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So i have been taking birth control for a few months. Due to problems with mail delivery, there was about a week that i was off the pills. I did finish the previous pack and had a period. during that next week i wasnt taking anything, I hooked up with a guy. we did not have traditional sex but im worried that his fingers could have had precum / cum on them, and then gotten inside me. I know this site says that you cant get pregnant from that but im worried because ive been having some abnormal symtpoms. I started the pill again 2 days after the hook up. (it has been about 9 days since). and ive been having weird symptoms that the pill has never given me. Ive had cramps for about 5 days in my lower abdomen. I also had some blood when i wiped yesterday, but that was it. also, a little bit of nausea through out the day and dizziness. Also, an increase in acne. The day after the hook up i was sick with nausea and the dizziness, sore throat too.

do you think my symptoms now are from the bc pills? even though they have never given me symptoms before.

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It's really impossible to say what these issues are due to. By all means, could be your pill, could be some other kind of illness entirely, could be both.

Have you yet called your healthcare provider to check in with them about this?

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I did. They said it's most likely it's just a little bug. But I'm worried that they could be early pregnancy symptoms.
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You know you didn't engage in anything that can cause pregnancy, so you can easily rule that out just like, say you could easily rule out having Ebola when you haven't been anywhere where that virus is or done anything where you could catch it.

You can also rest assured that if your doctors thought pregnancy was something for you to be concerned about, they'd have asked you to come in for a test.

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They said as a precautionary to take the test because "you never know" and "it only takes one" but it was only about 4/5 days after the hook up so they said it was too early
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If your doctor literally told you you could "never know" when you haven't done anything that causes pregnancy in the first place, I'd say it's time to see if you can't find a new sexual healthcare provider.

Because yes, we can know. Pregnancy doesn't just happen, people have to engage in very specific behaviours for it to be possible.

"It only takes one," if they mean sperm cells is also an equally troubling statement from someone with a medical degree providing reproductive healthcare, since a sexual healthcare provider should at least know the bare basics of human reproduction. It takes around 500 sperm cells -- and a host of other conditions -- for a pregnancy, not just one.

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Thanks! Good point about the doctor I totally agree.
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