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I had unprotected sex the 23rd and got my period the 24th, 25th, and the 26th. I had a regular flow until the 26th, where my flow just stopped midday like a faucet. This has never happened to me before, my period has always decreased in flow until I've had just brown discharge. I've never gone from a regular flow to no flow just like that. I ovulated earlier in the month, the 9th. Could I have gotten pregnant?

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replied October 30th, 2013
Menstruation Answer A45060
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Having intercourse closer to expected period date can alter hormonal levels and cause period pattern abnormalities, sometimes, even delay your period, or precipitate your period early due to orgasm. 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 around/during menstrual bleeding). Wait and watch for your next periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If pregnancy gets ruled out, and if you are not ready for pregnancy, but intend to remain sexually active, you should consider being regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact if not ready for pregnancy. 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.
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