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Is it likely to get pregnant after your period? When you've

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Hi is it likely to get pregnant after your period? When you've had unprotected sex? I started the pill on the day I had unprotected sex and I have had it for about 2 weeks but now have ran out of pills. My period was around the 26th of July
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 1 year ago.

Were you having regular periods?

When you say after your period, how many days was this from the start of your period? Thank you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm having regular periods and I can't remember exactly but it was a day after I finished my period. There was slight blood drops after but that's all.
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 1 year ago.

It would be highly unlikely for you to get pregnant the day after your period, as long as you're having regular period. You probably were a week away from ovulation.

Since you've run out of the pill, I would expect you to get a period pretty soon (might be a light one). As long as you get some bleeding a few days after stopping the pill, you know that you're not pregnant. Best wishes.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
When you say I will get bleeding a few days after the pill, do you mean my period?Also as I kept on taking the pills and one time after the 5 days it's meant to work I had unprotected sex again, am I safe from that? I took them after alsoIs it worth me doing a pregnancy test? If so how long do I wait to carry out the test?
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 1 year ago.

We would call it a withdrawal bleed, but it's like a period.

You should be protected by the pill as long as you started it within 5 days of your period starting. Otherwise, you need 7 days to be protected.

I would wait to see if you get some bleeding from going off the pill. If not, then do a pregnancy test. A test will generally be positive 2 weeks after sex if you did get pregnant.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I started the day I came off my period, so would I of still been protected?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Started the pills***
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 1 year ago.

The important part is how many days after your period starts, not days after your period. If it's a long period, you wouldn't be protected. If it's a short period, you would.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Right I understand, so as today I have stopped taking the pills there is no way I can get pregnant still?
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 1 year ago.

Since you've stopped the pills, you're no longer protected, so you could get pregnant in the future.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. As in right now there is no way? Because I read a sperm can live for 7 days?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
But as I was on the pill wouldn't it prevent from surviving? Not sure if that's the best word to use/describe sorry
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 1 year ago.

I'm not understanding. From when are you concerned about sperm survival?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm sorry for confusing you, it just my partner came instead me so I'm just wondering as I've stopped taking the pill and it's been a week since we last had intercourse, am I still protected?
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 1 year ago.

A few sperm can live 6-7 days, but there are generally not enough sperm after 2 days to cause a pregnancy. I wouldn't worry about getting pregnant from sex a week ago. It won't happen.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Omg that's such good news to hear, thank you so much! You was very helpful and have calmed me down!Thank you!!
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 1 year ago.

You're very welcome.

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