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Could I be pregnant

By Anonymous November 11, 2014 - 5:24pm
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Hi I've been on leven ed for 2 yrs and my first day of cycle was on 27th October and I missed 10 days of my pill from then and had unprotected sex on the 6th,7th,8th and 9th. Just wondering if I could be pregnant? And also how soon can I do a test

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Hi thanks for your quick response :-) would it be a high or low chance of pregnancy?

November 11, 2014 - 6:49pm
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Anon - It depends on your cycle. The highest risk of pregnancy is during the second and third weeks of the menstrual cycle. While a normal cycle is considered anywhere between 21 and 35 days, the average is about 28 days.  Ovulation (the time when a woman is fertile) occurs mid month, this averages to day 14 every month give or take several days before and after. If a woman has unprotected sex around this time, she may get pregnant. A woman who has unprotected sex has about a 20% chance of pregnancy.  

To avoid pregnancy, avoid having unprotected sex between days 10 and 18 of your cycle. But remember each woman is different and pregnancy can happen anytime of the month even right after your period, since sperm can stay alive for up to five days -  so if you ovulate on day 10, you can get pregnant from having sex on day 5. There is especially true for those women with irregular cycles.

Don't you wish it was easier? :-) Hope that helps, Pam

November 11, 2014 - 7:03pm
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Anonymous (reply to Pam Ellen)

Thank you so much :-)
With the chance of pregnancy should I take pill as normal or wait

November 11, 2014 - 7:40pm


Hi Anonymous and thanks for your questions.

Anytime you  miss birth control pills and/or have unprotected sex you are at risk for pregnancy. You can take a pregnancy test around 14 days after having unprotected intercourse.

Hope that helps,


November 11, 2014 - 6:44pm
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