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*a_dream_in_aqua*
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I know that you answer a ton of questions like this one, and I'm pretty sure that I'm at an incredibly low risk, but I like hearing it from you guys too!:
Saaturday night my boyfriend and I of a year and a half lost our virginities together. We used a condom, I've been on the Pill since August and I've been taking it as directed. My chances of pregnancy are slim right? I know that we are both clear for STI's because we've both been checked (and we were also virgins). Also, I made sure that I peed after we were finished. If I were to get a UTI, what are the sypmtoms and how early could those show up? I'm really not too worried, I just want to make sure. Thanks!

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JamsessionVT
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You're pregnancy risks aren't slim: they're nonexistent.

Proper pill use combined with proper condom use makes the likelihood of pregnancy virtually impossible. We're talking about risks so infinitely small that in the grand scheme of things, they aren't really risks at all. We just can't say "0 risk" because when you're sexually active, there is no such thing. Make sense?

So, you have no risks here, I promise.

As far as UTI's go, as long as you get them treated soon after noticing symptoms, they aren't of any serious harm. Symptoms include vaginal irritation, a burning sensation while urinating, feeling like you need to pee a lot or having that "urge" but nothing comes out, etc. It depends on the person, but most of the time, you'll notice a definite stinging sensation when urinating, and that tends to be the big tip-off.

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*a_dream_in_aqua*
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alright, thankyou! I was pretty sure that I was alright, but it's good hearing it from you. I'm going to show this post to my boyfriend to ease his fears too. And it makes absolute sense why you can't say that there's a zero risk :-)

how soon could a UTI develop? just wondering. thanks again for all your help!

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Most UTIs develop within a day or two after sexual activity, if that is the cause. Generally, though, as long as you're well hydrated and make sure to pee after sex, you should be fine.

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