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5 days late, what can i do to avoid pregnancy now?

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hello Doctor,

i am an 24 years women recently i got married. currently i am 5 days late on my periods and have some white fluid discharging. me and my hubby had unprotected sex (in my periods days 3 or 4 day of my period) about almost a month ago, he discharged sperm inside me. my last periods were also not proper and after we had sex that also stopped. I have done my pregnancy tests (strip after 3weeks and blood after 2 week) but they were negative.

now i am really confuse what to do? whether i m pregnant or not because we don't want baby now. it like we are currently unstable and having a child is a big responsibility.

please advice what can i do to avoid pregnancy now.

your cooperation and prompt reply will be highly appreciated.



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replied March 11th, 2014
Birth Control Answer A46251
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Being sexually active or having sexual contact/intercourse just before periods, or during your periods/menstrual bleeding usually does not result in pregnancy, (as the chances of egg being present in your system is nil during menstrual bleeding), hence pregnancy chances can be ruled out. Variation of 5-10 days in menstrual cycle length is considered to be normal. Wait and watch for your periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). If pregnancy gets ruled out, and if you are not ready for pregnancy, but intend to remain sexually active, you should consider visiting your gynecologist to get started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after your periods). Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.

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