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ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, early symptoms of pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, early symptoms of pregnancy, blood test for pregnancy: If you believe that the bleeding you had on March 17 was not a normal period and that you could possibly be pregnant, you will have to repeat the pregnancy test. If your last normal period started on February 17, you probably ovulated on March 1. You could...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, beta hcg blood test, home pregnancy test
beta hcg blood test, home pregnancy test, pregnancy implantation: Hi Courtney, Given that you had one positive test, I think you should take this up further with your doctor. From my experience, positive tests, indicate that you could be pregnant. In your case, you also had 2 negatives. The first negative, definately...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, altrasound, ultrasound tech
altrasound, ultrasound tech, having a boy: Chances are pretty good that you are having a boy. It is more common to be wrong if you think you are having a girl, only because when an ultrasound tech sees little boy parts between the legs, they wouldn t be there if it were a girl. However, sometimes,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, effaced, contractions
effaced, contractions, cervix: Hi Jessica, Well at 37 weeks, you are now considered to be full term. And by the sounds of your condition, I think you might just fall into an active labour any day now. If you have about 5-6 contractions, in about an hour ..its time to get to the hospital...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, 75 effaced, birth canal
75 effaced, birth canal, umbilical cord: Hi Arika, If you are 6cm, you are probably already in labor. You should go to the hospital if you are 6cm where they can help you along and you can deliver your baby. It isn t safe to walk around at 6cm. If your water breaks, the baby s umbilical cord...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, weeks of pregnancy, miscarrage
weeks of pregnancy, miscarrage, hcg levels: Hi Stephanie :) Its a hard call Stephanie. You see, spotting off and on the first 12 weeks of pregnancy is very common. However, you have had 1 miscarriage and I think you need to take precaution. Listen, your HCG levels are obviously doubleing, and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, blighted ovum, vaginal ultrasound
blighted ovum, vaginal ultrasound, concrete answer: Hi Athena, I just basically answered this question tonight. Had a simular situation presented to me by the writer previous to you. I will answer your question, but look also in the forum, the question from Lucy titled Is my pregnancy still viable?...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, abdominal cavity, impending labor
abdominal cavity, impending labor, due oct: Hi Margaret, Nausea usually isn t a sign of impending labor, it is more likely due to the amount of room the baby is taking up in her abdominal cavity causing her to feel sick. If she is dilated 2cm though, she is on her way to starting something. Unfortunately,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, home pregnancy test, 14 years old girls
home pregnancy test, 14 years old girls, detecting pregnancy: Well for some mysterious reason, when girls are together, or if we are with girlfriends on a constant basis, it seems our periods all come around time. There is no explanation for this, but I know exactly what you are talking about. However, this mysterious...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, home pregnancy test, having an abortion
home pregnancy test, having an abortion, womans body: Hi Christine, Yup, you can get pregnant immediately. Having an abortion doesnt change the statistics on getting pregnant. If you are not on birthcontrol, then you can get pregnant. Abortion, just terminates an existing pregnancy, but in no way hinders...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, period cramps, pregnancy test
period cramps, pregnancy test, trying to have a baby: Ovulation usually occurs fourteen days PRIOR TO the first day of your next period. Therefore, if you have a 26 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #12 (or 14 days prior to cycle...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, home pregnancy test, prenatel vitamins
home pregnancy test, prenatel vitamins, fertile time: Hi Christine :) After sex, the sperm isnt coming out of your body. The fluid, that contained the sperm, is expelling itself, but the actual sperm are still inside swimming looking for that egg :) Well, if your ovulated on the 22nd of last month and had...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, beta hcg blood test, hcg hormone
beta hcg blood test, hcg hormone, pregnancy tests: Hi Deanna, If pregnancy tests are taken to early, they can give you a false result. Sometimes, the HCG hormone in your urine, isnt strong enough to give you an accurate result. I suggest you do it again, but try doing it early in the moning. Your first...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, flu like symptoms, kilter
flu like symptoms, kilter, hot flashes: Hi Ashley :) Its possible that your hormones many be coming into play here. Sometimes, they go off kilter, especially when your pregnant, and will cause you to expreience nausea, light headedness, hot flashes ect .. If its not that, then it could possible...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, home pregnancy test, peach color
home pregnancy test, peach color, chances of pregnancy: Hi Kiona :) I did some calculations, assuming that your cycle is a 28 day cycle. Now, its my opinion that the discharge you had that was for about 4 days, was just a discharge. This could happen for a multitude of reasons, but quite often its due to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, low progesterone level, long periods of time
low progesterone level, long periods of time, proper medication: Hi Kandace :) You are still very early in this pregnancy, so there are a few things you can do, in attempt to carry this baby full term. First off, Given that you have a history of misscarriage, and they know that you are low in progesterone, why are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, hcg levels, progesterone levels
hcg levels, progesterone levels, early pregnancy: Hi Marie, Well I have no idea how pregnant you are. The bleeding you speak of, could be implantation bleeding (common in early pregnancy), or it could be an indication of a threatened miscarriage, or perhaps beginning a miscarriage. HCG levels at 377,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, chances of pregnancy, hcg hormone
chances of pregnancy, hcg hormone, prominate: Hi Mary :) Well even though you are breast feeding, and have stopped taking Micronor, you are still at risk for pregnancy. Alot of women these days think that breast feeding will completely elminate their chances of pregnancy ..well it doesnt because...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, contrary to popular belief, sperm cells
contrary to popular belief, sperm cells, sexual encounter: Dear Ashley, I cannot tell you that it was a complete impossibility that you would have become pregnant from this particular sexual encounter, but the chances are slim. It is possible to become pregnant during your period (contrary to popular belief), but...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, implantation bleeding, pregnancy hormone
implantation bleeding, pregnancy hormone, weeks of pregnancy: Hi Kiona, Very rarely, do you ever get a false positive test. So yes, you absolutely could be pregnant. But you could be very early in pregnancy, so thats why you could be getting the negative results. Different pregnancy tests, require different levels...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, bleeding in early pregnancy, depo vera
bleeding in early pregnancy, depo vera, dr appt: Dear Dana, Some bleeding in early pregnancy is not abnormal. It sounds like you have had a bit more than is usual, but if you are not having severe cramping with it and if the bleeding does not have tissue or clots, I would simply get plenty of rest, eat...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, intercourse, good luck
intercourse, good luck, variables: No, that is not a sure sign you can not have another child. There are many variables to why you may not have gotten pregnant in the last two years. Like how often you have intercourse? If you are not doing it much then you have not had many chances...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, mature egg, sperm cell
mature egg, sperm cell, happy christmas: Dear Tinyt, OK - now I understand better! It is possible to get pregnant at any time during your cycle. However, you are MOST likely to get pregnant during days 11-21 (day 1 being the 1st day of your LMP). So, although your chances are much lower during...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, fertility medication, bladder infection
fertility medication, bladder infection, birth control method: Dear Cailea, No, a bladder infection would not likely cause a false positive result. Being on an antibiotic FOR a bladder infection could decrease the effectiveness of the contraceptives. Also, for women taking BCPs, having a stomach virus with vomiting...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, pregnancy after tubal ligation, joyous christmas season
pregnancy after tubal ligation, joyous christmas season, tubal ligation: Dear Jan, Occasionally a woman can still get pregnant, despite having had her tubes tied properly. The tubes may have evolved in such a way as to try to heal themselves, and sometimes a tract develops that allows egg and sperm to meet. Tubal ligation...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, implantation bleeding, hcg levels
implantation bleeding, hcg levels, due dec: Hi Ashley :) I calculated according to your last period date, and ofcourse with the assumption that you have a normal 28 day cycle. Now, assuming that your last period was not implantation bleeding, and was a normal period, you would have ovulated roughly...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, high risk pregnancy, large yolk sac
high risk pregnancy, large yolk sac, yolk sack: Dear Brittany, First of all, my suggestion is that you get the opinion of an actual obstetrician before you panic. This was the opinion of an ER doctor who does not see this type of case every day. Some studies have suggested that abnormally large yolk...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, egg implants, pregnancy test
egg implants, pregnancy test, brown discharge: Hi Dee :) This could be just a abnormal period. It does happen time to time, even when ladies have regular monthly periods, that never cause them an issue. However, if you were active the previous month before your period, this could possibly be an indication...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, symptom of pregnancy, spotting in the first trimester
symptom of pregnancy, spotting in the first trimester, months of pregnancy: Hi Deana :) Aww, dont panic. This is completely normal. Not all women have morning sickness. Morning sickness is merely a symptom of pregnancy. Not all ladies are going to get headaches, or breast tenderness, it really does vary on the individual. Acutal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, false labor pains, lower back pains
false labor pains, lower back pains, braxton hicks contractions: Dear Sahsha, Yes, these sound like pains related to your uterus getting ready for labor. Your uterus is a muscle. So this is just nature s way of warming up the muscle as if you would warm up your leg muscles before you run a race. False labor pains...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, pregnancy hormones, ultrasound examinations
pregnancy hormones, ultrasound examinations, pregnancy complications: Dear Lafabia, Fibroids usually develop prior to pregnancy, though many women don t know they have one until they have an ultrasound or the fibroid is discovered during a pelvic exam. Most women who have one or more of these noncancerous growths experience...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy?, stopping the pill, fertile time
stopping the pill, fertile time, hormone imbalances: Hello Margaret- I hope you have not conceived yet. I recommend that you have THREE NORMAL periods BEFORE attempting pregnancy. Let your body have time to rebalance itself before jumping into a pregnancy. You may be able to conceive now, but there is often...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, appropriate for gestational age, time melissa
appropriate for gestational age, time melissa, height measurements: Dear Melissa, Your doctor is likely just wanting to make sure that your baby is growing as it should be and that the pregnancy is continuing on a healthy course. It is a very good sign that your baby is active on a daily basis. A text book fundal height...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, fertile window, fertile time
fertile window, fertile time, optimal time: Dear Raquel, Your most fertile time during your cycle is the period between Days 11-21 (Day 1 being the day your period starts). Although it is not impossible to conceive at any time during your cycle, the chances are much, much lower outside of that fertile...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, swollen tender breasts, signs of early pregnancy
swollen tender breasts, signs of early pregnancy, home pregnancy test: Dear Shannon, If you do not want to go in for the blood test (understandable), then my suggestion would be to wait and see. That s it. Simply wait and see. The thing is...if you are trying to conceive (?), then you would not be doing anything differently...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, ovulation kit, ovulation test
ovulation kit, ovulation test, cervical mucus: Dear Jasmine, I can t tell you whether this product will work for you or not. There are plenty of positive testimonials and there are plenty of skeptics. It sounds like you are ovulating and THAT is what is needed to conceive. (And obviously a viable sperm...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, resting heart rate, 100 bpm
resting heart rate, 100 bpm, resting pulse: Dear Kaycie, While pregnant, your cardiac output increases 40-50%, which in turn, increases your resting heart rate anywhere from 10 to 20 bpm. During pregnancy, you need more oxygen for fetal development. This means that at rest, a typical resting heart...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, pregnancy test, spasm
pregnancy test, spasm, ligament: Dear Carladee1, If you have continued to have normal full periods, and a pregnancy test has come back negative, then you are likely not pregnant. The fluttering and kick feeling you are having could be some shifting of air within your abdomen (as...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, estimated due date, conception date
estimated due date, conception date, lmp: Dear Amber, Using the LMP date of 1/22, based on a regular 28 day cycle, your estimated conception date would be 2/6/07. Your estimated due date would be 10/30/07. You would be 7 weeks, 1 day today (3/14). Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, bright red vaginal bleeding, gestational sac size
bright red vaginal bleeding, gestational sac size, pregnancy question: Dear Stefanie, There really is no way to know when a miscarriage would occur or if it will at all. The progesterone you take will not prevent a woman from experiencing the typical signs of miscarriage - bright red vaginal bleeding (usually heavy and sometimes...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, braxton hicks contractions, mucus plug
braxton hicks contractions, mucus plug, impending labor: Dear Tammy, It sounds like you have been doing or have done anything I would have suggested. :-) I know it gets frustrating in the last couple of weeks. As the cervix dilates and thins out, the mucus plug is expelled. Losing the mucus plug is often...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, birth control pills, home pregnancy test
birth control pills, home pregnancy test, lower backache: You probably just missed a period due to the missing of the two pills. If you get your period next month, you probably will be back on cycle. Don t worry about it. I would continue the pills and make sure that you do not miss any pills. If you forget one pill,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy?, fertile time, stopping the pill
fertile time, stopping the pill, last period: Good news! Sperm can live inside a woman up to SEVEN days! A more likely time however is up to FIVE days! So you are okay if you had sex two days before your fertile time. Getting off the pills may make you irregular for a while. But if you are not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, fertile time, can you get pregnant after your period
fertile time, can you get pregnant after your period, ovulation: Dear Leslie, If you mean within the day or two after your period is done, the chances of conception are very low at that time. Not completely impossible - but very low. The most fertile time of your cycle are the five days surrounding ovulation. Ovulation...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, prenancy, fetal movement
prenancy, fetal movement, orange juice: Dear Stacy, It really depends upon how bad the fall was. If it was just a simple fall and there was no significant injury, then you (and your baby) are probably fine. If you begin to notice any change in how often your baby is moving around, for instance...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, bcps, fertile time
bcps, fertile time, bcp: Dear Jordan, It is true that you do not have to take the pills in a 28 day pack which coincide with your period days (typically white). Many BCPs also come in a 21 day pack that don t even contain these pills, but many women like to have the 28 day packs...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnancy, serum beta hcg, unprotected sex pregnancy
serum beta hcg, unprotected sex pregnancy, test serum: Dear Velinda, If your LMP was 4/1, then you are definitely late, especially if you have a history of having regular menstrual cycles. As long as you have one functioning Fallopian tube and you have had unprotected sex, pregnancy is a possibility. The...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, castro oil, school doctors
castro oil, school doctors, heart desires: Dear Martha, For decades, women have been using castor oil to help induce labor. In fact, many old school doctors and midwives swear by it. It can provide good results if you are already in early labor. It is believed to work by causing spasms in the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, serum beta hcg, beta hcg test
serum beta hcg, beta hcg test, urine pregnancy test: Dear Francia, My question would be - when was the pregnancy test done? After a pregnancy loss, your hCG level should reduce back down to a non-pregnant level about 4-6 weeks after the loss has occurred. This can vary by how the loss occurred (spontaneous...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, early pregnancy, morning urine
early pregnancy, morning urine, fertile time: Dear Robyn, If the sex was unprotected, you cannot dismiss the possibility of pregnancy - especially if it took place during the time when you would have been ovulating, which is the most fertile time of your cycle. The symptoms you describe are hormonal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, potassium intake, sodium intake
potassium intake, sodium intake, caffeine consumption: Dear Kathy, Fatigue can happen very early on in pregnancy, as can headaches due to the sudden rise in hormones. Typically the heartburn is caused by the enlarged uterus, so it does not occur until later. However, some women describe the feeling of nausea...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, symptoms of ovulation, ovulation symptoms
symptoms of ovulation, ovulation symptoms, vaginal secretions: Dear Vanessa, If you are pregnant, you shouldn t be ovulating. Ovulation symptoms are usually simply a very slight increase in basal body temperature, increase in cervical mucus, and sometimes abdominal discomfort (called Mittelschmerz). I m not sure which...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy?, best time to take a pregnancy test, stopping the pill
best time to take a pregnancy test, stopping the pill, fertile time: Once you get a normal period following stopping the pill, you usually will ovulate around cycle day #14. If your last period started on March 30, you probably ovulated on April 13. YOu could only have conceived on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16, or on April...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, regular periods
best time to take a pregnancy test, regular periods, fertile time: Dear Kimberly, If you have regular 28 day cycles, the most fertile time of your cycle is typically the week of ovulation. Ovulation usually occurs 14 days prior to the beginning of the next period - Day 14 for a 28 day cycle. The few days before, day of,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, estimated due date, regnancy
estimated due date, regnancy, last period: Dear Kayla, With a LMP date of 7/28, if you have a history of 28 day cycles I would calculate you to be at 7 weeks, 1 day today. Your estimated due date would be May 3, 2008. I hope that helps you and answers your question. I wish you well! Brend...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, pre eclampsia, infertility problems
pre eclampsia, infertility problems, ectopic preg: While most of your question is outside on my expertise, I do want to send my sympathies regarding the loss of your baby and your struggles regarding pregnancy. I struggled with infertility problems for years, then during my first successful pregnancy developed...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, c section delivery, herpes 6
c section delivery, herpes 6, external genitals: Dear Sam, The biggest concern with genital herpes during pregnancy is that you might transmit it to your baby during labor and delivery. Though newborn herpes is relatively rare (about 1,500 newborns are affected each year), the disease can be devastating...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, urine pregnancy test, initial ultrasound
urine pregnancy test, initial ultrasound, pregnancy question: Dear Jenn, Please don t be embarrassed. Things happen - with all of us. No one is above reproach. I would suspect that this is not something that will occur in your life again - simply because of the stress it has put you through in the last week or so....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, fertile time, having unprotected sex
fertile time, having unprotected sex, last period: Dear Whitney, If you have regular 28 day cycles, then yes. We would typically expect women to ovulate approximately 14 days prior to the beginning of the next period, so that would make approximately 11/4 your anticipated ovulation date. Anytime you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, home pregnancy test, congenital rubella syndrome
home pregnancy test, congenital rubella syndrome, rubella vaccine: Dear Stephanie, The NuvaRing will not affect the results of a pregnancy test. The symptoms you describe are hormonal in nature and can also be related to hormone fluctuations within your cycle. They are also notable side effects associated with hormonal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, serum beta hcg, premature ovarian failure
serum beta hcg, premature ovarian failure, rapid weight loss: Dear Delita, A quantitative blood pregnancy test (serum beta hCG) can typically detect enough hCG in your bloodstream to confirm a pregnancy as early as 14 days after conception takes place. Many times this is before a period has been missed or is just...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, cervical polyps, cervix treatment
cervical polyps, cervix treatment, mucus layer: Dear Sarah, Although it is not completely impossible to conceive a pregnancy at any time during your cycle, if it was the time during your menstrual cycle when you would have expected to be starting your period, then your chances of pregnancy are very low....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, hormone fluctuations, food cravings
hormone fluctuations, food cravings, frequent urination: Dear Lisa, The short answer is yes - some symptoms having to do with elevated hormone levels can begin as early as one week after conception. The problem with this is that - because the symptoms are related to the hormones, they can also be caused by simple...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, signs of pregnancy, early pregnancy
signs of pregnancy, early pregnancy, pregnancy test: Hi Corine This is a very puzzling question.If the Ultrasound shows only the sac, without baby, it is possible that you have a very early pregnancy it is also possible that you could have lost the pregnancy but I am sure you would have known about that. Normally...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, serum beta hcg, stopping birth control pills
serum beta hcg, stopping birth control pills, birth control pills: Dear Alyssa, Symptoms associated with early pregnancy are related to female hormones and can also be caused by hormone fluctuations within our menstrual cycles. That is why it is so difficult to diagnose a pregnancy based on symptoms alone. You have to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, ischial spines, dear maggie
ischial spines, dear maggie, baby dear: Dear Maggie, The -4 refers to the station of the baby - or the position of the baby in relation to the mother s pelvis. It ranges from +5 to -5. If the presenting part lies above the ischial spines of the pelvis, the station is reported as a negative number...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, birth control pills, beta hcg
birth control pills, beta hcg, blood test for pregnancy: If your last period started on March 3, and you have not seen your period since then, you are 19 day late for your period. The best time for a pregnancy test would have been on April 7. If the pregnancy test was negative then or after that date, you are not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, time of the month, right time
time of the month, right time, vagina: There really isn t one. If the vagina and sperm connect then the chances are there. The main thing is to be doing it at the right time of the month. Another good thing to do is lay flat on your back with your legs elevated at least 15 minutes after...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, simptoms of pregnancy, weeks of pregnancy
simptoms of pregnancy, weeks of pregnancy, pregnancy test: If she had the D&C, she cannot continue to be pregnant. After the D&C, it would take two weeks before she ovulated again. If she had unprotected sex two weeks after the D&C, it is possible that she could have conceived again. If she does not get her period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, spermicidal foam, preventing pregnancy
spermicidal foam, preventing pregnancy, forms of birth control: Jo- what on EARTH do you think alcohol has to do with preventing pregnancy- in fact, the alcohol will have the effect of clouding your common sense and you will be MORE likely to become pregnant. The ONLY thing that prevents pregnancy is NO SEX- if you ARE...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, urin test, tdec
urin test, tdec, sound test: Hello Brandy. Good for you for making a change when you didn t feel comfortable. May I suggest that you also consider seeing a midwife instead of a dr. You will find a midwife much more willing to give you the attention every woman deserves. You know your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, electronic fetal monitor, baby heart
electronic fetal monitor, baby heart, fetal heart: Hello Jackline. The electronic fetal monitor uses ultrasound to bounce sound waves into the uterus and pick up the echo of the baby s heartbeat. Anything that uses a gel on your skin is using ultrasound. We don t know the long term effects of u/s yet and many...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy after 4 c-sections, scar tissue, c sections
scar tissue, c sections, old mom: HI Lucy, Every doctor will tell you something different about how many c sections a woman can have, so I dont really have an answer for you on that one... I know many women who have had three c s; I assume if you got pregnant with your 5th it would have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, health food store, la leche league
health food store, la leche league, 34th week of pregnancy: Hello Pat. These are all normal symptoms of advancing pregnancy. It could be that her body is getting ready for an early labor, but she could carry to term as well. As long as the vaginal discharge is not bright red bleeding, relax. Her aches and pains are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, ovarian cyst, hello doctor
ovarian cyst, hello doctor, mefenamic acid: Hello Reza. You very likely have an ovarian cyst on your left ovary. The clomiphene was used to try to get your ovaries to release an egg but instead it has made the cyst worse. The mefenamic acid is simply for the pain and the contraceptive is to try to shrink...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, bradley method of childbirth, protein intake
bradley method of childbirth, protein intake, fish meat: Hello Cheryl. This is a sign that your diet is VERY bad and you are risking serious health complications for both you and your baby. You must start NOW to eat properly and with luck you can turn this around before it becomes more serious. You are not eating...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, stomach bug, sick to my stomach
stomach bug, sick to my stomach, pregnancy tests: Hello Andi. Anything is possible. But we need to look at probable. The fact is it is not likely you are pregnant at this point. Pregnacy test are very good at detecting pregnacy. They are not 100% but a neg along with your period is a very good chance...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, signs of pregnancy, tender breasts
signs of pregnancy, tender breasts, stopping the pill: Hello Rebecca- you are fantasizing my dear. There ARE no symptoms until you are 6-8 weeks along and I doubt that you have even ovulated yet. You should NOT try to conceive until you have had THREE normal periods after stopping the pill. Use condoms until that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy?, best time to take a pregnancy test, beta hcg
best time to take a pregnancy test, beta hcg, blood test for pregnancy: A pregnancy test has to be read within ten minutes. If it turns positive later in the day, it is not positive but an inaccurate test. The lines have to be bold and dark. Any faint lines are considered a negative test. Your best bet is to have a blood test...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, premature ovarian failure, lack of progesterone
premature ovarian failure, lack of progesterone, progesterone level: As long as you are not bleeding, there is no reason to suspect any lack of progesterone. If you believe that your progesterone may be low, have a progesterone level done. If it is within normal limits, you do not need progesterone supplementation. Good luck...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, home pregnancy test, hcg levels
home pregnancy test, hcg levels, sexual intercourse: Hello LaShawn-no, I don t have an explanation for you. I think you will just have to wait it out and see what happens. The tests are giving you mixed info and I know that is not helpful, but this really is mother nature s game and we don t always have the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, depo shot, forms of birth control
depo shot, forms of birth control, diaphragm: Hello Shekeyla- it is ABSOLUTELY true that you could be pregnant. The slightest micro-drop of semen contains enough sperm to fertilize hundreds of eggs!!! THAT is why you must ALWAYS use TWO forms of birth control EVERY time. The condom is always one of the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, hello maureen, late pregnancy
hello maureen, late pregnancy, fetal movement: Hello Maureen. Fetal movement counting is one way of determing that the baby is still getting all the oxygen and nutrients that it needs. It is normal for movements to slow down in late pregnancy, but they should still be happening. Hope that helps- Cheri...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, pregnancy tests, pregnancy test
pregnancy tests, pregnancy test, accurate answer: It normally takes a pregnancy test 4-6 weeks to register an accurate answer...which means you must have gotten pregnant before you thought you did. You can still have your normal period for up to three months after conceiving. You are probably right around...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, ligaments tendons, sign of labor
ligaments tendons, sign of labor, prenatal classes: Hello Shannon. You are feeling the stretching of ligaments, tendons and tissues as they soften in preparation for labor. No, this is not a sign of labor, just the getting ready for it. You should have learned about this in prenatal classes. Hope that answers...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, animal instinct, fertility clinic
animal instinct, fertility clinic, irregular periods: Hello. Age is most likely a huge factor. Every year a woman ages she becomes less likely to get pregnant. This is not reduced much every year, but certainly by age 38 it is very reduced. This is not to say you can not get pregnant, but it will be harder....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, artificial nails, energy drinks
artificial nails, energy drinks, safe energy: Hello Crystina- are you talking about artificial nails? I would not suggest continuing with this during pregnancy- the fumes from the chemicals are not good for the baby and you don t want to take any chances. Just nail polish is fine. The energy drinks are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, sore nipples, birth control pill
sore nipples, birth control pill, pregnancy test: It is quite usual to miss a few periods after you stop the birth control pill. Usually, your period will return on its own within two months. If not, you can ask your gynecologist to iniduce your period using Provera 10mg twice a day for 5 days and you should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: About pregnancy, lower abdomen, cna
lower abdomen, cna, good luck: Hello. I want you to know first that I am not a Dr. I am a CNA and a mother. What you are saying does not sound that odd to me. Some women don t get that big in comparison to others. You will surely feel your little one shortly. You may have already...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, depo provera, pregnancy symptoms
depo provera, pregnancy symptoms, hormone levels: Hello Cecella- YES WAIT- do not try to conceive until you have had three NORMAL periods in a row after the DEPO has worn off. Give your body a chance to rebalance the hormones so that you have a better chance of maintaining a pregnancy. You might conceive...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, outer lips, pre cum
outer lips, pre cum, pees: 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 ahve unprotected sex (or fool around) on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16. There...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, chromosomal abnormalities, amniocentesis
chromosomal abnormalities, amniocentesis, menopause: At the age of 33, it is perfectly safe to have another few babies. YOu can continue to conceive until you reach menopause. The only risk is that of chromosomal abnormalities (after the age of 35). You can certainly test for chromosomal abnormalities (with...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: about pregnancy, sexual intercorse, whitish discharge
sexual intercorse, whitish discharge, vaginal discharge: Q1. It is not good to drink alcohol while pregnant at all. Avoid it like the plague. Q2. An increase in vaginal discharge is normal while pregnant. If you have irritation or an odor, you may have an infection. Q4. As long as you have not been...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: About pregnancy, wisdom tooth extraction, lead apron
wisdom tooth extraction, lead apron, lower abdomen: If you had a normal period in March and April, but have a positive pregnancy test now, it is impossible to know when, exactly, you conceived. (In spite of knkowing that you had iintercourse on February 23 and 24.) You should have a sonogram as soon as you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, signs of pregnancy, good luck
signs of pregnancy, good luck: This varies greatly from one woman to the next. Some women will have symptoms right away. Just days after. While others have no symptoms at all. Only knowing they are pregnant due to a missed period. Good luck to you. Let me know if I can help with...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest signs of pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest signs of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy: If your last period started on June 3 (even if it was light and lasted for four days), you would have ovulated around June 16. You could only have become pregnnat if you had intercourse around June 16, 17, 18, or 19. If you did become pregnant on one of those...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, crisis pregnancy center, mucousy
crisis pregnancy center, mucousy, pregnancy tests: Hello Carisa- are you wanting to get pregnant? I don t think you are pregnant at the moment, but you do need to be sure. Look in the phone book for a crisis pregnancy center in your area - you can get blood tests etc there and some help with what may be going...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, delaying periods, pregnancy test
delaying periods, pregnancy test, july 7th: Hello Lexis. You were smart to talk to your mom, I am sure that was very hard to do. You mom is right about stress delaying periods, this can certainly happen. You may have tested too early before. I suggest another test to be sure. Try to relax,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, penis and the vagina, condoms
penis and the vagina, condoms, mean time: The thing about condoms is they must be used before ANY contact between the penis and the vagina is made. There can be holes in them or they can slip off, so they are not 100%. There are many alternatives. She could go on the pill or the shot. There...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, landrum shettles, vaginal birth after cesarean
landrum shettles, vaginal birth after cesarean, nancy wainer cohen: Hello Jowin- it would help to know what country you are in. Yes, a vaginal birth is certainly possible, but I need to know where you are to be able to guide you to the best info. There is a very good book about choosing the sex of your baby- it is called of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, pregnancy test, dry sex
pregnancy test, dry sex, last period: If your last period started on May 30 or 31 and you normally have a 39 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period), ovulation occurs on cycle day #25 (June 23). You could only have become pregnant if you had unprotected...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, negative pregnancy tests, beta hcg
negative pregnancy tests, beta hcg, pregnancy test: If you had four negative pregnancy tests, it is highly unlikely that you are pregnant. You can have a sonogram done and see if there is anything in your uterus. If you are already four months pregnant, a sonogram will show a fetus with a heartbeat. You can...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, little girls, midwife
little girls, midwife, 5 months: Hello Crystal- probably your dr. does not want any complicated clients in his/her practice. Your body is going to be somewhat stressed by this situation, but thousands of women have done what you are about to do and been just fine. I would URGE you to seek...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, tiny limb buds, egg implants
tiny limb buds, egg implants, march of dimes: You ask after the egg implants itself into the uterus when does it start growing in the stomach. The answer is right away. Quoted from March of dimes How your baby grows brochure. (you may be able to see this at their website) For the first 8...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, pregnancy test, brownish color
pregnancy test, brownish color, ct scan: Hello Angela. Yes, certainly, the embryo could very well be damaged by the meds and/or your medical condition. Have a pregnancy test as soon as possible so that you can start evaluating things with all the information you need. Did they not ask you about being...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, midwife, caregiver
midwife, caregiver, intercourse: Hi Rupali: I m afraid this isn t my area of expertise so I would encourage you to speak with your OB or midwife about your concerns. In a NORMAL pregnancy, intercourse should be completely safe, but again, I would check with your caregiver. Best of luck...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, pregnancy test, brownish color
pregnancy test, brownish color, last period: If you started your last period on June 18, you would not have ovulated until July 1. If you did become pregnant on July 1,2,3,of 4, a pregnancy test would not show a positive result until 14-21 days later, or between July 15-22. If you think you may be pregnant,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, when should i take a pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, when should i take a pregnancy test, missing your period: 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 unprotected sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16. If you do become pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, health food store, lecithin capsules
health food store, lecithin capsules, pelvic bones: Hello Andrea- yes, this is very normal and nothing to worry about. Your pelvis is softening and loosening to allow baby to pass through. You can go to the health food store and get Lecithin capsules. Start with one a day and increase to two or three a day...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, home pregnancy tests, detecting ovulation
home pregnancy tests, detecting ovulation, pregnancy kit: Hello John. Missing her period is the first sign you will notice. The home pregnancy tests are most accurate if they are done about a week AFTER the period is missed. So, if she misses another period, wait 5-7 days- if the period still does not come, then...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, ovulation cycle
best time to take a pregnancy test, ovulation cycle, time of ovulation: If you have missed your period this month, take a pregnancy test seven days after you miss your period. Then you will know for sure. There are 300,000 sperm at the tip of the penis prior to ejaculation. When your husband tries to withdraw his penis before...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, sonographic measurements, head circumference
sonographic measurements, head circumference, diameter head: A sonogram measures several parameters of the baby (biparietal diameter, head circumference, femur length, etc) and correlates them to a gestational age from the first day of your last period. Therefore, if the sonogram measures a baby as 7 weeks, you are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, congrats, good luck
congrats, good luck, pregnancy: Adventually you will have to go into labor. The baby IS going to want to come out. At 37 weeks assuming you are not having any problems with the baby like it is not developed you can safely have the baby. There is not much you can do really to stop labor....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, implantation bleeding, last period
implantation bleeding, last period, july 26th: Hello Patty. Implantation bleeding happens 3-4weeks after conception. If your last period was July 8th, you would have ovulated about July 26th which means that the spotting you had was only 4 days after conception. That is far too early for implantation bleeding....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, beta agonist, teratogenic effects
beta agonist, teratogenic effects, category c: Advair contains a steroid and a Beta agonist, and is acceptable for use during pregnancy. It has not shown to have any teratogenic effects on the fetus. However, it is a category C medication and, as such, there have not been any controlled studies on humans...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, vena cava, perfusion
vena cava, perfusion, uterus: We prefer that you lie on your left side during your pregnancy (especially in the last trimester) because the Vena Cava (the vein that brings blood back to the heart) is on your right side and can be blocked by the weight of the uterus. By sleepiung on your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, symptoms of pregnacy, signs of pregnancy
symptoms of pregnacy, signs of pregnancy, sore breasts: Your question is confusing. If you have not had a period in four months you should take a test to find out if you are in fact pregnant. If you are not you need to see a Dr. to find out why you have not had a cycle. Some of the symptoms of pregnacy are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, signs of pregnancy, sign of pregnancy
signs of pregnancy, sign of pregnancy, missing your period: The only signs of pregnancy are nausea, fatigue, and breast tenderness, and, of course, missing your period. If you have not missed your period, you are not pregnant. If you miss your period, take a pregnancy test. A white sticky discharge from your vagina...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, multiple pregnancies, fertility drugs
multiple pregnancies, fertility drugs, fraternal twins: You did not tell me any of your history, but based on just stopping the pill you do not have a higher chance for multiple pregnancies. If you have twins or triplets in the family, there is a higher chance for you to also have fraternal twins. If you have not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy???, last period, correct time
last period, correct time, ovulation: If you normally have a 30-33 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs between cycle day #16-19. If your last period started on July 12, the earliest that you could have become pregnant would have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy??, 12th of july, last period
12th of july, last period, correct time: If you normally have a 32-35 day cycle, you ovulated around Cycle day #18-21. If your last period started on July 8, you could not have conceived on July 12. You probably ovulated between July 25-28, and could not have conceived before those dats. HOwever,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, menstrual period, having a baby
menstrual period, having a baby, pregnancy: The risk of miscarriage is 15-20% in every pregnancy. There is no reason for you to think that you will have a miscarriage due to having a baby so soon after your last. You can safely become pregnant right after you deliver. There is no increased risk of miscarriage...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, muscle wall, abdominal muscle
muscle wall, abdominal muscle, pregnancy: Hello Lisa. If this is the first baby, you will begin to feel little flutterings at about 20 weeks along. Gradually these flutters will feel stronger and more distinct. The baby has been moving for many weeks but until it is big enough and strong enough to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, sheila kitzinger, penny simkin
sheila kitzinger, penny simkin, la leche league: Hello Renee. As you can imagine, millions of women have been dying their hair while pregnant for many years. You can certainly find arguments on both sides of this issue, but personally I don t feel it is harmful and I have never seen any harmful results for...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, stomach pains, frequent need
stomach pains, frequent need, cramps: Hello Krystal- it is WAY too early to feel such symptoms in relation to pregnancy- perhaps you have the flu? Things such as nausea, frequent need to pee etc. don t start happening until you are at least 6-8 weeks along- at the most, you are 2 weeks and 2 days...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, ortho evra patch, ortho evra
ortho evra patch, ortho evra, pregnancy test: Hello Lisa. When you stop using birth control, you MUST wait until you have had three NORMAL periods BEFORE you start trying to conceive. You must use condoms until that has happened. Your body needs time to rebalance the hormones so that you have a chance...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, home pregnancy tests, home pregnancy test
home pregnancy tests, home pregnancy test, last period: If you took a pregnancy test more than seven days after you should have gotten your period, and it was negative, you are not pregnant. The home pregnancy tests are very accurate as long as you don t take them too soon. If it has been two months since your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, contrary to popular belief, ovulation period
contrary to popular belief, ovulation period, signs of pregnancy: You could get pregnant. Contrary to popular belief you can get pregnant even while on your period. Alot of people have been told you can only get pregnant during your ovulation period but that is NOT true. You will not be able to test for about another...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, birth control pills, student health service
birth control pills, student health service, pregnancy test: You do not have to be pregnant just because you miss your periods. YOu may have had some hormonal imbalance for six months. If your periods do not become regular again, you should go on birth control pills for awhile in order to regulate your cycle. If you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, moths, good luck
moths, good luck, stomach: Six months is along time, you need to see a Dr. I doubt you are pregnant. The reasons you may have not had a period are really to long to list. If you thought you were pregnant you really should have taken a test. You still might want to so you can be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, ovulation predictor kit, day of ovulation
ovulation predictor kit, day of ovulation, august 8: From July 17 to August 8 is 23 days. From August 8 to September 3 is 27 days. Therefore, you have a cycle that is 23-27 days in length. Ovulation occurs around 14 days PRIOR to the first day of your period. Therefore, you ovulate around cycle day #9-13. I...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, bleeding after giving birth, contraception
bleeding after giving birth, contraception, elaine: Hello Elaine. You don t give me any information about why you think you might be pregnant. Though it is not impossible, it is quite unlikely that you will have ovulated this soon after delivery. Hopefully you are breastfeeding, and that would make it even...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, birth control pills, irregular periods
birth control pills, irregular periods, menstruate: In order to become pregnant, you have to ovulate each month. If you do not get your period, you do not ovulate and therefore cannot become pregnant. You did not have your period for 6 months. This was probably due to anovulatory cycles. (when you don t ovulate,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, effaced, sept 27
effaced, sept 27, contractions: Hello Renee- why didn t you ask the dr what all of this means I wonder! It means that your body is getting ready to give birth and is right on schedule. It is very early in the process and there is NOTHING to indicate that you will deliver before your due...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, withdrawl method, pull out method
withdrawl method, pull out method, last period: The pull out method is ONLY effective if you are monitoring your cycles, and NOT having sex the entire week you are fertile. If you are not doing this the chances of getting pregnant are as if you did not use anything. You simply can not just pull...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy???, ovulation predictor kit, birth control pills
ovulation predictor kit, birth control pills, mornin after pill: The time of urination has no effect on the production and delivery of sperm to the tip of the penis. It is very common to become pregnant during the withdrawal method of birth control when the penis is withdrawn prior to ejaculation (hopefully) and the pre-cum...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and ANESTHESIA, anesthetic agents, general anesthetic
anesthetic agents, general anesthetic, bladder infections: If you have a normal 28 day cycle and the first day of your last period was August 25, then you would have ovulated on September 7. I doubt that the anesthetic agents cause any harm to an embryo. You would not be more than a few days pregnant at the time of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy after abortion, pregnancy after abortion, beta hcg
pregnancy after abortion, beta hcg, pregnancy test: You have to ask the entire question. I do not have access to your previous question. It does not matter when your period was supposed to be here . When was the date of your last period? Was the abortion on January 10. If so and you have not had a period since...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy after abruption, abruptio placenta, heather woods
abruptio placenta, heather woods, extreme stress: Abruptio placenta occurs on a case by case situation (as your current doctor claimed) and is not a repeatable problem (although it occurred twice in your past). There is no reason for you not to attempt another pregnancy, but it should be monitored closely....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy/alcohol, fetal alchohol syndrome, prenatal vitamins
fetal alchohol syndrome, prenatal vitamins, early pregnancy: Hi Kristina, Drinking is never a safe thing to do when pregnant. However, many women have done it, in early pregnancy without knowing they were pregnant. I am happy to hear, that since you have been aware that you are pregnant that you have stopped. Chances...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and alcohol, fetal alcohol syndrome, pregnancy and alcohol
fetal alcohol syndrome, pregnancy and alcohol, fetal demise: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a condition that occurs later on in the pregnancy if you continue to drink. As long as you do not drink any alcoholic beverages from now on, you should not have any problems and the baby should be healthy. Marijuana has no ill effects...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and amusement parks, roller coasters, kings dominion
roller coasters, kings dominion, gestational age: I would avoid roller coasters and other rides where your balance may be in danger. The fact that you are diabetic is not an issue and you really are not in danger at 9 weeks gestational age. However, you do not want to expose yourself to the risk of injury...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy on anal sex, sex with my girlfriend, pregnancy test
sex with my girlfriend, pregnancy test, time of ovulation: A woman cannot become pregnant with anal sex, unless some of the semen accidentally entered the vagina. If this occurred during the time of ovulation, it is possible for her to conceive. If she is more than one week late for her period, have her take a pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy backache, best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy, nausea and fatigue: The earliest symptoms of pregnancy are breast tenderness, nausea, and fatigue. Back ache is not a symptoms of pregnancy, although later on in pregnancy you certainly will get lower back ache. If your last period started on July 9, then you probably ovulated...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and bacterial vaginosis and uti, bacterial vaginosis, living in the philippines
bacterial vaginosis, living in the philippines, policresulen: Flagyl suppositories are safe for use during pregnancy, as are Ampicillin, and duphaston. However, I am unfamiliar with Albothyl. The only antibiotics approved during pregnancy for bacterial vaginosis are Flagyl cream (suppositories) or Cleocin cream...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and bc, when should i take a pregnancy test, last period
when should i take a pregnancy test, last period, lmp: If you are not pregnant and notice any milky discharge or liquid coming from one of your nipples, you may have an excess amount of Prolactin. Your prolactin level must be tested. If it is normal, you do not have to do anything. However, if your Prolactin...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and birth control pills, depo provera shot, birth control pills
depo provera shot, birth control pills, birth conrol pills: Hi Robin :) Yes,you need to come off your pills immediately. Being pregnant now, taking added hormones can only cause confusion with your body. Keep in mind, that when finishing a cycle of pills, your body has a period that is induced. So the last thing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy & birth control, fertility therapy, oral contraceptives
fertility therapy, oral contraceptives, pregnancy test: Dear Katrina, No - oral contraceptives do not affect the results of pregnancy tests. The only medications that will affect the results of a pregnancy test are those that contain the hormone hCG, such as medications given for fertility therapy. I hope...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy bleeding, first trimester of pregnancy, abdominal ultrasound
first trimester of pregnancy, abdominal ultrasound, trimester of pregnancy: Dear Taryn, Unfortunately, I can t give you an exact answer. Every woman is different and every pregnancy is different. Vaginal bleeding can occur frequently in the first trimester of pregnancy. Whereas, bleeding that occurs in the 2nd or 3rd trimester...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and bloated face, preeclamsia, facial swelling
preeclamsia, facial swelling, high blood pressure: HI Sunny, is this the first pregnancy? actually we want a good 20lb weight gain and then we would worry, however swelling of the face we do worry especially if you have high blood pressure which could lead to preeclamsia. Is there anything else swollen such...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and blood test ?, b hcg, forms of birth control
b hcg, forms of birth control, adult activities: Hello Aleeza- you are not pregnant BUT you ARE pretty stressed out about this aren t you? You need to take responsibility for your safety and USE BIRTH CONTROL. I am very sorry to hear that you are having intercourse at 14- not a good thing. But, if you are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can pregnancy blood tests be wrong, best time to take a pregnancy test, pregnancy blood tests
best time to take a pregnancy test, pregnancy blood tests, viable pregnancy: If your last period started on May 22, you weere due for your next period on June 18.The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your next period. The best time to take a pregnancy test would be after June 25. If the blood test was...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and breast implants, home pregnancy test, anesthetic agent
home pregnancy test, anesthetic agent, breast implants: Dear Leticia, This is something you will need to discuss with your OB doctor and the surgeon which intends to perform the surgery. Most often surgery is avoided if possible during pregnancy, but if necessary is done during the 2nd trimester. However, it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy after breastfeeding, menstrual cycle, breastfeeding
menstrual cycle, breastfeeding, good luck: Hi Tina, It can take a few months for your body to regain your menstrual cycle after nursing. I wouldn t worry that you haven t had your period yet. Give it 3 months, if you still haven t gotten it, have your doctor prescribe something to get your cycles...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Another pregnancy after C-section, pregnancy after c section, emergency c section
pregnancy after c section, emergency c section, vasa previa: Usually, your body will be back to normal by your six week post-op checkup. You should start getting regular periods by 8 weeks after the cesarean section. It is safe, at that time to conceive once again. However, ACOG recommends that, if you reach term within...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy after c section, pregnancy after c section, incision healing
pregnancy after c section, incision healing, congrats: Getting pregnant that soon after a c-section is not a good idea, but it does not have to be terrible either. You should of course talk to your Dr. to find out the specifics for you. You will need to try hard not to gain too much weight, and you may require...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and cats, pregnacy, different stages
pregnacy, different stages, toxicplasmosis: I sure can. First let me correct the spelling, I managed to spell it wrong the first time some how. It is toxoplasmosis. Only one in 1000 women are believed to become infected while pregnant. (source is What to expect while your expecting a great book)...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy changes, abnormal pap smear, abnormal paps
abnormal pap smear, abnormal paps, pregnancy changes: If there is a persistent spot under your tongue, it should be evaluated further. If it must be biopsied, it is important to do so. It may be a change due to pregnancy, but you can t take the risk of ignoring it. A lesion in the mouth has nothing at all to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy & chicken pox, german measles, weeks of pregnancy
german measles, weeks of pregnancy, chicken pox: I would not worry about chicken pox at this point. The only danger with chicken pox is if you contract it within the first 15 weeks of pregnancy or within the last four days of pregnancy because the baby can develop Varicella pneumonia. This can be treated....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy after classical c-section, cesarean section, uneventful pregnancy
cesarean section, uneventful pregnancy, classical section: Since you had a classical cesarean section and then had a myomectomy performed, if you do become pregnant, you will most definitely be required to have a repeat cesarean section when you come to term. You should not have any problems during the pregnancy,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and colds, pregnancy and colds, otc medication
pregnancy and colds, otc medication, backpain: Throughout pregnancy, it is safe to take Tylenol, Sudafed (for stuffy nose) and Robitussin (for cough). Drink plenty of fluids. There is no reason to suspect that a miscarriage will occur. Miscarriages occur in 15-20% of every pregnancy and there is nothing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy complication!, household chores, pregnancy complication
household chores, pregnancy complication, lower abdomen: Once there is no bleeding, there is no reason to be on bed rest. She can walk around and do her regular activities. I would just refrain from sexual activity or heavy lifting until the next sonogram. You can take as many sonotrams as necessary during a pregnancy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy complications, yellow mucus, thinning of the cervix
yellow mucus, thinning of the cervix, pregnancy complications: Dear Alisha, Everyone starts out different but most women start out at approximately 2.5cm. You did not say whether the measurement of 1.5cm was based on digital exam or trans-vaginal ultrasound. the US would be more exact. Regardless, I would say the MOST...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy confusion, ovulation calculators, ovlation
ovulation calculators, ovlation, last period: If you had a 30 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurred on cycle day #16 (fourteen days before cycle day #30). Therefore, you could have conceived on cycle day #15,16,17, or 18. If your last...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy cramp, hormones in pregnancy, causes of abdominal pain
hormones in pregnancy, causes of abdominal pain, fever chills: Dear Marisa, Occasional cramping or abdominal discomfort is fairly common in pregnancy. It can be associated with a problem, but it can also be completely harmless. There are many common causes of abdominal pain and discomfort during pregnancy, but don...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy cramps, pregnancy cramps, lower abdomen
pregnancy cramps, lower abdomen, consistant basis: Hi Ronette, This isnt uncommon at your stage of pregnancy. Infact, your body by now could be indeed starting to change in preparation for your upcoming delivery. You should be seeing your doctor, about once a week at this stage, and I would definately...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy after csection, low blood sugar, signs of pregnancy
low blood sugar, signs of pregnancy, sign of pregnancy: If the pregnancy test was negative today, you are not pregnant. YOu can get light or heavy periods after a cesarean section or a normal vaginal delivery. You can start taking the pill again (you can take a regular pill if you no longer are breast feeding)....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy or cyst/tumor?, c section scar, scar tissue
c section scar, scar tissue, pregnancy test: If your last period started on October 1, then you were 7 weeks 4 days on November 24. A sonogram probably confirmed that. The lump that you feel near the incision is probably scar tissue and will not interfere with the pregnancy at all. It will not undermine...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy after d&c, negative pregnancy test, consecutive periods
negative pregnancy test, consecutive periods, pregnancy tests: Dear Jessica, I m sorry to hear of your unfortunate first experience. Every woman is different in these situations. Some women s cycles return to normal right away. Others take a while to get regulated again. It would not be unusual for you to be a bit...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and d&c, best time to take a pregnancy test, prenatal vitimans
best time to take a pregnancy test, prenatal vitimans, fertility rate: If you miscarried and had a D&C on July 6, the earliest you could have ovulated again would have been two weeks later (July 19). You could have conceived if you had sex on July 18,19,20, or 21. If you did become pregnant on one of those days, a pregnancy test...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy dates do not add up, birth control pills, pregnancy test
birth control pills, pregnancy test, last period: What was the date of the first day of her last period (in September)? If she was due for her period on October 5, then she would have ovulated on September 22 and could have become pregnant if she had sex on September 21,22,23,or 24. If she has a normal 28...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy dates do not add up, pregnancy test, last period
pregnancy test, last period, ovulating: If she did not take the patch correctly, and her last period started on September 10, she would have ovulated on September 23. She could have become pregnant if she had sex on September 23,24,25, or 26, so it is possible t hat she could have conceived on September...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy dates do not add up, due date calculator, ovulation calculator
due date calculator, ovulation calculator, implantation bleeding: Wow, I always hate to hear of stories like this. The best thing for you to do is go to www.babycenter.com then to tools and calculators they have a due date calculator and ovulation calculator etc. That will give you the opportunity to mess with the numbers....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy dates and scan, empty gestational sac, yolk sac
empty gestational sac, yolk sac, fetal heartbeat: According to your dates, you should be 6 weeks pregnant at this time. Prior to 6 weeks, we only see an empty gestational sac on sonogram. After 6-7 weeks we can see a gestational sac, a fetus, and a fetal heartbeat. Be patient and repeat the scan in two...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy dating, sperm cells, conception date
sperm cells, conception date, sexual encounter: Dear Sara, It is just standard practice to calculate pregnancies from the last menstrual period. Ovulation TYPICALLY occurs 14 days after that with 28 day cycles - it s an average or norm . Conception occurs within 24 hours of ovulation BUT the actual...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy dating, initial ultrasound, conception date
initial ultrasound, conception date, due date: Dear Sara, It is extremely unlikely that the ultrasound would be inaccurate by as much as three weeks when done at 14 weeks. I would feel comfortable in saying that being one week off might be a possibility, but not three weeks. The fact that the 2nd ultrasound...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy after depo, pregnancy after depo, depo provera
pregnancy after depo, depo provera, depo shot: Dear Rachel, The issue with Depo Provera isn t TECHNICALLY the return of fertility. It is the return of normal menstrual cycles. Many, many women have a heck of a time getting their menstrual cycles to return to normal. Thus - fertility may suffer in the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy after depo provera, pregnancy after depo provera, depo provera
pregnancy after depo provera, depo provera, regular periods: If you started to have regular periods after you stopped the injection (after September), you may have ovulated and conceived. However, if you have not had a normal period, it is doubtful that you have conceived. If you have symptoms, it can t hurt to take...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy after depo, pregnancy after depo, depo shot
pregnancy after depo, depo shot, pregnancy symptoms: That was myh mistake. If you ovulated on February 20, you could only have become pregnant on February 19, 20, 21, or 22. The best time to test is always 21 days after ovulation. I m sorry that I misled you. It was a trasncription error. If you do get your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy detection, signs of pregnancy, pregnancy detection
signs of pregnancy, pregnancy detection, early signs of pregnancy: It may be to soon for a pregnancy test to tell. It should only be another couple of weeks though before it can tell. You should definately start seeing some early signs of pregnancy though. Earlier signs include dizziness, fatigue, abdomenal soreness and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and diabetes, having a second child, correct food
having a second child, correct food, gestational diabetes: Hello DeeAnn- well, you could completely control your diabetes during pregnancy with the correct food plan. I am not suggesting that you stop your medication, but with this food plan your dr may take you off the meds because your blood sugar will be so normal....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy diet/fitness, diet fitness, raw vegetables
diet fitness, raw vegetables, frozen dinners: Hi, Bloating could be caused by hormonal changes and/or water retention. Drink lots of water and do not consume the following groups of foods: carbonated drinks high-sodium (salty) food dairy*** processed food frozen dinners canned food high-sugar...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy diet, natural childbirth the bradley way, prenatal classes
natural childbirth the bradley way, prenatal classes, medical model: Hello Raya. One of the best sources for diet during pregnancy and lots of other issues in general is a book called Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon- order her a copy and you will never regret it. Also, get her signed up for Bradley prenatal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy/dilation/birth, pregnancy dilation, contractions
pregnancy dilation, contractions, due date: If you are due in one month, you may go into labor two weeks prior to your due date, or up to two weeks after your due date. Usually, for the first pregnancy, you will not go into labor until your due date, or shortly after your due date. It is normal to already...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy drugs, chromagen forte, mucus plug
chromagen forte, mucus plug, pregnancy drugs: The chromagen-forte will not affect your baby at all. Don t worry. The mucus plug ( bloody show ) is a pinkish stain or light bleeding that occurs when the cervix starts to efface or dilate, a few days before you go into labor. It lets you know that you will...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy due date problem, pregnancy due date, shift job
pregnancy due date, shift job, fundal height: Dear Katie, OK - first off - your doctor is exactly correct in that the earlier ultrasounds are nearly ALWAYS the most reliable for dating purposes. As the pregnancy progresses, different factors can alter the baby s growth and development. In the latter...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy during perimenopause?, light periods, pregnancy tests
light periods, pregnancy tests, preganancy: Dear Joyce, Well, first off - some tests do claim accuracy that early, however I do not recommend taking them that soon. I typically suggest waiting until after the full week of a missed period before testing to minimize the incidence of false negatives....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy during period?, plan b emergency contraception, pregnancy during period
plan b emergency contraception, pregnancy during period, cd10: Dear Gracie, OK, yes, it has happened that women have conceived after having unprotected sex during their period. BUT typically these are women with short cycles of about 24-25 days. Here is why: We generally expect women to ovulate about 14 days before...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and EC, symptoms of pregnancy, breast tenderness
symptoms of pregnancy, breast tenderness, pregnancy test: Usually, the sperm will get to the egg (for fertilization) within a few minutes. Once fertilization occurs, the fertilized egg travels back to the uterus (within 8 days) and it implants. YOu would start to feel symptoms of pregnancy almost immediately (nausea,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy after very early miscarriage, home pregnancy tests, hcg blood test
home pregnancy tests, hcg blood test, first blood: Dear Debbie, It really is impossible to know for sure. However, I must say it is very highly unlikely that you would have miscarried through the week of the 17th and then ovulated, conceived, and experienced implantation bleeding within 5 days. More...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and epidurals, conception date, time of the month
conception date, time of the month, anesthesiologist: There is no time of the month to not get pregnant. Every day of the month is a potential conception date even while on your period you can get pregnant. As with the tattoo question I am not sure about this. You would have to contact an actual anesthesiologist...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and exercise, fetal heart rate, exercise regime
fetal heart rate, exercise regime, dear alice: Dear Alice, Exercise is absolutely fine - and encouraged - in pregnancy. I m not sure about what your normal routine is, but obviously you have to be smart about exercising while pregnant. Here are a few guidelines: If you have been following a regular...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and exercising, chances of pregnancy, vegetables and fruits
chances of pregnancy, vegetables and fruits, sperm cells: Dear Nimmi, Your chances of pregnancy are actually fair. Based on a 31 day cycle (averaging), we would expect you to ovulate on approximately 5/18. Under ideal conditions, sperm cells can survive up to five days once past the cervix. So, you do have a fair...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy/factor 5, natural progesterone cream, leiden factor 5
natural progesterone cream, leiden factor 5, true miracle: The bottom line is that if you have Factor C Leiden, there is a higher risk of miscarriage if you do not take anticoagulant therapy during the pregnancy (Heparin or Lovenox). I know it is expensive, but there is no other choice. You certainly could take a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: My pregnancy and flying, 36th week of pregnancy, american college of obstetricians and gynecologists
36th week of pregnancy, american college of obstetricians and gynecologists, american college of obstetricians: Dear Natasha, Flying while you are pregnant is almost always completely safe. Generally, women who are having a healthy, normal pregnancy are free to come and go as they please. However, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy four months along, la leche league, info sessions
la leche league, info sessions, miscarraige: Hello Amanda. You are past the typical time for a miscarraige- so relax. It is very uncommon these days for a woman to die in childbirth. You need to be seeing a midwife rather than a dr. - she will do a much better job of educating you and your husband AND...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy-general, good luck, pregnancy
good luck, pregnancy, periods: You do not make it clear what you are wondering. Do you want to know how soon you can test? Up to five days before your expected period with some test. Do you want to know how soon you will have symptoms? Some women don t have any other than the missed...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy growth, due date, pregnancy
due date, pregnancy, mom: HI Anne, there really are alot of reasons that would cause a baby to not grow as easy as miscalculating the date to something wrong with the baby itself or the mom. I would not know for sure because many factors determine it and I would need her record to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and hair dye, hair dye, changes during pregnancy
hair dye, changes during pregnancy, hair changes: There are no controlled studies that let us know if hair dye is safe to use during pregnancy. So far, there have not been any reports of any damage or harm to the fetus or to the pregnancy with the use of hair dye. However, since the protein in your hair changes...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy (no heart), beta hcg test, blighted ovum
beta hcg test, blighted ovum, fetal heartbeat: How far pregnant was your wife? If the miscarriage occurred prior to 6 weeks gestation (from the first day of her last perod) it could have been a blighted ovum . Prior to 6 weeks, a sonogram does not show a fetal heartbeat, but after 6 weeks, we usually...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy - hGC levels, medical proffesionals, viable pregnancy
medical proffesionals, viable pregnancy, hcg tests: Hi Beth :) You know, one of my biggest beefs, is when nurses advise doctors patients, of their opinions, leaving these poor women frightened to death. Its so maddening! She shouldnt be saying anything to you. If there is reason to be concerned, it should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy or hormone confusion?, birth control pills, stopping birth control pills
birth control pills, stopping birth control pills, premature ovarian failure: Dear Kelci, There are many various causes for amenorrhea (absence of periods) - pregnancy being just one. Others can be: -Hormonal abnormalities, which cause fluctuating levels of the hormones needed to support menstruation -Emotional or physical stress...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy/household chore, household chores, household chore
household chores, household chore, lemon water: I don t know of any you really should avoid. Housework in exercise and exercise is good, besides your house will be really dirty in 9 months otherwise, lol. The one thing I suggest and I did while pregnant was avoid chemicals of any kind. I used vinegar...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and implantation bleeding, birth control pills, pregnancy and implantation
birth control pills, pregnancy and implantation, ovulation conception: Since you have not had your period since February 9, there is no way to know exactly when you ovulated. It is certainly possible that you may have ovulated two weeks ago and did, indeed, become pregnant. Usually implantation bleeding occurs 8 days after ovulation...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy induced diabietes, artificial sweetners, candy sweets
artificial sweetners, candy sweets, diabetes problems: Hello Brandy- don t panic- even if you DID have gestational diabetes, the only treatment for the vast majority of women is diet modification. When you DO go for your test, be sure NOT to eat ANY sugar or refined carbs the day before or the morning of the test....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and inducing labor, nurse practioner, lower abdomen
nurse practioner, lower abdomen, natural childbirth: Everything you mentioned is fine and you need not worry. Your height and your husband s height has nothing to do with your delivery. It will, of course, contribute to the height that your child will reach when it becomes an adult. The fibroids will not come...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy issue, implantation bleeding, menstrual period
implantation bleeding, menstrual period, information date: Dear Crystal, I m a bit confused... you ll need to clarify some things before I can answer your question for you. Did you mean you are ovulating in general, or that you were ovulating the day or within a few days of when you wrote in? Did you mean that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy issue, vertex position, miscarage
vertex position, miscarage, sonogram: Whenever a baby is in the transverse presentation, there is always a higher risk of placenta previa and bleeding. However, your next pregnancy may end up with the baby being in a normal (vertex) position and you will not have any high risk at all. If, of course,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy issues, calcium lactate, bedouin tribes
calcium lactate, bedouin tribes, lack of calcium: Hello Sayma. Your situation may be very complicated, but I think we should start with the simple answers first.This may be caused by lack of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium and potassium. Be sure you are eating adequate salt- do NOT restrict it- eat...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy issues, natural childbirth the bradley way, sheila kitzinger
natural childbirth the bradley way, sheila kitzinger, susan mccutcheon: Hello Liz, to answer your question, I would need to write a BOOK- and there have been many written. I will tell you which ones are the best to read and then it s up to you to read them. Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon, The Complete Book...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy issues, pregnancy issues, good luck
pregnancy issues, good luck, periods: There is no way for me to tell you if you are pregnant or not. Sometimes women will spot in between periods for no reason. Sometimes infection is the cause. You will probably have to wait and see what happens with your next period and then test. Good...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy issues, pregnancy issues, regular period
pregnancy issues, regular period, last period: Since you bled on May 23 that is the date of your last period, even though it lasted only 3 days. Certainly, the bleeding could be due to having sex on May 12. If the only time you had sex was on May 12, and if you were ovulating on that day, the earliest...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy issues, pregnancy issues, pregnancy test
pregnancy issues, pregnancy test, conception date: Dear Angela, More than likely you conceived on 12/25 for you to have gotten a positive test on 1/22. Most of the time you will not get a strong positive result 13 days after conception. The bleeding you experienced in between the two encounters, if you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy issues, yolk sac, doppler ultrasound
yolk sac, doppler ultrasound, gestational sac: Dear Jennifer, If your LMP was 3/16, you would have been approximately 5 weeks on 4/21. Typically, the gestational sac can be visualized as early as 4-4.5 weeks of gestation and the yolk sac at about 5 weeks. The embryo can be observed and measured by about...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy issues, pregnancy issues, oxygen supply
pregnancy issues, oxygen supply, center of gravity: Dear Domonika, Sure - you can mow the grass. The only risk with that you should be concerned about is the risk of falling if the area to be mowed is uneven or has holes, etc,... Your center of gravity has shifted which may affect your balance and coordination,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy issues...dont know if its possible to be pregnant, pregnancy issues, morning urine
pregnancy issues, morning urine, fertile days: Dear Tabitha, Your MOST fertile days are the few days before ovulation and the day of ovulation, so the possibility of pregnancy is definitely there. The bleeding/spotting you are experiencing may be implantation bleeding, though it would be a little...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy issues, tubal ligation, pregnancy issues
tubal ligation, pregnancy issues, recanalization: If your tubes were tied correctly, it is almost impossible for you to become pregnant. (The sperm cannot reach the egg). HOwever, sometimes (depending on the type of procedure used to perform the tubal ligation), there can be a recanalization of the tube...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy-labor-delivery, natural child birth, pain meds
natural child birth, pain meds, pregnancy labor: I have one little girl who is 7 going on 27, she was 3 mo. premature but you would never know it. I am about to go offline for the night but give me the first day of your last period and I will further calculate the date and explain it to you. As far as early...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy & labor, pubic area, pregnancy labor
pubic area, pregnancy labor, 80 effaced: If this is your first pregnancy, you will usually not start having contractions until you, at least, reach your due date (or go a week beyond). Even though you are starting to dilate and efface, you do not have to go into labor until the baby releases prostaglandins....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy with a light period, hormone fluctuations, sick to my stomach
hormone fluctuations, sick to my stomach, pregnancy tests: Dear Beth, After your husband s vasectomy, his doctor should have done sperm counts until the count was at zero. Most surgeons suggest that vasectomy has to be repeated if ANY sperm are present after 2 consecutive semen analysis performed at 6 and 12 weeks...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, low baby?, recliner chair, foot movements
recliner chair, foot movements, little feet: Hello Erin. Your situation is very normal. When the uterus has been pregnant twice before, it sags a little more than before and allows baby to feel lower. Your ligaments are not as tight as they once were. As your baby grows a little larger and gets it s...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is it pregnancy or Menopause?, fertility drugs, fertility treatments
fertility drugs, fertility treatments, yeast infection: If your girlfriend had her period on March 29 and again on April 30, she had a normal 33 day cycle. (A cycle is considered normal if it is 21-35 days from the beginning of one period until the beginning of the next.) It does not matter how long it lasted as...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and medicine, tylenol with codeine, strength tylenol
tylenol with codeine, strength tylenol, mild sedative: We do not advise taking any antihistamines during pregnancy (Claritin is an antihistamine). We also do not adivse taking ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Anaprox, etc). However, you can take Tylenol or Extra Strength Tylenol, or Tylenol with codeine during pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy? miscarriage? or just a period?, best time to take a pregnancy test, ortho tricyclin
best time to take a pregnancy test, ortho tricyclin, earliest symptoms of pregnancy: If you had a normal period that started on February 27, you would have ovulated around March 12 and could have conceived if you had sex on March 11,12,13, or 14. Sometimes, you can have some ovulatory bleeding around the time of ovulation. A pregnancy test...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy after having miscarriage, date ovulation, ovulation kit
date ovulation, ovulation kit, conception date: Dear Christie, Early ultrasounds are extremely accurate for dating purposes. Hypothetically, with the peak in the ovulation kit being 11/8, your LMP would have been assumed to be around the time of the miscarriage. Your estimated conception date would have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy movements, nonstress test, couple days
nonstress test, couple days, uterus: As the baby gets larger , there is not much room in the uterus to allow too much movement. You should, however, feel atleast 10 movements in 10 hours. If you do not feel any movement at all througout the day, call your doctor and have a nonstress test done...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy nutrition - supplements, flax seed oil, iron tablet
flax seed oil, iron tablet, pregnancy nutrition: Other than a prenatal vitamin (each day) and a supplemental iron tablet (at bedtime). I so not recommend any other type of supplementation. Make sure that there is 4mg of folic acid in the prenatal vitamin. There is no need for any of the supplements you mentioned...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy nutrition, salmon catfish, childbirth educator
salmon catfish, childbirth educator, pregnancy nutrition: We are now recommending that pregnant women refrain from eating more than 6 ounces of white tuna. It has been recommended that pregnant women avoid shark, swordfish, mackerel, or tilefish. Fish is, however, healthy for everyone and fish that are low in mercury...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy odditiy?, baby doppler, glucose test
baby doppler, glucose test, umbilical hernia: You may have an umbilical hernia. This may cause it to protrude when you cough or laugh and will not show up on a sonogram.There is not much you can do at this time. After the delivery of the baby, a surgeon should evaluate it and see if it is, indeed, a hernia,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy in older women, chorionic villus sampling, pregnancy in older women
chorionic villus sampling, pregnancy in older women, alpha feto protein: There is no problem in carrying a pregnancy to term and having a healthy baby at any age, as long as the woman is healthy and follows the instructions of her physician. I have many patients who are in their forties and who have had fine pregnancies and have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and ovulation, ovulation predictor kit, ovulation predictor kits
ovulation predictor kit, ovulation predictor kits, basal body temperature: Dear Sue, Having a period does not necessarily mean that ovulation has taken place. Some women may have what is called an anovulatory cycle, (meaning no ovulation) and can experience some bleeding which is mistaken for a period, but it is actually not a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, PE, and lovenox, anticoagulation therapy, american college of obstetricians and gynecologists
anticoagulation therapy, american college of obstetricians and gynecologists, american college of obstetricians: Dear Lucy, Anticoagulation therapy with enoxaparin (Lovenox) during pregnancy appears to be safe, according to an opinion from a committee of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). According to Committee Opinion 276 which appeared...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and pain killers, loratabs, tooth ache
loratabs, tooth ache, pain killers: Hello. I understand your worry. There is good news. Most of the time the things women take before they know they are pregnant do not effect the baby. I am not familar with the drugs you were taking so I can not offer any information specific to them....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy/pain, pregnancy round ligament pain, nerve fibers
pregnancy round ligament pain, nerve fibers, pregnancy pain: Dear Deborah, It s hard to answer this question without more specific information. If you are in your 2nd trimester, this may very well be round ligament pain. Round ligament pain is due to normal changes that take place as your body is transformed by...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy pains, pregnancy pains, ribs
pregnancy pains, ribs, organs: Hi Shana, this may be a duplicate answer, I think I answered you before but not sure if it went through. So if this is a duplicate, just delete. it is normal. the baby IS pushing on your ribs! The same exact thing happened to me with this last pregnancy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy pains, dilation and effacement, braxton hicks contractions
dilation and effacement, braxton hicks contractions, softening of the cervix: Dear Shonda, Congratulations! Many times when carrying twins you can get Braxton Hicks contractions sooner than women carrying one baby. Your uterus is about as big at 30 weeks as the uterus carrying a single baby is at term. I would say though that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy pains, ligament pain, pregnancy pains
ligament pain, pregnancy pains, lower abdomen: Sharp pain on one side of the lower abdomen is actually fairly common in the last half of pregnancy. It s caused by the continual stretching of the round ligaments. These ligaments attach to the uterus, one on each side, and help to hold the uterus in place...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy pains, pregnancy pains, exspecially
pregnancy pains, exspecially, vaginal area: This is very common in pregnacy exspecially as the baby starts to drop towards the vagina it is caused by the pressure of the baby. As far as what you can do, there really is not much you can do, changing positions or relaxing sometimes help. Good luck...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy - period, pregnancy period, irregular periods
pregnancy period, irregular periods, provera: As long as she is lactating, it is possible not to have a period or to have irregular periods for up to one year after she stops nursing. If she has stopped nursing and wants her period, her doctor can induce it for her using Provera 10mg tiwce a day for 5...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and your period, home pregnancy tests, home pregnancy test
home pregnancy tests, home pregnancy test, prenancy test: Dear Keshia, You seem to have absolutely done the correct things thus far! I will assume that your periods are somewhat regular for you to suspect that you were pregnant to begin with. Therefore, it tends to be a bit easier to determine whether bleeding...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and period, 7 months, good luck
7 months, good luck, pregnancy: Hello, Congrats to you and your wife. This is certainly an exciting time. I sympathize with your wife. I did not produce milk either. The first time my husband gave our baby a bottle I cried. Anyway, you are right in all women are different. I...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and periods, pregnancy test, regular period
pregnancy test, regular period, placenta previa: A period is actually the sloughing off of the wall of the uterus (endometrium). If you are pregnant, the baby implants into this same wall. Once you get your period, you cannot be pregnant because there is no endometrium for which to implant the fetus. In...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and periods ???, last period, sex act
last period, sex act, ovulation: If you started your period on February 7, you are not pregnant. 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 around cycle day 14. You can ONLY become pregnant if you have sex...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and periods, bad acne, blue veins
bad acne, blue veins, sore breast: You started your period on July 20,, and again on August 16, and again on September 11 (even if some of the bleeding appeared abnormal). That gives you a 26-28 day cycle, which is completely normal. There was no reason even to take a pregnancy test since you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and periods, breast tenderness, pregnancy test
breast tenderness, pregnancy test, tampon: If you had a period on September 11 and again on October 11 and again on November 11, it appears that you have had a regular cycle and, therefore, are not pregnant. A period is considered normal if you bleed anywhere from 1 day to 10 days in length. It is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and periods, time of ovulation, mid cycle
time of ovulation, mid cycle, last period: What was the date of the first day of your last period (before the bleeding that started on June 23)? If this bleeding started almost two weeks before you were expecting your period, it would have been around the time of ovulation. If you have any doubts...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy after the pill, pregnancy after the pill, birth control pill
pregnancy after the pill, birth control pill, first three months: When you have been on the birth control pill for a long time and then go off the pill, your body usually reverts back to the type of cycle you had prior to starting the pill. Sometimes, it can take a few months before you return to your normal cycle. I would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, the pill, and Topamax, topamax for migraines, earliest signs of pregnancy
topamax for migraines, earliest signs of pregnancy, latex allergy: Topamax does not lower the efficacy of the pill. The pill is 99.9% effective against pregnancy. Everything that your doctor claimed, is correct. A brown discharge is not an indicatiion of pregnancy but rather is a sign of old blood from a previous period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and the pill, pregnancy and the pill, tender breast
pregnancy and the pill, tender breast, pregnancy test: Then why do they tell you not to stop taking your birth control unless you are positive on being pregnant?? - Women s bodies are all different. It can take 1 person a week to get back to normal and it can take another 3 or 4 weeks. Most of the time it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy possible with clamps to prevent pregnancy?, pregnancy test, hormonal imbalance
pregnancy test, hormonal imbalance, preg test: If a pregnancy test was negative, she is most likely not pregnant and, therefore, may have some hormonal imbalance this month. If she has Falope rings inserted or Hulka Clamps on her tubes, it is very doubtful that she could have conceived at all. Since the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy possible after tubal cut and burnt, pregnancy after tubal ligation, ligation reversal
pregnancy after tubal ligation, ligation reversal, tubal ligation: Dear Cindy, Occasionally a woman still gets pregnant, despite having had her tubes tied properly. The tubes can evolve in such a way as to try to heal themselves, and sometimes a tract develops that allows egg and sperm to meet. Tubal ligation, regardless...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: is pregnancy possible, home pregnancy tests, serum beta hcg
home pregnancy tests, serum beta hcg, beta hcg test: Dear Brandy, Tubal ligations are considered a permanent form of birth control, however there are occasions when tubes do find a way to grow back together even when the procedure is performed successfully. It does not happen often. Tubal ligation, regardless...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and preiods, pregnancy pregnancy, sexual intercourse
pregnancy pregnancy, sexual intercourse, last period: For all practical purposes, you should not think of ANY day of the month as completely safe - in terms of not getting pregnant. The only way to make sure that you won t get pregnant is to not have sexual intercourse. That is probably the best policy for you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy problem, birth control pills, hormone estrogen
birth control pills, hormone estrogen, estrogen levels: The line is due to pigmentation caused by the hormone estrogen. Estrogen levels are high during pregnancy so the line is more observable. Estrogen is present throughout your cycle and is in birth control pills. The blood test is accurate, you are not pregnant,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy problem, pregnancy problem, menstural cycle
pregnancy problem, menstural cycle, diet help: Hello, First and most important is to relax. 6 months may seem like along time but it is only 6 tries. It takes many healthy couples a year to get pregnant. You need to both be healthy, no drinking or smoking, multivitamins and a healthy diet help....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy problems, headaces, pregnancy problems
headaces, pregnancy problems, sciatic nerve: If her last period started on March 26, then she would have ovulated (and conceived) around April 8 and she is due to have the baby on January 1, 2006. She should now be 24-25 weeks pregnant. At this time, the baby will be moving and kicking. It may press...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy Q, morning urine, accurate results
morning urine, accurate results, unprotected sex: Dear Sandy, If you had unprotected sex during the last cycle, you cannot dismiss the chance of pregnancy. I usually recommend waiting until the week after a missed or spotty period before testing for pregnancy. It sounds like you are past that, so I...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy question, pregnancy question, breast tenderness
pregnancy question, breast tenderness, first three months: You may be having a small reaction to the estrogen in the pills. During the first three months of the pills, you may have some nausea, breast tenderness, headaches, or breakthrough bleeding. This will all stop after three months. Stick with it. It is the best...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy question, pregnancy question, last period
pregnancy question, last period, nine times: While it definately is possible to conceive on your period it is very rare and unlikely. Even if you did conceive you wouldnt have stopped the period that fast. It would have not taken affect until your next period. You should definately see a doctor about...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy question, pregnancy question, last period
pregnancy question, last period, nine times: HI Katherine, remember ovulation occurs usually on the 14th day of a regular 28 day cycle amd that is usually not during a period, so I would say no, however if you have a very irregular cycle, then I would say go ahead and see your obgyn for evaluation....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy question, pregnancy question, riding mower
pregnancy question, riding mower, silly question: It is safe to cut grass on a riding mower. There is no danger to the pregnancy or to the baby from cutting grass. However, remember that your balance can be poor during pregnancy and the blades on a riding mower are very dangerous. If you fall or get too close...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy question, yasmin birth control pills, birth control pills
yasmin birth control pills, birth control pills, pregnancy question: If you missed several pills and do not know when your last period started, I can t tell what is going on. If you have any doubts, take a pregnancy test. If there still is doubt, take two blood tests for pregnancy, 48 hours apart. If there is a doubling of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy question, nausea and fatigue, earliest symptoms of pregnancy
nausea and fatigue, earliest symptoms of pregnancy, mucus plug: As long as you are not having heavy vaginal bleeding with cramps, you are not miscarrying. It is common to have mucusy discharge during pregnancy. If your last period started on March 18, you are now only 6 weeks pregnant. Do not worry about the mucus plug...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy question, mucus production, pregnancy question
mucus production, pregnancy question, term hope: Hello Ashley. Relax my dear. This is just extra mucus produced by your vagina to keep it clean. You could never see an egg- it is microscopic. You will continue to notice increased mucus production as the pregnancy grows and it may get quite copious very...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy questions, bile salts, groin pain
bile salts, groin pain, pregnancy questions: If your last period started on March 21, you are now 8 weeks pregnant. The best times to take a sonogram is at 12 weeks and at 20 weeks gestation. The diarrhea may have some bile salts in it but it is nothing to be alarmed about. If you have diarrhea you should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy rash, pregnancy rash, steroid cream
pregnancy rash, steroid cream, viral illness: You, obviously, have some sort of viral illness or allergic reaction. White vessicles or pimples may be evidence of chicken pox or some other illness. If your last period started on October 4, you may be pregnant. In that case, the rash may be PUPP (pruritic,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy rash, pregnancy rash, dermatoses
pregnancy rash, dermatoses, last period: There are many different types of dermatoses during pregnancy and some can cause itching. There is a type of rash called PUPPP shich can cause a rash during pregnancy. Since I do not see what you have, I would suggest that you show this to either your obstetrician...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy re hot springs, short periods, hot tubs
short periods, hot tubs, hot springs: Hello Lindsay- as long as you only stay in the pool for short periods- no more than 15 minutes at a time- it should be fine. That temp is not too much of a problem. The real problems come from hot tubs that are at a constant temp of 110 degrees. The damage...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy related HCG, pregnancy at 12 weeks, viable pregnancy
pregnancy at 12 weeks, viable pregnancy, pregnancy test: Yes, a pregnancy at 12 weeks should have hcg levels higher than 50 mIU in their urine. The HPT s are pretty accurate. If you ve had three negative tests in three days either you re not doing the test correctly or you re not currently pregnant. I would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy risk, speedy answer appreciated!, pregnancy risk, speedy answer
pregnancy risk, speedy answer, quick reply: If you have a regular 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 had sex on cycle...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy risk, birth control pills, sugar pills
birth control pills, sugar pills, pregnancy risk: Birth control pills work by preventing ovulation from occurring. HOwever, you have to take all the active pills. There is no reason to take the placebos (sugar pills) until you have finished all the active pills (cycle day #1-21). The pills do not only work...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy scare ???, white discharge from vagina, discharge from vagina
white discharge from vagina, discharge from vagina, lower abdominal pain: Hello Sussain- no, you are NOT pregnant- but you are worrying about it so much that you are hyper-aware of any little signs that worry you. Your stress has also caused a delay in your normal cycles. Please relax and do a better job of protecting yourself during...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy scare, pregnancy tests, pregnacy
pregnancy tests, pregnacy, scare: Hello. Many women have the same thing happen. They feel terrible then all the sudden don t, thus they worry they have lost the baby. You would have had bleeding and cramping most likely if the baby was lost. Things change as pregnacy progresses. At...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy..scared to death, blood work, birth control
blood work, birth control, condom: Lora, It is true that you can only get pregnant about 3 days out of your cycle (it can only happen when you ovulate). These days are usually between days 10-20 of your cycle, depending on the length of your cycle and when you ovulate. It is different...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy-scraping of membranes, fetal membranes, cervix
fetal membranes, cervix, contractions: Your doctor stripped your mambranes. He did not scrape your membranes. If your cervix is open enough so that a finger can be inserted into the cervix, if a finger is introduced into the cervix and the space between the cervix and the fetal membranes is palpated,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy on the shot, unknown pregnancy, depo provera
unknown pregnancy, depo provera, effective birth control: Dear Amy, The first shot of Depo Provera is usually given during or a few days after the start of a menstrual period. After 24 hours, the shot is effective birth control for the next 13 weeks. Getting the shot at this time usually avoids the incidence of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy signs, signs of pregnancy, pregnancy signs
signs of pregnancy, pregnancy signs, symptoms of pregnancy: Hi Samantha :) On average, most women feel symptoms of pregnancy roughly 3-4 weeks after conception. A small percentage will feel it immediately after conception, within a couple of days, again thats pretty rare. And ofcourse, we have all heard of some...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy signs, pregnancy signs, vaginal discharge
pregnancy signs, vaginal discharge, morning after pill: Hello Sarah- you can get a medication like the morning after pill - but you must do it FAST. There is no way to determine pregnancy yet- you can get a blood test after 10 days(since intercourse)- that is the soonest test available. Your vaginal discharge...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy smoking, week of pregnancy, effect of smoking
week of pregnancy, effect of smoking, term baby: Hello Tracy- you have just entered THE MOST CRITICAL period of your baby s growth as far as smoking is concerned. Starting NOW, your baby is practicing breathing to strengthen the muscles between the ribs so that he/she can effectively breath after birth....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy soreness, menstrual cramps, varicose veins
menstrual cramps, varicose veins, heating pads: If your last period started on September 1, you are now 19 weeks 3 days gestational age. It is common at this point in pregnancy to have round ligament syndrome , which is pain in your groin due to stretching of the round ligaments (the ligaments that anchor...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy spotting RH related?, rhogam injection, rh positive
rhogam injection, rh positive, rh factor: The bleeding that you are having is not related to the fact that you are Rh negative. Every woman who is Rh negative (and whose partner is Rh positive) must get a RhoGam injection once at 28 weeks gestation and again withini 72 hours of delivering the baby...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy swelling, pre eclampsia, spint
pre eclampsia, spint, couple hours: You may have carpal tunnel syndrome which is caused by swelling of the wrist (against the nerves and blood vessels). This can cause numbness and swelling of the hand and wrist. Often, shaking of your hand will help, or the wearing of a spint around your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy symptems, best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test, symptoms of pregnancy: You can feel the symptoms of pregnancy within a few days of conception.You should not take a pregnancy test until 14-21 days after conception. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your next perod. That is the most accurate time....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy symptom, thin veins, spider veins
thin veins, spider veins, pregnancy symptom: Hi Cystal, Vericose capilerrie, and spider veins are all common during pregnancy, UNFORTUENTLY!!...lol As a rule, they usually appear on the thighs of women. However, its not the golden rule. I wouldnt be concern at all, since this is normal in pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy symptom?, earliest symptoms of pregnancy, sign of pregnancy
earliest symptoms of pregnancy, sign of pregnancy, pregnancy symptom: The earliest symptoms of pregnancy are breast tenderness, fatigue, and nausea. Abdominal soreness is not a sign of pregnancy (this early). You were due for your period on October 26. If you do not get your period by November 3, take a pregnancy test and you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy symptoms, dear yvette, ovulation conception
dear yvette, ovulation conception, hormone fluctuations: Dear Yvette, Your symptoms sound hormonal in nature and can be related to early pregnancy, but can also be related to hormone fluctuations within our cycles. This is why it is so difficult to diagnose a pregnancy based on symptoms alone. If you had unprotected...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy symptoms, serum beta hcg, hormone fluctuations
serum beta hcg, hormone fluctuations, test serum: Dear Shirlean, If you had unprotected sex during the last couple of cycles, then you cannot dismiss the possibility of pregnancy. The symptoms you describe are hormonal in nature and can also be related to hormone fluctuations within your cycle. That...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy symptoms, nausea and fatigue, uncomplicated pregnancy
nausea and fatigue, uncomplicated pregnancy, tender breast: Hello Mandi- yes, you can have NO symptoms and still have a fine pregnancy- some women don t get nausea etc until 8 weeks- and many never at all. There is NOTHING to be done about saving a pregnancy at this stage if it is going to fail- there is a very good...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy symptoms, pregnancy symptoms cramping, hpt
pregnancy symptoms cramping, hpt, urine tests: Hello Nicki- you need to believe the urine tests- however, you could request a blood test from the dr. Your symptoms are also the symptoms of pre-menstual syndrome. Every woman is different, but most don t show until they are at least 15 weeks along. Hope...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy symptoms, pregnancy symptoms, second trimester
pregnancy symptoms, second trimester, first trimester: I think it is a sign of good luck! Some women have sickness in the early days then it starts to fade as you get closer to the second trimester, this is normal. If you are ever concerned there is something wrong call your Dr. Good luck and Congrats...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I have had pregnancy symptoms..., home pregnancy tests, miscarrages
home pregnancy tests, miscarrages, pregnancy symptoms: Normally pregnancy after a tubal doesn t effect the outcomes of pregnancy tests. The tests show hormonal levels which is in no way blocks out but a tubal. This is very odd, however since nothing is picking up a pregnancy. If you feel a lump you should definately...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy-symptoms, carpel tunnel syndrome, check ups
carpel tunnel syndrome, check ups, pregnancy symptoms: Sounds like pregnacy induced carpel tunnel syndrome. Very normal. Usually goes away after the baby is born. I had this too, very uncompfortable, I could not type, can you imagine? lol Mention it to your Dr. at your next visit to be sure. Good luck...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy symptoms, viable pregnancy, fetal heartbeat
viable pregnancy, fetal heartbeat, pregnancy symptoms: You do not have to be nauseated during pregnancy. If your last sonogram showed a viable pregnancy, and you have not had any vaginal bleeding since then, it is unlikely that there is anything wrong with the pregnancy. If you have any doubts, repeat the sonogram...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy symptoms, fetal heartbeat, pregnancy symptoms
fetal heartbeat, pregnancy symptoms, afterwords: You do not have to be nauseated during pregnancy. Just because the nausea has disappeared does not indicate any problems. Sometimes, if pregnancy symptoms disappear, a woman can have a miscarriage, but just because the symptoms disappear does not cause a miscarriage....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy symptoms, weeks of pregnancy, pregnancy symptoms
weeks of pregnancy, pregnancy symptoms, mood swings: Hi Eman, yes it is possible that if you are 2 months pregnant to feel symptoms. Some of the symptoms MAY be: fatigue, swelling of breasts, heartburn, headaches, upset stomach, nausea, changes in the skin such as acne or pimples, or the skin may clear up,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy symptoms but negative results, tender breasts, pregnancy symptoms
tender breasts, pregnancy symptoms, pregnancy test: Dear Elly, If you have been off the Microgestin for at least one cycle, you should not still be feeling the side effects from it. In fact, you really should not have felt much in the way of side effects from it once you quit taking it. Typically, women...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy symptoms but not pregnant, stopping birth control pills, birth control pills
stopping birth control pills, birth control pills, symptoms of early pregnancy: Dear Yolanda, If you have had unprotected sex since the last regular period, pregnancy cannot be ruled out as a possibility. The test may have been done a little bit early or perhaps the urine was not concentrated enough to get a high enough level of hCG...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy symptoms/testing, hormonal symptoms, pregnancy hormone
hormonal symptoms, pregnancy hormone, pregnancy symptoms: Dear Claudette, Did you mean you thought you would ovulate the 5th of November? You said earlier this month so I will assume that is what you meant. If you anticipated ovulating on 11/5, then that would put your LMP starting approximately 10/22. Is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy symptoms, clear mucus discharge, symptoms of fatigue
clear mucus discharge, symptoms of fatigue, symptom of pregnancy: If your last period started on March 6, you could have ovulated around March 19. It is definitely possible that you could have conceived on March 18. The symptoms of pregnancy are nausea, fatigue, and breast tenderness. The spotting is not a symptom of pregnancy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy taken in pregnancy, premature closure, ductus arteriosis
premature closure, ductus arteriosis, mg dose: Don t be concerned. You should not take Aspirin, Motrin, Advil, Ibuprofen in the second or third trimester because they can cause premature closure of the ductus arteriosis in the heart of the baby, and they can cause bleeding. HOwever, it will not hurt the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy termination, birth control pills, morning after pills
birth control pills, morning after pills, pregnancy termination: If you take merely two birth control pills and then repeat in 12 hours, it will terminate an early pregnancy by preventing implantation. This is the basis for the morning after pills such as Previn and Plan B. You should NEVER take an entire month s birth...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy test, home pregnancy tests, best time to take a pregnancy test
home pregnancy tests, best time to take a pregnancy test, viable pregnancy: There is always a possibility that the test in the doctor s office was wrong. If you still believe you are pregnant, take two blood tests for pregnancy (Beta HCG) 48 hours apart. If there is a doubling of the results in 48 hours, it indicates a viable pregnancy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy test, fetal heartbeat, blood test for pregnancy
fetal heartbeat, blood test for pregnancy, pelvic ultrasound: Equivocal means that the test may be positive or negative, but the amount of HCG in your body is still too low to be sure. After 6 weeks (from the first day of your last period) a sonogram should show a fetus and a fetal heartbeat and will confirm the pregnancy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy test, best time to take a pregnancy test, faint line
best time to take a pregnancy test, faint line, possitive: If your last period started on February 15, you are due for your next period on March 14. Since the best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your next period, the best time to take a pregnancy test is after March 21. Wait until then....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy test, best time to take a pregnancy test, urine pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, urine pregnancy test, missing your period: No. I did not say that. A pregnancy test can be positive fourteen days after the day of ovulation, The best time to take a pregnancy test is 7 days after a missed period, but may be positive after missing your period. If your period started on January...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy test, egg implants, pregnancy symptom
egg implants, pregnancy symptom, symptoms of pregnancy: Hi Kate! Wow Kate, certainly sounds to me like you could be possibly be pregnant now. That period you talked about last month, sounds like it could be implantation bleeding. Implantation bleeding, is when the fertilized egg, implants itself into the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy test, swollen tender breasts, signs of early pregnancy
swollen tender breasts, signs of early pregnancy, symptoms of early pregnancy: Dear Charles , I usually recommend waiting until after the full week of a missed period before testing. This simply lessens the possibility of false negatives due to tests being done before hCG levels are high enough for a home pregnancy test to pick them...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy test false-positive, pregnancy test, homone
pregnancy test, homone, last period: Very often, it takes around 10-12 weeks after a delivery for a pregnancy test to become negative. Usually we recommend that you refrain from sex until you get one normal period because it is difficult to date the new pregnancy without knowing the date of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy test issues, best time to take a pregnancy test, minute time limit
best time to take a pregnancy test, minute time limit, nausea and fatigue: I just want to make sure: Your cycle is measured 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 in length. If you have a 22-24 day cycle (from the first day of one period unitl the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy test and miscarriage, stomach cramps, birth control pill
stomach cramps, birth control pill, pregnancy test: First of all during miscarriages you loose ALOT of blood and the cramps are very painful just like those during labor so if you had a miscarriage you would definately know it. I don t think you are pregnant. You may be regulating from the pills or even stressing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy test negative, blood test for pregnancy, symptoms of pregnancy
blood test for pregnancy, symptoms of pregnancy, pregnancy test: If your last period started on October 29, and you have regular cycles of 28 days each (from the first day of your period until the first day of the next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. That would have been on November 11. YOu could have become...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy test: nervous, lower stomach cramps, first symptoms of pregnancy
lower stomach cramps, first symptoms of pregnancy, symptoms of pregnancy: 2 weeks after the initial sexual intercourse is to early. Normally they dont show accurate results until 1-2 months into the pregnancy. Some of the first symptoms of pregnancy you will notice is fatigue, pain and tenderness in the breast and abdomenal area...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy test results, best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest signs of pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest signs of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy: 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 if you have unprotected sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16. If you do become pregnant on...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy test, best time to take a pregnancy test, beta hcg
best time to take a pregnancy test, beta hcg, blood test for pregnancy: Alleve will not cause interfere with the results of a pregnancy test. However, 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...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy testing, home pregnancy test, last period
home pregnancy test, last period, hpt: HPT and urine test should have most definately shown results by now. Missed periods can be caused by a variety of things. Stress, Weight gain/loss, intercourse and some health problems. You should see your ob/gyn soon and let them know what is going on....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy testing, early signs of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy
early signs of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy, depoprovera shot: If the pregnancy test was negative, you are not pregnant. The early signs of pregnancy are nausea, fatigue, and breast tenderness. Changes in eating habits or pain when pressing areas of your abdomen are not signs of pregnancy. The DepoProvera shot can either...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy testing, birth control pills, hormone hcg
birth control pills, hormone hcg, pregnancy testing: A pregnancy test measures the presence of Human Chorionic Gonadotropic Hormone (HCG). If it is present, you are pregnant. If it is absent, you are not pregnant. The hormones in birth control pills (estrogen and progesterone) will not cause any alterations...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy testing and periods, best time to take a pregnancy test, vitro fertilization
best time to take a pregnancy test, vitro fertilization, pregnancy testing: Most pregnancy tests have a threshhold below which a negative result is found. A pregnancy test usually will not show a positive result until 14-21 days after conception. However, some pregnancy tests are more sensitive than others. As I mentioned before,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy testing, pregnancy testing, pregnancy test
pregnancy testing, pregnancy test, morning sickness: You must remember that the day you had sex is not always the day you get pregnant. Sperm can live inside and fertilize an egg up to 7 days after sex. They have a test out now that allows you to test up to five days before your expected period. That is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy testings, home pregnancy tests, accurate test result
home pregnancy tests, accurate test result, home pregnancy test: Dear Bing, The bad news is - I can t tell you for sure whether you are or are not pregnant. The good news is - I can help give you a little more information and maybe ease your mind a bit. There are many different reasons why women who might normally...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy tests, early pregnancy tests, faint line
early pregnancy tests, faint line, test line: If the very faint line you are seeing is the test line. Meaning the second line that would indicate your are pregnant then you ARE pregnant. If you are just seeing another line that is not where the test line would be then you are not. Refer to your instructions...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy tests, pregnancy tests, pregnancy test
pregnancy tests, pregnancy test, urine test: Hello Melissa. The tests are quite accurate so I would suggest that there is something else going on. You may simply have ovulated late last month or perhaps did not ovulate at all- this is quite common. If you are trying to conceive, be SURE you are taking...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy tests, best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period
best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period, pregnancy tests: If your last period started on August 1, then you probably ovulated around August 15. You could only have become pregnant if you had unprotected sex on August 14, 15, 16, or 17. If you did become pregnant on one of those days, a pregnancy test would not show...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy tests, best time to take a pregnancy test, hcg levels
best time to take a pregnancy test, hcg levels, preganancy test: In spite of what the manufacturers claim, a preganancy test will not show a positive result until 14-21 days after conception. If your last period started on September 13, you probably ovulated around September 26. You could have conceived on September 25,26,27,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy tests, home pregnancy test, beta hcg blood test
home pregnancy test, beta hcg blood test, pregnancy hormone: Hi Patsy :) I would most definately make an appoitment to see your doctor. You said your periods are regular as a rule, up until recently. Its possible that the first test you did, could have been to early, so it came back false. The second test, perhaps...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy tests, serum beta hcg, beta hcg test
serum beta hcg, beta hcg test, home pregnancy test: Dear Cristy, Some women have claimed that they have not been able to get a positive home pregnancy test until up to the 11th week. That is rare, however. If you really want to be sure, you should go to your doctor s office and get a blood pregnancy (serum...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy tests, whole wheat bread, neural tube defect
whole wheat bread, neural tube defect, fish eggs: Hello Gina. Well, I can understand your concern. However, I would encourage you to patiently wait for clear signs of either a pregnancy or a spontaneous abortion- that is the correct term for the loss of a pregnancy before 12 weeks. Decide to care very well...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy tets, home pregnancy test, blood test for pregnancy
home pregnancy test, blood test for pregnancy, may 24: A home pregnancy test will not show a positive result until 14-21 days after the day of conception. If you had ovulated around May 10, then the earliest that a home pregnancy test will show a positive result would be after May 24. A blood test for pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and thc, pot smoker, use of marijuana
pot smoker, use of marijuana, smoking pot: There is no evidence that the use of marijuana is detrimental to a pregnancy. Furthermore, the father s use of marijuana will not have any influence on the baby. The would be more harm from cigarette smoking or from second hand smoking than from pot....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and travel, pregnancy 36 weeks, last month of pregnancy
pregnancy 36 weeks, last month of pregnancy, 24 years: You can safely travel by air during pregnancy. There are some precautions, though. We advise that you walk around the cabin of the plane every hour, and relieve your bladder at least once each hour. Drink plenty of fluids, as well. Other than that, there are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy after tubal & ablation, tubal ligation, chances of pregnancy
tubal ligation, chances of pregnancy, guarentee: Hi Kimberly, Reversals, are successful now and days. But that usually, is the case if you had your tubes cut, tied, and or clamped. Doctors are able to repair the tubes, making the chances of pregnancy very possible. It would definately require another...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy after tubal ligation, pregnancy after tubal ligation, late periods
pregnancy after tubal ligation, late periods, tubal ligation: If your tubes were ligated correctly, there is less than 1% chance of pregnancy. You may have irregular periods or late periods due to some hormonal imbalance from time to time. If you have any doubts, take a pregnancy test and you will know for sure. A pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy after tubal, tubal ligation, pregnancy after tubal
tubal ligation, pregnancy after tubal, pregnancy test: If the tubal ligation was done correctly, you cannot become pregnant because the sperm cannot meet the egg. However, there is always a 1% failure rate in tubal ligations. If your last period started on February 16, you probably ovulated around February 29....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy after tubaligation?, pregnancy test, cautery
pregnancy test, cautery, tubal ligation: If you had a tubal ligation, it is highly unlikely that you could ever become pregnant, unless it was performed incorrectly. Sometimes, when they do a tubal ligation, they form a loop in each tube and tie the loop at its base. They then cut the top of the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy after tubaligation, pregnancy after tubaligation, pregnancy test
pregnancy after tubaligation, pregnancy test, thanks in advance: Hi Janet, I would make and appointment as soon as possible so you can have an ultrasound to see what is going on. Sometimes, you can still conceive a normal pregnancy after a tubal, however, you are at higher risk for ectopic pregnancy. So, get checked...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy after tubaligation, pregnancy after tubaligation, partial hysterectomy
pregnancy after tubaligation, partial hysterectomy, pathology reports: Hi Char, Removal, of your tubes would be considered a partial hysterectomy. However, I beleive what has happened, is that your tubes were cut, then clamped. Just know, its extremely rare, that a woman would be come pregnant after a tubal. The statistics...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy after a tubaligation, signs of pregnancy, pre menopausal
signs of pregnancy, pre menopausal, lots of signs: Dear Marjorie, You did not not note your age, but I will assume, since you had the tubal 5 years ago, that MAYBE you are nearing 40. If that is the case, these symptoms may be pre-menopausal. Regardless, the symptoms you describe sound hormonal in nature....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy after tubaligation, pregnancy after tubaligation, fetal heartbeat
pregnancy after tubaligation, fetal heartbeat, third pregnancy: If the blood pregnancy test is negative, you are not pregnant (either in your uterus or in your remaining tube) in spite of all your other symptoms. If you still have doubts, wait until six weeks have passed and get a sonogram. By then, if you were pregnant,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy after tubleligation, pregnacy test, vaginal birth after cesarean
pregnacy test, vaginal birth after cesarean, tubal ligation: If you had a tubal ligation, it is highly unlikely that you have become pregnant. Howwver, if you have confirmed the pregnancy tests, and they all are positive, you are pregnant. Since you have not had any periods since the cesarean section, there is no way...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and ultrasound, pregnancy test, sonogram
pregnancy test, sonogram, last period: At 12 weeks gestation (from the first day of her last period) a sonogram is accurate plus or minus 1 week. It can pinpoint exactly how far pregnant she is wihin those parameters. At less than 10 weeks gestation, it is difficult to pinpoint exactly how far...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy with the use of provera, irregular period, regular period
irregular period, regular period, provera: Hi Meaka, Provera is given in attempt to an induce a period, when a period has been absent for some time, or is extremely irregular. Its not uncommon to spot, and see abnormal bleeding patterns when taking this drug. This is all due to the hormonal changes...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy without a uterus, vitro fertilization, ovulate
vitro fertilization, ovulate, ovaries: If you do not have a uterus, you cannot become pregnant or carry a pregnancy. There would not be any conduit for the sperm to meet the egg. HOwever, if you have ovaries, you can, indeed, produce eggs and ovulate, but no sperm can get near the egg in order...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and uturine abnormality, fetal demise, vitims
fetal demise, vitims, leiomyoma: I would suggest that you get a sonogram of your uterus to see what the abnormality is exactly. Is it a fibroid? Where is it located in the uterus? Is it high in the uterus or is it low and will interfere with the growth of the fetus? All of these questions...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy varicosities, iron supplementation, iron pills
iron supplementation, iron pills, compression stocking: The varicose veins will not cause a clot to form, but may cause you to have pains in your legs and difficulty in walking during the latter part of the pregnancy. I would continue using the stockings (during the day) and take them off while you sleep. Iron...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy vomiting, soda crackers, cheese crackers
soda crackers, cheese crackers, wheat thins: Your poor wife. What an awful way to start out this new life. The good news is most women will stop this in or around the third month. The bad news is that could still be a couple months away! If it starts right away in the morning, she could try not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy vomiting, nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, dry cereal
nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, dry cereal, constant vomiting: Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy are very common. HOwever, at times, the nausea and vomiting can get extremely troublesome and the patient loses weight and can keep absolutely nothing down. We hydrate them and try to suggest only tiny meals. No dairy products,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy weight gain, pregnancy weight gain, little don
pregnancy weight gain, little don, last period: We would like you to gain at least 3-4 lb each month. An ideal weight gain is around 30lbs for the entire pregnancy. The doctor will weigh you at each visit and see if you are gaining too much or too little. Don t worry about it now. Weight gain can be a combination...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy and wild game meat, wild game meat, spice of life
wild game meat, spice of life, variety is the spice of life: This is a VERY good question. I have NEVER gotten this question before which is neat since I often get the same questions over and over. (Which is fine but variety is the spice of life) I actually had to research this in a book I have. I found NOTHING...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy worries, viable pregnancy, withdrawl method
viable pregnancy, withdrawl method, tender stomach: I can t tell when your last period started based on what you say. I would suggest that you get two blood tests for pregnancy (Beta HCG) 48 hours apart. If there is a doubling of the results in 48 hours, it indicates a viable pregnancy. If there is a halving...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy worries, pregnancy worries, chronic hypertension
pregnancy worries, chronic hypertension, liver function: All you can do at this time is monitory your pressure very carefully throughout the pregnancy. I doubt that you have chronic hypertension and therefore do not need medication during the pregnancy to control the hypertension. I believe you probably had Preeclampsia...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, dear jennifer, pregnancy test
dear jennifer, pregnancy test, late period: Many things can contribute to a missed or late period. It doesn t always have to be pregnancy. It can be worrying/stress related. Eating habits or just hormones. Since all three test came out negative I would suggest doing one more in about 2-3 weeks just...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancyy, navel orange, nonfat vanilla
navel orange, nonfat vanilla, frozen orange juice: Dear Jeromeka, I m sorry to hear you are feeling so sick. It is quite normal in pregnancy. Sometimes ginger ale or ginger candies help pregnant woment to have less of the symptoms you describe. According to a recent study in Obstetrics and Gynecology,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnant, pregnancy test, last period
pregnancy test, last period, one of those days: If you got your period (and it was, indeed, your period and not just some bleeding), you are not pregnant. However, if the bleeding was not your period, but merely some implantation bleeding (around 8 days after conception), you may be pregnant. When was the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: getting pregnant, infertility problems, ovarian cysts
infertility problems, ovarian cysts, going off the pill: HI Melissa, once you are off the pill for good we usually tell you that it takes anywhere from 6mo to 1 year to get it completely out of your system. If a few months after that year mark you still have not conceived, then you would be considered as infertility...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Can I be pregnant, stomack pains, water pills
stomack pains, water pills, pink discharge: Hello Billie- no, I don t think you are pregnant. You are experiencing a lot of anxiety though and it is making you hypersensitive to every little thing. Your current bleeding is a good sign of NO pregnancy. Please get back on the pill AND use condoms if you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I pregnant?, home pregnancy test, breast tenderness
home pregnancy test, breast tenderness, planned parenthood: If you are on the patch, it is highly unlikely that you could have become pregnant, especially since you have not missed a period (even if felt different). If you have any doubts, just take a pregnancy test. YOu don t have to tell your grandma. Get a home...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, ovulation pain, pregnancy test
ovulation pain, pregnancy test, last period: If your last period started on May 30, and you normally have a 29 day cycle, ovulation COULD have occurred on cycle day #15, or on June 14. It is possible to have conceived if you had unprotected sex on June 13, 14, 15, or 16. If there is any doubt, take a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could I be pregnant?, post nasal drip, implantation bleeding
post nasal drip, implantation bleeding, pregnancy test: If you had a period on June 2, then you are not pregnant. If there is any doubt, of if you do not get your period by June 29, wait an additional week and then take a pregnancy test. That is the only way to know for sure. Post nasal drip is not an indication...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant, best time to take a pregnancy test, negative pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, negative pregnancy test, bleeding during pregnancy: If you are pregnant for the first time, you will start to show when you are 20 weeks pregnant (five months). We count from the first day of your last period. At 22 weeks you will start to feel the baby move. If you are pregnant, a pregnancy test will always...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: when did i get pregnant, baby asprin, miscarraiges
baby asprin, miscarraiges, 4thjuly: Early miscarriage, such as yours, is seen in 15-20% of EVERY pregnancy. There is nothing you can do to prevent a miscarriage, and there is nothing you can do to cause a miscarriage. In these early miscarriages, it is sometimes due to some problems with the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnant, afew weeks, last period
afew weeks, last period, restroom: Yes, you could still be about to have a last period even if you are pregnant. It sounds as if you are pregnant but it could just be your mind playing tricks on you as well. Withdrawel method is not a recognized or proper form of birth control. Wait a couple...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am i pregnant, proper period, pregnancy test
proper period, pregnancy test, 33 years: If you had bleeding (even if it was only for 2 days) you probably are not pregnant. However, if you have any doubts, in view of the symptoms you are having, take a pregnancy test and you will know for sure. If the test is negative, you are not pregnant....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am i pregnant, early pregnancy, upset stomach
early pregnancy, upset stomach, pubic bone: Hello Annie. The pains and cramping are not part of early pregnancy- that plus the negative urine tests tells me that you are not pregnant. I would suggest that your hormones are out of balance OR you did conceive and are about to spontaneouslly abort. Hope...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant?, time of the month, correct time
time of the month, correct time, unprotected sex: There are around 300,000 sperm at the tip of the penis prior to ejaculation. If he has his penis inside your vagina and tries to withdraw it before ejaculaton, these sperm can be milked out into your vagina and you can become pregnant if it is the correct...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant?, tubal ligation, pregnancy test
tubal ligation, pregnancy test, fallopian tube: It is highly unlikely that you could conceive if you had a tubal ligation and are missinig one tube and one ovary. However, if the tubal ligation was not done correctly, it certtainly is still a possibility of becoming pregnant. If your last period started...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant, clorine, pregnancy test
clorine, pregnancy test, last period: If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. YOu can ONLY become pregnant if you have unprotected sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16. If your last period started...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant?, home pregnancy test, bleeding during pregnancy
home pregnancy test, bleeding during pregnancy, unprotected sex: A pregnancy test must be read within a few minutes of dropping the urine on the test. AFter that, it is inaccurate. As long as you did get your period, you are not pregnant. No woman gets her period while they are pregnant, no matter what you read on the internet....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, nausea and fatigue, earliest symptoms of pregnancy
nausea and fatigue, earliest symptoms of pregnancy, getting pregnancy: If you got a period on August 11, even if it was lighter than normal, you probably are not pregnant, especially if a pregnancy test was negative. If you have any doubts, take two blood tests for pregnancy (Beta HCG) 48 hours apart. If there is a doubling of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I pregnant?, withdrawal method of birth control, best time to take a pregnancy test
withdrawal method of birth control, best time to take a pregnancy test, implantation bleeding: Implantation bleeding occurs 8 days after conception. It is certainly possible that the bleeding you had on July 20 was implantation bleeding, but it is not probable. If we assume that the bleeding on July 20 was implantation bleeding, then ovulation must...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: getting pregnant, intra uterine growth restriction, many different reasons
intra uterine growth restriction, many different reasons, hormone pills: There is nothing you can do to cause a miscarriage and there is nothing you can do to prevent a miscarriage. Miscarriages occur in 15-20% of every pregnancy. The miscarriage has no relation to the premature babies your girlfriend had in the past. If she has...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, viable pregnancy, beta hcg
viable pregnancy, beta hcg, symptoms of pregnancy: If you have not had any period since July 19 and have symptoms of pregnancy (fatigue, nausea, breast tenderness), and the urine test was negative, I would suggest that you take two blood tests for pregnancy (Beta HCG) 48 hours apart. If there is a doulbing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant?, intrauterine pregnancy, tubal pregnancy
intrauterine pregnancy, tubal pregnancy, regular periods: As long as your daughter did get her period (even if it was late) she is not pregnant. Keep a record of the first day of each of her periods.A cycle is considered normal if it is 21-35 days from the start of her period until the start of her next period....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Getting pregnant, ovulution, fertility doctor
ovulution, fertility doctor, trying for a baby: There are certain positions you can use during sex that will cause the sperm to get to the cervix faster. Also, try having sex on or around your ovulution most fertile day. Also just to be on the safe side you may want to see a fertility doctor as well as...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, birth control methods, pregnancy test
birth control methods, pregnancy test, mid cycle: If your last period started on August 23, the earliest that you could have ovulated (if you were not taking the pill at the time) would have been Sepotember 5 and could have conceived if you had sex on September 4,5,6, or 7. If you stopped the pills on September...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: getting pregnant, pregnancy test, last period
pregnancy test, last period, ovulation: If your last period startedc on August 21 and you had some light pink spotting on September 17 (when you were due for your period) this probably was your period. A period does not have to be heavy and can last for a very short time. If the pregnancy test is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: getting pregnant, kidney trouble, kidney transplant
kidney trouble, kidney transplant, immunosuppressive agents: As long as the new kidney is working, there is no reason not to become pregnant. I do not know what immunosuppressive agents you are using to prevent rejection and whether they are safe for use during pregnancy (terratogenicity, etc). You will have to discuss...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant, fetal heartbeat, bowel loops
fetal heartbeat, bowel loops, dialated: At 22 weeks gestation, you should be feeling kicking low down. If you have a good fetal heartbeat, your risks of miscarriage are less than 5%. (Before we hear a heartbeat, the risk of miscarriage is 15-20%). Usually, when you reach 20 weeks, there is much...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant or not?, best time to take a pregnancy test, pregnancy hormone
best time to take a pregnancy test, pregnancy hormone, missing your period: When was the date of the first day of your last period? (not when you expected your period to start). The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your period. The test must have bold, dark lines. if the line was faint, it may still be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant, signs of pregnancy, unprotected intercourse
signs of pregnancy, unprotected intercourse, pregnancy test: If you did get your period on October 12, you are not pregnant. If you have any doubts at to whether it was a normal period or not, take a pregnancy test and you will know for sure. Sometime, you can be pregnant and have some bleeding but it is not your normal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant ?, best time to take a pregnancy test, ept pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, ept pregnancy test, nuva ring: If your last period started on September 29, then, if the Nuvaring was not in place, you would have ovulated around October 12 and could have conceived if you had unprotected sex on October 11,12,13, or 14. If you did become pregnant, a pregnancy test will...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can i be pregnant, last period, october 26
last period, october 26, third day: You cannot become pregnant during your period. If your last period started on October 26, you will not ovulate until November 8 and can ONLY become pregnant if you have sex on November 7,8,9, or 10. YOu will not become pregnant prior to those dates. Don t...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant, viable pregnancy, beta hcg
viable pregnancy, beta hcg, stopping the pill: If you are late for your period, and are confused by your symptoms and the negative urine tests, I would suggest that you take two blood tests for pregnancy (BETA HCG) 48 hours apart. If both values are less than 5, you were never pregnant. If there is a halving...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, ovarian cyst, pinkish discharge
ovarian cyst, pinkish discharge, sign of pregnancy: With those kind of surgeries you mentioned it could just be hormonal issues coming from them that are causing you to have pregnancy symptoms. I had an ovarian cyst and had to have surgery for it to be removed and I did the same thing. My mom actually thought...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant, period tomorrow, pregnancy test
period tomorrow, pregnancy test, last period: If you have not missed any pills except one day, and you are due for your period tomorrow, it is highly unlikely that you will become pregnant this cycle. If you missed more than 3 pills and had sex around cycle day #13,14,15, or 16, you could have become...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnant?, best time to take a pregnancy test, negitive
best time to take a pregnancy test, negitive, one of those days: If you started your period on October 25, you would have ovulated around November 7 and could only have conceived if you had unprotected sex on November 6,7,8, or 9. If you did, indeed, conceive on one of those days, a pregnancy test would not show a positive...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can i be pregnant, best time to take a pregnancy test, when can i take a pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, when can i take a pregnancy test, misscarriage: If your last period started on October 19, you would have ovulated on November 1 and could have conceived if you had sex on October 31, November 1,2, or 3. If you did become pregnant at that time, a pregnancy test will not show a positive result until 14-21...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnant, best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period
best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period, regular periods: If your last period started on October 25, you were due for your next period on November 21. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your period. (November28) You did, indeed, get your period on November 27 (even though it was light...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: getting pregnant, discusting stuff, dr shettles
discusting stuff, dr shettles, x chromosome: Nothing that you can eat will determine if you will give birth to a boy or a girl. It is purely up to whether your husband donates an X chromosome or a Y chromosome. It is randomly determined. There is a higher incidence of boys born to women who conceived...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can i get pregnant?, best time to take a pregnancy test, mid cycle
best time to take a pregnancy test, mid cycle, unprotected sex: 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 conceive if you have unprotected sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16 each month. If you did become pregnant,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could i be pregnant?, best time to take a pregnancy test, febraury
best time to take a pregnancy test, febraury, last period: When was the first day of your last period (not when it ended). If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulatoin occurs on cycle day #14. You can only become pregnant if you have sex on...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: getting pregnant, regular periods, miscarage
regular periods, miscarage, irregular periods: DepoProvera shots have some annoying side effects. They can cause a complete cesation of your periods, they can cause irregular periods (for many years after stopping the shots) or it can cause unpredictable bleeding at various times of the month. After stopping...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant?, fetal heartbeat, lower abdomen
fetal heartbeat, lower abdomen, sonogram: If you had your tubes tied and blood tests were negative for pregnancy, it is highly unlikely that you are pregnant. If you have any doubts, get a sonogram and you will know for sure. If your last period started on September 15, and you are, indeed, pregnant,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant, pregnancy test, last period
pregnancy test, last period, ovulation: If your last period started on December 20 and you have a 25 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #11 (December 30-31). You can only become pregnant if you have sex from one day...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, birth control pills, best time to take a pregnancy test
birth control pills, best time to take a pregnancy test, delayed period: If you stopped taking birth control pills on March 7 and your last period started on March 4, you probably ovulated on March 17. You could only have become pregnant if you had sex on March 16, 17, 18, or 19. If you did become pregnant on one of those days,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant, pregnancy tets, pregnany test
pregnancy tets, pregnany test, fetal heartbeat: If you had a positive pregnancy test and now have two negative pregnancy tets, either you are performing the tests incorrectly or you are not pregnant. The clindomycin is safe for use during pregnancy and will not alter the results of a pregnancy test. If...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant, ovulation predictor kit, best time to take a pregnancy test
ovulation predictor kit, best time to take a pregnancy test, mild headaches: If you have a normal cycle of 28 days (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14 and you can conceive only if you have sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16. However, if you have irregular cycles...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant?, ortho tricyclen lo, birth control pill
ortho tricyclen lo, birth control pill, taking pills: If you have been taking Orthotricyclen,it is highly unlikely tht you are pregnant because the birth control pill prevents ovulation. If you were not taking pills, and your last period started on December 16, you would have ovulated on December 29 and could...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Getting pregnant, ovulation predictor kit, depro provera
ovulation predictor kit, depro provera, depoprovera: If the DepoProvera is out of your system and you are getting regular cycles, you probably ovulate around 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 on December 26 you probably...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant?, ovulation cycle, time of ovulation
ovulation cycle, time of ovulation: You cannot become pregnant if you have sex on cycle day #3. If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. You can ONLY become pregnant if you have sex around...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant?, best time to take a pregnancy test, negative pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, negative pregnancy test, chemical pregnancy: Any HCG result that is less than 5 is considered a negative pregnancy test. If your last period started on December 10, you were due for your next period on January 6 and the best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your period. Repeat...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could I be pregnant, home pregnancy tests, best time to take a pregnancy test
home pregnancy tests, best time to take a pregnancy test, last period: The luteal phase (from ovulation until the first day of your next period) is ALWAYS 14 days. If you had an IUI on December 26, I assume you were ovulating at that time. Therefore, you were due for your next period on January 9 (fourteen days after ovulation)....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: getting pregnant, ovulation predictor kit, pregnancy test
ovulation predictor kit, pregnancy test, probaby: 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 you have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, birth control pills, cyclessa
birth control pills, cyclessa, pregnancy test: If you were not taking birth control pills, you could only become pregnant if you had sex around the time of ovulation. Ovulation occurs around 14 days after the start of your period. If your last period started on December 25, the earliest you could have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could i be pregnant, best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test, blood test for pregnancy: If your last period started on February 20, then you probably ovulated around March 4. You could only have conceived if you had sex on March 3,4,5, or 6. If you did become pregnant on one of those days, a pregnancy test would not show a positive result until...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I pregnant?, home pregnancy test, pregnancy tests
home pregnancy test, pregnancy tests, last period: If your last period started on December 27, and you had two positive pregnancy tests, then you probably ovulated on January 9 and could have conceived if you had sex ohn January 8,9,10, or 11. Your due date is October 16, 2006. Usually, a pregnancy test will...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, best time to take a pregnancy test, menstral period
best time to take a pregnancy test, menstral period, implantation bleeding: If your last period started on January 8 and you believe you ovulated on January 18 (cycle day #10) you could have conceived if you had sex on January 17,18,19, or 20. If you ovulated on January 18 you must have a very short cycle (23 days). HOw do do you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am I pregnant?, best time to take a pregnancy test, pregnancy tests
best time to take a pregnancy test, pregnancy tests, last period: If your last period started on January 7, and you normally have a 32 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #18 and you can conceive if you have unprotected sex on cycle day #17,18,19,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, pregnancy test, last period
pregnancy test, last period, possiblity: If the first day of your last period started on January 30, then you would have ovulated around February 12 and could have conceived if you had unprotected sex on February 11,12,13, or 14.However, since you did get your period yesterday, you are most likely...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: when did i get pregnant?, conceiving a boy, shettles method
conceiving a boy, shettles method, time of ovulation: Sperm can remain viable for 12-24 hours and an ovum can remain viable for 24-48 hours, no matter what you read on the internet.After that period of time, the sperm do not have the ability of fertilization and. That is why we say that you can become pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: When did I get pregnant?, birth control pill, pregnancy test
birth control pill, pregnancy test, last period: If your last period started on January 27, you probably ovulated on February 9 and could have conceived if you had sex on February 8,9,10, or 11. A pregnancy test would have become positive 14 days later. You did not become pregnant prior to your last period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I pregnant, best time to take a pregnancy test, sore breasts
best time to take a pregnancy test, sore breasts, sex with my husband: If your last period started on February 3, you would have ovulated around February 16 and could ONLY have conceived if you had unprotected sex on February 15,16,17, or 18. If you did become pregnant at that time, a pregnancy test would not show a positive...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I pregnant?, missing your period, pregnancy test
missing your period, pregnancy test, accurate time: The most accurate time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your period. If your last period started on January 21, you probably ovulated on February 3 and could have conceived if you had sex on February 2,3,4, or 5. You were due for your next...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, best time to take a pregnancy test, birth control pills
best time to take a pregnancy test, birth control pills, pregnancy blood test: If your last period started on February 12, you probably ovulated on February 25 and could have conceived if you had sex on February 24,25,26, or 27. A pregnancy test will not show a positive result until 14-21 days after conception. The best time to take...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant or not ?, home pregnancy test, implantation bleeding
home pregnancy test, implantation bleeding, pregnancy hormone: I would definitely do another pregnancy test.... of course if it comes out positive I would go to your OB/GYN doctor- if it comes out negative, I would still go to your doctor if I were you, maybe he/she can help you with the irregularity issues. I suppose...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant, best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period
best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period, mentrual cycle: When did you stop the patch? If your had a normal period on March 17, and you did not take the patch after that, you would have ovulated around March 30. You could have become pregnant if you had unprotected sex on March 29,30,31, and April 1. If you did conceive...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: when did i get pregnant, days of ovulation, ovlation
days of ovulation, ovlation, ovulaton: If you were 42 weeks on December 18, then you would have been 40 weeks on December 5. Since a pregnancy is 40 weeks (280 days), your last period started on March 1 and you conceived after having sex on March 13.14.15. or 16. These dates are accurate if you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could i be pregnant, best time to take a pregnancy test, beta hcg
best time to take a pregnancy test, beta hcg, blood test for pregnancy: If your last period started on February 14, you would have conceived on February 27. A pregnancy test will not show a positive result until 14-21 days after conception. You were due for your next period on March 13. The best time to take a pregnancy test is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant?, birth control pills, best time to take a pregnancy test
birth control pills, best time to take a pregnancy test, stopping birth control pills: A cycle is completely normal if it is 21-35 days (from the beginning of one period to the beginning of the nest period). You did not mention the date of your last period so I can t calculate when you are due for your next period.Let me know the date of the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnant, pregnancy test, negative result
pregnancy test, negative result, vaginal discharge: If you have a normal cycle, and your period started on December 24, you would have ovulated on January 6 , and could only become pregnant if you had unprotected sex on January 5,6,7,or 8. You could not have befcome pregnant on December 29 because you had not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnant?, hcg tests, hcg test
hcg tests, hcg test, scatch: As I mentioned before, a lymph node or anesthesia (used during surgery to remove the node) will not cause an alteration or effect on your menstrual cycle.I would repeat the blood test. Take it twice 48 hours apart. If you are pregnant, there will be a doubling...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: When did I get pregnant?, third pregnancy, st art
third pregnancy, st art, sonogram: Ovulation occurs 14 days PRIOR to the first day of your period. If you have a 28 day cycle, ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. If you have a 30 day cycle, ovulation occurs on cycle day #16. If you have a 26 day cycle, ovulation occurs on cycle day #12. If...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, birth control pills, best time to take a pregnancy test
birth control pills, best time to take a pregnancy test, symptoms of early pregnancy: Until you know if you are pregnant, you should not stop your birth pills. The pills will not cause any harm to a fertus as long as stop the pills prior to the second trimester of pregnancy. After that, there is sometimes masculinization of a female fetus....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I pregnant, best time to take a pregnancy test, beta hcg
best time to take a pregnancy test, beta hcg, constant heartburn: Sometimes it can be frustrating and difficult to conceive, especially with polycystic ovarian syndroime and irregular periods. Perhaps the metformin will help to improve your condition. Perhaps you may try a course or two of clomiphene citrate to improve your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am i pregnant?, best time to take a pregnancy test, pregnancy tests
best time to take a pregnancy test, pregnancy tests, withdrawal method: If your last period started on March 7, you would have ovulated on March 20 and could have conceived if you had sex on March 19,20,21,and 22. If you did become pregnant a pregnancy test would not show a positive result until 14-21 days later. The best time...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I pregnant?, best time to take a pregnancy test, birth control pills
best time to take a pregnancy test, birth control pills, pinkish tinge: If you have been taking the Micronor and doubled up on the pills you missed, it is extremely unlikely that you would have conceived. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your next period. You were due for your period on April...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant?, dizziness and nausea, missing your period
dizziness and nausea, missing your period, pregnancy test: Since you have not missed a period, I doubt that you are pregnant. If you are trying to conceive, you really should keep a careful record of the first day of each period. If your last period started on April 3, you would have ovulated around Apri 17 and could...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I pregnant?, blood test for pregnancy, pregnancy test
blood test for pregnancy, pregnancy test, varicoceles: I w ould suggest that you treat your husbands problem first. Varicoceles can be treated and there is excellent success. If your last period started on March 21, by now a pregnancy test would be accurate. I would suggest a blood test for pregnancy, to be sure....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could i be pregnant?, irregular periods, pregnancy test
irregular periods, pregnancy test, last period: It is very common, until the age of 21, to have irregular periods, to miss an occasional period, etc. You have to keep a record of the first day of each period. Without know when your last period started, i can t tell if you are or are ont pregnant. If you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant, sugar pills, taking pills
sugar pills, taking pills, missing your period: When was the date of the first day of your last period? If you are taking pills regularly, you probably have a 28 day cycle. Therefore, if you miss your next period (28 days after the first day of your last period), wait a week and take another pregnancy test....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, home pregnancy test, pregnancy symptoms
home pregnancy test, pregnancy symptoms, sense of smell: Sheila, It is possible that you could be pregnant. The best thing to do is to wait to see if you miss your period. If you do, take a home pregnancy test or have your doctor send you for some bloodwork. Sperm can live in the body for about 3 days, which...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Can I be pregnant?, minor headaches, symptoms of pregnancy
minor headaches, symptoms of pregnancy, pregnancy symptoms: Mindy, It generally is too early to experience pregnancy symptoms. Also, you usually don t ovulate until 14 days after the first day of your last menstrual period. That doesn t mean that it can t happen. You are exactly right to be thinking of taking...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant???, home pregnancy test, sore breast
home pregnancy test, sore breast, blood work: Tina, It would have been a little early in your cycle to become pregnant, but that doesn t mean it can t happen. The only sure way to know is to take a home pregnancy test, or have your doctor send you for some blood work to confirm pregnancy. Good luck...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant?, regular periods, breast tenderness
regular periods, breast tenderness, pregnancy test: I need more information from you to be able to comment. When was the first day of your last period? Was your cycle normal? Was it 28 days, 30 days, 40 days from the first day of one period to the first day of the next period? When did the spotting start in...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Getting pregnant, reply thanks, suppossed
reply thanks, suppossed, married woman: This is a very common question actually. I think you worded it different than you mean. I assume you are asking that if you notice sperm outside the vagina, like some is leaking can you still get pregnant? If that is for sure what you want to know the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant or not??, birth control pills, home pregnancy test
birth control pills, home pregnancy test, taking the pills: Nicole, It could be that your body is just adjusting to the birth control pills, or you could be pregnant. You could take a home pregnancy test. It is more likely that this is just your bodies way of adjusting to the hormone changes than it is that you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant, birth control pills, vagina area
birth control pills, vagina area, unprotected intercourse: Hi Nikki, Go ahead and try the pregnancy test. You certainly could be pregnant- I doubt, it, but there is always a chance with unprotected intercourse. Did you JUST start the birth control pills or was this just the beginning of a new pack? It could...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can i be pregnant, best time to take a pregnancy test, pregnncy
best time to take a pregnancy test, pregnncy, sex with my husband: You are well protected 14 days after starting the pill. If the first day of your period started on May 14, you would have ovulated on May 27 and could have conceived if you had sex on May 26,27,28, or 29. If you started the pill two weeks ago, I doubt that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnant, home pregnancy tests, human chorionic gonadotropin
home pregnancy tests, human chorionic gonadotropin, pregnancy tests work: Hi Katie, I am sorry about the miscarriages. That must have been tought for you and your husband. It is way too early in this cycle for you to test positive for a pregnancy just yet. Chances are that if you did conceive this cycle, it would have been...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant?, uterus, damp
uterus, damp, few minutes: Hi April, you will be just fine. You are on the pill, an d yes while sperm can live for a little while outside the body, they arent really strong enough to get to your uterus from way outside the body like this. I seriously doubt anyone could get...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant, best time to take a pregnancy test, viable pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, viable pregnancy, beta hcg: If t he first day of your last period was April 25, you probably ovulated on May 8 and could have conceived if you had sex on April 24,25,26, or 27. A pregnancy test would not show a positive result until 14-21 days later. The best time to take a pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I pregnant?, home pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy
home pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy, symptoms of pregnancy: If your last period started on April 1, you could not have ovulated (and conceived) until April 14. If you did become pregnant, a pregnancy test by now would be positive. Take a home pregnancy test now and it shuld be accurate. The earliest symptoms of pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I pregnant?, home pregnancy test, dull ache
home pregnancy test, dull ache, menstrual periods: Doraja, There is a chance you could be pregnant. The timing would have been close to when you would ovulate. It is really to early to know or to have symptoms at this point. My advise is to wait and see if you get your period. If you miss your period,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, ovulation tests, last period
ovulation tests, last period, fourteen days: If the first day of your last period was May 27, then the earliest you could have ovulated would be on June 9 and you could have conceived if you had sex on June 8,9,10, or 11 (if you had a normal 28 day cycle) However, if you normally have a 30-35 day cycle...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: getting pregnant, old mother, 28 years
old mother, 28 years, ovulation: Obesity can sometimes cause a cesation of your menstrual. There is an ideal weight above and below which ovulation stops. If you are trying to conceive, try to get your weight down as much as you could.If your cycle is regular, you should be able to coceive...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Getting pregnant, billings method, reply thanks
billings method, reply thanks, time of ovulation: Hello Ayesha. Not a silly question at all. It is very normal for you to have lots of fluid in your vagina after sex- it is a good idea to stay lying down for about 15 minutes after sex, but by that time all the sperm that are going to find their way into ...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can i be pregnant?, ovulation test kit, home pregnancy test
ovulation test kit, home pregnancy test, lh surge: Cindy, There is a chance you could be pregnant. Typically, your best chances of getting pregnant are between days 13 and 15 of your cycle (day 1 being the first day of your last menstrual period). However, everyone s cycles are different. If you are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: When can I get pregnant?, perid, fertile days
perid, fertile days, pregnancy test: If you have a 32 day cycle (from the first day of your perid to the first day of your next perid) ovulation occurs on cycle day #18. If your last period started on June 2, then you would have ovulated on June 19. You can conceive if you had sex on June 18,18,29,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant ?, prenatal vitamins, depo shot
prenatal vitamins, depo shot, home tests: Hi Val, So you never got a period after the birth of you son, ever? I suppose you are not nursing him? (nursing a baby can prevent periods) I would definitely see your gynecologist and check to see when your period should begin. I have heard of this...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: When did I get pregnant?, home pregnancy tests, pregnancy test
home pregnancy tests, pregnancy test, last period: If the first day of your last period started on March 5, and you have a 28 day cycle,you probably ovulated on cycle day # 14. Therefore, it is likely that you ovulated on March 18. You could have conceived if you had sex on March 17,18,19, or 20. A pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnant?, best time to take a pregnancy test, nearby food
best time to take a pregnancy test, nearby food, last period: If your last period started on May 20, you would have ovulated on June 2 and could have conceived if you had sex on June 1,2,3, or 4. You next period was due on June 16. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after you miss your next cycle. Therefore,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant?, best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period
best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period, last period: 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 sex on cycle day #13,14,15 or 16. A pregnancy test will not usually show a positive...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnant, pregnancy test, last period
pregnancy test, last period, unprotected sex: If you usually have a 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) oivulation occurs on cycle day #14. You can become pregnant if you hAVE SEX ON CYCLE DAY #13,14,15, OR 16. It is doubtful that you could become pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, negative pregnancy test, chemical pregnancy
negative pregnancy test, chemical pregnancy, irregularity: Hi Lili, Wow 3 weeks late and still a negative pregnancy test???? I do not blame you for being concerned. I would honestly think that you would be pregnant and it would show up in the test by now. If you aren t pregnant, you certainly could ovulate,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could I be pregnant?, 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 June 6, you were due for your period on July 3. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your period. If you do not get your period by July 10, take a pregnancy test. If it is still negative, consult...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnant, beta hcg, hcg level
beta hcg, hcg level, symptoms of fatigue: HI, yes a blood test will tell you the amount of HcG in your blood which is more accurate than a urine test. Sometimes what is done is two blood tests will be performed, to see that the HcG level is rising properly. The test you will probably have done...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant??, pregancy test, pregnancy test
pregancy test, pregnancy test, last period: If your last period started on January 8, and you took a pregnahcy test after February 11, and it was negative, you are not pregnant. You need not take another pregnancy test. If you feel lousy, make an appointment with a medical doctor. Perhaps you have the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant or not, ovulating, follow ups
ovulating, follow ups, ovulation: Hello. Ovulation is the release of ONE egg. (sometimes more that is how you get twins and so on but usually just one) Once you become pregnant that is the act of the sperm fertilizing the egg. What happens now is the egg will not be discharged like it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant?, first response pregnancy test, home pregnancy test
first response pregnancy test, home pregnancy test, first response pregnancy: Larry, She could be pregnant, but it wouldn t be from the intercourse on July 4th. Women can only get pregnant when they ovulate, usually 10-18 days after the first day of their last menstrual period, so the timing would not have been right. However,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant, home pregnancy test, home test
home pregnancy test, home test, retest: Hi April, I am sorry about your miscarriage. well, IF there is a chance you are pregnant again (meaning you had umprotected sex), you should go try a home pregnancy test and retest after a few days if the result is negative. It s always possible you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant, worrying thing, congratulations on your pregnancy
worrying thing, congratulations on your pregnancy, couple hours: HI Annmarie, you should be feeling the baby any week now; 17 weeks is NOT abnormal to not feel it kicking. I know exactly how you feel about the worrying and making yourself crazy, trust me I have been there! It is very very normal to worry (don t...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnant, home pregnancy test, last period
home pregnancy test, last period, irregularity: HI Brittany, So you have not had sex after the last period you had? if you havent done anything after that period, I dont know how you could be pregnant- if you HAVE had sex after the last period, you might want to try a home pregnancy test to double...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am i pregnant?, tets, unprotected sex
tets, unprotected sex, andi: Hi Cara, it is hard to say- you say you used the ring incorrectly... so unprotected sex may have been very risky for pregnancy.. but you have also taken home tets that are negative. I would bet you are not pregnant and that the ring has interrupted...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: getting pregnant, whitch, 27th november
whitch, 27th november, last period: HI Milly, Ok her due date corresponds to her last period of December 7th. To figure out a due date, you take the first day of last period, (December 7th), go back three months, (September) and add seven days (the 14th). So, September 13 corresponds exactly...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant???, last period, good chance
last period, good chance, trying for a girl: HI Stacy, Well it certainly does sound like you have a good chance of getting pregnant this cycle. Your timing is good. I would keep on trying this month too, for another couple of days also. Good luck- you ll know in a couple of weeks! I hope it works...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Can I be pregnant?, birth control pills, pregnancy hormone
birth control pills, pregnancy hormone, doctors office: Hi Kimberly, Sounds like you are having some serious cycle irregularity! Have they checked your ovulation, to see when it is monthly? You could try and re-test again... the home tests work by picking up a pregnancy hormone in your blood called HcG...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I pregnant?, birth control pills, home pregnancy test
birth control pills, home pregnancy test, menstrual cycle: Hi Alexis, I doubt you are pregnant; 5 days of bleeding is not usual for a pregnancy. It just sounds like you had a very early period for some reason. You could try a home pregnancy test and then if it is negative, re-test in a few days. The timing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant or not, beta hcg, viable pregnancy
beta hcg, viable pregnancy, pregnancy tests: It is possible to bleed during pregnancy and still have a viable pregnancy. However, ifyou had several positive pregnancy tests and recently had only a weak positive, and you did have some bleeding, it is possible, also, that you could have miscarried. Your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant or not, pregnancy hormone hcg, early pregnancy test
pregnancy hormone hcg, early pregnancy test, ovulation kit: HI Vicky, I would retest tomorrow morning. A couple of things could have happened: 1) the 2nd test was for some reason not as sensitive as the first, or there just was not enough hormone in the urine for it to pick up. 2) Somehow the 2nd test was...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant, ovulation prediction kit, home ovulation
ovulation prediction kit, home ovulation, breast tenderness: HI Shannon, If you were pregnant that far along the home test would have definitely picked it up and read positive. So right now I do not suspect you would be pregnant... Your irregularity is definitely something to take into consideration when trying...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Can she be pregnant, chances of pregnancy, intimate encounter
chances of pregnancy, intimate encounter, vaginal area: Anil, It is very unlikely she would be pregnant in this situation. Anytime sperm comes in contact with the vaginal area, there is a chance of pregnancy. However, the timing in this situation would not have been right. A women can only get pregnant during...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Getting pregnant, irregular bleeding, unprotected sex
irregular bleeding, unprotected sex, ovulation: Hi Kristen, I am more than happy to answer any questions you might have! There is a possibility that you could be pregnant if you had unprotected sex when you ovulated last month. Having and abortion doesn t always make it harder to get pregnant. However,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could i be pregnant again?, home pregnancy tests, home pregnancy test
home pregnancy tests, home pregnancy test, false negative home pregnancy tests: HI Carly, I am sorry to hear about your miscarriage. you could be pregnant,please to go to your doctor. I don t know why your tests would be negative other than a chemical pregnancy, which would not last this long; it can produce pregnancy symptoms,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant or not?, home pregnancy test, molar pregnancy
home pregnancy test, molar pregnancy, hearing heart: Hi Rosie, Do you mean they did an ultrasound and there was no fetus, or did they try and find the heartbeat and couldn t find it? If there was no fetus visualized by ultrasound, it could be something called a molar pregnancy where your body thinks it is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant?, birth control pills, brown discharge
birth control pills, brown discharge, nadine: Nadine, The bleeding you are experiencing is likely withdrawl bleeding which is normal when you miss your birth control pills. It is the same idea that when you have your week off you bleed or have a period. So, this is normal. Just take other precautions...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is she pregnant, stomach bug, depo shot
stomach bug, depo shot, garrett: Hi Garrett, Well, if your girlfriend has her period, she should know it because she would be bleeding. It sounds to me like she just has a stomach bug like the flu. I need some more information about what is going on before I can give you a straight opinion...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, breast tenderness during pregnancy, unprotected intercourse
breast tenderness during pregnancy, unprotected intercourse, symptoms of pregnancy: Hi Tonya, You could very well be pregnant. The cramping in your right ovary was most likely from ovulation. If you had unprotected intercourse anywhere near that time (either 72 hours before or after ovulation) you could have gotten pregnant. So, I...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Why am I not getting pregnant?, ovulation predictors, can take a pregnancy test
ovulation predictors, can take a pregnancy test, disapointment: Hi Crystal, Keep in mind, it can take normal healthy couples a year to get pregnant. I know that doesn t make it any easier when you are going through it, but it doesn t mean that you aren t going to conceive. In fact, since you have conceived in the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: getting pregnant, ovulation, best time
ovulation, best time, worry: Hi Jessica, usually it depends on your cycle if you have a regular 28 day cycle ovulation occurs on day 14 and that is the better day of any to get pregnant. Sperm can live up to 24 hours however don t worry about the days before you must do it that day...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, early pregnancy symptoms, pre menstrual syndrome
early pregnancy symptoms, pre menstrual syndrome, sick to my stomach: Hi Dyana, Unfortunately, it is impossible to know based on your symptoms because often times, early pregnancy symptoms mimic pre-menstrual syndrome. You may have taken your pregnancy test too early and therefore got a negative result. You can do one of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am i pregnant?, birth control pills, adise
birth control pills, adise, last period: Hi Tina, I calculated the dates, I had to guess really, how long your flow was ..So I estimated the average, being 3-4 days. If your cycle is a regular one, then you are set you ovulate between the 20th and 21st. Remember this, is an estimate,and I had...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: getting pregnant, vitro fertilization, male sperm
vitro fertilization, male sperm, ovaries: Hi Barry, Without ovaries, a woman can t get pregnant because the ovaries are the organs that house the eggs. Each month, an egg is released from one ovary and is either fertilized by a male sperm, or get s dissolved and the woman has a period. The only...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnant, tender nipples, sex during your period
tender nipples, sex during your period, pregnancy symptoms: Hi Shany, Well, you didnt tell me if you had regular cycles, so I will try and answer your question the best I can, covering all areas. First off, yes you can get pregnant if you have sex during your period, even the last day. Some women with irregular...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: being pregnant, false negative pregnancy test, negative pregnancy test
false negative pregnancy test, negative pregnancy test, false negative pregnancy: Hi Jennifer :) No, a yeast infection will not influence your pregnancy test result in the least. Its an infection of the bacteria inside the vagina. Sometimes the bacteria goes off kilter, and causes a yeast infection. But again, in no way does it affect...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnant ????????????, pregnancy hormone hcg, hcg blood test
pregnancy hormone hcg, hcg blood test, egg implants: Hi Alex :) Well, it certainly sounds like you might be pregnant :) The bleeding that you experienced, could be implantation bleeding, and its often confused by some women, as a period. Implantation bleeding, is when the fertilized egg, implants itself...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could I be pregnant, beta hcg blood test, determining ovulation
beta hcg blood test, determining ovulation, detecting pregnancy: Hi Anslyn :) Yes,its possible for ladies to become pregnant when having intercourse during their period. Not all women, ovulate according to the 14 daya after your period rule . If you ovulated within 3 days after having your period, then you are able...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, accurate test result, beta hcg blood test
accurate test result, beta hcg blood test, home pregnancy test: Hi Jesse :) Sounds like your symptoms could be pregnancy related. Ofcourse, your test could have come out negative because the HCG level may have been to low to give you an accurate test result. This could be, from taking the test a little to early. ...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant, beta hcg blood test, stress and illness
beta hcg blood test, stress and illness, doctor rules: Hi Maya :) Well, your symtoms certainly indicate pregnancy. Your tests could be coming back negative, because the HCG hormone in your urine, might not be strong enough to give you a positive result. You could do another test, however I suggest that if...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I pregnant, high estrogen levels, signs of hormonal imbalance
high estrogen levels, signs of hormonal imbalance, stuffy noses: Hi Liesl :) Its really hard to say at this point if you are possibly pregnant. You are not late for a period as of yet, which is the #1 indicator of pregnancy. Breast tenderness, and all the other symptoms that you are describing, are signs of pregnancy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: getting pregnant, hormone levels, emotional state
hormone levels, emotional state, utmost importance: Hi Jessica, first of all please give yourself alittle time for your body to get healthy again and your hormone levels to return to normal and especially your emotional state. This is of the utmost importance because you are in a hurry to replace that loss...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am pregnant, ovarian cyst, emergency appointment
ovarian cyst, emergency appointment, pain in the left side: Hi Joanne :) Considering the last time you had intercourse was 3 months ago, and you have seen a doctor, I think its very unlikely that you are pregnant. The testing would have been conclusive by now, if you were indeed pregnant. However, You did stop...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Can I be pregnant, ovulation kit, late periods
ovulation kit, late periods, sexual intercourse: Hi Jannete :) Keep in mind, that when coming off any controceptive you are susposed to wait 2 normal cycles, before trying to conceive. This is to allow your hormones, to return to normal state again. Now, if you ovulated at all, during the dates you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am i pregnant?, uterine fibroids, stress levels
uterine fibroids, stress levels, hormonal imbalance: Hi Dana, No, its very unlikely you are period. You are having bleeds, that are lasting days at a time. So its very, very unlikely you are pregnant. It does sound like you could be suffering a hormonal imbalance. It would have to be investigated by your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, home pregnancy test, morning urine
home pregnancy test, morning urine, most fertile time: Dear Tiffany, Sure, if you remain concerned about the possibility that you might be pregnant, it certainly causes no harm to take a HPT. Just be aware that you may end up having to repeat it if it is negative and you do not have a period in November. If...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnant?, beta hcg blood test, urine dipstick
beta hcg blood test, urine dipstick, pregnancy hormone: Hi Orquidea :) Well, if your cycle is normal, you would have ovulated somewhere between the 24th, and the 27th. So, it is absolutely possible that the blood traces could be implantation bleeding. But, it also could be an indicator of your period coming...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can i be pregnant?, unprotected sex, november 1st
unprotected sex, november 1st, mean time: Hi Tiffany! Yes, its possible that you could get pregnant from your encounter. If you started your period on the 19th of October, you would have Ovulated around November 1st. But there is room here for 2 days earlier, or the latter. Keep in mind that sperm...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, home pregnancy tests, serum beta hcg
home pregnancy tests, serum beta hcg, signs of early pregnancy: Dear Brittany, Well, implantation bleeding does usually occur 6-12 days after conception, so it is possible that the bleeding you experienced was implantation bleeding. However, normally the time during your period is not your most fertile time. Your most...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant?, breast tenderness, morning urine
breast tenderness, morning urine, pregnancy symptoms: Hi Victoria! Late period, is the number one sighn of pregnancy. Now combine this with your other symptoms then if makes it even more possible to think you could be pregnant. At this point you could do a test, and get an accurate result. So if you do...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could I be pregnant??, first response pregnancy test, well lit place
first response pregnancy test, well lit place, first response pregnancy: Hi Erin! If there are 2 lines, then you are pregnant. It does not matter in the least, how dark, or how faint that second line is. Aslong as there is a second line, then its a positive result. I also might add, that very, very rarely do you get a false...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant??, most fertile time, last period
most fertile time, last period, unprotected sex: Dear Candace, If the 1st day of your LMP was 10/29, your most fertile time would be approximately 11/8-11/18. And if you think you ovulated on 11/12, which would figure correctly, then there s a strong possibility of conception if you had unprotected sex...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I pregnant or not, home pregnancy tests, tingling sensation
home pregnancy tests, tingling sensation, hcg test: Hi Hadassah, I take your ob didn t take a blood test, get him to do the blood test and the ultrasound to see if there is anything there. Your urine tests are not exactly 100% anyhow, and when you took them could have been too early. Go back and do those...