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can u get pregnant if you have your period

A female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Reynoso
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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A member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No you do not: No you do not get your periods when you are pregnant.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: It is unlikely but still possible.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely, but...: In order to get pregnant, intercourse must occur around the time of ovulation (releasing an egg). Ovulation usually takes place about two weeks after ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Imagine: No. Imagine a fetus, smaller than a speck of dust, trying to grow in the blood in the uterus and then the blood flows out of the cervix. Where is the ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
44 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hale Dimetry
8 years experience Pharmacology
Noooooo: And it is not healthy to do so.....Prone to infections.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hale Dimetry
8 years experience Pharmacology
You dont: You dont get your period if pregnant.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Ever?: If you have never had a period, it is still theoretically possible to get pregnant, but unlikely. If you simply have irregular periods, and didn't ha ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saima Farghani
Specializes in Endocrinology
Mostly no: But sometimes there is a little bleeding in the first or second week of pregnancy after the implantation of the future fetus in the uterine wall but t ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paula Schaffer-Polakof
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sometimes: If you have a short cycle, you can ovulate right after you finish your period and thus, get pregnant.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See beow: Up to 30% of pregnant people will bleed during their expected menses due to implantation bleeding. This leads to conusion because these women may not ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Ovulation: No. One must ovulate in order to become pregnant, because the egg is absolutely essential to a pregnancy.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It : It is a long shot. All the stars would need to align. If you had your unprotected sex around the last day of menses and you still had viable sperm by ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
51 years experience Endocrinology
Very unlikely: Amenorrhea is caused by an inability of the ovaries to produce hormones. If they did start to work again ovulation could occur. If the egg gets fertil ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: No.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes you can. See doctor to go over your period.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Never say never,: Even though it would be unlikely to become pregnant at that time - you should still use protection every time if you aren't ready for pregnancy. If p ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Early pregnancy: Some people will have bleeding at the time of the missed period, though it is usually lighter than usual. This is implantation bleeding which can occu ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes : Endometriosis can cause fertility issues for some but for most it causes no problems getting pregnant
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