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Serpico##$&
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Hi guys, its me again. Me and my girlfriend were messing around. I posted about it when it happened and I was told there probably wasnt a risk. Then she had her period so I posted again asking if that meant we were free ofpregnancy risk no matter what. I was told yes that her period meant she couldnt be pregnant. Well I was reading on the internet trying to educate my self as much as possible. I read an article about decidual bleeding. Now im afraid again. Im afraid what she thought was her period was in fact decidual bleeding. My question is, how do you tell the diffetence in the two. Im scared to death. I wont go into why, but it is just not possible for her to get a pregnancy test. So this is really all I have to go on and help would surw be appreciated.
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Heather
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Decidual bleeding is fairly rare. If something looks like a period, acts like a period, and happens around the time it is expected, it probably is a period. As well, for a pregnancy to occur, there has to be a real risk.

Honestly, if you two and still scared and nervous, it sounds like whatever the barrier, y'all need to work out just getting a taking that pregnancy test, okay? I'm sure it's not impossible, because I can't envision the scenario which would make getting one -- either at home or in a clinic, where it's often free -- impossible.

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Karybu
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Bleeding during pregnancy tends to be lighter than a period (usually more like spotting) and not regular, like periods are. If she got her period when she was supposed to, and it was a normal period for her, then you can rest assured she is not pregnant.

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Yeah there wasnt any direct genital contact. The main thing I was worried about was manual sex. Hoping there was no semen on my hands. I dont think there was but I wasnt 100% sure.
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Without any genital contact, unless your hand was literally dripping with semen, pregnancy is a non-issue. Infection can happen that way, but not pregnancy.

Heather has a good point though - a pregnancy test might be well worth it just for your peace of mind.

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Ok well thanks again. The only reason I was even worried at all is because it said on some website that decidual bleeding unlike implantation bleeding is every bit as heavy as a period. But it looks like you said above that that is not so.
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I answered your question on bleeding during pregnancy in your other thread here. In the future - when you have two posts that are about the same thing and one is such a current post, it's best to ask the question in the same post rather than making a new one. Thanks [Smile]

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OK sorry about that. I will in the future.
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This question just came to me. This really should be all I need to know. When talking about bleeding during pregnancy, is decidual bleeding light like implantation bleeding or is it different? Thats actually the main thing im confused about.
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