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Chances of pregnancy after condom slippage - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, so the other night I had sex with my bf and we used multiple condoms through out the process. In the morning he asked me if he had thrown out the last condom in which he came in, and I told him I thought he had. In any case, four days later I went to the restroom and a condom came out of me. So my question now is how likely am I to be pregnant? I am going on 3 days late but I took a pregnancy test and it was negative. However, I took it only 8 days after intercourse.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   May I know your age and when was your last menstrual period?
User :   24 and it was on...10/10
Doctor :   Can you specify how many days after your last menstrual period was this sexual encounter?
Doctor :   The answer to this query can be very helpful in determining the chances of pregnancy?
User :   19 days
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are your periods regular in the past?
User :   yeah they have been...but i don't think i have the average 28 day cycle...i think it's more around 31-32 days
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
User :   Ok.
Doctor :   The fertility period where there are high chances of pregnancy falls on the ovulation day.
Doctor :   On an average for a 31 or 32 days menstrual cycle unfortunately falls between 16 to 21 days after mentrual period.
Doctor :   Since the encounter was in those days, if there was slippage of sperms from the condoms, then chances of pregnancy are high.
Doctor :   But since various other factors such as stress, infections, hormonal factors, pills and other can also cause delayed periods, you need pregnancy tests to confirm pregnancy.
Doctor :   Hence my suggestions are
Doctor :   1. Get a urine pregnancy test done
Doctor :   2. Watch out for other symptoms of pregnancy such as soreness of breast, nausea/vomiting, mood swings, increased frequency of urination and so on.
User :   What about vaginal discharge?
Doctor :   Presence of vaginal discharge can be due to the effects of hormones or secondary to infections,
Doctor :   This however can only be differentiated by clinical examination and swab tests.
User :   ok so not normally from pregnancy?
Doctor :   Vaginal discharge is not a known symptom of pregnancy,
Doctor :   however, that is not sufficient enough to completely rule it out.
Doctor :   A negative urine pregnancy test or a blood hcg levels or a negative ultrasound test is the only means of ruling out pregnancy.
Doctor :   Hence my suggestions are that you get the tests to rule or confirm pregnancy.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   ok and you think that it has been long enough for an at home test to be able to read the pregnancy hormones by now? i have read places that you should wait at least 3 weeks?
User :   other than that yes I understand
Doctor :   Urine pregnancy tests can show up in as less as 2 weeks and some times may take upto 4 yo 6 weeks to come up.
Doctor :   Since you have reported symptom of pregnancy, you can consider getting the test now, if they are negative, you may need a repeat test after a week or two
Doctor :   if symptoms persists.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
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