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Had partially unprotected sex. Had periods. Chances of pregnancy?

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Me & my husband were fooling around.. he juz inserted once for 5seconds as it was 1st time i couldnt bear pain he took it out... he did pre ejaculate... and very next day my periods started... what are the chances of me becoming pregnant...If yes... Then when should i take pregnancy kit test..right then or after periods???
Posted Mon, 26 Aug 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Mohammed Kappan 32 minutes later

Thanks for the query.

I had gone through your concern. The fact that you had a menstrual period after the intercourse, rules out pregnancy. The chance of you being pregnant, due to this particular act, is nil.

Hope that answers your query. Let me know if I can help you further.

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Follow-up: Had partially unprotected sex. Had periods. Chances of pregnancy? 43 hours later
but i have read articles that you might conceive 1 day before periods and sometime you get to know after 2 months. What i should do?
Answered by Dr. Mohammed Kappan 9 minutes later

Thanks for the follow up.

Please do not worry. It is impossible that you are conceiving, as you had your periods after the said history. In simple terms, periods occur only if you are not pregnant. In other words, periods is 'weeping o the womb, as it could not get pregnant'.

As your query goes, it may happen that a person may conceive one day prior to her 'expected' periods. But, in that case, if she conceives, then she would not get her periods. Hope that clarifies.

In your case, you need not do anything. Only thing you have to do is, not to worry.

Hope I had been able to convey the intended advice. let me know if I can assist you further.

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Follow-up: Had partially unprotected sex. Had periods. Chances of pregnancy? 48 hours later
sorry to ask again but i have read on internet that its quite possible to get pregnant... in few common cases that you dont get to know till 2-3 months and periods happens..and 3rd month you get to know that you are pregnant... I cant take sucha big risk.. i juz finished my 5th day today... shud i take any test to confirm or i will get to know only after few weeks...if yes when is the right time?? we both r not ready for this and the though of getting pregnant itself is making me psyche... plz help me doctor... or those coloums what m reading are fake??? what shud i do
Answered by Dr. Mohammed Kappan 10 hours later

According to the science we learn,
- Pregnancy and menstrual periods does not take place together.
- Menstruation takes place only if there is no viable pregnancy.

Every month the womb gets ready for getting pregnant. In case there is no implantation (Process of fertilized ovum getting attached to the womb), then the womb sheds its upper layers, which were prepared for pregnancy. This is called menstrual periods.

Since you had periods, there is no reason to worry at all. Still, if you are in doubt, you can get your pregnancy test done by using a pregnancy kit available at pharmacies. It is usually done if one misses her periods. Since you didn't miss your periods, it is not required. Still, you can check it any time. You can also do a blood test to ascertain that you are not pregnant - Serum HCG. Please check the following medical site.

Another way to know whether you are pregnant is by getting an ultrasonography of the abdomen done. That would ensure the situation.

Hope this helps you calm your mind.

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