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iLuVzAcHaRy
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Okay. First off, last month me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex three times. He pulled out every time.. (I know that doesn't help any but yeah) I don't know why we did this, we've always been so careful. But yeah, I thought I was pregnant because I was a day late so I got a test. The test came out negative and a day later I got my period. The thing is, I'm wondering if this was really my period, or if the test was wrong and I was just spotting or something. It was heavy just like my normal periods, so I'm not really sure. Well, after that we had PROTECTED sex a few times. Everytime we used a condom. Afterwards he checked every single one and none of them were broken or anything and we used them from the beginning to end every time. Now I am a day late. I'm not really sure what I'm asking. My boyfriend is picking me up a pregnancy test, and he will be here the 26th, so I guess I will see then. But until then, was that bleeding for sure my period or could it have been spotting?
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emsily0
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good on ya for starting to use condoms. the more consistently you use them, the less you will have to worry about pregnancy and STIs. if you have used condoms every time you have had sexual contact and they have never been used incorrectly or broken, you can rest assured that you have been protected from pregnancy.

as for being late, it's normal for girls' periods to be irregular for up to 5 years. it also sounds to me like maybe you have been stressing so much that it has made your period late - this is pretty common.

you should try to address the fact that you're petrified about pregnancy. honestly, you should maybe not be having sex if you're flipping out about this all the time. check out ready or not for more about this. it's ok to take a break if you're not 100% comfortable with everything.

you should also consider looking into a second birth control method, like birth control pills for example. that might set your mind at rest a little more.

em

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iLuVzAcHaRy
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Well my period has never been late before. Almost always a day or two early. I haven't been worrying about it up until a few days ago, because before I was positive that I was safe. But now that it's late, I'm worrying.
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As I understand it, you are saying you had clear risks from NOT having protected sex. And if you did not, then yes, you do.

If you took that pregnancy test at least two weeks after the last incident of unprotected sex, you can likely rely on its result. if it was sooner than that, I would retake the test when it has been at least two weeks.

It is possible to mistake implantation bleeding for a period.

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iLuVzAcHaRy
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The bleeding wasn't light at all and it was exactly like my normal periods, with the cramps and everything. I took the test like 3 weeks after we had sex.
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Then chances are, you got lucky this time.

But you certainly can take another test to be sure and be able to feel more secure about it.


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