I had sex using a condom but it leaked. I am worried that my partner might become pregnant despite a negative pregnancy test and no delay in periods. Please help.

Q. Can condom failure result in pregnancy?

Answered by
Dr. Balakrishnan R
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 24, 2023

Hello doctor,

I had sex with my girlfriend that lasted for a few seconds and I did not ejaculate. So we decided not to take I-pill because I know that my penis was not inserted but it was near the vagina. Later, I searched on the internet that said precum can also cause pregnancy. We had sex after a few days again using a condom but it leaked so she took I-pill the same day. In the last week of the same month, she got her period and after that, I asked her to get a pregnancy test done with two different brands and it was negative. Her urine was deep yellow and I was worried so got the pregnancy test again after a few days and it was negative. But I am worried that since I am getting the test earlier it is showing negative or is there any problem? I want to confirm whether she is pregnant or not. Kindly suggest as I am getting depressed.

Thank you.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have read your query and understand your concern. Also, I do not see any reason for you to worry. If she had periods after having the pills and repeated urine tests have been negative, then there is no chance of pregnancy. Once she has bleeding, the inner lining of the uterus has come out, so there is no place for a possible pregnancy to sit. No matter where the pregnancy is, the smallest level of 25 miu/ml is detected by the urine pregnancy test. When that is negative, why worry? It comes positive one day after the missed period. An early morning sample is best but as time passes any sample is fine, as the concentration of the hormone tested increases and the line becomes clearer. If she had not had her periods on her period date, then urine would have been positive the next day. She is negative even after some days. I do not understand why you are still worried and depressed. If you are regularly having sex and want to avoid pregnancy, having cyclical birth control pills of 21 days would be preferable. This has no side effects and has 100 % contraceptive protection. I hope you find this helpful.

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