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Neverwinter
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I had unprotected sex with only a minute of penetration before we stopped...no ejaculation. (std free) but i started having this dull ache a few days ago over my left ovary, and i dont know what to think of it as. Is that a possible sign of pregnancy? If not what are other possibilities of what this problem might be?
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Heather
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That's not a typical pregnancy symptom, no (and it's easy to understand why when you remember that a pregnancy is in the uterus, not the ovaries).

When was this risk, and just to be sure you both have what you need, when were both of your last STI tests?

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Neverwinter
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the risk took place about two weeks ago,,
and, as i stated before, we are both sti/std free.
If not a symptom of pregnancy what other things could it be a symptom of?

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Heather
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I understand, but knowing when you both were last tested isn't inconsequential, because testing isn't something any one person or couple does once. If it's been a while since both of you got tested, it's often smart to go again if you're having something that feels or seems funky.

Ovarian soreness can happen for a whole lot of reasons, from something as benign as ovulating to more serious issues that need looking at, like reproductive infections or cancers.

But if, say, you've had your annual pelvic and STI screen (with negative results) just a couple months ago, and know your monogamy status hasn't changed, it'd be unlikely it's anything serious.

Given when your risk was, you could certainly take a pregnancy test now to rule out pregnancy, just for your peace of mind, not because ovarian pain tends to be a symptom. And if you don't do that, and your period doesn't arrive on time, you'll obviously want to get a pregnancy test then. However, if you have negative STI screens, nothing wrong at a pelvic exam and aren't pregnant, it's very unlikely anything you need to fret about.

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January was the last pelvic exam/screening... negative yes,
on that note then: how common is cervical cancer in the 18-20 year old range? is it something that starts in these years? Or does it usually develop when you get older?

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So, you're getting close to it being time for your next yearly, then. That being the case, if this persists -- if it keeps happening, or doesn't subside over the next few days -- you may want to just have that next exam and screening early.

In terms of cervical cancer(which wouldn't cause ovarian pain, either), it generally appears far more often in older women -- about half of all cases are in women over 35 -- though HPV one contracts at a younger age can be a cause. But if you're getting your annual pap smears without fail, and it sounds like you are, and they're all looking okay, and you're also being smart about safer sex practices, it's not something you need to worry too much about.

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