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Pregnancy Scare

Unintentional, unwanted, or unplanned conception or pregnancy signs due to unprotected sex and defective contraceptive products or methods lead to pregnancy scares in women. Signs like missed period post sexual intercourse usually makes them anxious. While most of them get checked themselves through an over-the-counter home pregnancy test, at times, these tests are known to show false-positive results, which further worsens their scare. Emergency contraceptive pills can be taken within few hours of sexual intercourse to prevent chances of pregnancy.

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I indulged in non-penetrative sex while on my period. Will I get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 16-year-old female with a height of four feet 11 inches and weighing 115.9 lbs. I have missed my period and was wondering can I be pregnant. My boyfriend and I were both naked and he was dry-humping my butt and he finished on my lower back (I was on my period). If the semen trai...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. How are you doing? If you were on period at the time of sex, then there is no chance of you getting pregnant. For a young lady of 28 days cycle, ovulation is around the 12 to 16th day. The life of an egg is 24 hours and th...  Read Full »

My period is late after non-penetrative dry humping. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I got my periods late by more than three weeks. I had a non-penetrative dry humping with my boyfriend two months back. There was no penetration. I was wearing a panty and a pant. I felt some pre-cum on my thighs. After about 20 minutes, I took an I-pill just for safety. Six days after t...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. You are very unlikely to be pregnant. Dry humping without penetration and with clothing on reduces the chance of sperm reaching the vagina. Additionally, you took an emergency contraceptive pill (I-Pill) within 20 minutes as a pr...  Read Full »

Can Vitamin C overdose cause pain in the lower abdomen?

Query: Hi doctor, The period cycle of my wife is usually 30 to 32 days. The last period was before two months and 21 days. And, we had unprotected sex on her sixth day of periods. After 26 days in the same month, she got her periods. She got her periods in the same month we had sex. But, in the next month...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Vitamin C does not usually cause pain in the lower abdomen, but yes, if they are premenstrual cramps, they cannot be ruled out. The chances of pregnancy are minimal as she already had her menses in the month you had sex, and the urine pregnancy tests are negative. Th...  Read Full »

My partner had reduced bleeding during her periods following a hug. Could she be pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I hugged my partner in the first week two months ago. Later, I realized that I had a pre-ejaculate spot on my pants. We did not have any sexual intercourse, nor did we remove our clothes. I am not sure whether that wet spot of pre-ejaculation had any contact with her. She did not get her...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Kurmi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. There is no possibility of pregnancy at all. There has to be a proper vaginal penetration by the penis and ejaculation inside the vagina for pregnancy. Just hugging and touching can never cause a pregnancy. Stress is a big ...  Read Full »

My period is delayed after unprotected sex. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex last month-end. My period was due to this month beginning, but it was delayed for five days now, and I am having a lot of abdominal pain and cramps. Also, two days before morning, I got a slight thick brown discharge and heavy pain in the lower abdomen. I took table...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern.The i-Pill is a very good emergency contraception with a nearly 98 percent success rate. As we have already taken hormones in the previous cycle, and even i-Pill is a hormonal preparation, the date of the next cycle has changed, and the chances of ...  Read Full »

Can I be pregnant if I had sex a week after my period?

Query: Hi doctor, I had protected sex (condom) with my boyfriend last month, and my last period date was a week before my intercourse; I still have not gotten my periods. I am worried and anxious. Is there any chance of pregnancy with a condom? My periods cycle usually is 26 to 27 days. I did a pregnancy t...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. To get pregnant, the sperms have to be released inside the vagina of the female. The sperms then need to fertilize an egg which may or may not be available depending upon the ovulation pattern of the female. T...  Read Full »

Is it safe to have sex the next day after the period ended?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex the next day after my period ended. Precum did touch my vagina. My periods started on the ninth of last month, and it ended on the fourteenth. I had sex on the fifteenth and took Unwanted 72 (contraceptive) on the seventeenth. After eight days, I experienced deep brown blood wit...  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The day you have mentioned having intercourse is among the least fertile days of your menstrual cycle. However, I recommend using protection to avoid unnecessary outcomes. The bleeding you mentioned might or might not be associated with...  Read Full »

I missed my periods for two months, and my pregnancy tests were negative. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I missed my periods last month and this month and my last period were before 36 days. I did three pregnancy blood tests and they were all negative. The first test was done two days after missing my periods, the next was done 10 days later and the third test was done 20 days later. I am...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Many factors can delay menses in addition to pregnancy. Stress, anxiety, workload, hormonal imbalance, weight gain or sudden weight loss, contraceptives, illness, and medications also can lead to delayed periods. Most of the time in very ea...  Read Full »

Is there a chance of getting pregnant when precum touches the girl's innerwear?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend and I indulged in sexual activity. She had her underwear on, and I had a condom on. While having sex, the condom slipped away, and now I am concerned if my precum (it was not much) could get her pregnant. It was not dripping, but she was wet. Is there any reason to worry or...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For getting pregnant, the sperms have to be ejaculated inside the vagina of the female. These sperms then need to fertilize an egg which may or may not be available depending on the ovulation pattern of the female. After successful fertilization, the egg is required ...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex just once. Is pregnancy possible?

Query: Hello doctor, My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex one time, and we have not done it since then. We had sex for like 10 minutes at most; I think it was around 6 minutes. Every so often, he pulled out. I do not think anything got in me. About two weeks after we had sex, I had a weird period-type in...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry; the intercourse was during the safe period. There was no deposition of semen in the vagina, so there are no chances of pregnancy. As your periods are irregular, wait for a few days for your periods or take Primolut-N (Norethisterone) one tablet twice a ...  Read Full »

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