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bri718341995
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about 2 weeks ago, i hooked up with a guy. we didnt have sex but he did finger me. I dont know whether there was precum on his fingers or not. Since then, I have had an increase in acne, some spotting (light pink) and very bad lower abdominal pain. at times it feels like pms cramps but other times its a severe pinching. Think this could be a sign of pregnancy? I also have been having some inconsistancies with my bc pill. I was not on it the time of the hook up but have been on it for about 10 days now. usually it does not give me any symptoms.
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If you have had abdominal pain for two weeks, then I would say it is past time to see a healthcare provider.

If the only kind of sex you engaged in was manual sex, there wasn't a pregnancy risk in the first place, so we can be sure this isn't about pregnancy. However, you do want to find out what it IS about. Could be everything from a gastrointestinal bug to stress to gallbladder disease, who knows, but two weeks of pain, including some you are describing as very bad, is not something to sit around with wondering about.

Do you know where to go to get general healthcare?

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The pain hasnt been 2 weeks. it has been about a week, progessing each day. today is the worst. it seems that is got a lot worse after the spotting i had a few days ago. Plus with the other symotoms, it also seems my aereolas are getting a tad darker.
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Same advice goes for a week, especially with increasing pain.

So, let's try this again: do you know where to go for general healthcare?

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yes. i went about 5 days ago, they said it was a pregnancy risk but was too early to take the test.
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When you reported serious abdominal pain to your doctor, and told them you had only had manual sex, they told you it was a pregnancy risk?!?

And they didn't do any other kind of testing or looking into what is up at all?

If that's the case, then unless I'm missing something here, or you didn't give them the same information you're giving me, sounds like you may need to start seeing a new healthcare provider.

A good provider will not say something may be a pregnancy risk that anyone with basic medical training knows isn't, nor will they basically blow off serious abdominal pain in a patient, telling them it may only be because of pregnancy from something that can't create a pregnancy in the first place. You and I already had this conversation yesterday (when you said they had said they were thinking it was a virus, mind, not a pregnancy).

Would you like help finding a different provider to see?

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no its ok, but thanks for your input again.
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Sure, but I really can't say strongly enough that strong abdominal pain going on for a week is something anyone should have a healthcare provider look into. That very much can be a signal of a serious health issue, and should not be blown off or be something that goes unexamined.

So, if your healthcare provider didn't give you a thorough examination, asking lots of questions, running or scheduling some tests, I'd either go back, if they are the only people you can see, and give them all the info you have us here, or see a different provider. If you have access and coverage for an ER visit, that certainly would not be unreasonable with any kind of ongoing serious abdominal pain.

I hear you worrying about something -- pregnancy -- that isn't possible if all you have done is fingering. I'd suggest you instead focus on what IS realistic and actually possible, which, with serious abdominal pain for a week, could potentially be a serious illness or infection. Okay?

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