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Is it possible to get pregnant by having unprotected sex during periods?

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: I took an ovulation test while on my period and it was positive is it possible to be pregnant if I had sex
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Answered by Dr. Rovena Murati (35 minutes later)
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Detailed Answer:
Hello.

Welcome to Healthcare Magic.

I read carefully your query.

It is very unlikely to ovulate during your period but it is not impossible.This can happen if you have irregular periods or a shorter menstrual cycle.
Usually the ovulation happens 1 week after the period or 3-4 days after a period in women with a shorter menstrual cycle.
But ,as I said it is unlikely but not impossible,so If the ovulation happened during the period and you had unprotected intercourse in that time, pregnancy is possible.
An egg can live for 24 hours after ovulation and the sperm can live 3- 5 day in the female reproductive tract.So if you have had intercourse in the interval of 6 days (5 days before ovulation and 1 day after ovulation) there are chances of pregnancy.


Hope it helps.
Let me know if you need further help.

Kind regards,
Dr.Rovena Murati
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Rovena Murati (8 minutes later)
so when should I take a preganacy test to check
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Answered by Dr. Rovena Murati (3 minutes later)
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Hello.

You need to wait until next month and see if you will get your period on time.
The result of a home pregnancy test won't be accurate until at least 1 week after the date when your periods were supposed to come.

Take care.
Dr.Rovena
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is it possible to get pregnant by having unprotected sex during periods?

Brief Answer: detailed below. Detailed Answer: Hello. Welcome to Healthcare Magic. I read carefully your query. It is very unlikely to ovulate during your period but it is not impossible.This can happen if you have irregular periods or a shorter menstrual cycle. Usually the ovulation happens 1 week after the period or 3-4 days after a period in women with a shorter menstrual cycle. But ,as I said it is unlikely but not impossible,so If the ovulation happened during the period and you had unprotected intercourse in that time, pregnancy is possible. An egg can live for 24 hours after ovulation and the sperm can live 3- 5 day in the female reproductive tract.So if you have had intercourse in the interval of 6 days (5 days before ovulation and 1 day after ovulation) there are chances of pregnancy. Hope it helps. Let me know if you need further help. Kind regards, Dr.Rovena Murati