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A 18-year-old female asked about a 23-year-old female:

is it possible to have your period for five days and still be pregnant?

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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Possible but not: Likely. If concerned do a pregnancy test.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No - BUT: You could bleed for five days and possibly still be pregnant. Once you have an actual period you are no longer pregnant. Take care.

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A 19-year-old female asked:

Is it possible to get pregnant a day or two before your period?

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Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Ermananswered
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: You can only get pregnant when you are ovulating, which is normally in the middle of your cycle (usually day 14 of a 28 day cycle). However, some people ovulate at different times. Men's sperm can remain active for up to 2-3 days. With so many variations and irregularities, it is safe to assume that you could get pregnant anytime you have unprotected intercourse.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

Was physical the the 5 th day then on 21st day of period and then again 4 days before period. Could I be pregnant.?

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Dr. Gaston Moran Celayesanswered
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
It could be: If you had sex without protection (condom), you need only one time to get pregnant. If your menstrual period is late, have a home pregnancy test or go to your physician. Remember that safe sex practices prevent unplanned pregnancies and protect against stds.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is my girlfriend pregnant if her period is 12 days late?

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Dr. Garrett Garner
Obstetrics and Gynecology 9 years experience
Probably not: Just because she is late doesn't mean she is pregnant. I would have her do a test and see. It is likely that she didn't ovulate and her body hasn't triggered a cycle yet.
A 32-year-old member asked:

When can you get pregnant after your period if it was 5 days ago?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Ovulation : You can get pregnant anytime as trying to time interourse to avoid ovulation days is very unreliable. The optimal time to get pregnant is when you ovulate which is 14 days before your next period.
A 45-year-old member asked:

I am worried about can u get pregnant when on your period first day?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: You can't have your period while pregnant, but you can bleed while pregnant. Up to 30% of pregnant women will bleed at the time of their expected period because of implantation bleeding. This is bleeding due to the baby attaching to the wall of the womb. The mother often mistates this for her period.

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