I had sex with my boyfriend on January 10th and it was a spur of the moment kind of thing. I lost my virginity to him. I had also finished my period the day before that. But now I see spotting and am just worried. He never came inside of me but I also know that precum can lead to pregnancy. I feel like I am cramping a lot and according to the app I use it says I would start ovulating in a couple days. I don't know if I should take the plan b pill to be on the safe side. I have never come across a problem like this before and now I am very worried. My friend thinks that stress will cause me to think I am pregnant. I don't know what to do or how to do it really. If anyone can help please do.
If you are truly concerned about unwanted pregnancy then, Yes. You should take plan B. HOWEVER if you lost your virginity to him THIS TIME on Jan. 10th then some spotting and light bleeding isn't uncommon. Also, it is unlikely for you to be pregnant if he did not ejaculate inside you. YES, precum can contain sperm but that is assuming he ejaculated recently before then and never washed or urinated in between then and when you had sex. If you have a 28-day cycle you usually ovulate 14 days after the first day of your period, so depending on how long your period is I would guess you are due to ovulate somewhere around the 17th-21st of this month. You are most likely safe but, Plan-B would certainly be added protection. Also, your friend is right, stress can mimic many pregnancy symptoms and delay your next period. However, Plan-B starts to decrease in effectiveness after 72 hours so if you are going to take it your best bet is to do so today and do not wait any longer.
As you're due to ovulate, you need to get Plan B immediately if you want it to have a chance of working. It cannot work if it is too late to delay your ovulation. You'd need the other emergency contraceptive pill at that time. Either that, or to have an IUD fitted. Either of those can be done within 5 days of the unprotected sex.
With Plan B, you have 72 hours. Both pills are more likely to be effective the sooner you take them.
There is a chance of becoming pregnant from pre-ejaculate, yes.
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