Fertile Period

The days in the menstrual cycle, when a woman is most likely to get pregnant is called the fertile period. Sperm can fertilize an egg for 12 to 24 hours after it is released from the ovaries, that is after ovulation, which occurs around the 14 th day. So the fertile period is from day 11 to 16.

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Can I get pregnant if I have unprotected sex after taking the emergency pill during my ovulation time?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex yesterday and he pulled out of me. When we finished, I looked at my period tracker app and noticed that my period should come in four days and that I was ovulating. I took the morning-after pill immediately afterward. Will the pill work? What are the chances of me ge...  Read Full »


Dr. Pratik Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have taken the pill before 72 hours have passed after the act, you are safe.  Please do not worry. You are not pregnant.  Also now, your periods will postpone by up to 10 days for two cycles. Thank you. For more information consult an internal medicine physic...  Read Full »

Can you help me plan my pregnancy when my menstrual cycle is regular?

Query: Hello doctor,I want to get pregnant this year. I have a 28-day cycle. My last period was on the 12th of this month. So, can you tell me what I can do to get pregnant easily and quickly?  Read Full »


Dr. Sujata Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pregnancy is a natural process. So, do not get tensed about it. Since how long have you been trying? If it has been more than 18 months, please get your partner's semen analysis done after three days of abstinence from sex. You can get a tubal patency test done. Sinc...  Read Full »

Is it possible for me to get pregnant by having intercourse after the ovulation period?

Query: Hello doctor,My partner and I had sex on the 28th of last month. We used a condom, but I still have some doubts. The expected date of my periods is on the eighth of this month and I had sex two weeks ago. But from the last two days, I have body ache and pain in my belly. Also, I am feeling sleepy d...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you are describing could also be due to the premenstrual syndrome (PMS) which is caused by the influence of the progesterone hormone post-ovulation which can mimic pregnancy to a small extent. Although you had intercourse around the time of your ovula...  Read Full »

Does having sex after 15 days of period get my girlfriend pregnant since she has not received her periods yet?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend had morning after pill and got her period a few days later. Then we had sex after 15 days of her periods and I did not ejaculate inside her but still no period. Would she be pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering that her withdrawal bleed after the morning after pill would have started, so this shall become her fresh menstrual date and if her cycles had been regular and 28-30 days cycle then by the time you had sex she would be in her fertile period or in her ovulati...  Read Full »

Is it possible to have implantation bleeding immediately after my periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I have few doubts regarding fertilization and implantation. Is it possible to have implantation bleeding after your period? Is it possible to get an egg fertilized a week before your period? Also, how long does sperm last outside of the body? Is it true that once the ejaculate has dried, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Implantation bleeding occurs only after 15 to 20 days of the period. From day 1 to day 10, it is safe period. There is no chance of pregnancy as there is no ovulation happening during this period. It is fertile period from day 12 to day 18, and there are chances of ...  Read Full »

How likely am I to get pregnant if I had sex on the day seven of my cycle?

Query: Hi doctor,I am married and sexually active. I have a regular menstrual cycle. We had unprotected intercourse after seven days of my last period. Are there chances of getting pregnant? If yes, how should we terminate it as we are not prepared for it?Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. If your periods are regular and the duration is between 21 to 35 days, then ovulation would occur between 12 to 17 days of your cycle. This is called the fertile window and is the period of maximum fertility. Seventh-day of the menstrua...  Read Full »

Would an endometrium of 7.6 mm thickness cause any problems in a future pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, Kindly review the attached scan report of my pelvis and let me know if there is anything abnormal. This scan was done today, because I had a miscarriage nine months ago and the scan after miscarriage said that 13 mm of residue is being seen. The doctor confirmed that I need not worry a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your query I understood that you have a previous history of miscarriage and a follow up scan showed a 13 mm endometrium thickness. A 13 mm endometrium thickness is borderline, which means you may or may not have required a surgical evacuation at that time. Also...  Read Full »

How to know the safe period and fertile period for intercourse to avoid pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am getting married. What are the things to be asked to the girl about periods? What is the safe time to have intercourse to avoid pregnancy? How to know the safe period and fertility period? And when should we use a condom? Thanks.   Read Full »


Dr. Sharath Kumar. C

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Fertile days for conception:Ovulation happens about 14 days before the next period starts. If the average menstrual cycle is 28 days, ovulation occurs around day 14, and the most fertile days are days 12, 13, and 14. If the average menstrual cycle is 35 days, ovulation h...  Read Full »

How to determine safe period in a menstrual cycle?

Query: Hi doctor,I am on my period. Twenty-fourth of this month, my periods started. Which is my safe period? I need to know about both the safe period and the unsafe period. I also need to know about ovulation. Kindly guide me.  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com For a 28 day cycle, every menstrual cycle is divided into: 1) Day one to five, day one is when your period starts (day one of the period). Five days post start of the period is considered to be the safest to prevent pregnancy. 2) Day 11 to 17 is considered a perio...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex this morning. Should my partner need to take a contraceptive?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected intercourse this morning. But, I am not sure whether I had ejaculated inside. Should my partner take a contraceptive? She is having PCOD. Kindly advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair. B

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If she is in her ovulation period then better to take an emergency contraceptive pill. Ovulation occurs 14 days prior to the expected menses. Imagine her periods is of 28 days then unsafe days are from 11th day of menses to 20th day. Ovulation is unpredictable as the cyc...  Read Full »

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