? asked in HealthWomen's Health · 1 decade ago

Help! Painful sex, swollen urethra, birth control, pregnancy?

Extreme details, I suppose. Proceed with caution.

I am seventeen years old and on birth control, but I didn't realize until already engaging in intercourse that I have been on antibiotics that counteracted the oral contraceptives. I had finished my antibiotics and continued taking the pills. I am also taking prenatal vitamins for general good health and based on the rumor that they help your nails and hair grow. I discovered this may actually increase your chance of pregnancy by making your body more prepared for it. After engaging in intercourse, again, I noticed I felt extremely tight -- painfully so. He is extremely well endowed, and I am pretty petite. We took things slow, but I had to stop him. We tried again the next day, and I realized I was extremely sore and couldn’t even attempt it. I have noticed that I am slightly swollen on the inner part of my vagina, possible the urethra.

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It's been a few days, with sporadic pain. We’ve engaged in sex numerous times, only rarely resulting in enduring post-act discomfort. I began to experience spotting of brown-blood, and I stopped my birth control pills. I’ve now begun to bleed with a very light period. My breasts have been sensitive and the aforementioned boyfriend thinks they have “gotten bigger” or swollen. I’ve been resting and napping often, experienced moodiness, and even frequent urination. Also, when I attempted to consume alcohol the day before the swelling began to occur, it nauseated me. I (usually) have an uncanny ability to drink without a “chaser” and without making the slightest disgruntled face. Because none of the above-said things had occurred yet, I settled with mixed drinks. A few hours later, I vomited up everything in my stomach, drunk water and vomited that up as well. Although I’ve occasionally been nauseous, I haven’t thrown up since then.


Update 2:

I explained all of this above to a close friend of mine who has a toddler son of her own, and she is convinced I am pregnant.

My family is unaware that I’m sexually active at the moment, but it appears I have no choice but to visit a physician.

Anyone have knowledge or advice to share?

Update 3:

EDIT: The "numerous times" I was referring to occurred in the past, not since this has begun. I have reframed from sexual interaction as of lately.

5 Answers

  • Q
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favourite answer

    You don't need to see a doctor yet--you can take a home pregnancy test, and see what it says. As for painful intercourse--if you realized by that point that you might be pregnant, you might have been nervous and freaked out, and inadvertently tightened your muscles, causing pain. Another alternative is that the antibiotics gave you a vaginal yeast infection, which would cause your vaginal area to be red, irritated, and swollen. Sex would definitely be painful in such a case. Do you notice itching in your vaginal area? Any white, flaky discharge? Those would be signs of a yeast infection. Of course, you could be both pregnant AND have a yeast infection.

  • 1 decade ago

    sounds like you are going threw a side effect of your birth control, a false pregnancy.

    My girlfriend has been on birth control for a few years. and after a while she managed to do the same thing, breast getting sore and swollen, and stuff like that.

    but to be safe I prefure going to a school nurse or something before actually getting your parents involved.

    edited: I mean honestly a false pregnencey is very possible and swollen and sore breast, is always a side effect to birth control even if it don't tell you on the birth control. just take it easy and everything should be fine. Your very smart to ask about it before you made a move, and anyone who says your stupid are stupid.

    Source(s): been in your boyfriends shoes.
  • 1 decade ago

    Just give it a rest for a while. Plus your only 17. You might be pregnant. Take a few at home tests then maybe go to the doctor. Good luck. And talk to your parents about it. Which might seem horrifying but they could help.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    go to a local clinic, have them check you out and give you a pregnancy test

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  • 1 decade ago

    you are stupid. and pregnant. did I say stupid?

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