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Can unprotected sex a week after an abortion lead to pregnancy?

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Posted on Wed, 20 Aug 2014 in Women's Health
Question: I had a abortion about 3 weeks ago my bf didn't know so a week after my abortion which it said after seven days sex was ok to have sex me and my bf been having sex unprotected ...when should I take a pregnancy test to see if its a new pregnancy and if iam is the baby ok.
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir 48 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Its unlikely that you are pregnant.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Within seven days of abortion you won't ovulate , so you won't get pregnant.Wait for two weeks more to see if you get periods.If not then you can get tested to be sure.

Hope this helps.Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir 14 hours later
they said I'm fertile after a abortion and that I can ovulate at anytime and my period can come about 6-8 weeks ??? so now I'm confused
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir 7 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You will ovulate after first period post abortion.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Hormones levels immediately after abortion won't support ovulation..Generally after first period your cycle will stabilise and you will start ovulating.

If you want get a urine pregnancy test done, as there is no harm in doing it.

You can repeat it after two weeks if you dont get period.Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir 2 minutes later
they took a blood test today my pre test is positive
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Were blood HCG level tested?

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Were blood HCG level tested?
Was it suggested by doctor?
What was doctor's opinion about this?
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir 13 minutes later
Yes that's why they took my blood. Because if it's a new pregnancy since I had unprotected sex I can start taking pre natual pills etc. she said that woman can ovulate anytime after abortion...just like after pregnancy miscarriage etc. she said if I am pregnant since I had a early abortion my uterus will be ready to conceive again so we woll see in a few days
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir 9 hours later
Brief Answer:
Pregnancy test continues to be positive for 4weeks

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Pregnancy tests both urine and blood continues to be positive for about four weeks after abortion.So your current test are not very reliable.
Reference- http://www.gynmed.at/en/abortion/important/after

Ovulation may take upto 3-4 weeks to return after abortion so most patient patients are put on contraception after two weeks.
Reference- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC0000/

Please go through the articles.So that we can discuss this further as needed.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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