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How can having sex right after your period can u get pregnant ?
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Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
If you truly had a period, i.
e., something that occurs 14 days after you ovulate (release an egg) and the egg is not fertilized, then you cannot get pregnant until you ovulate again. Unfortunately, 10 different women might have 10 different lengths of time from period to ovulation, although if they don't get pregnant, they will all have 14 days from ovulation to their next period.

In brief: Depends
If you truly had a period, i.
e., something that occurs 14 days after you ovulate (release an egg) and the egg is not fertilized, then you cannot get pregnant until you ovulate again. Unfortunately, 10 different women might have 10 different lengths of time from period to ovulation, although if they don't get pregnant, they will all have 14 days from ovulation to their next period.
Dr. Christopher Powers
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Dr. Nancy Durso
Sperm can live in good mucus for several days. If you have sex on day 7 (2 days after period over) and you ovulate on day 11 or 12 there could still be live sperm there to meet the egg.
Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine
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In brief: Sex after period
"generally not" the uterine lining is essentially gone after a period.
However - the only fixed timeframe in a normal menstrual cycle is from the first day of your period until 14 days - thats when ovulation occurs - that is your most fertile time - so if your periods run long - its possible that you might be close to that 14 day time - plus sperm can survive for up to 24 hours in the vagina.

In brief: Sex after period
"generally not" the uterine lining is essentially gone after a period.
However - the only fixed timeframe in a normal menstrual cycle is from the first day of your period until 14 days - thats when ovulation occurs - that is your most fertile time - so if your periods run long - its possible that you might be close to that 14 day time - plus sperm can survive for up to 24 hours in the vagina.
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Dr. Christopher Powers
I respectfully disagree. If there is a "fixed time" in a menstrual cycle, it is the 14 days from ovulation to the start of a new cycle. The time from cycle start time to ovulation can and does vary widely, but the 14 days after ovulation has very little variability. Thus, a regular 32 day cycler ovulates on the 18th day after she begins bleeding.
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