Q. My period is due in three days. Is there still a chance I can get pregnant?

Answered by
Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Feb 04, 2018

Hello doctor,

Today I had unprotected sex with my partner. In just three days my period is due. He pulled out and I am sure he did not come inside me. Is there still a chance I can get pregnant? Please help.

Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli

General Medicine Internal Medicine
#

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Firstly, you need to know the safe period concept during which you can even have unprotected sex and it does not cause pregnancy, but it is for regular 28 days cycle.

A menstrual cycle is calculated from the first day of your period to the first day of the next period (1). Safe period is from day-1 to 7 and day-21 to the rest of the cycle when you can have sex without worrying about getting pregnant.

This period will not be the same for all women as it depends on the length of the menstrual cycle. The average menstrual cycle is 28 days or a little less, but if your cycle is longer than 28 days, the safe period is not reliable. It does not depend on the duration of intercourse, whether ejaculation was done at the time of the act or not.There is less chance of being pregnant but confirm that you have a regular 28-day menstruation.

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Hello doctor,

My cycle is about 27 days. Is there still a chance I can get pregnant? Even if he also pulled out too?

Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli

General Medicine Internal Medicine
#

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

If exactly you had 27 days regular menstrual cycle, then there will be no chance of getting pregnant. Even if you had unprotected sex or even ejaculation was done at the time of intercourse.

For better understanding, ovulation will occur exactly 14 days before menstruation. The fertile period will be exactly during that week of ovulation.

So, you do not need to worry much.

If you had complaints of irregular menstruation then this will not count.

Then better to go for blood investigation to confirm.

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Thank you doctor,

So if I get my period in three days does that mean I am for sure not pregnant? Or do I have to wait for the next period?

Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli

General Medicine Internal Medicine
#

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

If you had 27 days regular menstrual cycle, it comes under safe period. You will not get pregnant. There is no chance of getting pregnancy during those days. If you had an irregular menstrual cycle this will not be applicable. In that case, you can wait for next menstruation.

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