I'm a Virgin but Could This Have Gotten Me Pregnant?

Published: January 24, 2024
Dear TeenHealth FX,
I had a thing with a guy a month ago. I'm a virgin so he didn't penetrate.But my period is like 3 weeks late now and I was having a brownish discharge like blood for few days after what I had with the guy. I have been having cramps for the past 2 days even though it isn't severe, it just last for few minutes. So, the question now is, am I pregnant? Because I'm really scared. Pl
Signed: I'm a Virgin but Could This Have Gotten Me Pregnant?

Dear I'm a Virgin but Could This Have Gotten Me Pregnant?,

TeenHealth FX understands your concern, but we cannot diagnose or predict anything online.  

Based off your description it is unlikely you are pregnant but the only way to know for sure is by tracking your period and making sure it arrives by next month, taking a pregnancy test if your period still does not come, and / or go to the doctor.  

TeenHealth FX would also like to stress the importance of practicing safe sex. We encourage all teens to use condoms every time they engage in any type of sexual activity. Condoms have a 98% chance in preventing the transmission of sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy when used correctly and on every sexual encounter.

If you do miss your period, we strongly recommend taking a pregnancy test to confirm and to follow up with a doctor. If you need help finding a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the  Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist.

Signed: TeenHealth FX