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concerned2
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hi i have a few questions i would like answered 1. is a tear in a condom noticeable 2. if it should so happen that my boyfriend and i have sex few days before my period and we have a pregnancy risk, would i still get my period if i was pregnant or would i have to wait until the following months period to ascertain if im pregnant or not? i do know that you cant have a period and be pregnant but does it still apply when i am already due to have my period? 3. i am considering going on the pill and would like to know do i need to get the morning after pill if the condom should fail or will the pill be effective enough. 4.why do i feel an ache on my lower left side sometimes when my boyfriend goes too deep? sorry for all these questions it is just i need to know the facts should the worst happen so i wont be panicking unecessarily hopefully i wont have that problem as we always use condoms and i believe correctly, thank you for you time.
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Horizon
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Yes, a tear in a condom is pretty noticeable. They tend to shred like balloons when they break.

If you had a risk a couple days before your period was due, and your period comes normally, it's likely safe to say you're not pregnant. If you do have a pregnancy risk, you can always take emergency contraception as long as it has been under 120 hours since that risk.

At Scarleteen, we recommend pill users wait a full cycle on the pill before relying on its effectiveness to safeguard you against pregnancy. If you do not use a condom or it fails before that first cycle is through, you may want to still use EC. Otherwise, when taken perfectly after that first set of active pills, most BC achieves around a 99.7% against pregnancy, (not STIs, though.)

As for the pain, you may want to just experiment with lesser penetration next time. Having him enter too deeply can be uncomfortable and sometimes touches the cervix, which doesn't always feel too hot, either.

[ 08-05-2008, 09:34 PM: Message edited by: Horizon ]

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thank you for the reply. we will be using condoms always even if i am on the pill, we have both agreed to this before when the topic of conversation came up. so after the full cycle on the pill should the worst happen, i wont need to get the EC?
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diamonds4lucy
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Nope- while we always encourage condom use at Scarleteen (especially when in combination with another form of birth control), the pill, when taken correctly and consistently, is very effective: in the event of a broken condom, EC wouldn't be necessary (one of the benefits of using two forms of contraception!).

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