I'm 17 and scared... Took an early pregnancy test, please help

(34 Posts)
Skyelixir Thu 11-Feb-16 09:04:40

Just to clarify im not trying to conceive, this was the only section i could find! Basically I'm on the contraceptive combined pill Marvelon, not very good at taking it but still taking it every day. Had sex with my bf on Sunday without a condom and he came inside me.
In the last few days I've been feeling sick and achey and im a bit of a worrier, so took a pregnancy test (i know its only been 5 days) and i appear to have two lines on it, the second is faint..

Please tell me what you think - is this a positive., what should i do, as im scared sh*tless.

ButterIsAngelSpunk Thu 11-Feb-16 09:10:12

I'd say they were negative... Five days after sex is way too early to be taking a pregnancy test. Wait two more weeks and take another. Take care.

Lucinda15 Thu 11-Feb-16 09:13:55

Hi Skye,

although I can see those lines, I think they are in the wrong place, and so I'm suspicious that they are true positives. But I'm no expert, I'm just basing that on other similar tests I've seen posted on here. As uve pointed out, 5 days after sex wld be far too early to get a positive, but that dsnt mean u didn't conceive earlier. Is there any way you could get a digital test and try again in the morning for a clear answer? I've also heard first response or superdrug tests are the best for early detection. Try to keep calm. Sending hugs flowers

SleepyRoo Thu 11-Feb-16 09:17:53

I doubt you're pregnant but please please do use a condom next time, your BF isn't taking full care and responsibility so you need to. If you're a worrier (I am too) do everything you can to prevent that worry turning into crises by taking extra care. You can still have a fun sex life, just without the panicked night sweats! Good luck OP

mamaneedsamojito Thu 11-Feb-16 09:23:45

Where did you get those tests? 5 days is too early for a positive result as the fertilised egg doesn't start to implant until Day 6 onwards. I can't see any lines but if there are, your dates must be wrong.

Lucinda15 Thu 11-Feb-16 09:25:36

I've just had another look at the pic - the lines I thgt I cld see are just where the paper joins on the stick! I dnt think there are any lines where the test line wld show. I'd deffo say negative!! Take care x

Skyelixir Thu 11-Feb-16 09:26:24

Hi Lucinda, yh i thought they were in the wrong place too, and theres no chance of conceiving earlier as it was the first time we'd had sex. Ive got a first response but my periods due next Tuesday and you can take it 6 days before your period. Just dont want to waste it yet!

SleepyRoo, unfortunately its both our fault we didn't use a condom because I thought they were disgusting (immature I know) and was convinced the pill would cover me 100% from what they told me at school.

Just confused as to why there are 2 lines. Im waiting till my periods due next week to take another

QforCucumber Thu 11-Feb-16 09:28:49

The pill will only cover you if you take it properly which you have admitted you're not.

Not quite sure why you find condoms disgusting, combining them with the pill (taken properly) then you won't have these stresses.

PanMama Thu 11-Feb-16 09:30:59

If that was the first time you've had sex you need to wait another 9 days and retest to make sure. 5 days is way too early for anything to show.

Those tests are crap. Test with a first response when your period is due, take your pill daily and make sure he wears a condom, for protection against STDs as well as pregnancy.

PanMama Thu 11-Feb-16 09:34:36

And the pill is 99% effective, meaning for every 100 women who take it perfectly one will get pregnant. So use condoms too. They are not 'disgusting'. hmm

Skyelixir Thu 11-Feb-16 09:36:00

QforCucumber, I didn't know I was going to have sex beforehand and bf told me it was more reliable than condoms. It was silly but to be fair in PSHE at school they taught us that if you use the pill you won't get pregnant. I find condoms gross because of traumatic things that have happened to me in the past.

sunshinemeg Thu 11-Feb-16 09:38:23

Try not to worry, that's a way of delaying your period and making you worry even more. I remember clearly having a panic when I first started sleeping with my boyfriend at your age and taking a pregnancy test. Your mind can do so much and create a confusing web so as hard as it is try to relax. Get busy and wait until your period is actually due. To me it looks like evaporation lines on the test rather than a positive line. The rest has worked from the one clear pink line there, but as hard as I look I cannot see another line. It's very easy to want to test continuously, but before your period the only time there is enough hormone in your www is first thing in the morning. So stop testing and get busy. See if anything happens on Tuesday (I'm sure it will) and test only then if you still feel you need to.

I know the idea of condoms can be a bit weird to start with, for some reason when I was your age I didn't even like to say the word, used to refer to them with boyfriend as 'coats', but if you are having sex you need to be mature enough to deal with all the issues around it, that means using as safe a method of contraception as you can. Condoms and the pill is probably as safe as you can achieve, as long as it's taken daily. Why not set an alarm on your phone to remind you each day? If you miss a day you aren't 'safe' for the next 7, keep that in mind too!

I hope you can look back in a few days and laugh at your worry, but don't feel scared about talking to people such as us. Feel free to PM me if you want, I'm happy to chat and try to put your mind at ease.

BreakfastLunchPasta Thu 11-Feb-16 09:40:27

I thinks it's unlikely you are pregnant. If you had sex 9 days before you're due, you will have missed ovulation unless you have a very short cycle. How long is your cycle?
What do you mean by you're not good at taking the pill? If you have taken it every day you should be covered. I'm not familiar with your pill, but if it's one you have to take at exactly the same time each day then consider changing to another, if that's what you mean?

Personally, I like condoms. I don't like taking the pill, and I don't think we as women should take all the responsibility for contraception either. I manage to have a good sex life using condoms (and my dh isn't complaining - if he did I'd suggest he takes the pill, or gets a vasectomy).

Skyelixir Thu 11-Feb-16 09:42:34

BreakfastLunchPasta, well the thing is I may have missed a pill somewhere along the line and apparently regardless of ovulation, whenever you miss a pill/it doesnt work, your body releases an egg

FauxFox Thu 11-Feb-16 09:45:25

You might want to consider getting the contraceptive implant or injection if you are not good at taking the pill consistently.

BreakfastLunchPasta Thu 11-Feb-16 09:50:13

Did you miss one since your last period? Did you take two one day?

I agree with the previous poster that the absolute safest would be to take the pill and use condoms. The pill can also fail if you get an upset tummy etc, you don't want to go through this anxiety every time you have sex.

I'm very sorry to hear that traumatic things happened to you. I don't want to pry, but if that's ever something you need to talk about mumsnet can be a good place.

BreakfastLunchPasta Thu 11-Feb-16 09:51:57

Of course - silly me! It's a while since I took the pill... I'd forgotten it works by stopping you ovulating blush

NotWithoutMyMerkin Thu 11-Feb-16 09:53:01

I think you're looking in the wrong place for the second line. If the test were positive a second line would appear here;

ricketytickety Thu 11-Feb-16 09:55:03

Yes, if you miss a pill you should consider yourself unprotected for 7 days. Also, antibiotics make the pill ineffective too.

I think you need to have a consultation with your gp or a family planning nurse to discuss your contraception options that might be better for you and what you can do about mishaps. For example, up to 72hours after a mishap you can take the morning after pill. Not sure what you can do 5 days after, but they can give you some advice.

Condoms don't just protect you from conception. They protect you from stds too.

You have options this early on even if you have conceived. Go and speak to your health centre/family planning clinic.

Skyelixir Thu 11-Feb-16 10:19:50

Thanks guys, yeah i thought it was the wrong place too. No chance of STDs as it was his first ever time (and i can trust him), last time i had sex was a long time ago and I'm certainly clean of stds.

Will almost definitely get the contraceptive implant once I find out if im preg or not as its too early to tell .. If i was pregnant however i would almost definitely keep the baby which is obviously a terrifying situation that I'm not thinking of right now!! So i will find out next week and report back smile

Thanks for your help!

SleepyRoo Thu 11-Feb-16 15:14:58

Don't trust anybody else not to give you an STD. Nobody. They may not mean to, but they could still do so. Take responsibility for yourself. That's what being an independent, smart woman is about. Not being squeamish about condoms or trusting the judgement of somebody else as to whether they think they carry an STD (which can be symptomless and caught from oral, not full, sex). Wake up, OP, and good luck.

Idoitforthelove Thu 11-Feb-16 15:24:43

Hi,
I promise that those two tests are negative. I AM trying to conceive and used those last month to test(Amazon cheapies, right?) the two lines would be right next to each other if they were positive.
Please, please, please take your pill properly next month and stop worrying x

Skyelixir Thu 11-Feb-16 16:12:25

SleepyRoo, thanks and ill do that for the future, but my boyfriend was a virgin before he met me and had done no sexual stuff whatsoever. Generally i am someone who takes responsibility, but i thought the point of the pill was as an alternative to condoms.

OhShutUpThomas Thu 11-Feb-16 16:16:02

Those tests are negative, and 5 days after sex is too early anyway.

Just take your pill properly in future!

KitKat1985 Thu 11-Feb-16 17:16:53

The lines are in the wrong place to be positives. Regardless 5 days after sex is far too early to get a result. Usually it needs to be 10-14 days at least before you can even get a faint line.

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