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ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: natural child birth, childbirth education association, international childbirth education
childbirth education association, international childbirth education, natural child birth: Hello Randy and Kim- the infants who were exposed to epidural drugs often have difficulty learning how to suck properly at the breast. You might find interesting info on a site called the International Childbirth Education Association and you might enjoy a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: natural induction of labor, natural induction of labor, induction of labor
natural induction of labor, induction of labor, bedrest: I would not induce your labor until we were sure that the baby is mature enough to exist outside. When you start to haave contractions that come every 3 minutes, at the level of your belly button, from the beginning of the contraction to the beginning of the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: natural induction of labor, natural induction of labor, induction of labor
natural induction of labor, induction of labor, uterine contractions: I totally agree with you trying not to be induced if you can keep from it. Besides the fact of taking the excitement out of it. It is more painful than going it on your own. Sex does seem to work. The reason is that an orgasm causes uterine contractions....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: naturally or c-section ?, forceps delivery, natural birth
forceps delivery, natural birth, vaginal delivery: How big was your baby, and why did yhou have a fourth degree tear? Why are you sure that you will have to have an elective epiisiotomy? Certainly, a vaginal delivery is safer than a cesarean section. If there are inidications for a cesarean section, by all...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Just getting nausea at 6 months?, prenatel vitamins, pre natal vitamins
prenatel vitamins, pre natal vitamins, pregnany: Hi Danielle:) There are 3 scenarios here as to why this is happening. But let me re-assure you, this is not uncommon, and you have no reason to be alarmed :) Firstly, You could have had an influx in hormones. Hormones are rapidly changing during your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: naval line and pregnancy, pregnancy blood tests, thin pencil
pregnancy blood tests, thin pencil, pencil line: The linea negra is not a diagnosis of pregnancy. It can exist in the absence of pregnancy. If you believe that there is a line that is like the linea alba, and it worries you, have a dermatologist take a look at it. It is nothing to be concerned about. It...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: necessary care in pragnancy, body temprature, taking liquids
body temprature, taking liquids, pragnancy: Hello Asma. Okay- you do NOT need tests, ultrasound, internal examinations etc. I would urge you to find a midwife where you are now and consult her rather than drs. Midwives are experts in keeping a pregnant woman healthy- drs just treat abnormalities and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: need advise.., ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids
ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, thyroid function: Hi Aya :) Well, since you have blood and urine tests done, its pretty definate that you are not pregnant. I cant help but wonder if perhaps you have been under some stress lately? Or have you been ill? Worry, as well physical illness such as flue and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: need help!, negative pregnancy tests, appetite changes
negative pregnancy tests, appetite changes, swollen breasts: Dear Alyson, The symptoms you describe are hormonal in nature. If you have had 6 negative pregnancy tests, I would suspect that you are experiencing a hormonal imbalance which is causing the irregular bleeding, appetite changes, nausea, swollen breasts...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: need help please, normal prolactin levels, normal prolactin level
normal prolactin levels, normal prolactin level, breast discharge: Usually, if the prolactin level is normal, there is no problem. However, I have had a patient who had milky discharge from her breasts and a normal prolactin level. The discharge did not stop and I sent her for imaging studies of her pituitary gland, anyhow....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i need help question, hormonal imbalance, menstrual cycles
hormonal imbalance, menstrual cycles, merry christmas: Dear La Kiya, My recommendation for women who have not had a period consistently in 2-3 months is to see a doctor. A cause needs to be determined as to why you are not having regular menstrual cycles. Many things could be causing this, including issues...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i need help, negative pregnancy test, blood test for pregnancy
negative pregnancy test, blood test for pregnancy, cramping but no period: If you had a negative pregnancy test, you are not pregnant. The earlies symptoms of pregnancy are breast tenderness, fatigue, and nausea. None of the other symptoms you mention are symptoms of pregnancy. I can t tell what is going on. YOu should get an appointment...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: need info, ovulation predictor kit, progesterone supplementation
ovulation predictor kit, progesterone supplementation, progesterone supplements: There must be a laboratory where you can get a progesterone level performed. If it is within normal levels, you need not take any progesterone supplementation. However, if,at mid cycle, it is low, it can t hurt to take progesterone supplements. Clomid may,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: need to kmow, docto, last period
docto, last period, messes: If you are due on July 24, then you ovulated on October 31 and could have conceived if you had sex on October 30,31,November 1 or 2. This is only a guess. My calculations are, that if you were 6 weeks 3 days on November 30, you ovulated on October 15 and could...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i need to know if im pregnat or not, swollen breasts, sign of pregnancy
swollen breasts, sign of pregnancy, lower back pain: Hi Marie, Well once sperm hits air it does not necessarily die. A major sign that you are pregnant would be if your period was late. Other than that; anything else is not necessarily a symptom. if your period is late then I would go get a test and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I need to know somthing fast about period and pregnancy, perod, ovulate
perod, ovulate, little bit: Nancy, In general, you would be most likely to get pregnant about 14 days before an expected period. If your periods are regular and you can predict when your next period is supposed to start, then count back 14 days. That is time you would most likely...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i need to know, gas in the intestines, gestational age
gas in the intestines, gestational age, last period: When was the first day of your last period? If you are pregnant, and are more than 16 weeks gestational age, fluttering can be sequestration of gas in your intestines or movement of the fetus (if it is old enough). If you are not pregnant, it can be due to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Do I need a Pap test?, pap tests, pap smears
pap tests, pap smears, pap smear: ACOG has new guidelines concerning PAP smears. If you have had three normal PAP smears in the last few years, you now only g=have to have a PAP smear done every three years. However, I do not follow these guidelines in mt practice. I still perform a PAP on...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Do I need another Pap test?, pap tests, pap test
pap tests, pap test, pap smear: Hi Most ob-gyn groups recommend at least a Pap every three years. There are other things we look for besides cervical cancer. I never think about how disgusting someone looks - it s all clinical. Don t be concerned with that at all. I realize that must...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: need quick response, braxton hicks, contractions
braxton hicks, contractions, quick response: The answer to the first question can answer the rest. It is important to go to the Dr. that often because many questions come up. Also there are risk in the final weeks that can be caught when you see the Dr. often. Some women don t know they lost their...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: need quick response, braxton hicks contractions, mucus plug
braxton hicks contractions, mucus plug, pinkish discharge: The reason that you have an appointment with your obstetrician every week from 36 weeks gestation until you go into labor is to assess the wellbeing of the baby and to see if you are getting closer to deliver. At each visit, the baby s heartbeat shouold be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: need quick response, braxton hicks contractions, signs of approaching labor
braxton hicks contractions, signs of approaching labor, mucus plug: Hello Lisa- before I work on your questions, I would REALLY like to know why you did not take prenatal classes- because if you had, these questions would not be bothering you.? Please get back to me with that answer. 1. The weekly appointments are mostly...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: need surgery for hemmoroids, hemorrhoidectomy, anesthesiologist
hemorrhoidectomy, anesthesiologist, hemorrhoids: There are several different methods of removing hemorrhoids. Sometimes a colonoscopy can be done and, if there are small hemorrhoids noted, a tiny rubber-band can be placed around each one and it will necrose and disappear on its own. If they are more extensive...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I need to talk to someone who knows the right answers..., best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test, vignia: If you normally have a 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. You can ONLY become pregnant if you have sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16. If your last period started on...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: neg blood hpt....still pregnant?, sensitive nipples, early pregnancy
sensitive nipples, early pregnancy, quantitative test: Dear Dyan, Did they do a qualitative blood pregnancy test or quantitative? If it was a quantitative test, it would give an actual amount of hCG in your bloodstream and there is no mistaking its results. At about 10-12 days after conception, you should be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: neg. E. antigen, red blood cell, maternal fetal medicine
red blood cell, maternal fetal medicine, blood transfusion: Kim, The E antigen is part of the Rh complex (the + part of your blood type). Many people who have tested positive for this test positive because they have had a blood transfusion or have had a pregnancy, and were exposed to a type of blood (from the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: neg. test no period, best time to take a pregnancy test, emergency c section
best time to take a pregnancy test, emergency c section, blood test for pregnancy: You apparently had a normal period on February 24 and March 24 (even though the bright red blood lasted only one day), If you have not had a period since March 24, and since the best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your period, and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: negative hpts when pregnant, best time to take a pregnancy test, beta hcg
best time to take a pregnancy test, beta hcg, blood test for pregnancy: The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after you miss your period. If your last period started on May 10, ovulation would have occurred on May 23 and you could have conceived on May 22,23,24, or 26. Your period was due to start on June 6 and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: negative Ptest I hope i am pregnant, first response early detection, pre ejaculate
first response early detection, pre ejaculate, getting off the pill: You are right that is sometimes takes a couple months to get on track after getting off the pill. I suspect that is what is going on with you. If you think you may get pregnant in the near future make sure you are taking folic acid to help prevent birth...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: negative preg test, could I still be pregnant?, serum beta hcg, ept test
serum beta hcg, ept test, test serum: Dear Teresa, Although some tests claim accuracy on the first day of a missed period, I usually suggest that women wait until the week after a missed or spotty period before testing for pregnancy. This usually works out to be approximately three weeks after...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: negative pregnancy results, home pregnancy tests, normal hcg level
home pregnancy tests, normal hcg level, hcg levels: Dear Candice, If your LMP was 3/16, and you have had protected sex since 3/14, AND you have had five negative pregnancy test results, I would say you are not pregnant. Depo Provera is 97-99.7% effective as birth control. But if, by chance, you had become...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: negative pregnancy test, but no period, home pregnancy test, urine pregnancy tests
home pregnancy test, urine pregnancy tests, blood test for pregnancy: If two urine pregnancy tests as well as a blood test for pregnancy showed negative results a week after you were due for your period, you ar e definitely not pregnant, in spite of your symptoms. I agree with your doctor. If you do not get your period next...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: negative pregnancy test result, lower abdominal cramps, negative pregnancy test
lower abdominal cramps, negative pregnancy test, ovulation predictor: By 21 days from the date of conception, a negative pregnancy test means that you are not pregnant. Often, women take a pregnancy test too early and, until the threshhold of HCG (human chorionic gonadotropic hormone), the hormone for pregnancy, has been reached...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: negative pregnancy tests, best time to take a pregnancy test, negative pregnancy tests
best time to take a pregnancy test, negative pregnancy tests, last period: If you took Clomid on cycle day 5,6,7,8, and 9, you should have o9vulated on cycle day #14. If you did become pregnant at that time, a pregnancy test will show a positive result 14-21 days later. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: negative pregnancy tests, birth control pills, negative pregnancy tests
birth control pills, negative pregnancy tests, urine pregnancy test: Sometimes, if you are taking antibiotics and also taking the birth control pill, the efficacy of the pill may be lessened. HOwever, it is very rare. If your last period started on May 9, then you were due for your next period June 5. If you did not get your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: negative test and late, negative test, pregnacy
negative test, pregnacy, last test: Your breast are usually sore for a long time, often through out the entire pregnacy. You should wait one week from the last test and then retest if your period has not come. If it is still neg. I would then think you are NOT pregnant. Other things can...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: nephew's birth, kidney defects, ear canals
kidney defects, ear canals, embryo development: Hello Rachel- the birth trauma could possibly have caused swelling inside his ear canals- if so, it should fade away with time. However, there is always the chance that something congenital is wrong- when there are ear defects, there are often also kidney...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: new baby's pain, pain thanks, crushed glass
pain thanks, crushed glass, lifelong health: Hello Sally- you really do have it figured out very well. YOUR digestive system does not handle these foods well- therefore they get into the breast milk in a poorly handled state and thus cause problems for your daughter. Your breastmilk is far more important...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: new borns, new borns, breastfed children
new borns, breastfed children, breast feed: Hello James- well, I ll spare you the lecture about breastfeeding I guess- except to say that breastfed children are smarter and healthier than artificially fed children. Water is fine- in fact the stress on the kidneys from formula requires some extra water....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: newborn fever, public health officials, convultions
public health officials, convultions, search the web: Hello again. If the FIRST shots have caused a fever, the next ones could cause even MORE fever and convultions- which CAN lead to brain damage. Public health has an agenda- they want 100% immunization of the public. However, many babies have been permanently...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: my newborn won't eat at all, leche league leader, first time mom
leche league leader, first time mom, la leche league: Hello Rachel- if you are emailing me, I am assuming that you are at home- correct? You should NOT have been discharged until baby was sucking properly. This situation can become serious and you MUST get some guidance quickly. You MUST contact your nearest...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: A newborns lungs, suction catheter, phlem
suction catheter, phlem, phelgm: When a baby is born, lots of secretions that were in the uterus or vagina can enter the baby s mouth and can block the trachea. That is why we usually suction the baby within moments of birth (with a little bulb suction device). Then the baby is taken to a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: newborns and pot, dream state, pot smoking
dream state, pot smoking, smoke pot: Hello Rita. I have no idea whether the pot smoking could be the cause, but I would certainly suspect it. It is a powerful drug and NOT a good thing for an infant to be breathing in. I suggest you DO consult the dr. about this issue. All the best- Cheri...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: newly pregnant and has a really bad cold, tynelol, amoxicillen
tynelol, amoxicillen, small virus: Amoxicillin is perfectly safe for use during pregnancy. However, if you have a virus, you do not need antibiotics. Just drink plenty of water, keep your temperature below 101 degrees F with Tynelol, and keep warm. A virus will go away within a week. If you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: newly pregnant and worried, immeadiately, robitussin
immeadiately, robitussin, last period: Take Tylenol for your cold. Take Sudafed for stuffy nose and Robitussin for coughs. Drink plenty of water, and make an appointment for your first obstetrical visit 8 weeks from the first day of your last period. You may be light headed due to some anemia....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: newly pregnant, exercise during pregnancy, muscle cramps
exercise during pregnancy, muscle cramps, center of gravity: Dear Lilac, Different doctors have different recommendations for how much you can safely lift. These guidelines have to do with safeguarding you against back injury; the baby is pretty much protected in your uterus and won t get hurt if you lift heavy objects....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: nipple discharge, breast self exam, anterior pituitary gland
breast self exam, anterior pituitary gland, prolactin level: If you are not breastfeeding the baby, and it is more than 4 months since the delivery, it is abnormal to have any milky discharge from your nipples. YOu must go to your doctor and get a Prolactin level. If the prolactin level is high, you will then have to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: nipple discharge, breast cancer, benign condition
breast cancer, benign condition, dark blood: Until you get a cytologic examination of the blood and pus that is coming from your nipples, you cannot rule out a form of cancer or some other disease of the breast. When you get nome, go back to your gynecologist and get a sample of this discharge sent to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: nitrous oxide, timely reply, hello doctor
timely reply, hello doctor, laughing gas: There is no harm in pregnancy (to the baby or to the mother) with the use of nitrous oxide for dental procedures. I would be more cautious about your daughter s exposure to X-rays performed in the dentist s office. Make sure that she is shielded by a lead...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: non stop bleeding on depo provera, cystic breast disease, iron deficiency anemia
cystic breast disease, iron deficiency anemia, cancer of the ovaries: I would suggest switching to another form of birth control. While DepoProvera has a 99% efficacy rate in preventing pregnancy, it has several undesirable side effects. It can cause a complete stoppage of your period, or it can cause irregular bleeding at various...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: non-viable pregnancy, non viable pregnancy, symptoms of pregnancy
non viable pregnancy, symptoms of pregnancy, pregnancy loss: Dear Anna, The symptoms of pregnancy, such as the nausea, may continue for a bit because they are induced by your hormone levels. Your hormone levels are not back to a non-pregnant state yet. With a non-viable pregnancy, the body will recognize it and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is this normal?, empty gestational sac, earliest symptoms of pregnancy
empty gestational sac, earliest symptoms of pregnancy, fetal heartbeat: If your last period started at the end of June (around June 28) then you can only be, at most, 5 weeks pregnant. At this time, a sonogram will only show an empty gestational sac, but no fetus or fetal heartbeat. (We do not see a fetus or a fetal heartbeat...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could this be normal?, empty gestational sac, viable pregnancy
empty gestational sac, viable pregnancy, fetal heartbeat: What was the date of the first day of your last period? If you are less than 6 weeks from the first day of your last period, a sonogram will only show an empty gestational sac or no sac at all. After 6 weeks, we usually will see a fetus and a fetal heartbeat....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: What's normal?, early pregnancy symptoms, symptoms fatigue
early pregnancy symptoms, symptoms fatigue, symptoms of pregnancy: Every pregnancy is different. It is not uncommon for some women to not know they re pregnant until they feel the baby move! While you are certainly more likely to have early pregnancy symptoms, I would not say it s abnormal to have no symptoms. Fatigue...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is it normal?, home pregnancy tests, pregnancy test
home pregnancy tests, pregnancy test, ovulation: I am not sure if all pregnant women feel the way you do, you may want to ask a psychologist that question. But it seems to me form your description that you are in fact pregnant. Holding in your urine will not chage the results. The amount of hormone that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: is this normal?????, frequent headaches, pelvic area
frequent headaches, pelvic area, sleepless night: Dear Kylie, Most all your symptoms are related to the increased amount of progesterone circulating through your body with your pregnancy. The nausea is normal - some women are sick every day, several times a day. Others are never sick. Most fall somewhere...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is this normal?, implantation bleeding, pregnancy test
implantation bleeding, pregnancy test, regular period: Dear Kirsten, If the dates are correct and your period actually WAS a period, then no, I do not think you are pregnant. This is further confirmed in my mind with the two negative tests you have now taken. However, on the off chance that it may have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: normal B-HCG,Quant(TITER)VALUE, b hcg, virgin girls
b hcg, virgin girls, pregnant girls: Hi Julia, I am having a problem here with answering your question, are you writing me several times under the names of Aleena, or Jassie? if you are its ok but I won t answer until I know, you ask why because the terms this is written in is the same and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be having a normal pregnancy, symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy, yolk sac
symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy, yolk sac, abnormal vaginal bleeding: Dear Tarshaun, In order for a pregnancy test (either urine or a qualitative blood) to read positive, your hCG level would have to be at least 25 mIU/ml. A gestational sac can be visualized as early as 4 1/2 weeks of gestation and the yolk sac at about...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is this normal or could I be pregnant?, depo provera, cervical dysplasia
depo provera, cervical dysplasia, regular periods: Dear Liz, There is no question that Depo Provera can cause havoc with your cycles. However, from what you have shared, I have the following concerns: First, bleeding which is brought on by sexual intercourse is never normal and is something that you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: is this normal, best time to take a pregnancy test, signs and symptoms of pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, signs and symptoms of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy: Sometimes, when you stop the patch, it takes a few months before your period returns to normal. When stopping the patch or the pill, you will immediately have a break through bleed (as you did). This is merely a reaction to the drop in concentration of hormones...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: nuchal test showed possibility of Turner Syndrome, amniocenthesis, termination decisions
amniocenthesis, termination decisions, amnio: Hello Christine. I m glad you are going for an amnio, because I have very little faith in ultrasound. I have seen them so often give all kinds of horrible predictions that prove to be wrong after birth. I know this is all very scary, but you are doing the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: numbness in both heels, sciatic nerve pain, leg area
sciatic nerve pain, leg area, numbness: Hi Karen, What you are experiencing is a common complaint during pregnancy. Often, ladies will complain of numbing, or pulling sensations down various parts of their legs, but you complain of heels. This is caused by 2 things infact. Your baby is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: numness, sleeping positions, splint
sleeping positions, splint, numbness: Your fingers become numb due to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome , which is caused by pressure on the nerves in your wrist due to swelling around the artery and vein in your wrist. This is very common in pregnancy and is exacerbated by bending your wrist one way or...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: nuva ring, worry wart, oral birth control
worry wart, oral birth control, birthcontrol: I myself wouldnt use them, just in case. But I am a huge worry-wart anyway. I would go along with what your doctor said. I am not to familiar with the nuvaring since it is a newer form of birthcontrol. You could also ask the pharmacist at your local pharmacy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: nuvaring, birth control pills, hormonal ups
birth control pills, hormonal ups, pms symptoms: Dear Tiffanie, Yes, NuvaRing has shown that it may help in treatment PMS symptoms, endometriosis, and acne as an added benefit to use. This is most likely due to the low, steady dose of hormones released from the NuvaRing, thus reducing the hormonal ups...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: nuvaring and acne, low dose birth control pills, birth control pills
low dose birth control pills, birth control pills, keyhole surgery: Low dose birth control pills have the same amount of progesterone and estrogen (nearly) as the Nuvaring, the patch, Yasmin, Othotricyclne,etc. After the first pass through the body,the hormones all pass through the liver. The best combination for the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: nuvaring and breastfeeding, nuvaring, unwanted pregnancy
nuvaring, unwanted pregnancy, period change: The nuvaring will not interfere with nursing excewpt to cause a reduction in milk production. The hormones will not interfere with the baby. If you removed the ring, that may have been the cause of the start of your period. Change the ring according to your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: nuvaring, efficacy rate, orthoevra patch
efficacy rate, orthoevra patch, preventing pregnancy: There have not been any reports that the Nuvaring or the OrthoEvra patch have a lower efficacy than previously thought. The patch has been found to have a higher risk of thromboemolic phenomena than the birth control pill, and has 60% more estrogen than the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: OB/GYN, ortho tri cyclen, ortho tri cyclen lo
ortho tri cyclen, ortho tri cyclen lo, laparscopy: Dear dnzer53 , The spotting sounds hormonal, along with the cramps and backache. Brown discharge is typically old blood that was not expelled with your period for one reason or another. Sometimes if you have been on a certain dosage of BCP for a long...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: OBGYN- irregular menstrual bleeding, birth control pills, irregular menstrual bleeding
birth control pills, irregular menstrual bleeding, irregular periods: You had a normal 29 day cycle from November 16 to December 14, but you started having mid-cycle bleeding on December 25 (on cycle day 11). If you are not bleeding right now, you do not have to take Provera for 10 days. If you continue bleeding longer than...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: OBGYN visit before getting pregnant, best time to take a pregnancy test, gyn exam
best time to take a pregnancy test, gyn exam, last period: There is no reason that you would need to have a preconceptual gyn exam. If you are in good health, you can start trying to conceive. YOu may wish to start some antenatal vitamins as you try to conceive. Otherwise, nothing else must be done. If you have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: OBGYN, obstetrician gynecologist, speech courses
obstetrician gynecologist, speech courses, math courses: Hi Geta, congratulations on knowing so early what you want to do in life. The main things to do is to stay in school and take all the courses you can such as science and languages such as spanish and latin, take as many math courses too and make the best...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ob/Gyn Confusion, pregnancy women, pelvic region
pregnancy women, pelvic region, pelvic exam: Hi Crystal, No, you are not in trouble ..You are just very early in your pregnancy. Women usually dont start to show, until 3 and half or 4 months pregnant. My guess, is that the doctor, is basically going by the dates you given him. So, if the dates...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ob-gyn Specialists, local news station, pregnancy months
local news station, pregnancy months, phone mail: Your best bet would be to send a brochure to each office and follow it up with a call to set up a meeting to meet with the doctor and describe the services that you provide to our patients. Include in the brochure all your credentials and background and explain...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ob, becoming a nurse, smallest baby
becoming a nurse, smallest baby, math courses: HI Sammi, I trust you are a high school student that is thinking about becoming a nurse or ob? well I will do my best to answer your questions. 1. you can prepare yourself by staying in school and doing the very best you can for grades, taking all the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Oblong sack, fetal heartbeat, beats per minute
fetal heartbeat, beats per minute, hearbeat: The shape of the sac is of no significance, as long as you are not bleeding and there is a fetal heartbeat. Often, if you have had some elevation of temperature, the baby s heartbeat will also rise. The normal heartbeat is 120-160 beats per minute, but it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ODD PERIOD, pregnancy test, iron supplement
pregnancy test, iron supplement, short periods: Dear Kami, It sounds like you might want to check and see if you are a little bit anemic. It is a simple blood test at your doctor s office to check your hemoglobin (the part of your blood that carries the iron). If you are, you ll need to take an iron...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Odd Periods, birth control pills, stopping birth control pills
birth control pills, stopping birth control pills, negative pregnancy tests: Dear Heather, With the gradual change in your menstrual cycles and the two negative pregnancy tests, I would suspect you are not pregnant. If you will feel better waiting another couple of weeks to see if you just skipped a period before taking the medication...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Odd question, planning a pregnancy, flavored tea
planning a pregnancy, flavored tea, odd question: I can t tell if and when you became pregnant without knowing the first day of your last period. If you have any doubt, take a pregnancy test. If it is negative, you are not pregnant in spite of any symptoms you may have. The earliest symptoms of pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Odd situation.., odd situation, vaginal infections
odd situation, vaginal infections, ph balance: Dear Karen, There would not necessarily be any serious health risks. Urine is sterile , however if he would happen to acquire a urinary tract infection, this would obviously pass the bacteria into your uterus. It may also change the delicate pH balance...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: OGTT in early pregnancy, glucose tolerance test, glucose tolerance testing
glucose tolerance test, glucose tolerance testing, blood glucose levels: We usually test for gestational diabetes at 28 weeks gestation with a one hour glucose tolerance test. If the value is greater than 40, we send the patient for a three hour GTT to get a more accurate test. If there are two abnormal values in the GTT, the dianosis...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: OK, Last question-Ovulation, cramping in lower abdomen, ovulation pain
cramping in lower abdomen, ovulation pain, ewcm: If you have a 27 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. Ovulation itself is instantaneously. However, you can conceive if you have unprotected sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I OK?, normal hcg levels, period cramps
normal hcg levels, period cramps, dear elaine: Dear Elaine, The rate of multiple gestation pregnancies with an IUI is approximately 23-30%. I would estimate that you are approximately 5 weeks, 2 days today. So on 3/31, you would have been 4 weeks and on 4/6 you would have been almost 5 weeks. Normal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: IS IT OKAY TO GET PREGNANT NOW?, personal suggestion, miscarraige
personal suggestion, miscarraige, menstrual cycles: Dear Sanda, Most of the literature suggests at least three normal menstrual cycles after a miscarriage before trying to conceive again. Keep in mind, I said at LEAST three. Your own doctor may have his or her own preference, based on experience. My own...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ok during pregnancy?, soil vegetables, soft cheeses
soil vegetables, soft cheeses, type of bacteria: Dear Robyn, OK - here s the deal - your mom and I and my mom and many women from the older generation DID eat whatever we wanted and were fine. However, more research has been done since those times and it is really up to us as individuals how much we choose...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is this Ok?, roller coasters, bumper cars
roller coasters, bumper cars, uterus: You can certainly go to the fair. However, try to avoid roller coasters or any rides where you could lose your balance or be hit by another object(bumper cars, etc).The baby is well protected in the uterus surrounded by amniotic fluid, so it will not be hurt....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is This Okay??, symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy, spotting in early pregnancy
symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy, spotting in early pregnancy, nausea and vomiting during pregnancy: There is no reason for you to have any bleeding or spotting in early pregnancy, although a bit of spotting is normal. Some women have morning sickness and some do not. The women who do not have nausea and vomiting during pregnancy are very happy. The symptoms...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ongoing warm sensation in foot days after hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy, warm sensation
vaginal hysterectomy, warm sensation, general anesthesia: I really doubt that the discomfort in the balls of your feet have any relationship with your surgery or anesthesia. It is more likely that it is due to the bunion. HOwever, if the bunion is on the left foot, I can t explain why you would have any pain in the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: YOUR OPINION, blood work, first blood
blood work, first blood, ultrasounds: Dear Christina, It really is dependent upon doctor s preference. Most doctor s in my particular area do ultrasounds in the first trimester to confirm dates and healthy, uterine implanted pregnancies. Ultrasounds to confirm dates are more accurate early...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Opt-ing for a C-Section, elective cesarean section, c sections
elective cesarean section, c sections, vaginal delivery: There is really no reason to have a cesarean section unless there is a real indication for having one. Some doctors will not perform a cesarean section for you unless they can justify it in their hospital. There are some guidelines for doing a cesarean. Other...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Options for care during pregnancy, nurse midwife, new haven ct
nurse midwife, new haven ct, home births: Hello. I first want to make sure you know I am not a nurse but a C.N.A. (certified nurses assistant) I always like people to be aware of who they are getting advice from. I am also a mother who read everything under the sun when I was pregnant. ...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Oral Medications -Glucovance 500 mg, oral medications, oral medication
oral medications, oral medication, glucovance: I like to use Insulin during pregnancy to control my diabetic patients because it is easily titrated and regulated when there are sudden shifts in the amount of glucose in the blood. However, I would suggest that you discuss it with your endocrinologist...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Oral sex, current boyfriend, gels
current boyfriend, gels, vagina: Hi Victoria, your concerns are normal, but it won t scare him away. Guys are naturally attracted to this. Take a quick shower or bath beforehand if you are really worried about it. I suppose if you really wanted to you could go to one of the local shops...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Orgasm Question..., urinary stress incontinence, impending orgasm
urinary stress incontinence, impending orgasm, urinary tract infections: Dear Cindy, It can be easy to confuse the sensation of an impending orgasm with the urge to urinate. Women who have urinary stress incontinence sometimes leak urine when they cough, sneeze, or orgasm. However, this is much more common in women who have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ortho Evera patch, ortho evera patch, irregular periods
ortho evera patch, irregular periods, regular periods: When you stop the patch (of the pill) you will revert back to the type of cycles you had before you started the patch. If you had irregular periods before going on the patch, you will gain have irregular periods when stopping the patch. The patch will not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ortho Evra, ortho evra, preventing pregnancy
ortho evra, preventing pregnancy, pregnancy test: If you did not start a new patch after you got your period on October 21, you probably ovulated around November 3 and could have conceived if you had unprotected sex on November 2,3,4, or 5. If you do not get your period on November 17, wait an additional...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ortho Evra, orthoevra patch, breakthrough bleeding
orthoevra patch, breakthrough bleeding, sugar pill: When you use the OrthoEvra patch, you will bleed ( your period ) during the week that you are not wearing the patch. If you do not want to get your period, do not stop taking the patch. In other words, start a new patch every Sunday and you will not get your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ortho Novum 777, ortho novum 777, ortho novum
ortho novum 777, ortho novum, taking the pills: Start taking the pack of pills. Take 1 through 21. Then start a brand new pack the next day instead of taking the placebo pills (#22-28). When you want to get your period, merely stop the pills. Once you start bleeding a few days after stopping the pills,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Orthotricyclen and light spotting, post coital bleeding, hormone types
post coital bleeding, hormone types, bleeding after sex: The spotting the week before you are supposed to begin your period may be completely normal. The post-coital bleeding may be due to friction or hyperemia of the walls of the vagina which can bleed following sexual activity. Just keep a careful record of the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: OUCH A TOOTH ACHE!!!, tooth ache, childrens tylenol
tooth ache, childrens tylenol, peroxide: Dear Nicole, If you are pregnant, you will need to contact your OB doctor for further medications which he/she will approve for you. The only over-the-counter medication I really can recommend for use in pregnancy is acetaminophen (Tylenol). Brushing too...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: OVARIAN CYSTS, types of ovarian cysts, birth control pills
types of ovarian cysts, birth control pills, benign cysts: There are many types of ovarian cysts. An ovarian cyst can involve merely the surface of the ovary, or it can be on a stalk attaches to the ovary, or it can be incorporated in the ovary itself. Sometimes there are multiple cysts in the ovary. We usually ignore...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: COULD I HAVE OVULATED LATER, trisprintec, implantation bleeding
trisprintec, implantation bleeding, breast soreness: Dear Kish, There is no hard and fast rule for pregnancy symptoms. Some women experience symptoms such as nausea and breast swelling/tenderness within the first few weeks. Some will not note anything for 2-3 months. Others will never have and nausea, headaches,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: OVULATION, ovulation predictor kit, luteal phase
ovulation predictor kit, luteal phase, day of ovulation: I don t know what you mean by strong or slow . Sometimes, the day of ovulation can change in your cycle. YOu may have abnormalities in the luteal phase or may have some deficiencies in the production of progesterone. Perhaps there are problems with Luteinizing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: OVULATION ?, best time to take a pregnancy test, last period
best time to take a pregnancy test, last period, ovulation: If your last period started on June 14, and you have a normal 28 day cycle, you would have ovulated on June 27. You could have conceived if you had sex on June 26,27,28, or 29. A pregnancy test would not show a positive result untiil 14-21 days later. The...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: OVULATION, best time to take a pregnancy test, signs of ovulation
best time to take a pregnancy test, signs of ovulation, cervical mucus: It is very difficult to determine exactly when you ovulate by symptoms during ovulation. Some women can feel a twinge of pain when the egg leaves the ovary (ovulation), and at that time, there is often a change in your cervical mucus from thick white to thin...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovarian Cancer, genetic predisposition, lifetime risk
genetic predisposition, lifetime risk, ovarian cancer: Danielle, Your lifetime risk for developing ovarian cancer is about 3-5%. If there were other family members with ovarian cancer, such as aunts or cousins, the risk may be about 7%. If there were a proven familial genetic predisposition for breast or ovarian...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovarian Cyst, cancer specialist, lastnight
cancer specialist, lastnight, healthy person: Dear Samantha, Something must have caught your doctor s attention which alerted him that there may be a POTENTIAL problem with the cyst. It obviously is fast-growing, and he wants to make sure that it does not pose a threat to you and/or your pregnancy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovarian Cyst During Pregnancy, epidural anesthesia, ovarian cyst
epidural anesthesia, ovarian cyst, pain medications: There is usually no problem with having an ovarian cyst during pregnancy, as long as it does not become too large or rupture. If it ruptures, you can have some pain but will not usually develop any infection. Usually the pain can be controlled with pain medications...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovarian Cyst During Pregnancy, cyst on, labor and delivery
cyst on, labor and delivery, ovary: HI Sara, this is a relatively small cyst. IF your ob thought it would cause problems he would remove it now, however, if it does at any time during the pregnancy, it can be removed and very simply done. I know it is hard to not worry, but try and relax because...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovarian Cyst, total abdominal hysterectomy, sonogram
total abdominal hysterectomy, sonogram, ovary: An ovarian cyst can cause pain if it is leaking a bit or is pressing against the wall of the abdomen. Usually we remove any cyst that is greater than 6cm, especially if it is causing pain. If it is only 6cm in diameter, there is no reason to take it out at...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovarian Cysts during pregnancy, benign cysts, ovarian cysts
benign cysts, ovarian cysts, ovarian masses: Dear Amanda, Ovarian cysts are fairly common during pregnancy (about 1 in 1,000 pregnant women). In fact, in the US ovarian cysts are found on trans-vaginal sonograms in nearly all premenopausal women and in up to 14.8% of postmenopausal women. Most of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovarian Cysts, ovarian cyst, ovarian cysts
ovarian cyst, ovarian cysts, intents and purposes: Certain rare ovarian cysts produce hormones that can interfere with a pregnancy test. However, normally, a pregnancy test is merely a test for the presence of HCG (human chorionic gonadotropic hormone), which is found in pregnancy. If HCG is present, you are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Overdue, non stress test, biophysical profile
non stress test, biophysical profile, nst: When we assign a due date, we know that the patient can go into labor two weeks before or two weeks after the due date. We do not consider a pregnancy to be post-dates until 42 weeks gestation (14 days after the due date). We allow a patient to wait for...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Oversized yolk sac, yolk sacs, yolk sac
yolk sacs, yolk sac, cardiac activity: This really isn t my main area of expertise, but nothing you have told me makes me particularly worried that you have an impending miscarriage on your hands. At this point, you need a careful evaluation of all the facts by your doctor - and nobody else but...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovualtion and Fertilization, unprotected intercourse, ovualtion
unprotected intercourse, ovualtion, time of ovulation: Fertilization can occur at the time of ovulation. However, since sperm can remain viable for 12-24 hours and since the ovum can remain viable for 24-48 hours, you can conceive if you have sex from one day prior to ovulation and up to two days after ovulation....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulating and CM, basal body temperature, pregnancy test
basal body temperature, pregnancy test, ovulating: I can t comment on your basal body temperature by seeing only 5 readings. I have to see the entire graph to see if you have a biphasic curve, indicating ovulation. Certainly, if the temperature stays elevated,it can, indeed, indicate pregnancy. A pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation, right on time, ovulation
right on time, ovulation, exspecially: You have to understand ovulation to really understand the answer to this. A woman really is only fertile 24 hours each month. To know when you are fertile you have to know cycles. A cycle is from one period to the next starting from the first day of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation, birth control pills, home pregnancy test
birth control pills, home pregnancy test, ovulation predicter: Sometimes, after stopping the pill, it can take awhile to return to regular periods. (Often, if you had irregular periods prior to starting the pill, you will return to irregular periods after stopping the pill). If the progesterone that you took for five...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation, late ovulation, test kit
late ovulation, test kit, implantation: Hi there, Keep in mind that it can take normal, healthy couples up to a year to conceive. I know that doesn t make it any easier when you are going through it. You did the right thing by using an ovuation test kit to determine when you ovulated. The...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation, vaginal wetness, implantation bleeding
vaginal wetness, implantation bleeding, pregnancy symptom: Dear Erica, You know your body better than anyone - but a few things are possible... ovulation may have just been delayed, for any number of reasons (a hormonal imbalance, change in diet or exercise, weight gain/loss, stress, etc,..); you may have had more...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation, yam root, natural remedy
yam root, natural remedy, healthfood stores: Hi Helena :) Yam root can be found in healthfood stores, and natural remedy stores. The general rule, is that you should take it a week before your period, during your period, and a week after your period. This drug induces ovulation(apparently), so...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation, ovulation predictor kits, ovulation kit
ovulation predictor kits, ovulation kit, timing intercourse: Dear Lena, If you have regular menstrual cycles, then yes, you should be ovulating. Ovulation predictor kits (OPKs) have helped many women to conceive, either through timing intercourse appropriately, or through one of the high tech procedures that require...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Concieving, vaginal canal, conceiving a child
vaginal canal, conceiving a child, seminal fluid: Dear Niecy, You can conceive by having sex in any position. However, the missionary position - man on top - does allow gravity to help with the semen flowing downward into the vaginal canal right from the beginning. Remaining lying flat, without sitting...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation, fertile window, sexual encounter
fertile window, sexual encounter, fertile days: Dear Amy, We do expect ovulation to occur on approximately the 14th-15th day of a woman s cycle, based on a 28 day cycle. The catch is - not every woman/every cycle is 28 days long. Plus, there have been studies that have shown some women to ovulate more...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation, ovulation, good luck
ovulation, good luck, egg: No. Ovulation happens every month to try for pregnacy. Once pregnacy has occured there is no need for ovulation. Every month when the egg is not fertilized it is discharged, this is your period. That is why when you are pregnant you do not have a period....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation?, best time to take a pregnancy test, cervical mucus
best time to take a pregnancy test, cervical mucus, mucas: If you started bleeding fwo days after you stopped the pill, it may have merely been breakthrough bleeding from stopping the pill and may not have been your normal period. HOwever,if you start to have regular 28 day cycles (from the first day of your period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation, ovulation predictor kit, cervical mucus
ovulation predictor kit, cervical mucus, days of ovulation: If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovualtion occurs on cycle day #14. However, if your cycle is longer or shorter than 28 days, ovulation occurs 14 cays prior to the first day of your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation, ovulating cycle, time of ovulation
ovulating cycle, time of ovulation, morning after pill: In order to become pregnant, you have to engage in intercourse around the time of ovulation (from one day prior to ovulation until two days after ovulation). The morning after pill works by preventing implantation of the fertilized ovum. It has nothing to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation, best time to take a pregnancy test, ovulation test
best time to take a pregnancy test, ovulation test, days of ovulation: If you have a 29-30 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs between cycle day #15-16 each month. If your last period started on October 12, you will, indeed, ovulate on October 26 or 27. I would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation, progesterone supplementation, ovulation predictor
progesterone supplementation, ovulation predictor, progesterone level: A + on an ovulation predictor test indicates the presence of LH (luteinizing hormone), which indicates that ovualtion should occur 12-24 hours later. If this coincides with an elevation in your BBT, it is a good sign that ovulation has taken place. If you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation, ovulation predictor kits, best time to take a pregnancy test
ovulation predictor kits, best time to take a pregnancy test, ovulation test: Perhaps the ovulation test was not accurate and you did not have an LH surge on December 27. However, you have to follow whatever results you get. If you do get a positive result on the ovulation test, concentrate on having intercoufse from that point on....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation after Childbirth, ovulation predictor kit, irregular periods
ovulation predictor kit, irregular periods, pregnancy test: If you are still nursing, it is possible (and common) to have irregular periods for up to a year after you stop nursing. It may help to purchase an ovulation predictor kit or monitor to help pinpoint the exact day of ovulation each month. If you have a 30-35...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation Confusion, best time to take a pregnancy test, peirod
best time to take a pregnancy test, peirod, date of conception: If you normally have a 24 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #10. YOu can ONLY become pregnant if you have unprotected sex on cycle day #9,10,11, or 12 (Unless you happen to have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation after D&C, egg white, hcg levels
egg white, hcg levels, little angel: Dear Susan, With the increased amount of egg white consistency CM, it is possible that you could be ovulating. As far as conceiving again, different doctors will recommend different timelines, but in general the recommendation is to wait until you have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation Date, ovulation method, fertile days
ovulation method, fertile days, diane 35: It appears that your cycle is 26 days (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) and you ovulate around cycle day #12-14. If your last period started on March 15, then your most fertile days are March 26,27,28, and 29. Try...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation day?, sex with a guy, sonogram
sex with a guy, sonogram, 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. If your last period started on January 25, you probably ovulated on February 7 and could have conceived if you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation Kits, ovulation pregnancy, ovulation kits
ovulation pregnancy, ovulation kits, pregnancy tests: No. You cannot use ovulation kits to test for pregnancy. Ovulation kits test for the presence of LH (Luteinizing hormone), which is released around 12 hours prior to ovulation. Pregnancy tests test for the presence of HCG (Human chorionic gonadotropic hormone),...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation after Miscarriage/D&C, sense of urgency, bloodwork
sense of urgency, bloodwork, menstrual cycle: Usually, you will ovulate around 14 days after the D&C. We suggest that you wait for a normal period before you start trying to conceive again. However, if you have a normal 28 day cycle, you probably will ovulate on cycle day #14 and can conceive if you have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation and onset of Menses, menses, fourteen days
menses, fourteen days, day of ovulation: Since every women is unique, they were merely giving the ovulation date with a standard deviation of + or - two days. However, ovulation always occurs fourteen days prior to the first day of your next period. First you count three months of periods to see...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation- pregnancy, ovulation pregnancy, last period
ovulation pregnancy, last period, day of ovulation: How do you know that you were ovulating. Usually, you can become pegnant if you have sex one day prior to ovulation , the day of ovulation, and up to two days after ovulation. I ask every questioner to tell me the date of the first day or their last period....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation questions...., earliest signs of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy
earliest signs of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy, breast tenderness: If you normally have a 24 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #10 (no earlier). If your last period started on May 2, the earliest that you could have ovulated would have been...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation Test, ovulation predictor, ovulation tests
ovulation predictor, ovulation tests, ovulation test: Ovulation occurs on cycle day #14 IF YOU HAVE A NORMAL 28 DAY CYCLE. If you have a longer or shorter cycle, ovulation can occur later on in the month. If you have a 29 day cycle, ovulation occurs on cycle day #15. If you have a 35 day cycle, ovulation occurs...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation Tests, ovulation pregnancy, ovulation tests
ovulation pregnancy, ovulation tests, ovulation test: Dear Brianna, I m wondering if you happened to have had an earlier ultrasound? The reason is that ultrasounds done before 12 weeks are typically the most accurate for dating a pregnancy. Now, ultrasounds done up to 20 weeks are still pretty accurate for...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation time, ovulation test kit, depo shot
ovulation test kit, depo shot, lh surge: Heather, Usually, a woman ovulates between days 10 and 16 over her cycle. Day one is the first day of your last period. So, you are probably trying too late because it is 10-16 days after the first day of your period, not the last day of your period....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation twice ?, lh surge, last period
lh surge, last period, ovulation: You only ovulate one time each cycle. If your last period started on May 11, ovulation, most likely, occurred on May 24. The brownish staining is indicative of ovulatory bleeding. YOu are due for your period on June 7. There should not be any LH surge at this...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation, artificial insemination, depo shot
artificial insemination, depo shot, clomid: If your husband has mostly abnormal sperm, you will certainly have a difficult time conceiving. I would suggest that you repeat the semenanalysis and have him checked out by a urologist, again. Perhaps, if there are some viable sperm, they can be spun down...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulatory spotting, whitish discharge, cystic ovaries
whitish discharge, cystic ovaries, pain discomfort: Ovulatory spotting or mid cycle staining is quie common and will not make it more difficult to become pregnant. It is not due to hormonal imbalance. If you have irregulr bleeding, or bleed longer than 14 days at a time, or miss several periods, that is due...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Oxygen levels during birth, sodium bicarbonate, oxygen depletion
sodium bicarbonate, oxygen depletion, lack of oxygen: A negative bicarbonate level may be normal or abnormal. I can t comment oon potential for neurological damage because I do not know all the details of her case. Usually, if there was oxygen depletion at birth, there is a limited amount of time to correct it....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Can I o w/out temp shift?, egg white cervical mucus, ovulation predictor kit
egg white cervical mucus, ovulation predictor kit, basal body temperature chart: It is difficult to determine if you have or have not ovulated (even for the doctor). Usually fertility testing is not started until you have been trying to conceive unsuccessfully for 12 months. If you believe that you are not ovulating at all, discuss it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ob-gyn, birth control pills, viable pregnancy
birth control pills, viable pregnancy, breakthrough bleeding period: If your last period started on May 19, then you were due for your next period on June 15. The spotting that you had on June 11, may have been your period. Remember, when you are hormonal contraception, you really do not get a regular period, but rather merely...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can an ob-gyn check for std's, sure what kind, gynecologist
sure what kind, gynecologist, syfilis: You should absolutely consult with a gynecologist to detect STD. If chlamydia is suspected, a culture of the vagina is made and if it is positive, it is easily treated. We also check for Gonorrnea (along with the chlamydia), herpes simplex,syfilis (by a blood...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ob/gyn finder, ama doctorfinder, state medical board
ama doctorfinder, state medical board, fellow shopper: Dear Karen, There is a website that provides you with basic professional information on almost every licensed physician in the USA. It is the AMA DoctorFinder website. This will be a good start for you. After that, my best results has ALWAYS come from...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I went to my ob/gyn the other..., chest pains, pulmonary embolism
chest pains, pulmonary embolism, shortness of breath: Whenever a patient complains of shortness of breath and tachycardia, we have to rule out the possibility of pulmonary embolism. A CT scan or a PQ scan will rule out a pulmonary problem. The amount of radiation in these scans will not harm the pregnancy or...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ob-gyn, gynecologist, 28 days
gynecologist, 28 days, five months: Sometimes, a cycle can change as you get older. A normal cycle is between 24-35 days (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period). Just keep a record of your bleeding for around 3 months, and show this record to your gynecologist....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: obesity and conception, ovarian cyst, ortho cyclen
ovarian cyst, ortho cyclen, pregnancy symptoms: This actually definately sounds like a pregnancy to me but as you said, all the test done were negative. I think being off the Ortho-cyclen could possibly be giving you pregnancy symptoms. Birth Control as you know has the hormones and you body has gotten...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: obgyn, monistat 3, monistat 7
monistat 3, monistat 7, yeast infection: Usually, a white cheesy discharge that itches is indicative of a yeast infection and Monistat 7 works well to relieve it. (Monistat 3 does not work as well). Another medication that works well is Diflucan (150mg once). HOwever, if the Monistat did not relieve...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: odds of pregnancy, pre ejaculate, effectiveness of birth control
pre ejaculate, effectiveness of birth control, new years day: Dear Laura, Day 6 would not be the most fertile time of your cycle. And, although antibiotics definitely can decrease the effectiveness of birth control, you are on it nonetheless. Just for your own future knowledge, pulling out , in and of itself,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is it ok?, planned parenthood, stopping the pill
planned parenthood, stopping the pill, febuary: For about a month after you stop them you may have some troubles getting pregnant just because your body is trying to produce the hormones that the pills were giving it all this time. This should last no more than a month though. Have you tried going to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: is it okay to get pregnant soon?, miscarriage at 14 weeks, menstrual cycles
miscarriage at 14 weeks, menstrual cycles, uterus: Hi Sandra, It is normal to bleed off and on for about 6 weeks after your D & C. It is also too early to try and conceive at this point. You want to have 2 normal menstrual cycles before you conceive again. The reason behind all this is to make sure that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: when is it okay to try to get pregnant, two pints, csection
two pints, csection, pregnancy loss: Dear Leslie, That truly is a rare thing. I know it doesn t make it any easier, but there is just nothing that you could have done to prevent it. As far as the appropriate time to conceive again -- typically after a pregnancy loss the general recommendation...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: How old are my babies?, prenancy symptoms, first sign of pregnancy
prenancy symptoms, first sign of pregnancy, fertile window: Dear Trina, Pregnancy with twins often causes the symptoms of pregnancy to be more intense and often happen earlier than they would in a single fetus pregnancy. This is likely because of higher levels of hCG and other hormones circulating through their...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: if once baby is head down if there is a time frame for when they will be born?, labor contractions, second pregnancy
labor contractions, second pregnancy, due oct: The baby can be head down for most of the pregnancy. It does not mean that you will go into labor sooner if the head is down at your stage of pregnancy. The likelihood that you will go into labor prior to your scheduled C-section is small. If you do go into...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: only 2.2 weeks since lmp and high hcg, molar pregnancy, chromosome 15
molar pregnancy, chromosome 15, pregnancy test: It is hard to believe that you had a positive pregnancy test and had a normal period that started on December 21. Perhaps that period was a bit lighter than normal and was really not your period, since it takes at least 10-14 days for any pregnancy test to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: only six weeks, painful cramps, spontaneous abortion
painful cramps, spontaneous abortion, natara: Hello Natara- until you have bright red bleeding -even more than with a period, AND have painful cramps, you are not losing your pregnancy. At this stage it is not called a miscarriage- it is a spontaneous abortion. Relax, there is nothing you can do to prevent...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: What is your opinion?, natural childbirth the bradley way, susan mccutcheon
natural childbirth the bradley way, susan mccutcheon, pregnancy and childbirth: Hello Noelle- congratulations. There is really nothing you can do to prevent another spontaneous abortion if that is what is going to happen. We really should never interfere with the loss of a pregnancy under 12 weeks because they most often happen for good...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: oral sex, wet vagina, cause pregnancy
wet vagina, cause pregnancy, pre cum: 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 sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16 each month. Any time ANY sperm gets into...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: oregnancy and sunburn, tanning bed, sunburn
tanning bed, sunburn, lilly: HI Alycia, sorry for delay, puter problems. Actually no harm was done this time, but never again ok? BUT for sure tell your ob and when they do another ultrasound make sure they look good. Usually it would take repeated sessions for anything to happen...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: orgasm soon after abortion?, recuperation time, dangerous pathogens
recuperation time, dangerous pathogens, micro flora: After an abortion, the recuperation time is only two weeks. We recommend that you refrain from any vaginal activity (douching, sex, tub baths, fingering, tampons, etc) for 14 days after the abortion. After that, the cervix is sufficiently closed and your body...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ortho evra, birth contol pills, estrogen replacement therapy
birth contol pills, estrogen replacement therapy, history of breast cancer: The pill and the patch are exactly the same thing. The only difference is that you take the pill orally and you place the patch on your body. They both work the same way. There is the same risks for breast cancer with each. It has been proven that both the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ortho evra, birth control pills, orthoevra patch
birth control pills, orthoevra patch, crohn s disease: The OrthoEvra patch has the exact same medication as the birth control pill, except you do not have to take it orally. Therefore, it will not interfere with your digestion or exacerbate your Crohn s Disease. Breast changes may merely some cystic breasts, but...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can i have osteocare tablet during pregnancy?, rda calcium, health food store
rda calcium, health food store, health food stores: Hello again Susmitha. You need BOTH the osteocare AND prenatal vitamins. Try to find a health food store that sells prenatal vitamins that must be taken THREE times a day- they are much better absorbed than the one a day kind. For iron, the best is a vegetable...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: osteoporosis and pregnancy, bone density test, low bone density
bone density test, low bone density, pregnancy delivery: There are no special risks to you or the baby by becoming pregnant while suffering from osteoporosis. Osteoporosis does not interfere with the pregnancy or with the baby and you just have to be careful so that you do not fall and cause injury to your hip or...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovalation, monther, mid cycle
monther, mid cycle, fallopian tube: Once an egg is expelled from the ovary (ovulation) no other eggs will be ovulated and no other follicles can be matured until the next cycle, when estrogen starts to build up again.Only one egg awaits fertilization. No egg can be released during your period....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovarian and bone cancer, cancer of the ovary, pathology report
cancer of the ovary, pathology report, salpingoophorectomy: At the time of the hysterectomy, the specimen was examined and a pathology report was generated. Get a copy of the pathology report and you will know if there was any evidence of a malignancy of the uterus, tubes, or ovaries (if they were removed). If there...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovarian cancer risk, iron deficiency anemia, birth control pills
iron deficiency anemia, birth control pills, estrogen replacement therapy: While it has been shown that estrogen replacement therapy has an increased risk of breast cancer (12% as compared to 10% in the general population), it has been proven beyond any doubts that ALL birth control pills protect you against breast cancer and do...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovarian cyst, types of ovarian cysts, functional ovarian cysts
types of ovarian cysts, functional ovarian cysts, follicle cyst: Dear Adriana, Cysts that develop as part of the natural function of the ovary are called functional cysts . There are two types - the follicle cyst and the corpus luteum cyst. It sounds like you have a follicle cyst. Follicle Cysts can develop in two...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovarian cysts, ovarian cysts, cystectomy
ovarian cysts, cystectomy, normal delivery: Ovarian cysts are not caused by stress, nor will they prevent conception or interfere with pregnancy or normal delivery of a baby. Simple ovarian cysts are formed after ovulation, when the space left by the expelled ovum fills with fluid or blood. This cyst...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovarian cysts and fluid, ruptured cyst, gastrostomy tube
ruptured cyst, gastrostomy tube, cervical lesion: The fluid could have come from the cyst that was seen. The cyst could have been larger at one time, and, due to leakage of fluid, is now only 3.7cm in diameter, or you could be rignt and there may be multiple cysts. As long as they are not larger than 5cm,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovarian cysts, dr appt, ovarian cysts
dr appt, ovarian cysts, head pounds: YOur symptoms do not sound gynecological and should be evaluated by an internist or by a neurologist. In addition, you should be tested for hormonal imbalance. You may have a decreased amount of estrogen causing symptoms of peri-menopause(mood swings, dryness,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovariancysts, earliest signs of pregnancy, ovarian cysts
earliest signs of pregnancy, ovarian cysts, viable pregnancy: The presence of ovarian cysts will NOT give you a pregnancy test that is misleading. If the test said that you were pregnancy twice, you probably are, indeed, pregnant. A pregnancy test is most accurate seven days after you miss your period. If you have missed...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovaries and artificial insemination, blood test ca 125, enlarged ovary
blood test ca 125, enlarged ovary, cancer of the ovaries: During an annual exam, we do a bimanual exam in order to palpate the abdominal organs. If we find that the ovaries appear enlarged, we would send you for a sonogram. If the sonogram shows an enlarged ovary, we would send you for a blood test (CA-125). If the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovaries and babies, happy holidays, ovary
happy holidays, ovary, ovaries: Dear Justine, No, this is not true. Most often ovaries switch off releasing the egg each month. However, if one ovary/tube is surgically removed, the other ovary will take over and release an egg each month. I hope this answers your question and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: overdue and no contraction, mucus plug, 36th week of pregnancy
mucus plug, 36th week of pregnancy, week of pregnancy: Dear Mai, More than likely what you are leaking is your mucus plug. This is normal after the 36th week of pregnancy and the fact that it is blood-tinged is a normal occurrence. As the cervix begins to dilate and thin out, you begin to lose the protective...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: overdue and no contraction, normal delivery, cervix
normal delivery, cervix, c section: Hello. I can not tell you for sure that your cervix will open or not. I hope for your sake that you are not late but that your dates where wrong. I certainly understand you do not want a c/section. They are NOT fun at all. The best thing to do with...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: oviarian cyst while on birth control, birth control pills, ovarian cysts
birth control pills, ovarian cysts, taking the pills: It is very common to have ovarian cysts. They come and go and do not cause any harm unless they grow larger than 6cm in diameter. A 3cm cyst is nothing to worry about. Often, birth control pills will help decrease ovarian cysts. However, I would suggest thaty...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovlation, last period, ovulate
last period, ovulate, menstrual period: If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your last period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. Therefore, if your last period started on June 12, you will on ovulate on June 25 and can conceive if you have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovualation, old girl, bf
old girl, bf: You cannot ovulate nor become pregnant on cycle day #5 of your cycle. In a 35 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovualtion occurs 14 days PRIOR TO the first day of your period (or on cycle day #21). Even if...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be ovualting/chances of pregnancy, home ovulation, ovulation kits
home ovulation, ovulation kits, pregnancy cycle: Hi Lisa, it sounds like you are very in tune with your body already. It also sounds like you might be having some irregularity. Not a big thing, everyone pretty much experiences this at some point. It just makes it harder to pinpoint when you might be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: When should I ovulate??, clomiphene tablets, fertility days
clomiphene tablets, fertility days, early pregnancy: Hi Mitali! And thanks for writing! Just to make you breath a little easier, you should know that it can take up to a year, for healthy couples to get pregnant. So keep on trying, its probably all in your timing. I looked at your period dates, and you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: when did i ovulate, date of conception, estimated date of conception
date of conception, estimated date of conception, second trimester: Hi Amber :) I did some calculations, and surprisingly, my numbers differ from yours. Now keep in mind, that I calculated based that you do indeed have a normal 28 day cycle. I think you ovulated a little later, then you think! According to my numbers,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: When did I ovulate, pregnancy test, 2 girls
pregnancy test, 2 girls, last period: If you have a normal 28 day cycle, ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. You can become pregnant if you have sex on cycle day #13,14,15, or 16. If your last period started on Abril 1, you would have ovulated on April 14 and could have conceived if you had sex...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I have ovulated this early?, fertile cervical mucus, irregular cycles
fertile cervical mucus, irregular cycles, typical cycle: I cannot tell when you ovulated or if the previous cycle was anovulatory. You appear to have irregular cycles. It is not normal to have a 48 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period)If you are absolutely sure that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Why am I not ovulating?, ovulation predictor kits, blighted ovum
ovulation predictor kits, blighted ovum, negative beta: If you have irregular or short cycles, take the Aygestin or Provera for ten days and you should get your period within 10 days. Then keep a careful record of your periods. Aygestin or Progesterone is used to induce a period, to regulate a period, and can be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulating post pill but just brown spotting, ovulation tests, ovulation test
ovulation tests, ovulation test, cervical mucus: Dear Kristy, Brown blood usually simply indicates blood that has been sitting in the uterus - not fresh blood. This isn t necessarily a symptom that you are not ovulating, but may just be a bit of a hormonal issue. Don t get discouraged. It takes the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulating twice a month, lack of ovulation, lh surge
lack of ovulation, lh surge, clear discharge: It is not possible to ovulated more than once each month. YOu may notice clear discharge and cramping several, times during the month, but you only ovulate once. The first half of the cycle is controlled by estrogen. At around mid cycle, estrogen drops and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I ovulating?, ovulation predictor kit, regular periods
ovulation predictor kit, regular periods, sperm analysis: If you have a normal 28 day period (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation probably occurs on cycle day #14. You can only become pregnant if you have sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16 (which I m sure you know)....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation, ovulation predictor kit, birth control pills
ovulation predictor kit, birth control pills, regular periods: In order to conceive, you have to have regular periods and must ovulate. If you are ovulating, you usually will have a period each month. You can buy an ovulation predictor kit from the p9harmacy to test when and if you are, indeed, ovulating. Many women who...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation, cd 3, ovulation
cd 3, ovulation, likelihood: Hello Jessi - it is almost impossible that you would have ovulated that early in the cycle. It takes at least 14 days for your body to ripen and release an egg, so you ovulate on or near day 14 of your cycle. Even sperm deposited on day 8 would not still be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation, ovulation test, test sticks
ovulation test, test sticks, lh surge: Ovulation occurs 14 days PRIOR TO the first day of your next period. If you normally have a 30-32 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period), you cannot ovulate on cycle day #8, even if the ovulaton test sticks showed...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation, impatiant, stopping the pill
impatiant, stopping the pill, ovulation: Since you stopped the pill early, you will start bleeding earlier than expected. 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...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation, ovulation predictor kit, cervical mucus
ovulation predictor kit, cervical mucus, lh surge: During ovulation, the cervical mucus usually becomes thinner and can be stretched out quite long. Before and after ovulation, the mucus is dry and cannot be stretched. Cervical mucus is very difficult to evaluate. I would suggest that you get an ovulation...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation, ovulation predictor kit, irregular periods
ovulation predictor kit, irregular periods, day of ovulation: We count the length of a cycle from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period. Ovulation usually occurs 14 days PRIOR to the first day of your period. Therefore, if you calculate that you have a 29 day cycle, ovulation occurs on...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation, vinegar douche, natural gender selection
vinegar douche, natural gender selection, special thermometer: The vinegar douche must be done prior to (before) intercourse, not after intercourse. You can do it in the shower standing up. It does not matter if the vinegar spills out. The moment the acid vinegar touches the walls of the vagina, the pH will change to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation, best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period
best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period, last 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 your last period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation, ovulation predictor kit, birth control pills
ovulation predictor kit, birth control pills, pap test: When you have irregular cycles such as you do, it is difficult to pinpoint the exact day of ovulation. If your last period started on August 18, you probably will not ovulate until, at least, September 1. However, since your cycle is so long, you may ovulate...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation, ovulation predictor kit, birthcontrol pills
ovulation predictor kit, birthcontrol pills, birth control pills: In order to become pregnant, you must ovulate. If you do not ovulate, you cannot become pregnant. When you ovulate you can conceive if you have sex one day prior to ovulation and up to two days after ovulation. Howevere, if you have irregular periods, it is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: no ovulation, stopping the pill, oral pill
stopping the pill, oral pill, period dates: It appears that you are returning to your normal 28 day cycle. If you have a 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation should occur on cycle day #14. You can conceive if you have sex on cycle daqy #13,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation, b hcg, implantation bleeding
b hcg, implantation bleeding, chances of pregnancy: Implantation bleeding does not occur until 8 days after conception (the day of intercourse). The fertilized egg travels through the fallopian tube and implants in the uterine wall eight days after fertilization of the egg. If your last period started on September...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation, ovulation predictor kit, ovulation kit
ovulation predictor kit, ovulation kit, ovulation kits: There is no guarante of ovulation just because your cervical mucus appears in the egg-white consistancy. It would be better to track the number of days in your cycle and try to determine when you ovulate. Then confirm it with the ovulation kit. Normally, ovulation...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation, raw egg, mucas
raw egg, mucas, getting your period: If you are getting your period every month, regularly, you are most likely ovulating. Sometimes you do not see the egg-white mucus that is described at the time of ovulation. If you have any doubts, purchase an ovualtion predictor kit from the pharmacy and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation, fourteen days, luteal phase
fourteen days, luteal phase, ovulation: Ovulation ALWAYS occurs fourteen days PRIOR TO the first day of your next 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 (fourteen days before day #28)....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation, best time to take a pregnancy test, birth control pills
best time to take a pregnancy test, birth control pills, correct time: If you have a normal 28 day cycle, 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 (unless your cycle is longer or shorter than 28 days). The length of the period does...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation, germ cells, ovlation
germ cells, ovlation, ovualtion: You cannot conceive until after ovulation. However, since sperm can remain viable (able to fertilize the ovum) for 12-24 hours and the ovum remains viable for 24-28 hours, you can become pregnant if you have unprotected sex from the day prior to ovulation...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation, home ovulation, ovulation test
home ovulation, ovulation test, brown blood: In order to calculate how many days you have in your cycle, you have to keep a record of the first day of bleeding for three months in a row. If your last period started on April 10, you probably will ovulate in 14 days from the first day of your cycle. You...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation, peroids, breast tenderness
peroids, breast tenderness, peroid: There is no reason to suspect that you would release more than one egg during ovulation. Once you had your period on March 16, your hormones started maturation of the graafian follicles in your ovary and, by mid cycle, you were ready for ovulation. You then...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation, ovulation test, hcg hormone
ovulation test, hcg hormone, stranger things: Well Hello Again Shamika :) Wow, you must ovulate early. And thats not a bad thing, many women dont have the ususual 28 day cycle, that is considered the norm. Well if you did an ovulation test, its most likely the case. Those kits are very effective,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation, home ovulation, ovulation tests
home ovulation, ovulation tests, ovulation test: Hi Nneka :) I would say that if you have a regular cycle, then you are most definately ovulating. The question is, when are you ovulating? The Golden rule, is that 14 days after your period, ovulation starts, and you are fertile for 3 days or so after....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation, creamy white discharge, ovulation test
creamy white discharge, ovulation test, cervical mucus: Hello Tera. The spotting could simply mean that your cervix was bruised from the intercourse- it may have been a bit engorged due to the ovulation coming up. As long as there is no pain and it does not continue, it should be fine. Hope that helps- Cher...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation, basal body temperature chart, ovulation test
basal body temperature chart, ovulation test, ovulation predictor: This all makes sense. The thermic reacion of LH occurs around 12-24 hours prior to ovulation and is noted on a basal body temperature chart as a rise in temperature. When you notice the rise in BBT, ovulation usually occurs 12-24 hours later. The cervical...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation, ovulation test, cervical mucus
ovulation test, cervical mucus, brownish discharge: First of all, you can t interpret BBT results as you are taking the temperatures. You have to plot yout temperatures for three cycles and see if there is a biphasic curve on the BBT graph. After you take the temperatures for the entire month (from the first...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation, predictable pattern, ovary
predictable pattern, ovary, ovulation: Hello Kim. There is no predictable pattern as to which ovary releases an egg each month. If you are always feeling it on the left side, it may be that your right ovary does not function in the egg-releasing department. Hope that answers your question- Cheri...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation, ovulation, obgyn
ovulation, obgyn, right time: HI Tracy, first of all I need to figure out what kind of period you have, is it a regular 28 day cycle? if so you should ovulate on day 14 and that would be the most favorable day to get pregnant, if your period is irregular then it is really questionable...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation, ovulation kit, ovulation kits
ovulation kit, ovulation kits, lh surge: The surge of LH occurs just prior to ovulation. When you notice the LH surge on the ovulation kit, it merely is a supposition that you will release the ovum within 12-24 hours later. It is not an indication that you ovulated. We have no other way to tell if...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation bleeding, sonagrams, ovulation
sonagrams, ovulation, last period: Let us start from the beginning. By sonogram on March 17, you were 12 weeks 5 days pregnant. That would mean that your last period started on December 17. By sonogram on May 19, you were 21 weeks 5 days; That also would indicate that your last period started...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation & chances of pregnancy, signs of ovulation, chances of pregnancy
signs of ovulation, chances of pregnancy, ultrasound technician: Usually, you will ovulate 12-24 hours after the HCG injection. The sonogram should show signs of ovulation even if you get there the following day. (Of course, the ovum will remain viable for 24-48 hours after ovulation). The shape of the follicle is not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation after D&C, home pregnancy tests, anembryonic pregnancy
home pregnancy tests, anembryonic pregnancy, hcg levels: It takes around 10 weeks for your HCG levels to completely drop to below 5 (negative). If your uterus is empty on sonogram and there is no debris in the uterus, I would say you are back to normal. You do not have to wait until the HCG values drop below 5 in...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation during pregnancy, silly question, ovulation
silly question, ovulation, good luck: No question is dumb. I did not always know these answers. I had to ask and read and learn. Ovulation is the release of an egg to be fertilized to create a baby. Once you are pregnant there is no need for that to happen. So, no you do not ovulate...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation and fertility, pain during ovulation, pink tinge
pain during ovulation, pink tinge, cervical mucus: Although a sharp pain on one side of the abdomen or the other often signifies ovulation, you can also have pain that is unrelated to ovulation. Usually, at the precise moment of expulsion of the ovum from the ovary (due to an LH surge), you will get a sharp...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation or implantation?, mid cycle bleeding, spotting during ovulation
mid cycle bleeding, spotting during ovulation, light spotting during ovulation: I would just keep a record of your bleeding. If you bleed longer than 14 days, call your doctor. If not, wait to see when you get your next period. This could, of course, be due to stopping the pill. Sometimes, it takes a few months for your cycle to get back...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation and menstruation, ovulation kit, estrogen levels
ovulation kit, estrogen levels, fertility specialist: Dear Fionna, 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...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation after miscarriage/D&C, ovulation predictor, uterine cavity
ovulation predictor, uterine cavity, hcg levels: If you had a D&C on October 19, you certainly could have ovulated two weeks later. The bleeding that you started on November 1 may merely be ovulatory bleeding, but you first have to rule out any retained products of conception in the uterus (that may have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation and OPK?, hormone progesterone, lining of the uterus
hormone progesterone, lining of the uterus, coming off the pill: Usually, if you get your period, you do ovulate. However that is not always the case. At the beginning of the month, you produce Estrogen (from the ovary) that has many roles. Estrogen causes the endometrium (uterine lining) to thicken and grow in order to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation and pre-ejaculation, pre ejaculation, pregnancy test
pre ejaculation, pregnancy test, accurate results: You can definately get pregnant even if the guy pulls out. You are suppose to wait 4-6 weeks after the initial intercourse took place for a preg. test but blood test can give accurate results after just 2 weeks. your chances are smaller since he didnt ejaculate...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation predictor kits, ovulation predictor kit, ovulation predictor kits
ovulation predictor kit, ovulation predictor kits, basal body temperature: If your last period started on October 31, you probably will ovulated around November 14. You would have had an LH surge that would have been detected by an ovulation predictor kit. Usually ovulation occurs 12-24 hours after the LH surge (it is also 12-24...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation/pregnancy, first response test, signs of ovulation
first response test, signs of ovulation, ovulation pregnancy: Hi Joyce :) The General rule for ovulation, is that on average, women will ovulate on day 14 of the cycle. However, this is not the rule for all women. A woman, can ovulate at any time between day 10, and day 20 of her cycle. So, this very well could...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation & pregnancy, ovulation predictor kit, emergency contraceptive pills
ovulation predictor kit, emergency contraceptive pills, birth control pills: If you have a 32-35 day cycloe (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #18-21. Therefore, you could have conceived when you had sex on cycle day #21 (September 22). Emeergency contraception...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation..getting pregnant, depo provera, fertile window
depo provera, fertile window, depo shot: Dear Christy, For couples trying to conceive, the average length of time it takes is approximately 6 months. That time tends to be increased quite a little bit after use of Depo Provera, although that is usually related to cycles returning to normal. Once...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation question, ovulation predictor kit, cervical mucus
ovulation predictor kit, cervical mucus, ovualtion: If you are getting your period, you probably ovulate, even if you are not aware of ovulation. Most women cannot tell that they ovulated by the nature of the cervical mucus changes. If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation whille tubes tied, vaginal infections, fallopian tube
vaginal infections, fallopian tube, vaginal discharge: When you have your tubes tied, all that is done is to cause a blockage in each tube so that the sperm cannot meet the egg. YOu still produce eggs (ova) from your ovaries each month. Once ovulation occurs, the egg waits at the end of the fallopian tube. When...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovulation, heavy bleeding, safe side
heavy bleeding, safe side, ovulation: Have you been stressed or worried about anything lately? It sounds like maybe it is just stress or soemthing else making your body act weird. You could be pregnant b/c even pregnancy can still make you have periods...Take a test in a few weeks just to be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PAIN DURING THIRD TRIMESTER, braxton hicks contractions, irregular contractions
braxton hicks contractions, irregular contractions, muscle cramp: It is common at 34 weeks gestation to start having irregular contractions at the fundus (top) of the uterus. These Braxton-Hicks contractions usually do not cause dilatation of the cervix. However, they are not regular and often disappear when you walk around...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PAIN IN LOWER REGION, pregnancy pains, crying in my sleep
pregnancy pains, crying in my sleep, tubal pregnancy: Hello Rebecca. Technically you should be past the growth size to still be carrying a tubal pregnancy, but mistakes have happened before. Have you had an u/s that showed the embryo IN the uterus? If so, then a tubal pregnancy is not the problem. Be sure to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PAP SMEAR, pap smear, retroverted uterus
pap smear, retroverted uterus, signs of pregnancy: You should not have pain during a PAP smear. The doctor may have pinched some tissue (the skin of your vagin, the hy menal ring, etc) or the speculum may have been too large. We have several sizes. I doubt that anything is wrong in your vagina. Next time,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PAP smear, atypical squamous cells, human papilloma virus
atypical squamous cells, human papilloma virus, high grade lesion: It is common to have atypia when having a PAP smear. A PAP smear is a spectrum that goes from Completely normal, Atypical squamous cells of undeterimined significance, Low grade lesion, high grade lesion, Carcinoma in situ, and invasive cancer. We do nothing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Back Pain, epidural anesthesia, spinal anesthesia
epidural anesthesia, spinal anesthesia, anesthsia: I doubt that the pain you are having now, is due to the epidural needle two years ago. It is more likely due to sciatica that arose during your last pregnancy. Epidural needles are not like spinal anesthesia, which allows some cerebrospinal fluid to exit the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pain, rib pain, short of breath
rib pain, short of breath, ribs: Hi Sandra, I dont think you have anything wrong with you at all. You are at the tail end of your pregnancy, and you are bound to be uncomfortable. In most cases, when ladies complain of rib pain, its because the baby s feet, is pressing right up against...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pain, braxton hicks contractions, lower back ache
braxton hicks contractions, lower back ache, dark yellow urine: Dear Kim, It could be some Braxton Hicks contractions. If they are regular and become every 15 minutes or closer, you will need to call your doctor. You can feel contractions in your lower back sometimes. But the true way to know/time them is to feel the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pain in abdomen and chronically late periods, numbness in fingers, abnormal paps
numbness in fingers, abnormal paps, pain in abdomen: Hi Alexa, first go to your gyn and get another battery of hormonal tests done and complete physical. Take those papers to your internist and explain to him what is going on, between the two of them you should be able to find out something. Let me know...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pain in female region!, best time to take a pregnancy test, sign of ovulation
best time to take a pregnancy test, sign of ovulation, 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 sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16. If your last period started on July...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pain / iritationunder left breast / rib area, fibroid surgery, left breast
fibroid surgery, left breast, would like more information: Hi Anne :) I am in total agreement with your doctor. When your uterus expands, all your organs are pressed up against your ribs, and diaphram. Its terribly uncomfortable. I remember it all to well, with both my pregnancies. I had a terrible pain on...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pain in lower left side for 14 months!, tramacet, pain in lower left side
tramacet, pain in lower left side, pregnancy test: HI Sarah, I would start pumping my milk and freezing it in preparation for possible hospitalization. I would defintely go in and get evaluated and treated properly. YOur baby will be fine and they can bring it to you for feedings and visiting. Let me know...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pain medicine during pregnancy, kidney trouble, pain medicine
kidney trouble, pain medicine, kidneys: Hello Nicki. You really have had very little choice in these circumstances. Most of the medications you would have taken will not harm your baby. You may find that your newborn is a little slow to catch onto sucking at the breast. However, it will happen-...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pain, nausea at 6 months pregnancy, pregnancy advances, fetal heartbeat
pregnancy advances, fetal heartbeat, warm showers: Usually severe nausea during pregnancy will stop around 16 weeks gestation. However, some women will continue to have nausea of pregnancy throughout the pregnancy, due to hormonal fluctuations or due to anatomic causes. As the pregnancy advances, the uterus...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pain in left ovary and pelvic are, pain in left ovary, pelvic inflammatory disease
pain in left ovary, pelvic inflammatory disease, sciatic nerve: Dear Hema, Many conditions can cause left lower quadrant abdominal pain. Possibilities include: -Appendicitis -Intestinal Obstruction -Constipation -Diverticulitis -Leaking aneurysm -Abdominal wall hematoma -Ovarian Cyst or torsion -Acute...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pain in Pregnancy, ligament pain, bladder pain
ligament pain, bladder pain, pain in pregnancy: Throughout the pregnancy, you will feel muscle aches and pain in your abdomen. Sometimes it is a pulling pain (like the round ligament pain you had before in your groin), sometimes it is a burning pain. Often, you may have bladder pain due to overdistention....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pain in pelvic, bones of the pelvis, pelvic instability
bones of the pelvis, pelvic instability, thick carpet: Due to the hormones of pregnancy, the body s connective tissues soften and lengthen. This allows the bones of the pelvis to open as the baby is delivered. Some women develop pelvic instability before delivery, i.e., the bones of the pelvis, which are normally...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pain in my left pelvic area, ovarian cyst, muscle spasm
ovarian cyst, muscle spasm, pelvic sonogram: 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. At the time of ovulation, you sometimes will get some disccomfort in the area of the ovary that is ovulating (one...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant....Pain in right, middle, lower ribs, abdominal organs, rib pain
abdominal organs, rib pain, pain medication: If you are due to have the baby on April 17, you are now40 weeks 5 days pregnant. At this stage of pregnancy, the fetus is pushing up on all your abdominal organs and the muscles are stretching. All of these pressures can put a strain on your muscles and cause...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pain from sex after having baby, female superior position, erect penis
female superior position, erect penis, birthcontrol: Did you have an episiotomy? Sometimes there is pain at the site of the incision. We usually recommend that you try the female superior position. Straddle the erect penis and lower yourself gradually until you have a comfortable spot. Then you can procede...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pain in upper abdomen resulting in sleeplessness, low carbohydrate diet, pain in upper abdomen
low carbohydrate diet, pain in upper abdomen, high protein low carbohydrate diet: I am not familiar with Nise Gel or Paracetamol. If you are having such pain in the left lower quadrant of your abdomen, you should have it evaluated by your doctor. Perhaps a sonogram should be done to see if you may have an ovarian cyst that has twisted or...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pain, i cant sleep, sciatica pain
i cant sleep, sciatica pain, pinched nerves: At 33 weeks gestation, I would expect you to have back pain and pain in your hips. YOu may, indeed, have some pinched nerves and sciatica (pain shooting down your legs). I would not plan on having the cesarean section just yet. When you get to 37 weeks, I...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Painful Cramps, painful cramps, fertility test
painful cramps, fertility test, pap tests: This does happen to alot of women but sometimes it can be more. I honestly would go get a 2nd opinion doctor. go to an obgyn and get testing and stuff done. Tell them your really worried and you want to find out if you can have children later in life. they...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Painful contractions, procardia xl, pre eclampsia
procardia xl, pre eclampsia, perinatologist: If you have excessive amounts of amniotic fluid, it certainly can cause pain if you have contractions. As long as you are not dilating your cervix, it wont be a problem with the baby. What are the results of the NST? If you are going into labor, you should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Painful and heavy period after d&C, dear mary, foul odor
dear mary, foul odor, heavy bleeding: Dear Mary, Since this was such an unusual period for you, it was most likely related to the D&C. After a miscarriage and/or D&C, women can really have ANY kind of first period. It can be unusually light or unusually heavy and be very crampy or not at all....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Painful intercourse after having baby., losing virginity, painful intercourse
losing virginity, painful intercourse, episiotomy repair: If your wife had an episiotomy repair or any tears of any kind in her vagina, it may be painful to have intercourse for awhile. This will improve over time. The extra lubrication is for the scarring in the vagina, not due to breast feeding. I often suggest...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Painkillers during pregnancy, tylenol extra strength, tylenol with codeine
tylenol extra strength, tylenol with codeine, strength tylenol: Your wife can safely take Tylenol, Extra strength Tylenol, Tylenol with codeine during the pregnancy for headaches, or abdomenal pain. She should not take any Motrin, Advil, Ponstel, Ibuprofen, or Aspirin. By the way, missed abortions occur in 15-20% of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pains, saltine crackers, leg cramps
saltine crackers, leg cramps, ginger ale: HI Chris, Congratulations on your pregnancy! Yes YOUR pregnancy. You are pregnant right along with your wife. As far as the nausea, she can ask her doctor for a prescription for Zofran. Also she could try having some dry saltine crackers and ginger...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pains, level 2 ultrasound, groin area
level 2 ultrasound, groin area, lower abdomen: Hi Athena, Ah, the Joys of pregnancy, Its not so joyous at times eh? Given that you have had a ultrasound, that indicates no problem, then what you are feeling is quite normal. Your uterus is expanding. And at times, you will feel that.So mild cramping...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pains and more.., horrible pain, sonogram
horrible pain, sonogram, safe side: Fist off 4lbs at 31 weeks is totally normal. The pains and cramping you are feeling are most likely where the baby is sitting or pushing against a nerve. I would however let your doctor know this situation and let him check it out for him/her self. Just to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Palpitations, diaphram, obstetrician
diaphram, obstetrician, lmp: The palpitations may be related to the pregnancy or it can be exclusive of the pregnancy.. If these sensations continue, you really should be evaluated by your obstetrician or a cardiologist right away. It is common to have some palpitations during pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pantyhose bad for the baby?, wearing pantyhose, pregnant wife
wearing pantyhose, pregnant wife, congrats: I do not know of any reason that pantyhose would harm anything, I think smoking would be MUCH worse. Go ahead and ask your Dr. but I think it would be fine. Everyone has there old ideas of what is bad, you just have to learn to smile while you are tuning...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pap Smear, human papilloma virus, atypical squamous cells
human papilloma virus, atypical squamous cells, atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance: A PAP smear is merely a test for cervical cancer. The cervix has different epithelial cells that change from time to time. If we brush the cervix or take a swab of the cervix, we can see these changes. The PAP smear can be normal, Atypical Squamous Cells of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pap Smear, pap smear, sharing your expertise
pap smear, sharing your expertise, paps: A PAP smear should be taken every year from the age of 21 to the age of 70. If you have had three normal PAPs after 70, you do not need any more. If you have had a hysterectomy, it is now recommended that you do not need a PAP. However, I recommend it for...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pap smear, low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, atypical squamous cells
low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, atypical squamous cells, atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance: Sexual intercourse does not alter the results of a PAP smear. If they want to repeat the PAP in six months from the last one, you probably had a very minor abnormality of the PAP, such as ASCUS (atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance) or LSIL...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pap Test, atypical squamous cells, squamous intraepithelial lesion
atypical squamous cells, squamous intraepithelial lesion, low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion: Every women who is over 21 years of age or is sexually active should have a PAP smear. We used to perform a PAP smear by taking a sample from the cervix on a Q-tip and swabbing it on a slide. For the past 10 years, we have been using a liquid based PAP smear...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Paranoid Pregnancy, sonogram, wain
sonogram, wain, miscarriages: There is no reason why you cannot get another sonogram prior to the normal 20 week scan. Whenever we try to listen for a heartbeat at 12 weeks and fail to hear one, we ALWAYS send the patient for a sonogram right away, just to see if the fetus is viable. I...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Paranoid pregnant?, home pregnancy tests, endurance athlete
home pregnancy tests, endurance athlete, irregular menstrual cycle: If you had a period on April 5, then you could not have conceived prior to that. The earliest that you could have ovujlated, then, would have been April 18 (if your cycle was regular). If you did conceive on April 18, the earliest that a pregnancy test would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Paranoid, best time to take a pregnancy test, time of ovulation
best time to take a pregnancy test, time of ovulation, last period: If your clothes were moist, and semen gets on your moist cloithes, the sperm can swim into the vagina and you can become pregnant if you are at the time of ovulation. If you have a normal 28 day cycle, ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. You can become pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Parvo virus, long term disability, rash illness
long term disability, rash illness, mild rash: Dear Dawn, According to the Centers for Disease Control, Parvovirus B19 is a virus that commonly infects humans; about 50% of all adults have been infected sometime during childhood or adolescence. Parvovirus B19 infects only humans. There are also animal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: The Patch/Delayed period?, birth control pills, best time to take a pregnancy test
birth control pills, best time to take a pregnancy test, stopping birth control pills: If your last period was around December 16, you probably were due for your following period on January 12. Since you stopped the pill, you can t tell how long your cycle actually is. A cycle is considered normal if it is 21-35 days in length. HOwever, it may...

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

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Paternity Issue, internal ultrasound, determining due dates
internal ultrasound, determining due dates, woman ovulate: Dear Keith, A woman typically ovulates 14 days prior to the beginning of her next period. So, if she typically has average 32-34 day cycles, we would expect her to ovulate on approximately cycle day 18-20. If her LMP was 10/1, and using an average 33...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Paternity, likelyhood, last period
likelyhood, last period, ovulation: If she has a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of her period until the first day of her next period) ovulation 0ccurs around cycle day #14. If her last period started on January 13, she probably ovulated on January 26 and, therefore, could have only...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pause during menstruation, menstrual cramps, time stress
menstrual cramps, time stress, endometrium: A period is the actual sloughing of the inner wall of the uterus (the endometrium). Sometimes, it you will bleed for a few days and then stop, but a day or two later you may bleed somemore if the endometrium was not fully expelled. This is common and is not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PCOS + Clomid 150mg = Mensus on CD21?, signs of ovulation, mensus
signs of ovulation, mensus, cd6: Were you still bleeding on cycle day #8 (when you ovulated)? I do not know the exact mechanism by which metformin works. However, the use of metformin along with Clomid has wonderful success in increasing the chances of becoming pregnant, especially for women...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PCOS and early HCG levels, best time to take a pregnancy test, progesterone level
best time to take a pregnancy test, progesterone level, viable pregnancy: Your progesterone values have nothing to do with the possibility of having an ectopic pregnancy. The HCG values in 47 hours, indicate a viable pregnancy (if there is a doubling of the results in 48 hours) a miscarriage if the values halve in 48 hours, and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PCOS and endometrial hyperplasia, painful bowel movements, hysterocopy
painful bowel movements, hysterocopy, hysterecomy: If you have been bleeding since July 26, your doctor should be notified. If a D&C has not helped control your bleeding, there are several options before you have a hysterectomy. You can try endometrial ablation if you have hyperplasia. This will cause scarring...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PCOS and low progesterone, progesterone suppositories, progesterone supplementation
progesterone suppositories, progesterone supplementation, progesterone level: I still would suggest that you take two blood pregnancy tests, 48 hours apart. If there is a doulbing of the results in 48 hours, it indicates a viable pregnancy, even if the heartbeat is slow at this time. As long as you are not bleeding with cramps and the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PCOS and Metformin, clomid and metformin, progesterone level
clomid and metformin, progesterone level, progesterone cream: If your progesterone level was low, you definitely should start progesterone supplementation. I would not use the cream because it cannot be titrated correctly and you may use too much or too little. The progesterone wl regulate your period, but may or may...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PCOS and mental health, thin patches, treatment regimen
thin patches, treatment regimen, aggressive management: PCOS is a multifactorial syndrome and I can t offer any suggestions for your sister without knowing the entire extent of her work up and symptoms. Has she had a recent sonogram? That may help in seeing if she, indeed, still has PCOS (as she did at age 16)....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PCOS with pregnancy symptoms?, baylor college of medicine, pcos and infertility
baylor college of medicine, pcos and infertility, hormone fluctuations: Dear Liz, The symptoms you describe are hormonal in nature and can also be related to hormone fluctuations within your cycle. That is why it so difficult to diagnose a pregnancy based on symptoms alone. A test just has to confirm it or rule it out. ...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PCOS and pregnancy tests, home pregnancy tests, beta hcg blood test
home pregnancy tests, beta hcg blood test, pcos and pregnancy: Hi Kim :) We are almost in November now, so seeing a doctor now would be just fine :) If they do a beta HCG blood test, the result would be accurate. An internal at this point as well, and ultrasound would also indicate pregnancy if it exists. Your symptoms...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PCOS & TTC, clomiphene citrate, fertility drugs
clomiphene citrate, fertility drugs, ovulaton: If you are ovulating, you should be able to conceive. If you have regular cycles, you probably are, indeed, ovulating. If your cycle is 30 days in length (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PCOS, glucose tolerance test, normal lh levels
glucose tolerance test, normal lh levels, thyroid test: A presumptive diagnosis of PCOS often can be made from the history and initial examination. A history of episodes of amenorrhea that become progresively longer and enlarged ovaries gives us a clue to the disease. Urinary 17-ketosteroids are minimally elavated,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PELVIC PAIN, muscle spasm, paternal grandmother
muscle spasm, paternal grandmother, pelvic pain: The pain you are having during orgasm may be muscle spasm or contraction of the muscles. Very little is know of the mechanism of orgasm. As long as it does not hurt during inercourse, it will not interfere with the chances of conception. If the pain persists,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PERIOD, working the graveyard shift, working the graveyard
working the graveyard shift, working the graveyard, consecutive periods: Dear Raven, I really would suggest that you do see a doctor regarding these symptoms. Not because I think anything dire is wrong - but simply because a cause does need to be determined. You are experiencing urinary urgency and stress incontinence. These...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PERIOD OR MISCARRIAGE?, e mail address, bloodclots
e mail address, bloodclots, weird period: Hi Sheay, This is the only way I can post a reply, I hope you get it. Yes it is possible to have a very early miscarriage and think it is a period. It is not that rare, actually. Depending on the size of the bloodclots, you might want to even call...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: HAVING PERIOD/POSS PREGNANT, early pregnancy signs, signs of pregancy
early pregnancy signs, signs of pregancy, rare occasions: Hello Jodi- on rare occasions, some women do have a bloody vaginal discharge when their period would be due even though they are pregnant. However, it is quite rare. I suspect you actually have pre-menstrual signs which are quite similar to early pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: NO PERIOD AT ALL EVER...., ovulation kit, irregular periods
ovulation kit, irregular periods, provera: Hi Krystal :) I have 2 suggestions for you. Considering that everything has been determined normal with your body, I suppose further investigation isnt neccessary. Well, have your ever considered a DNC? A DNC is a surgical procedure, where the doctor...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Peak Day, 11 dpo, inseminations
11 dpo, inseminations, pregnancy test: When I was pregnant I constantly felt like I was going to start so it was hard for me to get excited at first because I so felt like my period was coming, so yes that is very true. You can take some test up to five days before your expected period. Good...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Peeing when I cough, latter stages, alittle
latter stages, alittle, pee: Hi Kathleen, this is sometimes normal but usually in the latter stages fo pregnancy when the baby is pressing on the bladder, however it does happen at the beginning to when you have to go to the potty alot to pee. I would suggest calling your ob and telling...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pegesteron Level, progesterone level, prenatal vitamins
progesterone level, prenatal vitamins, early pregnancy: Dear Misti, Most doctors I know are comfortable with a progesterone level above 14 in the first trimester. And there are pregnancies that have had positive outcomes with lower early pregnancy levels. Most miscarriages are simply the body s way of dealing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pegnancy, early stages of labor, bloody show
early stages of labor, bloody show, stages of labor: At 36 weeks, a sonoogram is not very accurate in determining how far pregnant you are.When yuo get close to 40 weeks preganancy, you will start to have contractions . When you start to have contractions at the level of your belly button (not in your back)...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pelvic Exam, fetal heartbeat, viable pregnancy
fetal heartbeat, viable pregnancy, beta hcg: If your last period started on February 16, you would have ovulated on March 1 and could have conceived if you had sex on February 28,March 1,2, or 3. A pregnancy test would have been accurate after March 22. You should now be 9 weeks pregnant at this time,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pelvic Exam, birth control pills, pap smear
birth control pills, pap smear, colonies of bacteria: You should ALWAYS tell your doctor of any pains, aches, or discomfort anywhere in your body, when you get your exam and PAP smear. Endometriosis can exacerbate and cause pain on any side of the abdomen. You should be on birth control pills. The doctor cannot...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pelvic Pain & Irregular Menstrual Bleeding, irregular menstrual bleeding, pinkish discharge
irregular menstrual bleeding, pinkish discharge, pain during sex: You period sounds completely normal. It is very common to have heavy bleeding for three days and then tapering off for the next few days. As long as you did not bleed for longer than 14 days at a time, there is no problems.If you have pain during sex, get...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pelvic Prolapse, pelvic muscle exercises, pelvic prolapse
pelvic muscle exercises, pelvic prolapse, chronic lung disease: Dear Cathy, You have done your homework. The symptoms you describe do sound like those associated with a uterine prolapse. Most often this condition is associated with obstetrical trauma related to lacerations or prolonged labors/deliveries which weaken...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pelvic pressure/vaginal soreness during pregnancy, vaginal soreness, fetal movements
vaginal soreness, fetal movements, pelvic pressure: If you have GBS in your urine, it was a good thing to start antibiotics. Have your urine rechecked in around one month. Make sure that you also have a test for GBS in your vagina at around 36 weeks gestation. If it is positive (carrier state) you will be treated...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pelvic rest and orgasm, spotting in early pregnancy, fetal heartbeat
spotting in early pregnancy, fetal heartbeat, heartbeats: Orgasm will not cause any problems. We place patient on pelvic rest (refrain from intercourse, avoid heavy lifting or straining, etc) whenever we see spotting. HOwever, once the spotting or bleeding stops, you can resume your regular activities, especially...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pelvis, nancy wainer cohen, seeds of doubt
nancy wainer cohen, seeds of doubt, silent knife: Hello Sue- it is very common for physicians to plant these seeds of doubt into the minds of women. There is NO way to tell how your pelvis will accomodate a delivery until you are in full, active labor. I suggest that you seek out your local midwives and have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pending Misscarrigage, pregnancy progesterone, functions of the placenta
pregnancy progesterone, functions of the placenta, progesterone level: Dear Marquis, I m not sure which question you read, but Prometrium is not always ordered for a pending or threatened miscarriage. Sometimes doctors order the Prometrium for a progesterone level which is not quite as high as they would like to have it in...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Percents?, ovulation conception, absolute key
ovulation conception, absolute key, question thanks: Hi Kristin :) There are no statistics on any person getting pregnant during ovulation. Ofcourse, we all know that the chances are great that one will concieve during that time. However many people have different medical conditions that could interfere with...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pergnancy, doing sit ups, pre ejaculation
doing sit ups, pre ejaculation, months of pregnancy: Hello Jacqueline. No, sit ups will NOT harm an embryo in the first two months or the first 6 months. They would just get too hard to do after that. If they were clothed, in water and no ejaculation happened- no, pregnancy would not happen. Remember though,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Peri-gestational bleed - miscarriage?, empty gestational sac, progesterone supplementation
empty gestational sac, progesterone supplementation, yolk sac: So far, everything appears O.K. Your HCG values are doublinig every 48 hours, indicating a viable pregnancy. Your progesterone level is not too low and the progesterone supplementation is a good idea. It is common not to see anything except an empty gestational...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Peri Oral Dermatitis, baby dear, new doctor
baby dear, new doctor, erythromiacin: Dear Carey, My suggestion would be to research it before taking it. Go to your search engine and search for Erythromiacin and pregnancy. Then try Erythoromiacin and breastfeeding or lactation. You will find some journals that will not be of much use...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Perigestational Hemorrhage, spotting during early pregnancy, ultrasound at 6 weeks
spotting during early pregnancy, ultrasound at 6 weeks, blighted ovum: Miscarriage and blighted ova occur in 15-20% of every pregnancy. There is nothing you can do to cause them and there is nothing you can do to prevent a miscarriage. Often, one can have some spotting during early pregnancy due to Perigestional bleeding which...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period, getting your period, blood clots
getting your period, blood clots, 28 days: As long as you are getting your period every 28 days, they are normal (even if they came every 21-35 days). We do not consider a period to be abnormal unless it lasts for longer than 14 days at a time. Little clots are not significant and can be ignored. Don...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period, irregular menstrual periods, illegal drug use
irregular menstrual periods, illegal drug use, ovary syndrome: Dear Jasmine, First - sorry about my delay in answering. I needed to help a friend yesterday and was away from my computer all day. Well, obviously if you have had unprotected sex since the LMP, you cannot dismiss the possibility of pregnancy and should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: No Period for 2 months and negative HPT, serum beta hcg, stopping birth control pills
serum beta hcg, stopping birth control pills, birth control pills: Dear Tiffany, If you had unprotected sex during the last couple of cycles, then you cannot dismiss the possibility of pregnancy. But the symptoms you describe are hormonal in nature and can also be related to hormone fluctuations within your cycle. That...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period, last period, july 23rd
last period, july 23rd, 28 days: Hello Angie. If your cycles are, for instance, 28 days apart, you should get your next period 28 days after the start of the last one or about Aug. 20th. Even though your cycles may have been very predictable for many months or years, it is not unusual for...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period, period during pregnancy, early pregnancy
period during pregnancy, early pregnancy, regular period: If you get your period, you are not pregnant. However, in early pregnancy, you can sometimes have some light bleeding. If the bleeding is more than a regular period, you have to get a sonogram to make sure that there are no problems with the position of the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period, birth control pills, taking the pills
birth control pills, taking the pills, last period: There is nothing you can do to prevent your period, unless you are on birth control pills. If you were taking the pills, you merely continue taking active pills and you will not get your period. However, if you were not on the pill, it is too late to start...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: About My Period, pregnancy test, last period
pregnancy test, last period, 28 days: A normal cycle is every 28 days (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) If you started your last period on September 2, tne you are due for your next period twenty-eight days later, or on September 29. You would have ovulated...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period, ovulation test kit, positive lh surge
ovulation test kit, positive lh surge, ovarian cysts: Stacy, A cycle of 21 days is short, but it may just be your body s cycle. I don t think you should worry about that. The biggest thing to consider when you are trying to get pregnant is at what point during your cycle are you ovulating. In your case,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: NO Period for 7 months?!?!, secondary amenorrhea, thyroid malfunction
secondary amenorrhea, thyroid malfunction, consecutive periods: Dear Shelbi, Unfortunately, I can t tell you that missing your period for 7 months would be considered normal. This condition is called secondary amenorrhea and it can be caused by several different things. Some of the conditions which might cause this...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period, ovulation kit, low sperm count
ovulation kit, low sperm count, ovulation tests: Hi Sandra :) Absolutely visit your doctor. Its very possible that when you did the pregnancy test, it was simply to early. Sometimes when taking the test to early, the HCG hormone in your urine, could be to weak to give an proper result. So I would definately...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: No Period, birth control pills, chronic physical illness
birth control pills, chronic physical illness, inflammatory bowel disease: Dear Lucy, If your only menstrual history is two periods which were 12 to 18 months apart, I would say you have a condition called amenorrhea (absence of menstrual periods). It is very difficult to determine whether this would be considered primary or secondary...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: No Period, birth control method, tubal ligation
birth control method, tubal ligation, baby food: Dear Bobbi, I would suspect that the lack of periods has more to do with the breastfeeding than the tubal ligation. The symptoms you describe are hormonal and it sounds like your body is starting to try and get itself regulated again, but the prolactin...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I Had My Last Period On Aug.26-Aug.30..., brownish discharge, brownish color
brownish discharge, brownish color, pregant: Hello- no I don t think you are pregnant. I think the pill is causing a variation in your periods. If you want to, do a home urine test, but I am sure it will be negative. If you don t have a normal period next month, see your caregiver- you may need a different...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period not here after abortion, pregnancy test, morning after pill
pregnancy test, morning after pill, ejaculate: If you do not get your period by a month after the abortion, and you had unprotected sex (even if he didn t ejaculate inside), I would suggest that you take a pregnancy test seven days after you missed your period. Remember, there are around 300,000 sperm...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period After Birth Control Pills, ovulation predictor kit, birth control pills
ovulation predictor kit, birth control pills, sign of pregnacy: If you are not pregnant, you may have some hormonal imbalance. YOu can, indeed, ovulate even with long cycles, but it is difficult to ascertain exactly when and if you are ovulating. YOu can purchase an ovulation predictor kit from the pharmacy and try to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period on Birthcontrol...., ovulation cycle, careful record
ovulation cycle, careful record, birthcontrol: Often, at the time of ovulation (mid cycle) you can have some vaginal bleeding that resembles a regular period but is usually shorter and lighter. Keep a careful record of all your bleeding for the next 6 months. Write down if it is staining, spotting, or...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period...and Changes..., beta hcg blood test, mentrual cycle
beta hcg blood test, mentrual cycle, pregnancy test: Hi Herlean :) Your question is definately not an inconvience, I am here to help you as much as I can ..and no question is ever a bother to me. Considering that you have had all negative tests, I would be inclined to say that you are not pregnant. ...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period/Cramps, period cramps, strange feelings
period cramps, strange feelings, yellowish discharge: Hi Robin :) There are 2 possible causes that come to mind .. First one, is that you are having a hormonal imbalance. Being on the pill, its highly effective to prevent pregnancy. But sometimes hormones will go off balance, causing bleeds, spotting, cramping...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period after last child, brestfeeding, seven months
brestfeeding, seven months, c section: As long as you are breastfeeding, you may not get your period. Even after you stop nursing, you may not get your period for up to a full year. It is normal. Once you stop nursing, see if you get your period. If you do not get your period by a few months after...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period after D&C?, old blood, long periods
old blood, long periods, time of ovulation: After a D&C for a missed abortion, you should get your period in around 28 days. For the next few cycles, you may have weird periods. It is common to have very short or very long periods. The brownish spotting is old blood from the uterus. The bleeding that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period after D&C, regular period, first period
regular period, first period, 24 years: The bleeding that you started yesterday is most likely your regular period (your first period after the D&C). It counts. After a D&C, you can safely start trying to conceive again just after you get your next period. If you started bleeding yesterday, you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period after D&C, ovulation kit, hcg levels
ovulation kit, hcg levels, bleeding time: Hi, since your bleeding sparatically right now, its possible to get pregnant right now at any given time, because ovulation is hard to determine. You could buy an ovulation kit, to keep track of it yourself, and they are highly accurate. But yes, you can...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period after D&C, blighted ovum, brown discharge
blighted ovum, brown discharge, hormone imbalance: Hi Amy :) Yes, you are fine. Your spotting, and sparatic bleeding is most likely the affects of hormone imbalance due to the DNC. It s quite common after a woman gives birth, miscarries, or has an abortion. It takes about 6 weeks or so for body to regulate...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: No Period after D&C, brown discharge, hcg level
brown discharge, hcg level, pregnancy symptoms: Dear Melodie, Most often after a miscarriage or D&C your bleeding will taper off to spotting within 7-10 days, and maybe random spotting will continue for another week. Your hCG will drop steadily, usually hitting zero during the end of the spotting, or...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period after D & C, weird bits, placental tissue
weird bits, placental tissue, bad smell: It is most likely that the new bleeding you started is actually your period. However, there is always the chance that you may still have some remnants of the placental tissue inside. Usually, a D&C will remove all remnants of the placenta until the cavity...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: No Period After Being on Depo, depo provera, hormone cycle
depo provera, hormone cycle, regular periods: Dear Felicia, If you are still not having a period as a result of your Depo use, then the likelihood of conceiving is lower. This tends to indicate that your hormone levels have not returned to normal and you are not ovulating regularly. Women who want...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period after d and c, home pregnancy test, corpus luteum cysts
home pregnancy test, corpus luteum cysts, hcg test: Dear Amanda, Most often after a miscarriage or D&C your bleeding will taper off to spotting within 7-10 days, and maybe random spotting will continue for another week. Your hCG will drop steadily, usually hitting zero during the end of the spotting, or...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period during pregnancy?, period during pregnancy, regular periods
period during pregnancy, regular periods, symptoms of pregnancy: Hi Phoebe, actually it is being seen more and more women having regular periods thru the whole pregnancy, so yes it is possible. Have you done a pregnancy test? if neg go ahead and see your ob and get a blood test and physical to see if you are pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period after EC, depo provera, emergency contraception
depo provera, emergency contraception, sore nipples: When was the first day of your last period? Have you been getting any periods after stopping the DepoProvera? After using emergency contraception you should get your period when expected (at the regular time). Remember, you can only conceive if you have sex...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period, Etc., synthyroid, regular period
synthyroid, regular period, pregnancy test: A pregnancy test will show a positive result if you are pregnant and take the test 24 days after conception, so since the test was negative, it is doubtful that you are pregnant. There really is no need to repeat the test. If you do not get a period next...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period EXTREMELY late!, home pregnancy tests, beta hcg blood test
home pregnancy tests, beta hcg blood test, home pregnancy test: Hi Mary :) You didnt say when you did the home pregnancy tests, which makes me beleive that possibly, perhaps you tested to early. So, I reccomend that you retest again. This time, make sure you do it in the morning. Your morning urine is far more concentrate...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period is lost, paraguard iud, pregnancy test
paraguard iud, pregnancy test, menstrual period: If your last period started on February 1, you were due for your next period on March 1. Since you are 15 days late for your period, I would suggest that you take a pregnancy test (even though you have an IUD). If it is positive, you should have the IUD removed....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period after m/c, chromosomal abnormality, ept
chromosomal abnormality, ept, yolk: Dear Lena, Well, you didn t say when the D&C was done, but I will assume, since you said you conceived in March and you were 7 weeks along, that it was probably around the beginning of May. The first period after a miscarriage/D&C is rarely a normal period....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period is over a month late, home pregnancy tests, negative test result
home pregnancy tests, negative test result, beta hcg blood test: Hi Shyvonne :) I was curious, and calculated your ovulation date, with the information you gave me. You would have ovulated roughly around October the 3rd. So if you are pregnant, you are about 5 weeks or so into it right now. The withdrawl method, is not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: No Period, but Neg Preg Test & late OV, best time to take a pregnancy test, last period
best time to take a pregnancy test, last period, day of ovulation: The best time to take a pregnancy test is 14-21 days after ovulation. If you believe you have ovulated on cycle day #23 (August 4), and you did not get your period on cycle day #28 (August 9), then take a pregnancy test on August 18-25). Then you will know...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period & Ovulation, ovulation predictor kit, ovulation period
ovulation predictor kit, ovulation period, local drug store: If your period now is 25 days in length (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #11. YOu can only become pregnant if you have sex on cycle day #10,11,12, or 13 each month (as long as your cycle...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period and Pregnancy, what is going on?, best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test, beta hcg: If your last perios started on June 11 and the previous one started on May 13, yuou have a 29 day cycle and you probably ovulated around June 24. You could only have become pregnant if you had unprotected sex on June 23,24,25, or 26. You could not have become...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period, no period??, forms of birthcontrol, full proof
forms of birthcontrol, full proof, sign of pregnancy: There is a possibility your pregnant. Condoms are not 100% full-proof. You should always use 2 forms of birthcontrol because none of them are full-proof. It is possible the condom was expired or it ripped or anything. I would definately get checked out because...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period Question, fertility treatments, yeast infection
fertility treatments, yeast infection, hormone changes: Sometimes, after weaning from nursing, you will not get your period for up to 12 months after weaning. However, if you want to get your period and have not, ask your doctor to induce your period for you using Provera 10mg twice a day for five days and you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period Spotting, birthcontrol pills, tender breasts
birthcontrol pills, tender breasts, symptom of pregnancy: Hi Jack.. Spotting most certainly can happen in very early pregnancy. But first, keep in mind that if your girlfriend forgot to take a pill during her cycle, that will certainly cause spotting, and sometimes will induce an early period. Stress as well,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period Spotting, birth control pills, home pregnancy test
birth control pills, home pregnancy test, waiting game: Hi Jack, Most likely, the spotting is hormonal and she may need to switch her birth control pills. However, you can t rule out pregnancy in an case. It is too early to take a home pregnancy test, so, unfortantely, it is a waiting game. Her doctor can...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period after stoping breastfeeding, stoping, provera
stoping, provera, progesterone: When you stop nursing, you may not start getting your regular cycle for up to one year. If, after a few months, you are uncomfortable with this, call your doctor and have your period induced with Provera (progesterone), 10mg twice a day for 5 days and you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period after stopping the pill, birth control pills, ortho novum 777
birth control pills, ortho novum 777, ortho novum: The medication from the birth control pills has already completely left your body. It is common to have some irregular periods or even a cesation of your period for a few months after stopping the pills. Certainly, if you have not gotten your period by now,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: No Period, No symptoms, test serum, negative beta
test serum, negative beta, beta hcg: You are defiinitely not pregnant, especially with a negative Beta hCG and the fact that you have not had sex since your last period. You probably have some hormonal imbalance. If you do not get your period in May, ask your gynecologist to induce your period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period?, ovulation predictor kit, lh surge ovulation
ovulation predictor kit, lh surge ovulation, trying for a baby: If you started to have some spotting four weeks after the D&C, you can consider that to be your period. YOu will probely ovulate in around two weeks and can start trying to conceive at that time. If you want to pinpoint the exact date of ovulation, you may...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Periods, irregular periods, exercise weight
irregular periods, exercise weight, irregularity: Hi Melissa, some women just have irregular periods... but missing one totally? Diet, too much exercise, weight loss, illness, yes your sleep pattern could be contributing. Or, your sleep could be changing due to the hormonal irregularity you are having....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Periods, home pregnancy test, horomones
home pregnancy test, horomones, blood work: Lakisha, It is very unlikely that you are pregnant because you have had your period. Your cycle just may be shortened for some reason this month. However, the only true way to know is either to take a home pregnancy test or have your doctor do some blood...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Periods 3 weeks late! sex with clothes on. Pregnant?, semen stains, consecutive periods
semen stains, consecutive periods, excessive exercise: Dear Charmee, The likelihood of you having conceived is extremely low. The fact that there was a barrier there and NO penetration of either penis or wet (with semen) fingers would make the chances slim to none. And if you were expecting your period during...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Periods, double whammy, regular period
double whammy, regular period, happy christmas: Dear Micki, Stress can definitely affect your cycles. And sometimes it takes a little while for cycles to return to normal after childbirth. So - you ve had a double whammy! :-) However, if it were me, I d get regulated. I m sure it isn t easy or necessarily...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Periods, regular period, first period
regular period, first period, childbirth: Dear Tammy, The first period after delivery is RARELY a normal period. It can be heavier than usual with more cramping or it can be lighter than normal. Ideally, you will now begin your regular cycles, as they were before delivery (given you are not breastfeeding)....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Periods after giving birth, giving birth, golden rule
giving birth, golden rule, c section: Hi Kim :) Hormones, and stress can play a major role in this, as well if you are nursing your baby. Both my children were born via c-section. With my first baby, I was bleeding non stop, for 13 weeks. It stopped, and it was just all hormone related....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Periods and the Implanon Implant, implanon implant, hot water bottle
implanon implant, hot water bottle, mersyndol: The inplant should not have this effect on anyone. My mother actually had something similar with her and they ended up having to perform a hysterectomy. Talk with your doctor because this may be the case. Make sure you drink lots of water because if your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Periods/Ovulation/Pregancy, signs of ovulation, pregnancy test
signs of ovulation, pregnancy test, menstral: Since the patch is changed weekly, if you did not change the patch twice in a row, you may have ovulated and could, indeed, have conceived. If your last period started on April 23, and you missed two weeks of patches, you would have ovulated around May 6....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Periods while pregnant, last period, placenta
last period, placenta, august 10: If you had your period, you are not pregnant. If your last period started on July 28, you could not conceive until 14 days later or around August 10. However, sometimes bleeding can occur during pregnancy. It is not your period but you can sometimes bleed...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Periods two weeks apart, home pregnancy test, misscarriage
home pregnancy test, misscarriage, period works: Wanda, Anytime you miss any pills and you have had unprotected sex, you can t rule out pregnancy. However, your period works of withdrawl from estrogen/progesterone, so, anytime you miss your pills which contain those hormones, your body is going to react...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: No Periods, birth control pills, regular periods
birth control pills, regular periods, ovulate: You are not ovulating because you are not having regular periods. You will have to be on birth control pills for awhile in order to become regular again. After you have been on birth control pills for, at least, six months, you may stop the pills and see if...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pernant and periods?, home pregnancy tests, spotting during pregnancy
home pregnancy tests, spotting during pregnancy, check ups: Lisa, It is possible to have some spotting during pregnancy, however, it doesn t sound like you are pregnant to me. First of all, home pregnancy tests are pretty accurate. Second, if you have had several periods since your unprotected intercourse, you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pevic bone pain, pelvic bone pain, symphysis pubis
pelvic bone pain, symphysis pubis, three bones: Sometimes, during pregnancy, the bones of the symphysis pubis (pubic bone) can partially separate. The pubic bone is comprised of three bones with a cement between them. During pregnancy this cement can loosen and could cause pain. Try using a man s belt...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pfannenstiel incision, total abdominal hysterectomy, plastic surgery procedure
total abdominal hysterectomy, plastic surgery procedure, symptoms of an ulcer: If you came to my office for a gyn exam, and you did not allow me to evaluate your abdomen and all scars, I would not see you as a patient. It is poor medical treatment anc can be considered malpractice. I know of no other gyn who would not inspect the scar...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PG with Twins after a LEEP, leep procedure, cerclage
leep procedure, cerclage, perinatologist: Dear Malea, You should not need a cerclage simply by virtue of having a previous LEEP procedure. The only time you would really need this automatically is if they had removed an extraordinarily large amount of cervical tissue. I m sure they will keep...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PG after a tubaligation, pregnancy after tubal ligation, stopping birth control pills
pregnancy after tubal ligation, stopping birth control pills, birth control pills: Dear Kristy, Occasionally a woman does still get 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: PID/Medroxyprogesterone, raw egg whites, irregular vaginal bleeding
raw egg whites, irregular vaginal bleeding, cervical mucus: Dear Adelina, Medroxyprogesterone is used to treat abnormal menstruation (periods) or irregular vaginal bleeding. Medroxyprogesterone is also used to bring on a normal menstrual cycle in women who menstruated normally in the past but have not menstruated...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PINK DISCHARGE, home test kits, pink discharge
home test kits, pink discharge, birth controll: Hi Sarah: This question is outside my area of expertise, but I thought I d respond, anyway. This COULD BE a sign of a urinary tract infection. Have you noticed any other symptoms, eg, pain/burning with urination, or a more frequent need to go?? ...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PIO shots - do I need higher dose with twins?, prometrium, docto
prometrium, docto, corpus luteum: If you have a luteal phase defect with a decreased amount of progesterone, we usually give you Progesterone suppositories or Prometrium 200mg/ day until you reach 12 weeks gestation. Then do not take any progesterone at all. We do not give more progesterone...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: The Pill and the Period, appetite changes, sore breasts
appetite changes, sore breasts, taking the pills: Everything sounds fine. Remember, that once you finish the active pills (cycle day @1-21) you will get the breakthrough bleeding sometime during the week you are taking the placebo pills. You can start bleeding on any day of that week. You can bleed one...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: The Pill and pregnancy, swollen tender breasts, pregnancy signs
swollen tender breasts, pregnancy signs, pregnant while on the pill: Hello Tiffany. The pills of today are VERY sensitive to the smallest variation in when you take them- be SURE it is at the same time EVERY day. Yes, your symptoms are consistent with starting the pill- it is designed to fool your ovaries into thinking you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Off the Pill, pregnant?, best time to take a pregnancy test, stopping the birth control pill
best time to take a pregnancy test, stopping the birth control pill, missing your period: Sometimes, when stopping the birth control pill, you may not get your period for awhile. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your period. If it has been seven days since you were expecting your period, take a pregnancy test....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pill ?, birth control pills, birth control method
birth control pills, birth control method, backup method: If you are taking birth control pills and started on the first day of your period, you are protected from pregnancy immediately and do not need a backup method. You could not have conceived on cycle day #7 even if you were not on any birth control method because...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pink discharge, pink discharge, pregnancy test
pink discharge, pregnancy test, trying to have a baby: Since you were due for your period on December 7, it is most likely that the pink discharge you noticed two days ago was the start of your period (it may have been your complete period this month). A period is considered normal if you bleed anywhere from 1...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pink discharge, health food store, aneamia
health food store, aneamia, pink discharge: Hello Jodi. First- your anemia is likely part of the cause for your body deciding to birth these babies early- it just can t sustain the pregnancy long enough. Go to the health food store and buy a bottle of FLORADIX- and take the maximum dose EVERY day- the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PLEASE help.. possibly pregant?, home pregnancy tests, birth control pills
home pregnancy tests, birth control pills, urine pregnancy test: You said that you were messing around on May 25-26, and that you had mid cycle bleeding 6 days later. Six days after May 25 would be May 30-31. YOu claim that you got your normal period on June 2 (only two days later). If you got your period you are not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PLZ REPLY BACK....!, water droplets, condom use
water droplets, condom use, hiv test: Nowadays, it is important to know if your partner is a carrier of HIV or not. It is not embarrassing or awkward to ask for an HIV test if you have doubts as to your partner s carrier status. You are correct that a negative result will not give you 100% safety,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PLZ reply asap, pregnancy with ovarian cysts, dr gabe mirkin, ovarian cysts
dr gabe mirkin, ovarian cysts, reply asap: Hello Sarah. You are correct about what causes the cysts- I do not believe the medication will force the eggs to be released from the current cysts, but future eggs may not develop cysts and thus will find their way into the fallopian tubes. I do believe you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PLZ reply asap, pregnancy with ovarian cysts, birth control pills, ovarian cysts
birth control pills, ovarian cysts, reply asap: Cysts are produced after the egg is released from the ovary (ovulation) when the space that the egg came from fills in with either fluid or blood. These cysts usually disappear each month and regrow. A cyst that you had a few months ago is not the same cyst...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PLZ reply asap, pregnancy with ovarian cysts, ovarian cysts, reply asap
ovarian cysts, reply asap, natural cycles: The eggs are being released along with the cyst. This is called polycystic ovaries. When you ovulate the cyst comes out just like an egg would. This is exactly what happened to me when I was 15. I eventually had to have surgery to remove my cyst because...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Placenta, fetal heartbeat, non stress test
fetal heartbeat, non stress test, fetal movement: I do not know what your doctor meant by old and tired . It is not an acceptable term when referring to a placenta. As you reach your due date (after 38 weeks) the placenta can become mature and a sonogram can show a different levels of maturity in the placenta....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Placenta Abruption, subchorionic hematoma, baby thanks
subchorionic hematoma, baby thanks, bedrest: At 15 weeks gestation, it is doubtful that the spots are due to placental abruption. It is more likely that they are due to a subchorionic hematoma which is a sequestration of blood in the folds of the developing placenta. If it was definitely diagnosed...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Placenta Abruption, placenta abruption, back spasm
placenta abruption, back spasm, pulmonary embolism: If you had difficulty breathing with pressure in your head, and a rapid heartrate, you, certainly, should have been evaluated in the ER. You may have had a pulmonary embolism or a heart attack. If you had vaginal bleeding and pain (whether it was in your back...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Placenta Attachment Abnormality, intrauterine growth restriction, reactive nst
intrauterine growth restriction, reactive nst, steady heartbeat: If there is evidence (in any way) of intrauterine growth restriction we usually perform non stress tests (NST) weekly after 28 weeks gestation. The NST is a test that determines how the baby is reacting to its own movement. There should be a steady heartbeat...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Placenta issues in early pregnancy, internal ultrasound, early pregnancy
internal ultrasound, early pregnancy, fri: It sounds like you merely have a subcnorionic hematoma, a blood clot that is formed during the development of the placenta and that has no effect on the pregnancy or on the baby. The clot should continue to become smaller and smaller and you will eventually...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Placenta Previa, sonogram, 26th march
sonogram, 26th march, menstrual period: At 12 weeks it is too early to tell. Repeat the sonogram and, if it still shows evidence that the placenta still covers the cervix, keep following the placenta. There is no moderate placenta previa. There is partial placenta or complete placenta,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Placenta Previa, complete placenta previa, normal vaginal delivery
complete placenta previa, normal vaginal delivery, cervis: The placenta can implant in the wall of the uterus, or partially covering the opening of the cervix, or completely covering the cervis. If it is completely covering the opening of the cervix it is called a complete placenta previa . If it is partially covering...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Placenta, uterus contracts, inner surface
uterus contracts, inner surface, circulatory system: Hello Reagan. The placenta is attatched to the inner surface of the uterus by millions of little blood vessels that have pushed themselves into the blood filled layer of the uterus. That is where the nutrients and oxygen pass from the mother to the placenta,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Placental Abruption risk with resolved SCH, subchorionic hematoma, cervical os
subchorionic hematoma, cervical os, early pregnancy: A subchorionic hematoma is merely a sequestration of blood in the folds of the developing placenta. Once the blood dissipates, there usually is no further problem. It is not a risk for placenta previa. Placenta previa is caused by a placenta that situates...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Placental Bleeding in Early Pregnancy (10w2d), bleeding in early pregnancy, subchorionic
bleeding in early pregnancy, subchorionic, good heart: Don t be upset. It is normal, during the formation of the placenta (between 10 weeks and 14 weeks gestation) to have a slight bleed into the folds of the placenta while it is implanting into the uterus. This is called a subchorionic bleed and will not cause...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Placental Bleeding, subchorionic hematoma, student midwife
subchorionic hematoma, student midwife, bleeding in pregnancy: I have not heard of any extra placental tissue. Between 10-12 weeks gestation, while the placenta is forming, there can be a sequestration of blood within the folds of the developing placenta. This is called a subchorionic hematoma and usually does not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Placental Lake, ultrasound technician, sinuses
ultrasound technician, sinuses, placenta: The placenta is not comprised of blood vessels, but rather a series of lakes or sinuses containing blood that transvers between the fetus and the mother s uterus. It is quite normal to see a placnetal lake that is as large as 3cm. It is not harmful to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Placental/ Venous Lakes, miscarrage, menstral cycle
miscarrage, menstral cycle, perinatologist: I have never seen venous lakes as large as you describe. Perhaps another sonogram will show that it was an artifact and is within normal limits. I doubt that there is anything you can do. There is probably a higher risk of placental abruption which could possibly...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Plan B, pregnancy test, last period
pregnancy test, last period, plan b: If you took a pregnancy test on April 1 and it was negative, you are not pregnant. If you had a period on February 16, you would have ovulated on March 1 and could have conceived on February 28, March 1,2, or 3. Blan B would have terminated the pregnancy it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Plan B, birth control pills, pregnancy tests
birth control pills, pregnancy tests, pregnancy test: You did the right thing and took Plan B within 72 hours of sex. (It is even good for 120 hours after intercourse). Since you got your period, and several pregnancy tests were negative, you are definitly not pregnant.If your last period started on February...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Plan b, birth control pills, ovulation period
birth control pills, ovulation period, plan b pill: Hi Stacia :) According to your last period, you would have ovulated roughly the 12th of October. Now, this is simply going by the assumption that you have a regular cycle. Given that you took the Plan B pill, I think you are just fine. I think you were...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Planning Pregnancy, different blood types, multiple miscarriages
different blood types, multiple miscarriages, incompatibility issue: Dear Erika, There should not be a problem with conception for you and your husband based on you having the same blood type. There would be more of a chance of an incompatibility issue if your husband had blood type A, B, or AB. Blood Type O carries anti-A...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Please Help, mentrual period, urinary problem
mentrual period, urinary problem, neurological problem: You appear to have urgency that suddenly appears. There may be some neurological problem in your bladder or you may have some pressure problems. I doubt that it is related to your menstrual cycle, but I think you should discuss it with a urologist if it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Please Help, hormone cycles, baby june
hormone cycles, baby june, pregnancy test: Dear Jamie, This is easily solved if you had an ultrasound done within the first 12 weeks. Ultrasounds done before 16-20, but ESPECIALLY those done at 12 weeks or before are extremely accurate in dating a pregnancy. After that time, conditions can cause...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Please Help!! Im confused, early sign of pregnancy, noriday
early sign of pregnancy, noriday, fertile window: Dear Nicky, Breast tenderness or swelling can be an early sign of pregnancy, but it is generally a hormonal symptom and you really cannot diagnose pregnancy based on symptoms alone. If your LMP was 3/9, based on a 28 day cycle, your fertile window would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Please Help, yeast infection, erect penis
yeast infection, erect penis, ky jelly: Sometimes, the vagina can be very dry and be painful upon insertion during intercourse. Once you have ruled out any iinfections or inflammation, this condition is often helped by two methods. One is a longer period of foreplay, allowing more excitement and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Please help, who is the father??, home pregnancy test, strong heart
home pregnancy test, strong heart, conception date: Dear Tallia, Gestational age is always based on the 1st day of the LMP. You ve kind of answered your own concerns... on 1/3 they told you that the baby was CONCEIVED approximately 4 weeks, 4 days before. That would have been the end of November, as we figured...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Please Respond, ovulation period, sad thing
ovulation period, sad thing, abortion: You could be pregnant certainly. The best thing to do is take a test. Please if you are not wanting to be pregnant, use protection. Abortion is such a sad thing. Think what life would be like if your mom would have had an abortion, oh, you wouldn t be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Please respond quickly very worried., lubricant, condom
lubricant, condom, good luck: Hello, I am sorry it took me so long to respond, I usually like to get back to people sooner. The chances of her being pregnant are slim based on the information you told me, but the chance is there, I think it is probably small. I think the delay in...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Please respond quickly very worried., pregnancy test, last period
pregnancy test, last period, unprotected sex: If her period started on September 16, she could not have ovulated until, at least, September 29. She could not have become pregnant unless she had unprotected sex on September 28,29,30, or October 1. She could not have become pregnant on the second day of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Please respond quickly very worried., absent periods, lubricant
absent periods, lubricant, condoms: There is always a small chance of pregnancy even with condoms. I would say she most likely isn t pregnant since you did use protection. Sometimes having sex can stop a girls period. I wouldn t worry to much because like you said she is stressed about it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Please tell me if this sounds like implantation bleeding.., excessive weight gain, heavy periods
excessive weight gain, heavy periods, implantation bleeding: Dear Melanie, Implantation bleeding can be brown, red, pink - barely noticeable or mistaken for a period. It is different for different women. Some women don t even experience it. So it would be very difficult for me to tell you for sure, based on this...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Plexus Cyst on baby's brain, choroid plexus cyst, choroid plexus cysts
choroid plexus cyst, choroid plexus cysts, 3rd trimester: Don t worry. A choroid Plexus cyst is caused by a collection of cerebrospinal fluid within the folds of the choroid plexus. It occurs in 0.18-3.6% of sonograms during the 2nd trimester. The cyst usually disappears in the 3rd trimester. The cysts that remain...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pls help me on this :(, home pregnancy test, obgyn doctor
home pregnancy test, obgyn doctor, draw blood: Hi Lina, did your ob draw blood for a blood pregnancy test or do an ultrasound? if not either go back and insist on one or go t your local ER and complain of your symptoms and tell them to do the test and ultrasound and call your ob or another in with the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PMS But No Period -- Pregnant???, pms symptoms, signs of pregnancy
pms symptoms, signs of pregnancy, breast soreness: If you have regular periods, and the first day of your last period was December 4, you would have ovulated on December 17, and could have conceived if you had unprotected sex on December 16,17,18, or 19. YOu could not have become pregnant on any other day...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PMS symptoms, no period, not pregnant, home pregnancy test, pms symptoms
home pregnancy test, pms symptoms, gynecologist: As you approach youyr 40s, you can occasionally miss a period or have two in one month, due to hormonal imbalance. If the pregnancy test was negative, and you do not get your period by the end of March, make an appointment with your gynecologist and have your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PMS symptoms, best time to take a pregnancy test, symptoms of pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, symptoms of pregnancy, breast tenderness: True PMS sympotom do not appear until within 1-2 days of the onset of your period. Ovulation occurs around 14 days from the first day of your period. If you do become pregnant around the time of ovulation, a pregnancy test will not show a positive result...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PMS/weight gain, water pills, peroid
water pills, peroid, water retention: Very often, as you reach the time of your period, you will retain water, become bloated, have headaches, and appear to put on weight. This weight is usually just due to water retention. Some patients request water pills (diuretics) to use at the time of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: POSSIBLE MISCARIAGE, dr appt, tubal pregnancy
dr appt, tubal pregnancy, many blessings: Even if you had a tubal pregnancy, and they removed the damaged tube, you still can conceive, as long as you have one patent tube. If your last period started on March 12, you would have ovulated around March 25 amd could have conceived if you had sex on March...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: POSTERIOR CERVIX AND PRELABOR, braxton hicks contractions, posterior cervix
braxton hicks contractions, posterior cervix, live births: The position of your cervix will not influence the type of delivery you have (vaginal or cesarean). Did you have a sonogram at any time during the pregnancy? The sonogram should have given you a due date and calculated how far pregnant you were at the time...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Poison ivy?, pregnancy check, poison ivy
pregnancy check, poison ivy, lidex: Poison Ivy is not harmful to the pregnancy or to the baby. However, it would be quite annoying if you contracted it from your boyfriend. It can only be transmitted through direct contact (skin to skin). I would suggest that you avoid contact until the lesions...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrom Question, birth control pills, ortho tricyclen
birth control pills, ortho tricyclen, poly cystic: HI Cait, I would for sure go see the gyn to find out what is going on, since the time you were on the pill last, there may be other meds or pills out on the market that you may be able to tolerate. Get it checked before you experience other symtoms...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), metformin in the treatment of pcos, cysts on the ovaries
metformin in the treatment of pcos, cysts on the ovaries, pcos and pregnancy: There is a differency between simple ovarian cysts (even multiple) and PCOS. We have been having much success with the use of Metformin in the treatment of PCOS and it can, indeed, be continued during pregnancy. Sometimes, we use metformin in addition to Clomid...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, irregular periods, birth control pill
irregular periods, birth control pill, cysts: Hi Jyoti, Thank you for your question, as you have read up on this disease you will know all about it. That each time you produce an egg in the middle of your cycle so if this isnt fertilized it comes away in your period. POS means that your ovary has...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Polypoid endocervicitis, endocervicitis, pathology report
endocervicitis, pathology report, regular period: The pathology report is normal and, if all the products of conception were removed during the D&C and the cervix is now closed and you have stopped bleeding, you can start trying to conceive, once again, after you have a normal period. There is no treatment...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Polyps, retroflexed uterus, irregular periods
retroflexed uterus, irregular periods, endometrial thickness: A retroverted, retroflexed uterus is merely a uterus that is tilted backwards. It will not cause any problems, but may sometimes cause some pressure in your rectum during sex. A dominant follicle is a follicle (egg) that is about to be ovulated. You did...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Popping while walking, pain in the buttock, dr appointment
pain in the buttock, dr appointment, rough surfaces: Dear Jenny, Congratulations on your pregnancy. I haven t have a patient with broken tailbones in my practice. Popping sound is usually caused by one of the following reasons: 1. Gases (oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide) that are accumulated and released...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Positive AFP test result, positive afp test, amniocentesis
positive afp test, amniocentesis, test result: At the age of 35, the risk for Down s syndrome is 1 in 350 just based on your age. If the AFP showed a 1 in 150 chance it is significant and we must recommend amniocentesis to rule out the disease. Remember that you have a 149 in 150 chance of having a perfectly...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Positive HPT w/ Copper IUD, signs of an ectopic pregnancy, ruptured ectopic pregnancy
signs of an ectopic pregnancy, ruptured ectopic pregnancy, copper iud: Dear Michelle, Boy - tough one. It really is a better question for your doctor who knows what your fibroid condition really looks like. I would like to think that the ultrasound technician should have been able to distinguish the sac regardless of your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Positive hpt, ept test, green teas
ept test, green teas, white willow: Dear Lena, The best time to take a HPT is upon waking with 1st morning urine. That is when you will get a concentrated sample and the most accurate results. As for the Rapid Slim, if you only took one, the risk is very low, if any at all. The ingredients...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Positive Pg Test after miscarriage, typical pregnancy, hcg hormone
typical pregnancy, hcg hormone, pregnancy test: Hi Valerie, and thanks for Writing :) Well, there are 2 things that could be going on with you. You could still be feeling the symtoms of your pregnancy, even though its termintated. It can take up to 6-8 weeks, for your body to return to normal. Your hormones,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Positive Pregnancy Test / Bleeding, bleeding in pregnancy, pregnancy test
bleeding in pregnancy, pregnancy test, regular period: Tracey, It is possible to miscarry this early. In fact, a lot of women don t even know they have miscarried because sometimes, it is just like a regular period. That isn t always the case though. Although bleeding in pregnancy is alarming, especially...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Positive Pregnancy Test, best time to take a pregnancy test, viable pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, viable pregnancy, missing your period: When was the first day of your last period? The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your period. If you keep having equivocal tests, take two blood tests for pregnancy (Beta HCG) 48 hours apart. If there is a doubling of the results...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Positive pregnancy test after miscarraige, pregnancy hormone, miscarraige
pregnancy hormone, miscarraige, pregnancy test: Hi Heather! At this point Heather, its unlikely you would get a pregnancy positive result, unless you are indeed pregnant. Now, it usually takes about 4-6 weeks for the pregnancy hormone to diminish after a miscarriage, or giving birth. But you said that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Positive pregnancy test with regular "period", bleeding in early pregnancy, home pregnancy test
bleeding in early pregnancy, home pregnancy test, frequent urinating: Dear Laura, Many women experience bleeding in early pregnancy. Vaginal bleeding can occur frequently in the 1st trimester of pregnancy and may not be a sign of problems. Bleeding can be a sign of miscarriage but does not mean that miscarriage is imminent....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Positive pregnancy tests, home pregnancy test, last monday morning
home pregnancy test, last monday morning, beta hcg: Sometimes, it takes around 10 weeks for the pregnancy hormones to disappear after a delivery. If you had a positive test and then a negative, test, you are not pregnant. If you want to be absolutely sure, take two blood tests for pregnancy (Beta HCG). If...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Positive Readings and Ultrasounds, intrauterine gestation, beta hcg
intrauterine gestation, beta hcg, hcg test: The Lupron will not harm the pregnancy or the fetus. However, since you have not had a period since January 20, there is no way to know exactly when you conceived. A pregnancy test will not show a positive result until 14 days after conception. If you had...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possibe pegnancy, ovulation predictor kit, best time to take a pregnancy test
ovulation predictor kit, best time to take a pregnancy test, nausea and fatigue: If your last period started on April 9, then you are due for your next period on May 6. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your period. Take a pregnancy test on May 13. If the test is negative, you are not pregnant. Bleeding...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possibility of Pregnancy, stomach toning exercises, emergency contraceptive pills
stomach toning exercises, emergency contraceptive pills, home pregnancy test: Are you on the week of your reminder pills right now? (or no pills at all?) If you have not started back up with the active pills yet you are not late. If you have started back with the active pills go ahead and take a test. But I doupt you are pregnant....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possibility of pregancy right before period is due?, best time to take a pregnancy test, natural birth control
best time to take a pregnancy test, natural birth control, birth control method: If your last period started on April 1, you would have ovulated on April 14 and, the earliest you could have conceived was if you had sex on april 13,14,15, or 16. You could not have conceived if yoo had sex a day prior to your next period because it is too...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possibility of pregnancy, birth control pills, best time to take a pregnancy test
birth control pills, best time to take a pregnancy test, placebo pill: Usually, it takes two weeks (14 days) before you are completely protected after starting birth control pills. You should be taking the pills in order from the first pill to the last and then the placebos (cycle day #22-28). When you start the placebos, you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is It Possible?, pregnancy after tubal ligation, hormone fluctuations
pregnancy after tubal ligation, hormone fluctuations, pregnancy after tubal: Dear wondering , Occasionally a woman can still get 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,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible causes of postcoital bleeding?, female superior position, uterine polyps
female superior position, uterine polyps, bleeding after sex: Try to have an exam while you are having the postcoital bleedng. If there is any scratch or laceration in the vagina, it will be seen in a speculum exam. If it is due to hormonal imbalance, the doctor may be able to ascertain that. Are you sure that the bleeding...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible gestational sac, menstral cycle, nabothian cyst
menstral cycle, nabothian cyst, gestational sac: Dear Jeanine, I know - the HPV thing is confusing. And before we actually found the HPV virus and started linking it with abnormal Pap smears, women just had bad Paps and didn t think it had anything to do with anything else. If the HPV strain is type 16...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible infertility?, birth control pills, blood thinner
birth control pills, blood thinner, getting your period: If you are not getting your period regularly, you are, therefore, not ovulating every month. You cannot conceive unless you ovulate. The Clomid may help, but Clomid only increases the chances of ovulation. We know that you can, indeed, conceive because you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible infertility, menstral cycle, nuvoring
menstral cycle, nuvoring, pregnancy test: When the NuvoRing fell out, did you reinsert it? If you did not reinsert it, you may have ovulated around April 1. If you did resinsert the ring, you would not have ovulated around April 1. If you did ovulated on April 1, you could only have conceived if...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible Miscarriage, bleeding in early pregnancy, heart activity
bleeding in early pregnancy, heart activity, prenatal vitamins: Dear Darlene, First - sorry about my delay in answering. I needed to help a friend yesterday and was away from my computer all day. It sounds like you are doing exactly what you should be doing. At 6 weeks gestation, we like to see heart activity on...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible miscarriage ?, grade dysplasia, sign of pregnancy
grade dysplasia, sign of pregnancy, yeast infection: If you missed your period, you should take a pregnancy test and you will know for sure. If you have a regular cycle and your last period started on September 14, ovulation occurs on September 28. You could only have conceived if you had sex on Sepember 27,28,29,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible Preg., bluish tinge, signs of preg
bluish tinge, signs of preg, positive signs: Hello Tirza. It means that if you were to put a speculum into the vagina and shine a light inside, the walls of the vagina would have a bluish color due to newly increased blood supply. This is something only an experienced midwife or dr can detect. Hope that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible Pregnancy, birth control pill, intercourse
birth control pill, intercourse, 3pm: Any time you miss a pill you have a greater chance of getting pregnant. However, the odds are for you b/c missing just one pill sometimes means the last pill will still be in effect. Also...you can conceive up to 7 days after the initial intercourse so if...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible Pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, blood in discharge
best time to take a pregnancy test, blood in discharge, typical periods: If you think that your last period started on November 14, then you were due for your next period on December 11. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your next period. The gush that you had on December 11 could have been your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible Pregnancy?, symptoms of early pregnancy, implantation bleeding
symptoms of early pregnancy, implantation bleeding, orthotricyclen lo: Since you did get your period on December 23, you probably are not pregnant. When you start a pill (after having been off for awhile) you can get irregular cycles or breakthrough bleeding for around 3 months, until it equilabrates to your body. Just keep a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible Pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, birth control pills
best time to take a pregnancy test, birth control pills, ortho tri cyclen: I doubt that you are pregnant since you have not missed any birth control pills and the efficacy of the pills are 99.9% against pregnancy. We never care when the last day of youor period was. It is important to know when the first day of your last period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible Pregnancy, blue veins, sore nipples
blue veins, sore nipples, pregnacy test: If you had sex around the time of ovulation, you certainly could have conceived. The best time to take a pregnacy test is seven days after you miss your next period. You are due for your next period on March 3. If you do not get your period by March 10, take...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible Pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest signs of pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest signs of pregnancy, negative pregnancy test: If you had a period in February (even if it was only 3-4 days) you are not pregnant, especially since the blood test was negative. A period is considered normal if you bleed less than 14 days. Even if your period was only 1 day in length, it is normal. Just...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible Pregnancy?, pregnancy cycle, perfect machine
pregnancy cycle, perfect machine, last period: HI Debbie, well, usually you would ovulate about 10-14 days after the first day of your period.... but since the body is not a perfect machine, ovulating a bit early is possible. Let s look at the possibilities: you got your period on DAY ONE. It lasted...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible Pregnancy?, pregnancy implantation, late periods
pregnancy implantation, late periods, irregular periods: Hi Heather :) And thanks for writing :) Taking your pills 10-15 minutes later is really not going to make exposed to pregnancy. The birthcontrol pill is 99.9 percent effective, there is always that 1 % of pregnancy. However, in your case I really dont...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible Pregnancy?, tender breasts, severe headaches
tender breasts, severe headaches, panty liner: Dear Janel, Most often after a miscarriage or D&C your bleeding will taper off to spotting within 7-10 days, and maybe random spotting will continue for another week. Your hCG will drop steadily, usually hitting zero during the end of the spotting, or about...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible Pregnancy, doctors taking new patients, family doctors
doctors taking new patients, family doctors, regular period: Hello Sherry-Lynn- well, I wonder if you have been sick during this time- cold, flu etc? However, I think you DO need to have this checked out- be sure to continue taking your pill if you are trying to prevent pregnancy. It does sound to me like your hormones...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible Pregnancy, birth control pill, second period
birth control pill, second period, half days: The second period may just be a fluke do to all the problems you had and the fact that you stopped the birth control pill. I am not clear at what point they were stopped in this. I suggest if you think you may be pregnant take a test. It could have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible Pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, ortho evra patch
best time to take a pregnancy test, ortho evra patch, ortho evra: I doubt that you are pregnant since you are taking the patch. It does not matter if the patch is on or off. You are still protected from pregnancy. In addition, if your last period started on September 4, the earliest that you could have conceived would have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible Pregnancy, ortho evra patch, ortho evra
ortho evra patch, ortho evra, hcg levels: The patch is very much like the pill. Sometimes either can cause what is known as break through bleeding. It is bleeding that occurs when it is not suppose to basically. It is not harmful and does not indicate pregnancy. If you are worried about being...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible Pregnancy?, ovulation period, mentrual period
ovulation period, mentrual period, pregnancy test: If your last period started on September 30, you probably will not ovulated until October 14. Therefore, you cannot conceive unless you have sex on October 13, 14, 15, or 16. It is very doubtful that you became pregnant two days before your period. Certainly,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible Pregnancy, ovulation predictor kit, beta hcg
ovulation predictor kit, beta hcg, blood test for pregnancy: By now, if you have not had your period, a pregnancy test would be accurate. If it still shows a negative result, you are not pregnant. If you still are unconvinced, take a blood test for pregnancy (Beta HCG) and you will know for sure. If the test is negative,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible Pregnancy?, home pregnancy test, beta hcg
home pregnancy test, beta hcg, stay at home mom: If you have a normal 28 day cycle, and a pregnancy test was negative a week after you were supposed to get your period, you are most likely not pregnant. If you have any doubts, take a blood test for pregnancy (Beta HCG) which is a bit more accurate. If that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible Pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, sick to my stomach
best time to take a pregnancy test, sick to my stomach, last period: If the first day of your last period was June 4, then you would have ovulated on June 17 and could have only conceived if you had unprotected sex on June 16,17,18, or 19. If you did concieve on one of those days, a pregnancy test will not show a positive result...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible Pregnancy After Tubal Ligation, home pregnancy test, pregnancy after tubal
home pregnancy test, pregnancy after tubal, clock work: The manufacturers of all home pregnancy tests claim that the test cannot be considred positive unless the lines are dark and bold. A faint line is considered to be a negative test. HOwever, even though blood pregnancy tests are more accurate, they have been...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible Pregnancy, birth control pill, last period
birth control pill, last period, 3pm: As long as you took Wednesday s pill on Thursday in addition to Thursday s pill, you have really not missed any pills and will not ovulate. YOu may see some spotting, but you will not become pregnant, as long as you continue to take the pills. If you miss...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible pregnancy, stopping birth control, hello dawn
stopping birth control, hello dawn, birth control patch: Hello Dawn- the spotting is probably just your body trying to rebalance after the birth control. You really cannot expect your body to be ready to conceive and carry a pregnancy to term after using birth control like the patch. You must have three NORMAL menstrual...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible pregnancy?, birth control pill, breast tenderness
birth control pill, breast tenderness, kind of birth: HI Rachel I would go back and see my obgyn and get a hormonal study done, this just sounds like maybe it is not strong enough for you. Another thing to consider is have you taken any antibiotics or anthing during the cycle? I really don t believe at this...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible pregnancy, lower abdominal pain, frequent urination
lower abdominal pain, frequent urination, pregnancy test: If your last period started on April 27, you could have ovulated around May 10, and could have conceived if you had unprotected sex on May 9,10,11,or 12. HOwever, urinary frequency is more a sign of a urinary tract infection than a pregnancy. I would have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible pregnancy, false negative pregnancy test, negative pregnancy test
false negative pregnancy test, negative pregnancy test, false negative pregnancy: Hello Ally, if your period is late but you are testing negative- you are probably NOT pregnant. Lots of things can cause a period to be late- including worrying about BEING pregnant- whether you WANT the pregnancy or not. A blood test from the dr might be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible pregnancy, pregnancy test, period 2
pregnancy test, period 2, giving birth: Hello Angelique- as long as you are nursing, your periods can vary a great deal. The slightest extra bit of sucking on the days that you are trying to ovulate will delay ovulation and thus your period. Of course pregnancy is certainly possible when you are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible pregnancy?, nausa, sex with my husband
nausa, sex with my husband, pregnancy test: I doubt what happened is caused by pregnacy, but I could not tell you that for sure. Whatever caused your problem is probably what caused your period to stop, but I would not put my money on you being pregnant. It would take about two weeks to show...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, breast tenderness
best time to take a pregnancy test, breast tenderness, last period: If your last period started at the end of August and you started the Yasmin on September 3, then it is extremely unlikely that you ahve become pregnant. If you did not take any birth control and your last period started at the end of August, you could have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible pregnancy, pregnancy test, menstrual flow
pregnancy test, menstrual flow, last period: I can t tell you if you are pregnant because you did not mention the date of the first day of your last period. You merely said it was the beginning of last month. I have to know exactly. If your last period started on May 1, ovulation would occur on May...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible pregnancy???, hormone fluctuations, regular periods
hormone fluctuations, regular periods, morning urine: Dear Colleen, If you had unprotected sex during the last cycle, 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 is why it so...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible pregnancy while on Ortho-Novum, ortho novum, chances of pregnancy
ortho novum, chances of pregnancy, pregnancy test: I doubt that you are pregnant. If your last period started on October 23, the earliest you would have ovulated (if you did not have the ring in place) would have been November 5 and you could only have conceived if you had unprotected sex on November 4,5,6,...

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

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible subchorionic hematoma?, beta hcg blood test, subchorionic hematoma
beta hcg blood test, subchorionic hematoma, ectopic pregnancy: If your last period started on December 24, yuou are now only 6 weeks 3 days preg nant (from your last period). Usually, we do not see a subchorionic bleed until the placenta starts forming ,and they can usually see the bleed (or hematoma) via sonogram. They...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible Viable Pregnancy Still?, beta hcg, viable pregnancy
beta hcg, viable pregnancy, gestational sac: Prior to the Beta HCG reaching 1000 (the discriminatory zone) we do not see any fetus in the uterus.) We may sometimes see a gestational sac, but no baby. This corresponds to a 6 weeks size fetus (from your last period). I would wait another week and take...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possiblitity of preg, signs of pms, pms symptoms
signs of pms, pms symptoms, orthocyclen: Hello. You did NOT have unprotected sex as far as pregnacy goes. You were on the pill. While it is true you should try to take them at the same time, missing by only a few hours should not increase your risk enough to worry about. As far as not gettnig...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possibly Pregnant, best time to take a pregnancy test, pregnancy urine test
best time to take a pregnancy test, pregnancy urine test, tender breasts: The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after you miss your period. If you expected your peeriod on January 23, take a pregnancy test on January 30 if you have not started your period by then. If it is negative at that time, you are not pregnant....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possibly Pregnant, breast tenderness, pregnancy symptoms
breast tenderness, pregnancy symptoms, pregnancy test: Hi Prima, have you taken a pregnancy test yet? if not do so. Breast tenderness is a symptom during pregnancy, however it doesn t mean that every time you are pregnant because each pregnancy is different with different degrees of the symptoms. Go see your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possibly Pregnant?, pregnancy symptoms, annivesary
pregnancy symptoms, annivesary, negative test: Carmen, You may still be pregnant. There are many reasons for a false negative test. You may be too early for your HPT to detect the hormone in the urine. A small amount of wine one time in pregnancy has an incredibly small chance of causing any harm...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possibly Pregnant?, rapid weight loss, irregular bleeding
rapid weight loss, irregular bleeding, hormonal imbalance: Dear Justin, It sounds much more likely that the other circumstances in her life are what is affecting her cycles than a potential pregnancy. If you had had unprotected sex, even once, I would say your chances were greater. But you are not saying that....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possibly Pregnant, home pregnancy tests, hcg blood test
home pregnancy tests, hcg blood test, ovulation cycle: You may have either a very, very early pregnancy, or may have miscarried. If you repeat the blood test and the HCG value is less than 26, you will know that you miscarried. If you repeat it and there is a doubling of the results in 48 hours, it may be a viable...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possibly pregnant?, menstrual irregularities, consecutive periods
menstrual irregularities, consecutive periods, valentine s day: Dear Sarah, Unless he masturbated/ejaculated and then penetrated you with his fingers after doing so, you should be safe from pregnancy from that encounter. And 9 weeks from the encounter should be more than enough time for a pregnancy test to come back...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possibly pregnant, nausea and fatigue, earliest symptoms of pregnancy
nausea and fatigue, earliest symptoms of pregnancy, symptoms of pregnancy: Although the earliest symptoms of pregnancy are breast tenderness, nausea,and fatigue, you can be pregnant and not have any of the symptoms above except for amenorrhea. If you miss your period for more than 7 days, take a pregnancy test. If it is negative,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Post Baby Period, home pregnancy test, sperm cells
home pregnancy test, sperm cells, pregnancy delivery: Dear Tiffany, Well - the fact that you had unprotected sex within the few days of your ovulation date puts you at risk for pregnancy. Sperm cells can survive up to five days once past the cervix. Also - pulling out, or withdrawal, has historically been...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Post D&C, painful cramps, cervix
painful cramps, cervix, uterus: During an post-D&C exam, we check to see if the cervix is, indeed, closed and if the uterus is back to normal size (bimanual exam). That indicates that all is back to normal. If you had any infection, you would have fever or have a foul smelling discharge...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Post intercourse pain, etc., intercourse pain, minuites
intercourse pain, minuites, previous question: Try this when you get the erection do not insert for intercourse let it subside and become erect several times. This is part of foreplay and will intern help get her really wet and aroused and another thing to try is to masturbate beforehand and ejaculate...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Post- Mirena- Please Help!!!!, mirena iud, breast tenderness
mirena iud, breast tenderness, pms symptoms: Dear Amanda, Since the Mirena IUD contains a hormone (Levonorgestrel) which helps to decrease the volume of a woman s period, it really is not surprising that this first period would be a bit heavier without that hormone. The cervix is softer during the...