Donate Now
Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Got Questions? Get Answers. » SCARLETEEN CENTRAL » Pregnancy and Parenting » Cramps: A sign of being pregnant?

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Cramps: A sign of being pregnant?
jamis
Neophyte
Member # 5101

Icon 4 posted      Profile for jamis     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
On sunday my boyfriend and i had sex for the first time with a condom and on monday night i had really bad cramps like the ones i get about 2 weeks before my period but this one was worse i just want to know was this a sign of pregnancy or just my regular pre-period cramps? Please help!!
Posts: 4 | From: Granite City, IL USA | Registered: Aug 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Aria51
Scarleteen Volunteer
Member # 653

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Aria51     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Not all women get the various "symptoms" of pregnancy, so any symptoms / discomforts you may be having are not going to reveal your pregnancy status.

If it has been 72 hours since the incident, you cannot take the morning after pill, and you will have to wait 2 weeks to take a pregnancy test.

If the condom did not break, then your chances of pregnancy are slim. Go to a gynecologist as soon as possible and discuss additional forms of birth control -- The Pill, Depo-Provera, Lunelle, etc.

Use THIS handy-dandy risk chart to further assess the possibility.

------------------
How can you not like muffins?!

Out of my Head.


Posts: 1287 | From: Missouri | Registered: Jul 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Lisa D
Activist
Member # 389

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Lisa D     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
If you used a condom correctly, and it didn't break, i don't think you have anything to worry about. Good onya for looking out for yourself, and using a condom in the first place.

Cramps could be a whole lot of things, including gas so I wouldn't worry too much about it. Not to mention it would take a month or so before you MIGHT begin to notice symptoms of pregnancy, and many women don't feel a thing...

However, if you plan on being sexually active, you should consider adding another type of birth control to go with condoms. Perhaps you can discuss options with you OB/GYN the next time you see him/her.


Posts: 442 | From: Dublin, OH USA | Registered: Jul 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
jamis
Neophyte
Member # 5101

Icon 1 posted      Profile for jamis     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
thanks but my boyfriend said i better get a blood test just in case should i and it hasn't been 72 hours yet but i am going to get on the pill soon
Posts: 4 | From: Granite City, IL USA | Registered: Aug 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Aria51
Scarleteen Volunteer
Member # 653

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Aria51     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
You can go to an emergency room or planned parenthood type clinic and get the Morning After Pill until the 72 hour mark has passed.

A blood test right now would be pointless, as the body doesn't start producting pregnancy hormones until around 10 days after conception.

------------------
How can you not like muffins?!

Out of my Head.


Posts: 1287 | From: Missouri | Registered: Jul 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code™ is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | Get the Whole Story! Go Home to SCARLETEEN: Sex Ed for the Real World | Privacy Statement

Copyright 1998, 2014 Heather Corinna/Scarleteen
Scarleteen.com: Providing comprehensive sex education online to teens and young adults worldwide since 1998

Information on this site is provided for educational purposes. It is not meant to and cannot substitute for advice or care provided by an in-person medical professional. The information contained herein is not meant to be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, or for prescribing any medication. You should always consult your own healthcare provider if you have a health problem or medical condition.

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3