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Can a single incident of unprotected sex lead to pregnancy?


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Dr. Rajesh Jain

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Published At August 21, 2022
Reviewed AtJanuary 30, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex one time, and we have not done it since then. We had sex for like 10 minutes at most; I think it was around 6 minutes. Every so often, he pulled out. I do not think anything got in me. About two weeks after we had sex, I had a weird period-type incident that lasted for three days, and the fluid was completely brown, but my periods have always been abnormal and irregular. My last real period ended in June last week, and I had sex in mid-July. I have not gained any weight, but I am super worried and nervous about this. I did not take a morning-after pill because I did not feel like there was any chance that I could be pregnant. What are the chances that I am pregnant, in your opinion? Should I take a pregnancy test?

Answered by Dr. Rajesh Jain


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Do not worry; the intercourse was during the safe period. There was no deposition of semen in the vagina, so there are no chances of pregnancy. As your periods are irregular, wait for a few days for your periods or take Primolut-N (Norethisterone) one tablet twice a day for five days after consulting a specialist and with their consent. Your periods will occur within a few days of stopping Primolut-N.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

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