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How to calculate the days of ovulation in a menstrual cycle?

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Posted on Sat, 23 May 2015
Question: I am married.My last period was on April 16th 2015. I had unprotected sex yesterday .I want to know is there a chance for me to get pregnant.Usually period occurs between 32 to 36 days.Not a particular date every month.Whether ovulation had occurred or not.Is there any possibility for me to know whether ovulation occurred.?How many days sperm can reside in a women body?PLease give an anwser.
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Answered by Dr. Manisha Jain (33 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
emergency contraception needed

Detailed Answer:
Hello mam, thanks for trusting health care magic.
Yes there are high chances of pregnancy as this coincided with your mid cycle so in case ovulation occurred then it can form a baby.
Evidence of ovulation now can be a corpus luteum and free fluid in POD on transvaginal ultrasound.
Sperms usually persist in lower genital tract for about 72 hours and egg stays viable for 24 hours.
So in case you don't want pregnancy then you need to take emergency contraceptive pill at the earliest and avoid unprotected sexual activity in future.
Take care
Regards
Dr Manisha
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Pradeep Vitta
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Follow up: Dr. Manisha Jain (30 minutes later)
Hi thanks for your reply.
How can i know whether ovulation had occurred or not .I want pregnancy to happen.So is there anything harmful if i do sex today.Please tell is there any way to determine whether ovulation occurred or not at home .So if i had done unprotected sex yesterday till tomorrow the sperm will be active.Is it?Waiting for your reply.
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Answered by Dr. Manisha Jain (16 hours later)
Brief Answer:
good chance of pregnancy

Detailed Answer:
Hi, sorry for the delay in response.
Yes you have fair chance of pregnancy as you had intercourse on 1st march because sperms stay active in genital tract for 72 hours at least.
Intercourse on alternate days is better than doing it daily.
Now you can have progesterone levels on 23rd day of your cycle and value above 3 will be indicative of ovulation.
You can try following measures to enhance the chances of conception -
1) try to keep a pillow beneath her buttocks after sex so that gravitational force keeps the semen inside her vagina for a longer time.
2) she should not get up for at least 20-25 minutes
3) try conventional position of sex female lying down on bed
4) avoid smoking (active or passive) and alcohol.
I basically practice infertility so in case you have any questions in future I will be glad to help
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: emergency contraception needed Detailed Answer: Hello mam, thanks for trusting health care magic. Yes there are high chances of pregnancy as this coincided with your mid cycle so in case ovulation occurred then it can form a baby. Evidence of ovulation now can be a corpus luteum and free fluid in POD on transvaginal ultrasound. Sperms usually persist in lower genital tract for about 72 hours and egg stays viable for 24 hours. So in case you don't want pregnancy then you need to take emergency contraceptive pill at the earliest and avoid unprotected sexual activity in future. Take care Regards Dr Manisha