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unprotected sex five days before ovulation, pregnant?

By May 13, 2013 - 5:27pm
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Hello, I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend five days before my ovulation date. Four days after ovulation I had a very very light tinge of pink spotting (implantation spotting?) on TP when I used the rest room, haven't had anything but creamy-watery CM since that. Also, since my ovulation day I have had extremely sore breasts (the whole breast, runs to the outer sides under my armpits) and extremely sore tingly/stinging nipples. I have also been having episodes of nausea here and there but not actually throwing up. I have blue road map like veins very noticeable on my chest running down my breasts and even noticeable on my nipples. I have also been having pains in my lower right and left abdomen (quadrants)-mostly on the right side. These pains are different from AF pains or cramps. I have also been feeling very tired, and been crying randomly. I have taken multiple urine hpt's and all have so far been negative. Am I still testing too early? Could I have gotten pregnant in the five days between intercourse and ovulation??

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Hi JessicaJean

We're you pregnant?

October 20, 2015 - 11:58pm
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It would have been super helpful had you come back and told us whether you ended up being pregnant.

August 27, 2015 - 4:25pm

Hello JessicaJean,

A woman can become pregnant by having unprotected intercourse up to five days before ovulation. A man's sperm can survive in a woman's body for 3 to 5 days, and hang out and wait to fertilize the egg during ovulation.

Knowing the exact date that you ovulate isn't easy unless you are using an ovulation tracking method.

The egg stays in the Fallopian tube for about three to four days, but within 24 hours of being fertilized it starts dividing very fast into many cells. It keeps dividing as it moves slowly through the fallopian tube to the uterus. Its next job is to attach to the lining of uterus. This is called implantation.

Some women notice spotting for one or two days around the time of implantation.

Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (hCG) is a pregnancy hormone present in your blood from the time of conception. It is produced by the cells that form the placenta. This is the hormone detected in a pregnancy test.

Levels of hCG can be detected in urine about 12 to 14 days following conception. If your period for this month is late by more than 7 days, take a home pregnancy test.

I hope this information is helpful.


May 14, 2013 - 5:28am

I should also add that its been 14 days since intercourse and 9 days since ovulation.

May 13, 2013 - 5:28pm
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