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ryedragon
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Me and my girlfriend haven't had any sexual contact for the last 2 months now. In that time, she's had three periods - but one was early by a week, then the third was a regular month later again.

Prior to this, all we'd done is fingering and handjobs and oral sex. Is there any risk here or no?

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Natalie H
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Something about your math seems wrong, in that a woman's regular cycle happens about once a month. Three periods in two months seems a tad irregular.

But nevertheless, if a woman has had her period then she doesn't need to worry about pregnancy. A missed period is the very first sign of pregnancy, so if she's had her's then there's no worry. If you've also never had vaginal intercourse and have never, say, ejaculated directly onto her vulva, then there is still no risk of pregnancy.

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ryedragon
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That's what I mean. She had a period, then had a second one a week earlier than it should have been, then had a third one a regular month later.

So there's no pregnancy risk?

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Alice
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If she's had any period since the risk - she's not pregnant.

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Isn't it possible for someone to continue having what appear to be periods during pregnancy, though? My mother trained as a midwife, and she told me that some women can have light periods while pregnant.
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Natalie H
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Spotting and an actual period are different things. A period will come with all the same normal symptoms, cramping, breast tenderness, etc, and spotting will just be a LITTLE bit of blood. Even with spotting during pregnancy, I don't think it happens every month right on time with all the same symptoms as a period. If it looks like a period and feels like a period, it's a period.

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ryedragon
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Well it was heavy enough for her to have to use tampons and pads, and it lasted a good few days.

So is this a pregnancy risk or not?

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Fairly sure she was taking the pill too.
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Natalie H
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If she's on the pill, you haven't had vaginal intercourse, and she's had her period once, let alone three times, then there is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY she could be pregnant. You seem a bit paranoid about this, so perhaps you should read this article:

http://www.scarleteen.com/article/advice/why_cant_i_stop_being_so_scared_of_pregnancy

[ 09-26-2010, 01:12 PM: Message edited by: Natalie H ]

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