Sexual Intercourse

Sexually intercourse is also known as coitus or copulation. It usually refers to the insertion of the erect penis into the vagina for the purpose of sexual pleasure and reproduction. It may also refer to oral or anal sex, not involving a vagina in that case.

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I had sexual intercourse with my partner two months ago, and she missed her period. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had sexual intercourse with my girlfriend two months ago. She had missed her periods and also took an I-pill after the sex. She checked pregnancy twice with a kit, and the result was negative. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Suppose she has taken an I-pill (Levonorgestrel) after sex. Ideally, she should get a withdrawal bleed within five to seven days, indicating that she is not pregnant and safe. However, as of date, already a week has passed. She has not got...  Read Full »

After how many years of C-section can I plan my next pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I delivered my first child two months ago, with C-section. I got my first period after delivery, yesterday. My child is only on breastfeeding. I want to know when can I start exercising, light as well as proper gym in order to get back to shape. I want to know till when do we need to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As it has been more than 9 weeks post delivery already, you can start your light abdominal toning exercises if your pain has completely subsided. Generally, we tell the mother to avoid exercising for 6 weeks till strength is achieved over the c-section scar. Do not l...  Read Full »

Kindly help me know the reason for my pain and difficulty during penetration.

Query: Hi doctor, During intercourse, we faced difficulty in penetration though I lost my virginity. After so many tries, we finally had full penetration, but it was severely painful. After my last sexual intercourse, I started having slight bleeding that did not stop for a whole month. I would like to kno...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. There can be multiple causes for painful intercourse. 1) Intercourse for the first time will be painful because of the hymen tear, and some bleeding may occur due to hymen rupture. 2) The bleeding may be repeated for the next two to thre...  Read Full »

I want to know whether making love during pregnancy will hurt my baby.

Query: Hi doctor, I am in my 9th week of pregnancy. My husband was out for a month and has returned now. Both of us feel like getting intimate. Since this is my first pregnancy and I have not completed the first trimester, I wanted to know whether making love could hurt my baby. Should we avoid intercourse...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your doubt is justified. It is recommended that intercourse should not be practised till the 16th week of gestation to avoid any chances of threatened miscarriage. I feel there are other ways to express emotions and intercourse should be avoided during the early f...  Read Full »

Can unprotected intercourse on sixth day of periods lead to pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I need to know that having unprotected intercourse in the sixth day of the periods lead to pregnancy and also took I-pill within 24 hours. And after a week got bleeding which is persistent for three days now, had cramps the first day of the bleeding and far nothing but little bleeding ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is the withdrawal bleeding and it indicates that you have not conceived. You may however get a urine pregnancy test done after seven days now to be doubly sure. The date hence to be calculated from is from day one of your withdrawal bleed. For more information ...  Read Full »

I am trying to conceive, and I am late by four days. What to do next?

Query: Hello doctor, I am trying to conceive since seven months. I am on medication for the past one month (Dydrogesterone tablets, Pyridoxine hydrochloride and Folic acid). This month I have not yet got my period and it is four days late by today. I just got a light brown drop on third day of missed perio...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern completely here with regards to inability to conceive. The fact that you have just missed your menses by four days, usually the urine pregnancy test is not conclusive till eight days post missed periods. Go for a serum beta-hCG test....  Read Full »

After a natural vaginal miscarriage, when is it safe to have sex?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife had a miscarriage at 22 weeks. It was our first baby. Evacuation was normal delivery. After how long can we have sex? She has completed her two periods. Please guide.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After a natural vaginal miscarriage, the uterus generally takes around three months to return back to its pre-pregnant state. However, the bleeding usually stops in a week. So, it is advised that pregnancy should not be planned any time before a gap of next th...  Read Full »

Can sex on the fourth day of periods result in pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex on the 4th day of periods and took i-pill after 69th hour. Is there any chance to get pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are no chances of pregnancy as you had sex on the 4th day of your cycle and you were in your safe period when ovulation would not have taken place and hence no chances of conception or fertilization. Moreover you have taken an i-pill as well within 72 ho...  Read Full »

There is increase in breast size after sexual intercourse. Does it mean pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had protected sex with my fiancee a month back. She had her periods till three days before the intercourse. We used protection but I still want to rule out any chance of her getting pregnant as I may have left a drop of semen inside her but chances are less. She complained about a l...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. She is unlikely to be pregnant as she was in her safe period, day 7 of her cycle when ovulation has still not occurred, so no chances of pregnancy even if there would have been an ejaculation. You may conclusively rule out pregnancy as on date with a serum beta hCG t...  Read Full »

Burning Sensation in Vagina After Sex

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently pregnant and still used to have sex with my husband. After sex, there is a burning sensation in my vagina that last for minutes to hours. The thing is, it only happens after he ejaculates inside me. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for choosing this platform. There is a possibility that due to inadequate lubrication there occurs local vaginal abrasions. After ejaculation the abrasions in vagina start burning¬†and itching till you clean yourself up. Secondly, there is a possibility of a lik...  Read Full »

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