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poloprincess1982
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hello I was just woundering if i could be pregnant. I was on birth control pills for a year and just stoped taking them a month ago. my boyfriend and i haven't been using condoms. I have been feeling sick but never really got sick. I haven't missed a period but last months was late and short. i have taken a pragnacy test but i came up neg. I feel like i'm pregnant because i've been pregnant before. what should i do?

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Kimberly I Saxby


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ErinK
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You can take another pregnancy test and see if it comes up positive, but the best thing for you to do would be to visit a doctor or a clinic for both a pregnancy test and an STD screen, as having unsafe sex puts you at risk for both pregnancy and STDs.

If you do not have health insurance, we would be happy to help you find a low-cost clinic in your area.

Erin


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poloprincess1982
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I don't have insurnce. can you get a std even if your partner has only been with you?

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Kimberly I Saxby


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ErinK
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Yes, it's very possible to get an STD if you've only been with one partner or your partner has only been with you.

to learn more about STDs, visit STI Risk Assessment: http://www.scarleteen.com/infection/risk_1.html

Planned Parenthood offers both STD screenings and pregnancy tests. If you visit http://www.plannedparenthood.org/Zip.htm and enter your zip code or click on your state, it will help you find a clinic in your area that you can visit. They tend to offer low cost health care and can give you lots of information.

Erin


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poloprincess1982
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what symtopms would i be having for the first couple of weeks?

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Kimberly I Saxby


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Symptoms for pregnancy or symptoms for STDs?

Either way, don't wait for symptoms. Go get a pregnancy test. Go get an STD screening. Don't guess, make an appointment and go.


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poloprincess1982
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I was wondering about syntopms of being pregnant and std. i have not missed my period this month but i'm not due for it until the middle of the month.

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Kimberly I Saxby


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Heather
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Symtpoms of pregnancy would not likely appear in less than one month, and because of how many STDs and STIS there are, symtpoms vary for each one. If you're really curious, all you have to do is look at the sites Infection and Reproduction sections and all of that information is there.
http://www,scarleteen.com/infection
http://www.scarleteen.com/reproduction

However, if you are not using ANY birth control or STD/STI protection, the truth is you're going to wind up pregnant or with an infection at some point. If that is not something you want, you need to use reliable birth control and STD/STI protection.

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morganlh85
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I hope if you aren't pregnant you'll stop being irresponsible and get on some birth control and use condoms.
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