Could I be Pregnant?!/Could I be pregnant?


Hi, I'm a 17 year old female and I'm wondering if I cold be pregnant. I had protected sex about two weeks ago and there were no tears or leaks in the condom, but now I'm experiencing symptoms that can be associated with pregnancy(exremely light period that is early by almost a week, shakiness, nausea). What are the odds I could be pregnant?
I'm also concerned that this could be a sign of increasing thyroid problems-- I was born with a goiter and in the past five years was diagnosed with Grave's Disease. My thyroid levels have been normal most my life, but could this be a sign they are becoming unstable?

Hi Jennifer, I just found your question in the question pool at
So I realize it's been a while since you asked your question. I'm not sure who you were asking but I received the question.Did you find out if you are pregnant? Please go to your doctor if you haven't already. I can't diagnose over the internet. If you do need a free pregnancy test, you can go to a pregnancy resource center and get one. You can find a center near you by going to or and click on the worldwide directory. Please let me know what happens. You can email me at
P.S. There is no such thing as "protected" sex. Studies are showing this because there is no such thing as 100% safety in any kind of birth control. Condoms are not 100% safe in preventing pregnancy.
Hope to hear from you soon.

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Carie Eichel


I'll be on vacation for a few days. You may email me at if you need to talk during this time. Please be patient as I will be out of town for a few days and may not be able to access email.
I can answer questions about pregnancy tests and symptoms of pregnancy. I can offer networking and resources for local pregnancy testing and resource centers. I can answer questions about various birth control methods. If I am "maxed out" you can email me at to reach me privately.


I have one daughter and 7 grandchildren. I have helped women in pregnancy situations and with birth control options for almost 25 years. I volunteer with Austin Pregnancy Resource Center ( and am involved with Hope Connections Pregnancy Resource Center (

Preliminary sonogram training. Some college.

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I have had hundreds of past clients through one-on-one counseling online and at the Austin Pregnancy Resource Center.

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