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miss bitch
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I am just back from my holiday, and I had unprotected sex last sunday, but the guy did pull out. i have a boyfriend who i have been having sex with for about 5 weeks, always protected, so i have been getting leg cramps and stomach pains which is what i get when im due my period, except i'm not due for another week or 2, i have sore breasts, I am absolutely shattered most of the time, and i am peeing a lot. am i just over-reacting or what?


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Yes, honey, you could be pregnant. (Check the Pregnancy Risk chart)

Withdrawal is NOT a method of birth control.

You could also have gotten yourself an STD, too.

What's happening to yourself at the moment is most likely your head playing tricks to you, simply because you know that what you did was high risk. I recommend that you head to a local sexual health clinic immediately and get yourself emergency contraception, which works best within 72 hours, but can still lower your pregnancy risk at a later point in time.

In a few weeks, you should get yourself an STD screen (the people at the clinic can advise you further) and well, you should give some thought about telling your partner about what happened last weekend. Simply because you're putting him at an STD risk, too. Condoms, after all, do not preotect from all STDs (like HPV, for example).

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hi i domt know if you are gonna check this, but to th girl wejo had symptoms of her periood but wasnt expecting it for a couple weeks and was nervous about pregnancy, im in the exact samme boat. so did u turn out to be pregnant?
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She's not returned, so we don't know, but...

Please do not try to diagnose pregnancy through symptoms or other people's experiences. You need to take a test if you suspect you are pregnant. That is the ONLY way to know if you are pregnant, short of actually giving birth. Sorry, but that's the way it is.

Having unprotected sex had a lot more consequences, however, and you need a full STD/STI screen ASAP, and then another in six months.

Your local Marie Stopes or GUM clinic can assist you if you are in the UK, clinic services would be free of charge, so find one near you at

If you are in the US, Planned Parenthood can also assist you. Find one near you at

Remember that if you're sensible about protection and use a condom EVERY time, you can save yourself a lot of stress and possibly much worse!

Hope this helps,

[This message has been edited by DarlingBri (edited 11-03-2001).]

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