John (18) writes: Hi. I am totally freaking out right now and I was hoping this site would help. I am scared that my gf might be pregnant. We’re only 18. We had unprotected sex on Nov 18 2011 which was the 3rd day of her period and I accidentally came inside her. She told me she was still bleeding on her period on he next days after we had sex.
Its now a month and a week late and she still hasn’t had her period yet. We tested with home pregnancy tests from dollar tree and all of them came negative. The first time we tested was before her period was suppose to be due and then we tested again after her period was 2 weeks late. They all came put negative but she’s been telling me that she’s been showing symptoms such as back pain, headaches, and tiredness.
I really don’t know what to do. Im really confused. Can she be pregnant?
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If you had sex in the middle of her period, it would be extremely unlikely that she could become pregnant. Has a girl ever gotten pregnant when having sex during her period? Some claim such. Is it probable? It’s definitely not likely (we’re speaking around 99% certainty).
Was this her first time having sex or does she regularly or rarely have sex? It’s not abnormal for someone who doesn’t have sex frequently to have their period messed up after having the rare moment of sex.
Add to this the negative pregnancy tests (and Dollar Tree’s inexpensive tests work well – I’ve used them many times myself), and I don’t think pregnancy is what you are dealing with. So, what could it be? Possibly nerves or else something else. Anxiety in a girl (i.e. when she is afraid she is pregnant) can mimic many pregnancy symptoms (believe me, this happens all the time). Or, it could be something else which a doc would need to diagnose.
I’d wipe away the worries of her being pregnant. Then, keep a careful eye on the symptoms, and if they continue after the next week, schedule a time to see the doctor. But, pregnancy should not be a cause for how she’s feeling. It could very well be hormones. (Got to love our bodies!).