Safe Period

Safe period refers to particular days in the women's menstrual cycle when it is safe to have unprotected sex without carrying a great chance of conception. It is possible to calculate the safe period if the lady has regular cycles.

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Can you get pregnant if you miss a pill and have sex on the same day?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a 28 day period cycle. I have been taking pills for two years. I had sex on day 4 and day 6 of my cycle. The problem is that I forgot to take one pill. What is the possibility of pregnancy here? I am worried. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have had sex on day 4 and 6 of period, then there is no chance of pregnancy as there is no ovulation. After every cycle day 1 (including the first day of period) to day 10 is safe period and that is because, there is no ovulation and hence, no ovum released. So, re...  Read Full »

What is the possibility of pregnancy with unprotected intercourse on safe days with i-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, My last period was on the 3rd of last month. Immediately, the next day, I had unprotected sex but I took a pill the next day. Later after one week (i .e, on the 11th) I experienced spotting. I am worried about whether I am pregnant. Now I am expecting my regular cycle but I am late for...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on the details you provided, if you had your periods started on 3rd, then effectively 4th is usually a safe period. So chances of pregnancy are usually less for any intercourse during your menstrual cycle, but very rarely it can happen too. I would also like to...  Read Full »

What is the right time to have sex to prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor. I feel embarrassed for asking this, but I see lots of different opinions on this. Are the first five to ten days when the period starts a safer time to prevent pregnancy? Is it less likely to get pregnant? Someone told me it was most fertile. I was also having sex with clothes on, I w...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fertile period depends totally on the length of your menstrual cycles. If you have a constant 28 days cycles, the most fertile days would be between Day 12 to Day 18 of your cycles. So normally, the egg release or the ovulation happens 14 days prior to your upcom...  Read Full »

How to avoid pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex and took I-pill the next morning within 10 hours. After three days, I bled and it lasted for three days. Also, I had my periods the next month, which lasted for seven days. I am a bit worried whether there is still any chance to get pregnant. Please let me know. Than...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your chance of getting pregnant after two consecutive menstrual cycles is negligible and impossible. To the best of my professional knowledge, I can assure that you shall not be pregnant. A token of advice to you is if you have regular 25 to 32 day cycle, then you may ...  Read Full »

How to prevent pregnancy other than using condoms and pills?

Query: Hi doctor, I am going to get married in four months. We want to know whether there is any other way to avoid pregnancy other than using condoms or taking pills. I have seen somewhere on the internet that if we do intercourse for some particular period, then pregnancy can be avoided. Is it true? If ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are right in saying that there are other methods of birth control and called calendar method. For a woman, who have 35 days cycle, between 15 to 27 day is unsafe. In case she has irregular periods, then it becomes very tricky. The calendar method is somewhat unsafe wh...  Read Full »

Why am I getting mid-cycle spotting?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been getting mid menstrual cycle spotting. Is it normal?  Read Full »


Dr. Jyoti Gupta

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mid-cycle spotting is normal. There is nothing to worry. If it is associated with intermenstrual bleed, then you need to see a gynecologist who can examine you and rule out any infection. For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist o...  Read Full »

Will I-pill mess up my menstrual cycle?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex two days before my periods due date and consumed an I-pill within 24 hours. Now my period is five days late. I have tested using a home pregnancy kit and the result was negative. I am getting a clear vaginal discharge. What are the chances of me being pregnant? Shoul...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Two days before your periods is a safe period. There is no need of an I-pill (contraceptive pill) too. You can wait for normal periods to come. The delay is because of I-pill only.  For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologi...  Read Full »

Can frequent use of I-pill have any side effects?

Query: Hi doctor, Today is the last day of my periods. Last night, I consumed alcohol and had unprotected sex. I took an I-pill at around 11 AM today. However, I had been vomiting due to nausea at around 2 PM in the afternoon. Should I have to take another pill now? Or would the first one have been effecti...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no need to take another I-pill (Levonorgestrel hormone) as it gets dissolved and absorbed within an hour. However, the nausea and vomiting are due to the high progesterone effect of the I-pill. Now, you need to wait for a withdrawal bleed. Since you just had pe...  Read Full »

Why did I not get my periods after having sex for the first time?

Query: Hi doctor, I had intercourse for the first time on 10th without any ejaculation due to pain. Next day, there was bleeding. My periods were due on 13th and I had some clear blood spotting during urination with back pain. But, I did not have periods. I also had some spotting while urination on the 17t...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope your periods are regular and will be there for minimum three to four days. If your expected date of menses was on 13th, then you were on a safe date (10th) and no chance of pregnancy. Spotting could be from minor tears of hymen as it was for the first time. If you ...  Read Full »

Can pregnancy cause frequent urination and clots in urine?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex on the second day of my period, then my bleeding stopped. After five days, I had a pregnancy test and it was negative. But, now I am having frequent urination with burns and sometimes a single clot in urine. Am I pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, you are not pregnant. You had sex on the second day, which was anyhow your safe period. But, there are high chances that you developed a possible urinary tract infection following intercourse as menstrual blood is a good culture medium for bacteria acquired throug...  Read Full »

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