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Can I be pregnant ?

By Anonymous January 9, 2016 - 2:36am
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Hello, 4 days ago I had unprotected sex which was also a day after my period. When having sex there was blood which I didn't think anything of it because it was the day after my period. But now it's 4 days later and I'm spotting. I don't understand why. Please help.

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Hello, it's been about a week now and I'm still getting spottings what do you think that can be from ? My next period is not due till about another 2 weeks or so.

January 16, 2016 - 6:08pm

Hello and welcome to EmpowHer,
As a basic rule, women can only become pregnant during ovulation. Ovulation occurs about a week after your period. In order for pregnancy to occur in your case the sperm would need to have the ability to live within the cervical fluid until ovulation in order to have a chance of fertilizing the egg. However, sperm can only live up to 5 days in the body. So, it is highly unlikely that any sperm that did happen to lodge in the cervical fluid would be alive by the time you ovulated.

With that being said, pregnancy is unlikely.
The spotting you are experiencing is common and normal after your period. It is generally not anything to worry about unless you continue to spot throughout the month.

January 9, 2016 - 11:51am
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Anonymous (reply to fchacon)

Thank you. I was a bit worried. We did the same last month and difference was there was no spotting even after a couple days. Also I was reading things online and there was quite a few saying your most fertile even a day after your period.

January 10, 2016 - 12:19pm
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