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flirtygirl17
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HI my name is jessica and im 16 years old. Me and my boyfriend have been going out for about 8 months and about a week ago we had unprotected sex. My period isnt due for about a week but i dunno if im pregnant. My stomach hurts, my breasts are kinds swollen and really sensitive, and im peeing quite a lot. Could i be pregnant. Someone please respond with some advice. PLEASE
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logic_grrl
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Since it's too late for emergency contraception, all you can do is wait until it's been at least 10-14 days since you had sex and then take a pregnancy test.

That will give you an accurate answer, whereas looking for "symptoms" won't.

Check out this post for the reasons why:

Pregnancy "Symptoms"/Am I Pregnant?


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SunshineLK0517
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alot of those symptoms you say you have are signs that you will start your period...anyways it is to early to have symptoms of pregnancy
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Oh, and just incase your period doesn't show up (it may show up, but this is just for future reference) then you should take into consideration that you are kind of stressed out. So if your period shows up, then the chances of you being pregnant are slim. If your period doesn't show up, then it could be due to stress, irregularity, or your pregnant. But like logic_grrl said, take a pregnancy test 10-14 days after you had sex. It is the only sufficient way to know if your pregnant or not. You can't go by symptoms...it's way to early for that.

Peace...


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You might also want to start thinking about birth control. Although, the point is mute should you be pregnant, you should be using some every single time. Condoms will protect against many STDs and STIs including AIDS. The birth control pill (which requires a trip to the docs) will help prevent pregnancy but isn't effective against sexually transmitted diseases. You should be seeing your doc now to discuss the right birth control for you. Alternatively, you can go to a local sexual health clinic such as planned parenthood. Some schools even have clinics right in them. But you really need to be using birth control every single time you engage in sexual activity.

Good luck

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