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ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Hi,ask a question about..., x girlfriend, mestruation
x girlfriend, mestruation, fahter: If she has a normal monthly cycle, and her last period started on January 25, then she would have ovulated on February 7 and could only have conceived if she had sex on February 6,7,8, or 9. If she did get pregnant on one of those days, a pregnancy test would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Hi,I was just curious,..., serogate mother, months of pregnancy
serogate mother, months of pregnancy, pregnacy: Hello Kate. You and your friend have lots of time on your hands. LOL I appreciate your creative thinking. Generally 1 or 2 months pregnant is when miscarriages happen. In fact if you are more than 3 months along it is called a still born or early...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Hi First thank you for taking..., liver function tests, chronic hypertension
liver function tests, chronic hypertension, questios: It is highly unlikely that you have preeclampsia if this is your fourth pregnancy and you are only 16 weeks pregnant at this time. Preeclampsia is usually seen in primips and much later in pregnancy. You may, of course, have some component of chronic hypertension....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Hi, I have been feeling quite..., pelvix, heavy bleeding
pelvix, heavy bleeding, medical advice: It is unusal for breakthrough bleeding to occur after more than two years on the same pill. If you are having sudden heavy bleeding with headaches, I would definitely have it checked out by your doctor. Have your blood pressure checked and possibly a sonogram...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Hi, I just have a few questions...., ovulation calculator, pre cum
ovulation calculator, pre cum, last period: Hello Angie- well, I think your chances of being pregnant are about 50-50. Those sperm are so programmed to get into your body, they find a way!!If by luck you are NOT pregnant- go and buy some condoms yourself and keep them in your purse- don t count on the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Hi, I just have a few questions...., ovulation calculator, pre cum
ovulation calculator, pre cum, last period: The chances are fairly good actually. I can not tell you a % or an exact, you will have to wait and see if your period comes, if it does not take a test. Remember, pregnacy is not the only thing you risk with this kind of thing, there is also a chance of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Hi, A few years back my cousin..., molar pregnancy, molar pregancy
molar pregnancy, molar pregancy, pregancy problems: There are basically 2 reasons to induce a miscarriage. (An induced miscarriage is actually considered an involuntary abortion) The woman s health is endangered by pregnancy (therapeutic abortion) -0R- There is a chance of an abnormality in the developing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Hi:We had intercourse last..., best time to take a pregnancy test, nausea and fatigue
best time to take a pregnancy test, nausea and fatigue, earliest symptoms of pregnancy: None of your symptoms are related to pregnancy. The earliest symptoms of pregnancy are breast tenderness, nausea, and fatigue. You did not mention when the first day of your last period was. If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Hi, I'm in 21st week of..., feeling the baby move, week of pregnancy
feeling the baby move, week of pregnancy, fetal heart: Fetal movement starts around 21-22 weeks gestation. If you started feeling the baby move, and then it stopped, just go to your doctor s office and let them listen for a fetal heart. If it is there, don t worry. If the baby has a fetal heart,you will start...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Hi, I'm 32 years old, I have..., home pregnancy test, pregnancy tests
home pregnancy test, pregnancy tests, sonogram: If your last period started on January 25, then by now, a pregnancy test should be accurate. If the pregnancy tests have been negative, it is doubtful that you are pregnant, especially if they were blood tests. A sonogram may be useful if you have symptoms...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Hi, I'm starting my fifth..., terazol 7, fifth month of pregnancy
terazol 7, fifth month of pregnancy, sitz baths: There is not much that you can do to eliminate the yeast infection without using medication. Although there have not been any reports of any congenital or harmful effects of terazol on pregnancy or the fetus, it may be safer to use Monistat-7 cream (over...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Hi, I am newbie to the site...., pregnacy, obstetrician
pregnacy, obstetrician, habib: You have to be more specific concerning the trouble under your wife s right ear . If it is due to an infection, she should contact her care provider.It is common to have nausea or vomiting until around 16 weeks gestation. Is that why she cannot eat or drink?...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Hi, i have one quick question,is..., using a condom, forms of birth control
using a condom, forms of birth control, ejaculatory: Hello Madd. Well, anything is possible. Condoms are not foolproof. If yours had a tiny hole in it, sperm could have found their way out. Even the pre-ejaculatory fluids have sperm in them. Using a condom is a very good thing, but I always advise using TWO...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Hi, I am six weeks pregnant...., miscarrage, placenta
miscarrage, placenta, abdominal pain: It is possible that you could misscarry but sometimes the blood behind the placenta can resolve itself. Just watch the cramping and bleeding and take it easy. Try and rest and drink lots of fluids in the next couple of days. I hope everything works out...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Hi, what do you think the..., preventing pregnancy, withdrawal method
preventing pregnancy, withdrawal method, spermicide: Spermicidals are 90% effective in preventing pregnancy. That means that 10 women out of 100 will get pregnant using spermicidals. The withdrawal method does not work at all. There are around 300,000 sperm at the tip of the penis prior to ejaculation. Whenh...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Hi. I took Depro Provera for..., fertility pills, pregnancy test
fertility pills, pregnancy test, hormone imbalances: Hello Pam, no, I doubt you are pregnant. Your hormones are just VERY screwed up. Your dr. is correct to wait until you have another period even though that could take awhile. Pregnancy at this point would most likely fail anyway due to your hormone imbalances....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Hi, I was wondering if you..., molar pregancy, pregancy problems
molar pregancy, pregancy problems, early childhood development: There are many reasons for a woman to have an induced abortion. Some are due to the desire to not have any children. Some are due to the diagnosis of chromosomal abnormalities (Down s syndrome, etc). Trophoblastic disease in pregnancy (Molar preganncy) is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Hi ya I would like to know..., protein type, protein intake
protein type, protein intake, protien: It just means you are overdoing it on the protein type foods such as fish, chicken and other meats.Try staying away fromBeef type meats. Chicken and Fish are ok but beef has ALOT of protein in it. It isn t a significant problem but when your pregnant you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Hi, premature rupture of membranes, ultrasound measurements
premature rupture of membranes, ultrasound measurements, incompetent cervix: Dear Tammy, A vaginal scan is the best way to measure your cervix because it can be seen much more clearly this way. The cervix looks like a tube on the scan, between 3-5 cms in length, with one end at the top of the vagina (the external os) and the other...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: High Blood Pressure, gestational hypertension, gestational diabetes
gestational hypertension, gestational diabetes, high blood pressure: What medication did you get from your doctor that was stopped at 33 weeks? Was it for the hypertension or for the gestational diabetes. This pregnancy, you have a higher risk for gestational diabetes and will be checked at 28 weeks gestation (July 11).If you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: High Blood Pressure, pregnancy induced hypertension, 16th week of pregnancy
pregnancy induced hypertension, 16th week of pregnancy, week of pregnancy: HI Tonya, are you having any other symptoms with this, like nausea or vomiting, spotting bright red blood, cramping, swelling of the feet, hands and/or face? IF you are don t wait on a call from your ob, go to the ER immediately as you may be experiencing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: High bHCG and PG levels, gestational sac yolk sac, bhcg levels
gestational sac yolk sac, bhcg levels, partial molar pregnancy: Although your risk for another molar pregnancy is higher than the general population merely because you had one in the past, the fact that they saw a fetal pole is encouraging and you should not give up hope. Repeat the sonogram in one week. If there still...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: High Fundal Height Measurment, maternity clothes, week pregnancy
maternity clothes, week pregnancy, sized baby: There are many reasons for a high measurment. Twins or more could be a cause. (with U/S you know this is not the case with your Daughter) Lots of fluid, a large baby, or a larger than normal uterus. I did the same thing with my baby, I ended up having...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: High HCG levels but no fetus, high hcg levels, blighted ovum
high hcg levels, blighted ovum, perod: I think someone described this to me last week sometime. You did not mention when the first day of her last perod was, but can see a level of 13,000 at 4 weeks as well as up to 12 weeks. We do not see a fetus by sonogram until 6-7 weeks from the date of her...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: High HCG levels, high hcg levels, molar pregnancies
high hcg levels, molar pregnancies, down syndrome: Elevated HCG levels have absolutely nothing to do with the possibility of Down s syndrome. Very high HCG values are seen in molar pregnancies (trophoblastic disease) but those are exceedingly elevated. Your value of 59,930 is perfectly within normal limits...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: High HCG Serum Level, cervical polyp, molar pregnancy
cervical polyp, molar pregnancy, molar pregnancies: A polyp can grow back and can cause occasional bleeding. It usually does not interfere with the pregnancy, at all. You wrote that your HCG value is 154,359.7 The normal HCG value between 7-12 weeks gestation is 11,500 - 289,000. Your value appears to be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: High HcG but nothing on ultrasound., hcg levels, coverline
hcg levels, coverline, early in the game: Dear Kate, I wish I could alleviate some of your anxiety. The problem is that I really agree with more than one of the opinions that you ve gotten. First - I do think that the U/S doctor has a point about it being a bit too early in the pregnancy to have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: High Hcg levels, empty gestational sac, high hcg levels
empty gestational sac, high hcg levels, fetal heartbeat: The range of HCG values at 2 weeks from conception (4 weeks gestation) is 500-10,000. Your values of 590 and 378 are not high but are a bit low for 4 weeks pregnancy. (Remember, we count a pregnancy from the first day of your last period, not from the day...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: High Heart Rate While Exercising, high heart rate, dangerous level
high heart rate, dangerous level, heartrate: Your heartrate is not higher while exercising during pregnancy than it is while exercising when not pregnant. As I said, the hemodynamics of exercising is beyond my expertise so I would suggest that you consult a cardiologist and explain the whole scenario....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: High Risk, emergency c section, preganacy
emergency c section, preganacy, macrobid: Many times these things are never explained and never repeat themselves. The snow DID NOT cause this I can almost guarantee you. That is a mild activity. The not taking antibiotics may have made things worse as could of the shopping. Chances are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: High-Risk???, high risk, ofcourse
high risk, ofcourse, womb: I am not really sure what you are asking...Are you talking about the fetus or the mother? I ll explain both just in case Mother - It doesnt really go by a set weight. If you are eating healthy, maintaining your exercise and diets then you should be fine....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: High Risk Pregnancy, high risk pregnancy, emergency c section
high risk pregnancy, emergency c section, preganacy: Hi Ann, I would have had her hospitalized from the first time they found out she had low fluid and not let her out until delivery, but of course all ob s think different. Anything could have been the culprit and nothing could have stopped this regardless,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: High Risk pregnancy, high risk pregnancy, emergency c section
high risk pregnancy, emergency c section, preganacy: One of the most common causes of preterm labor is infection. Macrobid is perfectly safe for use during pregnancy and she should have taken it immediately to prevent development of a urinary tract infection. If she started to have suspicions of preterm labor,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: High Risk, emergency c section, preganacy
emergency c section, preganacy, macrobid: Hello Ann- yes, she should have taken the antibiotic in the first place, but the fact that her membranes were of poor quality is the direct result of very poor nutrition. To grow good, tough membranes a woman must eat LOTS of protein, lots of vegetables and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: High risk pregnacy??!!, recovering drug addict, old black women
recovering drug addict, old black women, alcholol: Hello, This is a very tough situation that really needs to be discussed in person with a Dr. that can examine you. Being 43 certainly puts you at some greater risk, I really would not think death is high on that list. More on the line of Down Syndrome...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: High risk pregnancy - meds safe?, intrauterine growth restriction, high risk pregnancy
intrauterine growth restriction, high risk pregnancy, tubal ligation: Atenolol is a cardioselective Beta adrenergic blocking agent used for the treatment of hypertension. The drug did not cause structural anomalies in pregnant rats and rabbits, but a dose related increase in embryo and fetal resorptions in rats was observed...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: High white blood cell count, blood cell count, white blood cell
blood cell count, white blood cell, walking pneumonia: An unusually high white blood cell count can indicate an infection or a blood disorder - Diagnose-me.com I would honestly get a second opinion doctor or ask your doctor to check you for other illnesses you wouldn t normally know about such as walking...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Higher than normal temps, luteal phase, back ache
luteal phase, back ache, pregnancy test: If you have a biphasic basal body temperature chart, where the temperature rose and stayed elevated after ovulation, that, sometimes, can indicate a pregnancy (if the temperature does not drop at all after 14 days). If you have any doubts, or if you miss...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: HOrmone levels at ovulation, signs of ovulation, uterine anomalies
signs of ovulation, uterine anomalies, luteinizing hormone surge: Estrodiol level is not an indication of ovulation. HOwever, it does mean that the ovaries are, indeed, working. A more accurate test for ovulation is a combination of progesterone levels, basal body temperature elevation, and LH (luteinizing hormone) surge...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Hole in the uterus, low back pain, signs of infection
low back pain, signs of infection, iud: Dear Lindsey, In 1 out of every 1,000 women, the IUD will get stuck in or puncture (perforate) the uterus. Although perforation is rare, it almost always occurs during insertion. Perforation usually occurs because the IUD is inserted a bit too deeply or...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Home Births, home births, doctor present
home births, doctor present, mid wife: Hello H. Thomas. The safest way is to have a midwife present. Very few of today s practicing drs. would even know what to do during a delivery without nurses at their elbow and all the equipment of a hospital. A midwife is trained to keep a woman in her healthiest...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Home test positive, home pregnancy test, beta hcg
home pregnancy test, beta hcg, dr rappaport: Usually, if you are seven days late for your period and you get a positive pregnancy test at that time, it is quite accurate. If you did it correctly, and the lines were bold and dark, then you are pregnant. The test merely measures the amount of Beta HCG...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Hope to be pregnant, 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 pregnant if you have unprotected sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16. If you did become pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Hoping I am pregnant..., implantation bleeding, medium flow
implantation bleeding, medium flow, morning urine: Dear Faye, I suggest that you wait out the week. If it is a normal period in duration and flow for you, you are probably not pregnant. If it happens to be a more spotty period and shorter than normal in duration (possible implantation bleeding), go ahead...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Hormone Therapy, armour thyroid, lh fsh
armour thyroid, lh fsh, labia majora: The vulva includes the perineum, the labia majora, the labia minora, the area of the pubic symphysis. They are all skin and should be evaluated by a dermatologist. Did the dermatologists evaluate your perineum and your breasts? You still have not stated the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Hormone Therapy, mild case, gynecologist
mild case, gynecologist, night sweats: She should make an appointment with a gynecologist and discuss her problems. There are medications that can increase her libido. Certainly, if she has other symptoms of perimenopause (night sweats, flushing, dryness, forgetfullness, etc) she should discuss...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Horses & Pregnancy, expanding belly, competition sports
expanding belly, competition sports, barrel racing: There is no harm to the pregnancy or to you or the fetus while riding, but there certainly is an increased risk in competition sports like barrel racing. There is a risk of injury if you fall or are bumped even if you are an excellent rider. Of course, when...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Hot Baths While Pregnant, core body temperature, first trimester of pregnancy
core body temperature, first trimester of pregnancy, american college of obstetricians and gynecologists: Dear Leah, There is a potential danger to the developing fetus if your body temperature rises above 102 degrees. You can raise your body temperature to this level by getting a fever, by exercising too strenuously, working outside on hot summer days, and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Hot showers, hot showers, showers and baths
hot showers, showers and baths, core temperature: Showers and baths at home are fine during pregnancy as long as the temperature does not get hotter than 110 degrees F. We also recommend that you keep a window open a crack so that the room does not get too hot. It is doubtful that your baby will have any...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: + HPT, Negative Blood test, and Period, viable pregnancy, medical profession
viable pregnancy, medical profession, hcg levels: A value of 8 is really very, very low (considering that a value of less than 5 is considered not pregnant). I doubt that you are pregnant, but I would repeat the HCG in 48 hours. If it drops further, you are not pregnant and the bleeding can be controlled...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: HPT's, urine pregnancy test, hcg
urine pregnancy test, hcg, urine test: If you performed the urine pregnancy test correctly, and it showed a positive result, you are definitely pregnant, especially if the lines were darker than before. As long as you reach a threshold for HCG it will be positive. If HCG is not there, or had not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: HPT vs menstrual cycle, best time to take a pregnancy test, menstual cycle
best time to take a pregnancy test, menstual cycle, last period: When was the first day of your girlfriend s last period? It does not matter if the period started 8 days early or was lighter than usual or brown rather than red. If she did get her period, she is not pregnant. If she has a 28 day cycle (from the first day...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: HPT, conception date, last period
conception date, last period, unprotected sex: Dear Melissa, Dear Melissa, Based on a LMP of 2/5, you would have been expected to have ovulated on approximately 2/19 or 2/20 (based on a 28 day cycle). Of those two dates, the most likely conception date would have been the 23rd UNLESS you have shorter...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: HPV and cell changes, severe dysplasia, new hpv vaccine
severe dysplasia, new hpv vaccine, mild dysplasia: The vaccine is still, somew hat,experimental. However, if your PAP smears continue to be within normal limits, you do not have to worry. If, after six monthw, your PAP is normal, you can go back to having PAPs once a year. Were you tested for high risk HPV...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: HPV treatment, treatment of genital warts, human papilloma virus
treatment of genital warts, human papilloma virus, genital warts: Condylox (Podophyllum) is a category C drug and , although it is uncertain whether it is a human teratogen,it should NOT BE USED during pregnancy for the treatment of genital warts (human papilloma virus) because of the potential severe myelotoxicity and neurotoxicity...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: HPV, genital hpv infection, genital warts
genital hpv infection, genital warts, cervical cancers: Dear Megan, According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is possible to transmit HPV through vaginal, anal, and oral sex. However, transmission through oral sex is somewhat less common than through vaginal and anal sex. For whatever...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: HRT, vivelle patch, premature ovarian failure
vivelle patch, premature ovarian failure, hrt regimen: It is perfectly normal to have amenorrhea while taking HRT, even when you are taking the progesterone. There are some months that you may have some breakthrough bleeding due to the Prometrium, but you can go for many months without bleeding t all. Remember...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: HRT Treatment, low bone density, estrogen replacement
low bone density, estrogen replacement, calcium tablets: If your wife is over 50 years of age, she should have a bone density study (using a DEXA machine). That will show the status of her bones. If she shows evidence of osteopenia (Low bone density) or osteoporosis (very low bone density) she should go on medication...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: HRT?, vivelle dot patch, total abdominal hysterectomy
vivelle dot patch, total abdominal hysterectomy, vivelle dot: In large amounts, soy products can lessen the symptoms of menopause (flushes, flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness). However this is short lasting and does not work as well as Estrogen replacement therapy. The studies that showed an increase in breast cancer...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: HSG Test, competent technician, chris goetz
competent technician, chris goetz, fallopian tubes: If you have had tubal reconstruction, and are trying to conceive, it may be prudent to have a HSG in order to assess patency of the fallopian tubes. As long as you are, indeed, ovulating, you can conceive. However, if you had reconstruction, there is a higher...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: HSG, fallopian tubes, hysterosalpingogram
fallopian tubes, hysterosalpingogram, pelvic exam: HSGs do cause severe discomfort. The pain is the end-point for which the techs are waiting you to reach so they know that there is or is not a blockage of the tube. Sometimes there is a kink in the tube that can cause more pain or cause an unclear picture...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: IS IT MY HUSBANDS OR PRIOR LOVERS?, pull out method, vagna
pull out method, vagna, reult: If your last period started on January 29, you would have ovulated on Fegruary 11 and could haave conceived if yuou had sex on FEbruary 10,11,12, or 13. If you did become pregnant on one of those days, a pregnancy test wold not show a positive reult until...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Hysteroscopy, forcep, uterus
forcep, uterus, hysteroscopy: If the polyp was near the cervical openiing, it can usually be twisted off with a ring forcep in about 2 seconds. However, since it is within the uterus, it is being removed with a hysteroscopy. The time it takes to remove the polyp will depend on, ecasely,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hair, prenatal vitamins, warm weather
prenatal vitamins, warm weather, vits: Hi Amanda, well, I am not sure what really works, if anything does.... you can certainly try the prenatal vitamins though. You can buy them over the counter, I believe. Folic acid might help too and it does have some other health benefits. have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hair coloring, hair coloring, first trimester
hair coloring, first trimester, congratulations on your pregnancy: HI Millie, Congratulations on your pregnancy! Please ask your doctor what they say, some doctors will say yes and others will say no. This is one of those things that is always being argued about; I have heard that it is perfectly safe to do but personally,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hair, pre natal vitamins, prenatal vitamins
pre natal vitamins, prenatal vitamins, warm weather: Amanda, It is proven that pre-natal vitamins help with hair growth, however, I am not sure what part of the vitamins contribute to the excellerated growth. Sorry I can t help much with this. It s kind of out of my expertise. Good luck on your search...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: halthy and cant get pregnent, ovulation predictor kit, hasband
ovulation predictor kit, hasband, concieving: Usually, when you are having a difficult time getting pregnant, it is a matter of timing. If you have a 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...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: What happened?, best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test, pregnancy question: If you are pregnant (either in your tube or in your uterus) a pregnancy test will show a positive result. If you have a pregnancy test that is posiitive and then becomes negative, you probably have miscarried. If you have an ectopic pregnancy, the pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: if this is happening...., sign of pregnancy, cloudy urine
sign of pregnancy, cloudy urine, vaginal discharge: Thanks for letting me know how things to turned out. I have learned something new, I never heard that before, I have heard of it smelling strong, but not being cloudy. Just goes to show,you learn something new everyday. Let me know if I can be of any...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: What's happening to me ?, symptoms of early pregnancy, first sexual encounter
symptoms of early pregnancy, first sexual encounter, morning urine: Dear Susan, It is not unusual to experience bleeding in the first few days following a first sexual encounter. However, if the sex was unprotected, you cannot dismiss the possibility of pregnancy. The symptoms you are experiencing may be related to your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: What's happening to me ?, stomch, tierd
stomch, tierd, mounth: Dear Susan, Again, you will have to test for pregnancy. I understand that you are worried and scared about this, but putting it off will not help or make it go away. And it may be negative and related to the stress you are dealing with. But to know for...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: What is happening, mirena iud, gyn
mirena iud, gyn, condoms: Hi Michelle, this could be your bodys way of trying to cope with a new thing in your body. I would wait a good 3 cycles to see if this stops, if it doesn t consult your gyn and get it reevaluated. Remember touse condoms til this is resolved to avoid any...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: what happens when the epidural is done and the injection pops the blood vessel? should i have another epidural? if yes what kind?, general anasthesia, epidural block
general anasthesia, epidural block, spinal anesthesia: If you need a cesarean section, an epidural or spinal anesthesia is better than general anesthesia for the safety of the baby and for you. It is quite common to occasionally get a bloody tap by hitting a blood vessel when attempting an epidural block. It...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: harmful substances, car exhaust fumes, scalehouse
car exhaust fumes, scalehouse, harmful substances: Hello I won t pretend I am an expert on car exhaust fumes. But what I do know is often things in the earliest weeks that have been done before you know you are pregnant do not harm the fetus. If you must work there I suggest a mask. You may feel a little...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: harming uterous, uterous, short periods
uterous, short periods, first trimester: Early on sleeping on your belly won t be too harmful. As you get bigger and your belly grow it will be almost impossible. You should not sleep on your belly as you get larger even if you are able to because it can cut of the supply of air and blood to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Any harms, soda crackers, precious little baby
soda crackers, precious little baby, unpleasant side effects: Dear Ellen, Please don t worry overly much about this. Sometimes that little being squirming around in our body just doesn t compute in the deep of night as being our precious little baby but rather a foreign disturbance in our force! :-) Your body...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I haven't had a period since I took Provera 7months ago, serum beta hcg, test serum
serum beta hcg, test serum, abdominal cavity: Dear Alma, It sounds like you are getting qualitative blood pregnancy tests, which give a positive/negative result. A quantitative blood pregnancy test (serum beta hCG) gives an actual level of hCG in your bloodstream as a result. The movement in your stomach...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: why haven't i gotten pg yet?, progesterone levels, low sperm counts
progesterone levels, low sperm counts, low sperm count: I think you should speak to your ObGyn again. You should not have sex that much. If you have sex every day you will drastically lower your husband s sperm count. If you have a 28 day cycle, ovulation occurs, most likely, on cycle day 14. You can become pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: why haven't I started dilating yet?, dr appt, signs of labor
dr appt, signs of labor, wks: This could be normal, it could be a sign that you won t dilate (doubt that) I know it is hard to wait, but you will simply have to. Your due date may be off, that happens sometimes as well. Rest assured no one has been pregnant forever even if it feels...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hCG level, uneventful pregnancy, gestational sac
uneventful pregnancy, gestational sac, pregnancy test: Dear Mara, I would not jump to any negative conclusion right from the start. Yes, the pain you are experiencing on the side could indicate something ominous like an ectopic, BUT it s the exception rather than the rule. It may be a stretched ligament or...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hCG levels abnormal, everything else fine, abnormal result, hcg levels
abnormal result, hcg levels, hormonal imbalance: Sometimes, if you are not ABSOLUTELY correct on your dates, the triple screen can be incorrect. Usually, if we get an abnormal result, we have a sonogram done to confirm whether you really are 17-18 weeks. If it is, indeed, confirmed, then I would have an...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Do hCG levels correspond with U/S results?, intrauterine gestational sac, molar pregnancy
intrauterine gestational sac, molar pregnancy, dear abby: Dear Abby, There can be a somewhat indirect correlation between ultrasound findings and hCG levels. There is an expectation of what we would expect to see on an ultrasound at different points in a pregnancy, just as there is an expectation of a certain...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hCG levels after d and c, hcg level, pregnancy test
hcg level, pregnancy test, hcg levels: Hi Terry :) Usually after a DNC, that was done to terminate pregnancy, or to aid in removal of miscarriage,your hormones would return to normal within 3-4 weeks after the procedure. Infact, most have a period within 28 days, if they have a normal 28 day...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hCG levels after implantation of embryos, progestrone, pregnancy symptoms
progestrone, pregnancy symptoms, pregnancy test: It will take at least 14 days to get a positive HCG value after implantation of the embryos. Depending on the test performed, the earliest that a pregnancy can be diagnosed after implantation is 10 days. I would wait to take the blood test next week at the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hCG levels and pregnancy, viable pregnancy, fetal heartbeat
viable pregnancy, fetal heartbeat, pregnancy tests: It is certainly not a good sign when HCG values drop. However, if a sonogram shoed a viable pregnancy and you had values of 3600, I would repeat the test in a week or repeat the sonogram. Since you are over 7 weeks gestation, you should see a fetus and a fetal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hCG levels and pregnancy, hcg levels, ovulation
hcg levels, ovulation, blood test: An increase in HCG from 77 to 228 is not considered a high increase. The rangew are as follows: 1-2 weeks post ovulation = 50-500 2-3 weeks post ovulation = 100-5000 3-4 weeks post ovulation = 500-10,000 4-5 weeks post ovulation = 1000-50,000] 5-6...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hCG levels, pregnancy test, hcg levels
pregnancy test, hcg levels, negative test: The light bleeding that you had on September 2 was probably your period. Any HCG value of less than 5.0 is considered a negative test. If you do not get your period in October, wait an additional week and take a pregnancy test. However, I think you merely...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hCG plateaud, non viable pregnancy, fetal heartbeat
non viable pregnancy, fetal heartbeat, ectopic pregnancy: If you started your last period on October 16, and had a positive pregnancy test, you should now be 5 weeks 2 days pregnant. If the HCG values have not been doubling and you are bleeding, you may be undergoing a miscarriage or may have an ectopic pregnancy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hCG, afp test, hcg levels
afp test, hcg levels, sonograms: At 16-29 weeks gestation, the normal range of HCG values is from 1400-53,000. What was your HCG value and why was it tested so late in the pregnancy? Did you have your twenty-week sonogram yet? We usually monitor growth restricion with sonograms. I can t tell...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg of 15.5, low hcg level, hcg levels
low hcg level, hcg levels, pregnancy tests: Dear Michelle, An hCG of 15.5 is very low. Most pregnancy tests do not even read positive until the hCG level is at least 25 mIU/ml. If you are any more than 3 weeks from LMP, this is an extremely low hCG level. I would suspect that your doctor will...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg blood level in pregnancy, regular periods, early pregnancy
regular periods, early pregnancy, hcg levels: Dear Lisa, The range of normal for hCG levels in early pregnancy is very wide. At 5 weeks from LMP it is 18 - 7,340 mIU/ml. (See what I mean?) :-) That is why it is more important to us whether the hCG is doubling as we expect it to in a 48-72 hour...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg not doubling, empty gestational sac, best time to take a pregnancy test
empty gestational sac, best time to take a pregnancy test, viable pregnancy: The time to take a pregnancy test is 14-21 days after ovulation. If you ovulated on July 17, and conceived around that date, the best time to take a pregnancy test is around 10 days after your missed period (or 24 days from ovulation). This would be on August...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg hormone, two little girls, brain tumors
two little girls, brain tumors, brain tumor: I doubt that you were ever pregnant. If your last period started on December 10, the earliest that you could have ovulated would have been after December 23 and could only have conceived if you had sex on December 22,23,24, or 25. A preganncy test does not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: When hcg Levels are detectable in Blood, beta hcg level, pregnancy issues
beta hcg level, pregnancy issues, early stages of pregnancy: Hi Kelly! Great to hear from you again!!! Beta HCG blood tests are extremely accurate when you pregnant. Infact, its safe to say that its conclusive. Even if you are in the extremely early stages of pregnancy, it will, diagnose it. They are more reliable...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg level 13dpo, iui, sonogram
iui, sonogram, follicle: An HCG value of 160 is very low. If you had the IUI perormed on September 7, it is quite early. The best time to take an HCG would be 21 days dpo, at which time the HCG should range from 100-5000. There is no way to determine if you have multiples until you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg level, non viable pregnancy, fetal heartbeat
non viable pregnancy, fetal heartbeat, hcg test: In a viable pregnancy, the HCG values double every 48 hours. If your values are dropping, it is not a good sign and your doctor is correct. YOu will probably start to bleed and miscarry. However, there is always hope. If you do not start bleeding, repeat the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg levels, molar pregnancy, hcg levels
molar pregnancy, hcg levels, gestation: These lavels of HCG indicate a normal pregnancy and are not high. When we speak of high levels, we mean levels such as 400,000 and above, which can indicate a molar pregnancy (trophoblastic disease). Don t worry. Your values indicate an early gestation...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg levels, pregnancy hcg levels, pregnancy hormone
pregnancy hcg levels, pregnancy hormone, week pregnancy: Hi Lisa, HCG levels are determined, and distrubeted by the placenta. Even though you have miscarried, it will possible will have a slight increase. Now that the pregnancy is completely discharged, you will see a decline. Also, keep in mind that during...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg levels, early pregnancy, hcg levels
early pregnancy, hcg levels, hcg level: Dear Ginny, We do anticipate that hCG levels will double every 48-72 hours in early pregnancy. And sometimes it can indicate that there is a problem with the pregnancy - but not always. We do pay attention to the levels and they have become a valuable source...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg levels, early weeks of pregnancy, weeks of pregnancy
early weeks of pregnancy, weeks of pregnancy, hcg levels: Dear Dana, In the early weeks of pregnancy, we do expect hCG levels to double every 48-72 hours. However, at 13 weeks, the hCG level tends to stabilize and level off. The normal range for 9-12 weeks is 25,700 - 288,000 mIU/ml, while the normal range for...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg levels, viable fetus, fetal heartbeat
viable fetus, fetal heartbeat, viable pregnancy: It is unusual for there to be a drop in HCG of 27,000 and still have a viable fetus. However, as long as there was a fetus with a fetal heartbeat seen on sonogram, all appears O.K. with the baby. I would definitely repeat the HCG and a sonogram, just to be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg levels, best time to take a pregnancy test, hcg beta
best time to take a pregnancy test, hcg beta, hcg levels: Although the HCG values appear to be quite low, they are doubling. It is a good sign. Just repeat the test. Since you have a 35 day cycle, you proably ovulate around cycle day 21. If your last period started on August 18, then ovulation was probably around...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg levels, empty gestational sac, earliest signs of pregnancy
empty gestational sac, earliest signs of pregnancy, viable pregnancy: If your last period started on May 29, you probably ovulated on June 11 and could have conceived if you had sex on June 10,11,12, or 13. If you did become pregnant at that time, you would now be 6 weeks 3 days from your last period. At this stage, we usually...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg levels?, strength tylenol, hcg levels
strength tylenol, hcg levels, hcg level: There are a couple of possibilities, not the least of which is that the lab may have made an error or mislabeled the tubes. In the case of no lab error, hCG levels are not always so predictable. The key is that the levels are increasing, which is a good sign....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg levels, non viable pregnancy, hcg test
non viable pregnancy, hcg test, hcg level: Dropping HCG values usually indicate a non-viable pregnancy. Repeat the HCG test and see, just to confirm the reesults. If your last period started on April 16, you should now be 5 weeks 4 days pregnant. The normal HCG valuse at this stage of pregnancy should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg levels, right on target, hcg levels
right on target, hcg levels, lmp: HI Lisa Marie, Congratulations on your pregnancy!!! Your HcG sounds fine. No it didnt double perfectly but it is still OK. A perfect doubling would have been 472... I dont think I have ever heard of one doubling perfectly. it IS rising well, that is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg levels, surrogate pregnancy, prometrium
surrogate pregnancy, prometrium, breast tenderness: HI Estelle, Congratulations! Your lack of breast tenderness is probably because your progesterone was low... that is why they put you on the prometrium. The prometrium will help support the pregnancy. Your doctor said the numbers were going up...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg levels, hcg levels in early pregnancy, wks
hcg levels in early pregnancy, wks, gestation: Hi Andrea :) HCG levels, in early pregnancy, should be between 7000, and 10,000. Anything between those numbers, is considered to be normal. Yes, your previous pregnancy, was far to low ..1000 is way below the normal range, and that number does indicate...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg levels don t match my dates, fetal heartbeat, hcg levels
fetal heartbeat, hcg levels, sonogram: You have not mentioned the value of HCG that wqs found. The range of HCG is very large and I can t tell if your values were low or high. At 5 weeks, the values range from 11.000 to 50,000/ You can see that the range is very broad. It wuld be better to wait...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg levels and no fetal pole at 5.5 weeks, empty gestational sac, high hcg levels
empty gestational sac, high hcg levels, yolk sac: If your last period started on April 7, you should now be 6 weeks pregnant today. Last week you should have been 5 weeks in spite of the HCG results. Usually, prior to 6 weeks we only see an empty gestational sac. However after 6 weeks, we can see the fetus...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg levels and no fetal pole at 5.5 weeks, empty gestational sac, high hcg levels
empty gestational sac, high hcg levels, yolk sac: If your last period started on April 7, you are now around 7 weeks geestational age. The range of HCG values at 7 weeks is 15,000-200,000. Prior to 6 weeks gestation, we only see an empty gestational sac but no fetus or fetal heartbeat. After 6 weeks, we usually...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg levels--gestational sac, home pregnancy test, viable pregnancy
home pregnancy test, viable pregnancy, gestational sac: Since the HCG values are steadily increasing, it indicates that you have a viable pregnancy.Since you had a faint pregnancy test around August 27, you probably are only around 5 weeks pregnant at this time. Usually we do not see a fetus until 6 weeks gedstation....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg levels and miscariage, non viable pregnancy, pre eclampsia
non viable pregnancy, pre eclampsia, fetal heartbeat: If your last period started on the last day of July, and you are pregnant now, you would be greater than 7 1/2 weeks pregnant today. At this point in pregnancy, you should see a fetus and a fetal heartbeat on sonogram and the HCG should double every 48 hours....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg levels and miscarriage, home pregnancy test, ectopic pregnancy
home pregnancy test, ectopic pregnancy, hcg levels: Dear Lynn, Sometimes the hCG doesn t exactly double in that 48 hour period, BUT unfortunately they are not even doubling in a four day time period. That definitely does suggest that there is a problem of some sort with the pregnancy. An hCG level that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg levels after miscarriage, hcg levels, ovulation
hcg levels, ovulation, beta test: Usually, after a miscarriage (or pregnancy), HCG values will halve every 48 hours. We usually recommend not to become pregnant until the values are less than 5. That shouldn t take much longer. It is possible to become pregnant again once you ovulate. I do...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg levels rising after miscarriage - possibly new pregnancy?, pelvic transvaginal ultrasound, hcg blood test
pelvic transvaginal ultrasound, hcg blood test, viable pregnancy: Dear Lisa, Most often after a miscarriage or D&C your bleeding will taper off to spotting within 7-10 days, and maybe random spotting will continue for another week. Your hCG will drop steadily, usually hitting zero during the end of the spotting, or about...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg levels, beta hcg level, viable pregnancy
beta hcg level, viable pregnancy, hcg levels: You may have taken a Beta HCG level too early, or you may have conceived later than you think. I would suggest waiting another week and then take two Beta HCGs, 48 hours apart. In a viable pregnancy, there should be a doubling of the value of HCG in 48 hours....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg stat count/miscarriage, pinkish discharge, homones
pinkish discharge, homones, hormone hcg: There are no homones or medications you can take to increase hormonal levels. The hormone (HCG) is found in growing pregnanies. If it drops it means that the pregnancy is not viable. Raising the hormonal levels will not reverse a miscarriage. Miscarriages...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg, viable pregnancy, pregnancy tests
viable pregnancy, pregnancy tests, responce: If a woman is not pregnant, the level of HCG in the blood (or urine) is less than 5. If it is greater than 5, it may mean that she is pregnant or that she was pregnant and had a miscarriage. If you take two blood pregnancy tests 48 hours apart, if there is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: head engaging, student midwife, baby move
student midwife, baby move, 31st july: Once the head is engaged, it rarely will unengage . Most likely, the first midwife was in error when she thought the head was engaged. Even though the second exam was done by a student midwife, it is difficult to miss a floating vertex. If there is any doubt,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: head too small, intrauterine growth restriction, sonogram
intrauterine growth restriction, sonogram, sonograms: Everything may be perfectly normal. Don t worry. Sometimes, a sonogram will have a lag of the size of the baby and its gestational age. Sometimes, there can be Intrauterine growth restriction for various reasons. If all appeared to be progressing well, there...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: headache;breast redness, case in fact, obstetrician
case in fact, obstetrician, neurologist: I do not think the red patch on the breast is an emergency, but you should have it evaluated as soon as you can. You can wait until your obstetrician gets back on Wednesday. If you have a headached and it does not respond to Tylenol, I would suggest that you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: headaches during pregnancy, menstral cycle, due dec
menstral cycle, due dec, march 23rd: You are now only 17 weeks 5 days pregnant. Preeclampsia is not seen (ever) prior to 28 weeks gestation. The signs of preeclampsia are hypertension, protein in your urine, and edema of your hands, face, and legs. Headache can be seen throughout pregnancy and,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: headaches after orgasm, migraine headaches, painful headache
migraine headaches, painful headache, clitorus: You have to see whether the headache was a normal headache or whether you have started to get migraine headaches. Try taking some Tylenol prior to fooling around or getting sexual stimulation. Drink plenty of fluids. If you again get a severe headache, you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: healthy pregnancy after tubal ligation, signs of pms, sore breasts
signs of pms, sore breasts, pms symptoms: Hello, Tubal ligations are VERY effective they rarely result in a pregnacy but it does happen from time to time. I don t know what your beliefs are but I believe in God and I believe he creates miracles. The best thing for you to do is take a test to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: no heart beat on ultra sound, empty gestational sac, fetal heartbeat
empty gestational sac, fetal heartbeat, last period: If your mom s last period started on November 29, she should now be exactly 6 weeks pregnant (from the first day of her last period). A sonogram at 5-6 weeks usually only shows an empty gestational sac but no fetus and no fetal heartbeat. However, after 6-7...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: no heart beat, late menstrual period, fetal heartbeat
late menstrual period, fetal heartbeat, white discharge: If there was no fetal heartbeat on sonogram, you have, what is called, a missed abortion . The baby stopped growing at 8 weeks gestation. Often, the body will expell the products of conception on its own. However, when the body does not cause you to miscarry,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: heart rate durring pregnancy, increased heart rate, fetal heart rate
increased heart rate, fetal heart rate, oxygen transfer: Diversion of blood flow to large muscles during physical exercise may decrease uteroplacental blood flow. The extent to which this may compromise the fetus is unknown. An additional load may be placed on the uteroplacental oxygen transfer mechanism, and this...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: heartbeat, fetal heartbeat, pubic bone
fetal heartbeat, pubic bone, last period: If your last period started on June 20, you are now 9 weeks 4 days pregnant. YOu should be able to hear a fetal heartbeat after 10 weeks if you place the doppler on the fundus directly below your belly button but just above your pubic bone and then rock it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: no heartbeat on US, fetal heartbeat, symptoms of pregnancy
fetal heartbeat, symptoms of pregnancy, hertbeat: A sonogram (unlike an x-ray) is not dependent on the position of the baby to see a heartbeat. If you are more than 6 weeks from the first day of your last period, a fetal heartbeat should have been seen. If you are miscarrying, you probably will start bleeding...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: heartbeat, ultrasound at 6 weeks, hearbeat
ultrasound at 6 weeks, hearbeat, heartbeat: Melissa, 22 days post-conception is a little early to see the heartbeat. Usually 6 weeks is the very earliest that you can see the heartbeat via ultrasound. Sometimes, you can t see it until the 7th week. I think it sounds like everything is going okay...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: heartbeat, carrying twins, beats per minute
carrying twins, beats per minute, prenatal vitamins: Dear Nita, Weak in this instance probably means slow. Generally a heart rate is classified as slow if it is fewer than 90 beats per minute prior to 6.3 weeks or fewer than 110 beats/min at 6.3-7.0 weeks, normal if it was 100 or more beats/min at less than...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: no heartbeat at 5 weeks 3 days, empty gestational sac, blood test results
empty gestational sac, blood test results, excessive salivation: If your last period started on December 8, then you should now be 9 weeks pregnant. By now, a sonogram should have shown a fetus and a fetal heartbeat. However, if the sonogram only showed a 5 week 3 day fetus, it may be that you became pregnant later than...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: heartbeat at 6weeks, fetal heartbeat, male fetuses
fetal heartbeat, male fetuses, female fetuses: The normal range of a fetal heartbeat is 120-160 beats per minute. A value of 120 is completely normal. I would say that over 95% of my patients have a fetal heartbeat of 120. There are differences in heartbeat between female fetuses and male fetuses, but...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: heartbeat & morning sickness, prenatel vitamins, fruits and veggies
prenatel vitamins, fruits and veggies, saltine crackers: Hi Kristy :) In actual fact Kristy, the heartbeat can be seen and heard, from as early as 2 weeks pregnant...Its amazing, but its true :) The first thing that develops,immediately after conception, is the heart :) As for morning sickness. Well there...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: No heartbeat in ultrasound?, yolk sac, gestational sac
yolk sac, gestational sac, vaginal ultrasound: Dear Justine, I would agree with your doctor. If you were 6-7 weeks past LMP date and these were the only findings, I would be slightly more concerned. But with you still being in your 5th week, the possibility of your ovulation date being a few days later...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: heartbeat, early pregnancy, vaginal bleeding
early pregnancy, vaginal bleeding, miscarriages: Once the heartbeat of the baby is seen, the risk of miscarriage drops from 15-20% to 5%. As long as you have not had any vaginal bleeding, there is no reason to suspect that there is a problem. You do not always have to be nauseated during early pregnancy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: heartbeats, natural childbirth the bradley way, susan mccutcheon
natural childbirth the bradley way, susan mccutcheon, pregnancy and childbirth: Hello Amy- before I address your question, you need to find some GOOD prenatal classes and books. Read- Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon, The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger. Find your nearest Bradley classes...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: heating pads and hot showers, ovulation cycle, stomach area
ovulation cycle, stomach area, hot showers: Hello Terri- relax, you did the right thing by not taking any medications. The heat is only a problem if you submerge your body in a hot tub that is at a constant high heat. The danger is from the hot water going up into the vagina and harming the embryo that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: heavy bleeding, heavy bleeding, sexual activity
heavy bleeding, sexual activity, sex life: Dear Kayla, Sometimes the bleeding after delivery can come and go and CAN BE initiated again by sexual activity. However, bleeding as heavy as you are describing that gushes with movement, has not dissipated, AND has large clots is something I would be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: heavy bleeding during first trimester, high risk pregnancy, bleeding during first trimester
high risk pregnancy, bleeding during first trimester, hemerage: HI Lisa, actually hemorrhages do happen and the outcome is ok, however, you really need to ask your ob these questions and get them answered. If your ob doesn t have the time to sit with you especially since you are a high risk pregnancy, then it is time...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: What is heavy bleeding?, best time to take a pregnancy test, viable pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, viable pregnancy, urine lab: The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your next period. If you normally have a 32 day cycle, and your last period started on April 3, you were due for your next period on May 5. Therefore the best time to take a pregnancy teset...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: heavy lifting, severe menstrual cramps, bright red vaginal bleeding
severe menstrual cramps, bright red vaginal bleeding, uterine muscle: Dear Samantha, It sounds like you may have just strained those round ligaments a little bit - those muscular ligaments supporting the uterus. Unless you are having any other symptoms - bright red vaginal bleeding and cramping (like severe menstrual cramps),...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: heightened temperature, throat specialist, loose clothing
throat specialist, loose clothing, tempature: Hello. She has seen a Dr. so that is great! I have to admit I am not good with F to C conversion. So am not sure how high that tempature is. A temp is not good to a high degree but a low one is just allowing the body to do its job. Keep your wife in...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hello, tay sachs, downs syndrome
tay sachs, downs syndrome, vaginal area: Zena, 1. Chances if getting pregnant if the male ejaculates anywhere around your vaginal area (even your rectum) are small, but there. Oral sex in your mouth does not cause pregnancy. 2. You can get pregnant anytime, however, chances of conceiving...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hello, womans body, pregnacy
womans body, pregnacy, provera: Hi, the provera is a pill or a shot that a doctor can give to help bring on a period in a woman if she is having irregularity or if her period is late for some reason other than pregnancy. It is not given during pregnacy and it is a form of progesterone....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hello, cervical mucus, egg whites
cervical mucus, egg whites, fallopian tube: Dear Stacey, Women with one Fallopian tube absolutely can conceive, although it often does make it slightly more of a lengthy process. Typically your ovaries take turns releasing an egg. So, during the cycles when the left ovary releases the egg, your chances...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hello, negative pregnancy tests, viable pregnancy
negative pregnancy tests, viable pregnancy, sonogram: I can t really give you an ansxer since you did have negative pregnancy tests. I can suggest that you get two HCG blood tests for pregnancy, 48 hours apart. If there is a rise in HCG vlaues in 48 hours, it indicates a viable pregnancy. If the results are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: help, mucus plug, cervics
mucus plug, cervics, castor oil: If you are only dilated one centimeter (even with sagging membranes) you are not in labor. When you lose your mucus plug, it means that you may go into labor within the next two weeks. You can do nothing to cause labor to start. Castor Oil does not work...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: help, sperm cells, fertile window
sperm cells, fertile window, estimated date of conception: Dear Christy, With a LMP of 1/16, your fertile window would have been 1/26-2/5 (based on a 28 day cycle). The estimated date of conception would have been 1/31. This is based on when we would have expected you to have ovulated. When the egg is released,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: help us, ovulation predictor kit, timing of intercourse
ovulation predictor kit, timing of intercourse, egg whites: Dear Crystal, Data from studies suggests the best timing of intercourse in order to conceive is day 10, 12, 14 and 16 (to allow for variances in ovulation day) of a 28 day cycle OR days -4, -2, 0, +2 in relation to expected ovulation in the case of cycles...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: help me, pregnancy discharge, can take a pregnancy test
pregnancy discharge, can take a pregnancy test, morning urine: Dear Kim, My recommendation is usually to wait until the week after a missed or spotty period before testing for pregnancy. This tends to minimize the incidence of false negative results. Now, you can test earlier if you want to, but understand that you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: help!, running a fever, pregnancy test
running a fever, pregnancy test, shoulder arm: Dear Seema, I have heard of shoulder pain being associated with endometriosis on the diaphragm, but this is not common and in most cases affects the right shoulder. If the pain is ONLY occurring during menstrual bleeding, I would say it is probably related...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: help!, sperm cells, dear christine
sperm cells, dear christine, last period: Dear Christine, If the 1st day of your LMP was 1/30 and you have regular 28 day cycles, we would expect you to ovulate on/about 2/13. If the LMP date was one day later, the ovulation date would be one day later, and so on. Therefore, you most likely conceived...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: help!, fertile window, morning urine
fertile window, morning urine, fertile days: Dear Bec, If this was the start of your regular period - meaning if you expected it and it was at the end of your cycle - then the likelihood of conception is pretty low. Although it is not completely impossible to get pregnant at any time during your cycle,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: help, developmental milestones, accurate dates
developmental milestones, accurate dates, irregular cycles: Dear lidyossi, Well, if your LMP ended on 10/18, I d assume it began approximately 10/14. If those are accurate dates (which you have said you are unsure about), the estimated conception date would be 10/28 and you would actually be 8 weeks, 2 days along...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: help, using a condom, begining
using a condom, begining, family planning: Hello. I really could not tell you what is causing your wife to feel dizzy, the possibilites are many. She certainly could be pregnant. You will have to wait and she if she has her cycle. Good luck, always be careful if you are not wanting any little...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: help me, last period, 28 days
last period, 28 days, august 10: You had a period on July 9, and again on July 29. This is within normal limits for a cycle, since it is considered normal for a cycle to be 21-35 days in length. Therefore, you have to assume that your last period started on July 29. You would then have ovulated...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: not sure if you can help me??, morning sickness in pregnancy, sickness in pregnancy
morning sickness in pregnancy, sickness in pregnancy, uterine contractions: Audrey, Has anyone been sick in your house? You may just have a bug, or you might be experiencing what we call hyperemesis, which is consant morning sickness in pregnancy. The most important thing for you to keep in mind is that if you can t keep any...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: help, baby movement
baby movement: as far as i know any movement is good movement from your baby. it could be your wife ate something new that the baby had so much energy or that it was just testing out the waters so to speak relax it will be fine its nice to hear from a devoted father who...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: help, swallowing sperm, congratulations on your pregnancy
swallowing sperm, congratulations on your pregnancy, fetus: Hi Ann, No the fetus is not going to be affected by what a man does to his body, I am assuming the man is your partner right now? if the man is using drugs and you swallow his sperm, I am pretty sure that the drugs will not be excreted in the sperm....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: help, home pregnancy test, ovulation kit
home pregnancy test, ovulation kit, accurate test: Hi Lydia, Well the majority of symptoms you mention, are pregnancy related symptoms. Now, Given the fact that you have not had a period for August, its possible you could be pregnant. Try taking a home pregnancy test ...Given that you have missed a period,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: help, empty gestational sac, non viable pregnancy
empty gestational sac, non viable pregnancy, hcg level: Dear Mellissa, Without knowing the exact details of your case, it s difficult for me to assess your chances for carrying the pregnancy to term. You didn t mention WHY the doctor has said that you may miscarry or that the pregnancy may not be viable. If...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: help, dna testing, conception date
dna testing, conception date, date of conception: Dear Mary, I really would need more information from you to help you determine the odds of parenthood. Simply from the information you ve given me, I d say the odds are that the partner you had sex with the most is the one who is most likely to be the one...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: help with nausea during early pregnancy, nausea and vomiting, mild nausea
nausea and vomiting, mild nausea, soda water: Mild nausea and vomiting of early pregnancy can usually be helped with tiny meals throughout the day, the avoidance of dairy products, fatty foods, greasy foods, and spicy foods, and crackers and ginger ale (only). If these measures do not help, Zofran 4mg...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: help pls..., pregnancy hormone hcg, early pregnancy
pregnancy hormone hcg, early pregnancy, pregnancy test: Yes she could be pregnant. Sometimes in early pregnancy the home tests can read negative because they are not picking up enough of the pregnancy hormone (hcG) and this is why a possible negative. I would try another test at home and if still she does not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: help pregnancy advice, normal hcg level, pregnancy advice
normal hcg level, pregnancy advice, early pregnancy: Dear Susan, In early pregnancy, the range for normal hCG level is very wide. You did not mention when your LMP was, so I cannot specifically say whether this would be an ok number for the stage of pregnancy you are in. At 3 weeks from LMP, the expected...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: help..when did i get pregnant, conception date, last period
conception date, last period, home test: Dear Ashley, Again, the most likely conception date would have been 10/23 - based on your menstrual history. The 15th, especially since you were still menstruating, and being only cycle day 7, would not have been a likely conception date. Hope that helps!...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: help... tnxs, obgyne, gestational sac
obgyne, gestational sac, pregnancy hormone: Hi Bogs, the lab test is way more accurate. If the lab test says she is not pregnant and she is still 3 weeks late, there is probably another reason for her missing her period. Yes the OB can tellif your girlfriend is pregnant. At this point they could...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: help, pregnancy test, menstrual period
pregnancy test, menstrual period, 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 if you have unprotected sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16. YOU cannot become pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Not very helpful, rhogam, funny things
rhogam, funny things, mercury: Hi and sorry I am having alot of problems with this site with ansering questions, it is making my answers do funny things just as it did to yours. I am not sure if rhogam is mercury free or thimerasol, I would check with the pharmacy on that one to be sure...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: helppp, doppler ultrasound, chromosomal problems
doppler ultrasound, chromosomal problems, prenatal test: Dear Shana, What you are describing is an amniocentesis. Amniocentesis is a prenatal test that allows your doctor to gather information about your baby s health and development from a sample of your amniotic fluid. The most common reason to have an amnio...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hematoma, blood bleeding, 9 weeks pregnancy, weeks pregnancy, desgarro
weeks pregnancy, desgarro, new question: A cerclage procedure is a simple procedure. You are usually put to sleep and the cervix is grasped with a tenaculum. A thick suture (usually 5 Tevdek)is placed in a purse-string manner around the cervix. Another suture is placed behind the first suture,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hematoma during C-section, second pregnancy, hematoma
second pregnancy, hematoma, apparent change: You are now only 11 weeks post-cesarean section. Your uterus should return to normal size within 12 weeks from the cesarean section and you should also start having your period again. If you have, in addition, a hematoma under the skin that extends down your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hematoma in uterus, subchorionic hematoma, ultasound
subchorionic hematoma, ultasound, hematomas: Dear Sherry, This is called a subchorionic hematoma. A subchorionic hematoma is a collection of some blood within the layers of the forming placenta. It can dissipate and disappear on its own when the hematoma resolves itself by dissolving. Other times...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hematoma in the uterus, subchorionic hematoma, amniotic sac
subchorionic hematoma, amniotic sac, abruption: If the bleeding is caused by a subchorionic hematoma, it will not interfere with the baby and should dissipate on its own within a few weeks. A subchorionic hematoma is merely a sequestration of blood within the folds of the developing placenta. However, from...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hematoma w/ group B strep, new born baby, group b strep
new born baby, group b strep, respiratory issues: Hi Scarlet :) First off, let me tell you that your conditions with your pregnancy are not uncommon, and are treatable, so this should give you re-assurance. Yes, your pregnancy is now considered high risk given that you tested for Group B strep and because...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hematoma, fetal heartbeat, hemotoma
fetal heartbeat, hemotoma, hcg test: A hemotoma may grow in the placenta ( subchorionic hematoma ) or it may be involving the fetus. If the fetus is starting to miscarry, it may or may not be due to the hematoma. The Beta HCG is dropping, but not that much. I would continue taking the blood tests...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hemorhagging 7 weeks after delivery & d&c, maternity clothes, cheryll
maternity clothes, cheryll, season premeire: Dear Cheryll, Well, talk about a first...whew! You have definitely been through the proverbial ringer! As far as a specific cause, I certainly am not going to claim to know more than doctors who have actually studied your case. My general feeling is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hemorrhaged 7 weeks post partum & d&c, maternity clothes, season premeire
maternity clothes, season premeire, abruption clot: Hi Cheryle, I am sorry to hear about your hardships as of late. You have had a terrible time, but I am glad you made it through all this. I did some research about the symptoms you are suffering. The first thing that came into mind, when you explained...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: What is a heparin or saline lock?, heparin lock, intravenous drip
heparin lock, intravenous drip, heparin: A heparin lock or saline lock is a device that is used to enable an Intravenous drip to be stopped while retaining access to the vein. It is a little catheter that remains in the vein but does not require a bottle of I.v. fluid to be running. It gives you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hernia / want to get pregnate, inguinal hernia, groin area
inguinal hernia, groin area, c sections: An inguinal hernia is in your groin area. It will not have any effect on becoming pregnant or maintaining a pregnancy. When you schedule the cesarean section, ask a surgeon to assist your obstetrician in the cesarean or have the surgeon repair the hernia after...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hernia, inquinal hernia, first hope
inquinal hernia, first hope, abdomen: Hi Brammer... Definately have the hernia repaired before plans of pregnancy. If you do become pregnant, your abdomen, is going to expand, and have alot of pressure. I think this could be a serious issue with the hernia. Speak to you doctor about it,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: herpes and c-section, antibody titer, herpes ii
antibody titer, herpes ii, herpetic lesions: If you do not have sores, you can have a vaginal delivery. It is only when you have sores that we perform a cesarean section. There are antibody tests that can show if you have had Herpes II or were exposed to Herpes II. If we see sores, we can take a swab...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: herpes Zoster, herpes simplex lesions, herpetic lesion
herpes simplex lesions, herpetic lesion, adult form: Unless you develop Herpes simplex lesions and the baby is exposed DIRECTLY to them on its way through the birth canal during labor, the baby will not be affected by your husbands Herpes Zoster. Even if you developed Heerpes simplex during pregnancy, it would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hey, symptoms of nausea, breast tenderness
symptoms of nausea, breast tenderness, pregnancy test: If you are pregnant, you will not feel any fetal movement until you are more than 5 months pregnant. If your last period started on December 23, and you are, indeed, pregnant, you would only be 9 weeks pregnant at this point. A pregnancy test should show a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hey, home pregnancy test, menstrual irregularities
home pregnancy test, menstrual irregularities, consecutive periods: Dear Brittany, It sounds like you may have a hormonal imbalance which is causing some havoc with your cycles. If you have taken 4 pregnancy tests and all are negative, I would suspect that you are not pregnant. Many things can cause menstrual irregularities....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hey, 12th august, 28 days
12th august, 28 days: We count from the beginning of one period until the beginning of the next period. From July 7 to August 3 is 28 days. Remember that July has 31 days. We also count the first day of your period as cycle day #1. August 3 is cycle day #28. (It never matters when...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hgc levels, hgc levels, surrogate pregnancy
hgc levels, surrogate pregnancy, proof of god: HI Louann, Congratulations! You must be on cloud nine. Your beta numbers are good and strong! Twins? Anything is possible... it IS a bit on the higher side, but it isnt astronomically high... I d bet one baby , but again, you could definitely have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hgc levels and no fetal heart motion, fetal heartbeat, viable pregnancy
fetal heartbeat, viable pregnancy, heart motion: After 6 weeks, we should be able to see a fetus and a fetal heartbeat on sonogram. Even if there is a fetus, if there is no fetal heartbeat after 6 weeks from the first day of your peeriod, it is called a missed abortion. I wouuld repeat the sonogram in...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hgc levels, hgc levels, non viable pregnancy
hgc levels, non viable pregnancy, fetal heartbeat: Usually, HCG values double every 48 hours. Although your HCG values are rising, there was no doubling. In addition, if your last period started on September 26, by November 15 you should have been 7 weeks pregnant (from the first day of your period)and a sonogram...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hi, species of bacteria, good bacteria
species of bacteria, good bacteria, different species of bacteria: There are no pros in douching. You should NEVER douche, ever. The body will clean itself. You can take a shower or a bath and that is all you should do. There are several different species of bacteria and organisms in your vagina that live in symbiotic relationship...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hi, period ends, last period
period ends, last period, 28 days: We count a cycle from the first day you see blood until the next time you bleed. We never care when the period ends because some women bleed for 3 days and some for 11 days. It is considered abnormal if you bleed for 14 days in a row. Otherwise, it is within...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hi, birth control pills, o girlfriend
birth control pills, o girlfriend, bleeding after sex: Hi, Depakote has been linked to birth defects and this should be discussed with a doctor. As far as the sex/period- I dont know when she would have gotten her period otherwise, but it would have been very soon even without the sex. I suppose sex could...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hi,i am 34 years old with..., ovarian cyst, last period
ovarian cyst, last period, fibroid: It is difficult for me to assess pain without examining you. If your uterus is tilted backwards (retroversion) you sometimes will have pain in your rectum during sex. If you have not lubricated enough (not enough foreplay) you can get pain upon insertion of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hi, liver enzyme levels, elevated liver enzyme
liver enzyme levels, elevated liver enzyme, pregnancy induced hypertension pih: Dear Yom, There were so many questions, I ll try to answer in order, as you asked them: Causes of Toxemia or Pregnancy-induced Hypertension (PIH) - Actual cause is still unknown. Originally it was called toxemia because researchers thought some sort...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hi, pregnancy hormones, implantation bleeding
pregnancy hormones, implantation bleeding, pigment melanin: Dear Kristi, All I can tell you about the linea nigra is that on average it does not appear until the 2nd trimester. As I said, the hormones which increase during pregnancy cause an increased production of melanin which cause the line to appear. It may...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hiI m a lady of age 22..., mensuration cycle, regular periods
mensuration cycle, regular periods, pregnancy test: I remember answering this question already. Perhaps you did not receive the answer. If your last period started on February 8, you were due for your next period on March 7. We recommend that you take a pregnancy test is you do not get your period within...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: thank you. i also would like..., sponge forceps, fetal membranes
sponge forceps, fetal membranes, suturing: During a cerclage procedure, it is certainly possible to rupture fetal membranes if the needle enters the amniltic sac. They are careful not to do this and sometimes will push the membranes up with a sponge forceps while suturing. There is a small risk of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: -------------------------can..., negative pregnancy test, missing your period
negative pregnancy test, missing your period, superfetation: Fear will not cause miscarriage or any injury to the fetus. You can have sexual intercourse throughout the pregnancy as long as you are not having any vaginal bleeding or as long as your obstetrician has not forbidden it due to some abnormality in the placenta....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hiis there any way to ahve..., fertile time, time of ovulation
fertile time, time of ovulation, test tests: A normal menstrual cycle takes about 28 days. Day 1 is the first day of a period, day 14 is about the time of ovulation. If no pregnancy occurs, then you have your next period which is about day 28. This is also day 1 of the next cycle. If you become pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hi, low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, squamous intraepithelial lesion
low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, squamous intraepithelial lesion, low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion lsil: ASCUS is the lowest form of abnormality for a PAP smear. It means atypical sqamous cells of undetermined significance . They should have also done an HPV (human pappiloma virus) reflex test. If that is negative, you can merely repeat the PAP in 6 months or...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: high beta no fetal pole, hcg level, hcg levels
hcg level, hcg levels, fetal development: Dear Lisa, Sorry about the delay in answering - I am actually supposed to be on vacation, but the system apparently did not set correctly. I happened to check in to make sure and saw there were three days worth of questions, so I will attempt some short...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: high betas, ivf cycle, ectopics
ivf cycle, ectopics, definitive method: At 3-4 weeks from the first day of your last period, HCG values range from 500 - 10,000. Your values are a bit low, but have more than doubled and that is a good sign. I would not put too much stock in the predictive value of HCG values in relation to Down...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: high blood pressure and diabetes., glucose tolerance test, pregnancy hypertension
glucose tolerance test, pregnancy hypertension, miscarriage stillbirth: There is nothing you can do to prevent gestational diabetes. If you have a prediliction for it during pregnancy, it will appear. Your doctor will check for it and manage it if it appears. As for hypertension, some people can develop high blood pressure no...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: high HCG levels, high hcg levels, second pregnancy
high hcg levels, second pregnancy, chromosomal defects: What was the value of the HCG you thought was very high? You did not mention the HCG result in your question. I have not heard of any correlation between HCG value and the probability of chromosomal defects such as Down s syndrome. If you have any doubts,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: high hcg levels in pg, high hcg levels, gestational sac
high hcg levels, gestational sac, fetal heartbeat: If your last period started on August 5, you are now September 27) 7 weeks 4 days. HCG values at 6-7 weeks gestation range from 4000 to 100,200. Certainly 77,350 falls within this range. Don t worry. A sonogram at 6-7 weeks should show a gestational sac, a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: high hcg low progesterone, progesterone supplements, progesterone level
progesterone supplements, progesterone level, progesterone levels: Hi Ramona .. Your neice needs to speak to a doctor immediately about her progesterone levels. This is far to low. In the early stages of pregnancy, she should be a mininum of 10. Now, assuming that her inital test that tested 12.5 was taken in early pregnancy,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: high head and high blood pressure, pasta noodles, fish eggs
pasta noodles, fish eggs, protein meat: Hello Karen. It is quite normal that your baby is still high at this stage- it is NOT ready to be born yet. For the baby to drop , your uterus needs to be soft and ready for labor- that could be 2-4 weeks away yet. However, if your blood pressure remains...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: high level hcg after miscarriage, hcg test, hcg levels
hcg test, hcg levels, immense pain: Dear Karmen, It sounds like it may have been an incomplete miscarriage. The ultrasound should shed more light on it. If that is the case, a D&C will likely be necessary to make sure the uterus is completely emptied of all contents. Many doctors opt for...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: high risk pregnacy, baby at 27 weeks, cocaine use
baby at 27 weeks, cocaine use, abruption: Dear Beth, From the literature I have researched, the risk of recurrence of abruptio placentae is reportedly 4-12%. Now, this can vary based on the cause(s) determined for the abruption. Was a potential cause determined? Higher risk for this condition...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: high risk pregnancy, high risk pregnancy, premature labor
high risk pregnancy, premature labor, liklihood: HI Noelle, actually when the uterus thins out, chances of premature labor are great because the uterus may or may not support the stretching from the growing of the twins. Bedrest is crucial to impede any other problems that could occur. Make sure she follows...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: high risk pregnancy, high risk pregnancy, placenta previa
high risk pregnancy, placenta previa, vaginal delivery: Your neice most probably has a placenta previa where the placenta has implanted itself on the uterine wall covering the opening to the cervix. It is between the cervical opening and the baby, so when the cervix starts to dilate, the placenta will start to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: very high risk pregnancy, high risk pregnancy, tingling in fingers
high risk pregnancy, tingling in fingers, risk history: Dear Sienna, I have done a fair amount of research on pregnancy and haemophilia A or Factor VIII to address this. Almost all of the information simply addresses the risk of bleeding with procedures during pregnancy and delivery and getting a pre-determination...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: high risk pregnancy, high risk pregnancy, amnio
high risk pregnancy, amnio, sister in law: HI Debra, I have a sister in law whose mother was 52 when she had one and is perfectly fine. The amnio would be the test of choice to find out if the baby is ok or not and is pretty accurate and there are other tests that can be done too. She should seek...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am i at high risk?, judgement call, pregnancy test
judgement call, pregnancy test, menstrual period: Dear Shannon, As long as the baby survived the tubal ligation procedure itself, it should not cause any complications now. Most doctors either schedule the procedure right after a normal menstrual period, or they do a pregnancy test about a week before...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: does my high temperature indicate pregnancy?, bbt, hormone levels
bbt, hormone levels, ovulation: Dear Charlotte, Yes, a higher BBT can also indicate pregnancy. When taking/charting BBTs, what you are looking for is to see a shift of at least .4 degrees Fahrenheit after ovulation. If your temperature stays up for 18 days or more after ovulation, it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: higher than expected, fibroid uterus, differential diagnosis
fibroid uterus, differential diagnosis, fundal height: If your wifes fundal height is 2cm above her umbilicus, but she should ohly be 12 weeks (based on her LMP), either her dates are incorrect, or she may have a fibroid uterus (Leiomyomata) causing her fundus to be larger than expected. A sonogram will clear...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hip pain, sciatic nerve, critical info
sciatic nerve, critical info, pelvic bone: It certainly sounds like you have Sciatica. The sciatic nerve is located in your back and the weight of the uterus causes sporadic firing of the nerve and shooting pains that usually radiate down the outer thigh or hip (sometimes all the way down the leg to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: home childbirth, ulaanbaatar mongolia, post partum hemorrhage
ulaanbaatar mongolia, post partum hemorrhage, baby at home: If at all possible, you should not deliver at home, but rather in a hospital where there is access to neonatal care. However, if there is absolutely no other choice, and you have a midwife or other help, make sure that you have enough blankets to keep the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: home methods of inducing, hot water bottle, labour
hot water bottle, labour, baths: I have never heard this, but I don t know everything. What I suspect is she was suggested to use the hot water bottle for pain. It probably was by chance she went into labor 8 hours later. If hot water could put you into labor, baths would not be allowed....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: home pregnancy tests, home pregnancy tests, home pregnancy test
home pregnancy tests, home pregnancy test, yeast infection: No. A home pregnancy test is merely a determination of the presence of HCG (human chorionic gonadotropic hormone), the hormone that is present during pregnancy. If it is present, you are pregnant. If it is absent, you are not pregnant. It is not affected by...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: home pregnancy tests, home pregnancy tests, regular periods
home pregnancy tests, regular periods, lower back pain: You said that you had a period on May 18 (more or less) and then you had one on July 21, but you did not mention if y8ou had any bleeding in June. Certainly, if you had your period (even if it was only spotting) in July, you are not pregnant. You did the correct...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: home pregnany test and blood test results, blood test results, beta hcg
blood test results, beta hcg, sonogram: Either test could be incorrect. I would repeat a blood test for Beta HCG. If the test results show a value of less than 5, you are not pregnant. If you had some spotting, and the test is less than 5, you may have miscarried. If your last period started on...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: home tests, delayed period, high fever
delayed period, high fever, work stress: I am glad STD s are not a worry in your case. I never know the status of those that ask me questions. Delayed menstration can be caused by a number of different things. Stress, medication, illness, change in diet (weight loss or gain), are to name...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: homebirth photo montage, photo collage, homebirths
photo collage, homebirths, fond memories: Hello Shannon- thank you - they are lovely pictures and congratulations. They bring back very fond memories of the dozens of homebirths I have attended. In what part of the world did this take place? Please consider sending them to the website called BirthLove....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: This is for homework. If a..., spontaneous abortion, eleven times
spontaneous abortion, eleven times, period march: G11 means that she has been pregnant (including this one) eleven times. P1 means that she has come to term one time. SAB 1 means that she has one spontaneous abortion. LMP is the first day of her last menstrual period (March 4, 2004). If her last period started...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is there no hope for this baby?, fetal heartbeat, progesterone levels
fetal heartbeat, progesterone levels, ultrasound results: If your last period started on September 1, you should now be 11 weeks gestational age. A sonogram at this time should show a fetus and a fetal heartbeat. Your HCG values should double every 48 hours as well. At 11 weeks, the HCG values range from 10,000-100,000....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I hope you Can Help!!, evening primrose pills, stomach cramps
evening primrose pills, stomach cramps, non stress test: Since your due date is August 5, and this is your first pregnancy, you can go into labor two weeks before or two weeks after your due date. You are not considered to be post-dates until 42 weeks (14 days after your due date). You are not in labor, nor do...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i hope you can help, implantation bleeding, chlomid
implantation bleeding, chlomid, evening office: I don t understand your timeline. You said that your last period started on June 23. Therefore you could not have had a positive result on June 11 (12 days prior to having your period).Any sex that you had prior to your period (June 23) could not result in...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I hope you can help, implantation bleeding, chlomid
implantation bleeding, chlomid, evening office: Hi Ashley, I don t blame you for having all of your feelings... it is very frustrating mentally and physically to try to get pregnant and not have it happen. I will say as I read your question I immediately thought implantation bleeding also and then...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i hope so!!!, billings method, trying to have a baby
billings method, trying to have a baby, ovulation: Hello Traci- the only time you can conceive is during ovulation. Ovulation happens 14 days BEFORE your period is expected. You need to learn all about how to detect your ovulation- go to a website called the Billings Method and find out all about it. Hope...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hoping for vbac..pain around c-sect scar..., nancy wainer cohen, going in the right direction
nancy wainer cohen, going in the right direction, scar tissue: Hello Pamela. You can relax- your pain is very common and is either stretching and complaining scar tissue OR a round ligament that is complaining about being stretched. You ARE going in the right direction. Rupture is VERY rare and really only happens when...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hormonal changes or pregnancy concerns, depo provera, pregnancy concerns
depo provera, pregnancy concerns, birth control method: Dear Jami, Much of what you have described seems hormonal and potentially related to the Depo Provera. Irregular, heavy, or no bleeding are common side effects of Depo Provera. After a year of use, many women stop having periods. Lack of a period becomes...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hormone in urine, lining of the uterus, protein hormone
lining of the uterus, protein hormone, pregency: Hello Amy. The hormone that is tested for in the urine is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin- hCG- it is a protein hormone first produced in the second week of gestation(pregnancy). It prevents the lining of the uterus from shedding(menstuation). Maternal blood...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hormones and pregnancy, school basketball team, long distance relationship
school basketball team, long distance relationship, high school basketball: You did not mention the date of the first day of her last peeriod, which is required according to my instructions. Hormone levels can alter mood but rarely have such a profound effect. I would stay our of hair and stay at the hotel until you know what is going...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hormones, viable pregnancy, menstrual period
viable pregnancy, menstrual period, last period: If your last period started on August 26, then you would have ovulated on September 8 and could have conceived on September 7,8,9, or 10. On September 30 you would be 5 weeks pregnant. HCG values at 5 weeks range from 1000 - 50,000. Therefore, you are within...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: horomone imbalances, thyroid disorder, thyroid status
thyroid disorder, thyroid status, hormone imbalance: If you have problems with your thyroid due to any cause, you definitely have a thyroid disorder. Imbalance of estrogen and progesterone can be due to a thyroid disorder, however, it can also be due to many other factors (Ovarian dysfuncion, pituitary gland...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hospitals, tertiary care hospital, community hospitals
tertiary care hospital, community hospitals, caring place: Usually, in a community hospital, your own doctor will admit you and will deliver your baby. A university hospital is usually a teaching hospital and there are residents and interns that will admit you and will most probably deliver your baby. The advantage...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hot showers during pregnancy, hot showers, core temperature
hot showers, core temperature, excessive heat: There is no harm in taking hot showers throughout the pregnancy. However, excessive heat that increases your core temperature too high ccan lead to muscle defects in the baby. This is usually seen if you spend too long in a jacuzzi or a hot bath. We usually...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hot tubbing & pregnancy, fetal abnormalities, extreme heat
fetal abnormalities, extreme heat, hot tub: Hello Crystal. Hot tubs are NOT a good idea when pregnant- in the early weeks- under 12 weeks, the embryo is vulnerable to extreme heat which can cause fetal abnormalities. The hot tub maintains a constant temp and the inside of the vagina can get to be about...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hpv, long trem, hpv virus
long trem, hpv virus, dr rappaport: Hi Christina: This is really not my area of expertise -- I would encourage you to write to Dr. Rappaport (via Allexperts). He is an ob/gyn and better able to answer your questions in an expert manner. I CAN tell you, though, that colposcopy, alone,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hpw long after you have a baby will a home preg test show positive, son jan, sensitive test
son jan, sensitive test, condom: If you have started having cycles again after having your son I suggest waiting to see if you will miss a period. If you have not then you should wait two weeks then get the most sensitive test you can. For example there is a test that can detect pregnacy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: human body, fetus development, embryonic development
fetus development, embryonic development, penis head: In embryonic development, if the tissue is destined to become a male, a penis is formed with a scrotum. If a female is developed, the scrotum develops into a vagina and the penis develops into a clitoris. They do not switch from one to the other but are similar...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: humerus bone, grain of salt, cheri
grain of salt, cheri, bones: Hello Leigh- just a note of info- I have almost NO faith in what scans tell you about size etc. I urge you to take this info from the dr with a grain of salt. Your baby is most likely just fine and there is nothing to worry about. All the best- Cheri...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hummm, sex with my husband, fertile days
sex with my husband, fertile days, jem: Dear Jem, If the encounter took place on the day your period ended, I would assume that it was approximately Day 5 of your cycle. The most fertile days of your cycle are Days 11-21. Most women ovulate on approximately Day 14. Although it is not impossible...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: My husband and I have been..., brown blood, pregnancy tests
brown blood, pregnancy tests, pregnancy test: This defiantely soudns liek implantation bleeding. A pregnancy test probably would not pick up the accurate results if your just now having implantation bleeding. You can still have a period ofcoursae while your pregnant especially the first few months....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: My husband and I have been..., implantation bleeding, brown blood
implantation bleeding, brown blood, pregnancy tests: If your last period started on February 9, the bleeding that you started to see on February 23 was, most probably, ovulation bleeding ( mittelshmerz ) which is often seen at the time of ovulation. I doubt that you could have become pregnant so soon after your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: My husband and I have been..., dark brown discharge, brown blood
dark brown discharge, brown blood, pregnancy tests: Dark brown discharge is really old blood. Meaning you are not bleeding heavy fresh blood. It could be implantation. It could be an off period. There is no way for me to know. Sorry I can not help more, the possibilites are so many what could be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hy, rush job, male partner
rush job, male partner, luteinizing hormone: 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 unprotected sex on cycle day #13,14,15, or 16. You cannot get pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hydrocodone use, central nervous system anomalies, medication studies
central nervous system anomalies, medication studies, congenital anomalies: Dear Krysta, The effects of Lortab in pregnancy have not been adequately studied. Drug dependence does occur in newborns when the mother has taken Lortab regularly prior to delivery. If you take it shortly before delivery, the baby s breathing may be slowed....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hyperemesis, symptoms of early pregnancy, pregnancy nausea
symptoms of early pregnancy, pregnancy nausea, beta hcg: Although it is, indeed, unusual that you have no symptoms of early pregnancy (nausea, fatigue, breast tenderness). However, there is no law that you must have debilitating nausea during pregnancy. If you have any doubts that you are pregnant, take a blood...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hyperthyriod with pregancy, hyperthyriod, antithyroid medications
hyperthyriod, antithyroid medications, antithyroid drugs: Dear Jissa, There are antithyroid medications that can be taken during pregnancy. in researching this, I found that depending upon the cause for your hyperthyroidism, and the treatment method which will best suit that condition, your doctor will prescribe...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hysterectomy, fibroid uterus, bladder leakage
fibroid uterus, bladder leakage, ovarian cysts: We used to perform hysterectomies if a patient had a fibroid uterus measuring more than 12cm. However, for the past 10 years, we only perform hysterectomies if the fibroid uterus causes either bladder problems, rectal problems, heavy bleeding, or discomfort...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hysterectomy, bleeding after hysterectomy, partial hysterectomy
bleeding after hysterectomy, partial hysterectomy, ovarian cysts: Hi Jackie :) I can only assume that your mother had a partial hysterectomy. Now and days, if there is no evidence of cancer they usually only remove the uterus, and cervix and leave the ovaries for hormonal function. Regardless, she should not be bleeding...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hysterectomy, supracervical hysterectomy, total hysterectomy
supracervical hysterectomy, total hysterectomy, endometrial ablation: Although hysterectomies are performed more often than necessary, it appears necessary for you to have a hysterectomy in the light of a failed endometrial ablation, an inability to take hormonal replacement due to the formation of blood clots, and a history...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hysterosalpingogram, ca 125 blood test, home pregnancy test
ca 125 blood test, home pregnancy test, fibroid: Hi Bridgette :) Cysts and Fibroids can be very slow growing, or they can grow very rapidly. So, its very possible that this fibroid you have, was quite small, and went undiagnosed with the first sonogram. It could have just grown rapidly, now making...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Iam having veginal problem,Please Help me!, rolled cloth, heavy bleeding
rolled cloth, heavy bleeding, preeti: I doubt that your use of cloth as tampons caused any permanent damge to the opening of your vagina. Certainly, if you have doubts, you should make an appointment with a gynecologist and have the area evaluated. You can try Kegel s exercises which will strengthen...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ICI, artificial insemination, negative consequences
artificial insemination, negative consequences, sure things: www.babycenter.com can help alot with ovulation questions and such. I don t know much about Artificial Insemination at home, so I can not help you there. The main thing I would think is make sure things are sterile and that the donor is free of diseases,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ideas for a stress free pregnancy, free pregnancy, ginger ale
free pregnancy, ginger ale, mellow music: Pregnancy is not a disease. You can do all the things the you usually do whether you are pregnant or not, except smoking, drinking, or drug use. Try to relax and realize that the baby will be fine and that you will be a good mother. There is no training to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Illness/pms, pre menstrual syndrome, viruses and bacteria
pre menstrual syndrome, viruses and bacteria, vitamin and mineral supplement: Dear Rose, PMS (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome) can affect all major body systems: immune, digestive, circulatory, nervous, endocrine and dermatologic. I would actually suggest taking a good multi-vitamin and mineral supplement with antioxidants on a daily basis....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ilness during pregnancy, chest x ray, lack of oxygen
chest x ray, lack of oxygen, ilness: If you get pneumonia during pregnancy (any trimester) the baby will not be effected. HOwever, you should be treated with antibiotics so that you get enough oxygen to your tissue. A lack of oxygen to you can limit the amount of oxygen in your blood stream and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: IMPORTANT, pre ejaculate, bleeding after sex
pre ejaculate, bleeding after sex, sperm cells: Dear Katie, The days during and right after your period are not the most fertile days of your cycle, but it is possible to become pregnant any time you have unprotected sex (even when pulling out - pre-ejaculate actually has a very high concentration...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Im not sure if im pregnant and if i am i don tknown how far along i am, back pains, last period
back pains, last period, niples: If you had your period on March 16. you could not have conceived until, at least, March 29. If you became pregnant in January or February, you would not have had your period in March. If you still have doubts, take a pregnancy test. Even if you did become...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Im not sure if im pregnant, pink discharge, weeks of pregnancy
pink discharge, weeks of pregnancy, period pains: It sounds as if you may be pregnant. Light pinkish and brown discharge are common during the first couple of weeks of pregnancy. During this time no other symptoms are present so there is a big chance you are pregnant. Wait a couple more weeks for the test...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Im scared!, using a condom, stress and anxiety
using a condom, stress and anxiety, clock work: When was the first day of your girlfriend s last period (in November)? If she has a normal cycle, ovulation occurs on cycle day #14 and she can ONLY become pregnant if you have sex on cycle day #13, 14,1 5, or 16. You cannot become pregnant five days before...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Im not sure if my sister's pregnant., best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy, symptoms of pregnancy: As I said before, the best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing a period. If your sister was due for her period on October 27, then she should wait until November 2 and take a pregnancy test. Then she will know for sure. If it is negative,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Imlantation bleeding?, first response early detection, implantation bleeding
first response early detection, implantation bleeding, mild headache: Dear Melodie, Breastfeeding is often nature s own method of birth control and usually women do not ovulate or have periods while exclusively breastfeeding. However, even if you are breastfeeding on demand without any supplementation, your baby is less than...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Immunization during pregnancy, congenital anomalies, week of pregnancy
congenital anomalies, week of pregnancy, gynocologist: Although we recommend that you do not become pregnant for one month after the MMR shot, we do not recommend terminating the pregnancy if you did get the shot. There has never been any case of congenital anomalies or detrimental effects to a fetus due to the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Immunizations, vitamin K, and eye drops, home birth, vitamin k
home birth, vitamin k, chicken pox: Hello Jessica. Your best source of info about your state laws in the area will be a local midwife- see if you can find one and make an appointment to discuss the laws of your area- I am in Canada, so things will be very different in your area. A midwife will...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Implantation, implantation bleeding, fertile window
implantation bleeding, fertile window, sperm cells: Dear DS, Implantation bleeding typically occurs 6-12 days after conception and conception usually occurs within 24 hours of ovulation. Every woman will experience implantation bleeding differently some will lightly spot for a few hours, while others may...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could this be Implantation Bledding, best time to take a pregnancy test, short luteal phase
best time to take a pregnancy test, short luteal phase, tender breast: A period is counted from the first day of bleeding the the first day of your next period. It is unlikely that you have a 20-24 day cycle because that gives a very short luteal phase. Normally a cycle is from 24-35 days in length with an average length of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Implantation Bleeding, redish brown, panty liner
redish brown, panty liner, salava: If your last period started on September 4, then the earliest you could have ovulated would have been on September 17. You could only have become pregnant if you had unprotected sex on September 16,17,18, or 19. You could not have conceived if you had sex...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Implantation Bleeding?, best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period
best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period, irregular periods: If you have not had a period since August 30, you should take a pregnancy test to see if you are pregnant or not. By now, a pregnancy test would be accurate. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your period. You were due for your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Implantation Bleeding?, simptoms of pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test
simptoms of pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy: If you had a period on October 21, you were, indeed, due for your next period on November 17, so I believe that the bleeding that you had on November 16 was your regular period. If your last period started on October 21, you would have ovulated on November...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Implantation Bleeding, best time to take a pregnancy test, prodrome
best time to take a pregnancy test, prodrome, hpt: If you conceived around January 10-12, implantation would have occurred around 8 days later (January 17-18) and that would have been the time that you would have noticed implantation bleeding (although it is rarely seen). YOu are due for your period on Friday...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Implantation bleeding?, signs of a misscarriage, viable pregnancy
signs of a misscarriage, viable pregnancy, tubal pregnancy: The spotting may be implantation bleeding, the signs of a misscarriage, the signs of an ectopic, or perfectly normal. It is a bit too early to get a sonogram. It may not show anything in the uterus at this stage. Two Beta HCG, 48 hours apart will help. If...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Implantation bleeding, best time to take a pregnancy test, ovulation pains
best time to take a pregnancy test, ovulation pains, implantation bleeding: If your last period started on April 6, you would have ovulated on April 19 and could have could have conceived if you had sex on April 18,19,20, or 21. If you did conceive at that time, implantation usually occurs 8 days after fertilization (April 27). The...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Implantation bleeding, implantation bleeding, clock work
implantation bleeding, clock work, sex with my husband: Hi Dana, The bleeding you experienced was more than likely not implantation bleeding due to the timing. You experienced the bleeding on day 14 of your cycle. Even if you did get pregnant, the implantation bleeding doesn t usually occur until 8-10 days...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Implantation bleeding?, beta hcg blood test, hcg hormone
beta hcg blood test, hcg hormone, pregnancy hormone: Hi Tina :) Implantation could be a possibility here. Its usually short, spotty, pinkish or brown in colour. Usually, it happens around the time a lady is due her period. However, its not the general rule for everyone. So this certainly could be a pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Implantation bleeding, symptoms of early pregnancy, implantation bleeding
symptoms of early pregnancy, implantation bleeding, breast tenderness: Dear Jennifer, Implantation bleeding can be pink, red, or brown in color. It can be light spotting which is barely noticed or it can be enough to wear a pad and last a few days. It typically occurs 6-12 days after conception. If you have had unprotected...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Implantation bleeding?, beta hcg test, serum beta hcg
beta hcg test, serum beta hcg, implantation bleeding: Dear Sarah, Implantation bleeding can happen around the time when you would normally expect your period to occur, though usually it is a day or two before you d expect your period rather than 3 days after. However, it is possible that you may have ovulated/conceived...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Implantation bleeding ?, implantation bleeding, fertile days
implantation bleeding, fertile days, early pregnancy: Dear Juli, Sorry about the delay in answering - I am actually supposed to be on vacation, but the system apparently did not set correctly. I happened to check in to make sure and saw there were three days worth of questions, so I will attempt some short...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Implantation bleeding, period, or miscarriage??, implantation bleeding period, regular period
implantation bleeding period, regular period, bloodwork: Megan, It could be a number of things. It could be a regular period, or the brown stuff you noticed on May 8th/9th could have been the implantation bleeding and this could be a miscarriage. The only way to know for sure is to make an appointment with...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Implantation bleeding?, irregular periods, implantation bleeding
irregular periods, implantation bleeding, pregnancy test: If your last period started on December 5, you were due for your next period on January 1. YOu said that the bleeding you are having now has persisted for 11 days, so far. Therefore, it appears that this is your regular period. As long as it does not last...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Implantation cramping? Missed pills, birth control pills, best time to take a pregnancy test
birth control pills, best time to take a pregnancy test, implantation cramping: If your last period started on December 29, and you were NOT taking birth control pills, the earliest that you could have ovulated would have been on January 11 and could only have conceived if you had unprotected sex on January 10-,11,12, or 13. You could...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Implantation Pain, best time to take a pregnancy test, implantation pains
best time to take a pregnancy test, implantation pains, implantation pain: I assume that you meant that your period started on April 22 and that you started the Clomid on April 26,27,28,29,and 30. You probably ovulated on May 5 and you could have conceived if you had sex on May 4,5,6, or 7. If you did concieve on one of those days,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Implantation Spotting Facts, sign of pregnancy, week of pregnancy
sign of pregnancy, week of pregnancy, implantation: Hello Michelle- I am NOT a dr, I am a midwife. Implantation begins approximately 6 days post-conception(fertilization) and continues during the following week. Spotting is often a by-product of this process, occurring durning the 3rd to 4th week of pregnancy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Implantation, best time to take a pregnancy test, implantation bleeding
best time to take a pregnancy test, implantation bleeding, pinkish brown: Implantation bleeding is pretty scant, and usually occurs around 8 days after ovulation. It is less than a regular pereiod and your description sounds like the type of spotting we see in implantation bleeding. Some women never see implantation bleeding. The...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Implantations Bleeding, ovulation kit, fertile window
ovulation kit, fertile window, implantation: Dear Arlene, When your cycles are longer than 28 days, you need to adjust the expected ovulation day for that. For example, if you have a period on the 1st, we d expect your fertile window (based on a 35 day cycle) to be the 18th through the 28th. We d...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Improper mensturation, regular periods, mensturation
regular periods, mensturation, pregnancy test: Rosi, Thank you for your question. Travel and stress can alter a woman s menstrual cycle. Your cycle may not be regular because of all the changes in your life. There is also a possibility of pregnancy. Have you been using birth control? Slight bleeding...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: INCONTINENCE, migraine headaches, bladder spasms
migraine headaches, bladder spasms, urogyn: Hi again, Karen: Apologies for the delay in response; however, I personally no very little about Interstim and wanted to get my own doc s feedback on it. He says he s a big fan of it, when clinically indicated. (FYI, I m in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: INEVITABLE MISCARRIAGE, rh factor, home test
rh factor, home test, heartbeat: Hello, I am so sorry to hear of the problems you are having. Is your wife in any pain? Has this happened before? If not I would say let it happen on its own. I would worry as you are that maybe it is too early, etc. Doctors are good but they don...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: INSOMNIA, sleeping pills, vomiting and nausea
sleeping pills, vomiting and nausea, greasy foods: You can take Benadryl 50mg at bedtime to help you sleep. It is safe for use during pregnancy. If you have morning sickness, try eating tiny meals several times per day. Avoid greasy foods, fatty foods, dairy products, spicy foods. If you are having severe...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Incompentent cervix, cervical cerclage, incompetent cervix
cervical cerclage, incompetent cervix, incompetent cervical os: The cause for the first preterm delivery at 19 weeks was due to an infection and was not due to an incompetent cervix. We usually do not insert a cerclage unless you have lost three consecutive pregnancies. However, it is a good idea to check your cervix every...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Incompetent Cervix, routine obstetrical ultrasound, shortened cervix
routine obstetrical ultrasound, shortened cervix, incompetent cervix: Usually your insurance company pays for the routine obstetrical ultrasound that is done in pregnancy. They also should pay for any additional sonogram that is ordered if the physician suspects a problem to be present. Cervical length is usually reported on...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Incompetent Cervix, incompetent cervical os, halothane anesthesia
incompetent cervical os, halothane anesthesia, incompetent cervix: If you really have an incompetent cervical os, it may be a good idea to have the cerclage placed at around 16 weeks gestation. I would not do it earlier because you want to make sure it is a viable pregnancy before you have the cerclage done. Usually, we perform...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Incompetent Cervix, cervix during pregnancy, incompetent cervical os
cervix during pregnancy, incompetent cervical os, incompetent cervix: The diagnosis of incompetent cervical os is usually made after at least three miscarriages later than 15 weeks gestation. The criteria for performing a cerclage used to require that the patient had 3 miscarriages. If she only had one or two miscarriages, it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Incompetent cervix/infection, incompetent cervix, acute chorioamnionitis
incompetent cervix, acute chorioamnionitis, vaginal secretions: Dear j.k., I very much wish this had not been the outcome of your pregnancy. Unfortunately, there is just no simple, black or white answer for you. An incompetent cervix happens in about 1 out of 100 pregnancies. Almost 25% of babies miscarried in the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Incompetent cervix, mcdonald cerclage, abdominal incision
mcdonald cerclage, abdominal incision, incompetent cervix: You are correct. Both cerclages are performed through the vagina. The TAC is performed through an abdominal incision as well as through the vagina.There is always a risk for infection whenever dealing with the cervix (in eaither route). I always use the McDonald...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Inconsistent Pregnancy Symptoms (from England), corpus luteum cyst, yolk sac
corpus luteum cyst, yolk sac, english national health service: Since your HCG values appear to be rising nicely, and the last sonogram showed evidence of a yolk sac, I doubt that you have any problems. It is common to have a corpus luteum cyst until around 12 weeks gestation, at which time the placenta takes over maintenance...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Incontinence after chidlbirth, incontinence problems, sincere apologies
incontinence problems, sincere apologies, urogynecologist: Sincere apologies for the delay in response; have had a very busy past few days. NO, incontinence will have no affect on your fertility. As for treatment, there are several different options depending on which type incontinence you re experiencing (eg,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Increased Temperature, gargle with salt water, high temperatures
gargle with salt water, high temperatures, throat specialist: Since her sore throat and tonsilitis is probably due to a viral illness, she should not use any antibiotics but continue to gargle with salt water or soda. Any fever should be lowered using Tylenol (acetominofen) every three hours. The risk of high temperatures...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Inducing labor, inducing labor, labour
inducing labor, labour, suggestion: Hi Lachina :) Castroil Oil is safe, but it might make you feel pretty ill!! The best way to bring on labour to is to walk. Walking can bring active labour on, so its always the best suggestion. hope you have that baby soon!! All the Best, and thanks...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Induction, menstrual period, cesarean section
menstrual period, cesarean section, contraction: If this is your first baby, you will usually not go into labor until your due date or up to two weeks later. It is not a good idea to be induced since your cervix is probably not ripened (effaced) or dilated, yet. When you start having contractions at the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Induction, inducing labor at home, castor oil
inducing labor at home, castor oil, enemas: DO NOT INDUCE!!!!! I know it feels like forever before the day is going to come, but trust me, no one has ever been pregnant forever. Induced labor is worse than regular labor, and let s be honest, regular labor hurts enough. Let nature take it s course....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Induction, cesarean births, pro medical
cesarean births, pro medical, pitocin: Hi Amanda, not sure about something, you said your ob is promedical but when you mentioned the pitocin increasing the strenght and frequency of contractions which it does, your ob doeesn t think its true, what does she induce with? Actually induction varies...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Induction, gestational diabetics, blood sugar levels
gestational diabetics, blood sugar levels, baby shower cake: We like to deliver babies of gestational diabetics between 38-40 weeks gestation. If your diabetes has been under good control, there is no reason to deliver you before 40 weeks unless the NST or biophysical profile was a problem. However, there is a descrepency...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Induction, group b strep, induction of labor
group b strep, induction of labor, 75 effaced: If you tested positive for GBS, there is no need to induce you at your due date. As long as, when you go into labor, you are started on antibiotics, there will be no problem. However, if you do elect to allow an induction of labor, there is, of course, a risk...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Induction of C-Section, cesarean section, biophysical profile
cesarean section, biophysical profile, ultrasound at 12 weeks: One of the indications for a primary cesarean sectioin is a floating vtx at term . I would not immediately have a cesarean section without trying a trial of labor. If your biophysical profile is good, you can still wait until 42 weeks before being induced....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Induction of Labor, induction of labor, gastric by pass surgery
induction of labor, gastric by pass surgery, literture: Macrosomia is a term used for a very large baby (greater than 9.5lbs). We usually use Cervidil to ripen the cervix if it is still long and closed. Once the cervix is ripened, we use pitocin to stimulate your uterus to have regular contractions. As long...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Induction of Labour, induction of labour, mild contractions
induction of labour, mild contractions, pregnancy induced hypertension: Dear Jennifer, Labor is typically induced if the health of the mother or the baby is at risk. Doctors make a determination about whether to induce labor based on: - the condition of the woman - the condition of the baby - how far along the pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Induction of labor, first time mom, induction of labor
first time mom, induction of labor, last period: We do not usually induce a patient at 37 weeks gestation unless there is a problem with the mother (hypertension, preeclampsia, diabetes, etc) or with the baby (unusual lie, macrosomia, etc). When we determine a due date it is by formula. If your last period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Induction-Is there a more natural way?, labor induction, japanese soup
labor induction, japanese soup, gestational diabetic: Usually, when I have a patient who is a gestational diabetic, I allow her to reach her due date, but not later. I usually induce labor using prostaglins suppositories. She is admitted in the evening and a Cervidil suppository is inserted into her vagina. She...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Induction, extreme circumstances, vaginal birth
extreme circumstances, vaginal birth, contractions: Hello Sarah. Induction is a very dangerous and painful intervention. It should ONLY be used in cases of extreme circumstances. Your baby was meant to be in your uterus a full 40 to 42 weeks and deserves all the time it can get in there. Remember, infants are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Infant Poop, food in the world, blood in the stool
food in the world, blood in the stool, breastmilk: Hello Kenneth. This is quite common and nothing to be overly concerned about. Your son s digestive system is still quite immature and even when the best food in the world- breastmilk - is the only thing given, some blood in the stool still happens. Hope that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Infection, untreated yeast infections, thick white discharge
untreated yeast infections, thick white discharge, symptoms of a yeast infection: Dear Jennifer, It s extremely common to get a yeast infection while pregnant because of the high levels of pregnancy hormones present. This could account for the burning you describe also. Other symptoms of a yeast infection include a thick white discharge...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Infertility, progesterone suppositories, scar tissue
progesterone suppositories, scar tissue, hysterosalpingogram: The first step in an infertility work-up is to get your period to become regulat and to determine when and if you ovulate each month. Once you know that you ovulate and the day of the month that it occurs. a hysterosalpingogram is the next step to find out...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Infertility?, basal body temperature chart, basal body temperature
basal body temperature chart, basal body temperature, regular periods: There is no way to know, at this time, where the problem lies. Once you have been trying to conceive for 12 months, you should see your gynecolgist and start a work-up. Even though you are having regular periods, you may or may not be ovulating each month....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Infertility, genetic counsellor, reproductive endocrinologist
genetic counsellor, reproductive endocrinologist, donor sperm: I am not a genetic counsellor or a reproductive endocrinologist, but I will try to give you some direction. The answer to you question is - maybe. There are several things that need to be checked when a woman has three miscarriages: Anatomy: There...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Infertility, infertility drugs, abnormal pap
infertility drugs, abnormal pap, pap smear: If you are not ovulating, you first have to ovulate before you can conceive. Clomid may increase your chances of ovulation. You did not mention if you had a hysterosalpingogram, which would show if your tubes were patent. Medicaid does cover an HSG as well...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Infertility / Periods lasting less than 24 hours period, low progesterone level, fetal demise
low progesterone level, fetal demise, progesterone levels: Dear Kelly, Wow - it sounds like you have been through it! Many times to get periods kick started again doctors will use a dose of progesterone. If your progesterone levels are low, it may be that your short periods are related to that. Menstrual cycles...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Infertility, normal progesterone level, infertility tests
normal progesterone level, infertility tests, reproductive endocrinologist: What was your husband s sperm count (in volume, not perecent)? What were the percentage of abnormal shapes? If he has a varicocele or a low sperm count, it can be treated. I would have to see the actual report of the semenalysis. Were you ovulating? A normal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Inquiry!!!, empty gestational sac, intrauterine gestational sac
empty gestational sac, intrauterine gestational sac, pregnancy test kit: If a pregnancy test was positive and a sonogram did not show any intrauterine pregnancy, or any abnormal adnexal masses, either the pregnancy test was incorrectly done or was in error, or the pregnancy is too early to show anything on sonogram. However, if...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Intense Vaginal Itching, birth control pills, inflammtion
birth control pills, inflammtion, vaginal itch: There are many reasons for a vaginal itch. It may be due to mild inflammtion or irritation of the vagna. It may be due to a yeast infection (which is quite common when using birth control pills). It may be due to a bacterial vagnosis (but that usually is also...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Intercourse Question, seminis, effluvium
seminis, effluvium, seminal fluid: Dear Liz, Yes, very normal. Loss of seminal fluid after intercourse is perfectly normal, and most women notice some discharge immediately after sex. This leakage of semen actually has a name - effluvium seminis. In fact, this leakage is a good sign - it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Intermenstrual Bleeding, normal endometrial thickness, temperature dips
normal endometrial thickness, temperature dips, endometrial biopsy: If you were post-menopausal, an endometrial thickness of greater than 5mm would be abnormal. However, in younger women (such as yourself) the endometrium changes in relation to time of your cycle. At the beginning of the cycle (day 1) it is very thin, and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Intersticial Cystitis (?) spelling, urology residency program, interstitial cystitis
urology residency program, interstitial cystitis, bladder cancer: Hi the correct spelling is Interstitial Cystitis You may very well have the condition. You should look at some of the many webpages posted about this very common condition. There are questionnaires posted on some of these sites that can be as good diagnostic...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Irregular Bleeding, 18th march
18th march: A cycle is considered within normal limits if it is 24-35 days from the start one period until the start of the next one. In February, you had a 31 day cycle. In March you had a 27 day cycle. In April, you had a 29 day cycle. All of your cycles appear to be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Irregular Cycle, ovulation predictor kit, lh surge
ovulation predictor kit, lh surge, last period: If your last period started on August 18, you may have ovulated any time after August 31. There is no way to definitely pinpoint the day of ovulation. You can purchase an ovulation predictor kit from the pharmacy and test your urine for the LH surge. If the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Irregular/Heavy Menstrual Cycles, orudis kt, breast soreness
orudis kt, breast soreness, pain medication: Any time that you bleed for longer than 14 days at a time, you have to be evaluated by a gynecologist. YOu may nedd to be placed on hormonal therapy to regulate your cycle. You may only need one course of Provera (10mg twice a day for five days). Your period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Irregular Menstural Problems, home pregnancy test, menstural problems
home pregnancy test, menstural problems, routine appointment: I would go get a home pregnancy test... sounds like you could be pregnant! If you have a gynecologist I would go in for a routine appointment just to be on the safe side. Just because the test shows not pregnant, be careful, they CAN give you early negatives....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Irregular menstrual cycle, irregular menstrual cycle, regular periods
irregular menstrual cycle, regular periods, mood changes: In general, regular periods are about 24 to 30 days from day one to day one. Ovulatory cycles are usually regular and may have a prodrome such as mood changes, bloating, swelling or headaches several days prior to onset of flow. If your periods are ovulatory,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Irregular Periods - How Can I Stabalize?, birth control pills, irregular periods
birth control pills, irregular periods, ovulate: There is no way to know if you do or do not have PCOS without an evaluation and a sonogram. If you do have PCOS, it can be treated with metformin and Clomid. Certainly, your weight may be the cause of the irregular periods. There is an ideal weight above which...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Irregular Periods & Trying to get Pregnant, irregular periods, irregular cycles
irregular periods, irregular cycles, contraception: If you are having such irregular cycles, it is doubtful that youo are, indeed, ovulating. Your doctor will have to regulate your cycles so that you can conceive. There are no tests to take. Sometimes, you can develop irregular cycles. Sometimes exercise or...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Irregular Periods and trying to get pregnant, irregular periods, blood tests
irregular periods, blood tests, contraception: I would suggest that you see a gynecologist rather than a GP with questions about your cycle. If your cycles are irregular, it is doubtful that you are, indeed, ovulating and you may have to go on birth control pills for 3-6 months in order to regulate your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Irregular Pregnancy, first responce, ovulation kit
first responce, ovulation kit, full proof: Hi Koolie :) I can understand your dilema. With cycles such as yours, its very difficult to know when you are ovulating. Just know, that the months you are not having a period, you are most likely NOT ovulating. Periods start, because an egg has been...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Irregular period, irregular periods, irregular period
irregular periods, irregular period, vitex: I have never heard of Vitex and it is not in the Phycicians Desk Reference. Let me know the generic name of Vitex and I can tell you more. If you have missed a period, the correct treatment is Provera (either 10mg twice a day for five days, or 10mg once a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Irregular period & pregnancy, irregular period pregnancy, ovulation detector
irregular period pregnancy, ovulation detector, home ovulation: HI Eva, in a normal monthly cycle you would ovulate about 10-14 days after the first day of your period. But since your cycle is very long, it would be impossible to really tell without a home ovulation detector kit or blodo tests. I would assume that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Irregular period, birth control pills, getting your period
birth control pills, getting your period, irregular 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 usually occurs on cycle day #14. You can become pregnant if you have sex on cycle day #13,14,15, or 16; It does not matter what the character...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Irregular periods, ovulation predictor kit, birth control pills
ovulation predictor kit, birth control pills, regular periods: Sometimes, after going off the birth control pills, you will not get a regular period for awhile. This is especially true if you had irregular cycles before you went on the pill in the first place. In order to ovulate and conceive, you have to have regular...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Irregular periods, irregular period, irregular periods
irregular period, irregular periods: A cycle is considered normal if it is 21-35 days from the start of the period until the start ot the next period. A period is normal as long as the bleeding does not last longer than 14 days at a time. If you miss a period from month to month, it is called...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Irregular periods, ovulation predictor kit, stopping birth control
ovulation predictor kit, stopping birth control, irregular periods: A cycle is considered normal if there are 21-35 days from the first day of one period until the first day of the next period. If you have some cycles that are only 17 days in length, you should definitely be evaluated by your gynecologist. However, it is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Irregular periods, iron deficiency anemia, birth control pills
iron deficiency anemia, birth control pills, cancer of the uterus: First of all, if your last period started on January 15, you have to rule out pregnancy. If a pregnancy test is negative at this time, you are not pregnant. hen your doctor should give you Provera 10mg twice a day for five days and you should get your period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Irregular periods, irregular periods, time of ovulation
irregular periods, time of ovulation, last period: You neglected to tell me the date of the first day of your last period. I ask everybody to tell me when that was. You appear to have very regular cycles. A cycle is considered normal if it is 21 -35 days from the first day of your period until the first day...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Irregular periods, period irregularities, oral contraceptives
period irregularities, oral contraceptives, irregular periods: Dear Jamie, If you know you are not pregnant, it sounds like your hormone levels are just not in balance. It is a delicate balance of estrogen and progesterone that regulates our cycles each month. If one or both hormones are off, then the whole cycle is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Irregular periods, birth control pills, irregular periods
birth control pills, irregular periods, last period: If your last period started on August 13 and the next period started on September 5, then you have a 24 day cycle, since we count from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period. A cycle is considered normal if it is 21-35 days (from...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Irregular Spotting?, birth control pills, vigorous sex
birth control pills, vigorous sex, pregnancy test: When was the first day of your last period, and when were you having sex when the condom fell off. If you normally have a 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...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Irregular sac and low heart rate, irregular gestational sac, low heart rate
irregular gestational sac, low heart rate, ultrasound tech: Hello Jodie- once again ultrasound has done nothing but worry a new Mother. I have almost NO faith in scans. They should ONLY be used in cases of vaginal bleeding or very serious medical concerns and certainly NOT for dating. They are quite unreliable for...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Back Issues, upper back muscles, mid back pain
upper back muscles, mid back pain, posture problem: Mid back pain is common during and after pregnancy. Most often it is a result of poor posture, when the upper back is overly rounded. To correct this, remind yourself to sit and stand upright, not hunched over. This posture problem causes the chest muscles...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ITP and Lupus, baby asprin, low platelet count
baby asprin, low platelet count, low platelets: Hi April :) Pregnant women with ITP have healthy babies. However, some babies born to mothers with ITP are born with or develop low platelets soon after birth. Their platelets will return to normal without any treatment. Treatment can speed the recovery...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Itching, cholestasis of pregnancy, pregnancy hormones
cholestasis of pregnancy, pregnancy hormones, bile acids: Dear Brianne, Some women experience a very severe itching in late pregnancy. The most common cause of this is cholestasis, a common liver disease that only happens in pregnancy. Cholestasis of pregnancy is a condition in which the normal flow of bile in...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: IUD Marina, iud, protective measure
iud, protective measure, intestines: Hi Nicole, I really don t think it will perforate again, just make sure they keep check on it and if it should move again, that they know it and find out promptly where it is. Also since they need to dilate once, they still may dilate always because of the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: IUD and Pregnacy, cyst on the ovary, swollen tender breasts
cyst on the ovary, swollen tender breasts, iud mirena: Dear Dede, The IUD possesses a failure rate of less than 1%. This means that about one out of every 100 IUD users will become pregnant during the first year of use. However, you should take a pregnancy test if you are experiencing any pregnancy symptoms....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: IUD and Pregnancy, mirena iud, pregnancy test
mirena iud, pregnancy test, stomach: If you have the IUD in place, it is highly unlikely that you could become pregnant, especially if you have not had a period in such a long time. Usually, when you do not get your period, you will not ovulate and cannot conceive. A pregnancy test is a test...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: IUD Removal, merena iud, menstral period
merena iud, menstral period, golf ball size: The bleeding started from withdrawal of the progesterone in the Merena IUD. Treatment should have been Provera 10mg twice a day for 5 days. After completion of the Provera, you should bleed heavily for a few days and the bleeding should stop after 10 days...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: IUD removal during pregnancy, pregnancy test, last period
pregnancy test, last period, pregnant woman: Most of the time, when we remove an IUD in a pregnant woman, she does not miscarry (although it is, indeed, possible). There is no way to predict whether you will miscarry or how long after the IUD is removed can you miscarry. Faint spotting at youor stage...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: IUD removal, mirena iud, apointment
mirena iud, apointment, menstrual cycle: Dear Shannon, Fertility should return to normal after removal of Mirena. You may become pregnant during the first menstrual cycle after Mirena is removed - there should be no delay caused by the Mirena itself. According to the Mirena website, Studies...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: IUD, january 2nd, adhesions
january 2nd, adhesions, gynecologist: There is no problems in removing the IUD IF THE STRING DOES NOT BREAK UPON PULLING ON IT. However, if the string breaks during an attempt to remove the IUD, it must be removed using a Bozeman forceps (which I doubt that you have in your possession). The safest...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: IUGR+ PIH+ AFP + infarcts, neural tube defects, pre ecclampsia
neural tube defects, pre ecclampsia, vessel cord: The elevated AFP at 16 weeks merely indicated the possibility of neural tube defects in the baby and would have prompted your doctor to perform more tests. However, if the baby did not have any neural tube defects (spina bifida, anencephaly, etc) there is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: IUI / Pregnancy Symptoms, best time to take a pregnancy test, iui pregnancy symptoms
best time to take a pregnancy test, iui pregnancy symptoms, earliest symptoms of pregnancy: If you had an IUI on Janaury 21 and 22, the earliest that a pregnancy test would show a positive result would be 14-21 days later, or between February 3-10. The best time to take a pregnancy test is February 10 (if you do not get your period by then).The earliest...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: IUI can sucess???.., ovulation test, fertility issues
ovulation test, fertility issues, physical relationship: Hi Pinky, I am so sorry. Do the doctors know what exactly is going on or is it unexplained? There is a good chat board on babytalkbio.com and fertilethoughts.com I have been on both before, if you are interested in something like that. if nothing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: IVF following salpingectomy, egg retrieval, fallopian tubes
egg retrieval, fallopian tubes, hydrosalpinx: Salpingectomy is merely removal of the fallopian tube. If you have both tubes removed due to hydrosalpinx, you can almost immediately try IVF. YOur ovaries will still be working and the ova can be retrieved and can be implanted into your uterus and a pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ihave pain on my stomago, groin area, lower abdomen
groin area, lower abdomen, heating pad: At six months gestation, it is normal to have some pain in your lower abdomen or groin area. Usually this discomfort occurs while getting out of bed or out of a chair, or when you suddenly turn while walking down the street. There is also some discomfort due...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: im 17 i have no child my last..., ovulation, pms
ovulation, pms: I don t understand your question. If you started bleeding on September 10 (even if it was off and on), that was the first day of your period. The bleeding that started on September 22 was mid cycle bleeding which is due to ovulation. It usually lasts no...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: im a 24 year old and lately..., birth control pills, getting your period
birth control pills, getting your period, hormonal imbalance: A period is considered normal if it is 21-35 days from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period. If you are getting your period only 18 days from the first day of your previous period, it is, indeed, too short and you evidently...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: im confused, ovulation detection, home ovulation
ovulation detection, home ovulation, peak time: HI Angel, Wow your cycle sounds VERY regular! In a normal cycle, you would probably ovulate anywhere from 10-14 days after your first day of your period. So, if you get your period on the 13th, that is DAY ONE. Count 9-13 days ahead (the 22nd-the 26th)...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: im very confused, simptoms, uyo
simptoms, uyo, cramps: if you started you period on jun 11, you woulD hce ovulated on June 24 and could only have become pregnanti if you had sex on June23,24, or 24. 2524, or 0 Junr36. 23,24,24, Fetal mopvement does no start untiol inmtil uyo u have eached 22 weejkseeel...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: im delayed for 9 days now. could i be pregnant?, chemical pregnancy, beta hcg
chemical pregnancy, beta hcg, pregnancy symptoms: Hi Marie, yes you could be pregnant; retest again. your home test may have been done too early for the test to pick up a positive. The tests work by picking up an amount of hormone in your urine called Hcg (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) this hormone...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: im pregnant, spotting in the first trimester, heavy lifting
spotting in the first trimester, heavy lifting, congratulations on your pregnancy: HI Cheyenne, Congratulations on your pregnancy! No, your baby is not dead. Spotting in the first trimester is not unusual. You probably have what is called a sub-chorionic bleed. They are common. You should call your doctor as soon as possible if...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: im sick, second pregnancy, vomiting and nausea
second pregnancy, vomiting and nausea, greasy foods: Up until 15 weeks gestation, you can, as you know, suffer from morning sickness. Try eating many tiny meals throughout the day. Avoid greasy foods, fatty foods, soup, or dairy products. If you are losing more than 5 lbs per week, you may have to be admitted...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: im trying to get pregnant,..., pregnancy test, one of those days
pregnancy test, one of those days, unprotected sex: If you have a 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 have unprotected sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16. If you do become pregnant on one...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: im worried, estimated due date, prenatal appointment
estimated due date, prenatal appointment, pinkish color: Dear Katie, Calculating an estimated due date is done by using the 1st day of your LMP. With that being 11/16, I get an estimated conception date of 12/1; an estimated due date of 8/24/07; making you approximately 7 weeks 3 days along. More than likely...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: the implanon, when to do a pregnancy test, viable pregnancy
when to do a pregnancy test, viable pregnancy, beta hcg: It is impossible to predict when you will return to normal or how long it will take for you to become pregnant after the removal of the implanon. However, since the pregnancy tests are a measure of HCG values, if the tests are negative, you are definitely...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: implantaion bleeding or..??, best time to take a pregnancy test, signs of implantation
best time to take a pregnancy test, signs of implantation, implantation bleeding: Often, a woman who has conceived will not be aware of implantation nor will show any signs of implantation bleeding. Sometimes, there is no signs of implantation bleeding at all. Once the sperm fertilizes the egg, the fertilized ovum starts its trip back through...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: implantaion bleeding or..??, implantation bleeding, greenish brown
implantation bleeding, greenish brown, old blood: Hello Sarah- this RARE type of vaginal discharge would occur 2-3weeks after the sex that caused conception, would be just a scant amount lasting only a couple of hours- usually dark, old blood. Hope that helps- there is NO way to confirm it- you just have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: implantation, best time to take a pregnancy test, can take a pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, can take a pregnancy test, careful record: You have to keep a careful record of your periods each month and see how many days there are from the start of one period until the start of the next period. Take an average of these days. Ovulation usually occurs 14 days PRIOR to the first day of your period....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: implantation bleeding, egg implants, lining of the uterus
egg implants, lining of the uterus, implantation bleeding: Jessica, It sounds more like a regular period. Implantation usually occurs 7-10 days after ovulation. Ovulation usually occurs 14 days after the first day of the last period. At ovulation the ovary releases the egg which takes a couple of days to find its...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: implantation bleeding, ovulation conception, cervical mucus
ovulation conception, cervical mucus, dime size: Implantation usually occurs around 8 days following ovulation (conception). If you have a 30-34 day cycle, ovulation would have occurred on cycle day #16-20 and, if you did become pregnant around that time, implantation would occur on cycle #24-28. It is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: is it implantation bleeding??, best time to take a pregnancy test, implantation bleeding
best time to take a pregnancy test, implantation bleeding, brownish discharge: 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 unprotected sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16 each month. If your last...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: implantation bleeding, implantation bleeding, cramping with implantation
implantation bleeding, cramping with implantation, pregnancy test: When you have intercouse, the sperm travels into the vagina and though the cervix and into the uterus. They then travel up the fallopian tube where they can fertilize the waiting egg (ovum). Once fertilization takes place, the now fertilized egg travels back...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could it be implantation bleeding?, conception ovulation, sore breasts
conception ovulation, sore breasts, implantation bleeding: It sounds like you just had a normal period, even though you spotted on the 8th, had light flow on the 9th and spotted on the 10th. If you have any doubts, take a pregnancy test after November 16 and you will know for sure. Implantation bleeding occurs 8 days...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is this implantation bleeding or something else?, best time to take a pregnancy test, implantation bleeding
best time to take a pregnancy test, implantation bleeding, mid cycle: Implantation occurs around 8 days following fertilization. If you ovulated on April 15, and you did become pregnant, implantation would have occurred around April 21, so the bleeding you saw could have been implantation bleeding. The best time to take a pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: implantation bleeding, ovulation calendar, implantation bleeding
ovulation calendar, implantation bleeding, impla: Hi! Nice to hear from you again! I had pimples appear during my pregnancies to. Not only on my face, but on my neck and chest as well! Anytime there is a hormonal change in your body, acne is one of the possible side effects of that. That s why we see...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is this implantation bleeding?, implantation bleeding, kayleen
implantation bleeding, kayleen, unprotected sex: Dear Kayleen, If you had unprotected sex approximately 6-12 days prior to the bleeding/spotting, then it is quite possible that it could have been implantation bleeding. Implantation bleeding can be red, pink, or brown. It can be barely noticeable spotting...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: implantation bleeding, baby chaos, implantation bleeding
baby chaos, implantation bleeding, fertile days: Dear Kerri, Well - after your time constraints in the last year, I m not going to tell you that you are crazy. Asking for some baby chaos, maybe - but not crazy. :-) First of all, a pregnancy test on 2/1 would have been too early to pick anything up...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: implantation bleeding or abnormal period?, home pregnancy tests, mirena iud
home pregnancy tests, mirena iud, implantation bleeding: Dear Christie, Typically implantation bleeding does not last that long. It usually only lasts 1-3 days. It can be pink, brown or red in color and is is lighter in volume and shorter in duration than a normal period. It typically occurs 6-12 days after conception...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: implantation bleeding or...??, implantation bleeding, brownish color
implantation bleeding, brownish color, pregnancy test: 1) how long after sex - It can be up to 2 weeks after because sometimes you don t even conceive until 4-7 days after sex. 2) what type of blood it is - Normally it is a Dark brownish color. It is more like discharge though in the consistancy of it. 3) what...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: implantation blood??, best time to take a pregnancy test, implantation bleeding
best time to take a pregnancy test, implantation bleeding, ovulaton: If your last period started on June 20, the earliest you could have ovulated (and conceived) would have been on July 3. If you got pregnant around that date, a pregnancy test would not show a positive result until 14-21 days later. The best time to take a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: when implantation can happen?, best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy, implantation bleeding: After fertilization of the egg, the fertilized egg travels back through the fallopian tube towards the uterus for implantation into the wall of the uterus. This takes approximately 8 days. Some women notice some implantation bleeding and some do not. A pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: implantation spotting after Mirena IUD?, best time to take a pregnancy test, anovulatory cycle
best time to take a pregnancy test, anovulatory cycle, iud: If the IUD was removed on February 22 and you got your period on February 25, it probably was regular cycle. Therefore, you probably ovulated around March 10 and could have conceived if you had unprotected sex on March 9,10,11, or 12. If you did conceive on...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: implantation spotting v.s. menstrual bleeding, continuous intake, menstrual bleeding
continuous intake, menstrual bleeding, implantation: Dear Jessica No. I do not think you should worry about it. The continuous intake of the pill changes the histological characteristics of the endometrium making it unsuitable for implantation and prevents ovulation. The bleeding you noticed is probably a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could this be implantation, menstral cycles, implantation bleeding
menstral cycles, implantation bleeding, brownish discharge: If your period starts around September 18, the best time to try to conceive is on cycle days#13,14,15, or 16. That would be around September 30,October 1,2, or 3. If you want to try for a boy, I refer you to Dr. Shettles article on How to Choose the Sex...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: implatation bleeding or light period?, implantation bleeding, regular period
implantation bleeding, regular period, brownish color: Dear Amanda, It sounds like it could be some implantation bleeding. Implantation bleeding can occur 6-12 days after conception and can be red, pink, or brown in color. My suggestion is to wait and see what this next cycle brings. If you do not get a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: How important is it to jump-start my period now?, negative pregnancy test, regular periods
negative pregnancy test, regular periods, rhythm method: You will n ot have any problems with your cycle in the future if you use Provera to jump start your period. If you hve a decrease in the amount of progesterone, Provera (10mg twice a day for five days) usually will start your period within ten days. If your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: important question please answer, side effects of the pill, mini pill
side effects of the pill, mini pill, birthcontrol: This could be a cyst/tumor. She should really get it checked out to be on the safe side. There is a possibility she is pregnant again. Most birthcontrol takes about a month to get fully active in your system. Since she just had a baby not long ago this...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: How important is it to take..., neural tube defects, prenatal vitamin
neural tube defects, prenatal vitamin, pills: The antenatal vitamins are given to you to make sure that the bones and teeth of the baby are adequately formed.. It is important to take them even if they make you constipated or nauseated. They also give the baby the proper amounts of vitamins. They have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: incompetant cervix, incompetent cervix, incompetant cervix
incompetent cervix, incompetant cervix, menstural period: First of all, I would consult an obstetrician. Then I would get a sonogram to see if the cervix is shortened or if there is evidence of funneling . You are now only 15 weeks pregnant. I would wait to take the sonogram until 20 weeks gestation (it is more...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: incompetent cervix, cervical cerclage, incompetent cervix
cervical cerclage, incompetent cervix, daily basis: I have no statistical data concerning the effectiveness of cerclage placement. I can see if I can find some and, if so, I will get back to you. As long as you are not having contractions regularly, more than every ten minutes with each one lasting more than...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: incorrect ultrasound?, inconsistancy, sonogram
inconsistancy, sonogram, last period: Your last period was January 10. Therefore, ovulation was probably January 22, and you could have conceived if yuo had sex on January 21,22,23, or 24. If you did conceived at tht time, a sonogram would show you to be 6-7 weeks pregnant on Febuary 27. This...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: indigestion, sour stomach, pharamacist
sour stomach, pharamacist, good posture: Hi :) What you are exprencing is very normal. But its so uncomfortable. I had severe heartburn with my pregnancy as well. I found drinking milk, for some reason really calmed it down ..but there is nothing to link that as a cure. That was just something,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: should i induce my labor?, mucus plug, bloody show
mucus plug, bloody show, breast pump: Hi Bailey, I truly can relate. With my daughter 12 years ago, the Dr kept saying any day now and I walked around 3 cm dilated for 3 weeks. WHY do they say that! I am now almost 29 weeks pregnant (3rd pregnancy) and been having braxton hicks for weeks....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: How to induce period with birth control, iron deficiency anemia, birth control pills
iron deficiency anemia, birth control pills, pelvic inflammatory disease: You can start birth control pills and, within a few months, your period should regulate itself to a cycle od 28 days (from the first day of your period until the first day of the next period). If you have not had a period for several months, first take Provera...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: inducement at 37 weeks, cholestatis, 15th july
cholestatis, 15th july, last period: After 36 weeks, the baby s lungs are mature enough to exist in the outside world. If you have cholestasis of pregnancy, we like to deliver the baby as soon as it is mature enough. By 37 weeks, it will be healthy if you deliver. If the induction does not work,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: inducing early, braxton hicks contractions, vaginal delivery
braxton hicks contractions, vaginal delivery, labor and delivery: Dear Lori, There should be no reason why an induction one week prior to your due date should necessarily increase your chances of a C-Section if you had a previous vaginal delivery without any complications. More than likely in the next two weeks your uterus...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: inducing labor?, nancy wainer cohen, inducing labor
nancy wainer cohen, inducing labor, wainer: Hello Salina. Good for you to question this thinking. Your dr is trying to organize his/her time so that your delivery does not inconvenience him/her- like a birth in the middle of the night. Yes, I m sorry to say it, but this is done ALL the time and it is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: inducing labor, health food store, sore joints
health food store, sore joints, lecithin capsules: Hello Rebecca- NO labor should NOT be induced at 38 weeks. Your baby will be ready when the time is right and not sooner. If your pain and discomfort is sore joints etc- go to the health food store and get LECITHIN capsules. They are simply a component of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: inducing labor, braxton hicks contractions, inducing labor
braxton hicks contractions, inducing labor, stress test: You can remain at 1-2 cm for weeks. Usually, for the first baby, you will not go into labor until you reach your due date in two and 1/2 weeks. Soon you will start to get contractions at the level of your belly button. When you have contractions coming every...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: inducing labor at home, inducing labor at home, cervix
inducing labor at home, cervix, contractions: Hello Nicki. Nothing will bring on labor unless your cervix is soft and ripe. That is best accomplished by lots of intercourse and nipple stimulation. Each evening as you relax to watch TV, gently twirl your nipples for a full minute, every five minutes for...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: inducing labor naturally, raspberry leaf tea, old wives tales
raspberry leaf tea, old wives tales, red raspberry leaf tea: You mentioned all the methods of stimulating labor. The safest are walking and sex. The most dangerous are Blue cohosh, and other herbal remedies. I would not recommend Castor Oil because it tastes terrible and rarely works. When the baby is ready to be delivered,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: inducing labor (naturally), health food store, bile salts
health food store, bile salts, pregnancy advances: Hello April- you need to tell me more- what is pupp? this is not a term I am familiar with- are you talking about an all over body itch that gets worse as the pregnancy advances? This is due to strain on the liver- yours- and it is depositing irritating bile...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: inducing labor, fish eggs, 2 quarts
fish eggs, 2 quarts, protein meat: Hello Chrissy. If you are only measuring 34 weeks it is far to dangerous to induce NOW- your baby needs all the time it can get INSIDE!! You need to have a close look at your food intake and water intake. From here on you do NOT eat sugar in any form other...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: inducing labour naturally, inducing labour, hospital birth
inducing labour, hospital birth, first test: Hello Maria- DO NOT TOUCH the membranes- of course to be able to do this you must be at least 3 cm dilated. The membranes are there to PROTECT your baby from too much pressure on the head during labor AND to protect your baby from infection. Once the membranes...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: induction, nancy wainer cohen, wainer
nancy wainer cohen, wainer, inductions: Hello Debbie. MOST inductions end in sections- YOU have the CHOICE- just say NO! I want you to go to a website called Nancy Wainer Cohen- she is THE expert on section prevention and has written two very good books on the subject. You don t have time to order...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: induction, minute intervals, pencil and paper
minute intervals, pencil and paper, pitocin: Hello Melissa. Yes, the something else is to say NO!! It is your right to refuse ANY procedure. It is quite normal for you to carry this baby at least until Oct. 7th. If your cervix is not soft and ripe, no induction is going to work. You can have lots of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: induction, amniotic fluid index, lungs
amniotic fluid index, lungs, ultrasound: You are now 37 weeks 4 days pragnant. If you have a low amniotic fluid index, it is dangerous for the baby to stay in such an environment and it should be delivered. However, until you reached 36+ weeks, the baby s lungs were not mature enough to be able to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: induction, 75 effaced, contractions
75 effaced, contractions, belly button: Her blood pressure of 130/83 is within normal limits and I would not do anything.It is very common to be only dilated up to 3-4cm at this time. When she reaches her due date, she will probably start to have more regular contractions at the level of her belly...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: induction, fundal height measurement, third trimester of pregnancy
fundal height measurement, third trimester of pregnancy, trimester of pregnancy: Siobhonne, I see a similar situation to yours every day. The fundal height measurement is not very good at determining baby s size, but it is a good screening tool. The consultant will do an ultrasound to measure your baby, but that is also not an exact...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: induction of labor, induction of labor, weeks pregnancy
induction of labor, weeks pregnancy, sage oil: Hello Jonathon. NOTHING IS SAFE until the pregnancy has reached a minimum of 40 WEEKS. Your child has important maturing to do in these last 3 weeks- pregnancy takes 40 weeks for a REASON- do not be foolish enough to think that you know better than mother...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: induction of labor, induction of labor, stadol
induction of labor, stadol, shift change: You don t mention how far along you are. Walking and making love are two great ways to get things going naturally. I suggest both of those things. A call to your Dr. for possible induction appt. is an option but I don t suggest that. Be glad you were...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: induction of labor, induction of labor, pitocin
induction of labor, pitocin, carol meyer: Well, since the doctor moved your due date to Feb 23rd he probablly saw that the baby was bigger and the uterus was bigger than what should have been expected for a march 2 due date.Your doctor is probablly going by your uterus measurements and baby size,location,etc....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: induction of labor, induction of labor, castor oil
induction of labor, castor oil, sage oil: I do not advise using anything to induce labor. When the baby is ready (lungs are mature, etc) you will go into labor. If your last period was July 4, you are due to have the baby on April 11. A baby usually will start labor from 38 weeks to 42 weeks gestation....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: induction, stripping of the membranes, stripping the membranes
stripping of the membranes, stripping the membranes, discrepency: If there is any suspicion of IUGR, then it would be better for the baby to be out of your uterus and in the nursery. Stripping the membranes does not increase the risk of inifection. Stripping of the membranes is not the same as breaking or rupturing the membranes....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: infant massage, infant massage, growth and development
infant massage, growth and development, nervous system: Hello Cassie. This is a huge topic but in simple terms, it stimulates the nervous system and offers physical, loving contact with mother or father- that contact has been proven to be essential to the healthy growth and development of the human infant. They...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: infection, vaginal yeast infection, vaginal secretions
vaginal yeast infection, vaginal secretions, vaginal environment: Dear Angela, Yeast infections occur SO frequently in pregnancy. Your body is going through so many changes right now, and it is difficult for your body to keep up with the chemical changes in the vaginal environment. There is more sugar in the vaginal secretions...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: infection, insulin injection, urinary tract infections
insulin injection, urinary tract infections, proper diagnosis: Dear Jennifer, Urinary tract infections are more common during pregnancy because of changes in the urinary tract. The uterus sits directly on top of the bladder. As the uterus grows, its increased weight can block the drainage of urine from the bladder,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: infection during pregnancy, incompetent cervix, pregnancy loss
incompetent cervix, pregnancy loss, sex with my husband: Dear Shanna, I m sorry to hear about your previous pregnancy loss. When that happens, especially that far along, it makes us apprehensive for every pregnancy thereafter. That part is perfectly natural. Please know however, this is not another doctor s...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could infection in vagina cause periods to stop?, yeast infections, yellow discharge
yeast infections, yellow discharge, fishy smell: Dear Lisa, A severe vaginal infection may alter your menstrual cycle. More often, hormonal imbalances will create an environment which is conducive to an infection and would also be the reason for alterations in your cycle. Regardless, you are doing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: infection, prolactin level, anterior pituitary gland
prolactin level, anterior pituitary gland, misscarrage: Milk from the brease ( galactorrhea ) is caused by a overproduction of prolactin by your anterior pituitary gland. It has nothing to do with any retained products of conception in your uterus. If you are still seeing milk extruding from your nipples, you should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: infertility, birth control pills, absent periods
birth control pills, absent periods, fertility treatment: Hello. A year and three months is not that long if you figure you really own have had 15 tries at it. You may want to go ahead and make that appt. however, since most people get pregnant in about that time. Get checked out, make sure all is well. If you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: infertility, chlomid, baby aspirin
chlomid, baby aspirin, fertility specialist: You did not metion what side effects troubled you when you were taking the Clomid. However, you appear to have come to terms with the problem. I would continue to try to conceive without any medicatioins for another 3-6 months. If you are unsuccessful, I...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: About infertility, fsh hormone, fsh levels
fsh hormone, fsh levels, follicles eggs: Dear Sara, Progesterone plays a very important role in pregnancy. Progesterone is a hormone produced by the ovaries that helps prepare the uterus for pregnancy. It is first produced by the corpus luteum in the ovaries and later is maintained by the placenta....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: infertility worries, infertility workup, endometrial biopsy
infertility workup, endometrial biopsy, ovarian cysts: After a woman has been trying for more than a year to conceive a baby, we usually start an infertility workup on her. This includes a hysterosalpingogram (the dye test that you had) to see if her tubes are open, an endometrial biopsy (to see if she is at the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: infertility, how to increase your libido, romantic interludes
how to increase your libido, romantic interludes, hsg test: If it is found that you are not ovulating, you can safely start a course of Clomid at 50mg taken on cycle day 5,6,7,8, and 9 and then try to conceive on cycle day #14. You can continue the Clomid for 6 months at a time. If it does not work by six months, we...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: initial OBGYN visit when pregnant, bleeding in pregnancy, pap smear
bleeding in pregnancy, pap smear, sexual intercourse: Dear Amber, When you re pregnant, there s an increase in the blood supply and blood flow to your cervix as compared to when you are not pregnant. So it is not unusual for women to experience spotting after contact to this area, such as after sexual intercourse...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: is injectable contraception can get u pregnant?, hcg test, preventing pregnancy
hcg test, preventing pregnancy, depoprovera: It is highly unlikely that you could have becme pregnant if yuou were taking the DepoProvera because it has a 99.9% efficacy in preventing pregnancy. I m not sure that I understand exactly when you took the shots. You said that you started your fist shot in...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: injury to Dad, catapres patch, morning dad
catapres patch, morning dad, pain mangement: I m so sorry that you have gone through this ordea. The only thing I can suggest is having a complete opthalmoligy exam at one of the major centers. The eye doctors will be able to determine if there is irreversable damage to your father s eyes and if there...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am I insane to keep hoping?, best time to take a pregnancy test, gestational sac
best time to take a pregnancy test, gestational sac, fetal heartbeat: If your last period started on April 26, the earliest you could have ovulated would be May 9 and you could have conceived if you had sex on May 8,9,10, or 11. (it could have been later if you do not have a 28 day cycle). If you did become pregnant on one of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I insane or pregnant, pickles and icecream, ultrasound technician
pickles and icecream, ultrasound technician, pregnancy symptoms: Dear Kameka, The situations you describe are unusual. Ovarian cyst sufferers tend to struggles with problems with consistent ovulation, and thus fertility, but hCG is the hormone that is tested in pregnancy and that hormone is not present in high enough...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: intamacy during first trimester, multiple pregnancy, intamacy
multiple pregnancy, intamacy, prenatal visit: If you are having cramping and susbect that you may have a multiple gestation, it can t hurt to wait until you confirm the number of fetuses before you have sexual relations. By now, if your last period was December 29, a sonogram will show you if you have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i had intercorse before 6 weeks of postpartum!!, birth control pills, birth control pill
birth control pills, birth control pill, postpartum: You appear to be fine. Normally, we do a postpartum exam at 6 weeks after the delivery of the baby because by then, your body is back to normal. You can start to have sex 4-6 weeks postpartum with no ill effects. Birth control pills work by preventing ovulation,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: intercourse after menstruation, pregnany test, bf 3
pregnany test, bf 3, birthcontrol: Lorraine Yes there is always a chance no matter what you take. I was on BirthControl when I got pregnant with my first child and i was on depo with my second.I did go threw the nec percausions but ended up pregnant anyways. If your really worried just pick...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: intercourse and period, time of ovulation, hormone changes
time of ovulation, hormone changes, having intercourse: If you are trying to conceive, the best time to have intercourse is around the time of ovulation. If you have a 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 conceive...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: intercouse, sex with condoms, safer sex
sex with condoms, safer sex, eachother: The actually act of sex will not harm the baby. Either parent having sex is fine. They should of course be having it with eachother though. NOW, the twist is STDS. If the mother aquires a STD then the baby certainly would be at risk. They should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: interpretation of my sonogram, estrogen supplementation, blood test for pregnancy
estrogen supplementation, blood test for pregnancy, signs of pregnancy: The sonogram was negative for signs of pregnancy. Did you take a pregnancy test at any time? You can take a blood test for pregnancy, twice, 48 hours apart. if both results show a value of less than 5, you arfe definitely not pregnant. The bloating of your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: intraabdominal pregnancy, home pregnancy test, partial hysterectomy
home pregnancy test, partial hysterectomy, supracervical hysterectomy: If the sonogram showed no evidence of a pregnancy, but rather a small ovarian cyst (golf ball size), I doubt that the home pregnancy test was accurate, especially since you had a hysterectomy 8 years ago. (A total hysterectomy is the removal of only the uterus....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: invitro, uterus, vitro
uterus, vitro, vagina: It depends on your definition of virgin . Once you allow an instrument into your vagina to inseminate your uterus, some authorities say that you are no longer a virgin. However, if you believe that you are a virgin until you have sex with a penis inside you,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am ipregnant, stopping birth control pills, birth control pills
stopping birth control pills, birth control pills, premature ovarian failure: Dear Bea, If you have taken 12 pregnancy tests and all have been negative, I would suspect you are not pregnant. Symptoms associated with early pregnancy are hormonal in nature and can also be caused by fluctuations of hormones related to your menstrual...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: iron level, whole grain breads, wheat germ
whole grain breads, wheat germ, vitamin and mineral supplements: Hi Jennifer, This not an uncommon condition that pregnant women develop. So just know, that its not unheard of at all. This is a very curable condition, and I am going to give you a few tips, to keep in mind so that you will have a safe labour, and delivery....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: iron level, iron level, slow fe
iron level, slow fe, iron supplement: Hi Jennifer, A lot of women tend to have psuedo anemia or false anemia in pregnancy. In other words, because of the extra blood flowing in your body from the baby the iron is diluted . You may not necessarily be anemic, it may just appear in the lab...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: irregular bleeding., misscarrige, passing blood
misscarrige, passing blood, hemmorage: Hi Joanna ... I am so sorry to hear about your loss ... The signs of a hemmorage are as follows. If you are completely saturating more then 8 pads, or tampons a day, and if you are passing blood clots for 8-9 hours, then this is a sign of hemmorage....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: irregular mensuration, regular periods, country india
regular periods, country india, last period: I don t understand. What was the date of the first day of your last period? Did you have it on March 9 or were you supposed to get it on March 9? Let me know when you started your last period (in February) and I ll tell you what is going on.Sometimes you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: irregular period, birth control pills, irregular periods
birth control pills, irregular periods, irregular period: A cycle is considered to be within normal limits if it is 21-35 days (from the beginning of one period until the beginning of the next period) and a period is considered normal if bleeding is less than 14 days at a time. The color of the blood is not significant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: irregular period, birth control pills, complete blood count
birth control pills, complete blood count, dizziness lightheadedness: Since it is highly unlikely that you could be pregnant, it is most likely that you have some hormonal imbalance. The fatigue, dizziness, lightheadedness, vertigo, irregular heartbeatr, and shakiness could all be due to anemia from the constant blood loss....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: irregular period, irregular periods, irregular period
irregular periods, irregular period, daily basis: Between the ages of 40-50, women have a condition called dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB). This can be manifest with more than one period each month, irregular periods, missing a period for a month or two in a row, or missing more periods. Eventually...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: irregular period, menustration period, serum creatinine
menustration period, serum creatinine, irregular periods: Hi Swathi, Here is what the medicines are for: Mefenamic acid is for menstrual pains. Daflon is to reduce swelling Folic Acid is a vitamin you usually take when trying to get pregnant, and while pregnant. It helps to prevent birth defects The Ferrous...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: irregular period, irregular period, pcos
irregular period, pcos, estrogen: Hi Swathi, :-) Yes I remember you! Thank you for your nice comments by the way. Ask your doctor about continuing the G-Reg Sr, I know for women with PCOS usually they are given some sort of medicine to help regulate their blood sugar and this is what...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: irregular period, tri nessa birth control, birth control pills
tri nessa birth control, birth control pills, thickening of the uterus: Hi Marie :) No, this is definately not normal. Especially being on the pill. The pill basically fine tunes your cycle, making you become regular, and ofcourse prevents pregnancy. I m thinking 2 things here with you. Perhaps your dosage in pill needs...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: irregular period, irregular period, brown blood
irregular period, brown blood, medium flow: A cycle is considered normal if it is 24-35 days from the start of your period until the start of your next period. The period is normal if it lasts less than 14 days. It is not uncommon for a woman to start her period, stop bleeding, and then start again...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: irregular periods, irregular periods, birth control pill
irregular periods, birth control pill, irregular cycles: Often, when you stop blrth control pills, your cycle will revert back to the type of cycle you had prior to starting the pill. If you had irregular cycles before going on the pill, you will have irregular cycles when you stop the pill. You may have to go back...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: irregular periods, birth control pills, irregular periods
birth control pills, irregular periods, regular period: Birth control pills will regulate your cycle. Usually, it takes three months of pill use before you will be regular. I would continue the pills until you are ready to start trying to conceive. Then stop them, wait for a regular period, and start trying to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: irregular periods, home ovulation, irregular periods
home ovulation, irregular periods, fertile time: Hi Tara, while it wouldnt necessarily prevent you from getting pregnant, it might make things a little harder to predict. in a normal cycle (a 28 day cycle where you could expect your period the same time the following month, maybe a day earlier or so)...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: irregular periods, iron pills, iron pill
iron pills, iron pill, irregular periods: HI, It is usually recommended to take iron pills 30 minutes before eating; please see below: Take your iron pills with a glass of water or fruit juice at least 30 minutes before eating. Iron is absorbed better if taken between meals when your stomach...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: irregular periods and ovulation, irregular periods and ovulation, birth control pills
irregular periods and ovulation, birth control pills, day of ovulation: You may or may not be ovulating. YOu may have to go on birth control pills for a few months to regulate your periods, and then stop the pills and try to conceive. YOu can also purchase an ovulation preductor kit from the pharmacy and try to pinpoint the exact...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: irregular periods postpartum, irregular periods, pregnancy test
irregular periods, pregnancy test, swing of things: It would only be immoral to have an abortion if you didnt feel comfortable with it. Abortion is up to the women and no one else. The weird periods are totally normal after a pregnancy. Your body is trying to get back into the swing of things. You went...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I get irregular periods and wanna get pregant, ovulation predictor kit, premature baby boy
ovulation predictor kit, premature baby boy, irregular menstrual cycles: Dear Sandy, Unfortunately, with irregular menstrual cycles, it becomes extremely difficult to predict when you ovulate and thus, when you are fertile. Getting pregnant again without any medical intervention will probably be very difficult unless you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: irregular periods, vitex chasteberry, thyroid problem
vitex chasteberry, thyroid problem, dong quai: Don t do anything. Just keep a record of your bleeding for the next few months and then consult your gynecologist if the mid-cycle staining persists. Soy or herbs such as Dong quai, black cohosh, etc. will not regulate your cycle. They are used more for treatment...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: irritable uterus and overies, irritable bowel syndrome, irritable uterus
irritable bowel syndrome, irritable uterus, sympatico ca: If you are having these symptoms every month, around two weeks prior to your period, it cold be due to mittelshmerz (middle of the month pain), which occurs around the time of ovulation, or it can, indeed, be due ot an irritable uterus or endometriosis....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I have been having a issue..., colace, labor and delivery
colace, labor and delivery, constipation: Angela, I don t think the constipation would cause the baby not to move. As long as you are feeling 4 movements (they don t have to be huge) in an hour, you are okay. If you have any doubts, I would call your doctor and go to labor and delivery to make...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: itch and pregnancy, enlarged pancreas, ultrasound of the abdomen
enlarged pancreas, ultrasound of the abdomen, liver functions: If a biopsy found one focus of PUPPS, then your daughter definitely has PUPPS. However, that does not exclude the possibility of another, concommittent, problem. The dermatologist will have to come up with a method of alleviation of her symptoms without compramizing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: itching, pregnacy, high blood pressure
pregnacy, high blood pressure, toxemia: Did you have high blood pressure or toxemia with your pregnacy? What about diabetes? Those things could have caused it while pregnant. There is a chance the itch had nothing to do with the pregnacy. Or the first itch was pregnacy related but this second...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: itchy, hair follicle cyst, pubic area
hair follicle cyst, pubic area, bacterial infection: Usually it is not the hair that is itchy, but rather the skin of the pubic area. There are many causes for ithing. It may be merely an inflammation. It can be an infected hair follicle cyst. It may be a parasite. It can be a lice infection. It can be a bacterial...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: iud/hormones, tender breast, birth control pill
tender breast, birth control pill, antibotic: another thing to do, is see another gyn and take your records and get them to sit down with you and go over both aspects of them and then decide what to do before you take the hormones as each of them have side effects and this is really important in order...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: iud pregnancy, mirena iud, fever chills
mirena iud, fever chills, congenital anomalies: Dear Bambi, Well I may be answering this after your doctor s appt. I usually answer 6 questions every day at about this time of day, so yours was in today s batch. But I ll give you my thoughts regardless... From the literature I ve seen, it is typically...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: iud and pregnancy, heavy periods, pregnancy test
heavy periods, pregnancy test, accurate level: Dear Stephanie, It is possible that you may have become pregnant while the IUD was in place, however the bleeding in the middle of your cycle may indicate a miscarriage. Even when there is a pregnancy while an IUD is in place, many of them miscarry. ...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: iud pregnancy, home pregnancy tests, home pregnancy test
home pregnancy tests, home pregnancy test, mirena iud: A pregnancy test works by detection of Beta HCG (human chorionic gonadotropic hormone) in the urine or blood. Progesterone or estrogen will not interfere with the test. If it is negative seven days after you miss your period (or 21 days after the suspected...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: iud removal/bleeding/ fertility, mirena iud, ovulation cycle
mirena iud, ovulation cycle, regular periods: We will not know when you ovulate until you have a normal period. The bleeding you had was due to the withdrawal of the Mirena. The premarin will stop the abnormal bleeding, but until you get a period, you may or may not ovulate. It can t hurt to TTC at this...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: iud, copper iud, progesterone only pill
copper iud, progesterone only pill, estrogen levels: We do not usually offer the IUD to a nulliparous patient. However, if you do decide to try the IUD, I would recommend the Copper-T which can remain for 6-8 years in the uterus. It is 99.9% effective against pregnancy and has a good safety record. I would suggest...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ivf and a negative blood test, menstral cycle, pregnancy test
menstral cycle, pregnancy test, blood test: Usually, we do not like to take a preganncy test (either blood or urine) until 14-21 days after ovulation. If you had the imiplantation on May 15, I would think that a pregnancy test would not show a positive result until 14-21 days later, or May 29-June 5....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ivf pregnancy, embryo transfer, last period
embryo transfer, last period, due date: We usually count a pregnancy as being 40 weeks from the first day of your last period, or 38 weeks from conception. Since you are having IVF, your due date will be 38 weeks from the day of implantation. You still will count that as 2 weeks pregnant (on that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ivf, serum beta hcg, first response test
serum beta hcg, first response test, egg retrieval: Dear Jennifer, There is a slight possibility. Some women who receive hCG injections for infertility treatment can get false positives. However, the hormone should clear your system in approximately 5-14 days, depending on the dose and the individual woman....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: jacuzzi's while pregnant, core body temperature, american college of obstetricians and gynecologists
core body temperature, american college of obstetricians and gynecologists, american college of obstetricians: Dear Helena, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) states that becoming overheated in a hot tub is not recommended during pregnancy. ACOG also recommends that pregnant women never let their core body temperature rise above 102.2...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: jet tubs, mucus plug, third pregnancy
mucus plug, third pregnancy, jet tubs: You can safely use a jet tub as long as you have not ruptured your membranes (broken your water) and as long as you do not have the heat up too high. It may relax you and help initiate labor. If you are having your third pregnancy, you may start contractions...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: juccuzzi, body tempature, elevation
body tempature, elevation, good luck: It is best if you don t. If you just can not resist, then you should try to keep as much of you out as possible and only stay in for very short times. 5-10 minutes. The reason is the elevation in your body tempature. It can be very dangerous to the baby....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: jump-starting contractions, short periods, mintues
short periods, mintues, prostaglandins: You did not mention when your due date is. If this is your first baby, when you start having contractions at the level of your belly button that occur every 3 mintues (from the start of one contraction to the start of the next contraction) and each contraction...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: jumpy legs driving me crazy!!!!, jumpy legs, muscle relaxer
jumpy legs, muscle relaxer, driving me crazy: Believe it or not this is actually quite common. This happens when the cervix is being pressed on a certain nerve. There really isn t anything you can do other than stretching and keep it moving. You may even want to talk to your doctor about it just to be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Kava Kava Decrease the Effectiveness of Ortho Tri-Cyclen?, implantation bleeding, ortho tri cyclen
implantation bleeding, ortho tri cyclen, effectiveness of the pill: I am not very familiar with Kava Kava or any other herbal supplements but I can tell you that I think you are most likely fine. Although pulling out is not a form of birth control you did use it in consistancy with the pill. As your doctor/nurse said,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: karotype, abnormal chromosomes, chromosomal makeup
abnormal chromosomes, chromosomal makeup, hypertyroid: A karyotype is an analysis of your chromosomal makeup for both you and your husband in order to see if you have any abnormal chromosomes or if there is any incompatability between your chromosomes and your husband s. It also will indicate if you have any illnesses...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Why do I keep getting sick?, complete blood count, white blood cells
complete blood count, white blood cells, sinus infection: Dear Tanya, Unfortunately, your immunity must be low right now, for some reason. Has your doctor done a complete blood count to make sure your white blood cells are where they should be? I m sure this is extremely frustrating for you, but I really have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i keep getting ulsers, topical anesthetics, acidy foods
topical anesthetics, acidy foods, aerosol spray: Commonly known as canker sores, aphthous stomatitis lesions are common in women, especially pregnant women, and consists of shallow erosions of the mucous membranes of the mouth. Many heal spontaneously but often recur unexpectedly. The lesions are usually...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: keytones, 2 quarts, chicken eggs
2 quarts, chicken eggs, food plan: Hello Linday- You need to adjust your food plan. You need to drink 2 quarts of PLAIN water every day and eat LOTS of protein- like meat, fish, chicken, eggs, yogurt. Keytones are not really harmful to YOU, but they are NOT good for the baby- so work hard on...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: kidney stone during pregnancy, kidney stone, immense pain
kidney stone, immense pain, hematuria: If you have a kidney stone, it can block the ureter and cause immense pain in your side. Depending on the severity of the pain, a urologist will either watch it or will insert a stent to allow urine to flow around the stone until it passes. YOu should also...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: having kids after 30, breast disease, breast cancer
breast disease, breast cancer, chromosomal abnormalities: There is no increased risk of breast cancer by having a first baby after the age of thirty. There is a higher risk of chromosomal abnormalities in the baby after the age of 30. At the age of 30, the risk of Down s syndrome is 1 in 2700 pregnanies. At the age...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: all kind of lower abdominal pain, birth control pills, ultrasound pelvic
birth control pills, ultrasound pelvic, lower abdominal pain: The symptoms you describe (pelvic pain, burning, achyness, urgency, nausea) are common just before you get your period. However, if you have not had a period for so long, you should have it induced for you using Provera 10mg twice a day for 5 days and you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: kleihauer test, stress tests, nsts
stress tests, nsts, blood cells: Were you having bleeding during the pregnancy? A Kleihauer-Betke test is used to test for fetsl blood cells in the mother s blood, which can indicate some transplacental hemorrhage. Certtainly, your obstetrician will deliver you when it is necessary. If the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: how do I know if I'm pregnant?, best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test, earliest symptoms 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 become pregnant if you have sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16. If you did become pregnant on one of those...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i know something is not right!!!, urine pregnancy test, beta hcg
urine pregnancy test, beta hcg, blood test for pregnancy: If you have any doubt that the urine pregnancy test was correct, I would suggest taking a blood test for pregnancy (Beta HCG) which is a bit more accurate. Sometimes, after a PAP smear, you can have some bright red bleeding. A brownish discharge or bleeding...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I would like to know how to tell when you are ovaulating and how many days after the beginning of your period, ovulation predictor kit, last period
ovulation predictor kit, last period, day of ovulation: If you normally have a 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 each month. If your last period started...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: When do I know when to test?? ASAP please!, best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period
best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period, last period: If your last period started on May 27, the earliest that you could have conceived would have been on June 9. If you did become pregnant arouhd that day, a pregnancy test would not show a positive result until 14-21 days later. The best time to take a pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Have you ever know of a woman getting pregnate while her tubes were tied''pomroy method., getting pregnate, pregnancy test
getting pregnate, pregnancy test, menstral: If you had a Pomeroy tubal ligation, it is highly unlikely that you could have become pregnant, unless the tubal ligation was incorrectly done, or if you recanalized in your tube. If your last period started on May 23, you are due for your next period on...