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Intercourse just a day before periods, pregnancy chances - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i am a 26 year old girl, I had intercourse on 8th nad 9th dec and then my periods on 10th dec, is there any probability of me being pregnant?
Doctor :   Were your period regular in the past?
User :   yes
User :   but generally i had my periods for 2-3 days only
User :   they dont last for more than 3 days
Doctor :   Do you have pain?
User :   for the last 2-3 days my body s throwing lot of heat, although it is winters here and i do feel excited at times moreover generally i feel cold ..rather quite cold in winters
User :   pain..where?
Doctor :   Do you have pain/burning sensation while passing urine?
Doctor :   Do you have white discharge?
User :   no
Doctor :   Are you running fever?
User :   but lot of white discharge
User :   these days
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
User :   fever
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
User :   sure
Doctor :   Sexual intercourse a few days or on the day of period does not lead to pregnancy.
Doctor :   The chances of pregnancy is almost zero in such instances.
User :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   Hence you need not worry about pergnancy.
User :   hmm...i read on net that intercourse before periods lead to pregnancy and that s why i m worried
Doctor :   Sexual intercourse in the middle of periods(during ovulation) are more likely to be fruitful.
User :   so in my case there are no chances?
Doctor :   If the sexual intercourse was 2 days before your periods, then there is absolutely no chance of pregnancy.
User :   okay ..n wat could be the probable reason for heat and white discharge?
Doctor :   The cause for the white discharge may be hormonal or an infection.
User :   okay
Doctor :   A physical examination and swab test on the discharge will be needed to know the exact cause though.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   and cause for heat?
User :   so no need to go for any pregnancy test?
Doctor :   Body temperature is a measure of body metabolism and its difficult to conclude the cause for short term changes in body temperature.
Doctor :   I suggest you to record the temperature with a thermometer,
User :   k
Doctor :   and if the readings are high(above 99 deg F), then you are probably having fever.
User :   well i did..but temperature is fine
User :   so there is no chance of fever
Doctor :   Yes, then its just high body metabolism that is causing the symptoms.
Doctor :   I can understand that your primary concern is if its pregnancy.
Doctor :   Since the sexual intercourse was 2 days before her usual periods, there are no chances of pregnancy.
User :   okay
Doctor :   The period ensures that what ever the products in the uterus are is expuled out.
Doctor :   Hence in no way, pregnancy can occur.
User :   yeah actually my sister in law was pregnant and still had her periods so i was worried
Doctor :   If the sexual intercourse is inbetween periods,
Doctor :   it can cause pregnancy.
Doctor :   and on certain occasions, there can be minor bleeding during early pregnancy.
User :   no it was 2 days before periods, i think the symptoms are the result of harmonal changes, and we can go for pregnancy home lit test as well
Doctor :   However, as you reported that the sexual intercourse was a few days before her routine period, it is unlikely that such an act will result in pregnancy.
Doctor :   If you are still doubtful, then
Doctor :   you can get pregnancy test.
User :   yeah ..
Doctor :   Pregnancy test will be more informative, if done atleast 2 - 3 weeks after the sexual intercourse.
User :   these unusal symptoms are bothering me
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yeah
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   is it beneficial to have pregnancy home test now?
User :   3 weeks are over?
Doctor :   Pregnancy test looks at HCG levels in the urine, which can be seen during pregnancy after 2-3 weeks.
User :   k
Doctor :   Test done after 2-3 weeks will have less false reports.
Doctor :   You can opt for the urine pregnancy test.
Doctor :   The chance of this test showing positive report is unlikely.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
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