected sex and taking Plan B. @travelgirl and @hopeful33250 may also have some input.

Also, here is some information you may be interested in on Plan B One-Step morning-after pill: https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/morning-after-pill/multimedia/plan-b-one-step/img-20007562.

Has your girlfriend spoken to her doctor or someone from her doctor's office about your concerns, @benjiwolf ?

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Hello @benjiwolf,

I can certainly understand your concerns regarding your experience of unprotected sex. I would encourage you to read the information that Lisa has provided in the link she put in her post.

It is very important that every relationship have good communication, and so very important in area of sexuality. So I would encourage you to speak with your girlfriend regarding your fears and concerns about the unprotected sex experience. Please encourage her to contact her doctor's office and express these concerns. It could be that her doctor would be willing to see you together to discuss this matter.

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A couple of you mentioned situations where you were concerned about potential pregnancy. It would be great to hear how you are doing, and I'm sure others would benefit from your experiences.

@benjiwolf – did your girlfriend end up getting her period?

@pepper2001 – how did things turn out with your girlfriend and the concern she might possibly be pregnant?

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@miranda0213

hello. i am 17 years old. my period was six days late and the flow was very light and went away in around four days. usually my periods last 8 days. my cramps are usually terrible but they weren't nearly as bad and they appeared and disappeared and appeared again with hour intervals for the first three days. they were strongest the third day only for about 4 hours and then disappeared. i got a job november 2, around the time my last period ended. for about two weeks i had to clean the men's bathroom without gloves. i sprayed it with clorox and cleaned it with paper towels without gloves. i washed my hands around three times for thirty minutes before getting home and touching my vagina (masturbating). there was pee on the toilet and stuff when i cleaned it. i'm afraid i touched sperm maybe or sperm cells in the pee or on the toilet that got stuck under my nails or on my fingers that didn't wash away when washing my hands and stayed when i touched my vagina. please answer i'm very scared i've been having panic attacks and can't eat cuz i'm too anxious. i'm afraid of getting pregnant that way. is it possible? my period is ALWAYS heavy and i always get terrible cramps. i googled the symptoms of my current period and it says implantation bleeding?! help i'm scared.

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I'm sorry that this situation is making you scared. I'm glad to say that there is really no way for you to have gotten pregnant that way. Sperm is not carried through urine and would not survive on a toilet, or the vigorous handwashing. Sperm needs to be inside a body to survive and dies quickly outside of a body. Unless you've had sexual intercourse lately it's highly unlikely for you to be pregnant. Periods can sometimes change as we age, or because we are stressed, or hormone fluctuations. Is this new job stressful for you? I know that having period changes can be worrying. I hope this helps you feel better.

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@miranda0213

hello. i am 17 years old. my period was six days late and the flow was very light and went away in around four days. usually my periods last 8 days. my cramps are usually terrible but they weren't nearly as bad and they appeared and disappeared and appeared again with hour intervals for the first three days. they were strongest the third day only for about 4 hours and then disappeared. i got a job november 2, around the time my last period ended. for about two weeks i had to clean the men's bathroom without gloves. i sprayed it with clorox and cleaned it with paper towels without gloves. i washed my hands around three times for thirty minutes before getting home and touching my vagina (masturbating). there was pee on the toilet and stuff when i cleaned it. i'm afraid i touched sperm maybe or sperm cells in the pee or on the toilet that got stuck under my nails or on my fingers that didn't wash away when washing my hands and stayed when i touched my vagina. please answer i'm very scared i've been having panic attacks and can't eat cuz i'm too anxious. i'm afraid of getting pregnant that way. is it possible? my period is ALWAYS heavy and i always get terrible cramps. i googled the symptoms of my current period and it says implantation bleeding?! help i'm scared.

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@miranda0213 One other thing Id like to add from the post above from @vogelkm is make an appt with your gyn. to make sure there isn't something else going on. Whatever has caused your periods to be late maybe be so many different things including stress as mentioned For your sake make an appt .

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@miranda0213

hello. i am 17 years old. my period was six days late and the flow was very light and went away in around four days. usually my periods last 8 days. my cramps are usually terrible but they weren't nearly as bad and they appeared and disappeared and appeared again with hour intervals for the first three days. they were strongest the third day only for about 4 hours and then disappeared. i got a job november 2, around the time my last period ended. for about two weeks i had to clean the men's bathroom without gloves. i sprayed it with clorox and cleaned it with paper towels without gloves. i washed my hands around three times for thirty minutes before getting home and touching my vagina (masturbating). there was pee on the toilet and stuff when i cleaned it. i'm afraid i touched sperm maybe or sperm cells in the pee or on the toilet that got stuck under my nails or on my fingers that didn't wash away when washing my hands and stayed when i touched my vagina. please answer i'm very scared i've been having panic attacks and can't eat cuz i'm too anxious. i'm afraid of getting pregnant that way. is it possible? my period is ALWAYS heavy and i always get terrible cramps. i googled the symptoms of my current period and it says implantation bleeding?! help i'm scared.

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@miranda0213 We're glad you are here and asked questions. It is always better to ask and please do not feel embarrassed to do so. You have read the other comments, which are spot on. I know when I was a teenager, my period was usually unpredictable in length/flow due to my hormones or stressors in my life. In fact, they were pretty wonky all my life! Exams at school, parties, activities, you-name-it. For your peace of mind, get an appointment with your doctor to rule out any problems; it will help you feel better. And please, wear gloves to protect your skin from harmful and strong chemicals! Please come back and let us know how you are doing, okay?
Ginger

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hello. i am 17 years old. my period was six days late and the flow was very light and went away in around four days. usually my periods last 8 days. my cramps are usually terrible but they weren't nearly as bad and they appeared and disappeared and appeared again with hour intervals for the first three days. they were strongest the third day only for about 4 hours and then disappeared. i got a job november 2, around the time my last period ended. for about two weeks i had to clean the men's bathroom without gloves. i sprayed it with clorox and cleaned it with paper towels without gloves. i washed my hands around three times for thirty minutes before getting home and touching my vagina (masturbating). there was pee on the toilet and stuff when i cleaned it. i'm afraid i touched sperm maybe or sperm cells in the pee or on the toilet that got stuck under my nails or on my fingers that didn't wash away when washing my hands and stayed when i touched my vagina. please answer i'm very scared i've been having panic attacks and can't eat cuz i'm too anxious. i'm afraid of getting pregnant that way. is it possible? my period is ALWAYS heavy and i always get terrible cramps. i googled the symptoms of my current period and it says implantation bleeding?! help i'm scared.

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