Breakage Of Condom

Sometimes, condoms can rip or tear during sexual intercourse, resulting in contraception failure. Using and storing them properly can reduce the risk of condom breaks. Exposure to sun, chemicals, and heat can all weaken condoms, making them more susceptible to breakage. Variations in the size of the condom also play an important role in causing breakage. If the condoms are too tight, the friction and tension result in the tearing of condoms.

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My partner's condom broke and some semen leaked into my vagina. I have delayed periods despite taking an I pill immediately. Why?

Query: Hello doctor.I had sex on the 7th day of my period but during intercourse, my partner's condom broke and it seems like some semen got inside my vagina. I took I pill on next day then my withdrawal bleeding started but I have not got my period yet. I also had a urine pregnancy test which came negativ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Emergency contraceptive pills, such as the I-pill, can be effective at preventing pregnancy if taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. However, they are not 100 % effective, and there is still a small chance of getting pregnant ev...  Read Full »

My girlfriend took an I-pill after three hours, as the condom broke during sex. Should bleeding occur one week after taking the pill?

Query: Hello doctor,I had sex with my girlfriend during her period using condoms, but it broke. She took a contraceptive pill (I-pill) after three hours. Now it is more than a week. Is it necessary for bleeding to occur after one week of taking the contraceptive pill? I am scared. Please answer.  Read Full »

Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. If the condom breaks during intercourse, there is a risk of pregnancy. However, your girlfriend did the right thing by taking an emergency contraceptive pill, such as I-pill (Levonorgestrel), within three hou...  Read Full »

The condom tore while having sex with a prostitute, but I withdrew my penis immediately. Will I get HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex with a prostitute. The condom tore while penetrating, but I withdrew my penis immediately. Though I did that, I am afraid of HIV transmission and do not know if she has HIV. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You are not at a risk of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) transmission as the penis was removed immediately. I hope this helps you. Thank you.   Read Full »

I had unprotected sex during which the condom ruptured, and the semen was all over my vaginal area, but I took an I-pill within six hours of sex. Can I get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sexual intercourse a few days ago. I immediately took I-pill within six hours of having sex. However, the penetration did not take place but the condom was ruptured. His semen was all over my vaginal area and I soon wiped it off. Will there be any delay in my periods? Is there an...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. If you have a regular menstrual cycle of 28 days, then there are chances of pregnancy if I-pill is not taken in the proper dosage. After, the withdrawal method of sex, you might have unpredictable periods. This...  Read Full »

What tests should I do to confirm my HIV status?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with CSW and my condom got broken. I have started feeling symptoms and have a cold sore throat and rashes on my back. I had tested on the 22nd day and 95th day, both were antibody tests and got negative and my doctor asked me to retest after six months. I had read that 84 day...  Read Full »

Dr. Jeremy David O' Kennedy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Regarding HIV infection, the window period (or period in which a person might test negative for the virus but actually be positive because of a delayed immune response) is typically between 21 and 60 days. There is however some evidence that it can be as long as 180 d...  Read Full »

Can spilling semen on the belly cause infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had sex with a girl, we used a condom, but during sex, the condom broke, but we did not realize it until I took my penis out of her vagina to spill the cum on her belly. When I asked her HIV status, she said she had gotten it checked out three weeks back, and she was clean. And...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. There is nothing to worry about overall, female-to-male (0.04 percent per act or, in theory, about four cases of HIV transmission per every 10,000 acts of vaginal sex with a woman who is HIV positive) and male-to-female (0.08 percent per a...  Read Full »

Can I get pregnant even if we had protected sex and there was no sperm leakage?

Query: Hello doctor, During sex, my boyfriend wore a condom and took 30 seconds for ejaculation. I checked if it was leaked, but there was no leakage. Afterward, he washed his hands properly and masturbated on my organ. Can I get pregnant? And my period always gets delayed by six days. Is it because of sex...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. If your period always gets delayed by six days, it means that your menstrual cycle becomes long. Only one normal sperm is required to get pregnant. The time of sex also depends as the early half of the cycle is fertile, and the late phase is ...  Read Full »

I had two I-pills within 8 hours and 12 hours after the condom tore during sex. Can you suggest tablets for early periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am unmarried. I had my periods on the 9th and 17th of this month late at night. I had sex with my boyfriend. The condom was totally torn, and within 8 hours, I had I-pill, and again after 12 hours, I had a second I-pill as I was tensed. No bleeding to date. Do I need to worry? Can yo...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the details presented by you, and I fully understand your concern. Firstly, to get pregnant, the sperm must be released inside the vagina of the female. These sperm will then need to fertilize an egg which may or may not be available depending on...  Read Full »

The condom slipped during sexual intercourse, and I took NorLevo after three hours. Will I get pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sexual intercourse around last month. The condom slipped off, so I took NorLevo after three hours. After that, I had five days of spotting and, two weeks later, four days of the menstrual cycle. Then after a month, I experienced only two days of heavy flux and nothing. I have notic...  Read Full »

Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Do not worry. According to what you have described, all these changes happening to you are not because of pregnancy but because of the intake of pills. See, every medicine has its side effects, and this being a hormonal medicine, has a ver...  Read Full »

Can I get herpes from sexual contact with a girl whose previous partner is HSV-2 positive?

Query: Hello doctor,I had protected sex with a girl whose medical status is unknown, but unfortunately, the condom broke. She then said her previous partner had an HSV-2 infection, and she has not to get tested ever since. What are the chances of acquiring herpes from her? I am really worried.Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Kindly answer me the following to help you better; 1) Is there fluid contact? 2) Is there any lesion after exposure? 3) Do you have blisters, erosions, or inflammatory bumps on your genitals? 4) Do you have any burning or painful lesions? 5) Is there any...  Read Full »

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