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A 20-year-old female asked:

i had sex two days and one day before ovulation. i am at thestart of the two weeks wait and i am finding it very hard to not obsess and get my hopes up. can i be pregnant?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Victor Beshay
Fertility Medicine 20 years experience
Possible: Your chances for pregnancy are highest when intercourse happens the day prior to ovulation, as well as day of ovulation. Be patient and check your pregnancy test at the time of expected menses if cycle is delayed. Good luck!
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Trust the test : Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. The best time is when you miss your period. You're 20 years old. Why such a rush?
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No way to know: We can hope with you. All the best wishes are going your way! good vibes and all. Best wishes!

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A member asked:

My husband and I had sex the day before ovulation can I get pregnant

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Sperm are viable in a female's reproductive system for up to 5 days, so sex up to that long before ovulation can still result in pregnancy.
A 27-year-old member asked:

The day I was ovulating I was goin outta town so my bf n I had sex n he came in me 5 times. Could I possibly b pregnant now? This happened last wed!?!

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Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Do a home pregnancy test. If negative, may to repeat after you miss a period.
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A 26-year-old female asked:

Can i be pregnant on my ouvlation day i had sex?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Sure you can: That's usually how it happens. On the day of ovulation or the 2 days after, sperm have the opportunity to meet up with the egg. Of course, that meeting can't happen before ovulation. Since sperm can live for several days, they can just hang around inside the fallopian tubes waiting for ovulation to happen.
New Bedford, MA
A 27-year-old female asked:

I had sex five days before ovulating could I have gotten pregnant?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine 43 years experience
Yes, but: If you are certain that you know when you ovulated then the chance of pregnancy from sex 5d earlier is low but not 0%. The day of ovulation is difficult to know for sure even with opk. Further, sperm can live in the female tubes for many days though usually 2-3 days. You need contraception unless becoming pg is not a major issue. Best wishes.
A 19-year-old female asked:

I had sex 3 days before i ovulate and one day after i ovulate could i. Be pregnant?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Barbara Coulter-Smith
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
You could be.: It will take at least 9 days for a pregnancy test to turn positive. When timing intercourse appropriately as it appears you have, there is about a 15-20% chance of pregnancy occuring. If your test is not + a week after a missed period then you probably are not pregnant. If you are not trying to become pregnant, then you need reliable contraception.

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