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cozy_322
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I posted a topic regarding this topic on the "ask an expert" portion of the message boards. I realize that there is a thread on here as well regarding pregnancy scares. Though it's last post was a while ago.
I'm just looking to maybe get input from others who have been in my situation.
Heather replied to my post and told me I really didn't have a risk for pregnancy and with all the evidence she used to back it up, I have to say it helped a lot. I just wanted to see if there were others out there in such a situation.
In January, I had my last period. That same month, my boyfriend fingered me. Since then I have yet to have my period. I've been worried about being pregnant yet I've had 3 negative pregnancy tests. I'm just a constant worrier. I met with a doctor at my local health department who told me that my worrying could be the issue for my period problems. She said I didn't really have much of a pregnancy risk since in order to get pregnant by way of fingering, his finger would have to have been literally dripping with ***. She also told me that if I don't have a period by April to come back and they would start me on Prevera to get me back in the swing of things.
Just curious if this or a similar situation has happened to anyone else.
Input would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks! [Smile]

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May Day
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Cozy_322, you've already been given an answer by Heather: you didn't have a pregnancy risk (no really, you didn't), you've had three negative pregnancy tests, you are NOT pregnant.

I suggest you talk to an in-person counsellor who can help you manage your anxiety.

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cozy_322
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While I appreciate your input on the situation, I wasn't looking for more reassurance regarding the topic. I was just trying to see if there were others out there in any similar situations wishing to talk about it.
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Heather
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While I can't say I've shared this experience -- I've never had concerns about pregnancy when a) I hadn't had the kind of sex that causes pregnancy and b) after negative tests, even though you haven't gotten responses here yet from users who have, you're not alone in this. We've had lots of users in this spot.

usually the why of that is about either a) people not having enough education to understand how pregnancy happens, for real, and how effective tests are, b) people having anxiety around pregnancy or sex in general or both. We can help with the first if you still need more information, but when it comes to the second, there's not much we can do. However, you can always talk to a counselor or doctor about anxiety to see if they can help, as they sometimes can.

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Lillith Ambrose
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Hey cozy!

I've been kind of in the same place (only I did have sex and we did use protection and nothing went wrong.) and I totally get how you're feeling.

Me personally, I'm just waiting for my period. Like Heather said, if you didn't do anything that could result in getting pregnant, then you shouldn't be worried. I've just been looking online and I also took a HPT that came back negative and now I'm patiently awaiting my period.

It helped me to just find as much evidence that I could that proved that I wasn't pregnant and now I'm feeling much better and I'm laughing at myself for being so worried over nothing. I definitely think you're going to be fine hun.

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soprano
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It's easy to be paranoid about pregnancy. I remember when I had a pregnancy scare with my boyfriend.

The logical part of me thought I could be, but the medical part of me insisted it wasn't possible.

I'd had sex, but we used a condom. I got my period that month, however the next month I missed it.

The other users on this board are right, however I completely understand your paranoia. It's so easy to develop anxiety.

You should also know that stressing out can cause your period to be late. Try to take it easy and relax.

Hope this helps! [Smile]

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