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Can i get pregnant after having sex 3 days post ovulation?

By Anonymous August 23, 2016 - 7:40am
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Well my boyfriend and I had sex 3 days post ovulation and that was on august 7. I presumed i ovulated on august 4 since my period is always regular (LMP july 18-21). However, My period is already 5 days late assuming that it should have started on august 18.

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Hello there again! I got my period already this afternoon after being delayed by 7 days. I think it was delayed by stress since school started 3 weeks ago. Thank you Maryann for entertaining my questions. God bless!

August 25, 2016 - 8:55am
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Hi maryann! Thank you for your response. I took a pregnancy test early this morning and it came out negative. Are there any possible reasons that could cause delayed period?

August 24, 2016 - 9:44am
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Hi Anonymous,

Other reasons for a delayed period include high stress levels, especially during ovulation, a marked increase in physical exercise, traveling through time zones and illness, like the flu.


August 24, 2016 - 9:57am

Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to us with your concern.

Since your period is five days late, and you did have (?unprotected) sex close to ovulation, take an early response pregnancy test. For the most accurate result, test in the morning. Use the urine when you first wake up and use the bathroom.

It is not always easy to pinpoint the exact day of ovulation. A released egg can live about 24 hours. So, there could have been a chance for pregnancy. The test result will be definitive.

Keep in touch,

August 23, 2016 - 8:19am
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