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21 Jun 2004

Could I be pregnant
My partner and I haven't had sex in the whole meaning of it (penetrative in other words) but have been giving orals and handjobs and so on... no protection. My question is could it be that I'm pregnant?

Here's the signs, okay I had my period and went on the pill for the first time when it started - 9 days ago, after 5 days my period is usualy over but I'm still experiencing some breakthrough bleeding or something don't really know what to call it. Anyway I know because of the period I should be sattisfied that I'm not pregnant but I still think I may be. I'm not trying to be paranoid but I'm feeling all the other symptoms, exhuasted and sleepy all the time, sensitive breasts, more frequent urination, headaches, more vaginal discharge so to say - with the "half bleeding"

I'm too shy to go and get a pregnancy test, I'm only 20. please tell me what the chances are... I thought I was safe when my period started but now I read about the other signs and I have them!!
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gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

Most of the symptoms you are describing is attributable to the start of the pill and should settle down with time.
Pregnancy can happen if semen(sperm) is deposited in the area of the vulva even without penetration.
If you are still worried I suggest get a pregnancy kit from the chemist and check. The sooner you know the better.
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