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Can you get pregnant the day before your period even if you used a condom? Pregnancy question

Can you get pregnant the day before your period even if you used a condom? Pregnancy question

The : The odds of this happening are pretty low, but nonetheless it is not an impossibility. If for some reason your cycle was off that month and you ovulated later than you thought and/or there was condom failure (broken or slipped off); or you had foreplay without a condom and the penis was close to the vagina there could have been some semen released during this time. Like i stated previously this is a low probability situation. All the best. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Was in doxycycl for 3 weeks and finished the medication 3 days ago. On the pill as well and had sex with no condom. Pregnancy? Never missed pill

Was in doxycycl for 3 weeks and finished the medication 3 days ago. On the pill as well and had sex with no condom. Pregnancy? Never missed pill

Increased Risk: The antibiotic can decrease the effectiveness of the pill. So even if the pill is taken properly, there is an increased risk of pregnancy during that time. If in the future, you are on antibiotics, it would be a good idea to use a back up method to prevent pregnancy. Good Luck to you. ...Read more

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We used a condom, pregnancy test came out negative, had sex 6-7 days before her period, but her period is late for 5 days. Can she still be pregnant?

We used a condom, pregnancy test came out negative, had sex 6-7 days before her period, but her period is late for 5 days. Can she still be pregnant?

Condoms, late period: Yes, she may be pregnant. Condoms are effective but not 100%. They can fail, tear, slip off, used too late, ; always check the expiration date . Check the packaging- occasionally may be very wrinkled , after having been carried in a wallet for some time( small tears in the condom might result- or tears in the packaging may lead to dehydration making tears more likely). ...Read more

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Will reusing one condom cause pregnancy?

Will reusing one condom cause pregnancy?

Not recommended: Depends on what you means by reusing. It is suggested that a fresh condom be used for every act of intercourse to avoid spillage. In general it would be difficult to reuse a condom. Therefore, pregnancy is a possiblity. ...Read more

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How effective are condoms against pregnancy?

How effective are condoms against pregnancy?

Pretty good.: Very effective if used consistently and properly. Failure rate with perfect use is about 2%. Failure rate with typical use is 20%. ...Read more

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Can a tiny pin hole in a condom cause pregnancy?

Can a tiny pin hole in a condom cause pregnancy?

Yes: A pin hole is an open door to the sperm. That is all that is necessary for the condom to fail. ...Read more

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What condoms prevent pregnancy the best?

What condoms prevent pregnancy the best?

The one that is used: There is no condom that works better than another. But ones that get used work better! also, it helps if there is no hole. Overall, condoms are not highly reliable method of birth control. ...Read more

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I'm on combo bc pills. Do I need to use condoms for pregnancy protection during placebo week?

I'm on combo bc pills. Do I need to use condoms for pregnancy protection during placebo week?

NO : As long as you have taken the bcps diligently you do not need additional protection against pregnancy during the placebo week. However you will need std protection. ...Read more

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Can dry hump 2 underwear and 2 jeans and condom cause pregnancy if the boy did ejaculate ? Took pill 12 hrs later

Can dry hump 2 underwear and 2 jeans and condom cause pregnancy if the boy  did ejaculate ? Took pill 12 hrs later

NO Chance: Perhaps given your curiosity to reach out to us you can spend fifteen minutes today learning about how babies are made, what ovulation is, and how without sperm deposited inside of the vagina there can not be any babies. You did not need emergency contraception. You had no fresh sperm inside of the vagina. ...Read more

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I'm 44 years old my period is late for 13 days had protective sex with condom took pregnancy lest one positive and 2 negative?

I'm 44 years old my period is late for 13 days had protective sex with condom took pregnancy lest one positive and 2 negative?

Blood confirmation: If there is a disagreement between home pregnancy tests you will need a blood test to confirm. False positives are more common than false negatives. ...Read more

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Can intercourse may be done without condom after pregnancy. Can girl may again pregnant till birth to first child?

One preg. at a time: Women cannot start a second pregnancy during an existing pregnancy. However, the other benefits of condoms (unrelated to preventing pregnancy) would still be there... Such as the prevention of sexually transmitted infections. ...Read more

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Does condom prevent pregnancy? My girl is not on birth control, and I am worried about that the condom maybe breaks inside here?

15% failure rate: The failure rate of condoms in typical use is 15%, meaning of 100 couples relying on condoms at the beginning of a year, 15 will be pregnant by the end of the year. Using condoms plus a spermicide (vaginal suppository, jelly, cream, film) lowers the risks of failure. Condoms can slip off or break. Couples who rely on condoms need to know about emergency contraception as well, given the 15% failure. ...Read more

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How come every time I have sex I start a mini period even when I'm not due? I'm on the pill and use condoms so pregnancy is ruled out.

How come every time I have sex I start a mini period even when I'm not due? I'm on the pill and use condoms so pregnancy is ruled out.

Bleeding: It may not be a mini-period as much as you may be getting post coital bleeding due to some internal vaginal irritation that is being caused and an inflammation ensues. You should see a GYN Dr. for an exam and they can check if there are any areas intra-vaginally that may be causing your issues. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My period is 11 days late, only had sex once during 4th week of cycle with withdrawal and condom, no pregnancy symptoms, why could I be late??

My period is 11 days late, only had sex once during 4th week of cycle with withdrawal and condom, no pregnancy symptoms, why could I be late??

Variable timing: Timing of periods is frequently quite variable. You should always be using protection if you are sexual unless you want to be a new single mother!! ...Read more

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Taking birth control had period in the middle of the pack had sex no condom..should pregnancy be a concern? I take my pills faithfully

Taking birth control had period in the middle of the pack had sex no condom..should pregnancy be a concern? I take my pills faithfully

Should be okay: sometimes, some people can get breakthrough bleeding while on their pill and they can confuse that for a period. as long as you take a pregnancy test and it is negative, you should be fine. If the bleeding keeps on happening irregularly and unpredictably, you might want to consider a different kind of birth control pill with a higher amount of estrogen. Hope that helps, good luck! ...Read more

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How helpful is a condom from preventing pregnancy?

Reliable: When used properly and exactly as directed, it is effective about 80-95% over time. It is certainly not the best method. ...Read more

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How effective are male condoms for preventing pregnancy?

How effective are male condoms for preventing pregnancy?

Safe sex: When used properly condoms have a 2% failure rate for preventing pregnancy. In careless hands, condoms can have an 18% failure rate. So used properly, condoms are very effective , but not perfect. Any time you have sex, there is some risk associated with it. Adding spermicide, a diaphragm or the pill will of course further reduce pregnancy risk. ...Read more

Condoms (Definition)

These are mostly closed end tubes of latex and occasionally other materials to cover the penis during intercourse and prevent pregnancy and disease transmission. A wise person uses them when the history of their partner is unknown. There are some available for women's use ...Read more