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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 HIV test was negative and I have no symptoms. How to proceed?

Query: Hello doctor, I engaged in sexual activity with a sex worker, and during the encounter, the condom tore towards the end. I am now experiencing heightened anxiety, along with numbness throughout my body and body aches. On day nine post-exposure, I took an HIV RNA test, and the result came back neg...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The risk of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) transmission in this scenario is considered low. While your initial HIV RNA test at 7 days returned negative, it might have been too early for an accurate result. The optimal time to detect infection with HIV RNA i...  Read Full »

Can a broken condom cause pregnancy after emergency contraception?

Query: Hello doctor, Me and my fiance never engaged in intercourse or penetration. During an incident last month, I wore a condom for safety while dry humping with my fiancée. While on her back, my penis touched the top side of her buttocks, and when I realized ejaculation was imminent, I withdrew, discov...  Read Full »

Dr. Obinna Ugwuoke

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern, It sounds like you have been through a lot lately. The slight contact between sperm cells and her buttocks typically will not lead to pregnancy, which aligns with the negative pregnancy test results you have seen. It is po...  Read Full »

I want to know when HIV can be found in blood. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, What is the period that the HIV will be detected in blood by using available test methods? Please give minimum and maximum period details. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) can be detected by some tests as early as four days of exposure if negative conclusive results suggest HIV negative after three months of exposure. I hope this information will help you. Thanks.   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 tingling sens...  Read Full »

My condom broke while having sex. Will I get an STD?

Query: Hello doctor, I had protected intercourse with a CSW (Community Sex Worker), but the protection broke at the tip during insertion and I immediately pulled out. Enough space was left at the tip for semen to collect and I do not know whether the tip of my penis has come in contact with some vaginal fl...  Read Full »

Dr. Kiran Anaparthi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Even a minute touch of an infected vagina can spread STDs (sexually transmitted diseases). As partner status is unknown and has high-risk factors, it is better to use prophylactic treatment. Secondly, pain in armpit has almost no relation to STD. It is probably myalgia an...  Read Full »

What are the chances of contracting HIV if a condom breaks?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37 year old heterosexual male. I am HIV negative with no known STD. I always have safe sex. I always have very safe sex with girls who are not sex workers. But may have casual sex with others. Generally, I would imagine that they too would be practicing safe sex with their regul...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to An unsafe sex increases the chance of contracting STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) as well as HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). As you mentioned that the status of your partners are mostly not known, so this puts you in risk of contracting STD or HIV if you get in...  Read Full »

How can I confirm if emergency contraceptive worked?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sexual intercourse with my fiance on the fifth day of my periods, and we used a condom, but the condom tore. I took Unwanted 72 within three hours, after which I experienced no side effects of the pill. I did not have any withdrawal bleeding, and today is the eighth day after tak...  Read Full »

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair Bhaskaran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Withdrawal bleeding is not a compulsion. Anyway, there was no need of an emergency contraceptive pill on the fifth day of your period. Please do not take Unwanted 72 frequently. There are no chances of pregnancy from this intercourse.   Read Full »

Should she take I-pill if condom leaked before penetration?

Query: Hello doctor,My partner and I tried to have sex for the first time. We are both virgins. I had put on a condom, but I ejaculated before penetrating her, and the condom leaked. A few drops fell on her vagina from the outside. Will there be any problem? Should she take an I-pill?  Read Full »

Dr. Meeta Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you do not want to take any chances, then she should take an I-pill (emergency contraceptive pill) within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse.   Read Full »

My partners condom broke during intercourse. Can I pill prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I was involved in protected intercourse with my partner, and the condom tore apart inside me, my periods were supposed to start yesterday. Is there a chance of me getting pregnant or should I consume I pill? Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Faiza Memon

Answer: Hello,Welcome to I can understand your concern.I would like to know if you have history of unprotected sexual intercourse during this cycle other than the incident mentioned by you? If yes I would suggest you to follow the below mentioned instructions. Get a blood beta hcg (Human chori...  Read Full »

I took contraceptive pill right after sex. Is pregnancy possible?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my periods on 20th of the last month and yesterday I had sex but accidentally the condom broke. So, I took I-pill within two hours of having sex. And today also I had unprotected sex and after sex immediately took I-pill again approximately within one hour. Is there any chance th...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There was no apparent need of taking the second I-pill. The first would have sufficed for next 72 hrs as well. However, now your withdrawal bleed should be expected in next 5 to 7 days following progesterone withdrawal and not on your due expected date. If you have a...  Read Full »

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