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Heya [Smile]

I am concerned I may be pregnant. I am 16,soon to be 17, and not in a stable relationship so I am petrified at the possibility.

It has been a long time since I had my period (at least 5 weeks) but I don't know how to judge it because it can vary a bit from month to month, but on average is around 34 days. I am also feeling quite nauseaus and feeling the need to urinate more often/go to the restroom however this may be due to nerves. I am also suffering from heavy discharge which lately has taken a slightly yellowish colour, this didn't seem to be as present previously as it is at the moment. I am also suffering from a vaginal itch and external pain around the vulva area, however this seems to be healing.

My problem is I have no idea when my last period was I just cannot remember. My period, which started when I was 13/14, is usually heavy, with quite bad cramps, it is pretty regular (I think I only ever had a very light period once before about 2 years ago). I haven't even experienced cramps this month. I usually just take it for granted... Would a doctor be able to find this out through an examination?

At the end of January I had unprotected sex. My partner did not ejacualate inside me, or anywhere around that area so I am pretty sure the sperm from the ejaculation didn't manage to impregnate me. He came out about 3 minutes before he came and our sexual penetration lasted about 4 minutes (before he pulled out). I am not on the contraceptive pill. As far as I know he had urinated since his last ejaculation, which it is likely was not even on the night we had sex.

I have not bought a home testing kit yet as I live in a very small community and for the confidentiality issue, therefore I have not had a test.

Is it possible I could be pregnant? How likely is it? Could you give me a figure?
If I am pregnant will I be able to proceed with a 9 week or under termination even though I can not remember round about when my period was?


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I should probably also mention that I'm having a shooting pain on the left hand side of my belly which I have never experienced before.
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Given you did have a possible pregnancy risk and have missed your period, I really think it's time to go ahead and get a pregnancy test, either a home test or by seeing your doctor.

Withdrawal is not a very effective method of birth control, and like any, it can fail without you knowing it did. So, can you start with a test?

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Trying to diagnose pregnancy based on symptoms is never a good idea. You're going to need to get a test. Even if you don't remember the date of your last period, as long as it's been at least 10-14 days since your most recent risk, you can take a test and trust the results. Even without ejaculation, you still have risk anytime you have unprotected contact. We believe that urinating beforehand may reduce the risk of pregnancy due to pre-ejaculate, the evidence is not sufficient to says it's a sure-thing. So yes, you did have a risk from that contact. Per our What's the Risk? Easy Pregnancy Risk Assessments, we would assess your risk as low to moderate. So really, it's time to get a test.

It also sounds to me like it's time to head to your doctor. Itching and pain around your vulva may be signs of an infection in need of treatment. (Since you've had unprotected contact, you'll also want a full round of STI testing.) Shooting pains are also something which need to be checked out sooner rather than later. You want to make sure that nothing is going on that is going to be dangerous to you.

Sarah Liz

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