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Is pregnancy possible through unprotected sex during menstruation?

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Posted on Mon, 14 Dec 2015
Question: Hi my last period was on 30 october .my current period came on 21st november.
we had sex on 21 and 22 nov during periods.will i get pregnant .i m very tensed.
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Answered by Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali (30 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Pregnancy is unlikely.

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXX, Hi
Good morning.
I can understand your concern.
If you had sex during your menstrual period (it is not a fertile period) there is no chance of pregnancy.
There is nothing to worry.
Hope this answers your query.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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Follow up: Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali (32 minutes later)
hello doctor
i have two queries
1)today is the 3rd day of her period.its been 48 hrs last we had sex.so does she has to take an ipill or its not needed?or it is 100 percent safe.we wont have sex now.
2)Her periods normally happen in 32-35 days.This time it came in 22 days.is there something to worry abt her health.
please advise.
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Answered by Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
There is no need to take I Pill.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your reply.
1. There is no need to take postcoital emergency contraceptive like I Pill since you had sex during the menstruation
2. She is having irregular menstrual bleeding which could be due to some hormonal imbalance, stress or some underlying medical illness. If she continues to have irregular bleeding, she must be evaluated by a gynecologist.
Hope this answers your query.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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Follow up: Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali (13 minutes later)
Thank you for your quick response doctor.
I have 3 more questions
1)what are the safe periods if the cyle is of 22 or 26 or between 32 to 35 days
2)does coconut water and papaya help in getting periods regular?is it effective to eat during periods.please guide me
3)on many sites i read that pregnancy can happen during periods also.we will never do unprotected sex in future.please let me know it is safe in our case .she dnt have to use an ipill.i m very tensed doctor so i m again asking it.Thank you for your earlier quick replies
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Answered by Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali (12 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
There are safe periods during the menstrual cycle.

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXX, Hi
Thanks for your reply.
1. If your menstrual cycles range between 22-35 days;
The safe periods to have sex are from Day 1-7 and Day 21 to the rest of the cycle.
2. Drinking coconut water or eating Papaya are not effective in getting the periods earlier, there is not scientific evidence behind this.
3. Though the chances of pregnancy during periods are unlikely, they are not entirely absent because the sperms can survive in the body for a few days and there is a small chance that an early ovulation will cause pregnancy.
Hope this answers your query.

Kindly rate the answers if you do not have any follow up query.
Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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Is pregnancy possible through unprotected sex during menstruation?

Brief Answer: Pregnancy is unlikely. Detailed Answer: Dear XXXX, Hi Good morning. I can understand your concern. If you had sex during your menstrual period (it is not a fertile period) there is no chance of pregnancy. There is nothing to worry. Hope this answers your query.