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Am I pregnant? Here’s a timeline of what I have been experiencing, I keep track of all this in my period tracking app. I don't take birth control, and I do not have symptoms of STDs. No burning, itching, or smells. We depend on the pull out method, I scheduled an appointment at the end of this week to wait it out..I just hope someone else can relate??? AUGUST 3rd- intimate (unprotected) AUGUST 4th- I took a plan B AUGUST 6th- intimate (unprotected) AUGUST 6th- that night after sex my period came on AUGUST 6th-11th- PERIOD AUGUST 12th- intimate (unprotected) AUGUST 15th- intimate (unprotected) AUGUST 17th- I woke up with pink blood spot, it then got darker during the day, it turned brown, now it is a red spot—literally. I panicked because I had period 5 days ago! I’ve been on google for hours... We were probably intimate between the 12th and 15th...I'm just anxious, it will be my first pregnancy. I am 20 years old so I am having mixed emotions....any clue on what I should do?

In order for a pregnancy to occur a sperm needs to come in contact with an egg.  It is difficult to know when you ovulate (release an egg) unless you are tracking it.  Most women ovulate sometime between days 11 and 17.  (Day 1 is the first day of your period).

When you take Plan B it can adjust your hormone schedule and make your periods irregular. 

So it is difficult to know why you have had irregular spotting.

Come in for your scheduled appointment. 

Also you may want to discuss reliable methods of birth control including the LARC's (Long-Acting Reversable Contraceptives) to prevent this anxiety in the future. 

I have a few questions....Its been about 12 weeks since my last "sexual " encounter, but he never penetrated, he just finished on my back, but I was worried that maybe his cum dripped down my back and somehow managed to go into my vagina... is that possible??? I've had 2 regular periods since, but now I believe I might be one weeks late, I forgot when I finished my last period. If I don't get my period by September, should I be concerned that I might be pregnant??? What are some signs or symptoms I should be looking out for??? And should I take a pregnancy test??? Since that week that me and my friend were together, I haven't been able to get that thought out of my head that I may be pregnant..I've tried talking to the guy about it but he tells me not to worry, that I'm not pregnant but I don't know I can't relax.... Please help calm my nerves or help me in what I should do next?? Thank you for your time!

In order for pregnancy to occur a sperm has to enter the vagina and penetrate an egg in the fallopian tube. From the scenario you describe this sounds unlikely.

Periods can become irregular for a number of reasons including stress, (worrying about pregnancy) changes in the environment, medications. 

If you have had 2 regular periods and no sexual activity then there is little chance you are pregnant. 

Most likely you will get a period soon.  If it would help you to stop worrying you can do a pregnancy test.  You can buy one at the drugstore or schedule an appointment at Corner health or with your primary care provider. 

Hello, I am seeking out some legal services for a youth. Do you know of any resources from any free or low cost services for youth that you could share with me? Thanks!

It is difficult to know what would be useful without more information such as location and type of legal services.  Please try calling Ozone Crisis Line for resources 734-662-2222 or UM Child Advocacy Legal Center for foster care legal issues at 734763-5000 or Free Legal Aid Clinic (313) 833-0058.

I'm really afraid,my boyfriend and I were having oral sex and fooling around, after that we had anal without a condom and he came on my butthole, should I be worried about stds or any disease if it just happen once, what checkups should I do?

Having sexual intercourse without a condom can put you at risk for STIs.  

You can schedule an appointment at Corner health 734-484-3600 or with your health care provider to be tested.  Be sure to explain that you need to have rectal swab testing.

Hi, I have been on the birth control pill, Tri-lo sprintec, for six or seven months now without any problems. But on last months pill pack I took 3 of the placebo pills and I tried to delay my period so I started a new pack instead of finishing the placebo pills. I figured it would not work since I already started the placebo pills and my period was due in a week but I was going on vacation and wanted to try to delay it anyways. But it did not work and my period was on time, it started on August 2nd and it ended on August 7th, I noticed it was lighter than usual and on top of my period I also had a brown discharge. When my period ended the brown discharge continued, it lasted for 4 days and before it even ended I began having very light bleeding mixed with a lot of thick clear discharge that lasted for 2-3 days. My actual period ended 7 days ago but for the past 3-4 days I have been having some breast tenderness, lower back pain that switches from my left to right side, lower abdominal pain that is switching from my left to right side, nausea, and a very light cramping and bloated feeling very low in my abdomen that I have never felt before. The birth control I am on stops me from ovulating but I missed quite a few days the past couple months, when I miss day I just take the pill the next day with my other pill. Sorry this is a lot of information but what I’m asking is, is it possible I could be pregnant? Even though I’m on the pill and my period ended only seven days ago? I’m pretty sure that’s impossible but all these symptoms have me a little worried.

Yes, you are correct it is unlikely that you are pregnant and most likely the way you are taking the pills is causing irregular cycles. The only way to be sure you are not pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. 

Also it sounds like it is difficult for you to take the pills regularly which is true for many women.  You may want to consider a better method of birthcontrol that you don't have to remember to take every day and may also  stop your periods.  

Please schedule an appointment with your primary care provider or at Corner Health Center if your symptoms continue and to look at other forms of birth control.

So its been about 10 weeks since my friend and I fooled around a bit. He never penetrated. And since that time I've had my period regularly same duration and flow size and am actually was supposed to start last week, but I still haven't started, is it possible I'm pregnant, if not what could be the reason why I haven't started yet? I'm a healthy 18 year old female and I've always started regularly but this time I'm late... Please help

From what you describe it is very unlikely that you are pregnant.  In order to get pregnant a sperm has to come in contact with an egg.  Stress and other changes can effect your hormones which can effect the timing of your period.  If your period is 2 weeks late it is recommended that you get a pregnancy test.  You can come to Corner or see you primary care provider.

My vagina has been itching lately and the discharge is sticky and it seems that I have a yeast infection. I’m too scared to tell my mom and I was just thinking about buying a cream from the store to cure it but should I get a doctors input before. I really don’t want to go to the doctors because then I would have to tell my mom.

You should see a health care provider before starting treatment.   In the state of michigan you do not need a parents consent to see a health care provider for a sexual health problem. (That includes yeast infections.)  Sometimes it is easier to talk it over with our mom's than we think it will be. 

You can call Corner Health to schedule an appointment. 

I currently live in Japan. My pregnancy test showed positive so I went to the doctor. I started spotting right then, so she checked inside but couldn't see any fetus, so she said it might have been a late period. But then she checked my pee and it said positive again. She told me to stay home in bed and cancel work and appointments. I don't know what to make of this... I thought miscarriages this early couldn't be helped even if I laid in bed all day

You are correct studies have shown that bedrest does not decrease the risk of miscarriage.

And there are some risks with bedrest, including feeling depressed and anxious, blood clots, financial worries.  

You may opt to get a second opion or talk to your dr again about why they think you should be on bedrest  

I want to have sex but I’m afraid I’ll get pregnant. Since no contraceptive is 100% reliable, if we were to use condoms and the withdrawal method at the same time, what are the chances of getting pregnant then?

If you use condoms perfectly every single time you have sex, they're 98% effective at preventing pregnancy. But people aren't perfect, so in real life condoms are about 85% effective — that means about 15 out of 100 people who use condoms as their only birth control method will get pregnant each year.

 

It would be a good idea to schedule an appointment at Corner Health or with your primary care provider to talk about more reliable methods of birth control such as the IUD, or Nexplanon (arm implant).

 

Using condoms will prevent you from getting a sexually transmitted infection.

I just lost my virginity yesterday and I bled A LOT during sex it wasn't really painful there was just a lot of blood. I've only had some light spotting since. I know it's normal to bleed your first time it just seemed like a lot of blood. Should I be worried? And will I bleed again the second time?

It is normal to have bleeding when someone loses their virginity.  If the bleeding continues and it is not a normal period you should talk to your primary health care provider.  

You may have some bleeding the next time you have sex.  

If you have questions about &/or need contraception (birth control) please schedule an appointment at Corner health or with your health care provider 


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