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pregnancy chances high when period is 5 days away?

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I should be getting my period In 5 days last night I had sex with my bf and he came inside of me. Are the chances high for me to get pregnant or not really since my period is just 5 days away?

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replied March 28th, 2012
Sexual Health - Women Answer A33306
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You are usually protected in the week before your period starts, unless you have had a late ovulation. The sperms can stay alive for 3-5 days if fertile mucus is present. The egg however has about 24-48 hours to get fertilized (after which it disintegrates) to result in pregnancy. If the intercourse was more than 48 hours later from your ovulation time/day, chances of pregnancy can be ruled out. Wait and watch for your periods which could be delayed due to stress and hormonal changes (from the intercourse closer to expected period time). Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance if you do not start with periods within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you develop any new symptoms, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy. 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 if you are not ready for pregnancy.
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