Uterus Flutters Am I Pregnant

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Hikari - December 15

I am 21 years old and a college student, and recently lost my virginity. My boyfriend and I are trying very hard not to get pregnant, but we were ready to take our relationship to a s_xual level. I have always kept meticulous records--my cycle is 30-32 days (on average) but sometimes I randomly miss some. My last cycle started November 4th, and I ovulated on the 20th. Our first time was the 30th, so I should have been "safe." We had s_x again on December 6th, and have not since then. We used condoms both times, but they were not spermicidal, however they were latex which I had not thought about but I am very mildly allergic to. That was our only form of contraception because of my family's health history (briefly: heart attacks, murmurs and arrhythmia; strokes; diabetes; ovarian cysts and cancer, and br___t cancer; plus depression), my doctor would not prescribe birth control. I was due for my next cycle on the 4th or 5th and officially considered myself "late" on the 7th. I did take a home pregnancy test on the 11th, and it was negative, but I am worried it may have been too soon even though the box said "Effective as early as the first day of your missed period." By then I was a week past due. Now this may seem like, "Well, this girl just lost her virginity and she's scared. She just skipped her period, nothing to worry about." And in my head it feels the same way, at least in the light of day. However, since a few days after our first time I have had this very "full" feeling in my lower belly/uterus, and the muscles have been fluttering, sometimes almost painfully so. My br___ts are tender, I'm hungrier than usual, and I'm sleeping (and, embarrassingly, urinating) a lot more than I ever have. I know that these are mostly signs of PMS, except that I've already missed my cycle. The fluttering I know nothing about, which is what I am here to ask about. I have never experienced this sensation before, and I know that if I am pregnant it is WEEKS too soon to feel the child moving. I've read that some women experience it as a symptom of PMS, and others as a symptom of early pregnancy, and some not at all. Since this is new, and corresponds to the loss of my virginity, I am very scared and would like any information anyone can offer me. Thanks very much for listening and helping me out. I know this was a lot of information. I look forward to any responses. Thanks again!

 

Hikari - December 15

I also just remembered something else, while reading through other women's concerns. The day after our first time, I did have some reddish brown discharge. I attributed this to the loss of my virginity, because I use tampons and therefore had st least stretched my hymen, and I did not truly bleed our first time like many women do. I thought it could have been slight bleeding from that. However I read that spotting is usually hoped to be implantation bleeding... But the day after, that must be far too soon for that, right? Please help! I am very scared!

 

Hikari - December 16

Another update. I woke up about fifteen minutes to discover some more reddish brown discharge. I am sincerely hoping it's my cycle, but I don't have any lower back pain, aside from the usual from an injury I had in the past. It seems like too much blood for implantation bleeding, and it's been ten days since the last time we had s_x, sixteen since our first. That seems a long time for implantation to take place. My friend suggested the possibility of a chemical pregnancy, which my heart seems to think it may have been. It would make sense, since if this is my cycle (in the form of a early miscarriage) it's two weeks late. My body feels like it's grieving even though I didn't want to be pregnant. Still any advice or information anyone can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

 

Grandpa Viv - December 16

The exposure you report is very unlikely to have led to pregnancy - good protection, not in the fertile window, negative test. Are you perhaps forgetting that you were fooling around at ovulation time, and some s____n might have come in contact with your v____a? My guess is that your cycle is upset and your hormones are out of whack on account of first real s_x. Take another test or two at one week intervals. Talk to your gyn about getting on the pill, and use condoms for back-up. GL!

 

Hikari - December 16

Thank you for the reply, Grandpa Viv! No, we make sure not to fool around when I am ovulating. The women in my family are very fertile, and because we are not ready for children, we are probably even over-cautious. Because of my insurance, I don't have a gyn, however I spoke with my GP when my boyfriend and I decided we wanted to take that step, and she will not prescribe birth control for me, due to my family history (mentioned in the original post). I will be taking another test either tonight or tomorrow, depending on when my boyfriend gets home, as the previously reported bleeding ended up being just some light spotting. Still scared but feeling quite rea__sured. Thank you very much for all your information, encouragement and advice! ~Hikari

 

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