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Are women usually fertile the day after menstruation?
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Saurabh Bajpai
Emergency Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
After menstruation you probably are the least fertile.
Menstruation occurs when the egg is not fertilized and it is washed away with blood & little tissue. With no egg being present at a mature level for conception, it is very unlikely for you to get pregnant at this time. There are of course many other variables. Please consult your ob/gyn or pcp for more information.

In brief: No
After menstruation you probably are the least fertile.
Menstruation occurs when the egg is not fertilized and it is washed away with blood & little tissue. With no egg being present at a mature level for conception, it is very unlikely for you to get pregnant at this time. There are of course many other variables. Please consult your ob/gyn or pcp for more information.
Saurabh Bajpai
Saurabh Bajpai
Answer assisted by Saurabh Bajpai, Medical Student
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Dr. Stephen Guy
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Fertility is usually around the 14th day after the start of the period, assuming you have a 28 day cycle.
However, some women may be fertile as early as day 7 of the cycle if they have a 21 day cycle. We count menstrual cycle days as day 1 being the first day you bleed.

In brief: No
Fertility is usually around the 14th day after the start of the period, assuming you have a 28 day cycle.
However, some women may be fertile as early as day 7 of the cycle if they have a 21 day cycle. We count menstrual cycle days as day 1 being the first day you bleed.
Dr. Stephen Guy
Dr. Stephen Guy
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
A woman with regular periods usually ovulates 2 weeks after the start of a period.
That means she starts being fertile about 1 week after the end of a 5-day menstrual period (but life is not that predictable, so a woman should not try to guess what days she is fertile if she is trying not to get pregnant).

In brief: No
A woman with regular periods usually ovulates 2 weeks after the start of a period.
That means she starts being fertile about 1 week after the end of a 5-day menstrual period (but life is not that predictable, so a woman should not try to guess what days she is fertile if she is trying not to get pregnant).
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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