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can you get pregnant 4 days before ovulation

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ovulation: If you have sex four days prior to ovulation you could become pregnant because viable sperm can still be in your body at the time of ovulation.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
32 years experience Bariatrics
See below: The life span of sperm after ejaculation depends on the circumstances. Sperm ejaculated into a woman's vagina can live in a woman's cervical mucus ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: It's all a matter of semantics. Unless you're using contraception, you're considered fertile as long as you ovulate regularly. However, you won't get ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: So if you are asking whether, in a month where you otherwise did not have sex, and then had sex 4 days after ovulation the answer is it is possible bu ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: I will tell my patients that an act of intercourse can result in a pregnancy 5 days later.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It is possible: To become pregnant as long there is still viable sperm when the egg is released.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
30 years experience Family Medicine
Yep: Avoiding pregnancy by trimming intercourse based on your period is not a good strategy. It is not always possible to know when you are ovulating.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Probably not: Typically you are most fertile about 12-14 days before your period. However, it is hard to tell exactly when a period is due, especially when you are ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
No, but: The window for implantation is very narrow. The egg remains fertilizable for only 12 hours or so once released. However, one cannot not always be cert ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lora Shahine
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
Your : Your most fertile day (the best day of the cycle to have intercourse) is the day before ovulation. That is why providers usually recommend having inte ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Err, maybe....: It is possible but sperm don't usually last that long.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
39 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: If you are truly four days before your menstrual cycle it is almost impossible to become pregnant.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
of course: Anyone having intercourse without birth control or condoms may get pregnant. If you want to be pregnant then good luck. If not and if intercourse was ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: You never know for sure if you might ovulate a bit early. If you did pregnancy would certainly be a possibility.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
31 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Perfect timing to get pregnant.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That would be: Very unlikely. But, use protection every time if you are not ready for pregnancy.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, its possible: Sperm can hang around for 3 days, so if you have unprotected intercourse 3 days prior to ovulation, it is still possible to get pregnant. The cha ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It is not common, but can happen. How do you know exactly when you ovulate?
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A female asked:
Dr. Ely Brand
Dr. Ely Brand answered
43 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Yes. up to 72 hrs.: Up to 3 days after ovulation, assuming you know the exact time of ovulation. Even the 4th or 5th day could be fertile due difference between symptom ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes...: The egg only hangs around < 24 hours after ovulation. If you knew the day and hour of ovulation, you could avoid pregnancy by waiting a few days. ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: That is the goal of Mother Nature when protection is not used in any form and she "surprises" people everyday with her actions in this regard.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
No, but...: 4 days after a certain ovulation is way too late, but since most women do not know for certain when ovulation is - usually its an estimate - might sti ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: you can
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