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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello doc, i want to ask that i have done rubbing my genital with my girlfriend 5 days ago thats on my 11days since her period started. We didnt do any penetration, and my genital only rub her Vgina and maybe stick it a little. Somehow I didnt use any condom or taking birth control pills, but i didnt ejaculate inside her and i was only scared of the pre-cum from my genital. So after 21 hours my gf took a plan b one step. Today after 5 days since my girlfriend took plan b onestep she have a nosebleed which make me worried, is this a sign of earlier pregnancy or because of plan b one step? I am not really sure of plan b one step, does it really work?there is still a chance of pregnancy? I am confuse because many people said that rubbing my genital to vagina is enough to get a pregnancy, and a pre-cum does contain sperm. So can you please tell me that is it safe for me or not? my girlfriend period is irregular the last two months she got it on 24 feb, last month she got it on 20 march, then i did this rubbing on 30 march. Please answer my questions thank you..
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read the query.
User :   hi doc thank you
User :   so to be brief, i am doing some rubbing of my p to her v on 30 march
User :   i am not ejaculating inside her and i am only rubbing for 5seconds more or less
User :   somehow to be safe i am taking plan b one step after 21 hours
User :   today my gf had a nose bleed
User :   i am curious is this any sign of pregnancy?or this is because plan b?
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   okay
Doctor :   1. Bleeding from the nose is not a symptom of pregnancy.
Doctor :   Even if your partner had not used emergency contraception, the chances of pregnancy practically with just rubbing is very minimal.
Doctor :   So you need not worry with regards to pregnancy.
Doctor :   2. Plan B is not reported to cause nose bleeding.
User :   is it?because i read many peoples said that pre-cum just because of rubbing can lead to pregnancy
Doctor :   Theoretically, yes precum contains sperms that can induce pregnancy.
User :   and its past 5 days already since she took the plan b one step and there is still no bleeding or spotting
Doctor :   But practically the chances of pregnancy with just precum (where there was no sexual intercourse and just rubbing) is very, very minimal.
User :   so there is still a chance of pregnancy but very minimal? well i am only rubbing it but i feel like it go inside the v for a little
User :   so my gf take plan b and do you think the period will be delayed?or it will be on time?
Doctor :   Yes, the chances are very minimal, but in your current circumstance it is not the sign of pregnancy.
Doctor :   Nose bleeding is not a sign of pregnancy nor a side effect of Plan B.
Doctor :   However
Doctor :   there are a few women who have reported some menstrual irregularities after consuming plan B.
Doctor :   Though this has been reported, specific details on the chances of this happening is not known.
User :   so do you think i can relax?because you said that the chance of pregnancy is very minimal?and on the other side she took plan b after 21 hours?it will really be impossible to have pregnancy right?
Doctor :   Right, you need not worry.
Doctor :   The chance that she can become pregnancy is very, very minimal - I would say almost impossible.
User :   will it be possible that the plan b one step doesnt work?because before my gf took the medicine, in 21 hours the sperm already fertilized the egg?
Doctor :   Firstly, the chance that sperms from the precum on the outside of vagina entering the uterus and fertilisation of the egg is very very minimal.
Doctor :   the chance that this can happen is less than 1%.
User :   wow ok then
User :   then?
Doctor :   Secondly, plan b, when taken withing 72 hours after sexual intercourse is effective.
Doctor :   The highest success in preventing pregnancy is when the medication is taken within 24 hours.
User :   sory if i am being paranoid
Doctor :   Since now you have say, that she took it in 21 hours, you can be doubly assured that she will not be pregnant.
User :   well one more thing, is what do you think if the pre-cum from the rubbing goes inside?because i think when i rubbed in, my tip of mr.p go inside her v a little?and the condition is very wet
User :   do you think the wet condition of her will make the sperm go well inside the uterus?
Doctor :   Entry of the sperms inside the uterus is subjected the secretions of the cervix more than that of the vagina.
Doctor :   Cervix at the time of ovulation is thin and clear.
Doctor :   Sperms pass through easily through such kind of cervix secretions.
Doctor :   So, if she was ovulating during the act, the sperms are known to enter uterus.
User :   :( so what about the chance of pregnancy
User :   so it means that on my condition the sperm can pass through easily and enter the uterus?
Doctor :   If sperm had entered the uterus, if she was ovulating at the time of intercourse and if she had not taken the plan b, then there are chances of pregnancy.
Doctor :   But in your case,
Doctor :   Pregnancy is very, very unlikely
Doctor :   as the entry of the semen into the uterus is very less.
Doctor :   2. If the sperms did enter, then ovulation will be prevented by Plan B
User :   but u said if she is ovulating the sperm can move easily?
Doctor :   Those were the theoretical facts.
Doctor :   Like I said in the beginning of the chat
Doctor :   The chance of this happening practically (that is when the sperms are deposited externally), even if she were to be ovulating is less than 1%.
User :   how to know my gf is ovulating or not?her last month period is 20 march
User :   the last two month is 24 february
User :   and we did this on 30 march
Doctor :   Again, presuming you were that rare instance where the sperms had enter, plan B will prevent ovulation if it had not occured.
Doctor :   If ovulation had ocurred, it prevents fertilisation and implantation of the egg
User :   which means the day 11 since the incident
Doctor :   and this means no pregnancy.
User :   i am scared that maybe my gf didnt swallow the plan b
User :   because there is no symptoms of plan b
User :   only the day after she took it, she become a little bit nauseatic
User :   which she like to sneeze
Doctor :   Are you sure that your partner didn't consume plan B.
Doctor :   The side effects/symptoms of Plan b are not seen in all women.
Doctor :   It is reported in a few women.
Doctor :   My suggestion to you is you need not worry.
Doctor :   The chance that she can become pregnancy is almost impossible.
Doctor :   *pregnant is almost impossible.
User :   let say if she didnt take the plan b
User :   whats the chance?
User :   how do we know if my gf is ovulating or not
Doctor :   Even if she had not taken the plan B, my opinion will not change.
User :   i am little bit relaxed now thank you
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no, thank you doc
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   thnk you
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