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Monybaybee
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so I have a sort of long question. My stomach feels like there's stuff moving around. And I have two explanations for it, but I'm bot sure which one to go with.
Yesterday, I didn't have anything to eat but a small bag of chips then later in the night I went to a club and drank a lot. - maybe that's it ?
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I also had unprotected sex afterwards. BUT the guy didn't cum.
So am I maybe pregnant or is it just a stomach ache ?

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Heather
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Pregnancy happens in the uterus, not in the stomach, so while it can cause stomach upset, it's not IN the stomach. As well, pregnancy is not instant: it takes more days than one to happen, and feeling movement is not something that happens until WAY later down the road.

For sure, you did have a risk of pregnancy and of sexually transmitted infections. If you want to reduce the pregnancy risk, you can use emergency contraception. You can't do anything about the STI risks now, save getting tested in a few weeks.

That all said, barely eating and drinking in excess will certainly upset one's stomach.

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Monybaybee
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Okay thank you ! So you think it's more likely because I barely ate and I drank ?
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Heather
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I think if all you ate was a bag of chips and then drank all night, you'd have to have an iron stomach NOT to have stomach upset.

But I'd still consider how to manage the risks you took here, okay? Just because your stomach probably isn't upset because of them doesn't mean it'd be wise to blow them off.

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A few things...

1 day after my girlfriend finished her period, I had unprotected sex, but pulled out right in time (or at least I hope I did).

About 8 days later she has a stomach ache.

She ended up taking starting BCP the day after we had unprotected sex to hopefully thwart any further scares down the road. Was that a bad idea? could that increase the risk of preganancy, and by taking the pill 2 days after her period ended, will that alter when she gets her next period (which I'm anxiously waiting for to ease my mind on possibly being a daddy)...

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I'm confused - do you mean to say that she took the Morning After Pill after the unprotected sex? Or did she just happen to start taking regular hormonal birth control the day after?

Either way, taking the pill doesn't increase the risk. In fact, if she did take the MAP, that decreases the risk. And a stomach ache happening a week later is likely not related to this at all.

You did have both a pregnancy risk and an STI risk. It's too late to do anything about the pregnancy risk now, safe to wait until she gets her period, or to take a pregnancy test (which she can do at 10-14 days after the risk). And if you two haven't been tested recently, you'll want to schedule STi tests.

(And in the future, it would be great if you could start your own topic to post questions, as we sometimes overlook questions that are in an older thread. You can start your own topic by clicking on the "New Topic" button.)

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Just a note too -if it was BCPs she was taking and not the morning after pill- starting BCPs when you've had a pregnancy risk is NOT a good idea. It's why doctors always test before prescribing them (or wait to test if it's too early) - so if it's been 10-14 days since the risk you want to go ahead and test asap, and if positive she wants to stop taking the pills.

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Sorry, will start a new post in the future. I'm a new member, and am a bit unfamiliar with the site. But in the meantime, I'll keep going with this.

She said that she started taking birth control (not the morning after pill) the Sunday AFTER her period, rather than the Sunday before. Aren't you supposed to start birth control the Sunday after your period started?

I read that taking birth control the way she did could speed up her ovulation, is that true? And should she expect to get her period on her normal existing cycle, or will the birth control taken incorrectly (if she indeed take it incorrectly) mess up her cycle?

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It's recommended that you start the pill on the first Sunday after the start of your period. That way, the body can adjust to it the easiest.

But Stephanie raises a valid concern - it's not a good idea to start the pill after a pregnancy risk. So, your girlfriend will want to take a pregnancy test once it's been at least 10 days since the risk.

And birth control pills, regardless of when you start taking them, will not speed up your ovulation. Part of how the pill works is by suppressing ovulation. But either way, the pill interrupts the natural cycle and creates an artificial one, and withdrawal bleeds can be irregular for the first few months on the pill. So, it's likely that she won't bleed as expected.

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