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ask: Hi..had intercourse on dar eight and day fourteen of cycle..ovulation around day fourteen..been having abdominal cramps since day sixteen and seventeen..what does it mean?

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Susan Cody HERWriter Guide

Hi Anon

Thanks for your post.

Since you had unprotected sex around the time of ovulation, there is a risk of pregnancy but it takes over 5 days for an actual pregnancy to occur so a couple of days after sex would be too early for symptoms. So I am not sure why you would be cramping, unless you are possibly concerned about pregnancy and these aches are coming from stress.

It's too early to tell yet but you can test for pregnancy 10-14 days after unprotected sex. What day of your cycle are on you on now?

Best,

Susan

December 16, 2013 - 11:16am
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

Hi thanks for replying !
Am on CD18 today and I am still getting this mild lower abdominal pain..not right or left but in the centre...could I have fallen pregnant when we had unprotected sex on cd8?

December 16, 2013 - 9:40pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi again!

Yes, this is possible. If you ovulate a little earlier than average, and sperm can stay alive in the body for up to five days, then you could have gotten pregnant around days 12 or 13. It's still to early to test but the possibility is there. I hope you get the result you want!

Susan

December 17, 2013 - 10:26am
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

ok thanks! will keep u posted when i test which will be in some ten days

December 18, 2013 - 4:44am
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