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Okay I'll get right to the question, lol. I had unprotected sex *May 19th & May 22* 4 days before my ovulation date *May 26th*, but we used the "pullout method" and at one time he thought he might have ejaculated in me but he decided he didn't i don't know confusing lol. But anyways we continued and then he actually did but he pulled out. Now I don't get my period until the first or early second week of june, but recently now I've been having a lot of stomach gas, and i get really sick if you wanna call it when i'm hungry, and when i finally eat i feel bloated more than ever, and i can't stop belching, and i read somewhere that this is a typical sign of early pregnancy. So I'm just wondering if I should wait for my period to come and if it doesn't how long after i miss it should i take a pregnancy test? should I even be worrying if I am or not? Thanks!
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Unless you are charting your cervical mucus and basal temperatures daily, and have been doing so for a while, there is really no way for you to predict when you will ovulate.

Also, withdrawal is not a very reliable method of birth control. Not only can pre-cum also contain sperm, but it can also be difficult for a guy to pull out in time.

So if withdrawal was your only means of protection, then you've had a moderate risk of pregnancy. And if he did ejaculate in you that one time, you've got a high risk for pregnancy there.

That said, going by signs or symptoms to figure out whether you're pregnant is pretty iffy. You're not likely to experience any symptoms of pregnancy at all prior to missing a period - symptoms tend to show up a little while later into the pregnancy. And even then, many of them could also mean other things. So you'll always want to take a test to know for sure.

You can take a pregnancy test for accurate results at 10-14 days after the last risk, or on the first day of a missed period.

You'll also want to look into more reliable means of pregnancy protection. And if you and your partner haven't been getting your STI tests done, you'll want to start that, as well, as unprotected sex puts you at risk for STI transmission.

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