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How works the menstrual cycle? Can you get pregnant after fertile days?

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Holly Barth
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There is a span of a few days where you can become pregnant.
The egg survives around 24 hours after ovulation, and sperm can survive longer for up to a few days in the female. Therefore, unprotected sex a couple days before or after ovulation can lead to pregnancy under the right circumstances.

In brief: Yes

There is a span of a few days where you can become pregnant.
The egg survives around 24 hours after ovulation, and sperm can survive longer for up to a few days in the female. Therefore, unprotected sex a couple days before or after ovulation can lead to pregnancy under the right circumstances.
Holly Barth
Holly Barth
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Periods

Normal menses is 9-10 times per year (every 3- weeks), last 1-8 days.
You have period when estrogen and Progesterone drops at end of cycle (withdraw bleeding). Ovulation occur when you have a surge on 2 other hormones in midcycle. Physically you cannot tell with certainty when you have ovulation (fertile days). Short of abstinece you can always get pregnant. Your md could explain a bit more.

In brief: Periods

Normal menses is 9-10 times per year (every 3- weeks), last 1-8 days.
You have period when estrogen and Progesterone drops at end of cycle (withdraw bleeding). Ovulation occur when you have a surge on 2 other hormones in midcycle. Physically you cannot tell with certainty when you have ovulation (fertile days). Short of abstinece you can always get pregnant. Your md could explain a bit more.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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