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possible to get pregnant? unprotected sex during periods

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i had unprotected sex during the the day i was coming on my period but did not no i was on:s, i have been feeling sick tonsils are swollen having lower stomach pains, dizziness, lower back pain, light headed, very tired,urinating more than usual..is it possible to get pregnant having unprotected sex during period as my periods are irregular. i bled for about 5 days after unprotected sex first 2 days i bled heavily and it got very light...


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replied September 3rd, 2012
Sexual Health - Women Answer A38322
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Having sexual contact or intercourse during periods or menstrual bleeding usually does not result in pregnancy, hence there was no need for emergency contraceptive use (chances of egg being present in your system is nil during menstrual bleeding). Since your menstrual cycles are irregular, it is difficult to predict your ovulation time unless you monitor your BBT (basal body temperature) and cervical mucus changes. The symptoms that you describe could suggest chances of pregnancy if your sexual contact/intercourse was during your ovulation time. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If you miss your periods, or if you get abnormal periods, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, or if the symptoms are persistent, 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, further evaluation would be done to look for the underlying cause for your symptoms and abnormal/missed periods. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the symptoms and regulate your periods. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.


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