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7 Negative Pregnancy Tests, But Could I Be Pregnant?

Published: August 22, 2017
Dear TeenHealthFX,
Me and my boyfriend were dry humping with 3 layers of clothes. The period right after this incident was delayed by 15 days and was comparatively lighter than what I usually get. I took hpts that came out negative. The period after the delayed one came 3 days earlier and was normal. Throughout, I haven't really felt any pregnancy symptoms but just to calm my freaking mind I have so far taken 7 home pregnancy tests (beginning from 1 week after the first delayed period) - all clearly negative. The only change is a bloated stomach. Is it just a pregnancy scare and Im noticing too much or could there be a chance for pregnancy. I end up looking and observing the minutest changes in my stomach since that incident. Is it possible that the hpt shows negative even after 2 months from the delayed period? can it be pregnancy?
Signed: 7 Negative Pregnancy Tests, But Could I Be Pregnant?

Dear 7 Negative Pregnancy Tests, But Could I Be Pregnant?,

Pregnancy can only occur if the sperm that is contained in a man’s ejaculatory fluids comes into contact with a woman’s vagina. This most often occurs through unprotected vaginal sex. From what you described it does not sound like you had intercourse or did anything else where semen was in contact with your vagina. That said, TeenHealthFX is not surprised you had all negative pregnancy tests because from what you described above, pregnancy would not be possible.

TeenHealthFX thinks the most important thing for you to do would be to educate yourself about various things related to sexual health, including how pregnancy occurs. To learn about this and more, check out the links in our Resource of the Month: Planned Parenthood Resources on Safer Sex. The links can provide you with information on 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.

At whatever point in the future that you decide to become sexually active, TeenHealthFX highly recommends that you to speak to your doctor about safer sex precautions. 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.

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.

FX also wants to remind you that there is no rush when it comes to being sexually active. It is important to be emotionally ready. It is also important to be in a place where you feel ready to handle the responsibilities of practicing safer sex and talking to your doctor about it.

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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