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Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 in Pregnancy
Question: Hi I just had a baby 3 months ago. I was using contraception (condoms) and normally my periods are on time I have a 27/28 Day cycle. I'm not breastfeeding but I haven't got my period. I am getting cramps tho. Could I be pregnant?
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Pregnancy can be there

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand the concerns.
Pregnancy can be there if the periods are delayed and cramps are there.
I will suggest you to get a urine pregnancy test done to confirm the diagnosis.
Condom can have failure.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
OBGYN
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Deepti Verma 17 minutes later
If I do a pregnancy test today will it show? It's 29th day today. Maybe I will get the periods by today or tomorrow
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 14 minutes later
Brief Answer:
wait for a week

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
It is better to wait for a week more before doing the urine pregnancy test to confirm the diagnosis.
Sometimes, the ovulation is delayed, and urine pregnancy test becomes positive only after the expected date.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Deepti Verma 18 minutes later
I wanted to ask something straight after my periods when having intercpurse we. Used protection till day 22 then after that no protection as they say after day 20 it's no more fertile days. Could u get pregnant after day 20?
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Fertile period between day 8-22

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
The fertile period is between day 8 to 22 of a normal 28 days cycle.
So, the chances of pregnancy are extremely low if the unprotected intercourse was after these days.
However, sometimes the ovulation is delayed and hence the conception can occur upto day 22-24.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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