Birth Control

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 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 

I started the mini pill a month ago, I'm currently on my second pill package, but I am currently having spotting isn't it supposed to disappear after the first month, is this normal? How long would it last?
Spotting can be expected for the first 1-4 months on the mini pill. Taking the pill at the same time everyday may help decrease spotting. If spotting continues or you have other symptoms contact the health care provider who prescribed the pill to discuss further.
If you have sex and your boyfriend cums in you and a day later you start your period could you still possibly be pregnant? Even if there's some blood clotting during your period. I normally bleed heavy but this is light and there are some blood clouts when I pee I just wanna know if I could still possibly be pregnant

In order for a pregnancy to occur a sperm must come in contact with an egg. 

It sounds like you were at a time in your cycle where there would not be an egg for the sperm to come in contact with. (fertilization).

If you have any concerns or symptoms of pregnancy please schedule an appointment at Corner or with your primary care provider. 

 

In addition please schedule an appointment to discuss what type of birth control would be good for you to use to prevent unplanned pregnancy. 

My boyfriend and I spent a night together, he never penetrated me, but we did do oral stuff, I didn't see where he came, but he said he didn't do it anywhere near my vagina. However, the following week I started feeling very tired, was peeing a lot and then the following week I was fine, now it has been about 5 weeks since we've been together like that. I ended up starting my period around 4 weeks after the night together. When I bled it was really heavy, however, I normally last 6 days and this time I lasted 2 days with a heavy period then for 6 days I had been spotting what looked like brown /dried blood, and recently I've been feeling nauseous after I eat anything. I spoke to my boyfriend about this and he says I shouldn't be worried. But I haven't been able to get a lot of sleep and have been stressing a bit because I feel there could be a possibility of me being pregnant along with other stuff I've had on my mind. is it possible that I may be pregnant, and should I get a test done?

From what you describe it does not sound like you could be pregnant. In order to be pregnant a sperm has to come in contact with the egg. The sperm must enter the vagina. If you’re concerned about the possibility of pregnancy come to the Corner Health center for a pregnancy test and to discuss the other things that have been on your mind.

I got my first period when I was 10, and since then I have consistently had 2 periods per month, each one lasting 7 days with heavy flow. I am now 17 and very VERY tired of this. I’ve gone to the doctors two years ago, and they could not find a reason for it but gave me birth control pills and iron pills to try to regulate my period and help with my anemia. While taking the birth control pills my period did decrease to 1 per month, but once I ran out of the pills it went back to 2 per month. I am now back to my previous schedule. Do I need to worry?

Many women need to use birth control pills (oral contraceptive pills) to regulate their periods. 

Schedule an appointment with your health care provier or Corner health for further evaluation and to discuss your options

I recently took my contraception out after having it in for 2 years and 2 months. In that time, I never once had a period. I’ve had my bar out for about a week now and my partner and I have discussed trying for a baby. In this week, we’ve had unprotected sex about 5 times? I’m not taking the pill and we’re not wearing protection, I was just wondering what the chances were of getting pregnant? And when should my period come after having the bar for that long without a period?

Those are good questions but there are no exact answers.  Some women resume their normal cycles as early as  7 days after the Nexplanon is removed and pregnancy can occur.  Other times the return to a normal cycle can take longer.  

If I am ovulating had intercourse and took my pill 13 hours late could I get pregnant

Yes, it is.  If you ovulated and the egg comes in contact with sperm it can result in pregnancy 

If I were to come in and get birth control, would I have to pay for the session? I was told by several friends that it was free for school students.

Corner accepts all health insurance.  If you do not have insurance or you do not want to use your insurance we have a reduced fee and payment plan as needed.  

Some insurances can be used without sending any information home to parents 

We will not turn anyone away from Corner even if you cannot pay. 


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