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A 18-year-old female asked:

i had unprotected sex the day before my period was expected to start. i am now 3 days late, can i be pregnant?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

Its possible to get pregnant the day before your period..My period came on not normal the night before I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend.?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Deborah Clark
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Unlikely: In order to conceive you must first ovulate, then have the sperm fertilize this egg. It really depends on your menstrual cycle patterns. Do you have a menstrual cylce every 28 days like clockwork? If so, you would ovulate 14 days prior to the onset of a normal menstrual cycle. Thus, no ovulation the day before menses and no pregnancy. If cycles are irregular, ovulation can be unpredictable.
A 18-year-old member asked:

Could I get pregnant if I had unprotected sex three days before my period?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nicole Bressler
Dr. Nicole Bressler answered
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Possibly: 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.
Aurora, IL
A 20-year-old female asked:

I had unprotected sex 3 days before my period. I got my period one day late however. No chance of being pregnant right?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Probably not: If you ovulate at the usual mid-cycle time, then it's unlikely you are pregnant. If your next period is different than usual or skips, check a pregnancy test.
Aurora, IL
A 20-year-old female asked:

I had unprotected sex. 3 days later I got my period but it only lasted 3 days which is not normal. I also feel different. Can I be pregnant?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
It's possible: Probably not, but why worry? Do a urine pregnancy test. If it's negative, do another in a week. Then do something about birth control.
A member asked:

I would like to know if I am able to get pregnant this week.My period started oct 7th lasted six days.I had unprotected sex with boyfriend on 12th?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Best chance 10/15-22: I would guesstimate (if you have a regular 28-30 day cycle) that your best chance to conceive would be with unprotected vaginal intercourse between 15-22 of this month. To be more precise, you can check daily ovulation prediction kit and increase the frequency of intercourse around that time. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and good luck!

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