TN
A 17-year-old female asked:

Can you get pregnant if you have unprotected sex 3-4days before ovulation. and two days after it.

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Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: Sperm can survive for several days in the female's genital tract. Fertilization is possible. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
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Elk City, OK
A 18-year-old female asked:

What are the chances of getting pregnant if you have unprotected sex 2 days before ovulation and the day of ovulation?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
High: Generally about 20-25% at a young age. There is some variation but should be high.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

Can you get pregnant from unprotected sex two days before fertile window and 5 before ovulation?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Yes: Sperm can potentially survive up to 5 days or so following ejaculation, so it is possible.
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The Bronx, NY
A member asked:

Can I get pregnant from unprotected sex three days before ovulation and the day after using withdrawal method?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Sometimes yes: A woman who does not want to get pregnant can consider doing one or more of the following: stop having unprotected sex, stop having vaginal sex, buy Plan B if there was unprotected sex in the past 3 days, ask her doctor about getting an IUD placed if not already pregnant, ask her doctor for a prescription of Ella (ulipristal acetate) if there was unprotected sex in the past few days, etc...
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A 21-year-old female asked:

Can i get pregnant 2 days before ovulation with unprotected sex? And feel crampy and weird so soon?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Kirk
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Absolutely. : That day and the next are your most likely days to get pregnant. Crampy and weird symptoms are probably likely secondary to the ovulation, but the hormonal milieu goes into high gear pretty quick!
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Brooksville, FL
A 23-year-old female asked:

Unprotected sex three or four days before ovulation could i be pregnant?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: That is a "fertile time" to have sex. A urine test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant.
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A female asked:
I had unprotected sex last during my ovulation window, I did take two different sets of Ec.one within 24hrs n the other within 48hrs. Can I be pregnt?
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Pregnancy??: Chances are that taking a version of "Plan B" emergency contraception (EC) will prevent some pregnancies, but not all, since EC is not 100%. If your ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
My girlfriend and I had unprotected sex two times in a row with a 15-20 minute brake (I withdrowed and ejaculated outside both times) on the 13th day of her cycle. Calculations suggest it might be the day after ovulation. Should we worry that pregnan?
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Sure, it can happen: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
What are the chances of becoming pregnet having unprotected sex severel times 6 days before I ovulate?
Dr. Ifeoma Nnaji
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Very likely: Anytime one engages in unprotected sex, the likelihood of getting pregnant is there. The sperm can survive for several days and this could coincide wi... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
I had unprotected sex 2 days straight after ovulation. The day after and day after that is there any way I'm pegnant?
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Possibly: It is possible to conceive after having timed intercourse. Time will tell. Conception at a later age is advisable and contraceotion would be wise .
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A 19-year-old female asked:
I'm having ovulation pains in my overy area, I had unprotected sex but does this pain mean i'm not pregnet. ?
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
No: Whether you have some discomfort with ovulation, will not have any impact on if you get pregnant or not.
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