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Can u get pregnant if you have your period

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Dr. Elizabeth Reynoso
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Unprotected sex: Technically unprotected sex always puts you at risk for pregnancy. However if you had sex and then got your period the following day you are most like... Read More

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Unlikely: Unlikely if you are really having your period. You can have irregular menses, and be ovulating, therefore, can get pregnat. Keep a good menses diar... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Menarche?: If you have never had menarche - you should be pregnant. Is the person in question a child, pre-teen or teenager? If in that age group, hopefully the... Read More
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Possible: Unlikely; but, as i always say in medicine anything is possible. The key indicator of pregnancy potential here is ovulation. Generally, regular cycl... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Not likely: If you have regular cycles you can only get pregnant around mid cycle (about 14 days before the next period should start). If you have irregular perio... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Unlikley: Depends on the cycle length. Sperm could potentially be viable and effective for up to 6 days inside the body. If a woman has a cycle length of 21 d... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Take a test : Anyone having intercourse without birth control or condoms may get pregnant. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Very Unlikely: to get pregnant while on your period. But as they say nothing is impossible.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
No: When your tubes are tied you can't get pregnant. However tying the tubes does not stop periods. Even after the tubes are tied you will continue to hav... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Possibly: Obtain a home pregnancy test. They turn positive at about the time you'd be ready to start your next expected period. If negative, repeat in 1 week a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, you can: Yes, you can get pregnant when your period is "late". That particular cycle may have had delayed ovulation which would delay the menses and allow pre... Read More

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