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ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, rhythym method, natural family planning
rhythym method, natural family planning, time of ovulation: You can only become pregnant around the time of ovulation. Since sperm can live for 12-24 hours and an egg can remain viable for 24-48 hours, you can conceive if you have sex one day prior to ovulation and up to two days after ovulation. If you have a normal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, last period, december 6th
last period, december 6th, unprotected sex: If your cycles are 26 days from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period, ovulation occurs on cycle day #12. You can ONLY become pregnant if you have unprotected sex on cycle day #11,12,13, or 14 each month. If your last period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, early pregnancy, cold feeling
early pregnancy, cold feeling, sleep at night: Numbness and tingling is not uncommon in early pregnancy and may be due to some pressure on a nerve in the area. It is not an emergency and you can wait for your appointment on January 6 to consult with your obstetrician. For now, you can use warm soaks, Tylenol,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, pregnancy test, days of the month
pregnancy test, days of the month, early afternoon: You cannot become pregnant the day before your period startes. If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. You can ONLY become pregnant on cycle day #13, 14,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, recuperation time, tail bone
recuperation time, tail bone, horrible pain: There is no way to know if your coccyx (tail bone) will cause you more pain during labor due to your previous injury. Have your doctor evaluate the coccyx. The risk and morbidity and recuperation time following a cesarean section may be worse that the discomfort...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test, first response early detection: If your last period started on January 7 and you normally have a 34-35 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) you were due for your next period on February 9 or 10. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, depo shot, pregnancy test
depo shot, pregnancy test, wks: If you got your period on December 3, January 3, and January 29, you apparently have a 28-32 day cycle and should be getting your next period between February 27 -March 1. If you do not get your period by March 7, take a pregnancy test. A cycle is considered...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, home pregnancy tests, birth control method
home pregnancy tests, birth control method, diet changes: Hi Jennifer, There could be many reasons why you are late, and pregnancy is just one of them. Without knowing your history, it is hard to say, but think about the events going on in your life right now. If there is stress, a recent move, exercise or diet...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, first signs of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy
first signs of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy, hcg tests: You may be pregnant again, you may have had twins, you may have had an incorrect pregnancy test, the test may have been done too early in the pregnancy, etc. If you are having the symptoms that you describe and you have not had a regular period, you MUST...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy, planned parenthood: WEhat was the date of the first day of your laxt period? It does not matter if you bled for one hour or 5 days. Was the date of your last period March 23 or not? If that was the first day of your bleeding, you wouldl have ovulat4ed no earlier than April 5...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy?, beta hcg, fundus of the uterus
beta hcg, fundus of the uterus, sick to my stomach: If the blood test (Beta HCG)had a value of less than 5, you are definitely not pregnant. A pelvic exam measures the height of the fundus of the uterus and we can tell if your uterus is enlarged or not. I would agree with your gyn that you are not pregnant....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, taking the pills, birth control pill
taking the pills, birth control pill, pregnancy test: You did the right thing and are well protected against pregnancy.It does not matter how often you have sex or whether you used a backup or not. By taking the pills every day, or taking two the day after missing a pill, you still will not ovulate and cannot...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, blood test for pregnancy, hunger pains
blood test for pregnancy, hunger pains, pregnancy tests: If your last period started on March 25, the only time you could have ovulated would have been on April 7 and you could have ovulated on April 6,7,8, or 9. If you had two pregnancy tests after April 28 they would be accurate. If you have not had your period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, high risk pregnancy, emergency c section
high risk pregnancy, emergency c section, pre ecclampsia: With chronic hypertension, you are considered a high risk pregnancy. It certainly could happen again but it doesn t have to. Usually, you have less of a chance of having pre-ecclampsia your second pregnancy. It may also go better next time because you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, viable pregnancy, pregnancy test
viable pregnancy, pregnancy test, last period: If the first day of your last period started on April 15, you would now be only 5 weeks 3 days pregnant. You would not be able to tell if you are pregnnt by palpation until 12 week gestation. Howwever, in spite of your last pregnancuy, a pregnancy test...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test, missing your period: A cycle is considered within normal limits, it it is 21-35 from the start ot one period to the start of the next period. When was the date of the first day of your last 3 cycles. Then I ll see whats going on. Include the first day of your last period, as...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, home pregnancy test, sore breasts
home pregnancy test, sore breasts, ocward: Ok. so I am assuming you are indeed pregnant (congratulations!) I would re test at home in a day or so, your line for positive should be darker as the days go by and the hormones build up in your urine more. As far as the breast tenderness, honestly,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, blood test for pregnancy, pregnancy test
blood test for pregnancy, pregnancy test, last period: We have to assume that your last period started on June 4 and that you conceoved on June 17. If that is true, you should n ow be 5 weeks pregnant. It is too early for a sonogram to show anything. I would take a blood test for pregnancy to confirm the pregnancy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, 18th week of pregnancy, week of pregnancy
18th week of pregnancy, week of pregnancy, due dec: A pregnancy is 40 weeks from your last period.Some months have 30 days and some have 31 days and one has 29 days. I can t tell you how far you are in months. You now (July 14) are 23 weeks pregnant (or 5 months 3 weeks).. There are 10 mmonths to a pregnancy,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, ovulation predictor kit, infertility workup
ovulation predictor kit, infertility workup, southern california usa: If you have been trying to conceive for more than 2 years and have had sex mid-cycle every month for two years, it is time to have an infertility workup by a gynecologist. I do not know of any clinics in California, but you may try any large medical center...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, home pregnancy test, vaginal area
home pregnancy test, vaginal area, menstrual period: Do you know when your last menstrual period was? Because, based on the due date you gave me, you would have conceived around May 12th or so. So, it is unlikely the guy you cheated on is the father. Sperm can only live for up to 72 hours. Good luck...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, home pregnancy test, blood test
home pregnancy test, blood test, god: Hi, yes, if you get a blood test, but day 14 would even be too early for a blood test. You could probably have a positive reading from a blood test at about day 20 or so. A home pregnancy test will not usually pick up that early though. god luck...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, ovulation kit, chances of pregnancy
ovulation kit, chances of pregnancy, ovulating: Hi Rachel, Whether a period is 2 days long, or 7 ..it makes no difference. Its still your period. Aslong as you are ovulating (Which usually takes place 14 days after the last day of your period) Then you have a wonderful chance of getting period. Maybe,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, egg implants, implantation bleeding
egg implants, implantation bleeding, early pregnancy: Hi Kim, and congrats on your pregnancy :) Actually, what you are experiencing is quite normal, so dont be alarmed. The only thing I do find strange is that you ovulated, extremely late. However, not all women ovulate according to the general 14 days,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, pregnancy test, hypothetically
pregnancy test, hypothetically, first period: Dear Trisha, If, hypothetically, you conceived on day 14, then USUALLY you would not have a normal period after that. However, many women experience what is called implantation bleeding 6-12 days after possible conception. This is often confused by women...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, home pregnancy test, nausea and fatigue
home pregnancy test, nausea and fatigue, ovulation period: Dear Tiffany, First I ll repeat what I am understanding, in case I am misunderstanding... 8/15 - Unprotected sex; 9/2-3 - Spotting; Two negative HPT and one negative blood test; 9/30 - Regular period (5 days late); 10/15 - Unprotected sex; 10/16-17 -...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy????, planned parenthood, pregnancy tests
planned parenthood, pregnancy tests, family emergency: Hi there, I have had a sudden family emergency arise, and I am unable to take the time to answer your question at this time. I have placed myself on vacation from AllExperts.com, until i am able to take the appropriate time to answers questions again. I apologize,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, ovulation discharge, prenatel
ovulation discharge, prenatel, hormonal change: Hi Nicole :) Just keep in mind, that it can keep healthy, normal couples up to a year to concieve :) The golden rule for ovulation, is that the majority ovulate on day 14 after the first day of their period. However, this isnt the goldren rule for everyone....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, home pregnancy tests, serum beta hcg
home pregnancy tests, serum beta hcg, beta hcg test: Dear Ashley, Most home pregnancy tests claim accuracy at approximately one day after a missed period. However, even that is often a bit early and I recommend waiting until the week after a full period is missed. The only way to know pretty much as soon...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, earliest signs of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy
earliest signs of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy, pregnancy question: Pregnancy does not exhibit clear, thin, discharge from the vagina. The earliest signs of pregnancy are breast tenderness, fatigue, and nausea. Clear thin watery discharge is often seen at the time of ovulation so you probably are ovulating when you see this...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, home pregnancy test, breast pains
home pregnancy test, breast pains, pregnancy hormone: Dear Liliana, I m a bit confused...if your LMP was 11/30, then I m not figuring how you are late yet. Are you meaning your LMP was 10/30 or 9/30? If so, a pregnancy test should be able to pick up the pregnancy hormone at his point. The breast tenderness...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, rare cases, unprotected sex
rare cases, unprotected sex, egg: Hi Nina :) The chances of you becomming pregnant the day after your period is very slim, however not impossible. Most ladies ovulate between day 10-20 after their period. However, in some rare cases, some ladies will release and egg within a few days after...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, miscarriage in early pregnancy, hcg levels
miscarriage in early pregnancy, hcg levels, sorry to hear about your loss: Hi Courtney :) The plancenta is where the HCG is released. Even though, it sounds like your pregnancy is not viable, the placenta is still intact. As of right now, your body is not aware of this failed pregnancy. So, it will resume as normal, and your HCG...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, ovulation kit, ovulation kits
ovulation kit, ovulation kits, irregular periods: Hi Lacey :) Its generally said that after being off birthcontrol for about 3 months, your hormones should return to normal, or shortly after. However, for some ladies, controception can having lingering effect, and its very possible that is what is going...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, cervical position, hormonal changes
cervical position, hormonal changes, sudden changes: Hi Amanda :) You have absolutely no worries at all. Cervical position can vary month to month and is not always routine. Hormonal changes, or surges are mostly responsible for sudden changes. Regardless, its absolutely no concern at all, so please dont...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, home pregnancy test, ovulation kit
home pregnancy test, ovulation kit, implantation bleeding: Hi Lena :) All though for the most part, blood tests are extremely accurate, they are not full proof. If you are pregnant, the pregnancy would be an extremely early one. I am confused with your dates however, but I beleive you are probably now a month late...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, left sided pain, regular periods
left sided pain, regular periods, fertile days: Dear Teia, If you have had regular periods every 28 days, then that tells me you are ovulating regularly. It s hard to say what the left-sided pain since having sex in 2/13 is related to. It could be something as benign as a strained or pulled muscle. ...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, genital organs, pregnancy prevention
genital organs, pregnancy prevention, barrier method: Dear Brandi, Your fertility after childbirth depends a lot upon whether or not you are breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is sort-of nature s own method of birth control. The increased prolactin that is produced while exclusively breastfeeding tends to suppress...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, diet changes, unprotected sex
diet changes, unprotected sex, implantation: Dear Ynetter, It may have been a light period. Sometimes that just happens if your hormones are a little off or if circumstances in your life are a little different - diet changes, weight loss or gain, stress, etc,... If you had unprotected sex during...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, dear emma, accurate dates
dear emma, accurate dates, exact calculation: Dear Emma, Well - 11/4/06 was a Saturday. So, the weekend before would have been 10/28-29. If she was 21 and 1/2 weeks pregnant on 3/28, by my calculation, her estimated date of conception would have been approximately 11/11. However, without knowing the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, serum beta hcg, early pregnancy symptoms
serum beta hcg, early pregnancy symptoms, glucose levels: Dear Shirley, It sounds like there may be a possibility that you may have conceived during the cycle before since you were having early pregnancy symptoms and had a lighter than normal period. The February period may have been implantation bleeding if...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy??, lining of the uterus, sex with my girlfriend
lining of the uterus, sex with my girlfriend, emergency contraception: Dear Antonio, The symptoms the she is experiencing may be related to the morning after pill itself. It can cause fatigue, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and headache. And the hormones in the pill may have caused the bleeding to begin. The morning...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy ?, irregular periods, short periods
irregular periods, short periods, first period: Dear Rachael, Yes, it can happen that women have a period while pregnant. It is not common, but it can happen - especially with the first period. Many women mistake the first period with implantation bleeding. Women who have irregular periods, unusually...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, dear arlene, hormone fluctuations
dear arlene, hormone fluctuations, stage symptoms: Dear Arlene, If you had unprotected sex during the last cycle, then you cannot dismiss the possibility of pregnancy. The bleeding you are experiencing, because it came a week early, may be implantation bleeding. Implantation bleeding typically occurs 6-12...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, sperm cells, soap and water
sperm cells, soap and water, pmsing: Dear Manny, If the majority of the ejaculate was contained within your left hand and you only used the right hand to hold the TP to dry off the ejaculate from your left hand and penis, PLUS your hands had time to air dry before ever touching her genitals...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, yeast infection, early pregnancy
yeast infection, early pregnancy, morning urine: Dear Colette, If you have had unprotected sex during the last menstrual cycle then you cannot dismiss the possibility of pregnancy. The symptoms you describe may be coincidental, due to the infection, or they could be related to early pregnancy. In order...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, efficacy rate, blood discharge
efficacy rate, blood discharge, menstural cycle: Dear Smitha, More than likely the pills which you took to postpone your period have altered your cycles a bit. The pills have hormones which are what make them work to delay the period. But our menstrual cycles are regulated by a delicate balance of those...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy??, home pregnancy tests, stopping birth control pills
home pregnancy tests, stopping birth control pills, birth control pills: Dear Danielle, My first question would be if you had qualitative blood pregnancy tests or quantitative tests. If you want to absolutely confirm/rule out pregnancy, you need to get a quantitative blood pregnancy (serum beta hCG) test. This test gives an...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, plan b emergency contraception, plan b
plan b emergency contraception, plan b, medical evidence: Dear Christina, According to the manufacturer, there is no medical evidence that Plan B emergency contraception would harm a developing baby. If you take Plan B EC accidentally after you are already pregnant, or it does not work and you become pregnant,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, delayed periods, early pregnancy
delayed periods, early pregnancy, breast tenderness: Dear Kristine, The information you have shared with me does not indicate that you are pregnant. Here s why: 1. You have not had unprotected sex. (and it sounds like you have made absolutely sure about that, which is GREAT!) 2. The two sexual encounters...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, adominal pain, antibiotic
adominal pain, antibiotic, nausea: HI K.W., it is possible it was too early for the tests to be accurate I know this is hard but wait for the next cycle and see if you miss it, it may be a hormonal flux really bad, if you miss then do another test and then see your ob again. IF nothing has...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, birth control pills, tri nessa
birth control pills, tri nessa, ortho tricyclen: If you did get your period you are not pregnant, especially if you are also taking birth control pills (any brand). If you missed a period, then you should take a pregnancy test seven days after missing your period. However, if you did not miss your period,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, stomach bug, severe stomach pain
stomach bug, severe stomach pain, pregnancy test: Possibly if you are having intercourse and if you are late. You could just have a stomach bug or something else going on. Pregnacy test are pretty accurate but not 100%. If you are late on your period and still don t start in one week test again. ...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, birth control pills, intercoarse
birth control pills, intercoarse, ejaculate: In a full ejaculate, there are around 3 million sperm. HOwever, prior to ejaculation, there are around 300,000 sperm at the tip of the penis. As he tries to withdraw his penis before ejaculating, these sperm can be milked out into the vagina and you could,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, gain pattern, brain growth
gain pattern, brain growth, three pieces: Hello Sherry. Every woman has her own wt. gain pattern. You don t need to see a gain every month, just a steady gain over several weeks and months. You need to gain a total of 30-35 pounds for safe brain growth of the baby. Now, this gain must NOT be from...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period
best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period, large breasts: If the pregnancy tests are correct and you are not pregnant, you may merely have some hormonal imbalance this month. See if you get your period next month. If not, repeat the pregnancy test and, if negative again, call your gynecologist and have your period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, ultrasound scan, routine scan
ultrasound scan, routine scan, individualized care: Hello Candace- when a woman has a period but is found to be pregnant, the flow is only for a few hours- I doubt that you were pregnant when you experienced this short period- your ultrasound scan will give you a clear answer- though I do NOT condone the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, vitro fertilization, reproductive endocrinologist
vitro fertilization, reproductive endocrinologist, tubal ligation: You can each have a reversal of the procedures that were done. I do not know the statistics of spermiogenesis after re-connecting your vas deferens. However, your wife can have the damaged portion of each tube excised and the good portion of each tube anastomosed...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, fetal heart, fatty tissue
fetal heart, fatty tissue, fetuses: Hello Annette- this varies a great deal depending on how much fatty tissue is in the mother s abdomen. With a doppler the fetal heart can be heard quite early- like about 10-12 weeks- sometimes even sooner. However, you must remember that the doppler is a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, birth control pills, pregnancy test
birth control pills, pregnancy test, accur: Hello Alicia. Urine test are very good, blood test even better. But nothing is 100%. The chances of you being pregnant and having a negative result are slim. Some women have this accur while taking birth control pills, even after being on them for years....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, billings method, least three days
billings method, least three days, possibilty: Hello Rebecca. By my calculations you should have ovulated on May 7th(14 days before your next period was due) and your intercourse days do not match up with that date. So, no, I don t think you are pregnant. By the way- very nice job of giving me all the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, pain in early pregnancy, earliest symptoms of pregnancy
pain in early pregnancy, earliest symptoms of pregnancy, nausea and fatigue: The earliest symptoms of pregnancy are breast tenderness, nausea, and fatigue. It is quite common to have severe breast pain in early pregnancy. However, if you notice a brith red color to any portion of your breast, you may have developed a mastitis and it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, ultrasound exam, sonogram
ultrasound exam, sonogram, menstrual period: Based on your last menstrual period, you should now be 13 weeks 4 days. I would need the actual date that you took the ultrasound exam to see what the error of the sonogram was at that time. However, four weeks ago you were only 9 weeks pregnant and if the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, lower back ache, cramps
lower back ache, cramps, nerve: Anytime you are concerned give your Dr. a call, your baby is counting on you. You are most likely having sciatic pain. This is normal as the baby presses on this nerve. The baby is getting bigger, and bigger and bigger, and so are you, it is alot of pressure...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, low sperm count, egg count
low sperm count, egg count, fertility test: Unfortunately you or your partner could have fertility problems. I hate telling people this, it really depresses me. Your partner could have a low sperm count or is sterile. You also could have a low egg count. I would try going to a doctor and let them...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, 6th week of pregnancy, week of pregnancy
6th week of pregnancy, week of pregnancy, appoitment: Any temperature under 100.4 F is considered normal. If you have a fever of over 101 degrees F, take Tylenol or bring it down with a cool bath or shower. The only problem with high temperatures (over 101 or 102) is the risk of preterm labor. Less than 101 will...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, birth control pills, pregnancy test
birth control pills, pregnancy test, pregnancies: Hello you don t mention how long you have been on birth control. Sometimes birth control can make your cycles act funny. This is the case often in the start of using them but can happen anytime. Are you sure you are late? Many women don t know that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, mucus plug, late pregnancy
mucus plug, late pregnancy, bloody snot: Hello Krista- you will NOT shed your whole plug at one time- if you could see the whole thing at once, you would see that it is about a half cup of material that looks like bloody snot . In late pregnancy you MAY shed some streaks of bloody mucus but the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, xenderine, trim spa
xenderine, trim spa, gut feelings: Hello Rhonda- at this point, I would suggest you ask for an amniocentesis. I will look up the drugs in my references and get back to you. Cheri. Hello again Rhonda- well, I was not able to find out very much about your particular drugs. There have not been...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, mother nature, uterus
mother nature, uterus, good reason: Hello Mel. Spotting can mean nothing OR it can mean the end of the pregnancy. I suspect your dr will do an ultrasound and that will likely give you the answer. Your embryo may have died and now your uterus is shedding the contents. Though this may seem devastating,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, abdominal muscles, baby move
abdominal muscles, baby move, great shape: Hello Joni- if this is your first pregnancy, you won t feel the baby until you are at least 18 or more likely 20 weeks along. Your protruding belly, I am sorry to tell you, is because your abdominal muscles are not in great shape. Hope that answers your question....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, 36 and two miscarriages, thyroid problem, hypothyrodism
thyroid problem, hypothyrodism, miscarriages: I see no reason why you should not become pregnant. Miscarriages occur in 15-20% of every pregnancy. There is nothing you can do to cause a miscarriage, and there is nothing you can do to prevent a miscarriage. There is nothing wrong with you even if you have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, last period
best time to take a pregnancy test, last period, one of those days: If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. YOu can only become p9regnant if you have unprotected sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16. If you do become pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, ovulation calculator, most fertile times
ovulation calculator, most fertile times, second time: Anytime you have sex you risk pregnacy. There are times in the month you are most likely to get pregnant than others. You can go to www.babycenter.com then to tools and calculators then to ovulation calculator and find out when YOUR most fertile times...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, head and shoulders, due date
head and shoulders, due date, pillows: Hello Danielle- I doubt that you can sleep on your back when your head is flat down on the bed. On your back is okay IF your head and shoulders are elevated on at least 2-3 pillows. If you experience any sense of being dizzy in this position, you must turn...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, birth control pills, blood test for pregnancy
birth control pills, blood test for pregnancy, pregnancy tests: If you have not had a period for three months, get a blood test for pregnancy. If it is less than 5, you are definitely not pregnant and will have to go to a gynecologist and take Provera 10mg twice a day for 5 days and you should get your period within 10...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, birth control pills, irregular periods
birth control pills, irregular periods, pregnancy test: If you do not getyour period by March 8, make an appointment with your gynecologist and have your period induced with Provera 10gm twice a day for 5 days and you should get your period within 10 days. At 41-42 years of age, you are still too young to be reaching...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy After 40, neural tube defects, advanced maternal age
neural tube defects, advanced maternal age, pregnancy after 40: As long as you are still having a regular period, you are probably still ovulating and can certainly become pregnant. I have many patients who have become pregnant in their late forties. There is nothing you need do. You still ovulate around cycle day #14...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy at 40, ovulation kits, fertility monitors
ovulation kits, fertility monitors, cervical fluids: Dear Elizabeth, As far as increasing the chances of getting pregnant, I ll just suggest a few helpful hints in regard to the usual way. The missionary position will get the sperm cells started DOWNward in the right direction from the very start. And...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy at 40, bacteria vaginitis, vaginal yeast infection
bacteria vaginitis, vaginal yeast infection, cervical polyps: Dear T, Bleeding/spotting after sex is not a normal occurrence and is often a symptom of another condition. Some common causes of this are: - Cervical dysplasia - precancerous changes of the epithelial cells that line the cervix. (Risk increases with multiple...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy at 40 weeks, mucus plug, mucous plug
mucus plug, mucous plug, call the doctor: Loss of the mucus plug merely means that labor will start soon. It does not mean it will be couple of hours. It can still be a few days. YOu are due in two days and can go into labor at any time. When you have contractions that occur every 6-8 minutes (from...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, fertile period, ovulating
fertile period, ovulating, true thanks: Hello again Russell. Yes, many women are more interested in sexual activity around ovulation and yes, it is because her body wants to fertilize the egg. This is no different than in any other mammal. The moodiness you refer to is so individual that it is not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, tb skin test, health card
tb skin test, health card, hair color: The TB skin test should be fine, ask the Nurse when you get it to make sure it is okay for you. Relaxers depend on who you ask really. Women use to be told not to use anything like hair color etc. while pregnant. This has since changed but you should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, bipolar cautery, prenancy test
bipolar cautery, prenancy test, tubaligation: If you had a tubal ligation, it is highly unlikely that you could become pregnant unless it was done incorrectly and they ligated the round ligament. What type of tubal ligation was done. If the tube was cauterized laparoscopically with bipolar cautery, the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Before Pregnancy, prenatal vitamins, acid folic
prenatal vitamins, acid folic, birth defects: That would be great, but you don t HAVE to. Once you decide to start trying you might want to get on them exspecially if you are not good at eating right. The main vitamin you need is folic acid. Folic Acid has been proven to help prevent birth defects....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, ferris wheel, good luck
ferris wheel, good luck, pregnancy: You should not ride them really. Something that will not jolt you around like a ferris wheel would be okay probably. Things that jolt you pose the risk of tearing the placenta area from it s wall resulting in bleeding and possible death to you and/or the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, pregnancy tests, pregnancy test
pregnancy tests, pregnancy test, unprotected sex: Normally pregnancy test will be accurate by about 1 month into the pregnancy. Sometimes over the counter tests can be inaccurate. I would suggest going to your doctor to get a urine tests. Your period could be late because you are stressing over this (or...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, blood test for pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, blood test for pregnancy, pregnancy tests: The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after you miss your period. If your period started on September 20, you would have ovulated around October 3. YOu could only have conceived if you had sex on October 2,3,4, or 5. Your period due on October...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, home pregnancy test, local doctor
home pregnancy test, local doctor, urine tests: Hello Crystal. As well as a urine test at the office-or was it a blood test?- did the dr. do an internal exam? If so, believe them- there are changes in your uterus and cervix that the dr would have been able to feel. The home urine tests need to be done with...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, signs of pregnancy, how to detect ovulation
signs of pregnancy, how to detect ovulation, enlarged breasts: Hello Molly- the signs you are looking for don t show up until you are at least 6-8 weeks along- you will not be seeing them yet. Go to a site called the Billings Method and learn in detail, how to detect ovulation- it may help you to conceive. All the best-...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, nutrasweet, phenylalanine
nutrasweet, phenylalanine, active ingredients: Aspartame and phenylalanine are the active ingredients in Nutrasweet and can be used during pregnancy without fear unless you have a lifelong sensitivity to either of them. If you did have a sensitivity to them you would know about it before now. It is safe...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, soap bar, liquid medium
soap bar, liquid medium, ridiculous question: If you fool around with your partner in the shower, and some sperm (or semen) gets on your thigh while it is wet, the sperm can (theoretically) swim into the vagina (in water) and cause you to conceive if you are at your fertile time of the month. However,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, home pregnancy tests, best time to take a pregnancy test
home pregnancy tests, best time to take a pregnancy test, first weeks of pregnancy: If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. YOu can only become pregnant if you have sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16. If you did become pregnant on one...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, birth control pills, best time to take a pregnancy test
birth control pills, best time to take a pregnancy test, excessive urination: If you are taking your birth control pills every day, you are not pregnant. When was the FIRST day of your last period. (We never want to know when the last day was). If your last menstrual period started 10/30 there was no reason to take a pregnancy test...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, abnormal pap smear, best time to take a pregnancy test
abnormal pap smear, best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest signs of pregnancy: If the first day of your period was November 3 and you normally have a 28 day cycle, you would have ovulated on November 16 and could only have conceived if you had sex on November 15, 16, 17, or 18. That would have been longer than 4 days after your period,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, vaginal delivery, sister in law
vaginal delivery, sister in law, c section: Usually, when we are contemplating a repeat cesarean section, we schedule the delivery for 38 weeks gestation, although at 36 weeks the baby is, indeed, mature enough to be delivered. However, we want to be very sure that the dates are correct and we do not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, fetal heartbeat, ovarian cyst
fetal heartbeat, ovarian cyst, menstrual cramps: So your last period was in October, not September. By now, a sonogram will show a fetus and a fetal heartbeat. If you are having severe menstrual-like cramps, you could be having a prelude to a miscarriage. Certainly, if you start to have vaginal bleeding,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy? or something else?, lower abdomen, weeks of pregnancy
lower abdomen, weeks of pregnancy, women to women: Normally you can tell a difference in your abdomenal area within 3 to 4 weeks of pregnancy. The hardness appears around 3 months though. Once it is harder and you can feel it, you are starting to grow more and you don t really do that until 3 months or...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, symptoms of pregnancy, stomach pains
symptoms of pregnancy, stomach pains, breast tenderness: If your last period started on November 26 and you are on birthy control, it is highly unlikely that you are pregnant. However, you did not mention when you started the birth control, so If you were not pretected, and you normally have 28 day cycles (from...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after 6 months Ceaserian Birth, vaginal delivery, specific foods
vaginal delivery, specific foods, cesarean section: What was the reason that you had a cesarean section? A cesarean section will not affect your health. It is merely another method of delivering your baby, if it cannot be delivered vaginally. The incision is completely healed aftger 6 weeks following the operation....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, last period
best time to take a pregnancy test, last period, one of those days: If your girlfriend usually has a 30 day cycle (from the first day of her period until the first day of her next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #16. If her last period started on January 28, she would have ovulated around February 12. She could have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, can take a pregnancy test, home test
can take a pregnancy test, home test, accurate results: First off you had sex on her most fertile day of the month so it is very likely that she is pregnant. There could have been holes in the condom that were unseen by the naked eye. It could also be that they were outdated expired. This does sound like a pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, sore breast
best time to take a pregnancy test, sore breast, last period: If you normally have a 26 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #12. You can become pregnant if you have unprotected sex on cycle day #11,12,13, or 14. If your last period started...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, last month of pregnancy, weeks pregnancy
last month of pregnancy, weeks pregnancy, hello doctor: You can safely fly throughout the pregnancy. There is no risk to the pregnancy or to the fetus with the security measures, the sonogram at the gate, or the cabin pressure. All cabins are pressurized and there is no danger. You should drink plenty of fluid...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, low hcg level, sore breast
low hcg level, sore breast, negative test: It can t really be prevented. A miscarriage is a natural happening of nature. All you can really do is make sure you stay healthy. Take pre-natal vitamins, get plenty of exercise, drop caffeine, alcohol and smoking and then hope for the best. Also, go...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, woman to woman, approximate time
woman to woman, approximate time, maternity: It varies woman to woman. Some feel they need to take off at 6 months while some actually work all the way through their pregnancy. Then there are those that quit work immediately after finding out they are expecting. For the most part women stop working...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, blood test for pregnancy, pregnancy tests
blood test for pregnancy, pregnancy tests, brown discharge: If you took two pregnancy tests and they were both negative, you are not pregnant. The spotting that you had on January 20 was probably your period (even though it stopped after a few days). This happens from time to time at your age. Don t worry about it....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, pregnancy tests, 5 months
pregnancy tests, 5 months, unprotected sex: When was the last time you had protected sex? Just because you use the pill and/or the condom it doesnt mean you couldnt have gotten pregnant. No protection is 100% perfect. It could be pregnancy but if you were 5 months along you would definately know...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, intestinal virus
best time to take a pregnancy test, intestinal virus, missing your period: If you used the patch every day (and replaced the one that fell off) there is no reason to suspect that you have become pregnant. The patch works just like the pill and prevents ovulation at mid cycle, thus preventing pregnancy. You can start the patch on...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, corpus luteum cyst, weeks gestation
corpus luteum cyst, weeks gestation, early pregnancy: Ovaries are usually located behind or right next to the uterus. Usually, we do not palpate the ovaries. However, in early pregnancy, we can usually palpate a corpus luteum cyst of one ovary, which maintains the pregnancy until the placenta is developed (at...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, good chance, abdomen
good chance, abdomen, weight gain: If you notice any type of changes in your period there is a good chance it means pregnancy. Have you had any other of the early symptoms such as: swelling and bloatedness in the abdomen or breast, fatigue, nausea? These are also signs you should look for....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, early pregnancy symptoms, vacuum aspiration
early pregnancy symptoms, vacuum aspiration, fertility specialist: You could have possibly had a miscarriage if there was some clotting. Normally there are mild to severe cramping associated with it. You should definately get it checked out by a doctor. If ti was a miscarriage they may need to use vacuum aspiration to cleanse...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, lower back ache, fetal heartbeat
lower back ache, fetal heartbeat, severe headaches: Miscarriages occur in 15-20% of every pregnancy. There is nothing you can do to cause a miscarriage and there is nothing you can do to prevent a miscarriage. Usually, when you have a miscarriage, you will start to have vaginal bleeding and cramps. As long...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, cough syrup, aspirins
cough syrup, aspirins, unborn child: Hello Kiera, Normally, if you are taking these medications as directed they should have no affect on an unborn child. However, it is still recommended that you consult your doctor incase they want you to take other doses than directed by the bottle...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, weeks of pregnancy, symptoms of pregnancy
weeks of pregnancy, symptoms of pregnancy, what are the symptoms of pregnancy: It depends on how far along you are in pregnancy, Some of the earliest symptoms include dizziness, headaches and fatigue. Those are normally the first couple of weeks of pregnancy when you are not even aware you are pregnant yet. About a month or so you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, brownish discharge, prenatal visit
brownish discharge, prenatal visit, old blood: Hello. I agree with your Dr. and your friends. I also sympathize with you a great deal. Being pregnant is very scary. Every pull or pain sends you into a kind of panic wondering if all is well. It sounds like you are fine. If your symptoms get worse...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, empty gestational sac, fetal heart rate
empty gestational sac, fetal heart rate, fetal heartbeat: If your last period started on December 6, you would now be 8 weeks 4 days gestational age. At 8 weeks, a sonogram would show a fetus and a fetal heartbeat. However, if the sonogram have not shown a fetus or a fetal heartbeat, you are either less than 6 weeks...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, empty gestational sac, transvaginal sonogram
empty gestational sac, transvaginal sonogram, vaginal suppositories: If your last period started on December 26, then when you had the sonogram on February 7, you should have been 5-6 weeks pregnant. At 5-6 weeks gestation, we often only see an empty gestational sac but no fetus or fetal heartbeat. Since your HCG values are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, early pregnancy symptoms, luetal phase
early pregnancy symptoms, luetal phase, menustral cycle: Hello, First I want to make sure you know I am not a Dr. I am a CNA (Certified Nurses Assistant) I also have read alot on many health subjects. I can not tell you if anything is wrong with you or if the pills you took has anything to do with it. I...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, ultrasound tests, cardiac motion
ultrasound tests, cardiac motion, irregular periods: At less than 10 weeks gestational age, a sonogram has an error of + or - 3 weeks. By 10-16 weeks gestation, it is the most accurate in determining gestational age. t 16-20 weeks there is an error of + or - 2 weeks. After 20 weeks gestation, the sonogram becomes...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, period pains, sixteen weeks
period pains, sixteen weeks, congrats: I doupt there is anything to worry about. Sounds like the normal aches and pains associated with pregnacy. Things are being stretched and pulled and moved to make room! If you are EVERY worried you should call your Dr. They are there to answer questions....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy?, best time to take a pregnancy test, withdrawl method
best time to take a pregnancy test, withdrawl method, menstrual period: If your girlfriend had her period two weeks ago, she is probably ovulating at this time. If she has a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of her period until the first day of her next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. She can only become pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, ultrasound at 9 weeks, heartbeat
ultrasound at 9 weeks, heartbeat, births: Normally, the risk of miscarriage in every pregnancy is 15-20%. There is nothing you can do to cause a miscarriage and there is nothing you can do to prevent a miscarriage. However, once you hear the heartbeat of the baby, the risk of miscarriage drops to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, home pregnancy test, gooey stuff
home pregnancy test, gooey stuff, pregnacy: First let me tell you white gooey stuff coming out of your belly button has NOTHING to do with being pregnant. Sounds like an infection. As far as the other symptoms, they could be from many many things other than pregnacy. If you think you might be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, home pregnancy tests, viable pregnancy
home pregnancy tests, viable pregnancy, beta hcg: If you have any doubts that you are or are not pregnant, take two blood tests for pregnancy (Beta HCG), 48 hours apart. If you are pregnant there will be a doubling of the results in 48 hours. If you feel like something is moving iinside of you, get a sonogram....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, step kids, ovulation
step kids, ovulation, having sex: As I said before, if you have a normal 28 day cycle, ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. YOu can only become pregnant if you have sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16. Try concentrating on having sex on those days, each month and you should have no problems...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, hormonal imbalance
best time to take a pregnancy test, hormonal imbalance, last period: If your last period started on April 25, you were due for your next period on May 22. If you do not get your period by this week, take a pregnancy test. If you had your period on April 25, you could not have become pregnant on April 9. If your last period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, male germ cells, length of menstrual cycle
male germ cells, length of menstrual cycle, withdrawl method: In a full ejaculation, there are 20,000,000 sperm (in one ml). However, at the tip of the penis prior to ejaculation, there have been counted 300,000 sperm. If you place the penis inside the vagina and then try to withdraw it prior to ejaculation, these sperm...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, likey, 33 years
likey, 33 years, mother in law: It is always better to have your children closer in age. It also is not a good idea to wait until you are 33 years old to try to conceive another child. However, you should not deceive your husband by stopping your pills. Discuss your wishes with your husband...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, pap smear, pregnancy pregnancy
pap smear, pregnancy pregnancy, peroid: We usually perform a PAP smean on every woman, every year. The PAP smear is usually done on the first obstetrical visit whena woman is pregnant, but may be done at any time throughout the pregnancy. Pregnancy does not interfere with the result of a PAP smear....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, extra care, bowels
extra care, bowels, estrogen: Hello Amy. We often find that our bodies behave much healthier when we are pregnant- nails grow better and stronger, hair sometimes grows faster, skin looks healthier, bowels move better, lots of things. It is very common. It s as if mother nature is taking...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy?, iron deficiency anemia, birth control pills
iron deficiency anemia, birth control pills, oral contraceptive pill: There is no injury when the umbical cord is pinched. However, if it is pinched, there may be lack of oxygen going to the fetus, causing fetal distress. This can occur if the cord if wrapped around the arm, leg, body, or neck. Usually, however, the cord is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, period cycle, fertile time
period cycle, fertile time, menstrual period: The ovary releases the egg at ovulation. This occurs about 14 days before the first day of the next menstrual period. If your cycles are regular and you can predict when the next period should start, count back about 14 days and this is the fertile time of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, toilet paper, time of the month
toilet paper, time of the month, unprotected sex: If your girlfriend got her period a week after you fooled around, she could not be pregnant. If she has a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of her period until the first day of her next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. She can only become pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, coming off the pill, birth controls
coming off the pill, birth controls, hormonal effects: This could go either way, It could just be hormonal effects from coming off the pill and I would venture to say that is it but as you know it could definately be a pregnancy. There is really no way to know until you are able to do a pregnancy or blood test....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, moist area, pregnancy test
moist area, pregnancy test, last period: If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. You can ONLY become pregnant on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16 each month. If he had his penis in your vagina or...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, carrying twins, time of ovulation
carrying twins, time of ovulation, pregnancy: Usually you will ovulate around two weeks after a miscarriage. You can become pregnant if you have sex around the time of ovulation. You should not have any problems. The fact that you had twins did not have any relationship with the miscarriage. There is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, old wives, fingernails
old wives, fingernails, birth defects: You can safely wear nail polish on your toes or on your fingernails. Enamel or color will not cause a miscarriage or any birth defects. That is not an old wives tale. It is not true at all. You can even safely color and dye your hair during pregnancy. However,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, symptoms of pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, symptoms of pregnancy, last period: If Hannah has a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of her period until the first day of her next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. Seh can ONLY become pregnant if you have unprotected sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16. If her last period started...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, home pregnancy tests, anterior pituitary gland
home pregnancy tests, anterior pituitary gland, symptom of pregnancy: If you believe you may be pregnant, the best time to perform a pregnancy test is seven days after you miss your period. If it is negative at that time, you are not pregnant. If you have some milky substance coming out of your breasts, get a prolactin level....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, gestational diabetes, pound baby
gestational diabetes, pound baby, vaginal delivery: The size of the baby is based on mostly on genetics. However, if you develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy, it can cause macrosomia (large baby). The size of the baby is not correlated with how much you gain during pregnancy. You have to eat healthy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy and Abnormal PAP, abnormal pap, precancerous cells
abnormal pap, precancerous cells, colposcopic examination: If you had a high grade squamous epithelial lesion (HSIL) on the PAP, you should have a colposcopic examination. If there is a lesion seen, a biopsy can be taken. If no lesion is seen, the biopsy can be delayed until after the baby is born. A biopsy will not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy/Abortion, elective abortion, seven days
elective abortion, seven days, june 21: Sometimes, after an elective abortion, you may have some bleeding for a few days. If you had the abortion, stopped bleeding, and then started bleeding seven days later, it is probably your next period. If it does not last longer than 10 days, you do not need...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Amniotic Bag, trickle down, amniotic fluid
trickle down, amniotic fluid, plop: If you break your water, there will be a constant leak of fluid from the vagina. It will not be a plop and, once it starts leaking, it will continue to leak. It may be a trickle down your leg, or it may be a gush of fluid, but it will not stop. I do not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after ablation, endometrial ablation, reproductive endocrinologist
endometrial ablation, reproductive endocrinologist, getting your period: If you had a tubal ligation, you will not be able to conceive unless you have it reversed. This is a major operation and can be expensive. The pregancy rate after reversal is around 60-70%. In addition, if y8ou had an endometrial ablation to control bleeding,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after ablation, heavy periods, regular periods
heavy periods, regular periods, live births: If your last period started on May 27 and the one prior to that started on April 27, then you have a 31 day cycle. You count from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period. If you have a 31 day cycle, you probably ovulate 14 days...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after an abortion, prophylactic antibiotic, lower abdominal pain
prophylactic antibiotic, lower abdominal pain, fri: Dear Daisy, Your risk of infection is much, much higher than the risk of pregnancy one day after the procedure. They give you those instructions for very valid reasons. Cervical and uterine tissue is left raw and extremely susceptible to infection. Any...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after abortion, pregnancy after abortion, time of ovulation
pregnancy after abortion, time of ovulation, having unprotected sex: Usually, after an abortion, you will ovulate around two weeks later. YOu can become pregnant if you have unprotected sex around the time of ovulation. If you have not had your period since the abortion, you should ask your doctor to induce your period for...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy age factor, fertility factor, regular periods
fertility factor, regular periods, chromosomal abnormalities: You can conceive safely until you reach menopause (around age 50). After the age of 35 it becomes more difficult to conceive. However, if you have regular periods, there is no problem. Up to the age of 30, the risk of chromosomal abnormalities (like Down...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy through the ages, vitro fertilization, elderly primigravida
vitro fertilization, elderly primigravida, earliest convenience: When I started in practice (25 years ago) we considered a woman who was having her first baby and was older than 35 years of age, to be an elderly primigravida . Nowadays, women are waiting until their careers are established before getting married or deciding...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy/Beta Hcg level, beta hcg level, gestational sac
beta hcg level, gestational sac, fetal heartbeat: If your last period started on September 9, you should have been 8 weeks pregnant last week (You should be 9 weeks pregnant now). If the sonogram last week showed only a 5 week gestational sac, then either your dates are incorrect, or you may be miscarrying....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy/Birthcontrol, regular periods, birthcontrol
regular periods, birthcontrol, pregnancy test: Hello Crystal. This is very common. You may not have regular periods for many months yet. Please do NOT try to get pregnancy until you have had three, normal periods in a ROW. Although you may be able to conceive before that, you may not be able to sustain...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Blood Test, pregnancy blood test, pink discharge
pregnancy blood test, pink discharge, folic acid supplement: Hello Pamela. The blood test is accurate 8-10 days after sex. I don t think you are pregnant- but you may have something else going on that needs to be checked out. Just in case by some miracle you ARE pregnant- be sure you are taking a daily folic acid supplement...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Blood Test, pregnancy blood test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy
pregnancy blood test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy, symptoms of pregnancy: Blood tests for pregnancy are almost 100% effective, however they must not be taken until 14-21 days after the suspected day of conception. If you took Provera and got your period on April 9, you would not have ovulated until April 22. If you did become pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy beta hcg levels, beta hcg levels, non viable pregnancy
beta hcg levels, non viable pregnancy, blighted ovum: Even though there should be a doubling of the HCG results every 48 hours, it still may be a viable pregnancy if the values are rising. There is always a risk of ectopic pregnancy when values plateau as yours do. A sonogram would help. Certainly, if a fetus...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy and birth control, estrostep birth control, stopping birth control
estrostep birth control, stopping birth control, pregnancy and birth: Jackie, It is possible to conceive right after stopping birth control, but don t be surprised if it takes a few months. It can take normal, healthy couples up to a year to conceive. Just make sure that you are having intercourse every or everyother day...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after birth, sex during your period, pregnancy test
sex during your period, pregnancy test, twin girls: There is no medical contraindication in becoming pregnant right away after delivering a baby. YOu may be very tired and it may be difficult to take care of two infants. However, a second pregnancy and delivery right after delivering a baby, is healthy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy bleeding after sex, bleeding in early pregnancy, doppler ultrasound
bleeding in early pregnancy, doppler ultrasound, pregnancy bleeding after sex: Dear Felicity, According to A Comprehensive Guide to Obstetrical Ultrasound , the viability of the fetus can be documented in the presence of vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy. A visible heartbeat could be seen and detectable by pulsed doppler ultrasound...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy blood test, best time to take a pregnancy test, pregnancy blood test
best time to take a pregnancy test, pregnancy blood test, blood test for pregnancy: If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovullation occurs on cycle day #14. You can only become pregnant if you have sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16. If you did, indeed, conceive on...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy and blood tests, serum beta hcg, type of blood test
serum beta hcg, type of blood test, hcg levels: Dear Kim, I apologize for a bit of a delay in answering - have been down with a migraine for a day and a half. It sounds as if you ve done everything correctly. A quantitative blood pregnancy test (specifically, serum beta hCG) can detect hCG levels...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy and bloody discharge, discharge in early pregnancy, beta hcg
discharge in early pregnancy, beta hcg, fetal heartbeat: As long as you are not having HEAVY vaginal bleeding along with cramping, you are probably fine. It is common to have some pinkish discharge in early pregnancy. Sometimes, you can have brownish spotting (due to old blood). If the Beta HCG is rising, it is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy and breasfeeding, chances of pregnancy, eight months
chances of pregnancy, eight months, birth control: Hi Jennifer, It is completely normal to not have a period while you are breastfeeding. However, although it can decrease your chances of pregnancy, you can still ovulate, and therfore, get pregnant. So, it is best to use another form of birth control...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy and breastfeeding, ovulation predictor kit, pregnant while breastfeeding
ovulation predictor kit, pregnant while breastfeeding, pregnancy and breastfeeding: Although breastfeeding often imparts a protection against pregnancy, it is not 100% and you can, indeed, become pregnant while breastfeeding. I would not stop nursing if you desire to continue for another seven months. If you have not had a period, it is difficult...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy & Chicken Pox, immune globulin, 20th week of pregnancy
immune globulin, 20th week of pregnancy, week of pregnancy: If you had chicken pox as a child, you are not at risk for developing it again, nor is your baby at risk. Furthermore, the only risk of chicken pox is if a pregnant woman contracts it before her 20th week of pregnancy or within 3 days of delivery. If she...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy and Childbirth, public health nurse, dawn andrews
public health nurse, dawn andrews, pregnancy and childbirth: Hi Angela, Try the lemon or orange essence prunes, the taste covers that prune taste quite well. It is the only way I will eat them. I m glad you are making sure to get into your appointments. Your prenatal visits are so important for the baby and for you....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy ,Coffee,Tylenol????, tylenol with codeine, safe during pregnancy
tylenol with codeine, safe during pregnancy, hemodynamic changes: Caffeine is found in coffee, tea, and chocolate. While it has not been found to cause any defects or abnormalities in a pregancy or to the fetus, we do not want you to have too much caffeine during pregnancy. You can have 3 cups of coffee a day, or some chocolate...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Complications, high risk pregnancy, horrible car accident
high risk pregnancy, horrible car accident, pregnancy complications: Since the reson for the preterm delivery was the car accident, it is unlikely that you will again have premature labor because it is unlikely that you will have another car accident. Therefore, you will really not be a high risk pregnancy. Certainly, you will...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Concerns, empty gestational sac, earliest symptoms of pregnancy
empty gestational sac, earliest symptoms of pregnancy, blighted ovum: If the first day of your last menstrual period was on December 31, you are now 5 weeks 6 dqys pregnant (counting from the first day of your last period). Between 5-6 weeks gestation, we only see (on sonogram) an empty gestational sac, but rarely do we see...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy/Cysts, corpus luteum cyst, best time to take a pregnancy test
corpus luteum cyst, best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period: A cyst will not interfere with a pregnancy or with a test for pregnancy. If you have pain on one side or the other, you should get a pregnancy test if you miss your next period. You did not mention when your last period started. I Can t tell when you are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after c-section, pregnancy after c section, vaginal delivery
pregnancy after c section, vaginal delivery, cesarean section: ACOG (American College of ObGyn) recommends that a woman who has had a cesarean section should not consider having a vaginal delivery (VBAC) until 18 months after the original cesarean. HOwever, if you find yourself pregnant, and the baby will be born within...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after c-section, pregnancy after c section, breech position
pregnancy after c section, breech position, cesarean section: The American College of ObGyn recommends that, if you reach term less than 18 months after a cesarean section, you should have a repeat cesarean section. However, if it is more than 18 months since the section, you can safely try for a VBAC if no other risk...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy calculation, pregnancy calculation, expected due date
pregnancy calculation, expected due date, last period: In order to determine the due date, we add seven days to the first day of her last period, and then subtract three months. Therefore, if her last period started on August 15, she is due on June 22. If her last period started on August 25, she is due oni July...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy- cervical length, obstetrical ultrasound, sexual intercourse
obstetrical ultrasound, sexual intercourse, sonogram: An obstetrical ultrasound is done the same way at all times. The cervix should be at least 3-4cm in length. If it is shortening or funneling it may be a sign of preterm labor. Until you get the sonogram, refrain from sexual intercourse, heavy lifting, or...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after classical c-section, vaginal birth after cesarean, bikini incision
vaginal birth after cesarean, bikini incision, scar tissue: Dear Jamie, As far as carrying another baby, many women who have had previous classical C-sections have gone on to carry subsequent pregnancies to full-term. There is a slight risk that the placenta could attach to the area where there is scar tissue and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy complications and VBAC, pregnancy complications, miscarrage
pregnancy complications, miscarrage, fundal height: If the cesarean was in 2004, there is no reason why you can t try for a VBAC in this pregnancy. None of the weights of your children were abnormal, even for 36-38 weeks. I have no explanation for the difficulties you had in the past (IUGR, stillbirth, SGA,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy concerns, home pregnancy tests, best time to take a pregnancy test
home pregnancy tests, best time to take a pregnancy test, ovulation kit: If you are late for your period, there is always a chance of pregnancy. If the pregnancy tests have been negative and you still have not had your period, take two blood tests for pregnancy (Beta HCG) 48 hours apart. If there is a doubling of the results un...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy concerns, sonogram results, weeks gestation
sonogram results, weeks gestation, pregnancy concerns: If we go by the first day of your last period (November 18) then you would have conceived around December 2 and would be due to have the baby on August 24. However, that works only if you always have a 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy with Diflucan and Cipro, diflucan 150, pregnant rabbits
diflucan 150, pregnant rabbits, fetal anomalies: Diflucan (fluconazole) is an antigungal agent. In studies with pregnant rabbits, abortions were noted at a dose 20-60 times the recommended human dose, but no fetal anomalies. Published experience with the use of smaller doses, such as those prescribed for...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy and Dilatation and Curretage, conclusive test, dopler
conclusive test, dopler, dilatation: HI Sarah, actually never allow anyone to intimidate you into doing anything you don t want or want. As for your case, I am not sure what happened but usually US is the most conclusive test because you can actually see what you are looking for in this case...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after Dilivery, home pregnancy test, dilivery
home pregnancy test, dilivery, body changes: Katrina, First of all, congratulations! That is so exciting. Any time you have sex that is unprotected, you run the risk of pregnancy. However, it is unlikely in this situation. If you are breastfeeding, you reduce your chances even more. I think that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy and Doctor, la leche league, league group
la leche league, league group, midwife: Hello Marla- a midwife is a very possible solution to your problem. Since I have NO idea where you live, you will have to find a midwife on your own. Try contacting the local La Leche League group- they may be able to help you. Or, go to the website for MANA-...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Due Date, pregnancy due date, sonogram
pregnancy due date, sonogram, last period: If you have a normal 28 day cycle, and your last period started on May 4, then you are due on February 11, 2006. What was the date of the sonogram? You said that you had a sonogram in March. You were not pregnant until May. Depending on when the sonogram...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy and drinking wine, fetal alcohol syndrome, third trimester of pregnancy
fetal alcohol syndrome, third trimester of pregnancy, safe during pregnancy: Years ago, we used to allow an occasional drink of wine with dinner during pregnancy. However, in recent yars, it has becme evident that we do not know how much alcohol is safe during pregnancy. For this reason, we advise that absolutely no alcohol is safe...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy duration, pregnancy duration, lunar months
pregnancy duration, lunar months, girlfreind: Hello Eric. A normal pregnancy is 10 lunar months and 9 calendar months. Midwives and doctors speak of pregnancy lasting 40 weeks- we do not use months at all for just the reason you have discovered. Get used to thinking of pregnancy as 40 weeks and nothing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy during period, best time to take a pregnancy test, dixi 35
best time to take a pregnancy test, dixi 35, lower abdomen cramps: If you have been on the pill (without missing any) for two months, it is highly unlikely that you could have concieved. If y8ou were not taking pills, and your last period started on September 17, you would have ovulated on September 30 and could have conceived...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy during period??, pregnancy during period, symptoms of pregnancy
pregnancy during period, symptoms of pregnancy, breast tenderness: You cannot become pregnant if you have sex on the second day of your period. If you have a 28 day cycle, you ovulate on cycle #14 and can only become pregnant if you have sex on cycle day #13,14,15, or 16. However, if you have had an abnormal period, or you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy and Exercise, ovulation period, aerobic exercises
ovulation period, aerobic exercises, chlomid: You can safely exercise during pregnancy, but we would rather you avoid doing aerobic exercises.If you are ovulating,and you have sex around the daus of ovulation, you certainly can become pregnant. You do not have to avoid exercise while you are trying to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy and Factor 5 Leiden, factor v leiden, calf muscle pain
factor v leiden, calf muscle pain, sore calf muscle: I have had three patients in the last year who have had many pregnancy losses and were diagnosed with Factor V Leiden. They did use Lovenox throughout the pregnancy with no untoward effects, and continued the Lovenox post partum, as well. They were followed...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy/ Fertility, first month of pregnancy, blood discharge
first month of pregnancy, blood discharge, pregnancy test: I am sorry it took me so long to answer, I have been doing the family holiday stuff. Normally nausea in a pregnancy doesnt hit until after the first month of pregnancy so a pregnancy test should pick up that your pregnant or not. However, this is not always...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy & Fibroid, lupron, hysterectomy
lupron, hysterectomy, fetus: If you have such a large fibroid (12cm) it can prevent implantation of the fetus, or it can prevent growth of the fetus or delivery of the baby (if it obstructs the outlet of the uterus). The fibroid should probably be removed (myomectomy) and then you can...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, gym, and tanning, abdominal exercises, severe burns
abdominal exercises, severe burns, tanning room: The tanning bed will have no effect on the pregnancy or on the fetus. HOwever, since there is no filter to the ultraviolet rays in a tanning room, you may possibly get severe burns if you are not careful. You can continue to work out until you lose your waist...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy help, home pregnancy tests, best time to take a pregnancy test
home pregnancy tests, best time to take a pregnancy test, ovlation: If your last period started on September 20, and you have a regular cycle, then you would have ovulated on October 3. You could only have conceived if you had sex on October 2,3,4, or 5. If you did become pregnant on one of those days, a pregnancy test would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy and hemmoroids, external hemorrhoids, second pregnancy
external hemorrhoids, second pregnancy, anusol: The external hemorrhoids will disappear a few weeks after you deliver the baby. They will not interfere with the delivery but may even become larger as you start pushing during labor. You should give them a few weeks after you deliver before doing anything...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy hormone, pregnancy hormone, surgical abortion
pregnancy hormone, surgical abortion, pregnancy loss: Dear MichaelAnne, Tell your sister congratulations on her courage and strength and that her life will get better in time. Another word of advice...document, document, document. No matter how small the incident. Document it in every possible way. As to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Issue, little swimmers, fertile time
little swimmers, fertile time, vaginal canal: Dear Sally, First let me say...(the mother in me can t resist) I m proud of you! You sound like a very responsible and thoughtful young woman. 2nd...there is no dumb question. Now for your answers - normally the most fertile time for women is approximately...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Issues, spotting in early pregnancy, progesterone levels
spotting in early pregnancy, progesterone levels, bleeding in pregnancy: Yadi, Some people can have spotting in early pregnancy, however, anytime there is bleeding in pregnancy, it is concerning. You should call your OB/GYN and have him/her do a transvaginal ultrasound to see if everything is developing normally. He/she should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Issues, best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test, implantation bleeding: Pregnancy tests are accurate, so there is absolutely no rerason to take more than one a day. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your period. You were due for your period on May 22, so the best time to take a test is on May 29....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy with IUD inserted?, iud paraguard, dizziness and nausea
iud paraguard, dizziness and nausea, spotting in between periods: Dear Sol, Heavy periods would be expected with IUD use, as is some spotting in between periods. Sometimes this will taper off with time. The symptoms you describe seem to be hormonal in nature, but Paraguard is not a hormone-releasing IUD, so a hormone...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy and IUD removal, cervical mucus, fertile window
cervical mucus, fertile window, sperm cells: Dear Pebbles, If you are worried about IUD damage, you can easily go in and request an evaluation to determine if there is any damage to your uterus which would be causing an issue with fertility. However...patience, my dear - as my mama would say. In...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after irregular period, implantation bleeding, weird period
implantation bleeding, weird period, tender breasts: Kayla, There is a chance you could be pregnant so the only sure way to know is to either test with a home pregnancy test, or follow up with your OB/GYN for bloodwork. It might not be a bad idea to follow up with him/her anyway as the bleeding/spotting...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy issue.. please help, home pregnancy tests, bleeding in pregnancy
home pregnancy tests, bleeding in pregnancy, transvaginal ultrasound: Sharon, The only true way to know if you are or were pregnant is to have your doctor send you for some bloodwork and a transvaginal ultrasound. The timing may have been right for you to get pregnant. However, bleeding in pregnancy is never normal and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy issue, early pregnancy symptoms, earliest signs of pregnancy
early pregnancy symptoms, earliest signs of pregnancy, infertility problem: We do not consider a woman to have an infertility problem until she has been actively trying to conceive for, at least, 12 consecutive months. You have only been trying to become pregnant for three months, which is really only three days of ovulation. Usually,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy issues, incompetent cervix, 37th week of pregnancy
incompetent cervix, 37th week of pregnancy, pregnancy issues: Dear Lee, It sounds like she has what is called an incompetent cervix. An incompetent cervix is basically a cervix that is too weak to stay closed during a pregnancy. Therefore resulting in a pre-term birth and possibly the loss of the baby, because of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy With Kidney Failure, kidney failure, kidney disease
kidney failure, kidney disease, genetic disease: Your baby will not be affected by the fact that the father has kidney failure and is on dialysis. Kidney failure is not a genetic disease. Most patients with kidney failure have Diabetes or Nephrotic syndrome. The baby that is growing in your uterus has not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy with Light Period?, strange period, withdrawal method
strange period, withdrawal method, pregnancy test: Dear Lyra, Sorry about the delay in answering - I am actually supposed to be on vacation from 12/21 through 1/6, but the system apparently did not set correctly. I happened to check in to make sure and saw there were 3-4 days worth of questions, so I will...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy After A Loss, incompetent cervix, backup methods
incompetent cervix, backup methods, sexual intercourse: Hi Jennifer :) I am terribly sorry to hear about your recent loss, may God Bless her little soul :( To answer your question. The 2 weeks in question where you went without back up controception, most definately could have gotten your pregnant, without...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Loss, pregnancy loss, weeks of pregnancy
pregnancy loss, weeks of pregnancy, regular period: Dear Bethany, The first period after a pregnancy loss is rarely ever a normal period. It can be early, late, heavy with a lot of cramping or very light with no cramping. Hormones and menses are a tricky thing - especially when coming out of a pregnancy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after Loss, blood clotting disorders, blood dyscrasias
blood clotting disorders, blood dyscrasias, fetal demise: The loss you had at 18 weeks is actually termed a fetal demise and had to be evacuated from your uterus to avoid blood dyscrasias and sequestration of blood clooting factors if it was left in-utero. I would suggest that you get two blood tests for pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after late(ish) Miscarriage, sperm cell, term babies
sperm cell, term babies, chromosomal abnormalities: Dear Anna, Many women who miscarry get pregnant again right away and go on to have healthy, full-term babies. The general recommendation is that giving your body three cycles to regulate itself again and get hormone levels stabilized is the ideal. However,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy or light period?, birth control pills, saliva ovulation
birth control pills, saliva ovulation, ovulation predictor: Checking of saliva is a very poor method of determining whether ovulation has occurred. Better methods are basal body temperature charting, assessment of cervical mucus for an egg-white consistency, or (the best method) use of an ovulation predictor kit...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy and low dose aspirin therapy, low dose aspirin, low dose aspirin therapy
low dose aspirin, low dose aspirin therapy, blighted ovum: If your thrombophilic panel shows that you are at risk for thromboembolic phenomena, it may be necessary to take heparin and aspirin during the pregnancy. I would not start it until the tests come back. It is still controversial to use low dose aspirin during...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy and Menstration, pregnancy test, unprotected sex
pregnancy test, unprotected sex, ovulation: If you have normal 28 day cycles (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. You can ONLY become pregnant if you have unprotected sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16. You cannot become pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after Mirena IUD Removal, cervical mucus, ovualtion
cervical mucus, ovualtion, ovulation: Hi Sherri :) Ovualtion in women can happen anytime generally between day 10-20 of a womans cycle. Typically its day 14, but its not the general rule for all women. You are proof of that, since you ovulated on day 9, and 10. You absolutely without a doubt...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy/mid-cycle bleeding, irregular menstrual cycle, pink blood
irregular menstrual cycle, pink blood, ectopic pregnancy: Hi, It is unlikely that on day 18 of your cycle, you would be miscarrying. The egg would not have even implanted by this point. You likely would have only conceived 1-3 days ago. So, it sounds to me like you are having an irregular menstrual cycle and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after a miscarriage, natural birth control, preventing pregnancy
natural birth control, preventing pregnancy, weeks of pregnancy: Dear Momo, The general recommendation is to wait three normal menstrual cycles before conceiving again after any pregnancy. This is to get hormone levels back to a normal state and to give the body a chance to recover a bit. Some women do conceive again...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after miscarriage, hcg levels in pregnancy, dear hannah
hcg levels in pregnancy, dear hannah, sperm cell: Dear Hannah, First of all - yes, what you are feeling is extremely normal after having a miscarriage. Just know that every pregnancy is different. Most miscarriages are caused by a chromosomal abnormality - meaning that something is not correct with the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after a miscarriage, gestational sac yolk sac, initial ultrasound
gestational sac yolk sac, initial ultrasound, abdominal cramps: Dear Kirti, I would suggest that you wait until you are approximately 5.5-6 weeks along before seeing your doctor. If your LMP was 9/26 and you have regular 30 day cycles, I calculate that you are approximately 4 weeks, 3 days along today. If you schedule...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy & miscarriage question, little baby, orgasm
little baby, orgasm, good luck: It can. But if your Dr. has not told you not to orgasm then in your particular case there is probably nothing to worry about. You need to talk to your Dr. about this. I don t know why you miscarried before etc. Things your Dr. will know and better advise...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after miscarriage, fetal demise, cord accident
fetal demise, cord accident, preganacy: You should see your obstetrician for your first visit at around 8 weeks from the start of your last period. There is nothing special you should do. Miscarriages occur in 15-20% of every pregnancy. There is nothing you can do to cause a miscarriage and there...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy-Nausea, pregnancy morning sickness, pregnancy nausea
pregnancy morning sickness, pregnancy nausea, nausea and vomiting: Morning sickness will disappear by 16 weeks gestation. Until then, it is very frustrating. However, nausea and vomiting is common in early pregnancy. Zofran is safe for use throughout pregnancy and can be taken every 4 hours whenever you are nauseated or are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy & Newborn, accurate test, pregnancy test
accurate test, pregnancy test, time of ovulation: If you deliverd a baby on January 11, you could have ovulated as early as two weeks later (January 24). If you had sex at the time of ovulation, you certainly may have conceived again (even if it was in the shower and were standing up). If you do not get...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Nutrition, fish during pregnancy, pregnancy nutrition
fish during pregnancy, pregnancy nutrition, yellowtail: Sushi is a good source of protein and is not contraindicated during pregnancy. HOwever, you have to worry about the amount of mercury in the fish (raw or cooked) and should avoid more than a little bit of tuna, shark, or tile fish during pregnancy. Shrimp...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy on Nuvaring, birth control pills, vaginal secretion
birth control pills, vaginal secretion, cervical erosion: Dear Kayla, If the Nuvaring has been out of the vagina for more than three continuous hours during the 1st or 2nd week of use, contraceptive effectiveness may be reduced. In this situation, the ring should be reinserted as soon as possible and use an extra...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy and Nuvaring, pregnancy hormone, thanksgiving holidays
pregnancy hormone, thanksgiving holidays, insult to injury: Dear Christie, OK, so you were late taking Nuvaring out, but you did when you started your period. Do you know whether that was at the 3 week point or 4 week or longer? But you did go through with your 7 day ring-free period. Then you had a delay of three...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy n mens, women to women, fertile time
women to women, fertile time, time women: Women s periods are varied women to women. Some can go 2 days while some can have theirs for up to 10 days. The average is 7 days. I do not know about the more pleasurable thing during periods. I personally do not have more pleasure during this time...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after left nephrectomy, left nephrectomy, left kidney
left nephrectomy, left kidney, good luck: I honestly can not answer this question from knowledge. I do know, however, that I had a friend in the same situation as you and she delivered a healthy 9lb boy. Dont give up hope. Do check into your doctor as soon as possible. The earlier you go the earlier...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, Ovulation & Metformin, birth control pills, pregnancy success rates
birth control pills, pregnancy success rates, long heavy periods: You will have to consider your period to have begun on July 25 nd again on August 22. This would give you a 29 day cycle (normal). The Metformin will control any cargohydrate intolerance or diabetes, and will help you to ovulate, but will not change your cycle...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy in older women, pregnancy in older women, amnio
pregnancy in older women, amnio, gestational age: CVS is performed at 12 weeks gestational age, and amniocentesis is performed at 18 weeks gestational age. You can decide to terminate the pregnancy any time prior to 24 weeks in most states. There is plenty of time to make informed decisions after receiving...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy/Pap Test, best time to take a pregnancy test, pregnancy nausea
best time to take a pregnancy test, pregnancy nausea, early symptoms of pregnancy: A PAP smear will not have any effect on a pregnancy. It does not cause any bleeding or pose any risks. When was the first day of your last period? If you have a 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period to the first day of your next period) ovulation...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy with PCOS, home pregnancy test, eptopic pregnancy
home pregnancy test, eptopic pregnancy, diabetes pregnancy: Dear Janae, Women who have PCOS typically have a hard time conceiving a pregnancy, but many who do become pregnant have healthy babies. There is a higher incidence of gestational diabetes, pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, miscarriage and premature...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy with PCOS, lower back ache, birth control pills
lower back ache, birth control pills, urine pregnancy test: If your last period started on October 2, by now you should have had your period. If the urine pregnancy test on November 24 was negative and you still have symptoms of fatigue, nausea, and breast tenderness, I would suggest that you take two blood tests for...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy and Periods, low hcg levels, period during pregnancy
low hcg levels, period during pregnancy, regular periods: Hello Heather. No one really knows the answer to this question- it just happens sometimes. The period is usually just a little spotting over a few hours however, NOT anything that even resembles a real period. You might benefit from learning to detect ovulation-...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Possible?, birth control pills, scar tissue
birth control pills, scar tissue, taking the pills: You have an irregular period and I can t figure out the dates. When in August,2000 (the date) did you have the abortion. Hou do you know that you developed scar tissue? If you were on birth control pills regularly (every day) until June 6, and your period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Problem, serum test, pregnancy problem
serum test, pregnancy problem, qustion: Hi Neha, check out this website: http://www.drmalpani.com/tuberculosis-and-infertility.htm How far are you in the 6 month TB course? I am glad that all of your reports are good so far; it seems that the TB can cause problems and every case is different....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Problems, imbalance problem, pregnancy problems
imbalance problem, pregnancy problems, pregnancy test: Usually, it can take awhile to get back to regular cycles after stopping birh control pills. We do not start a fertility workup until you have been actively trying to conceive for a full 12 months. It appears that you have some hormonal imbalance problem....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy and Progesterone, frequent urination, tender breasts
frequent urination, tender breasts, pregnancy test: If your last period started on Janiuary 29, by now a pregnancy test would be accurate. If the test became positive, you are pregnant. It does not matter if you have symptoms or not (brest tenderness, nausea, fatigue). If you are amenorrheic and have a positive...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy pain, pain in the abdomen, bladder problems
pain in the abdomen, bladder problems, pregnancy pain: At 22 weeks gestation, it is common to complain of cramps in the groin (or lower abdomen) due to Round Ligament Syndrome. The round ligaments are the ligaments that anchor the uterus to the sidewalls of the abdomen. At around 5 months pregnancy, any sudden...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy pains, flank pain, pregnancy pains
flank pain, pregnancy pains, weeks of pregnancy: At 7-8 weeks of pregnancy, it is common to have sharp pains on your right or left, near your groin. This is round ligament syndrome which is caused by stretchinig of the round ligaments by the growing uterus. You can also have occasional back pain and flank...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy pains, ligaments and tendons, pregnancy pains
ligaments and tendons, pregnancy pains, vaginal area: Hello Angela. Your pain is quite normal and common in pregnancy. Your ligaments and tendons are very soft due to the hormones of pregnancy and it is usual for them to ache and cause pain. You must learn to move more slowly as the pregnancy goes on. No, it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after period, also hemodialysis patient, home pregnancy test, irregular periods
home pregnancy test, irregular periods, peritoneal dialysis: If you had your period on November 15, and have not had sex since that time, then you cannot be pregnant. It does not matter if you had sex prior to November 15. If your last period started on November 15, then you would have ovulated around November 28 and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy/periods, best time to take a pregnancy test, pregancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, pregancy test, last period: If your last period started on June 16, you would not have ovulated until June 29. Therefore, you could only have conceived if you had unprotected sex on cycle day #13, 14 15 or 16 (or Ju9ne 28,29,30, and July 1). If you did become pregnant on one of those...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy and pets, litter box, whole life
litter box, whole life, liter: Yes it is true if you can avoid it, don t. If you have to wear a mask and gloves. If you have been around cats your whole life you are probably immune to toxoplasmosis. (the reason you want to avoid liter) Your Dr. can test you and see if you are immune....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy please help 1st time mom, first time mom, estimated due date
first time mom, estimated due date, conception date: Dear Christa, According to the dates you gave me, your estimated conception date would have been 6/21/06. This is actually somewhat confirmed by the ultrasound. I m not sure what the discrepancy is, or what additional data your doctor is basing the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy possibility, mid cycle bleeding, sexual intercourse
mid cycle bleeding, sexual intercourse, pregnancy test: If you started your pills two days late but doubled up on the pils and have cought up and not missed any since, you are not going to ovulate and, therefore, cannot become pregnant. The bleeding that you had on cycle day #14 is most likely mid-cycle bleeding...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy possibility, sexual intercourse, pills
sexual intercourse, pills, good luck: Anytime you have sex there is a risk. You just have to evaluate that risk. If you take the pills exactly like directed the chance is less than 1%. If you miss pills like you have that chance increases. You will have just wait and see what happens....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy possible?, best time to take a pregnancy test, mood swings
best time to take a pregnancy test, mood swings, heavy one: What was the date of the first day of her last menstrual period, and when did you have unprotected sex. If she has a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of her period until the first day of her next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. She can only...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy preparations, start saving money, pre natal vitamins
start saving money, pre natal vitamins, possible pregnancy: The biggest thing is Pre-natal vitamins. They help you immaculately. Also I would be sure you are financially able and start saving money now. Eating healthy and exercising is great! Maybe take up some yoga to releive stress. plan ahead...dont procrastinate...if...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy problem??, abnormal pap smears, cause of genital warts
abnormal pap smears, cause of genital warts, abnormal pap smear: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) can be a cause of genital warts, abnormal PAP smears, and can, in very rare instances, lead to clear cell carcinoma of the cervix. Although it can be transmitted through sexual contact as well as non-sexual contact, it is not transmitted...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, prometrium and spotting, first trimester of pregnancy, vaginal suppository
first trimester of pregnancy, vaginal suppository, progesterone deficiency: Dear Annick, Well, I am hopeful that your OB has returned your call by now. Unfortunately, some who ask questions on this site are unaware that this is not an immediate answer site. I wish they would make that more clear for users so you wouldn t anxiously...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Question, subchorionic hematoma, pregnancy question
subchorionic hematoma, pregnancy question, button area: A subchorinic bleed is caused by a blood clot that develops within the folds of the developing placenta. It usually does not cause any problems for the pregnancy and will spontaneously disappear on its own. I doubt that your dog caused any harm to the baby....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Question, pregnancy question, abdomin
pregnancy question, abdomin, early pregnancy: Don t be concerned if you do not have any major symptoms ye. You may start feeling nauseated at certain times of the day, you may have some fatigue, and some breast tenderness, but you may not have any of these symptoms either. I would suggest that you get...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Question, home pregnancy test, ept home pregnancy test
home pregnancy test, ept home pregnancy test, pre ejaculation: Sperm have the ability to fertilize an ovum (egg) for 12-24 hours. We can fine sperm in the reporoductive tract but they their ability to fertilize is only 12-24 h ours. Once ovulation takes place (the expuslion of the egg from the ovary) the ovum travels...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Question, ligaments and tendons, ligament pain
ligaments and tendons, ligament pain, pregnancy question: Hi Tara :) I had round ligament pain in both my pregnancies. And once is starts, it usually hangs around. The bigger your baby gets, the more these ligaments and tendons stretch, so once its started, there is no escaping it. It can come and go, but once...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Question., cervical mucus, pregnancy question
cervical mucus, pregnancy question, implantation bleeding: Dear Jennifer, That sounds like a very good plan to me. Because you are having trouble with pinpointing an ovulation day, you might want to extend the every other day sex to days 13-22. Ovulation tends to occur approximately 14 days before the next period....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Question Approx., 12th Week-14th Week, early weeks of pregnancy, pregnancy question
early weeks of pregnancy, pregnancy question, weeks of pregnancy: HI Sherry, during the last couple of months or so of pregnancy, you will experience Braxton-HIcks contractions, these are false labor pains that prepare the uterus for delivery. The contractions usually don t last long and are irregular. Unless you experiencing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Question, birth control pills, pregnancy question
birth control pills, pregnancy question, sexual intercourse: Since you took Thursday s pill on Wednesday and you took Wednesday s pill pill on Thursday, you are still protected and were protected when you had sex on Thursday. Even if you miss a pill, as long as you take a two pills the next day to make up for it, you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Questions!!, feeling the baby move, mild contractions
feeling the baby move, mild contractions, pregnancy questions: It is common to have mild contractions throughout the pregnancy. As long as you are not having bleeding and heavy cramping, don t worry. Usually, for the first baby, you will start to show at 20 weeks gestation (when the fundus of your uterus reaches your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Questions, false negative pregnancy test, negative pregnancy test
false negative pregnancy test, negative pregnancy test, false negative pregnancy: Hello Alyssa. Diarrhea is NOT a sign of pregnancy, AND if you are hoping to BE pregnant, you should NOT be taking pepto and immodium! NO drugs are safe for pregnancy- especially in the first 6 weeks! I do not think you are pregnant- you have something else...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy question, home pregnancy test, low sperm count
home pregnancy test, low sperm count, ovulation calendar: Even with one testicle, it is possible to fertilize an ovum and for you to conceive. HOwever, he should check it out. Semenanalysis is easy to do and will let you both know if he has a low sperm count or not. You did not mention what the first day of your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy question, pregnancy question, female fertility
pregnancy question, female fertility, fertility problems: Dear KJ, It doesn t matter when during the cycle the surge happens. Some women ovulate at 12 days, some at 14, some at 17. Some women have been known to actually ovulate more than once during a cycle! Throughout the menstrual cycle, a small amount of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy question, pregnancy question, early pregnancy
pregnancy question, early pregnancy, lucy: Hello Lucy- it is not common, but it does happen.Usually you notice it when you would normally have had your period. It is just some hormone response and is nothing to worry about as long as you don t also have cramping. Hope that answers your question- Cheri...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy questions, birth control pills, metallic taste in mouth
birth control pills, metallic taste in mouth, sore breasts: If you finished the placebo pills on December 25, you were protected until that date. If you did not start a new pack the next day after finishing the placebo pills, you should have started bleeding within a few days. If you did not get your period after then,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy & Radioactivity, period irregularities, fetal heartbeat
period irregularities, fetal heartbeat, pregnancy test: An X-ray of your wrist will probably have no effect on your fetus. However, you have to find out what kind of bone scan you had and what readioactive material was injected. Most of the time, too much radiation will cause miscarriage and will not cause congenital...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy rash Intolerable, Early Induction?, rash on hands and feet, rash on hands
rash on hands and feet, rash on hands, premature labor signs: After 36 weeks gestation, the baby s lungs will be mature enough to exist in the outside world. Your doctors can perform a test to determine if, indeed, the lungs are mature, if they wish to induce you due to your rash. You can use Benadryl if it itches and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy with regular periods, period during pregnancy, regular periods
period during pregnancy, regular periods, pregnant woman: Hi Sasha :) It is very, very unlikely that a pregnant woman, would be period, and having regular flowing period every month. I have heard instances where it has happened, but the bleeding was not of regular flow. Women had light bleeds, or spotting that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy related HCG, viable pregnancy, pregnancy test
viable pregnancy, pregnancy test, detectable levels: I don t have the chart with the values in front of me. HOwever, if you are pregnant in early gestation, there are rising titers of HCG. Usually, HCG is not detected until the level reaches a threshhold. You start producing HCG as soon as the egg is fertilized...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Signs, earliest signs of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy
earliest signs of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy, pregnancy signs: If you have not ha a period for over 50 days, and two pregnancy tests havd been negative, you really should check with your gynecologist to assess hormonal imbalance. The earliest signs of pregnancy are breast tenderness, fatigue, and nausea. The feeling...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy-Sperm, fallopian tube, time of the month
fallopian tube, time of the month, correct time: Everytime that anyone has intercourse, the semen (containing sperm) enters the vagina and is filtered by the cervix. The sperm continues into the uterus and travels up the fallopian tube where (if it is at the correct time of the month) it can fertilize the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy and STD's, flare ups, genital herpes
flare ups, genital herpes, appts: HI Wendy, just make sure you are treated for flare ups and that we advise you to have a c/section to prevent the baby from getting it. If it is well controlled and you are very careful and keeping your appts and taking any meds, the baby should be fine....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy or STD, best time to take a pregnancy test, menstrual cramps
best time to take a pregnancy test, menstrual cramps, vaginal odor: If you have a normal 28 day cycle, you would have ovulated on cycle day #14 and could have conceived if you had sex on cycle day #13,14,15, or 16. If your last period started on Aopril 4, you could have coonceived if you had sex on April 16,17,18, or 19, ehich...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Symptoms, best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy, ovulation cycle: If your last period started on June 15, and you have a normal 28 day cycle, the earliest that you could have ovulated would have been on June 28. If you did ovulate on June 28, then you could only have conceived if you had sex on June 27,28,29, or 30. If you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Symptoms, best time to take a pregnancy test, hcg levels
best time to take a pregnancy test, hcg levels, breast soreness: If you normally have a 34 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #20. If your last period started on November 28, you would have ovulated on December 17, and could have conceived...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy and sickness, second month of pregnancy, pregnancy and sickness
second month of pregnancy, pregnancy and sickness, miscarriages: Dear Melissa, No - a cold or virus doesn t in and of itself cause miscarriages. It may be a good idea for you to call your doctor, however, and let them know that you have a tendency toward bronchitis and have a cold starting and describe your symptoms....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy signs?, pregnancy signs, using a condom
pregnancy signs, using a condom, pregnancy test: If your last period started on August 16, and it lasted 6 days, you would have ovualted on August 29. You could have become pregnant if you had sex on August 28,29,30, or 31. If you do not get your period on September 11, take a pregnancy test seven days later...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy/spotting, best time to take a pregnancy test, different feeling
best time to take a pregnancy test, different feeling, menstrual period: The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after you miss your period. If your last period started on October 8, then you were due for your next period on November 4. The best time to take a pregnancy test is today. If it is negative, you are not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after stopping the pill, home pregnancy tests, pregnancy after stopping the pill
home pregnancy tests, pregnancy after stopping the pill, stopping the pill: Hello Jessica. Well, this is a toss up I m afraid. With your history you could very well be pregnant and it is just not showing in the tests yet. Because you were on the birth control, we have no way of knowing exactly how long your normal cycle really is....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy symptoms, home pregnancy test, pregnancy symptoms
home pregnancy test, pregnancy symptoms, accurate answer: Hello. You don t mention how long you were on the pill or why you were on it. For example, were you on it strictly for birth control or were you on it to make your cycles regular? Sometimes women have funny things happen once off the pill while their...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy symptoms, pregnancy symptoms, 2 girls
pregnancy symptoms, 2 girls, last period: Hello Lisa- it is quite early for either a positive urine test OR your symptoms. However, since this may be your 3rd pregnancy, they may be showing up sooner. If you MUST know now, go and have a blood test from the dr. Otherwise, wait until your next period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy with no symptoms, pregnancy nausea, fetal heartbeat
pregnancy nausea, fetal heartbeat, frequency of urination: If your pregnancy test was positive, you are pregnant. YOu may not feel the symptoms of pregnancy (nausea, fatigue, or breast tenderness) until later. Frequency of urination is not necessarily seen in early pregnancy. Don t worry. If you are already six...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy symptoms, pregnancy symptoms, prenatal care
pregnancy symptoms, prenatal care, congratulations on your pregnancy: HI Jimmy, congratulations on your pregnancy! yes it is all normal, unfortunately for her! All 100% totally normal. Every pregnant woman has some sort of symptoms, some get more than others. I had all of these same symptoms too. She should absolutely...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy symptoms, pregnancy implantation bleeding, egg implants
pregnancy implantation bleeding, egg implants, lining of the uterus: Dear Alanna, If your period this month was early by 3 days and was shorter in duration and lighter than normal, it may have been implantation bleeding. Especially in consideration of the other symptoms you mentioned, which are often associated with early...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy symptoms after the nuvaring, hormone fluctuations, swollen breasts
hormone fluctuations, swollen breasts, extreme fatigue: Dear Tiff, Since you removed the NuvaRing at the normal time, the off week , you should have had a normal period during that week. After that period your body was expecting the hormones in the NuvaRing to kick back in. When they did not, it is POSSIBLE...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy symptoms - not pregnant, home pregnancy test, depo provera
home pregnancy test, depo provera, hormone fluctuations: Dear Loren, Unfortunately, even if you decide that Depo Provera is not the right birth control method for you, side effects may linger until the drug is completely gone. After the last shot of Depo Provera, it can take over 6 months for the drug to leave...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy symptoms??, ligament pain, depo provera
ligament pain, depo provera, breast soreness: Hello. Those certainly could be symptoms. Did you know that with the second or more pregnacies you feel those things more? The bad news it that it could just be from your intestines, such as constipation. But don t lose hope. As far as no breast pain....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Test, accuracy of pregnancy test, bladder infection
accuracy of pregnancy test, bladder infection, bladder infections: It shouldn t but it could. I know that isnt a vert direct answer but it is true. They say that bladder infections do not mess up the accuracy of pregnancy test but there are others who say it does. There is no right or wrong answer here. You should just...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Test, viable pregnancy, fetal heartbeat
viable pregnancy, fetal heartbeat, blood test for pregnancy: It is possible to get a false negative result in a pregnancy test due to an error in performance, but a false positive does not occur. All pregnanacy tests measure the amount of Beta HCG in the urine or blood. If HCG is present, it is a positive result. If...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Test, best time to take a pregnancy test, ovulation cycle
best time to take a pregnancy test, ovulation cycle, missing your period: A pregnanancy test should be read immediately after three minutes. If you see a dark, bold line, it is a positive test. If the line is faint it is a negative test. Sometimes, the test is negative because you took it too early in the month. A pregnancy test...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy Tests, best time to take a pregnancy test, blood test for pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, blood test for pregnancy, pregnancy tests: All pregnancy tests are standardized, whether generic or brand. However, with Brand name tests, they usually back their products, as compared to generic ones. ALL pregnancy teests (no matter what they claim) are not accurate until 14-21 days after conception....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy/TTC, best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy, blood test for pregnancy: The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your period. You were due for your next period on FEbruary 1 so you should take a pregnancy test on February 8. The earliest symptoms of pregnancy are breast tenderness, fatigue, and nausea....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy with Tubal Ring, odds, pregnancy
odds, pregnancy, statistics: Hi Danielle :) Statistics say that women whom had tubals done with the ring procedure is very low. The first year, of having it done, 4 in 1000 women will get pregnant. After that, roughly 2 in 500 women will become pregnant. In those cases it is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after Tubaligation, fetal heartbeat, fallopian tubes
fetal heartbeat, fallopian tubes, perod: If the last day of your period was October 5, I assume you probably have a period that lasts for 5 days. Therefore, I assume that the first day of your last period was October 1. If so, then you probably ovulated on October 14 and could have conceived if you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy test, pregnancy test, late period
pregnancy test, late period, hpt: The best test according to many researched is First Reponse and EPT . It is also a good thing to retest in a few weeks. Depending on when you conceived it could just not be showing accurate results yet. It can take up to 6 weeks to show results acurately....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy test, best time to take a pregnancy test, ovulation cycle
best time to take a pregnancy test, ovulation cycle, can take a pregnancy test: If your last period started on August 11, then you probably ovulated on August 24 and could have conceived if you had sex on August 23,24,25, or 26. If you did, indeed, conceive on one of those days, a pregnancy test will not show a positive result until 14-21...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy test, best time to take a pregnancy test, last period
best time to take a pregnancy test, last period, hcg: You said that your loast period was September 23. Therefore, you have not missed any period and are not late. Did you mean that your last period was August 23?. If so, you are were due to get your period on September 19. The best time to take a pregnancy test...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy test, human chorionic gonadotropin, home pregnancy test
human chorionic gonadotropin, home pregnancy test, emergency c section: Hi Katrina, I am sorry for the delay in replying, I am in the hospital and had to have an emergency c section to deliver the surrogate baby I was carrying. You would need to wait until at least your period was due to have a positive pregnancy test....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy test, skipping periods, hormonal symptoms
skipping periods, hormonal symptoms, irregular periods: Dear Gale, Since you have irregular cycles and have a history of occasionally skipping periods, it is very difficult to determine when you would have ovulated. If the only oops was the one occasion, then you would not be testing too early. In order for...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, test, very light period, first signs of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy
first signs of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy, regular periods: It sounds as if you may be pregnant. you mentioned taking bayer for headaches...Headaches are one of the first signs of pregnancy you have. Most people dont know they are pregnant by this time thinking it is just sinus, migraines or headcolds. You should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy test/negative results, pregnancy test, faint line
pregnancy test, faint line, negative result: If your last period started on November 22, you probably ovulated on December 5 and could have become pregnant if you had sex on December 4,5,6, or 7. If you did become pregnant, a pregnancy test will not show a positive result until 14-21 days later (between...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy test, birth control pills, home pregnancy test
birth control pills, home pregnancy test, early sign of pregnancy: Hello Kristen. I really don t think you need to do a test- the cramping is NOT an early sign of pregnancy and I DO think you need to be using a backup method along with the pill. I always urge couples to use TWO forms of birth control at ALL times- NO method...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy testing before Hysterectomy, bladder infection, pregnancy testing
bladder infection, pregnancy testing, pregnancy test: The uterus could have been large. YOu may have had some fibroids or just a large uterus. It is certainly common to have some blood filled cysts on your ovaries. That is not reason for surgery. However, without a pregnancy test there is no way to tell if you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy testing, urine pregnancy tests, bloodwork
urine pregnancy tests, bloodwork, first response: Hi Kelly, I think it is way too early to test. You need to wait until at least the 22nd or 23rd and even then, urine pregnancy tests may be inaccurate until after you miss your period. I recommend you use First Response to test at home with. If you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy tests, home pregnancy test, pregnancy tests
home pregnancy test, pregnancy tests, good luck: It depends on which test you take. There are test that allow you to test up to five days before your expected period. Testing positive on one of those would mean you are only about 1.5 weeks pregnant. On one where you had to wait til the day of your missed...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy tests, preganancy test, early pregnancy test
preganancy test, early pregnancy test, blood test for pregnancy: Both pregnancy tests are equally accurate in detecting pregnahcy. However, if you are in doubt as to whether you have become pregnant, take a blood test for pregnancy. Then you will know for sure. DepoProvear has an annoying side effect. It can stop your periods...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy tests, fertile cervical mucus, faint line on a pregnancy test
fertile cervical mucus, faint line on a pregnancy test, pregnancy testing: I appreciate your comments. HOwever, I would refer you to current endocrinological texts and studies where it has been shown that sperm are viable (have the capacity to fertilize the ovum) for 12-24 hours, even though some sperm may be found in mucus for up...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy tests, neural tube defects, second pregnancy
neural tube defects, second pregnancy, pregnancy tests: As long as you are in good health with no heart disease, diabetes, or hypertension, there are no higher risks to having a vaginal birth at your age than there were when you were younger. However, as you know, at the age of 40, the risk of chromosomal abnormalities...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy and timeline, b hcg, hcg levels
b hcg, hcg levels, sonogram: The due date based on Nagel s rule (add seven days and subtract 3 months) is accurate. Blodd work (HCG levels) is very inaccurate in trying to determine gestational age. Likewise, a sonogram earlier than 12 weeks is also inaccurate. I would repeat the sonogram...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after tubal ligation?, pregnancy after tubal ligation, tubal ligation
pregnancy after tubal ligation, tubal ligation, pregnancy after tubal: If you are two weeks late for your period, the first thing you have to rule out is pregnancy. It is very doubtful that you could have conceived after a tubal ligation, but stranger events have occurred. If the tubal ligation was performed incorrectly, or if...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after a tubal ligation, pregnancy after a tubal ligation, tubal ligation
pregnancy after a tubal ligation, tubal ligation, open tube: Depending on the method of tubal ligation, the damaged area of the tube (where it was tied, ligated, cauterized, or clamped) undergoes necrosis. The sperm CANNOT travel through the fallopian tube and fertilize the ovum (egg), which lies at the end of the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after tubal, tubal ligation, pelvic sonogram
tubal ligation, pelvic sonogram, atkins diet: Any time that you miss one or two periods, you have to rule out pregnancy (even if you had a tubal ligation in the past). I would suggest that you get a pregnancy test as well as a pelvic sonogram. If your last period started on October 3, and you did, indeed,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after tubaligation, pregnancy after tubaligation, endocrynologist
pregnancy after tubaligation, endocrynologist, misscarriage: You cannot have a misscarriage if you are not pregnant, and it is almost impossible to be pregnant after a tubal ligation. The first thing you have to do is to take a pregnancy test. Then you will know if you were pregnant.Then I would make an appointment...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy with tubaligation, tubal ligation, abdominal cavity
tubal ligation, abdominal cavity, tender breasts: Dear Melissa, Tubal ligation failures only occur in approximately 0.5-1% of all cases. It does happen, but it is very rare. Small muscle spasms in your abdomen or even air shifting in your abdominal cavity can cause the same sort of fluttery feeling...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after tubaligation, pregnancy after tubaligation, tubal ligation
pregnancy after tubaligation, tubal ligation, pregnancy test: If the tubal ligation was performed correctly, and an inch of each tube was removed, there is no way that you can be pregnant. However, if the tubal ligation was not performed correctly or if the tube is patent (open) it is possible to become pregnant. For...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after unprotected sex?, labia majora, sign of pregnancy
labia majora, sign of pregnancy, symptoms of pregnancy: Sunita, Itching is not typically aa sign of pregnancy, but I would talk to your doctor if it continues. You can only get pregnant when you are ovulating, which is difficult to date when your periods are irregular. You would have ovulated 2 weeks before the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy and Vaginal Liquid, two fingers, hypochondriacs
two fingers, hypochondriacs, last period: I would have to know the date of the first day of her last period. If she has a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of her period until the first day of her next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. She can ONLY conceive if she has sex on cycle...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy with virus and bladder infection, bladder infection, length of pregnancy
bladder infection, length of pregnancy, viral illness: Most likely, your daughter is only 9 weeks pregnant (based on the first day of her last period). Certainly, if she was admitted to the hospital, a sonogram could have been done and it would have confirmed the pregnancy and told you exactly how far pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy water breaking?, baby kicking, fluid water
baby kicking, fluid water, amniotic fluid: Hello Heide. Your baby is surrounded by a bag of membranes like a big balloon- inside is the amniotic fluid(water) and the baby. If you have eaten very well during pregnancy the membranes will be very strong and will stay intact until you are 8-10 cm. dilated....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy and water rides, water slides, wave pool
water slides, wave pool, healthy pregnancy: Hi Krystal, If you are having a normal healthy pregnancy and have no complications or physical limits, I dont see why you couldn t do the lazy river, or even the wave pool. The water rides, I would avoid- the big slides and the flumes and such... check...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy and weight gain, pregnancy and weight gain, exersize
pregnancy and weight gain, exersize, gaining weight: Hello. If you have been ill to your stomach and not eating much or vommiting then that could be why you have not gained and even lost. If you are eating right and still not gaining weight you should make sure your Dr. notices this and makes sure nothing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy worry, pregnancy symtoms, pregnancy pain
pregnancy symtoms, pregnancy pain, pencil crayon: Nothing that you mention sounds abnormal or anything to worry about. Round ligament syndrome is common at this stage of pregnancy (pain while getting up out of bed or a chair and pain on one side of the abdomen or the other after turning suddenly while walking....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy and Xanax, yolk sac, amniotic sac
yolk sac, amniotic sac, pregnancy risk: Dear Anna, Xanax is not a medication that can be taken safely during pregnancy. It is an FDA Pregnancy Risk Category D drug which means that there is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, even blood tests, best time to take a pregnancy test
even blood tests, best time to take a pregnancy test, lh surge: If your last period started on December 29, you probably ovulated around January 12. This was further pinpointed with the LH surge that said that ovulation occurred on January 15. If you conceived on January 14, 15, 16, or 17, the earliest that a pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Me again- More ?'s, symptoms of pms, numerical statistics
symptoms of pms, numerical statistics, sore nipples: I do not have any numerical statistics for you, but it is EXTREMELY rare to become pregnant without intercourse. However, (theoretically) if some semen is deposited on your thigh or vulva and it is wet or moist, the sperm can swim into the vagina and you can...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Being Pregnant, detecting ovulation, ept test
detecting ovulation, ept test, billings method: Hello Jennifer, I don t think you are pregnant this time. Your symptoms are also related to premenstrual situations. You perhaps did not ovulate at all last month and you will skip this period. You need to do some learning about detecting ovulation. Go to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I Be Pregnant?, ovulation predictor kit, careful record
ovulation predictor kit, careful record, regular period: You will have to keep a careful record of your periods for the next three months. Then you may see a pattern. I don t know what occurred on August 11, but it may have been mid cycle bleeding. When did yhou get your period in September? If you had a regular...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant?, signs and symptoms of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy
signs and symptoms of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy, dizzy spells: If you do not get your period in October, then, by all means, take a pregnancy test. The early signs of pregnancy are nausea, fatigue, and breast tenderness. Dizzy spells can also be a sign. Tensing of the muscles in your abdomen are not a sign of pregnancy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could I be Pregnant, depo shot, pregnancy test
depo shot, pregnancy test, test window: I think you are pregnant. Any line in the test window is a positive result no matter how faint. I do not know why someone told you that you could not get pregnant for a year after the depo. You should test again to be sure or see your Dr. Good luck...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Getting Pregnant, best time to take a pregnancy test, fertile days
best time to take a pregnancy test, fertile days, last period: As I said before, your fertile days this month are September 30, October 1,2, and 3. If you had sex on any of those days, you could have possibly become pregnant. YOu will have to wait until after October 15 to take a preganncy test and find out for sure...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am i Pregnant, implanon implant, pregnancy symptoms
implanon implant, pregnancy symptoms, slightest touch: It definately sounds as if you are pregnant. No birth control is 100% effective so pregnancy is a possibility. Have you taken any medications or antibiotics that could have hindered the effects of the implanon? It could also just be the implanon hormones...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant?, preganncy, xanax xr
preganncy, xanax xr, thyroid disease: Since you got your period around September 20 and, again, on October 20, and you have not had intercourse since your last period, you cannot be pregnant. You are now mid cycle and your symptoms are ovulatory in nature (breast tenderness, fatigue). I really...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant?, miscarraige, pregnancy test
miscarraige, pregnancy test, naturopathic physician: Hello Holly. I think your cycle has not fully recovered from the miscarraige and I would recommend that you allow your body to have at least two normal cycles before attempting pregnancy again. If you lose another pregnancy, you need to seek the help of a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant?, best time to take a pregnancy test, birth control pills
best time to take a pregnancy test, birth control pills, earliest signs of pregnancy: If you are more than seven days late for your period, take a pregnancy test. If it is negative, you are not pregnant. You did not test too soon. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after you miss your period. The earliest signs of pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant, urine pregnancy test, endometrial ablation
urine pregnancy test, endometrial ablation, light periods: The pregnancy test may still be in error, unless it starts doubling every 48 hours. However, whether you can carry the pregnancy or not depends on the extent of the endometrial ablation that was done. If there is no place on the endometrium for implantation...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant?, early sign of pregnancy, yellowish discharge
early sign of pregnancy, yellowish discharge, sign of pregnancy: There is a small chance she is pregnant but honestly, it isn t likely. You mentioned she just had surgery and what-not this can definately have an impact on your menstrual cycle. Also, you mentioned the discharge. This can be just because you guys had...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be Pregnant??, best time to take a pregnancy test, symptoms of pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, symptoms of pregnancy, cycle dates: Your cycles appear to be normal and you appear to ovulate around cycle day #17 or 18. Therefore, you can conceive if you have sex on cycle day #16,17,18,19, or 20 each month. If you did conceive on December 21, a pregnancy test would not show a positive result...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant?, nuva ring, pregnancy test
nuva ring, pregnancy test, nuvaring: If your last period started on March 6, then you will probably ovulate around March 19. YOu could only have conceived if you have unprotected sex on March 18,19,20, or 21. Since you had not ovulated at the time the Nuvaring fell out, there is no way for you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be Pregnant?, stomack, possibilty
stomack, possibilty, poops: Since you are having sex there is a possibilty, but I think the chance is very small given you are on the pill and everyone else has been sick. I would think it is most likely you are just ill with whatever the rest of your family has. Good luck...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant?, best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy, frequency of urination: If your last period started in the middle of May, you probably ovulated around 14 days later (the beginning of June) and could have conceived if you had sex around that time. If you did become pregnant, a pregnancy test would not show a positive result until...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant, sex in the shower, masturbated
sex in the shower, masturbated, toliet: Hi Devon, did you first have foreplay touching her and maybe probing her with your penis? because you need to remember any precum has sperm in it and can cause pregnancy. If that is the case, get her to her obgyn or ER and see if it is a true pregnancy and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant or not?, best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy, cramping but no period: Very often, mild cramping can precede a menstrual period. However, mild cramping can also be present in early pregnancy. If your last period started on June 10, and you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant, last period, day of ovulation
last period, day of ovulation, cousins: I can t tell you when you became pregnant unless you let me know the first day of your last period. You can only become pregnant if you have sex around the day of ovulation. If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant?, new boyfriend, birth control
new boyfriend, birth control, 6 years: Having something expressed from your breast CAN be normal but the cause must be known. Sometimes this happens from a hormone change. This happens normally in womens life from time to time. You certainly could be pregnant also. You should take a test...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be Pregnant???, best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test, missing your period: If your last period started on July 8, then you were due for your next period on August 4. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your period. Therefore, a pregnancy test taken after August 11 should be accurate. If the pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant or not?, home pregnancy tests, missing your period
home pregnancy tests, missing your period, period cycle: After weaning the baby, you may not have a regular period for a few months. If you have taken a pregnancy test more than a week after missing your period, and it was negative, you are not pregnant. The missed period is due to hormonal imbalance. Call your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant?, best time to take a pregnancy test, days of ovulation
best time to take a pregnancy test, days of ovulation, missing your period: There are many pregnancy tests on the market that claim to be early tests. However, in actuality, they are only accurate 14-21 days after conception. As I mentioned before, the best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant or not?, best time to take a pregnancy test, extreme pain
best time to take a pregnancy test, extreme pain, last period: If your last period ENDED on October 6, I will assume that the first day of your period was around October 2 or 3. If so, ovulation occurred 14 days later (if you have a normal 28 day cycle) and that would have been on October 15. You culd have only conceived...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I get Pregnant, fertile period, enterance
fertile period, enterance, vulva: You can only become pregnant if you are in your fertile period of the month. If you have a normal 28 day cycle(from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. YOu can become pregnant if you ANY...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant or not ?, signs and symptoms of pregnancy, fetal heartbeat
signs and symptoms of pregnancy, fetal heartbeat, viable pregnancy: If several urine tests were positive, they usually are correct. Sometimes, a blood tests has been know to be inaccurate. I would suggest taking two blood tests (Beta HCG) 48 hours apart. A doubling of the results in 48 hours indicates a viable pregnancy. A...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant?, regular period, pregnancy test
regular period, pregnancy test, time of ovulation: If you stopped the pill just before the time of ovulation, you probably did not ovulate because you were still protected by the pill. Once you started bleeding, you could not have conceived, either. If, of course, you do not get a regular period in a month,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I Pregnant, best time to take a pregnancy test, date of conception
best time to take a pregnancy test, date of conception, last period: If you have a normal 31 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #17. If your last period started on October 10, you would have ovulated on October 26 and you could have conceived if...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant or Not?, pregnancy symptoms, pregnancy test
pregnancy symptoms, pregnancy test, last period: If you usually have a 33 day cycle, ovulation occurs on cycle day #19. Since your last period started on November 10, you would have ovulated around november 28 and could have conceived on November 27,28,29, or 30. If you did conceive around then, implantation...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Getting Pregnant, men having sex, diffent
men having sex, diffent, eggs: If you are already pregnant, you will not conceive again during that pregnancy because you are not making eggs. There are cases where a woman has become pregnant by two diffent men, having sex on two consecutive months, but the eggs were ovulated all at the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant?, taking pills, pregnancy test
taking pills, pregnancy test, last period: If you continued your birth control until today, and then stopped, you should start bleeding within a few days after stopping the pills. You cycle will change since you did not allow your period to start by continuing the pills before. If you had continued...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant, blood test for pregnancy, pregnancy tests
blood test for pregnancy, pregnancy tests, pregnancy test: If your last period started on November 30, and you have had three positive pregnancy tests, the bleeding that you started today may not be your period, but may be the beginning of a miscarriage. However, if your period started on November 30, the earliest...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be Pregnant?, best time to take a pregnancy test, chance thanks
best time to take a pregnancy test, chance thanks, last period: If you have a 26 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation would occur on cycle day #12. If your last period started on December 18, you would have ovulated on December 29 and you could have coneived if...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I Be Pregnant, best time to take a pregnancy test, pregnacy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, pregnacy test, pregnancy signs: If you have a 26 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #12. You can only conceive if you have sex on cycle day #11,12,13, or 14. If your last period started on December 9, you would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Getting Pregnant, cervical mucus, fallopian tubes
cervical mucus, fallopian tubes, last period: When you have intercourse, your husband ejaculated seme (containing sperm) into the vagina. The sperm is filtered out by your cervical mucus and the sperm enter the uterus and travel up the fallopian tubes to the egg (which is waiting at the end of the tube...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant or not, irregular cycles, pregnancy test
irregular cycles, pregnancy test, hormonal imbalance: Often, you may have irregular cycles for a few months after a pregnancy. However, ifyour last period started on December 17, and you took a pregnancy test after January 20, the test was accurate. If it showed a negative result, you are not pregnant and merely...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant?, best time to take a pregnancy test, last period
best time to take a pregnancy test, last period, greyhound: The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after you miss your period. If your last period started on January 9, then you were due for your period on February 5 and should take a pregnancy test on February 12 if you do not start bleeding before then....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant, best time to take a pregnancy test, pregnacy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, pregnacy test, miscarrage: The most accurate time to take a pregnacy test is seven days after missing your next period. If you had a period on January 9, you were due for your next period on February 5 and the best time to take a pregnancy test would have been after February 12. A ...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Being Pregnant, stomach area, pregnancy test
stomach area, pregnancy test, period jan: I don t understand your question. Was the first day of your period January 6 or was it in February. If your last period started on January 6, and you were not taking birth control at that time, then by now a pregnancy test would be accurate. I would suggest...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant???, best time to take a pregnancy test, menstrual period
best time to take a pregnancy test, menstrual period, last period: The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your next period. Since your last period started on January 15, you were due for your next period on February 11. Therefore, if you do not get your period by February 18, take a pregnancy test...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant, ready to have a baby, having a baby
ready to have a baby, having a baby, diapers: It is funny how much you think you know at 13. There is sooo much to having a baby. There is food and diapers and Dr. appts. You can not get a job or drive so I don t know how you will tend to those things. If you don t know how to get pregnant then...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant????, home pregnancy tests, birth control pills
home pregnancy tests, birth control pills, doctor asap: The bleeding is normal after taking the two pills of Plan B. I do not know who advised you to take 4 trilevlen and then another 4 trilevlen.However, Plan B should work. If you started bleeding on March 16, and you started the Trivora on March 19, you would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant?, birth control pills, best time to take a pregnancy test
birth control pills, best time to take a pregnancy test, stopping birth control pills: Sometimes it takes several months to get back to a regular cycle, after stopping birth control pills. If your last period started on March 7, the earliest you could have ovulated would have been March 20 and you could have conceived if you had sex on March...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant??, pregancy test kit, home pregnancy tests
pregancy test kit, home pregnancy tests, early pregancy test: Helen, I would definately test again. If you get a negative and you still don t get your period, contact your doctor so he/she can run some labs to confirm pregnancy. Home pregnancy tests can have false negatives. Not everybody who is pregnant has symptoms...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant??, pregancy test kit, early pregancy test
pregancy test kit, early pregancy test, egg white discharge: The best (most accurate) time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your period. Youo should never take a pregnancy test before you notice that you miss your period. If you have a 32 day cycle (from the start of your period until the start of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be Pregnant?, home pregnancy test, bloodwork
home pregnancy test, bloodwork, nipples: MaryJane, It could be that this is how your body menstruated this month, or you could be pregnant. It isn t likely, but we never rule it out. The only sure way to know is to take a home pregnancy test, or have your physician send you for some bloodwork...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be Pregnant, home pregnancy tests, bladder infection
home pregnancy tests, bladder infection, pregnancy test: Michelle, If you miss your pills, it does effect your birth control and you may not be protected during that month. There is a chance for pregnancy if you miss your pills and have unprotected sex. However, the timing has to be right. A woman can only...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I Be Pregnant, home pregnancy test, last period
home pregnancy test, last period, having unprotected sex: If you have a normal 28 day cycoe (from the first day of your period to the first day of your next period) and your last period started on June 3, you should have started your period on June 30. However, if you always get your period on the 13th of each month,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be Pregnant, home pregnancy test, last period
home pregnancy test, last period, blood test: Hi Lizette, well it is early and you are only one day late but you certainly could be pregnant. IS there a chance you could be pregnant? I would go try a home pregnancy test and if it is negative, re-test in a couple of days. If you get a negative it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ? Pregnant?, implantation bleeding and cramping, early pregnancy
implantation bleeding and cramping, early pregnancy, entirly: Hi Sara, You could be pregnant. It would have been a little early in your cycle to become pregnant, though. On average, most women conceive between days 10-20 of their cycles (day 1 being the first day of your last period). So, that would have made July...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be Pregnant?, human chorionic gonadotropin, home pregnancy test
human chorionic gonadotropin, home pregnancy test, saltine crackers: Hi Laurie, Try to test again. Home tests pick up the pregnancy hormone in your urine called HcG (human chorionic gonadotropin) and this level is very low in very early pregnancy. There is a chance that your HcG level may just be too low for the home test...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Getting Pregnant, depo shot, morning after pill
depo shot, morning after pill, unprotected sex: It sounds to me like they are talking about the morning after pill . This is a form of abortion. If you were going to be pregnant the pill will prevent it from happening, or abort the possibility. I am not telling you if you should do it or not, just...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I Pregnant?, getting your period, menstral cycle
getting your period, menstral cycle, home tests: HI Jessica, You should be just fine. I doubt very seriously you need the 3 day pill. It is very rare to ovulate so close/during a period. If you are truly truly concerned you could always either try home tests in a few weeks (it would be negative now anyway...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I Pregnant?, home pregnancy test, tender breasts
home pregnancy test, tender breasts, tell tale signs: Hi Amy, It is possible to have a false negative on a home pregnancy test, however, to get 3 test and have them be all negative, it is a pretty good sign that you aren t pregnant. To be sure, I would have your doctor send you for some bloodwork. Unfortunately,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant or not?, symptoms of pregnancy, pregnanacy
symptoms of pregnancy, pregnanacy, smell light: Tania I had a lot of tests done on me repeatedly for a month and a half to see if i was pregnant. The tests kept coming back negative and i had all the symptoms of pregnancy. Just keep on asking them for the tests. or if your desperate to find out ask for...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Getting Pregnant, perid, pregnancy test
perid, pregnancy test, unprotected sex: If your period is proceeding like normal than there usually isn t anything to worry about. If it isn t than wait till after your period and try a pregnancy test. My bet is that you aren t, however that would be a conservative guess. Hope I could help. Thanks...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Yeh you are right i am pregnant, beta hcg test, home pregnancy test
beta hcg test, home pregnancy test, last period: Hi, feel free to email me privately, at andicohen@comcast.net no problem I am happy to help and be of support. I am glad you are feeling better! Remember also that your hormones are totally out of whack right now so you may feel off or weird or more...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: AM I Pregnant, false pregnancy tests, negative pregnancy tests
false pregnancy tests, negative pregnancy tests, weeks of pregnancy: Hi Michelle .. Well, its possible to have a period when you are pregnant. However, in most cases your period would not be of the norm. Usually, the periods are very short, and light. However, in some cases they can be a bit heavier. Bleeding, or spotting...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant?, beta hcg blood test, detecting pregnancy
beta hcg blood test, detecting pregnancy, hormonal imbalance: Hi Julie :) Even though when you come off BC you are able to become pregnant, its always reccomended that you give your body 2 cycles before trying to concieve. It takes a little while, for hormones to return to normal, and its not uncommon for your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Getting Pregnant, home pregnancy test, ortho evra
home pregnancy test, ortho evra, birthcontrol: Hi Lena, Your ovulation date would be calculated from September 13th. That is your real period. The spotting is most likely caused from hormones. You see, you just came off the patch, so hormones are going to be a little off balance. And spotting, is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Getting Pregnant, serum beta hcg, home pregnancy tests
serum beta hcg, home pregnancy tests, ovulation calendar: Dear Lena, LOL - I love happy letters! :-) The date that was told to you as to your ovulation date was a best guess - a very good estimate. The only true way to know for sure is to track it with an ovulation calendar, taking your temperature, and so...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant???, ovulation discharge, creamy consistency
ovulation discharge, creamy consistency, symptom of pregnancy: Hi Lisa :) According to my calculations, you would have ovulated roughly around 10/29. Now my numbers are based with the assumption that you are indeed a regular, 28 day cycle. As for the white discharge you you discussed. Its not considered generally...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant or not?, home pregnancy tests, hormones levels
home pregnancy tests, hormones levels, delaying your period: Hello Amanda. It is possible that you conceived and it has not taken and you will shed the products of conception soon. OR your stress about hoping to be pregnant is messing up your hormones levels thus delaying your period.I would suggest waiting another...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could i be Pregnant?, implantation bleeding, chances of pregnancy
implantation bleeding, chances of pregnancy, morning urine: Dear Stephanie, If you ve been trying to conceive, that tells me you ve been having unprotected sex. So - the chances of pregnancy are obviously there. The spotting you describe sounds like it could be implantation bleeding, which typically occurs 6-12...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be Pregnant?, clomiphene tablets, fertility specialist
clomiphene tablets, fertility specialist, 10th feb: Dear Mitali, Unfortunately, it is impossible for me to give you a percentage as far as your chances of pregnancy this month. If I could do that - I d be a very wealthy - and blessed - woman! :-) If your cycles are normally 32-34 days in length, then...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am i Pregnant?, consecutive periods, morning urine
consecutive periods, morning urine, pregnancy test: Dear Chrissy, If you haven t taken a pregnancy test in the last two months, then I would suggest that you take another one. Make sure that you use 1st morning urine to get a concentrated sample for the most accurate results. If the test would happen...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Can I Be Pregnant?, early pregnancy, morning urine
early pregnancy, morning urine, toilet paper: Dear Kim, Well - you didn t tell me when your LMP was, so it is difficult for me to know whether you would have been ovulating during the times you were having unprotected sex. But if you usually have your periods during the first two weeks of the month,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant?, swollen tender breasts, lower abdominal cramps
swollen tender breasts, lower abdominal cramps, home pregnancy tests: Dear Leah, Some women have reported not being able to get a positive reading on a pregnancy test for as many as 8-10 weeks. Now, this is not the norm. Most often you can get a positive reading the week after a missed or spotty period. But...it has been...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant, estimated due date, hcg level
estimated due date, hcg level, pregnancy test: Dear Andrea, With a LMP date of 1/3, that should put you at 15 weeks, 6 days today and an estimated due date of 10/11/07. Your estimated conception date would have been 1/18. The hCG level is indicative of an earlier pregnancy, which is why they probably...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I Pregnant, pls advice, stomch
pls advice, stomch, morning urine: Dear Haji, It sounds like you have done exactly the right things to conceive! :-) I usually recommend that women wait until the week after a missed or spotty period before testing for pregnancy. If your LMP was 4/15, I would suggest that you wait until...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Not Pregnant yet!, irregular periods, dear kelly
irregular periods, dear kelly, provera: Dear Kelly, Since the Provera worked to regulate your periods pretty well for three months following the first course of treatment, I would be inclined to think that it would be a good option again in combination with the Clomid. However, you will need...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant???, emergency c section, pre eclampsia
emergency c section, pre eclampsia, second pregnancy: Since you ve been on bcp, and had a negative hpt, you should assume that you are not pregnant. I want to express my deepest sympathies with the loss of your baby. During my first pregnancy (twins) I needed an emergency C to save my own life, due to severe,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I Be Pregnant?, birth control pills, emergency contraception
birth control pills, emergency contraception, backup method: Dear Andrea, If you had been on the BCP consistently (without a break) for a full year and went off for the 7 days prior, it will be very difficult to predict when/if your body would have ovulated. Every woman s body tends to react differently. The BCP...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant or not??, home pregnancy tests, best time to take a pregnancy test
home pregnancy tests, best time to take a pregnancy test, tender breasts: If your last period started on April 28, and you have been having 26 day cycles (from the first day of your period until the frist day of your next period) ovulation probably occurred on May 9. You could have concieved if you had sex on May 8,9,10, or 11....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be Pregnant?, leaking breasts, symptoms of pregnancy
leaking breasts, symptoms of pregnancy, left breast: Generally (but not always) leaking from only one breast signifies a problem. If you were pregnant or having a hormone change etc. the leakage should be from both breast. If you have soreness or heat in the one that is leaking you should be seen. I really...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant ant not know, pre ejaculate, sexual encounter
pre ejaculate, sexual encounter, stomach pain: Dear Jasmine, Did you explain this to your doctor? Have you had normal periods over the last 7 months? And did he happen to tell you what your hCG level was? That would help determine how pregnant you are. Did the doctor seem urgent about getting you into...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Getting Pregnant after Birth Control, getting pregnant after birth control, conflicting reports
getting pregnant after birth control, conflicting reports, birth defects: Dear Lisa, It truly depends on each individual woman. Some women can discontinue BCP use and immediately get pregnant. Others will try for six months or more. But we don t actually know that those who try for many months would not have needed to try that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Getting Pregnant After Birth Control, birth control pill, getting pregnant after birth control
birth control pill, getting pregnant after birth control, 28th day: This question will probably be answered different by everyone you ask. Some believe that if you were fertile before you will be fertile after while others think that long use of the pill will reduce your chances of becoming pregnant. If you are having...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant, breastfeeding and spotting, spotting in early pregnancy, blood test for pregnancy
spotting in early pregnancy, blood test for pregnancy, viable pregnancy: It is quite common to have some spotting in early pregnancy. It may be completely normal or it may be the beginning of a miscarriage. Certainly, if you start bleeding heavier than a normal period and it is accompanied by cramps, you should take a blood test...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant/Cyst, beta results, pregnancy test
beta results, pregnancy test, definitive test: Dear Krissy, The increase in the hormones estrogen and progesterone can sometimes cause a cyst, or cysts, to form during a pregnancy which often dissipate when levels of those hormones come back down to non-pregnant levels. However, cysts can also form...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant confused, cesarean sections, cesarean section
cesarean sections, cesarean section, ortho evra patch: If you stopped the patch for any length of time, you may have ovulated and could have conceived if you had sex around the time of ovulation. I do not know when you were due to have your period. However, if you believe that you are more than one week late for...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant after D&C, pregnancy hormones, serum beta
pregnancy hormones, serum beta, pregnancy loss: Dear Amber, More than likely you have become pregnant again. Typically hCG levels will come back down to non-pregnant levels approximately 3-4 weeks after a lost pregnancy. Now, this can be a bit longer depending upon how the loss occurs and how high the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant on Depo?, blood test results, depo provera
blood test results, depo provera, extreme fatigue: Hi Jennifer :) Its very possible that the effects your are feeling, simply could be an effect from the depo shot. Again, hormonal changes will occur, and when that happens, often they can mimic pregnancy symptoms to a tee. However, you did say you had...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant Education in Water, dear cheri, breastfed infants
dear cheri, breastfed infants, research result: Hello Gejing. There is really no proof of any of these theories yet. However, anything that promotes relaxation and calm in the mother is GOOD for the baby. The things that promote good brain development in the baby are the mental health of the mother- low...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant and exposed to pesticide, pest control service, last period
pest control service, last period, main ingredient: I am unfamiliar with the ingredients in Cynoff. If you have any worry, call the pest control service. They must have a sheet on every chemical they use (required by law). However, most sprays will not cause any harm to your pregnancy or to your fetus as long...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant after four miscarriages., heavy periods, live births
heavy periods, live births, early pregnancy: Dear Lace, Slight cramping or a feeling of pressure would not necessarily be abnormal. Severe cramping (such as with heavy periods) accompanied by bleeding would be more of a concern and/or a sign of a miscarriage. I know it s difficult, but try to relax....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Can you get Pregnant four mounth's giving brith :), symptoms of pregnancy, mounth
symptoms of pregnancy, mounth, having your baby: Hi Alyssa, You certainly can get pregnant 4 months after having your baby :) Infact, I know women, that got pregnant 6 weeks after delivery, so its not uncommon at all. But 2 things could be happening with you. You very well could be pregnant right...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant and going to the gym, impact workout, impact work
impact workout, impact work, tanning booth: Hello K. Yes, the low impact workout is fine- continue until you are feeling uncomfortable. The tanning booth will not harm the baby except when you get skin cancer and die- leaving your baby without a mother. Cheri. Hello again K. Though you felt the answer...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant with no HCG detected possible??, home pregnancy tests, pregnancy test
home pregnancy tests, pregnancy test, provera: If you have missed two periods, and do not have a positive pregnancy test, you are not pregnant. If you were pregnant, there would definitely be HCG in your blood and urine. If you have missed two periods, the proper treatment is Provera 10mg twice a day for...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant, can that happen after a tubal ligation?, best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period
best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period, lower back pain: A pregnancy test is accurate 14-21 days after conception. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your period. If you are more than 1 week late for yur period, a pregnancy test is accurate. You are not pregnant, especially since...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant Massage Therapist, thinking about having a baby, rest periods
thinking about having a baby, rest periods, massage therapist: I have had many massage therapists who were pregnant and continued working throughout the pregnancy. Sometimes it can become tiring and you may have to take rest periods between clients. You may develop cramping of your muscles during the sessions. However,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant? missed Cyle?, sexual intimacy, gravol
sexual intimacy, gravol, yestarday: If you have a regular cycle and your last period started on November 21, you would have ovulated on December 4 and could ONLY have conceived if you had sex on December 3,4,5, or 6. If you did become pregnant on one of those days, a pregnancy test would have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant on Patch?, sore and tender breasts, birth control pills
sore and tender breasts, birth control pills, second trimester of pregnancy: Do not remove the patch. Even if you are pregnant, there is no danger in keeping the patch on (or continuing birth control pills) until the start of the second trimester of pregnancy. I doubt that you have become pregnant. If your last period started on July...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant? Perid? Or Something Else?, egg white cervical mucus, maxi pads
egg white cervical mucus, maxi pads, mystery lady: Dear Mystery Lady , It could simply be a bit of a hormonal imbalance which is causing the unusual period and the symptoms you are having. My suggestion is to wait and see what the next cycle brings. If you get a period at the expected time and heavy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant or Period?, unexplained infertility, regular periods
unexplained infertility, regular periods, pregnancy test: Often, during pregnancy, you can have some mild cramping and some spotting at around the time of your period due to implantation of the fetus in the uterus. As long as you do not have heavy bleeding and heavy cramps, you may still be pregnant. If you do not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant and Periods?, bleeding during pregnancy, regular periods
bleeding during pregnancy, regular periods, check ups: Once you are pregnant, you do not get your periods. You can, however, have some bleeding during pregnancy for other causes. I would suggest that you get a pregnancy test. If it is negative, you are not pregnant.When was the first day of your last period?...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant on the Pill?, best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy, getting pregnant on the pill: If you became pregnant while taking the pill (less than 0.1%) you would miss your period and the earliest symptoms of pregnancy are breast tenderness, fatigue, and nausea. Spotting is not a sign of pregnancy. If your last period started on September 20, the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant and on the Pill?, symptoms of pregnancy, pregnancy tests
symptoms of pregnancy, pregnancy tests, pregnancy test: The discharge, cramps, and bloating are not signs or symptoms of pregnancy. When was the first day of your last period? If you are on the pills, it is highly unlikely that you could have conceived (even if you had not been on the pills for a full two weeks)....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant or not Pregnant?, labor and delivery nurse, initial ultrasound
labor and delivery nurse, initial ultrasound, ovulation conception: Dear Jessica, It depends upon what type of blood test they run. The qualitative blood pregnancy test will return a positive/negative result and is only slightly more accurate/reliable than a urine test. A quantitative blood pregnancy test (serum beta hCG)...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant or perimenopause?, hcg pregnancy hormone, human chorionic gonadotropin
hcg pregnancy hormone, human chorionic gonadotropin, regular periods: HI Joyce, Well it certainly does sound like you might be pregnant... I would retest again tomorrow; if it is still negative, give a few more days, (the longest days, right?!) and try another home test. Make sure you test first thing in the morning; your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant or just period, fertility pills, negative pregnancy test
fertility pills, negative pregnancy test, cervical mucus: Dear Ashlee, Many women have this frustration. Even though it seems as though it SHOULD be easy when you are young - for some women it just isn t. The tracking of your basal body temps should help you determine when you are ovulating. Are you familiar...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant after period?, flat stomach, pregnancy test
flat stomach, pregnancy test, pregnancy symptoms: It is always important to remember the FIRST day of every period, not when it ends. If your last period started on December 5, you would have ovulated on December 18 and could ONLY have conceived if you had sexd on December 17,18,19, olr 20. You could not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant on the pill?, pregnant on the pill, pills
pregnant on the pill, pills, reminder: You are welcome. Most women don t understand the differnces when on the pill, you don t have to track your period anymore, just know it should come before starting the new pack. Even if it don t you are probably still okay if you have been taking them right....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant and on prometrium., empty gestational sac, types of miscarriages
empty gestational sac, types of miscarriages, fetal heartbeat: If you had a positive HPT, then you are pregnant. Taking the prometrium will not cause you to miscarry or to miss the signs of a miscarriage. There are two types of miscarriages (abortins): Spontaneous abortions and Missed abortions. In spontaneous abortions...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant and having regular cycles?, frequent headaches, urine test
frequent headaches, urine test, intercourse: What you have going on is rare, but does happen. I really can not explain it. Not sure anyone really can. You may have just had a bad test. This is not likely. Most likely you will have to wait the results of your test and find out from your Dr. what...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant and have regular periods?, regular periods, check ups
regular periods, check ups, hpts: Hi regina, I think you can relax. Even a home test would pick up a pregnancy by now. Yes you can spot a bit while pregnant, but it would NOT be regular like a period, and it should NOT be nearly as heavy as you are talking about. When a woman is pregnant,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant soon after miscarriage...?, beta hcg, period cycle
beta hcg, period cycle, pregnancy test: If you had bleeding on April 23 and a sonogram showed that there were no abnormalities in the uterus , you would not have ovulated for, at least, two weeks after the miscarriage (until May 7) and could not have conceived as early as May 2. Usually, you do...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant from sperm in water, anovulatory cycle, pregnancy test
anovulatory cycle, pregnancy test, time of ovulation: It is very unlikely that you could have conceived from sperm swimming in a lake and into your vagina. However, if you have any doubts, take a pregnancy test since you are already two weeks late for your period. Most likely, you merely had an anovulatory cycle...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant now, Tampon Issue, foul vaginal odor, signs of infection
foul vaginal odor, signs of infection, typical signs: Dear Giselle, As long as the tampon was removed, you had a period, and have not experienced any symptoms of a vaginal/cervical infection since it has been removed - it should not be an issue. If your doctor has done a pelvic exam, he/she would have noted...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant after Tubaligation??, home pregnancy test, tubal sterilization
home pregnancy test, tubal sterilization, electrocautery: Any time that you miss your period, you have to rule out pregnancy first, especially if you are two weeks late. How was the tubal ligation pereformed? Was it a laparoscopic tubal sterilization with electrocautery of the tubes, or was it a Pomeroy tubal ligation...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Getting Pregnant While taking Antidepressantv, vancouver washington, trazodone
vancouver washington, trazodone, youngest son: I m sorry to add to your confusion. However, this is a changing science and new data keep coming up, which constantly alters our advice. You can definitely not take Paxil during pregnancy. It is still controversial concerning Wellbutrin. However, Prozac is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant w/infection, yeast infection during pregnancy, white blood cells
yeast infection during pregnancy, white blood cells, white cells: You did not mention what pill the doctor gave you. We use Diflucan 150mg one time to treat yeast infection. During pregnancy, we usually use Monistat-7 cream or Cleocin cream. The white cells is common and not a problem. If there is any doubt, have your doctor...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant w/ neg test results, best time to take a pregnancy test, urine pregnancy tests
best time to take a pregnancy test, urine pregnancy tests, blood test for pregnancy: The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your next period. If you have a normal 28 day cycle, you ovulated on cycle day 14 and can conceive if you have sex on cycle day #13,14,15, or 16. If your last period started on March 1, you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant w/ pill, pregnancy tests, date of conception
pregnancy tests, date of conception, sonogram: If your last period started on August 31, and you started your pills 10 days late, you probably ovulated on September 14. (If you had not missed any pills, you would not have ovlated). If you ovulated on September 14, you could have conceived if you had sex...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant and weight loss, low carbohydrate diet, high protein low carbohydrate diet
low carbohydrate diet, high protein low carbohydrate diet, exersize: Don t worry, you will start to gain weight soon. Many women will not gain weight during the first trimester. After 16 weeks,you should start to gain. Eat a high protein, low carbohydrate diet with leavy vegetables and three glasses of milk per day. Continue...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Getting Pregnant, birth control pills, ovulation kit
birth control pills, ovulation kit, old mother: I think an ovulation kit would be a great next step! You can even go to www.babycenter.com then to their tools and calculators and type in your info and get a better idea of when you are ovualting then you might have right now. They also have lots of helpful...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnany and Anal fissures, whole grain cereal, fruits and veggies
whole grain cereal, fruits and veggies, metamusil: Kelly- it would have helped to know about the IBS in the first place! Yes, your routine with the MOM in the late evening is fine. I know how painful a fissure can be- have you used Annusol plus supps? They help a great deal. All the best- Cheri. Bye the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Premature Labor and Zoloft, heart palpitations, overwhelming stress
heart palpitations, overwhelming stress, stress and anxiety: Hi Tammy, it is really not known about whether the baby is ok, but we do leave our patients on their antidepressants during the pregnancy to avoid other problems. I would make sure the ob looks carefully at every ultrasound for any problems. As far as the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PreNatal Exercise Class, prenatal exercise class, prenatal yoga classes
prenatal exercise class, prenatal yoga classes, vena cava: You can take a regular style Pilates class until about half way through pregnancy, or until your tummy gets in the way of spine flexion. Most women are advised not to exercise on their backs after about the mid point of pregnancy. It was speculated that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Prenatal Care, health food store, baby one
health food store, baby one, prenatal care: Hello Danielle- why have you not been taking supplements? It should be okay, but why take chances with your baby? And DON T take the kind that the dr suggests!! Go to a health food store and buy ones that need to be taken 3 times a day- they absorb much better...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Prenatal Fitness Class, impact aerobics, aerobics class
impact aerobics, aerobics class, prenatal fitness: The good news is that since you are already acclimated to aerobic exercise, you can continue your regular workout until about 20 weeks or so. Studies show that women who participate in regular aerobic activities in pregnancy grow larger placentas and have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Prenatal massage, vena cava, prenatal massage
vena cava, prenatal massage, pregnant patient: Although we like a pregnant patient to lie on her left side (so as to take the weight of the uterus off the Vena Cava, and increase perfusion and blood flow to the heart), it will not cause any damage or ill effects if, at times, she lies on her stomach. I...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Prenatal vitamins, health food store, prenatal vitamins
health food store, prenatal vitamins, iron supplements: Hello Katie. At 20 weeks it is just fine not to feel the baby every day- it is quite small and will not always be moving at the front of your uterus- which is the only place you can detect any movement at this point. You need to forget about the vitamins recommended...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Preparing for a baby, ina may gaskin, healthy pregnancy
ina may gaskin, healthy pregnancy, naturopathic physician: Well Angie- if you are REALLY serious about this, I would suggest a consult with a naturopathic physician. He/she is able to analyze your food plan and make very good suggestions about how to alter your diet. I would also suggest that you search out your local...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Preparing for pregnancy, pap smear, preparing for pregnancy
pap smear, preparing for pregnancy, pelvic exam: You are off to the right start. But you should make sure you are up to date on your yearly pap smear and pelvic exam. You should be taking a pre-natal vitamin or at least be taking folic acid to help prevent birth defects. Finally, NO SMOKING OR DRINKING!...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PreTerm Labor, 70 effaced, delivering a baby
70 effaced, delivering a baby, terbutaline: If you do not get any more contractions, you probably will not go into labor early. HOwever,you are at a high risk for preterm labor. Try to drink lots and lots of water. Take the terbutaline and, if you start to have any contractions that occur more than...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Preterm Labor Meds, normal medicine, women in labor
normal medicine, women in labor, pregant women: HI Kori, this is not a normal procedure, other drugs are used especially if it is too early in the pregnancy, but if you are term and water is leaking, you are to be put in the hospital because of the risk of infection. Go back to the ER or to another one...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Preterm Labor, cervical dilatation, stop gap
cervical dilatation, stop gap, second pregnancy: The medication that your were given (terbutaline) is only a stop-gap measure to control preterm labor. It may stop your contractions, but they may start again. Try to stay at bedrest. The goal is for you to get up to 36 weeks. After that, the baby s lungs...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Preterm Labour, mcdonald cerclage, preterm contractions
mcdonald cerclage, preterm contractions, incompetent cervix: If they decided to put in a McDonald Cerclage, the cervix must have been opening a bit. With the stitch, however, it is unlikely that you will, indeed, go into preterm labor (that is the purpose of the stitch). However, if you do start to have preterm labor,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Preterm labor, 2nd pregnancy, early labour, premature labour
early labour, premature labour, pre eclampsia: Hi Joanna, Well your question has a bit of twist. Your labour was induced ..and wasnt natural with your first baby. However, statistics say, that between 25 and 50 percent of women whom had a premature birth, or early labour will experience premature labour,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Preterm labor, 17th week of pregnancy, inevitable abortion
17th week of pregnancy, inevitable abortion, pap smear: A PAP smear will not aggravate a pregnancy. HOwever, usually we do not perform a PAP smear at the time of rupture of membranes. If she ruptured her membranes at 17 weeks gestation, it is called an inevitable abortion and the pregnancy cannot be saved unless...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I have Primary Amenorrhea. Can I conceive?, anterior pituitary gland, viable eggs
anterior pituitary gland, viable eggs, primary amenorrhea: If you have primary amenorrhea, you will not ovulate and cannot conceive. You have to ovulate in order to become pregnant. If you correct the amenorrhea, you may start to ovulate. You must collect the funds to see a gynecologist and he will ,again, do the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Problem with urination., trouble urinating, live births
trouble urinating, live births, bladder: Right now, your uterus is pressing on your bladder and causing you the difficulty in urination. Try urinating several times during the night, so as to not allow the bladder to fill up too much. After you reach 16 weeks, or so, the uterus will start to grow...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Problems getting pregnant, ovulation kits, target dates
ovulation kits, target dates, spontaneous abortion: Unless you have intercourse around the time of ovulation, you will not become pregnant. Remember that you only ovulate one day per month, so, if you have been trying for6 months, that is only 6 days of ovulation. We do not start a workup until you have been...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Problems with vagina, yeast infection?, swollen vulva, sitz baths
swollen vulva, sitz baths, yeast infection: A white cheesy discharge with a swollen vulva can, indeed, be a yeast infection. If the over-the-counter cream helped, and the discharge went away, don t worry about it. If you had a normal period, don t worry. If the skin of your vagina is peeling, it may...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Production of Estrogen by the Adrenal Glands, benign ovarian cysts, bilateral oophorectomy
benign ovarian cysts, bilateral oophorectomy, total hysterectomy: You did not mention whether they removed your ovaries at the time of the total hysterectomy. Total hysterectomy is only the uterus. A bilateral oophorectomy is the removal of the ovaries. Often we remove the ovaries of women if they are over 45 years of age...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Progesterene Suppositories/ Thinned Lining, baby aspirin, blighted ovum
baby aspirin, blighted ovum, blood clotting disorder: Everyone appears to have done the right thing. If you have more than one miscarriage, we usually use baby aspirin as well as progesterone suppositories in order to prevent another miscarriage. The risk of miscarriage is 15-20% of every pregnancy. There is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Progesterone, progesterone level, impending trouble
progesterone level, impending trouble, weeks of pregnancy: Dear Josie, Those numbers are not enough to get incredibly alarmed about yet. It s only a .8 drop in progesterone and the hCG did rise. Average progesterone is about 20 at 4 weeks LMP, and 40 at 14 weeks LMP. hCG levels at 9-12 weeks of pregnancy should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Progesterone Level, empty gestational sac, progesterone levels
empty gestational sac, progesterone levels, symptoms of pregnancy: If your last period stgarted on August 15, on October 6 you should have been 7 weeks 2 days. If the sonogram only showed an empty gestational sac, that would mean that you were less than 5 weeks pregnant at the time. I would repeat the sonogram on October...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Progesterone Levels, progesterone level, progesterone levels
progesterone level, progesterone levels, lining of the uterus: Hi Crissy :) You do have reason to be concerned here. Progersterone is what keeps you pregnant. It keeps the lining of the uterus thick, intact, and rich. It also keeps the mucous surrounding the cervix nice and thick as well. All this is viable for a healthy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Progesterone level is high, pregnancy tests, pregnancy test
pregnancy tests, pregnancy test, luteal phase: Progesterone levels fluctuate with your cycle. A level of less than 10 is low. A level of 24.7 is excellent. That does not mean that you will conceive, but does mean that your luteal phase (the number of days from ovulation to the next period) is good and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Progesterone while pregnant, lack of progesterone, number of chromosomes
lack of progesterone, number of chromosomes, progesterone: In general, if a miscarriage is destined to happen, there is no way to stop it. Rarely, it may be due to a lack of progesterone which is why it was prescribed. In general, most miscarriages happen because there was an error during cell division early in the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Progesterone Supplementation, progesterone levels, weeks of pregnancy
progesterone levels, weeks of pregnancy, prometrium: Dear Elle, There really is conflicting data on the use of progesterone during pregnancy. Many doctors have had really good results in using it to boost the progesterone levels of women whose levels are not high enough to support the pregnancy on their own....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Progesterone Supplements during pregnancy, progesterone supplements, progesterone level
progesterone supplements, progesterone level, irregular ovulation: If you are, indeed, ovulating every month, you do not need to take Clomid. Clomid interferes with the negative feedback mechanism in your hypothalamus which allows more FSH to be produced by your pituitary gland, thus increasing the probability of ovulation....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Progesterone Suppositories, progesterone supplementation, progesterone suppositories
progesterone supplementation, progesterone suppositories, crinone 8: After a miscarriage, as long as you are emotionally O.K., you can start trying to conceive right after you get a normal period.If you have the antiphopholipid syndrome with anticardiolipin antibodies, or any evidence of Lupus, it is a good idea to take Lovenox...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Progesterone Therapy, progesterone suppositories, crinone
progesterone suppositories, crinone, prometrium: What type of progesterone are you taking? (Prometrium, Crinone, or progesterone suppositories). The double dose will not hurt the pregnancy or the baby. HOwever, I would stop taking all types of progesterone when you reach 12 weeks gestation. By then, the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Progesterone, low progesterone levels, progesterone level
low progesterone levels, progesterone level, progesterone: Miscarriages occur in 15-20% of every pregnancy. There is nothing you can do to cause a miscarriage and there is nothing you can do to prevent a miscarriage. However, sometimes, low progesterone can lead to miscarriages. I would sggest that you get a progesterone...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Progestrone and period delay, ivf pgd, endometrium lining
ivf pgd, endometrium lining, pegnancy: There are many properties of progesterone. If you hve not gotten your period for several months, taking progesteone (ten mg twice a day f0r five days) will bring on your period within 10 days. If you are trying to maintain a pegnancy, you can ake...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Prolapse and Pregnancy, vaginal prolapse, uterine contractions
vaginal prolapse, uterine contractions, urogynecologist: It is not a good idea to use a pessary during pregnancy without being under the care of a doctor. A pessary might cause uterine contractions - which could even cause preterm labor. A doctor could help figure out whether you were are risk for this. I suggest...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Prolapse/ Rectocele, cystocele rectocele, bladder prolapse
cystocele rectocele, bladder prolapse, complications during pregnancy: Jennifer: Cystocele & rectocele will not cause any complications during pregnancy, per se. Whether or not another pregnancy will cause progression of your problems is anybody s guess, but oftentimes it will. The jury is still out re: the protective value...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Prolapsed uterus, american urogynecologic society, society www
american urogynecologic society, society www, best of luck: You are probably right. My website , www.mybladderMD.com , as well as the site for the American Urogynecologic Society, www.augs.org , have good info for you. In my opinion, you should see a fellowship-trained urogynecologist. Best of luck I m sure...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Prolonged Menstration?, prolonged menstration, cervical mucus
prolonged menstration, cervical mucus, mid cycle: If your period started on February 3, you are now on cycle day #12. You are approaching the day of ovulation. Thsi often can be accompanied by some spotting (mid-cycle staining) or ( mittelshmerz ). Around ovulation, there is also a thinning of the cervical...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Prometrium, pregnancy success rates, progesterone level
pregnancy success rates, progesterone level, hcg levels: Dear Mika, OK...take a breath. I really do know this is scary for you. I ll try to help answer as many of your questions as I can, as best as I can. By your dates, you d be at 4 weeks, 2 days right now. The average progesterone level at 4 weeks after...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Prometrium, prometrium 200mg, progesterone level
prometrium 200mg, progesterone level, reproductive endocrinologist: Dear Gretchen, A progesterone level below 13 does not mean that miscarriage is imminent. Doctors have certain levels where they want the hormones of pregnancy - namely hCG and progesterone - to be at and when a progesterone level falls below that, they...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Prometrium didn't work..., birth control pills, fertility pills
birth control pills, fertility pills, regular periods: If the spotting stopped on June 5, wait to see if you get a normal period this month. If not, try the Provera again (10mg twice a day for 5 days). When you get your period, you may have to go on birth control pills for a few months until you have regulated...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Prometrium during pregnancy, prometrium during pregnancy, prometrium
prometrium during pregnancy, prometrium, second opinion: Jennifer, I have never heard of Prometrium being used after 16 weeks. I think that by then, it has done it s job and there is no use for it. They don t use Prometrium to keep you pregnant if you go into pre-term labor later on. I think you are right in...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Prometrium during pregnancy, prometrium during pregnancy, blood test results
prometrium during pregnancy, blood test results, low levels of progesterone: Often, a miscarriage can occur due to low levels of progesterone during early pregnancy, causing a corpus luteum defect . We then give progesterone supplementation during early pregnancy (up to 12 weeks gestation), in the form of suppositories or Prometrium...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Prometrium and its intent, luteal phase defect, low levels of progesterone
luteal phase defect, low levels of progesterone, preganncy: We prescribe progesterone (Prometrium or Provera) in preganncy to patients who have a luteal phase defect or a low level of progesterone. If you have low levels of progesterone, there is a higher risk of miscarriage. You can take progesterone until around...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Prometrium and pregnancy symptoms, prometrium and pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test
prometrium and pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, first response hpt: Prometrium is not giving you false pregnancy symtoms,nor will it delay your period. There are many causes for a metal taste in your mouth. Metallic taste is not a symptom of PMS. Be patient. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Prometrium and pregnancy, cervical mucus during pregnancy, prometrium and pregnancy
cervical mucus during pregnancy, prometrium and pregnancy, female hormone levels: Dear Nicole, Yes, I m aware that many of the pharmaceutical inserts for progesterone replacement drugs will warn not to take during pregnancy. However, this has become a pretty common medication to give to those women who are having a bit higher risk pregnancy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Prometrium, brushing your teeth, prometrium
brushing your teeth, prometrium, best possible outcome: Dear Karen, I m sorry to hear about your difficulties. Yes, you are right that it is important to take this medication exactly as ordered by your doctor. You did not say how it was ordered. Was it twice a day as you indicated, or at specific times of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Protein in urine, 24 hour urine test, pregnancy induced hypertension
24 hour urine test, pregnancy induced hypertension, modified bedrest: One of the illnesses we check for during pregnancy is a condition called preecclampsia , which is a pregnancy induced hypertension. It usually is manifested by high blood pressure, edema, and protein in the urine. If protein is found on a dipstick (during...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Provera, pregnancy tests, pregnancy test
pregnancy tests, pregnancy test, provera: Provera is definitely safe to take, even if you may be pregnant. We used to use Provera as a pegnancy test. If you started bleeding, you were not pregnant. If you did not bleed, you were pregnant. Now we have many better pregnancy tests. Provera works in...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Femara, avandia 4mg, avandia 8mg
avandia 4mg, avandia 8mg, nuva ring: The progest eerone )Prometrium) will help if you have a deficiency of progesterone and will induce your period, if you do not get it on time. Prometrium also helps prevent miscarriage. The Femara may enhance your ability to ovulate, but will not cause you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Provera....again : ), pregnancy tests, pregnancy test
pregnancy tests, pregnancy test, provera: In the old days, prior to the development of pregnancy tests, we used Provera to determine if a patient was pregnant. If , after taking Provera, the patient got a period, we know that she was not pregnant. We use Provera to induce a period ,now, in a patient...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Provera??, early stages of pregnancy, stages of pregnancy
early stages of pregnancy, stages of pregnancy, pregnancy test: Hi there, I wasnt aware that you taken Depo Provera as birthcontol back in October. You know, The standard rule for Depo Provera, is that once your 12 weeks is up, you are at risk for being pregnant, and your cycle should kick in .. However, I know...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Provera, provera, last period
provera, last period, time frame: Hi Deidra. Often, many ladies have to stay on provera for a few months or so. You might not get your period next month, or the month after. Provera will induce your period while taken, but the hope is that your cycle will continue after that, on its own,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Provera& APS, antibody syndrome, hcg test
antibody syndrome, hcg test, eveing: Usually, after a miscarriage, you will get your next period in 4-6 weeks. If you had the miscarriage on February 12, you are due for your next period after March 11. I would wait until March 20. If you do not get your period, you can take Provera 10 mg twice...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Provera and Miscarriage, miscarriage in early pregnancy, antibody syndrome
miscarriage in early pregnancy, antibody syndrome, baby aspirin: You probably had the miscarriages due to antiphospholipid syndrome (due to the elevated cardiolipin antibodies). YOu definitely should take baby aspirin, Lovenox, and folic acid. That may help you get through the pregnancy. Provera is perfectly safe for use...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Provera and Pelvic Pain, hemorrhagic cyst, negative pregnancy tests
hemorrhagic cyst, negative pregnancy tests, sonographer: Ask the sonographer how large the hemorrhagic cyst measured. If the cyst is less than 5cm in diameter, nothing need be done except some analgesics to control the pain. However, if the cyst measures over 6cm in diameter, it should be removed. If both urine...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Provera and pregnancy, progesterone level, question god
progesterone level, question god, curious question: During pregnancy, Provera (progesterone) may prevent and lower the risk of miscarriage. Provera is recommended if the progesterone level is low. It will not cause a period to occur. If a woman is not pregnant, Provera can start the period or stop abnormal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Provera and sore nipples?, birth control pills, nipple tenderness
birth control pills, nipple tenderness, sore nipples: Are you still taking the Provera? Usually, to jump start a period, we give Provera 10mg twice a day for five days and you should get your period in 10 days. Then you do not have to take the Provera unless you miss another period. If you have such long cycles,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Provera, taking the pills, careful record
taking the pills, careful record, provera: Provera will induce a period. After taking Provera you can get your period anytime after starting the Provera. I would suggest that you finish the last three pills and then keep a careful record of your bleeding. See what happens next month. There is no reason...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PUBIC BONE PAIN, pubic bones, three bones
pubic bones, three bones, preganncy: The pubic bone actually consists of three bones connected with a type of cement . During pregnancy, this cement can loosen up and there can be a separation of the pubic bones, causing excruciating pain during the preganncy and sometime after. I certainly...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PUPPP postpartum, steroid cream, bad case
steroid cream, bad case, dermatologist: Usually PUPP usually disappears shortly after the delivery of the baby. If it appears that you are, again, developing a rash, it can t be PUPP (because you are no longer pregnant) but it certainly can be a new rash. I would suggest that you see a dermatologist...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pubic bone pain, symphysis pubis, three bones
symphysis pubis, three bones, pelvic bone: The pubic bone consists of three bones with cement between them. During pregnancy, this cement becomes softer and there can be a separation of the symphysis pubis (the pubic bone). An X-ray will show the separation, but we are reluctant to perform an X-ray...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pulmonary Embolism and Pregnancy, birth control pills, pulmonary embolus
birth control pills, pulmonary embolus, pulmonary embolism: There is no reason to avoid pregnancy once you had a pulmonary embolism. It usually is a one time occurrence and its causes are varied. I would have to know your entire detailed history before advising you more. However, I have had several paitients who...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PV bleed and pelvic pressure, incompetent cervix, ultrasound findings
incompetent cervix, ultrasound findings, pelvic pressure: Dear Crystal, Unfortunately, I cannot give you any definitive answers either. It does sound like your OB doctor is being very cautious with you, so follow his direction. I would suspect that he will look at the ultrasound findings after the radiologist...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pain, pap smear, pap smears
pap smear, pap smears, pelvic exams: HI Lisa, remember the pap smear is totally different from a penis. Another thing, is if you are tense also during sex it will hurt, remember to use lubricant and lots of it and relax and enjoy and remember to use birth control if you should choose sex...