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Can there be pregnancy without semen entering a woman?

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Published At April 1, 2016
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I had unprotected intercourse with my fiance in the first week of last month and she had an emergency contraceptive within 3 hours. The month end she had little spotting. Is that an issue? Her period was expected on the same day, but she did not get bleeding. I did not discharge the semen inside her. Is she pregnant?


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There is a rather negligible chance that she is pregnant after taking emergency contraceptive pills because these are very effective. Spotting can be due to hormonal imbalance. It is a common side effect of pills but they will go away. Sometimes they can accompany during whole menstruation time of five days. You should be concerned if they continue for more than two to three days or there is no period within 10 days of her due date. I would suggest you to consult a gynecologist and have her pregnancy test done by urine examination or by ultrasound to rule out pregnancy. Do not depend on pills after every intercourse. Because, it can lead to serious problems later in her life like ectopic pregnancy, dysmenorrhea, etc.

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

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit
Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Internal Medicine

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