Q. Can unprotected intercourse on sixth day of periods lead to pregnancy?

Answered by
Dr. Sameer Kumar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 24, 2018 and last reviewed on: Aug 27, 2020

Hello doctor,

I need to know that having unprotected intercourse in the sixth day of the periods lead to pregnancy and also took I-pill within 24 hours. And after a week got bleeding which is persistent for three days now, had cramps the first day of the bleeding and far nothing but little bleeding is still there as it happens during the last days of the regular period. The questions are:

  1. Is there a chance of pregnancy?
  2. Is this withdrawal bleeding? If yes, then for how many days should I expect it?
  3. Which date should I calculate my period date now?
  4. Subsequently, when should I take a test for HPT?


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This is the withdrawal bleeding and it indicates that you have not conceived. You may however get a urine pregnancy test done after seven days now to be doubly sure. The date hence to be calculated from is from day one of your withdrawal bleed.

For more information consult an obstetrician ang gynaecologist online -->

Hello doctor,

Thanks for the reply. So should I take the test after seven days from the start of the withdrawal bleeding is what you suggest? Also when should I expect the next period when the withdrawal bleeding started? For how many days more the bleeding can continue as today it is very minimal like the last day of the actual periods.



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Yes, you may undertake the test after seven days of the start of your withdrawal bleed. This may last for three to five days and can be slightly heavy as you took I-pill in your proliferative phase.

Also, you may calculate your next menstrual date from the first day of withdrawal bleed and can expect next menses within a week from that date. The next menses may be delayed by a week as this is a known side effect of I-pill to cause a delay in next two to three cycles.

For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online -->

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