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Hi I'm 16 and from Canada
I'm very scared because I do not know if these are symtoms of pregnancy or something else.
I've been getting severe headache, lower stomach cramps, sore breasts, little bit pink discharge also lots of stretchy white & clear discharge. Also I'm expecting my period any day now but it hasn't come yet.
Around 2 and a half weeks ago, me and my boyfriend were rubbing genitals on each other but he did not ejaculate or put it inside of me.
I've been under lots of stress because I'm worried that I am pregnant so maybe that is what is delaying my period? But I do not know. There also has been change in my diet and I got the flu a couple days ago too. Please help thanks

Hello Sara rom Canada,

I can understand your worry but unfortunately, there is no possibility for me to give you a definitive answer that would put your fears at rest.  If he did not evacuate in any way, then it is highly unlikely that he would be able to get you pregnant.  However, even a little penile discharge can lead to a pregnancy.  The symptoms you are manifesting certainly could be caused by a pregnancy but can also be caused by any hormonal change in your body.  They are not specific enough to say your are pregnant.  Your only definitive option is to do a pregnancy test and a blood pregnancy test is the most accurate.

Good Luck,

Dr. Edward J. Ramirez, M.D., FACOG
Executive Medical Director
The Fertility and Gynecology Center
Monterey Bay IVF Program

Monterey, California, U.S.A.

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Edward Joseph Ramirez, MD, FACOG


I am a specialist in infertility and advanced gynecological care. I can answer questions about infertility, gynecology related ills, menopause...virtually anything that affects women's health. PLEASE tell me where you are writing from as I am always interested.


I have been practicing as an Ob/Gyn and Infertility Specialist for over 23 years. Gynecology, advanced laparoscopic surgery, basic infertility, IUI's, IVF, reproductive surgery, and ovulation induction are all areas of my expertise. I am Board Certified. I have been doing In Vitro Fertilization in my clinic for 19 years.

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