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Is it normal to be having unprotected sex for overcame year and not get pregnant. And since last month I have had my period 2 and 3 times a month last month I started on a Sunday and then ended on the following Monday then 4 days latter I came on for another 4-5 days and then the last of the month I came on for 5-6 days I stopped may the 2nd then 2 weeks after I came on for a week and then a week after (started yesterday) I started again and I was having a weird pain in one spot it was almost like something was pushing on that spot but from the in side and at one point I had what I considered a really bad period cramp where I could hardly stand

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replied June 2nd, 2012
Menstruation Answer A35610
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In normally fertile couples, there is a 20 percent chance of getting pregnant each cycle. About 85 percent of women who have sex without using birth control will get pregnant within one year.

Chances of conception are much higher when you have sex near the time of ovulation. This means you must have sexual intercourse during the period spanning one to two days before ovulation to about 24 hours afterward.

Most women, usually have a regular menstrual cycle of 28 -34 days.

The most common causes of irregular cycles are Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and Dysfunctional uterine bleeding. The underlying cause is abnormal hormone secretion by the ovaries or the pituitary gland. This results in anovulatory cycles where there is no ovulation and hence this may result in lack of conception and pregnancy.

PCOD ( polycystic ovarian disease) is one of the commonest causes of infertility. Patients have multiple small cysts in their ovaries that occur when the regular changes of a normal menstrual cycle are disrupted. The ovary is enlarged; and it produces persistently elevated amounts of androgen and estrogenic hormones , which set up a vicious cycle. This excess, along with the absence of ovulation, may cause infertility.

You might consult with your doctors who can examine you and get tests including ultrasound of the ovaries. If needed your doctors can prescribe you medications including estrogen and progesterone hormones which taken in a cyclical manner help to regularize the pattern and duration of menstrual cycles. Once this is achieved proper ovulation can be achieved and hence it may help in conception and a successful pregnancy.

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