okay so i'm new on this website. I'm just looking for a little advice. i'm sorry if i've posted this in the wrong area...
so recently I had a pregnancy scare. I just want some reassurance on the issue. I read your "Pregnancy Scared" article and it helped me calm down, but I want definite reassurance for my situation.
my boyfriend and I were fooling around about a month ago. he touched his pants which had some precum on it, then wiped it off, and then fingered me about 5 minutes later. I had my period two weeks ago, but it wasn't normal. it did arrive on time, but its usually heavy for 3-4 days and then gets lighter and tapers off. this time it was heavy one day (bad cramps, clots, bright red blood), regular the next, and then brown discharge with some bright red spotting for the next few days. I had been stressing a lot over the idea of me being pregnant the week before my period. I've read about implantation bleeding, so that's why the period change is freaking me out.
so my question is: i'm not pregnant right? (even if i've had ""symptoms"" that probably have other explanations) and also why did my period change this time? could stress have caused it? (god knows I've been freaking out over the slim chance i'm pregnant)
thanks to anyone who replies, I really appreciate it. I guess I just need some reassurance in order to stop worrying. thanks again!!
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You did not have a pregnancy risk. Periods vary from cycle to cycle, sometimes due to stress, sometimes for no obvious reason at all. It would actually be very, very unusual for someone to have periods that are the same every single time, so a bit of variation in length, heaviness of flow, etc. really isn't anything to worry about.
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Because, as that piece you read explained, for a real pregnancy risk to exist, there must be: a) DIRECT genital-to-genital contact, and/or b) DIRECT contact between ejaculate and your genitals, like if someone where to ejaculate directly inside or unto them.
None of those things happened, based on your post.
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