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Is unprotected sex on the fifth day of period safe?

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Dr. K. Shobana

Published At March 14, 2018
Reviewed AtFebruary 2, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I had unprotected sex on the fifth day of my last periods and he pulled out on time. It has been 35 days and I have not got my periods. Is there any chance of getting pregnant?

Answered by Dr. Prabha Ranjan


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I suggest you do a pregnancy test with urine pregnancy kit. If it is negative, wait for the period for at least seven to ten days. If the period does not come repeat the test and then think of taking medicine to bring period, not before that. If the pregnancy test is negative, there is no harm in waiting for the natural onset of period. In most of the cases, period comes naturally. Otherwise, you always have the option of medicine.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

I will check and get back to you. I thought the fifth day of the period is a safe time. So I neglected.

Answered by Dr. Prabha Ranjan


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Yes, it is a safe period but still, to be sure it is better to confirm once by a pregnancy test and then to wait for the period.

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

Dr. Prabha Ranjan
Dr. Prabha Ranjan

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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