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Could I Be Pregnant Despite Heavy Bleeding and 5 Negative Pregnancy Tests?

Published: July 31, 2017
Dear TeenHealthFX,
HI had my last period on 31.05.2017. Then indulged in dry sex with 4 layers of clothes with no chance of slippage of clothes on 11.6.2017 and 23.6.2017 and got 5 negative home pregnancy tests (morning sample, done upto 2 weeks after missed period with 2 brands). The due date for my period was 1.7.2017 but it got delayed and I had my periods on 16.7.2017 in the midnight and it was heavier than I usually have. (had to change 7 pads in 24 hours)and had extreme gas, headache and bloating at night. Since morning of 17.7.2017, I have had a very light bleeding with very mild cramps. IS there any chance that I could be pregnant despite a very heavy bleed and 5 negative tests? Freaking out. Please help.
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Dear Could I Be Pregnant Despite Heavy Bleeding and 5 Negative Pregnancy Tests?,

If you had “dry sex” where you were completely clothed and no sperm (from pre-ejaculatory or ejaculatory fluids) came into direct contact with your vagina, TeenHealthFX cannot imagine how you could be pregnant. If you have never had intercourse or participated in any kind of sexual activity where sperm could have come in contact with your vagina, you would not be pregnant.  

There are various reasons why women have irregular periods or very heavy menstrual flow. To find out why it is important to meet with a medical health professional who can determine the cause of what you are experiencing and then make recommendations on how to deal with it.

If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist or contact your local teen health center or Planned Parenthood. A Planned Parenthood health center is a good option if you have concerns about cost or confidentiality issues. You can also contact your insurance company for a list of in-network providers.

TeenHealthFX is not sure if you are having intercourse. But if you are, or you are considering it, we would like to encourage you to speak to your doctor about safer sex precautions for the future as well. Doctors generally recommend that teens and young adults who choose to be sexually active use condoms each and every time they have sex to protect against unwanted pregnancies and the transmission of STDs, as well as a back-up method of birth control such as the pill or birth control shot. Your doctor can make the best recommendations for you and discuss with you how to use properly use birth control to maximize its effectiveness.

FX also suggests that you check out the links in our Resource of the Month: Planned Parenthood Resources on Safer Sex so that you can learn about sexual readiness, how pregnancy happens, pregnancy tests, emergency contraception, birth control, STDs and more. The more educated you are about these topics, the more likely you will make healthy decisions for yourself when it comes to your sexual health.

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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