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Hi doctor, my fiancee and i had sexual intercourse 7 days ago, 2 days ago she started to have minor bleeding thinking it was her period as it is due any time but it wasn't because there was too little blood present. Is there a way this could be her implantation bleeding? we are not planning to have a baby and are of 18 years of age. I was wondering if there is a way she could be pregnant or not. The condom broke I did not ejaculate inside of her and i did pull out as soon as i notice that the condom broke. This was last wednesday today is tuesday she has been slightly bleeding for the past two days so Sunday and Monday, I'm not sure about today and she works a lot and is really scared just as i. She is scared of emergency contraceptives and so she did not take any. 

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Thank you for your query at
I understand your concern.
I need some more details before i can guide you further.
- When was her LMP. Exact date.
- How many days does her periods last normally?
- Are her cycles regular?
Once you give me the information, i will get back to you.

Patient replied :

Her last LMP was October 5th, her periods usually last about 5 days and her cycles are regular. She has i believe a 29 day cycle if not a 28

Thank you for the follow up.
Now let me explain to you, how it works. So considering her periods was on october 5th, with a regular 29 day cycle, she would have ovulated around 19th or 20th. Even if it got delayed not beyond 22nd. Since you had intercourse with her only 7 days prior, that indicates, it was way past her ovulation date and there is no chance of pregnancy or implantation bleeding. What she got was her period, no matter how scanty her bleeding was. Sometimes stress can lead to a delay, or heavy or scanty periods due to hormonal fluctuations.
So I can assure you there is nothing to worry about.
Just for your reference she is fertile in between the 8th- 20 th day of her cycle. So please have protected sex in those days. Other days even if you have unprotected sex she is not going to get pregnant, because the ovum stays viable only for a period of 12 hours. Hence we consider 14 ( 5 days either side ) to be the unsafe period.
She has her period and you have nothing to worry about.
Hope this was helpful,

Patient replied :

Just to double check what if her period started October 7th does that still apply? If I did the math correctly it would only be of my concern if her period started on the 8th is that correct? Thank you so much Dr. And sorry for bothering you it's just that we are both really worried and if a situation like that ever occurs again how early after intercourse is a pregnancy test a viable option?

Yeah if her period started around the 7th october she would have ovulated around 21st or 22nd. So still there are no chances of pregnancy.
The earliest when pregnancy can turn positive by taking a test is within 7 days.
However i reassure you, you have nothing to worry about.
But it depends if you have intercourse while she is ovulating, pregnancy can be positive even in 2 days.
So it all depends on the timing of when you're having intercourse and whether she is ovulating.

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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