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neoed23
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Hi there,

last night my girlfriend and i were at a party and we had safe sex 3 times (we had no slips or tears that i noticed to not be safe)It was also the last day of her period.

This morning, she told me she had what was like a lot of water come out of her vagina, that soaked her knickers and went onto her trousers. She put a tampon in to catch it incase it happened again. SHe is complaining of tummy cramps/aches, and this strange watery discharge. No really obvious odour, but large in quantity.

We have no idea what it is, and are worried if it is a possible pregnancy risk we should get EC as it isn't too late.

I was under the impression it mught be a self cleaning thing, but we really dont know, and she is so frightened. Please help explain


Thanks

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neoed23
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I'm sorry, but it's almost nearing the 72 hours. We need to know if you think this is a result of possible pregnancy risk. We don't know how massive discharge could be, but we need to know soon as otherwise we will lose our window for EC.

Thanks

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Heather
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I'm sorry this got overlooked.

There's nothing about the presence of a vaginal discharge after sex that tells us there was a possible risk of pregnancy. If your condoms were on the whole time and did not slip off or break, there's no reason to think that was semen, which would be what would present that risk.

What sounds more likely is just that she had a change of vaginal discharge, perhaps due to the lubricant used, or due to a bacterial vaginal infection, or even a bladder leak (if she's having abdominal pains, for instance, she may have a vaginal infections).

With her symptoms and this situation, I see no need for EC, but it does sound like a good idea she have a visit with her sexual healthcare provider.

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neoed23
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Thank you, Heather

We shall get her looked at. She hasn't complained of any pains of discharge like that since, so hopefully it was a rare one off.

Thanks for your support.

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neoed23
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Hi Again,
Since we spoke, she is now getting pains when urinating and slightly orangey red discharge? Is this just infection or a pregnancy possibility?

We are so worried.

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Heather
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Again, I think it's best she goes in and sees her heathcare provider.

It doesn't make sense to just be worried and ask questions here, or for her to wait on getting care when she's having unusual symptoms. Especially if it IS something like an infection, the longer she waits, the worse it will get and may also spread.

So: healthcare provider. Time for her to go.

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