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ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: painting with latex, latex paint, better than oil
latex paint, better than oil, mask: Latex paint is better than oil based but if at all possible avoid it all. You don t know what is in there. If you must paint wear a mask and let your area be WELL aired. If you can however, try and let Dad or someone else tend to the painting. Good...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: palpitations during pregnancy, transient hypotension, incompetent cervix
transient hypotension, incompetent cervix, overactive thyroid: It is quite common to develop palpitations during pregnancy and it is, mose likely, not due to eating sweets. YOu may have had some transient hypotension due to the exercise. I cannot explain the sensation you had in your vagina, but if you continue to have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: panic attacks, meditation music, delevery
meditation music, delevery, anxious thoughts: Dear Dee, In my experience, the absolute best way to minimize fear is to gain knowledge about whatever it is you are feeling anxiety about. You didn t say specifically what fears you are struggling with, but if you would like to write back about anything...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: panic!missed period, birth control pills, pregnancy test
birth control pills, pregnancy test, irregular cycles: If your last period started on June 9, and you have not had a period in July yet, I would suggest that you take a pregnancy test at this time. YOu were due for your period on July 6 and it is already more than two weeks late. By now, a pregnancy test would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pap smears, atypical squamous cells, pap smear
atypical squamous cells, pap smear, situ cancer: A PAP smear is a test for cervical cancer. By looking at the cells of your cervix, we can see if there is any changes in the cells that lead to cancer. The spectrum is as follows: Normal, ASCUS (atypical squamous cells of undetermined origin), LSIL(low grade...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: para definition, number of abortions, paramedic instructor
number of abortions, paramedic instructor, digit system: We speak of gravida and parity. Gravid is the number of times a woman was pregnant, whether she deliverd or not, indluding the present pregnancy. Parity is the number of times a woman has come to term and delivered a baby. We use a four digit system to describe...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: parvovirus in pregnancy, parvovirus in pregnancy, fifth disease
parvovirus in pregnancy, fifth disease, parvovirus: There is nothing you can do if you develop Fifth s Disease during pregnancy except hope that it will not harm the baby. If you have antibodies to Parvovirus, you may have been exposed many years ago, or may have been exposed recently. HOwever, as long as you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: passing the due date, baby head, amniotic fluid
baby head, amniotic fluid, eating habbits: Hi, Some women need some help going into labor for whatever reason. Your pregnancy should not go past 41 weeks because the placenta becomes old and your amniotic fluid usually decreases. There isn t much you can do to speed things along. You can...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: passing out while pregnant, low hemoglobin, iron supplementation
low hemoglobin, iron supplementation, seizure disorder: Either you have a low hemoglobin and need iron supplementation (which is common during pregnancy) or you may have a seizure disorder ( Petite mal ) which can give you spells such as you described. I would definitely call your obstetrician and describe what...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: past duedate, non stress test, biophysical profile
non stress test, biophysical profile, sonogram: It depends on when the sonogram was taken as to which due date is more accurate. If the due date of February 29 was based on her last period (which would have been May 13) and the sonogram was just recently taken, I would take more stock with the February...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: past laser conization surgery, cerclage, second trimester
cerclage, second trimester, dysplasia: Katherine, It is always wait and see , but it is unlikely that the cone will be a problem, either with failing to remain tight or to fail to dilate in labor. There are some tests that can be done to follow the cervical lenghth during the second trimester...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: patch and period, seasonale birth control pills, birth control pills
seasonale birth control pills, birth control pills, seasonale birth control: Originally, when the first birth control pills were developed, it was arbitrarily decided to cause breakthrough bleeding every month, merely to mimic the regular menstrual cycle. There really is no need to have monthly bleeding. (it is not really a period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: patch questions, tiny gap, skin wrinkles
tiny gap, skin wrinkles, ortho evra: You can attach the patch ANYWHERE on your body except your breasts. That includes your abdomen. If you put it on your outer arm, leave it there even if it tends to wrinkle. If it is over 100 degrees outside in Dallas, try to stay indoors most of the time...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: the patch, ortho evra, time of the day
ortho evra, time of the day, sunday morning: On the first Sunday, put on the patch. The next Sunday, take off one patch and replace it with another patch. Do the same thing on the next Sunday. The following Sunday, remove the patch and wait a week and start the process all over again. It is not critical...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: paternal issues, level 2 ultrasound, early pregnancy
level 2 ultrasound, early pregnancy, sonogram: A sonogram performed at around 20 weeks has an error of + or - 14 days. If your last period started on March 25, you are due on December 31 (based on your dates) and you ovulated around April 7. You could have conceived ifyou had sex on April 6,7,8, or 9 (as...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: paternity, date of conception, estimated date of conception
date of conception, estimated date of conception, due date: Dear Molly, If your due date has been determined to be 9/19, I calculate your estimated date of conception to be 12/27/06. So - #2 is pretty much eliminated since 1/31 would be much too off on dates. #1 is most likely the father according to the dates...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: paternity test, ambilical cord, giving birth
ambilical cord, giving birth, new stuff: Possibly, although to be honest I do not know how likely it is. This is rather new stuff to do it before the baby is born exspecially in certain areas of the country. (small towns etc) It is done by a needle inserted into your stomach then into the ambilical...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: paternity, dna studies, date of conception
dna studies, date of conception, amnio: Paternity can be determined by doing DNA studies. A swab of the susbected father s mouth, and a swab of the mother s mouth, as well as a sample of the fluid around the baby (retrieved via amniocentesis) is sent to the lab and DNA studies will determine paternity....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pcos and then a D&C, 12th week of pregnancy, carrying twins
12th week of pregnancy, carrying twins, week of pregnancy: I m sorry you went through that. You should get a period within 4-6 weeks from the D&C and can start trying to conceive as soon as you get your next period. Medically, there is no reason to wait. Psychologically or emotionally, if you are up to it, go for...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: peanut allergies and pregnancy/breastfeeding, american academy of pediatrics, peanut allergy
american academy of pediatrics, peanut allergy, pregnancy and breastfeeding: It is not standard of care to avoid peanuts during pregnancy in order to prevent the possibility of a peanut allergy in the newborn. Ocassionally, a newborn may develop an allergy to peanuts, but it has not been demonstrated that this allergy is due to the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pediatrician, womanly art of breastfeeding, attending la leche league
womanly art of breastfeeding, attending la leche league, well baby care: Hello Jennifer. I suggest you seek the services of a midwife or family physician for well baby care. Pediatricians are specialists best used for when infants and children are seriouslly ill. The most important thing to know about a dr. is what percentage of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Why am I peeling?, yeast infection, vaginal cancer
yeast infection, vaginal cancer, peeling skin: Hi Heidi, First thing that came to mind, was a yeast infection. Perhaps its just starting, or it was just mild. This is the number one reason for peeling skin in the vaginal area. I did some research however, and found that many ladies who tan frequently...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: my pegnancy, lack of oxygen, pegnancy
lack of oxygen, pegnancy, occlusion: Very commonly we see the umbilical cord wrapped around the neck of the baby (or the arm or the leg). This is usually loosly wrapped around the structure and will not cause any harm. However, when it is tightly wrapped around something, it can cause a kinking...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pelvic exam, pregancy test, pregnancy test
pregancy test, pregnancy test, pelvic exam: We cannot tell if you are pregnant until your uterus appears larger than 6 weeks size (6 weeks from the first day of your 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...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pelvic pain, pelvic area, pelvic pain
pelvic area, pelvic pain, implantation: Hi Beenish, actually this is called implantation of the egg into the uterus. Some may also have some brownish spotting. Don t be alarmed this is normal, however if your pain gets really really bad or have bright red bleeding, then go to your ER right away...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pelvic pain, pelvic bone, tissues time
pelvic bone, tissues time, position changes: Hello Cindy. In the front of your pelvis there is a connection. It is filled with a cartilage. This joint is called the symphasis pubis. This tissue is being stretched to the max. right now and it is very soft due to hormones you are secreting to allow your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: people, home birth, support person
home birth, support person, life partner: Hello Mercy- this is totally dependant on the rules of the individual hospital. The best for the Mom is her life partner, a female support person(often called a Doula), the nurse and the dr. Of course in a home birth, you can have the whole neighborhood if...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pergnancy, bladder infection, cheri
bladder infection, cheri, blood vessels: Hello Latrice. The cramping could become a problem. Sometimes fibroids will interfere with the ability of the embryo to continue growing and the pregnancy will be lost. Other times, they are fine and the pregnancy carries to term. The pain when you urinate...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Can you get pergnant about a week before you period?, good luck, egg
good luck, egg: The thing about getting pregnant can be quite tricky. You must remember a few things. For the most part women are only fertile 24 hours each month. The exception is if you drop an egg out of cycle. You most likely would not know this happened. It does...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: peri-gestational bleed, subchorionic hematoma, ultrasound report
subchorionic hematoma, ultrasound report, gestational sac: Dear Kimberly, Another name for a perigestational bleed is a subchorionic hematoma. A subchorionic hematoma is simply a collection of blood within the layers of the developing placenta or between the placenta and the uterine wall. A subchorionic hematoma...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: peri-sac heamatoma, subchorionic hematoma, blighted ovum
subchorionic hematoma, blighted ovum, sequestration: A subchorionic hematoma is merely a sequestration of blood in the developing placenta. It does not cause a miscarriage, it usually has no effect on the fetus. We often put the patient on bedrest as long as she is bleeding, but the bleeding usually dissipates...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: perigestational bleeding and risks, bleeding during early pregnancy, fetal heartbeat
bleeding during early pregnancy, fetal heartbeat, amniotic sac: Any time you have some vaginal bleeding during early pregnancy, it is called a threatened abortion . 50% of the cases will go on to miscarry and 50% will go on to have a perfectly normal baby. If you do not miscarry, there are no risks to the baby, no deforities,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: perigestational haemorrhage, subchorionic hemorrhage, subchorionic hematoma
subchorionic hemorrhage, subchorionic hematoma, last period: You may have developed a subchorionic hemorrhage, which occurs when blood is sequestered in the folds of the placenta (in the chorionic layer). This usually causes no problems for the pregnancy and is insignificant. It does not have anything to do with your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: perigestational hemorrhage, empty gestational sac, fetal heartbeat
empty gestational sac, fetal heartbeat, uterine cavity: There is always hope. If the sonogram showed a 5 week pregnancy, it would only show an empty gestational sac but no fetus or fetal heartbeat. Depending on where the fetus is in relationship to the bleed will determine if it will be affected by the bleed. If...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: perimenopause, menstrual irregularities, biting my tongue
menstrual irregularities, biting my tongue, frequent urination: Oh Tracy, I am totally LOL... I m right there with ya, girl! OK, seriously now - the hot flashes and night sweats, along with the menstrual irregularities/skipping of periods, leads me to believe that perimenopause is a very viable possibility. Now,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: perimenopause, time intercourse, pelvic sonogram
time intercourse, pelvic sonogram, symptoms of perimenopause: Between the ages of 40 and 50 you will start to have a condition called dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB). This is manifest with heavier periods (sometimes lasting more than 14 days at a time), with large and small clot. Sometimes, it necessitates a D&C...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: perineum discomfort, yeast infection, yeast infections
yeast infection, yeast infections, pain medication: You may have a slight cut on your peerineum or it may be a fissure. YOu should let your gynecologist check it out. It will not interfere with deliving a baby and you will not have a painful delivery due to the cut. (They can give you pain medication during...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period, cramps during ovulation, cervical mucus
cramps during ovulation, cervical mucus, mittelshmerz: In a woman with a 28 day cycle (from the first day of the period until the first day of the next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. Often there can be st rong menstrual-like cramps at the time of ovulation (either on one side of the abdomen or the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period, stranger things, cheri
stranger things, cheri, birth control: Hello Chrissy- it is VERY VERY unlikely BUT stranger things have happened. Why don t you save yourself the anxiety, and use proper birth control? Get yourself onto the pill AND make him put a condom on EVERY time that penis comes out of the pants. All the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period, fifth day, ovulation
fifth day, ovulation: Nobody can conceive if they have sex on the fifth day of the period becuase ovulation has not occurred yet. Usually, ovulation occurs 14 days PRIOR TO the first day of the next period. (In a 28 day cycle, that is on cycle day #14). In a 35 day cycle, you ovulate...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period, fourteen days, ovulation
fourteen days, ovulation, 28 days: You cannot become pregnant during your period. If y8ou have a 35 day cycle, you would ovulate fourteen days before, or on cycle day #21. You can only become pregnant if you have sex one day prior to ovulation and up to two days after ovulation. In a normal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period, birth control pills, regular period
birth control pills, regular period, pregnancy test: A urinary tract infection has no relationship to your period and will not cause a delay in your menstruation. If you miss your regular period, wait seven additional days and then take a pregnancy test. Then you will know if you are pregnant. If the test is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period, best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period
best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period, pregnancy tests: If the pregnancy tests were negative (after January 12) you are not pregnant. Sometimes, you can have some hormonal imbalance that delays your getting your period on time. You may have a slight decrease in the production of progesterone or estrogen by your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: No period, ectopic pregnancy, pregnancy tests
ectopic pregnancy, pregnancy tests, trying to have a baby: Your situation is much like like. I too do not have an overy and tube, but on my right side. It is possible to still get pregnant so there should be no worries in that category. You can ovulate without having a period. I do this almost every month and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: my period is now 16 days late, breast fullness, little scare
breast fullness, little scare, thyroid dysfunction: Dear Joanne, If you have taken HPTs at 4, 7, 10, and 15 days after you period was due to start and all are negative, you are likely not pregnant - especially if you were using concentrated 1st morning urine. The breast fullness may just be related to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: no period, sex with my husband, pregnancy test
sex with my husband, pregnancy test, consistancy: HI Jennifer, anything is possible about being pregnant or not, Go back to your ob and get answers, have the tests run, such as the blood pregnancy test, physical, ultrasounds and if you are not pregnant, get some hormone studies done to see if there is a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period, ovulation predictor kit, ovulation test
ovulation predictor kit, ovulation test, cervical mucus: The Robitussin will help thin out the cervical mucus and improve its consistency. However it does not cause the cervix to feel softer. If your last period started on March 8, and you normally have a 28 day cycle, you probably ovulate around cycle day #14 (March...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period, heavy bleeding, quarter size
heavy bleeding, quarter size, obstetrician: Often, the first few periods following a delivery (whether by cesarean section or vaginally) are very heavy with clots. Your hormones are still getting back to normal. Usually you will return to normal by your 6 week postpartum visit. Just keep a record of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: no period, best time to take a pregnancy test, last period
best time to take a pregnancy test, last period, provera: If your last period started on May 29, then you probably ovulated around June 11. You could only have conceived if you had unprotected sex on June 10,11,12, or 13. If you did become pregnant, you would have had a positive pregnancy test after June 25. The...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: No period for 1year, very small spotting non-stop, birth control pills, birth control pill
birth control pills, birth control pill, last period: When was the first day of your last period 8 months ago. If you have been spotting for the last month, every day, you have to ask your doctor to give you Provera 10mg twice a day for 5 days and you should first bleed heavliy and then stop bleeding. You may...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period 2 days after, fundal height measurement, conception date
fundal height measurement, conception date, period 2: Hi Vanessa, no you got pregnant from either the 28th of Feb or March 1st. The fundal height measurement is just on the larger side right now. That s perfectly fine and normal and does not necessarily have to measure up to how far along you are. if...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period, implantation bleeding, pregnancy test
implantation bleeding, pregnancy test, hormonal imbalance: Irregular spotting like your are describing may be a normal variant or may be due to some hormonal imbalance. I would just keep a record of your bleeding for the next two cycles. If this repeats itself, make an appointment with your gynecologist and discuss...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period, regular period, lmp
regular period, lmp, provera: If your last normal period started on June 28, then the bleeding that started yesterday (cycle day #16) was mid-cycle bleeding or mittelshmerz . This is commonly seen in mid cycle and is insignificant. It has nothing to do with the Provera that you took....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period, breast feed, provera
breast feed, provera: If you are breastfeeding, your period may not return to normal for up to a year after you stop nursing. If you have noat gotten your period yet, you can ask your doctor to induce your period using Provera 10mg twice a day for five days and you should start...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Got my period, ovulation predictor kit, least three months
ovulation predictor kit, least three months, last period: If your last period started on August 6 and you started the present period on September 8, then you have a 34 day cycle, this month. That means that you ovulated fourteen days ago, which was cycle day #20. However, you need to chart at least three months and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: no period, birth control pills, pregnancy test
birth control pills, pregnancy test, monthly period: If your last period started on September 5 and you are on birth control pills, you are expected to get your next period on October 2. Just continue the pills as normal and start the new pack at the normal time. If yoo do not have any bleeding by October 9,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: No period!!, birth control pills, urine infections
birth control pills, urine infections, mood swings: It is very common to occasionally miss your bleeding during the placebo pills of the birth control pills. Remember, the bleeding you have is not really a period, but rather, merely breakthrough bleeding from a sudden drop in the amount of estrogen in your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: did i have a period?, tilted uterus, c section birth
tilted uterus, c section birth, pregnancy test: If your last period started on January 28, the earliest that you could ovulated will be on February 10 and you can only become pregnant if you have sex on February 9,10,11, or 12. Of course, the bleeding that you had on January 28 may not have been a period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period, tender breasts, question period
tender breasts, question period, brest: What is your question? You titled your question Period and said that your breasts are sore. It is normal to have tender breasts at the time of your period, as well as in the middle of the month (when you ovulate). If you have not missed your period, you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period, best time to take a pregnancy test, viable pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, viable pregnancy, preventing pregnancy: If your last period started on February 9, you would have ovulated on February 22 and could only have conceived if you had unprotected sex on February 21,22,23, or 24 (if you normally have a 28 day cycle). A pregnancy test will not show a positive result until...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period, 8th of march, regular period
8th of march, regular period, last period: If your last period started on March 8, you would have ovulated around March 22. Often, around ovulation, you can have ovulatory bleeding , which can last around 3 days and is lighter than a regular period. This bleeding is normal and insignificant. Don t...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: no period, home pregnancy test, viable pregnancy
home pregnancy test, viable pregnancy, hurs: Firwt, I wuld get two blood pregnancy test, 48 hours apart. If there is a doubling of the results in 48 hurs, it indicates a viable pregnancy. If both results are 5 of less, it indicates no pregnancy. Then ask your doctor to induce your period for you using...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period, pregnancy hormone hcg, pregnancy blood test
pregnancy hormone hcg, pregnancy blood test, ovulation and conception: HI Jessica, congratulations, you are pregnant! ANY time is a good time to get a blood test as long as it is about 1 1/2 weeks after ovulation and conception, because the pregnancy hormone HcG needs time to build up. HcG Stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period, depo provera shot, implantation bleeding
depo provera shot, implantation bleeding, depo provera: HI Laura, I am sorry it took me a day or two to reply! You certainly could be pregnant but it might be to early to tell right now. You got a full period on the 18th? Or was it light and spotty? If so it could have been implantation bleeding. ...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period, home pregnancy test, bleeding in early pregnancy
home pregnancy test, bleeding in early pregnancy, symptoms of implantation: Hi Keisha :) Implantation bleeding in early pregnancy is very common. It is very simular in some respects, as a true period . When the fertilized egg implants itself into the uterine lining, its not uncommon to feel the affects of that up to a week later....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period, sparatically, heavy flow
sparatically, heavy flow, pacth: Hi LaReda, Sounds to me, that since coming off the patch, your hormones have gone completely offbalanced. I dont know if your bleeding is spotting, or a consitant heavy flow. If its spotting, and not heavy, I wouldnt be concerned. It can take from...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period........., fertile window, maxed out
fertile window, maxed out, birthday weekend: *Follow-Up* Christy, You should be able to post any further questions you have later this evening. I ended up answering questions that I normally would have answered today quite late last night. (I knew I d have limited time online today due to it being...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period, fertility specialist, last september
fertility specialist, last september, ovulation: Hi Richine :) No, unfortuently for ovulation to occur, you MUST have a period. If you are not having a period, then you are not ovulating, which will make it impossible for pregnancy to occur. I would perhaps see a fertility specialist at this point,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period, cervical mucous, menstrual period
cervical mucous, menstrual period, miscarriages: Dear Irene, Every woman is different in this regard. Some women ovulate after 14 days and have a period 28 days after a miscarriage. For others it may take a couple of cycles to return to normal. With natural miscarriages it can take 6-7 weeks for...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Should I have had my period, sperm cells, stomach pains
sperm cells, stomach pains, breast tenderness: Dear Alisha, If your period is not actually due until today (4/11), then I would not start panicking yet. Your unprotected encounter on 3/22 may or may not have resulted in a pregnancy. If you expect your period on 4/11, then that tells me ovulation should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period, birth control pills, combination pills
birth control pills, combination pills, bleeding between periods: Dear SG, Bleeding between periods is one disadvantage of progestin-only BCPs, which Errin is. You might have a little bleeding between your periods for several months after you start taking the progestin-only pill. This can be inconvenient, but it is not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period, egg implants, pregnant women experience
egg implants, pregnant women experience, estimated due date: Dear Angel, What you are referring to is called implantation bleeding. Only about a third of pregnant women experience implantation bleeding but it can happen at the time the fertilized egg implants in the uterus. Implantation bleeding typically occurs...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: my period, birth control pills, careful record
birth control pills, careful record, pregnancy tests: If the bleeding stopped, and your pregnancy tests and hemoglobin were fine, all you can do is wait to see if you get your period next month. If your period continues to be irregular, or continues lasting for more than 14 days continuously, you may need to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: No period for over 5 months!, stopping birth control pills, birth control pills
stopping birth control pills, birth control pills, premature ovarian failure: Dear Michelle, There are many various causes for amenorrhea (absence of periods) - pregnancy being just one. Others can be: -Hormonal abnormalities, which cause fluctuating levels of the hormones needed to support menstruation -Emotional or physical...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period, birth control pills, birth control
birth control pills, birth control, placebo: In order to avoid having your period, you must have been on the pills for a full month. Then, instead of taking the placebo pills (cycle day #21-28), you would start a new pack of pills immediately after pill #21 and continue until you want your period to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period, dry sex, pregnancy test
dry sex, pregnancy test, accurate result: If the first day of your last period started at the end of May, you could only become pregnant if you had unprotected sex on cycle day #13,14, 15, or 16. If you did, indeed, become pregnant somehow on one of those days, you would have missed your period at...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: No period for 7 mths, birth control pills, fertility drugs
birth control pills, fertility drugs, regular periods: The miscarriage did not cause you to have irregular periods. You did get your period in January, February, and March. The reason for missing your periods since is most likely due to hormonal imbalance. If progesterone brought on your period, you probably merely...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period, birth control pills, nuffin
birth control pills, nuffin, pre cum: I explained to you before, that urine does not get rid of sperm. He does not urinate into your uterus. If the sperm got into your uterus, within seconds it would be in your tubes and you may conceive. Urinating after comming will not cleanse the area. Please...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: no period in 8 months?, rapid weight loss, hormonal imbalances
rapid weight loss, hormonal imbalances, nutritional factors: If you had regular menstrual cycles before you periods stopped then you should see a doctor, preferably an OBGYN. Your cycles can be effected by nutritional factors, rapid weight loss, too low body weight, or hormonal imbalances. But this is not something...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period, birth control pills, thrush treatment
birth control pills, thrush treatment, yeast infection: If you cannot possibly be pregnant, you can have some hormonal imbalance that would cause a delay in your period. I would suggest that you keep a careful record of when you bleed for the next three cycles, and then discuss this with your gynecologist. If it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: No period for 9 months, change doctors, appropriate solution
change doctors, appropriate solution, obgyn: Change doctors and get a second opinion as to why your periods are not regular. Don t worry about not being able to ever have kids, it s way to early for that. First figure out what the problem is, then you ll be able to choose the appropriate solution...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period, ovulaton, unprotected sex
ovulaton, unprotected sex, 28 days: You cannot become pregnant during your period because you have not ovulated yet. If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period to the first day of your next period) ovulaton occurs on cycle day #14. You can only become pregnant if you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period after baby, errin birth control, dosage hormonal
errin birth control, dosage hormonal, birth control pill: Hi Ashley :) Its very possible that your hormones could be imbalanced due to you breastfeeding your baby for 7 months. Breastfeeding effects every woman, and every pregnancy differently. Like yourself, when I had my daughter, I breast fed her exclusively...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period after birth, birth control method, barrier method
birth control method, barrier method, happy christmas: Dear Katrina, Prolactin produced while breastfeeding does normally suppress your normal menstrual cycles. They usually return once you begin to wean your baby off the breast, but every woman is different. For some women, menstruation starts up right away....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period after clomid, ovulation predictor kit, provera
ovulation predictor kit, provera, clomid: I would continue taking Clomid for 6 months to see if you ovulate. After six months, I doubt that further use of Clomid is indicated. The fact that you got your period without the use of Provera does not necessarily mean that you ovulated. If you take Clomid...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period concerns, lower abdomen, physicians health
lower abdomen, physicians health, watchful waiting: Dear Robyn, I am in complete agreement with you and I m sorry for your frustration. It makes me absolutely insane when I hear about cases like this! First of all, I don t know how long you have been seeing your current gynecologist, and I don t mean...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period concerns, cyclessa, pregnancy test
cyclessa, pregnancy test, menstrual period: If you usually have a 25 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) and you had a period on November 2 and then again on November 25, that would be a 24 day cycle. A cycle is considered normal if it is 21-35 days...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period cycle, period cycle, symptoms of pregnancy
period cycle, symptoms of pregnancy, hormonal imbalances: Hi Heather :) Yes, what your are describing, is actually quite common. Infact, your are one of the luckier ones, because many women will have one period, after the provera, and still never see another period for months. Provera, is used to regulate cycles,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period after D & C, hcg level, first period
hcg level, first period, hormones: Dear Lindsay, The first period after a miscarriage/D&C is rarely ever normal. It can be early, late (most often), heavier (most often) or lighter than normal. Typically you will have bleeding for about a week after the procedure and sometimes some lighter...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: no period after D&C, hcg levels, bloody discharge
hcg levels, bloody discharge, pregnancy symptoms: Dear Melissa, 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: No period after D&C, post pill amenorrhea, depo provera
post pill amenorrhea, depo provera, thyroid levels: Dear Katie I wish you could give me some idea about the pattern of your cycle before you started the depo-provera. Anyway; if you had a normal cycle and average menses before going on depoprovera, 3 possibilities exist: -First is the occurence of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: No period after D&C, hcg level, regular period
hcg level, regular period, body time: Dear Terri, With all that has gone on with your body in the last six months, it may take a few cycles for it to get itself straightened out and get regulated again. The brown spotting is likely some old blood that you are shedding. I would really give...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: No period and dull abdomen pain, pain in abdomen, abdomen pain
pain in abdomen, abdomen pain, hormone fluctuations: Dear Elena, The symptoms you describe are hormonal in nature and can be related to early pregnancy or simply to hormone fluctuations within your cycle. However, if you had unprotected sex during the last cycle, you cannot dismiss the possibility of pregnancy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period during pregnancy?, home pregnancy test, period during pregnancy
home pregnancy test, period during pregnancy, most fertile days: Yes, it is possible to have a period , or some bleeding, the first month of a pregnancy. Many things could have caused the change of a few days in your cycle. Change in physical activity (LOL) or diet, weight gain or loss, or extra stress can alter your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period during pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy, nausea and fatigue: If you had a period on October 16, you are not pregnant. However, if it was not a period, but merely some light staining, a pregnancy test will let you know if you are pregnant. The earliest symptoms of pregnancy are breast tenderness, nausea, and fatigue....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period after giving birth, first period, giving birth
first period, giving birth: Hi Erin, yes this is totally normal. You should still check with your doctor but it could take a little while for your body to get itself back on track. You probably had a lot of bleeding for a couple of weeks after you gave birth- I would expect you might...

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

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: No period-very light brown discharge, best time to take a pregnancy test, pregnacy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, pregnacy test, brown discharge: If you have a 33 day cycle, and your last period started on May 9, then you were due for your following period on June 10. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your next period. Therefore, the best time to take a pregnacy test...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: is this a period or lochia, first period after childbirth, white blood cells
first period after childbirth, white blood cells, lining of the uterus: Dear Tonya, Whether you give birth vaginally or by C-section, you can expect to have some vaginal discharge, called lochia, after you have your baby. For the first few days the lochia will be bright red and look like a heavy menstrual period, consisting...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period after miscarriage, best time to take a pregnancy test, conception ovulation
best time to take a pregnancy test, conception ovulation, beta hcg: The manufacturers of the pregnancy tests claim that the lines have to be bold and dark. If they are faint or light, it must be read as a negative test. Depending on when you believe you had your last period, you could not have ovulated until at least 14 days...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period after miscarriage, consecutive miscarriages, ovulation kit
consecutive miscarriages, ovulation kit, fertility specialist: Dear Rachel, With three consecutive miscarriages in the past three years, the term recurrent miscarriage would definitely apply to you. Have you considered requesting a referral to a fertility specialist to assist you with this? I m thinking you should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period after miscarriage, thickening of the endometrium, currettage
thickening of the endometrium, currettage, pre pregnancy: If your uterus is normal size, and your cervix is closed, and the Beta HCG is less than 5, it is not likely that you have any more products of conception in your uterus. The purpose of the D&C was to clean out the uterus entirely. There is a sound that we...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: no period neg hpt, raw egg whites, ovulation predictor kit
raw egg whites, ovulation predictor kit, cervical mucus: Dear Tee, It is odd that the regularity of your periods has been so affected after your D&C. The regularity of your menstrual cycle is primarily governed by the fluctuation of hormones. The D&C should not have affected the hormonal fluctuations which regulate...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: no period, negative HPT, overweight?, long distance runners, getting your period
long distance runners, getting your period, sensitive test: If you remember getting your period every month, you probably have a 28-30 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period). Sometimes, you can occasionally miss a period from time to time. It does not necessarily mean...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: No period but negative HPT, best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period
best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period, luteal phase: The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your period, or 21 days after ovulation. I doubt that the progesterone supplementation caused any problems. If the pregnancy test still shows up negative at that time, you are not pregnant....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: What to do if I have no period once off the pill?, birth control pills, gynecologist
birth control pills, gynecologist, provera: Once you stop birth control pills, you will usually revert back to the type of periods you had before you went on the pill. If you were irregular before the pill, you will usually be irregular again when you stop the pills. If you do not get your period in...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Had period, on pill, yet scared of pregnancy, birth control pills, signs of pregnancy
birth control pills, signs of pregnancy, diarhhea: If you are taking the birth control pills (even if you occasionally take them late), it is highly unlikely that you could become pregnant. You did not mention the date of your last period so I can t tell you the dates you could have conceived if you had sex....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: no period after the pill, cervical mucus, stopping the pill
cervical mucus, stopping the pill, gynecologist: If you have stopped the pill 8 weeks ago, you could possibly have ovualted and thus have gone through cervical mucus changes. Often you will not bleed for several months after stopping the pill. If you do not get your period by September, I would suggest that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period. please help, conception date, concieve
conception date, concieve, 9th september: If your last period started on August 19, the earliest that you could have ovulated (and conceived) was September 1 and you could have conceived if you had sex on August 21,September 1,2, or 3. If you did become pregnant at tht time, your due date is, indeed,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period and pregnacy, withdrawl method, heather
withdrawl method, heather, periods: Hi Heather, no, you re not pregnant. You dodged a bullet this time. if you had gotten pregnant your period would not have arrived at all. Plus, you had already ovulated weeks before this (that is why you had your period) so conception would not have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period after pregnancy, birth control pills, gynecologist
birth control pills, gynecologist, first period: Often, when you stop nursing, your periods can be irregular for up to a year after you stop nursing. Usually, taking birth control pills will eventually regulate your cycle to one of exactly 28 days, but that may take some time. If you are having breakthrough...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period, pregnancy, depoprovera shot, period pregnancy
depoprovera shot, period pregnancy, sign of pregnancy: The DepoProvera shot must be taken every three months, or you can become pregnant when having sex. There is no way to know if you are pegnant because you usually will stop your periods while on Depo. Bleeding, on the other hand, it not a sign of pregnancy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: No period after pregnancy&d&c help!!, lining of the uterus, dull ache
lining of the uterus, dull ache, endometrium: There is no reason to suspect that you will never get your period again. Be patient. If you are frustrated, your doctor can induce your period for you with Provera 10mg twice a day for 5 days and you should get your period within 10 days. It is not unusual...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: no period,pregnancy symptoms, lower abdominal pain, period pregnancy
lower abdominal pain, period pregnancy, breast tenderness: Dear Julie, According to the manufacturer, Mirena may shorten, lighten or even eliminate your periods. After one year of use, there may be up to a 90% reduction in menstrual bleeding, and 20% of Mirena users had no bleeding or spotting at all. Other side...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period and pregnancy, spermicidal foam, forms of birth control
spermicidal foam, forms of birth control, hormone balance: Hello - it means that the stress of worrying about being pregnant has messed up her hormone balance and put her cycle out of kilter. At present she is not pregnant, but if you continue having sex without using TWO forms of birth control EVERY time- she soon...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: No period not pregnant, laparascopy, 7days
laparascopy, 7days, lupron: Hi Myla, what did you have the laparascopy for? Was it to remove a cyst? The luprolex suppresses your hormones to very low levels similar to menopause. I had to take Lupron shots for a month before the egg transfer for the surrogate baby I carried;...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period and getting pregnant after that, taking pills, plls
taking pills, plls, ovulation: Linn, Probably not, it would depend on where in your cycle you started the pills. If it was just prior to ovulation, the plls may not have stopped it, but the subsequent period would make implantation unlikely. I think that you are about 90 - 95% safe...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: no period since jan 15 2007, menstrual irregularities, consecutive periods
menstrual irregularities, consecutive periods, thyroid function: Dear p , It sounds like you may have a hormonal imbalance. The general recommendation is that if you miss three consecutive periods and test negative for pregnancy, you should see your doctor so that a cause can be determined. Your doctor will be able...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I have had my period but i am spotting?, signs of pregnancy, pregnancy test
signs of pregnancy, pregnancy test, careful record: It never hurts to do a pregnancy test. Then you will know for sure. I would also start keeping a careful record of the first day of each of your periods and whether you have staining, spotting, or bleeding. Write this down in a calendar book and then, after...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: My period still haven't come and I am nervous, pregnancy hormone, birth controll
pregnancy hormone, birth controll, early pregnancy: Hi Victoria :) Given that you are 2 months late, I would think that your tests at this point would be fairly accurate. However, I am curious to know when you took those tests, and what time of day. This does make a huge difference. Sometimes, ladies...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: No period after stopping pill, ovulation predictor kit, home pregnancy tests
ovulation predictor kit, home pregnancy tests, infertility workup: First, if you have not had your period since you stopped the pills in June,you should take a pregnancy test. If it is negative,you are definitely not pregnant. If the test is negative, you should ask your doctor to start your period for you using Provera 10mg...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: period, symptoms, etc.?, pregnancy symptons, prenancy test
pregnancy symptons, prenancy test, major mood: Well by the sleeping patterns and menstrual patterns it definately sounds like pregnancy to me. Pregnancy test normally will turn out accurate 4-6 weeks after your initial sex act. Sometiems it will very though. It could also be stress or another illness...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: my period, having unprotected sex, real reason
having unprotected sex, real reason, 4 months: If you are having unprotected sex and even if you are having protected sex (but to a lesser degree) there is certainly a chance you could be pregnant. Those symptoms could however be PMS. It is hard to tell. You would have to take a test to know for sure....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: periods, ovulation pain, menstrual cramps
ovulation pain, menstrual cramps, time of ovulation: The pains that you are having may be ovulation pain. See if they correlate with the time of ovulation. Usually, around cycle day #12-14 you can have a sharp, short pain on one side of the abodmen or the other. This can be due to ovulation and usually stops...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: off and on periods, mg aspirin, baby aspirin
mg aspirin, baby aspirin, mood swing: The spotting may be due to some hormonal imbalance, but it also may be due to too much aspirin. I would suggest going back to the Baby Aspirin dosage you were taking before and take one every day. Since you have a history of DVTs in your arm, I would be hesitant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: periods, irregular periods, gynecologist
irregular periods, gynecologist, agian: Lots of young ladies have irregular periods for the first few years. You should see a gynecologist. That doctor will determine wheter you can do anything about your periods to make them more regular. In some big cities, you can even find a Pediatric Adolescent...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: periods, birth control pills, irregular cycles
birth control pills, irregular cycles, agian: It is common for you to have irregular cycles up to the age of 21. This is due to anovulatory cycles, where you do not ovulate. When you do not ovulate, you will not get your period. This is completely normal and will not cause you to have any problems later...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: periods, conception date, time of ovulation
conception date, time of ovulation, 9th september: I assume you meant that your last period started on August 19, not July 19. If your last period started on August 19, and you have a normal 35 day cycle, then ovulation probably did occur on September 9. You are due on May 26. If you had a shorter cycle in...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: periods, fertility drug, pregnancy test
fertility drug, pregnancy test, bloodwork: Lisa, I wouldn t start the Clomid again until you know for sure if you are pregnant or not. You might have been pregnant and you might be experiencing a miscarriage. A lot of women don t even know they are miscarrying because they think it is just their...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: periods after birth control, stopping birth control, stopping the pill
stopping birth control, stopping the pill, control thanks: It is common to immediately start bleeding when stopping the pill. Eventually, your period will become regular again. In what way were you having DUB (dysfunctional uterine bleeding? Usually in DUB you will bleed for more than 14 days at a stretch and you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: periods after miscarriage, regular periods, blood counts
regular periods, blood counts, last test: Usually, after a miscarriage (or a pregnancy of any type) you will restart your normal periods within around 8-10 weeks after the incident. If you miscarried on September 16, you should return to regular periods by the end of November. If you don t, ask your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: two periods in one month, blood and the body, regular period
blood and the body, regular period, pregnancy symptoms: Dear Jessica, Unfortunately, most likely the bleeding you had on 10/5 was probably not a regular period. Let me explain... Most often after a miscarriage or D&C your bleeding will taper off to spotting within 7-10 days, and maybe random spotting will...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: two periods in one month, large penis, exercise routines
large penis, exercise routines, unprotected sex: Cycles can vary from month to month. Even though you usually have a 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) it is possible to occasionally have an shorter or longer cycle. This month, you had a 25 day cycle....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: but when i have no periods of my own, implantation bleeding, doctor god
implantation bleeding, doctor god, pregnancy test: If you took Premarin for 10 days, you may, indeed, have withdrawal bleeding 12 days later. If you had a regular period, you would have ovulated around 14 days later. If you had unprotected sex around that time, and did become pregnant, a pregnancy test would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: periods after the pill, periods after the pill, first three months
periods after the pill, first three months, getting off the pill: Once you start the pill, you will not ovulate after two weeks, and from then on. HOwever, for the first three months of pill use, you may have some breakthrough bleeding, nausea, or headaches. After three months, you should not have any more breakthrough bleeding...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: periods and pregnancy, thyroid function, periods and pregnancy
thyroid function, periods and pregnancy, blood test: Dear Christina, I would suggest that you see your doctor. They will do some testing to see if your hormones are at appropriate levels, possibly check your thyroid function, and may also give you some medication to kick-start your cycles. The general...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: periods/pregnancy, raw egg whites, cervical mucus
raw egg whites, cervical mucus, fertile window: Dear Alison, Many women vary by a few days from cycle to cycle - this is not abnormal. A three day period is fine too. The duration of women s periods often vary from 3-6, even 7, days. The average length is five days. Women typically ovulate 14 days...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: periods and pregnancy, blue veins, periods and pregnancy
blue veins, periods and pregnancy, sysmptoms of pregnancy: If you are pregnant, you will NEVER get a period. However, some women who are pregnant can have some bleeding. This bleeding is usually due to problems with the placenta. If you get your period you are not pregnant. A pregnancy test will not show a positive...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: periods while pregnant?, pregnancy test, ovulation
pregnancy test, ovulation, having sex: A woman cannot be pregnant and also have her period. If she got her period, she is not pregnant. Also, if she has a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of her period until the first day of her next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. She can only...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: No periods., ovulation predictor kit, basal body temperature charts
ovulation predictor kit, basal body temperature charts, natural family planning: It is not abnormal for women under the age of 21 to have anovulatory cycles and this, of course, may be what is going on with your daughter. It would, of course, be nice to know if she is ovulating or not. In addition to basal body temperature charts, she...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: got my peroid and i feel pregnant, peroid, pregnancy symptoms
peroid, pregnancy symptoms, pregnancy test: Hi maricruz Yes, a pregnancy test would show positive even if you are having your period. However, if your period came on time, chances of you being pregnant are very small. Unfortunately, pregnancy symptoms and pms can mimic eachother so it is difficult...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pets and pregnancy, fetal movement, vaginal bleeding
fetal movement, vaginal bleeding, auto accident: Your baby is well protected, floating in a uterus, surrounded by amniotic fluid, and further encased in a thick uterine wall. There will be no harm to the baby by a dog jumping on you, and unless you are stabbed, shot, or have an auto accident, the baby will...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pg test, ept test, irregular periods
ept test, irregular periods, pinkish brown: The manufacturers of all pregnancy tests claim that, if you see a faint line on the test, you have to consider it to be a negative result. In order to get a positive result, the lines have to be bold and dark. If the doctors got a negative result, and you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pg, pregnancy test, test one
pregnancy test, test one, seven days: The manufacturers tall us that in order for a pregnancy test to be considered positive, both lines must be dark and bold. It may have been too early for you to take the test. I would repeat the pregnancy test after you are seven days late for your period....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: physicial disability, chromosome disorder, soft signs
chromosome disorder, soft signs, perinatologist: A sonogram taken at 11 weeks gestation does not tell us much about the anatomy or development of the fetus. However, sometimes soft signs of an abnormality can be seen, such as nuchal transluscency or some odd echoes in the heart of the baby. These can...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pigments of chips, vegetable dye, potato chips
vegetable dye, potato chips, salt content: I don t know what you are refferring to. If you are referring to snacks, the color is usually due to vegetable dye and is perfectly safe for use during pregnancy. If you are talking about potato chips, the salt content is more dangerous to your health...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Going off the pill, going off the pill, breast tenderness
going off the pill, breast tenderness, 19 years: If you are uncomfortable taking the pill, you can certainly stop the pill. Just remember that your cycle may revert back to being irregular once you stop the pill. You can, of course, restart the pill in a few months. HOwever, I do not understand why you would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Going off the pill and its residual effect, basal body temperature chart, basal body temperature
basal body temperature chart, basal body temperature, luteal phase defect: A cycle is considered normal if it is 24-35 days (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period). A cycle of less than 21 days shows that you are not ovulating. The pill is definitely out of your system if you stopped at the end...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: the pill or iud's?, cystic breast disease, mirena iud
cystic breast disease, mirena iud, birth control pills: I think that the birth control pills are the best method of birth control. The pill is 99.9% effective against pregnancy, lowers the incidence of pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian cysts, cancer of the uterus, cancer of the ovaries, benign cystic breast...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: On pill. period. but worried, exercise patterns, weight changes
exercise patterns, weight changes, unprotected sex: Dear Worried, If you have faithfully taken the BCP for 2 years without incident, I would not be concerned about this. Occasionally a period can be lighter or heavier than normal due to factors such as stress or depression, as you mentioned, a change in...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: the pill and pregnancy, bcp, hormones
bcp, hormones, stephanie: Dear Stephanie, The sudden drop of hormones during the week you would be expected to have a period when on the BCP may very well cause bleeding - even if pregnant. However, if you believe that you are pregnant, you should cease taking the BCP right away...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pill reaction issues, birth control pills, birth control option
birth control pills, birth control option, low dose birth control pills: Dear Alicia, Some low-dose birth control pills on the market are: -LoOvral (contains 0.03 mg ethinyl estradiol and and 0.3 mg nogestrel) -Nordette (contains 0.03 mg ethinyl estradiol and 0.15 mg levognorgestrel) -Ortho-Cept (contains 30 mcg ethinyl...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: on pill and worried about pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, taking the pills
best time to take a pregnancy test, taking the pills, last period: As long as you have been taking the pills every day, you will not become pregnant. If you do not get your period by the middle of January, take a pregnancy test. You did not mention the date of the first day of your last period. HOwever, if you started the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Going off the pill, imbalance problem, regular periods
imbalance problem, regular periods, going off the pill: It is quite normal, after stopping the pill, to have some delay in returning to regular periods. If you do not get your period by next month, ask your doctor to induce your period for you with Provera 10mg twice a day for five days and you should get your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pills- wrong order, taking the pills, customer service number
taking the pills, customer service number, wk1: Dear Wendy, I would suggest taking the pills from the pack from here on out as you normally would. For instance: Instead of taking Thurs of WK1, you took Thurs of WK2. So... Today (Fri), you take Thurs of WK1 and continue on. You re going to be a day off,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pills, progyluton, ovarian cysts
progyluton, ovarian cysts, pregnancy test: If you are late for your period (or the withdrawal bleeding from the medication), first you should get a pregnancy test to make sure that you are not pregnant. If you are not pregnant, you can use Provera 10mg twice a day for 5 days and you should get your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pink and brown bleeding, birthcontrol pills, birth control pills
birthcontrol pills, birth control pills, pink discharge: Hi Cassandre, You are having bleeding because you stopped your birth control pills. It is called withdrawl bleeding and it has to do with your body withdrawing from the hormones it was receiving from the birth control. It isn t anythign to be concerned...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pink discharge, implantation bleeding, accurate pregnancy
implantation bleeding, accurate pregnancy, pink discharge: Dear Sandy, If you had unprotected sex during the last cycle, then you cannot dismiss the possibility of pregnancy. The pregnancy test may or may not be accurate quite yet if you did conceive during the last cycle. I usually recommend that women wait until...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pinkish dishcarge, pinkish discharge, last period
pinkish discharge, last period, unprotected sex: If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. YOu can only become pregnant if you have unprotected sex on cycle day #13,14, 15, or 16. If your last period started...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pissed period, best time to take a pregnancy test, birth control pills
best time to take a pregnancy test, birth control pills, earliest symptoms of pregnancy: Since the pill is 99.9% effective against pregnancy, it is unlikely that you ovulated at all. However, if you had ovulated, it would have been on cycle day #14 (September 18) and you could have conceived if you had sex on September 17,18,19, or 20. You were...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: placenta, nurse midwife, heavy bleeding
nurse midwife, heavy bleeding, sonograms: If a fold is seen in the placenta, it could mean that you have a possible separation of the placenta. This can cause bleeding if doesn t resolve on its own. It does not cuase injury to a limb. However, heavy bleeding may lead to an early cesarean section....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: placenta is 4.5 cm away from the internal os, internal os, ultrasound imaging
internal os, ultrasound imaging, pregency: Dear Monica, This sounds fine. It just means that your placenta is on the posterior (spine side) of the uterus - which is typical. It also has measured how far away the bottom tip is from the internal os of the cervix. That is important because doctors...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: placenta abruption, placenta abruption, sex with my husband
placenta abruption, sex with my husband, doctors office: Very often, in early pregnancy, you can develop9 bleeding when the placenta is forming. This is called a subchorionic bleed and will disappear on its own and heal on its own. Usually, if you had a placental abruption, it causes a miscarriage. A placental...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: placenta circumvallate, fetal surface, multiple births
fetal surface, multiple births, delivery term: Dear Deana, First - sorry about my delay in answering. I needed to help a friend yesterday and was away from my computer all day. This is not an overly common condition, which is why you won t find an abundance of information on it. From my research,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: placenta praevia and subchorionic hemorrhage, health care providers, subchorionic hemorrhage
health care providers, subchorionic hemorrhage, baby dear: Dear Lyssandra, What you ve described is a complete previa (the cervical opening is completely covered), as opposed to a partial or marginal previa. Unfortunately, this does add some hurdles to your pregnancy. Once diagnosed, placenta previa will usually...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: placenta previa, cervical os, sonogram
cervical os, sonogram, lmp: If you had a sonogram and the placenta was covering the cervical os, they would have mentioned it to you. It is normal to have spotting in hearly pregnancy. If a sonogram shows a placenta previa, it usually moves away later on on in pregnancy. However, if...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: placenta previa, complete placenta previa, subchorionic hematoma
complete placenta previa, subchorionic hematoma, subchorionic hemorrhage: Most of the time, a complete placenta previa will migrate away from the cervical os by around 25 weeks. If you noticed it at 12 weeks, it is most likely still there at 25 weeks. The placenta previa usually does not bleed at this point in the pregnancy. If...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: placenta previa...., home fetal doppler, 12th week of pregnancy
home fetal doppler, 12th week of pregnancy, lower abdomen: If the bleeding has stopped, there is no reason to stay in bet. Usually a complete pleccenta will stay as a complete previa (covering the cervical os), and you would definitely need to have a cesarean section at term. We would suggest that you repeat the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: placenta previa, oxygen supply, changing shape
oxygen supply, changing shape, maternal blood: Dear Amanda, Placenta previa is when the placenta implants low in the uterus and either partially or completely covers the internal cervical opening. There are three degrees - a total placenta previa would be when the placenta completely covers the cervical...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: placenta previa/tear, marginal placenta previa, cervical os
marginal placenta previa, cervical os, sexual intercourse: If you have a marginal placenta previa, that means that the edge of the placenta is covering the opening of the cervix (cervical os). If the cervix opens slightly, you can bleed to death. Therefore, we recommend that you avoid heavy lifting, sexual intercourse,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: placenta previa, low lying placenta, sexual intercourse
low lying placenta, sexual intercourse, ultrasonic examination: Very often, we see a low-lying placenta on ultrasonic examination at 20 weeks. The placenta usually migrates away from the cervical opening (os) by 28 weeks and poses no problem. It rarely migrates in the other direction and covers the cervix (placenta previa)....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: placenta problem, circumvallate placenta, iugr
circumvallate placenta, iugr, days thanks: At this point, there is nothing to do at all. I would repeat the sonogram in 4 weeks to see if the placenta is still Low-lying, but there is nothing more to be done. Just watch out for any vaginal bleeding and notify your doctor if you see any bleeding...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: placenta problem, natural childbirth the bradley way, protein intake
natural childbirth the bradley way, protein intake, adequate nutrition: Hello Crystal. Well, this is an abnormality of the placenta- nothing in my information suggests that it accompanies abnormalities in the baby. However,it is associated with antepartum and postpartum hemorrahage. The membranes appear to be attached internally...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: placenta test, chorion, vaginal bleeding
chorion, vaginal bleeding, cysts: In he formation of the placenta, there can be cysts or blood clots that form within the layers of the placental membranes. One of the three membranes is called the chorion. Sometimes there is some vaginal bleeding from this area and it is called a subchorionic...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: placenta/uterine bleed at 9 wk.s pregnant, vaginal ultrasound, progeterone
vaginal ultrasound, progeterone, ultrasonographer: Rachel, We see subchorionic hemorrhage, or uterine bleeding fairly often. It is a common problem and most of the time, it does resolve itself. However, I understand your concerns since this has happened to you before. Have they checked your progesterone...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: about placenta, ceserian, cystic changes
ceserian, cystic changes, fetal monitor: If your last period started on May 15, then you are due on February 22. You would now be at term. It is normal for the placenta to be GRADE III mature at this time and there is no reason to suspect that you will need to have a cesarean section based on the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: placental abruption?, subchorionic hematoma, placental abruption
subchorionic hematoma, placental abruption, brown discharge: As long as the baby has adequate growth and there is a good fetal heartbeat, and the bleeding has stopped, there is nothing more to do. I would continue with serial ultrasounds to assess the hematoma. However, hopefully it will not cause any problems. Drink...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: placental lakes, placental lake, low birth weight
placental lake, low birth weight, premature births: Dear Jaime, With placental lakes, it depends upon the size and the involvement with umbilical circulation. On the whole, placental lakes are extremely common and an incidental finding that usually do not cause any complications with either mom or baby....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: planned c-section options, emergency cesarean section, elective cesarean section
emergency cesarean section, elective cesarean section, cesarean sections: When a cesarean section is done on an emergency basis, as when it must be done due to a failed trial of labor, the recovery can be more difficult than when an elective cesarean section is performed. If an emergency cesarean section is done due to failure to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: planned pregnancy, extreme weight loss, cervical fluids
extreme weight loss, cervical fluids, planned pregnancy: Dear Sharita, Typically, the most fertile time for a woman is the 11th-21st days in her cycle (Day 1 being the 1st day of her LMP). For you this would be 11/10-11/20. Keep in mind, most often women ovulate about the 14th day, which would be about 11/13....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: planning birth, finding a midwife, sized baby
finding a midwife, sized baby, baby size: Hello Kelly- ALL of these concerns will be best addressed by the midwife you engage for the birth. You certainly can have the children in the house at the time of birth, but you MUST provide a caregiver for them. Get to know some neighbors etc FAST. Get started...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: planning for preg. over 40, ovulation kit, ovulation kits
ovulation kit, ovulation kits, drink alot: Hi Bessie :) Sounds to me like you are doing all the right things. Pre-natel vitamins are a must, so glad to hear that you are already taking them. One suggestion I do have, is that perhaps pick up an ovulation kit. The general rule is that on day 14...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: planning pregnancy, ovulation calculator, folic acid
ovulation calculator, folic acid, birth defects: www.babycenter.com then tools and calculators then ovulation calculator will let you put in your information and tell YOU when you are fertile, takes out some of the guess work. The calculator will give you about a week times span, you are actually only...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: planning second child after ceasar, horizontal incision, american college of obstetricians and gynecologists
horizontal incision, american college of obstetricians and gynecologists, american college of obstetricians: Dear Amy, V-BACs (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) do carry a certain amount of risk. Doctors usually assess each woman on a case by case basis. Depending on your particular circumstances, you may be a good candidate, but you will need to talk to your physician...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: platelets, essential thrombocythemia, blood platelets
essential thrombocythemia, blood platelets, periodic checks: Hello. I did some research for you and this is what I found.... Blood platelets (thrombocytes) help prevent and control bleeding resulting from injury to blood vessels. The term thrombocythemia refers to an unusually high platelet count. A normal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: please answer, gestational sac, intrauterine pregnancy
gestational sac, intrauterine pregnancy, bloodwork: Lauren, That indicates that there might be some bleeding behind the gestational sac. Sometimes this can happen. It is definately something to keep a close eye on, but it doesn t necessarily indicate that you will have a problem holding the pregnancy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: please consider revising an existing response?, molar pregnancy, chromosomal abnormality
molar pregnancy, chromosomal abnormality, trisomy 21: I am sorry that you disagree with my response. I have reviewed the question to which you are referring. An HCG value of 10,000-100,000 can be completely normal at 2-3 months gestational age. Even a value of 15,000-200,000 can be normal at 6-8 weeks gestation....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: please help, free soda, pregnancy test
free soda, pregnancy test, computer problems: Hello Ashley, I am sorry it took me so long I had some computer problems. Nothing you have going on sounds like miscarriage to me. It sounds like you are a little stressed and I can understand that. Try to relax, it sounds like things are going good....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: please help, chlamydia, slut
chlamydia, slut, mystery: Chlamydia trichomatis the most common sexually transmitted organism in the United States. There are approximately 4 million new infections per year. 20-49%of sexually active women have positive findings. Risk factors include age younger than 24 years, low...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: please help me with this, menstral period, spermicide
menstral period, spermicide, fifth day: It all depends on when your girlfriend ovulated. If she has a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of her period until the first day of her next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. She can only become pregnant if she has unprotected sex on cycle...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: please help, depo provera, cervical mucus
depo provera, cervical mucus, dear nicky: Dear Nicky, Depo Provera injections tend to linger in the system. After the last shot of Depo Provera, it can take over 6 months for the drug to leave the body. Thus, for some women their cycles don t return to normal for awhile. Depo Provera stops...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: please help, uterus problems, intercourse pain
uterus problems, intercourse pain, pelvic inflammatory disease: Dear Ashley, Deep pain, like you have described, during intercourse is not a normal occurrence. You will need to consult your doctor to have a cause determined for this. Several different things can cause this deep pain during intercourse, called dyspareunia....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: please help, heavy periods, pregnancy test
heavy periods, pregnancy test, sexual encounters: Dear Kayla, If you have not had unprotected sex, and have not had sex at all since before the first light period, again - I think you are worrying about pregnancy for no reason. I would say there is another reason for the lighter periods. I can tell...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: please help me dr wants to induce in 2 days, elevated liver function, preecclampsia
elevated liver function, preecclampsia, protein in the urine: You doctor, of course, is worried about the possibility of developing Preecclampsia or HEELP Syndrome (High Blood Pressure, edema, protein in your urine, elevated uric acid, elevated liver function studies, decreased platelets). Your blood pressure appears...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: please help me, dr appt, spontaneous abortions
dr appt, spontaneous abortions, sierra mist: Hello Ashley. An earlier appointment will not help you. If a pregnancy is going to abort in the first 12 weeks, we just let it happen. There is nothing anyone can do about it and there is nothing anyone SHOULD do about it. It is heartbreaking, but mother nature...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: please i am worried, gestational sac, advice nurse
gestational sac, advice nurse, drink lots of water: Hi Tabitha, Congratulations on your pregnancy. I can not answer the first part of your question. As for mild cramps, they do happen around this stage in pregnancy. If you can call an advice nurse, I would recommend to do this just to make sure. Drink...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: plz help me, best time to take a pregnancy test, appendix out
best time to take a pregnancy test, appendix out, missing your period: The earliest symptoms of pregnancy are nausea, fatigue, and breast tenderness. However, you can have these same symptoms with a stomach virus or when you are ready to get your period. If you do not miss your period on July 9, or if the pregnancy test is negative,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pms symptom?, ortho tri cyclen, ortho tri cyclen lo
ortho tri cyclen, ortho tri cyclen lo, gastronologist: If your last period started on October 20, you could not have become pregnant on September 6. If you are taking birth control pills it is highly unlikely that you can become pregnant no matter what you do. If you were not taking birth control pills, you really...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: polcystic ovarian syndrom, obesity and infertility, obese woman
obesity and infertility, obese woman, sonogram: The diagnosis of PCOS is usually made by a series of symptoms and blood tests. There is amenorrhea or oligomenorrhea, hirutism, obesity, and infertility. However, not all of these must be present. Often, there is the presence of multiple cysts in your ovary...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: polyps during pregnancy, endometrial polyps, blighted ovum
endometrial polyps, blighted ovum, 37 years: Dear Len, This is actually a better question for your doctor, who knows more about the specifics of your particular case. Just from the very, very little information I have, I d say it would not be UNsafe for you to get pregnant with the polyps. But...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pos. hpt then strange period, chemical pregnancy, implantation bleeding
chemical pregnancy, implantation bleeding, strange period: Dear Kel, Although a chemical pregnancy is possible, it is also possible that what you experienced was implantation bleeding. Many women who experience implantation bleeding have it occur very near or during the time they would expect their period to begin....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: positive home test, best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test, test claims: If your last period started on February 25, then you ovulated around March 9. YOU could have conceived only if you had sex on March 8,9,10, or 11. If you did conceive on one of those days, a pregnancy test would not show a positive result until 14-21 days...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: positive pregnancy test???, bleeding in early pregnancy, chemical pregnancy
bleeding in early pregnancy, chemical pregnancy, pregnancy test: Dear Alisha, It really is difficult to know whether this was a miscarriage or just some early pregnancy bleeding. Bleeding in early pregnancy is not unusual. Vaginal bleeding can occur frequently in the 1st trimester of pregnancy and may not be a sign of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: positive pregnancy test,& got my period???, intrauterine pregnancy, viable pregnancy
intrauterine pregnancy, viable pregnancy, pregnancy pregnancy: If you have two positive pregnancy tests, and symptoms of pregnancy, bleeding can indicate the beginning of a miscarriage. You do not get your period while you are pregnant, however you can have bleeding during pregnancy for various reasons. If you are bleeding...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding, spotting in early pregnancy, implantation bleeding
spotting in early pregnancy, implantation bleeding, pregnancy tests: I m sorry that you had to go through this. Remember, miscarriages occur in 15-20% of every pregnancy. There is nothing you can do to cause a miscarriage and there is nothing you can do to prevent a miscarriage. If this is, indeed, a miscarriage, wait until...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: poss ectopic pregnancy, empty gestational sac, intrauterine pregnancy
empty gestational sac, intrauterine pregnancy, fetal heartbeat: Unti 6 weeks gestational age, a sonogram will not show anything in the uterus. After 6 weeks, we usually will see a fetus and a fetal heartbeat. After 5 weeks we can sometimes see an empty gestational sac. If we do see a sac, we know it cannot be an ectopic...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possibe pregnancy, pregnancy test, home pregnancy
pregnancy test, home pregnancy, 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. You can ONLY become pregnant if you have unprotected sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16 each month. If you have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possibility of pregnancy, unprotected sex, good luck
unprotected sex, good luck, possibility of pregnancy: You could definately still be pregnant. Just because he didnt ejaculate in you doesnt mean anything. Before a guy ejeculates he pre-cums . Most of the time it is such a small amount that guys rarely know they did it and you can most definately get pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is this possible, manual sex, erect penis
manual sex, erect penis, pregnancy test: 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 prgnant if you have sex (or if any sperm gets into your vagina) on cycle day 13, 14, 15 , or...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is it possible to have a 10 month pregnancy?, induction of labor, 28 days later
induction of labor, 28 days later, lunar months: A normal pregnancy is 40 weeks (from the first day of the last menstrual cycle). That is 10 lunar months (months with 28 days each). Of course some months have 30 days and some have 31 days and one has 28 days so a pregnancy often is 9 calendar months.). When...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible to have 2 pregnancies, intrauterine pregnancy, ovarian cyst
intrauterine pregnancy, ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy: It is, indeed, possible to have a pregnancy in your uterus and one in your tube. I have had two of these in 25 years of practice. It is quite rare, though. Most of the time, if you have an intrauterine pregnancy, you will not have one in your tubes but may...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: is it possible, bloodwork, hpt
bloodwork, hpt, nauseous: Erin, You can get pregnant even while you are breastfeeding. So, if you have weened your daughter, you are at a more increased risk to start ovulating again. Some women get there period while they are breastfeeding, some women don t. However, that doesn...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is this possible?, conception date, correct dates
conception date, correct dates, menstrual cycle: Dear Kala, OK - are you saying that you know that your LMP started on 8/26/06? If so, I d calculate your due date at 6/3/07. Is that correct? Have you had an ultrasound to confirm a due date yet? If those are correct dates so far, then your estimated...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is it possible?, symptoms of pregnancy, implantation bleeding
symptoms of pregnancy, implantation bleeding, light flow: Hi RaeAnna :) The bleeding you experienced on December 8th, sounds like a period to me. Usually, if a lady is pregnant and does bleed, its called implantation bleeding. Implantation bleeding is very light/spotty, and only lasts for about 2-3 days. Its light...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible anovulation, ovulation tests, depression and weight gain
ovulation tests, depression and weight gain, fertility drugs: Dear Carol, Most women go through 3-6 cycles of treatment at the most (it can take a month or two of clomiphene therapy for you to start ovulating regularly). Your chance of getting pregnant doesn t improve if you take the drug longer, so if you don t succeed...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: is it possible to bleed and still be pregnant?, pregnancy test, last period
pregnancy test, last period, iui: Since the bleeding appeared like a full blown period, and it started at the right time, it sounds like a period. Howeveer, anything is possible. If you have any doubts, wait another week and take a pregnancy test. If it is negative, you are not pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible blighted ovum, yolk sac, viability tests
yolk sac, viability tests, caution caution: Dear Julie, As a nurse, I understand why your doctor is leaning toward a blighted ovum. At 5-6 weeks, we d expect to be able to see a heartbeat with ultrasound, especially trans-vaginal ultrasound. Trans-vaginal ultrasound is more sensitive than trans-abdominal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible blighted ovum, hcg level, abdominal ultrasound
hcg level, abdominal ultrasound, cervical os: The HCG values are rising quite fine. They do not have to double every 48 hours. They appear to be rising well. If your last period started on May 4, you are now 6 weeks 4 days pregnant and the range of HCG values is 4000-100,200. YOUr value of 16,320 is ...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible the child isn't mine?, conception date, ovulate
conception date, ovulate, expecting a baby: Dear Stephen, Pregnancy dating is always based on the date of the last menstrual period, NOT the actual conception date. So the 15 day difference actually makes perfect sense. Women usually are the most fertile during the 24 hours surrounding the day they...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible conception, pregnancy test, morning after pill
pregnancy test, morning after pill, last period: The morning after pill does not delay ovulation. it merely prevents implantation once you have already conceived. A pregnancy test will not show a positive result until at least 10 days after conception. If you had a positive result by the 22nd, you must...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible conception, blood test for pregnancy, sign of pregnancy
blood test for pregnancy, sign of pregnancy, clear plan fertility monitor: If you have a 31 days cycle, then you were due for your period on July 3 and should take a pregnancy test on July 10. If it is negative, you are not pregnant. The discharge is not a sign of pregnancy, and if it does not itch or have a foul odor, it is not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible early induction, excess amniotic fluid, efw
excess amniotic fluid, efw, doctos: You should have had a GTT at 28 weeks gestation. If the baby continues to drow and you keep spilling glucose in your urine, the baby may be deemed macrosomic . If the Estimated Fetal Weight (EFW) on sonogram is greater than 9.5lbs, a cesarean section will...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible ectopic pregnancy, empty gestational sac, viable pregnancy
empty gestational sac, viable pregnancy, fetal heartbeat: If there is any doubt as to whether you are pregnant. Take two blood tests for pregnancy (Beta HCG) 48 hours apart. If there is a doubling of the results in 48 hours, it indicates a viable pregnancy. If there is a halving of the results in 48 hours, it indicates...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible exposure to toxins, downstairs area, dry cough
downstairs area, dry cough, leather couch: Hi Nicole :) I really dont think you have much to be concerned about, considering that your exposure was short term. However, it is not uncommon for exsmokers to have a irritating cough following the absense of smoking. I would think that if there were...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible implantation bleeding?, heavy breasts, implantation bleeding
heavy breasts, implantation bleeding, regular period: Implantation bleeding occurs around 8 days after conception. However, the spotting your are starting to have sounds like the beginning of your regular period. If you do not get a regular period by March 1, then take a pregnancy test. If it is negative at that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: is it possible to be induced..., lots of sex, midwives
lots of sex, midwives, midwife: Hello Emma. Most midwives will not mess with mother nature until you are well overdue- for GOOD reason- All you can do is have lots of sex and do nipple stimulation. Don t be in such a hurry- these little ones are much easier to take care of INSIDE than OUTSIDE....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible infection?, urinary track infection, yeast infection
urinary track infection, yeast infection, monistat 7: If you took any antibiotics for the urinary tract infection, you may have developed a yeast infection. Usually, a yeast infection is manifested by a white, cheesy discharge with intense itching. It does not have any odor. It will respond to Monistat-7 cream...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is it possible that I'm pregnant?, symptoms of early pregnancy, frequent urination
symptoms of early pregnancy, frequent urination, home pregnancy: Dear Nicole, Your symptoms are typical symptoms of early pregnancy. IF you are pregnant, you would just be 4 weeks pregnant at this point. The normal range for hCG levels at 4 weeks can vary from 5 - 426 mIU/ml, so it may very well have been a bit early...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is it possible I'm pregnant?, birth control pills, negative pregnancy tests
birth control pills, negative pregnancy tests, blood test for pregnancy: If you have not missed any periods and have had two negative pregnancy tests and, in addition, have been on birth control pills, it is 99.9% sure that you are not pregnant. You cannot get your period while you are pregnant. YOu can, occasionally bleed during...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible miscarrage, gestational sac, pregnancys
gestational sac, pregnancys, fetus: Dear Lindsay, It sounds as if you may have had a miscarriage if there was tissue within the gush of blood. The only way you will know for sure is to have an ultrasound done to determine if a viable gestational sac/fetus remains within the uterus. You...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible miscarriage, gestational sac but no fetal pole, spotting in early pregnancy
gestational sac but no fetal pole, spotting in early pregnancy, fetal heartbeat: It may be a bit too early for a sonogram to show a good fetal heartbeat. Between 5-6 weeks gestation (from the first day of the last period) we usually only see a gestational sac but no fetal pole or fetal heartbeat. However, by 6-7 weeks gestation, we usually...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible miscarriage, vaginal ultrasound, personal case
vaginal ultrasound, personal case, blood level: Hi Elizabeth .. Well with your question, I have personal simularities with. I tested positive for pregnancy with my daughter. I was on the pill at the time, and ofcourse had no clue how far along I was in my pregnancy. I also, had spotting. I went...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible miscarriage?, low progesterone levels, progesterone level
low progesterone levels, progesterone level, hcg level: Hi Savannah. Low progesterone levels can indicate the threat of a miscarriage. It doesnt neccessarily mean you are going to miscarry, but its something that has to be watched. Your HCG levels, are a little low as well, allthough not terribly low. But these...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible miscarriage ??, normal hcg levels, feeling nauseous
normal hcg levels, feeling nauseous, gestational sac: Dear Suzie, Well, it doesn t sound like your hCG levels are doubling every 48-72 hours as we expect them to in a healthy pregnancy. Also, your levels really aren t high for normal hCG levels at this stage of pregnancy. The normal hCG range at 6 weeks is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible miscarriage/spotting, boyfriends mom, implantation bleeding
boyfriends mom, implantation bleeding, brownish color: Dear Erin, I m sorry to hear about your difficulties. First time pregnancies can be a scary time, even when they proceed fairly normally . It sounds as if you did exactly the right thing in seeking medical care as soon as you had a concern. Many women...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is this a possible miscarriage?, black blood, correct time
black blood, correct time, tubal ligation: As long as you had a period at the correct time and it did not last for longer than 14 days, you did not have a miscarriage, especially since it is extremely unlikely for you to have become pregnant after a tubal ligation. The ccolor of the blood or the lightness...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible misscariage, viable pregnancy, misscariage
viable pregnancy, misscariage, hormonal level: Miscarriage is never guaranteed to occur. Miscarriages occur in 15-20% of every pregnancy. There is nothing you can do to cause a miscarriage and there is nothing you can do to prevent a miscarriage,When was the first day of your last period?Any hormonal level...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible misscarriage, yolk sac, fetal heartbeat
yolk sac, fetal heartbeat, misscarrige: Hi Natashia :) I am sorry to hear this news. There is a possible chance that the diagnoses is incorrect. However, that chance is slim, considering you are 5 weeks into your pregnancy. At 5 weeks, a heartbeat is easily seen, and heard, as well as visuals...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible ovulation date?, last period, sonogram
last period, sonogram, new boyfriend: If the sonogram measured you at 20 weeks 3 days, then your last period started June 8 and you could only have conceived if you had unprotected sex on June 20,21,22, or 23. You could not have conceived on June 4 if you got your period after that (June 8). If...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible pregnacy complications, full term pregnancy, tubal ligation
full term pregnancy, tubal ligation, methods of birth control: Unfortunately, it is hard to get a second opinion of a condition tht was noticed at the time of surgery. Often, when performing a cesarean section, we notice a very thin walled uterus or a pronounced thinning at the site of the previous uterine incision (scar)....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible pregnancy, beta hcg, bhcg
beta hcg, bhcg, mucus: If your IUI was on April 5, a beta HCG should have shown more than 0 in 14 days later (April 19). However, if you are not having any bleeding or cramping, it can t hurt to repeat the test in another week. If the test is still negative, you are not pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible pregnancy, iron deficiency anemia, early sign of pregnancy
iron deficiency anemia, early sign of pregnancy, sign of pregnancy: Since the pill is 99.9% effective against pregnancy, it is highly unlikely that you could have conceived while taking the birth control pill. However, since there is a slim chance of pregnancy (0.1 %), if you miss your next period, take a pregnancy test. If...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible pregnancy, early prenancy symptoms, best time to take a pregnancy test
early prenancy symptoms, best time to take a pregnancy test, symptoms of nausea: If your last period started on November 11, you would have ovulated on November 24 and could have conceived if you had sex on November 23,24,25, or 26. If you did become pregnant on one of those days, you would miss your next period. The best time to take...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible pregnancy, taking the pills, naseous
taking the pills, naseous, pregnancy test: You are not pregnant. If you were not taking the pills, and your last period started on January 29, the earliest you could have ovulated would be on cycle day #13 and could not have conceived unless you had sex on cycle day #12,13,14, or 15. That would be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible pregnancy?, home pregnancy test, early pregnancy
home pregnancy test, early pregnancy, pre ejaculate: Hi Tracy, Anytime your husbands penis is in, or around your vagina, you are still as risk for becoming pregnant. Pre-ejaculate still contatains millions of sperm. If you are practicing the pulling out method, then yes its possible you could be pregnant....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible pregnancy, ovarian cysts, type of birth control
ovarian cysts, type of birth control, endometreosis: Hi there :) Well, your chances of being pregnant are extremely low. About 4 in 1000 women will become pregnant after a tubal. The vast majority of those women, are menopausal, and had their tubal done about 15-20 years prior. Now its not impossible, but...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible pregnancy, home pregnancy test, irregular cycles
home pregnancy test, irregular cycles, lifestyle change: Hi James, if you did a Home pregnancy test, and it came back negative, then I highly doubt she is pregnant. The only way you could get a false reading, is if you did the test to early. Wait it out, and see when her period comes. I wouldnt worry to much,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible pregnancy, beta hcg test, serum beta hcg
beta hcg test, serum beta hcg, home pregnancy test: Dear Edie, Again, if you had unprotected sex during the fertile time of your last cycle, then you cannot rule out pregnancy. What you are experiencing now may be a delayed period due to hormonal fluctuations OR a bit of bleeding in early pregnancy. If...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible pregnancy??, swollen tender breasts, symptoms of early pregnancy
swollen tender breasts, symptoms of early pregnancy, pregnancy nausea: Dear Liz, Like I said, with your history of irregular periods and just coming off the BCP, this is a difficult assessment. But based on that information, I would assume that you had not conceived. You ll have to give yourself a couple of months to see...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible pregnancy, birth control pills, chemical pregnancy
birth control pills, chemical pregnancy, pregnancy test: If you started the Nuvaring late, you could possibly have ovulated that month. Your doctor performed one type of blood test. However, the two tests, 48 hours apart, are more accurate because they show a somparison and you can see if there is a rise or fall...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible pregnancy, hormone fluctuations, answer asap
hormone fluctuations, answer asap, morning urine: Dear Yazmin, 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?, stopping birth control pills, birth control pills
stopping birth control pills, birth control pills, premature ovarian failure: Dear Lisa, The problem is that the stress and worrying can actually be the cause of the delay in your period. There are many various causes for amenorrhea (absence of periods) - pregnancy being just one. Others can be: -Hormonal abnormalities, which cause...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible pregnancy, first response early result pregnancy test, home pregnancy test
first response early result pregnancy test, home pregnancy test, pregnancy after tubal ligation: Dear Rochella, Sorry about the delay in answering - I am actually supposed to be on vacation from 12/21 through 1/6, but the system apparently did not set correctly. I happened to check in to make sure and saw there were 3-4 days worth of questions, so...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible pregnancy, menstual cycle, doctors office
menstual cycle, doctors office, pregnancy tests: You are probably not pregnant. Stress comes in forms people don t think of. A new job even if you are excited about it for instance is stress. A move or a break-up also stress. Since you have not had your cycle in so long you should see your Dr. again....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible pregnancy, blood test for pregnancy, pregnancy tests
blood test for pregnancy, pregnancy tests, pregnancy test: If you normally have a 33 day cycle and you were due for your period on June 13, by now a pregnancy test would be accurate. If two pregnancy tests that were taken after June 20 were both negative, you are not pregnant. YOu may merely have some hormonal imbalance...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible pregnancy, pregnancy test, dry sex
pregnancy test, dry sex, basicly: Usually, if you get your period (even if it is light or short) you are not pregnant. HOwever, if the period appears very light and you are worried, take a pregnancy test. By now it would be accurate if you are pregnant. However, I doubt that you are pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible pregnancy, home pregnancy test, breast leakage
home pregnancy test, breast leakage, breast stimulation: Here is some of the information I found about the Breast Duscharge you mentioned. Along with Lactation there are a few other things that can cause this. Breast stimuation - various kinds of breast stimulation may produce a small discharge: Sexual stimulation...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, pinkish discharge
best time to take a pregnancy test, pinkish discharge, missing your period: If you n0rmally have a 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovualtion occurs on cycle day #14. If your last period started on October 18, you would have ovulated on October 31. YOu could only have conceived...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible pregnancy, birth control pills, 2nd of november
birth control pills, 2nd of november, irregular bleeding: You probably are having irregular bleeding due to anovulatory cycles. YOu should make an appointment with a gynecologist if you bleed for longer than 14 days in one month. I doubt that you are pregnant. If you become pregnant, you will not get a period. However,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible pregnancy w/responsible sexual activity, ortho novum, sugar pills
ortho novum, sugar pills, tender breasts: Hello Cindi- relax- changing pills is likely the cause of your variation in your period. BUT- you should NEVER rely on only one kind of birth control. NO birth control is 100% effective- you should always use TWO kinds. A condom AND the pill is much better....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, nausea and fatigue
best time to take a pregnancy test, nausea and fatigue, earliest signs of pregnancy: There are many reasons why a breast may be tender, not only pregnancy. When was the first day of your last menstrual 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...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible pregnant, signs of ovulation, pregnancy tests
signs of ovulation, pregnancy tests, ovulating: Hello Denise. How can your boyfriend being nauseated relate to you being pregnant- I don t understand? If you took 3 tests that say that you ARE pregnant- you better believe them, they are quite accurate. However, I m not sure that that is what you meant to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: it it possible to be pregnant and....., depo provera, depo shot
depo provera, depo shot, pregnancy test: Dear Confused, If you are current on Depo Provera, that alone should be protecting you from pregnancy. Your additional measures to prevent pregnancy are simply added protection beyond the 97-99.7% effectiveness of the Depo shot. It sounds like you are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible to be pregnant and have period?, implantation bleeding, pregnany test
implantation bleeding, pregnany test, bleeding during pregnancy: If you did get your period on time, it is highly unlikely that you are pregnant. If you have any doubts, take a pregnancy test in one week. Then you will know for sure. No person gets her period while she is pregnant. HOwever, you can have some bleeding during...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible pregnant or really long cycle!?!?!, home pregnancy test, morning urine
home pregnancy test, morning urine, overnight hospital: Dear Jodi, Either is possible - stress can definitely affect your cycles, but if you are actively TTC, then you very well may be pregnant. My suggestion is to wait until you have at least missed a full period (as opposed to just being a couple of days...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is it possible to be pregnant and still have a brief period?, home pregnancy tests, early pregnancy
home pregnancy tests, early pregnancy, irregular cycles: You probably started bleeding on May 19 due to stoppage of the pill. HOwever, that had to be considred to have been your period. If your last period, then, started on May 19, you would have ovulated on June 1. If you bcame pregnant around June 1, a pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: is this possible? pregnant?, home pregnancy tests, birth control pills
home pregnancy tests, birth control pills, urine pregnancy test: Kari- you are driving yourself crazy- STOP messing around, take the pill FAITHFULLY every day at the SAME time and consider asking your dr for some medication for obsessive/complusive behavior. You are NOT pregnant!! The guilt of what you have done with your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: is it possible to get pregnent..., ovulation calculator, girls vagina
ovulation calculator, girls vagina, having sexual intercourse: In very RARE cases a woman has gotten pregnant with out intercourse. I am not talking about artificial insimanation or the Virgin Mary. I am talking about sperm coming into direct contact with a girls vagina without intercourse. Again, this is VERY...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible problem in fetal development, abdominal circumference, biparietal diameter
abdominal circumference, biparietal diameter, femur length: There is no problem. Sonograms are very inaccurate after 20 weeks gestation. The margin of error in a sonogram that is done as 30 weeks is + or - four weeks. We usually take an average of the biparietal diameter (the head), the abdominal circumference, and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is it possible for a woman to be pregnant after menopause?, menstrual period, last period
menstrual period, last period, athe: We do not consider you to have reached menopause until you have not had a period for a full 12 months. Since you had your last period nine months ago, you still have not reached menopause and can, indeed, conceive a baby. Once you reach menopause (12 months...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is it possible?, viable pregnancy, beta hcg
viable pregnancy, beta hcg, pregnancy tests: If you have not missed a period, it is unlikely that you are pregnant. If you have had some inconsistent pregnancy tests, I would suggest that you take two blood tests for pregnancy (Beta HCG) 48 hours apart. If there is a doubling of the results in 48 hours,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possiblity, pregnancy test, possitive
pregnancy test, possitive, possiblity: normally if one of them came out positive then ur chances of that being accurate are very high. Especially if you are having hte symptoms. My guess is that you most likely are. Go to a doctor if you want an answer once and for all. They can do the blood...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: When did i possibly conceive?, fetal measurements, inexact science
fetal measurements, inexact science, happy christmas: Dear Octavia, With the shorter period than normal, it could very well have thrown off your ovulation date by a few days. It could also be that the fetal measurements were a little off. Usually ultrasounds have a margin of error of +/- a number of days (example...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Have I possibly endangered my baby?, skin cancer, orthocyclene
skin cancer, orthocyclene, earth: Hello Amie. Do you even know IF you ARE pregnant? Anyway, one tanning session is not going to damage your baby. It could give YOU skin cancer in the future- so DON T go again. Where on earth did you hear that you could kill your baby by tanning? Hope that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possibly pregnant, sore breasts, pull out method
sore breasts, pull out method, pregnancy test: If your last period started on June 10 and you have not had a period since then, you could definitely be pregnant. I would suggest that you take a pregnancy test. If your last period started on June 10, if you are pregnant, you are now 9 weeks pregnant and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possibly pregnant?, frequent urination, breast tenderness
frequent urination, breast tenderness, pregnancy symptoms: A cycle is considered normal if it is 21-35 days from the beginning of one period to the beginning of the next period. If you started your period in August on the 23rd, and again on September 12, that is 21 days and is normal. All I can say is to take a pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possibly pregnant, depo provera, type of birth control
depo provera, type of birth control, old blood: Hi Lela, the brown stuff is probably old blood. (brown=old... red=new and fresh) There are lots of things that could cause this.... and it could be absolutely nothing. It COULD be from your birth control. I dont know what type of birth control you are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am I possibly pregnant??, home pregnancy test, pregnancy hormone
home pregnancy test, pregnancy hormone, coming off the pill: Hi Ayla! Well you definately cannot rule out pregnancy in a circumstance such as yours. Anytime you miss a pill, or come off the pill you are open to get pregnant. So its definately a possibility to consider. However, given this point in time, if you were...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possibly pregnant?, early pregnancy bleeding, irregular menstrual cycles
early pregnancy bleeding, irregular menstrual cycles, extreme tiredness: Dear Sarah, If you had unprotected sex during the past 1-2 cycles, then you have to consider pregnancy as being a possibility. The periods which are not normal for you may just be a signal of a hormonal imbalance or it may be some early pregnancy bleeding/spotting....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am I possibly pregnant, pregnancy after tubal ligation, lower back pains
pregnancy after tubal ligation, lower back pains, tubal ligation: Dear Meeka, Tubal ligations are considered a permanent procedure. Occasionally though, a woman still gets pregnant, despite having had her tubes tied properly. The tubes have evolved in such a way as to try to heal themselves, and sometimes a tract develops...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could I possibly be pregnant?, home pregnancy tests, birth control pills
home pregnancy tests, birth control pills, urine pregnancy test: Hello Kari. You are a bit of a worry wart, aren t you? I know because I have been there. The worry is all you think about, you go to bed thinking about it, you wake up thinking about it. You know it does not make any sense but you can t stop!! Is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i possitive or negative?, home pregnancy test, navel area
home pregnancy test, navel area, implantation bleeding: Dear Anne, The irregularity of your periods and spotting really is not an accurate way to determine pregnancy. Nor is the bit of bulging tummy below the navel area. If you really suspect that you may be pregnant, you should take a home pregnancy test....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possitive pregnancy test, yet had period too close, empty gestational sac, ovulation predictors
empty gestational sac, ovulation predictors, pregnancy test: Since any pregnancy test will not show a positive result until 10-14 days after conception, and you had a positive pregnancy test on December 29, you must have conceived around December 10 and your last period must have started no later than November 29. ...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: post c-section pain, pair of scissors, c sections
pair of scissors, c sections, incision: Dear Erin, Ideally, an incision heals perfectly and equally from one end to the other. This rarely happens. More often than not there is more discomfort in one concentrated area than another. Usually it is because of something very incidental - like the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: post c-section, foley catheter, strep infection
foley catheter, strep infection, incision: Hi Nicole, First of all, just because it happened once, doesn t mean that it will happen again, so don t get discouraged. There are a number of reasons why your incision kept weeping after surgery. You probably developed an infection in your incision...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: post-cesarian, lifting older sibling, sexual intercourse, major surgery
sexual intercourse, major surgery, cesarean section: Even after major surgery, we never restrict the lifting or cuddling of other children. For the first week after a cesarean section, we restrict stairs, lifting, and driving. For the first six weeks, no vaginal activity or baths (you can shower). You should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: post coital bleeding, post coital bleeding, low lying placenta
post coital bleeding, low lying placenta, twin pregnancy: HI Stormy. congratulations on your pregnancy! You should be due January 19 then..... I would check with your doctor, I am sure the bleeding is nothing to be concerned about, you know the blood vessels around the cervix get swollen and this could be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: post d+c, pregnancy loss, conception date
pregnancy loss, conception date, hcg levels: Dear Guest , Well, congratulations! Dating of pregnancies (the 40 weeks) is by LMP. So, I would suspect if you are thinking the earlier IVF date is conception date, then add 2 weeks. However, the first ultrasound will be the most conclusive for dating...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: post menepausel bleeding, regular period, food server
regular period, food server, hormonal imbalance: Any time there is any bleeding after having reached menopause (no period for 12 months), the bleeding must be evaluated. The bleeding may be caused by a small polyp in the endometrium or cervix. It may be due to some hormonal imbalance. It may be due to some...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: post natal ovulation, sex with my husband, pregnancy test
sex with my husband, pregnancy test, irregular bleeding: When was your last peeriod since the baby was born? What was the date of the delivery. Often, when you are breast feeding, you may not get your period for up to a year (even if the baby succombed). If you are having irregular bleeding, I would suggest that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: post natal, forceps delivery, having computer
forceps delivery, having computer, epidural: Hi Loralee Sorry I have been a bit late we have been having computer problems, and questions have been late getting through. Having an epidural should not cause back pain or spasms, sometimes in rare cases you can get a slight ache usually in one leg as...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: post pardem period, pregnancy test, iud
pregnancy test, iud, doubts: If you had sex, you could have become pregnant despite using protection. However, it is doubtful. Although it is easier to insert an IUD if you are having your period at the time, you can still have the IUD inserted even if you have not gotten your period....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: post partum bleeding, placental tissue, hormonal imbalance
placental tissue, hormonal imbalance, bill of health: If you continue to have bleeding post partum, you may have some products of conception left inside your uterus,or you may have some retained placental tissue that must be removed, or you may have some hormonal imbalance. A sonogram will help to let you know...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: post-partum issues, hormonal level, early menopause
hormonal level, early menopause, pre pregnancy: It may be taking you a bit longer to get back to your normal pre-pregnancy hormonal levels. You might ask your obstetrician to get a hormonal level on you (FSH, LH, Prolactin) to see if it is back to normal yet. Sometimes, you will not get back to normal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: post partum round ligament pain, ligament pain, hip bone
ligament pain, hip bone, precor: If it has only been 10 days since the cesarean section, your daughter s uterus has not returned to its normal size and the round ligaments are still stretching back to normal. When the uterus gets back to its normal size, she will stop having the round ligament...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: post pregnancy, white vaginal discharge, lochia
white vaginal discharge, lochia, foul odor: Dear Eva, Lochia is the vaginal discharge you have for 4-6 weeks after delivery. It is the debris that the uterus sheds after delivery. The discharge will change from red to pinkish to yellow to white and will increase with activity or breastfeeding. It...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: post pregnancy bleeding, october 19th, second opinion
october 19th, second opinion, baby girl: Dear Andrea, If you have been having continuous bleeding, then no. We do see women who can have bleeding/spotting for up to 6 weeks, but then their regular cycles should begin. It is good you are making an appointment with your doctor. That is exactly...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: post pregnancy- sexual intercourse, depo provera, deep penetration
depo provera, deep penetration, sexual intercourse: The DepoProvera will not cause you to have pain. Where, exactly, is the pain. Do you have it upon shallow insertion of the penis (right at the introitus, where you had the 2nd degree laceration), or is the pain upon deep penetration into the vagina? When,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: post pregnancy, discharge instructions, new baby
discharge instructions, new baby, brenda: Dear Kim, You are now 3 weeks post-op. Normally, the majority of bleeding should be done 1-2 weeks after a D&C. In fact, most often there should be only light bleeding for about one week. I d be interested to know what it said about bleeding on your discharge...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: post-TAH, hormones levels, chronic pelvic pain
hormones levels, chronic pelvic pain, local anaesthetic: It is all well and good for the exam to have shown a fullness or ballooning of the vaginal vault, and you may have the beginning of a cystocele. However, before having any surgery, you should first get a pelvic sonogram to assess your ovaries and the pelvis...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: post-TAH, hormones levels, chronic pelvic pain
hormones levels, chronic pelvic pain, local anaesthetic: Hi Carmen That is a tough thing to deal with. First of all, I m sure the gyn has told you that there is no guarantee that taking out the right adnexa will get rid of your pain. Without knowing the specifics of your case, it is difficult to say how likely...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: postcoital spotting, cancer of the cervix, cancer of the uterus
cancer of the cervix, cancer of the uterus, bleeding after intercourse: If your PAP smears are normal, there is no cause for alarm. Often, there can be extra tissue that arises from the cervix (polyps, skin tags, ectropion, etc) which has nothing to do with cancer of the cervix. The bleeding that is seen with cancer of the cervix...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: postdelivery, pelvic floor muscles, pelvic floor muscle
pelvic floor muscles, pelvic floor muscle, vaginal flatus: Dear Sarah, A uterine prolapse is, put simply, a falling or sliding of the uterus from its normal position in the pelvic cavity into the vaginal canal. Weakening of those tissues that make up the pelvic floor musculature allows the uterus to descend into...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: postpardum, placental tissue, iron supplementation
placental tissue, iron supplementation, blood count: Usually, you will stop bleeding by your 6 weeks post partum visit and will get your first period at around 8 weeks (or earlier). If you are still bleeding moderately since the delivery, the bleeding should be evaluated to see if you have any retained placental...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: postpartum bleeding, birth control pills, estrogen component
birth control pills, estrogen component, placental tissue: Norethindrone is a progesterone, not an estrogen. It is used to help stop dysfunctional uterine bleeding, or to stop a heavy period and regulate the cycle. It is not contraindicated in women who have had clotting disorders or blood clots or DVTs in the past....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: postpartum depression, post partum depression, symptoms of depression
post partum depression, symptoms of depression, days of birth: Post partum depression is not dependent on the age of the woman. It can occur in young women and older women alike. There are various degrees of post partum depression, ranging from mild ( baby blues ) to severe. Usually the depression goes away on its own,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: postpartum dizziness, dizziness, childbirth
dizziness, childbirth, sleep: Hello Amy- No, I wouldn t say that this is normal - however, how much sleep are you getting, are you eating VERY well, how much water are you drinking, are you still having a vaginal flow, is there ANY chance that you are pregnant again? Get back to me with...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: postpartum vertigo, symptoms of dizziness, low blood pressure
symptoms of dizziness, low blood pressure, blood pressure medications: Dear Andrew, If the dizziness is occurring upon rising, this is called orthostatic hypotension. Orthostasis means upright posture, and hypotension means low blood pressure. Thus, orthostatic hypotension consists of symptoms of dizziness, faintness or lightheadedness...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: postpartum, inflammation, vagina
inflammation, vagina, stairs: Usually, I ask my patients to refain from driving, lifting, or climbing stairs for one week after delivery, and to refrain from any vaginal activity for 6 weeks after delivery. If there is an episiotomy or some inflammation in the area of the vagina, I want...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: postpone irregular period, birth control pills, taking the pills
birth control pills, taking the pills, irregular period: The only way to delay your period is to continue taking birth control pills. If you are not on birth control pills, I know of no way to delay your period. Usually, you will start taking a new pack right after pill #21 and can continue taking active pills until...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pranant, yolk sack, yolk sac
yolk sack, yolk sac, fetal heartbeat: You have to give me more information. When was the first day of her last menstrual period. If she is less than 6 weeks from the first day of her last period, a sonogram will only show a yolk sac but no fetus and no fetal heartbeat. If she is greater than 6...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pre-clampsia, liver function tests, weeks gestation
liver function tests, weeks gestation, preclampsia: If your grand-daughter is due on January 5, she is now only 35 weeks pregnant. The baby s lungs are not really mature until, at least, 36 weeks gestation. That is probably why they are waiting. If she has pre-eclampsia she is probably on Magnesium sulfate...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pre cum, urethra, precum
urethra, precum, ejaculations: I could not tell you if there is ALWAYS! Not sure anyone could, the chance is there everytime so you should just assume there is some there. The woman would have to be fertile at the time as well. There is not way to give you a % of a chance really. ...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pre-labor, lower backaches, nervousness
lower backaches, nervousness, cramps: I would call your doctor on this one. While it could just be nervousness or stress it could be soemthing more. I am not totally sure on the birthing stuff. I hear alot of women say they have backaches and stuff during there last trimester though so it may...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pre-natal problem, ultrasound image, obstetrician
ultrasound image, obstetrician, placenta: Hi Sarah I think your friend should have asked her doctor this question, as he will have seen the ultrasound. He would have seen the size of the mass of blood and where it was in the womb. The bleeding could have come from tearing of the sac in which the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pre term labor?, mild contractions, lower abdomen
mild contractions, lower abdomen, fetal movement: In order to avoid preterm labor, make sure you are well hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids during the day. If you start to have contractions AT THE LEVEL OF YOUR BELLYBUTTON that are less than 10 minutes (from the start of the contraction to the start of the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: How precise, last period, measurments
last period, measurments, obgyn: Hi Tiffany, The ultrasound isn t as accurate as knowing the date of your last period, however, when you don t know, ultrasound is pretty accurate give or take a week or so. So, I would be pretty confident that you are around 13 weeks or so. Good luck...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: preclampsia, emergency c section, severe preeclampsia
emergency c section, severe preeclampsia, pregnancy induced hypertension: During severe preeclampsia (or HEELP syndrome) there is thrombocytopenia (not thrombophilia). Thrombocytopenia is a condition where the number of platelets in your blood is decreased and can cause problems with your clotting mechanisms. It is one of the criteria...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: preclampsiea, natural childbirth the bradley way, susan mccutcheon
natural childbirth the bradley way, susan mccutcheon, ina may gaskin: Hello Kylee- your chances of eclampsia and pre-eclampsia are greater because you have all ready had it once. The very BEST treatment is nothing your dr has told you - I am quite sure. If you were MY midwifery client- I would advise you to make big changes...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: preconception, passive smoke, serm
passive smoke, serm, abstaining from alcohol: You do not have to avoid alcohol or any other thing. Serm that is damaged in any way will not cause a pregnancy to occur and will not fertilize an ovum. On the other hand, passive smoke from cigarettes will cause damage to the fetus once the pregnancy starts...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: predicting twins, predicting twins, carrying twins
predicting twins, carrying twins, best bet: If the sonogram that was done at 6 weeks gestation showed only one baby, I really doubt that you are carrying twins. You should have another sonogram at around 20 weeks and then you will know for sure. You can hear the heartbeat of a single fetus anywhere...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: preforated mirena IUD, mirena iud, abdominal cavity
mirena iud, abdominal cavity, scar tissue: HI Ashley, it really needs to be removed. It can cause scar tissue to build up (adhesions) and if it was ME I would be on the phone to a new surgeon to get it out. Could it cause organ damage? I guess any foreign body in the abdominal cavity can do that;...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: preg or not, viable pregnancy, uteris
viable pregnancy, uteris, beta hcg: If your last period started on September 4, and you have not had any bleeding since then, a pregnancy test at this time would be accurate. If you have any doubts, take two blood tests for pregnancy (Beta HCG) 48 hours apart. If there is a doubling of the results...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: to be, or not to be preg..., best time to take a pregnancy test, mild headaches
best time to take a pregnancy test, mild headaches, lack of appetite: If your last period started on October 31, the earliest that you could have ovulated would have been on November 13 and you could only have conceived if you had sex on November 12,13,14, or 15. YOu could not have become pregnant on any other day of the month....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be preg, overys, pregnancy test
overys, pregnancy test, ovary: If you had your tubes tied, you have less than 1% chance of being pregnant, unless they did not tie your tubes and tied some other structure instead of your tubes. In ord3r to become pregnant, all you need a a fraction of one ovary and you can conceive.If...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: preg?, human chorionic gonadotropin, home pregnancy test
human chorionic gonadotropin, home pregnancy test, beta hcg: Hi, Too early to tell= in very early pregnancy the hormone levels are too low for home tests to pick up, so it may read as negative, when you are really pregnant. This is why it is always recommended to follow up with a second test if you get a negative...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: preg., hormonal cycle, sick to my stomach
hormonal cycle, sick to my stomach, early pregnancy: Dear Tammy, If you had unprotected sex during the cycle prior to your January period, then you cannot rule out pregnancy. The symptoms you describe can definitely be related to early pregnancy, but they are hormonal in nature and can be related to variances...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i preg! .. or could i be ?, home pregnancy test, metallic taste in my mouth
home pregnancy test, metallic taste in my mouth, early pregnancy: Dear Ayshia, Your symptoms COULD be related to pregnancy, but they are hormonal in nature. Because they are stimulated by hormones, they can be caused by other things as well. That is why it s tricky to diagnose pregnancy based on symptoms alone. Some...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be preg?, secondary trauma, blood volume
secondary trauma, blood volume, tubal ligation: Dear Kassie, These would not be symptoms that I would necessarily relate to a tubal ligation procedure specifically. They do sound hormonal in nature. I recommend taking a pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy. If negative, then it may be that there was...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be preg., sexual encounter, morning urine
sexual encounter, morning urine, accurate results: Dear Ashley, If you believe you are approximately 2 weeks late for your period, and your unprotected sexual encounter was 4 weeks ago, that would have been right around the time you would have been ovulating and the most fertile. So the possibility of pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: preg/health, steam room, rec centre
steam room, rec centre, third trimester: Hello Opal. This is NOT a good idea. The reason is elevated tempature. Since you are in your third trimester, you don t have long to go. Skip them until you deliver. You may want to ask your Dr. I always urge people to listen strictly to thier Dr. and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: preg. with period?, home pregnancy tests, human chorionic gonadotropin
home pregnancy tests, human chorionic gonadotropin, pregnant uterus: HI Sherri, the only way you will really know if you are pregnant is to go to the doctor and have a blood test done. This is called a quantitative beta HcG. It will pick up ANY amount of HcG (the pregnancy hormone Human chorionic gonadotropin) in your blood....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be preg's., best time to take a pregnancy test, last period
best time to take a pregnancy test, last period, unprotected sex: If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. YOu can ONLY become pregnant if you have unprotected sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16 each month. If your last...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: preg, stomach bug, sign of pregnancy
stomach bug, sign of pregnancy, sutff: Yes, I am sure. You would have to have sperm leave his body and go directly into yours. As I mentioned before your symptoms could be viral or PMS. But I don t think you are pregnant. If you had your normal period that confirms the fact that you are not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: preganacy w/tubal cautery, tubal ligation, incomplete closure
tubal ligation, incomplete closure, preganacy: Dear Shannon, A tubal ligation with cautery has a pretty high success rate as a method of birth control (99.5%). And it is considered permanent. The statistics I ve seen regarding an incomplete closure of the tubes resulting in pregnancy after a tubal ligation...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: preganacy, pregnany test, bloodwork
pregnany test, bloodwork, cervix: Hi Barbara, It is extremely unlikely that you would get a false positive reading. It is more likely to get a false negative. Are you reading the test within 3 minutes? If you read it after 5-10 minutes, you may get a false positive. Otherwise, the only...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: preganancy at 40, preganancy, 45 years
preganancy, 45 years, good luck: There is not standard answer for this. Some women can have babies that age while others are already starting to have changes that won t allow it. The same with the figure, some women you would not believe they have children while others never look the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregancey and the pill, pregancey, trivora
pregancey, trivora, pregnancies: Hello Chris. Once you stop taking the pill, plan on waiting to conceive until you have had three NORMAL periods in a row. This could take several months but then you will be sure that your body is rebalanced and has the hormones to sustain a pregnancy. All...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregancies, fish eggs, protein meat
fish eggs, protein meat, pregancy: Hello Isandra. If this diagnosis was made on the basis of no change from one week to the next, relax- babies do NOT grow according to the charts. Even if your baby was born now, it would be just fine- though a little small perhaps. Urge your daughter to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregancy, upset tummy, fatigue
upset tummy, fatigue, good luck: The only way to know for sure you are pregnant is take a test. Some women do not have any symptoms, they only suspect they are pregnant when a period is missed. Some of the most common early symptoms are missed period, fatigue and an upset tummy. These...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregancy, sexual intercourse, monthly period
sexual intercourse, monthly period, garantee: There isn t a day that you can engage in intercourse and not have a chance of getting pregnant. Women can even get pregnant while on their monthly period. Some of the safer days include 1 or 2 days before and after your period but it isnt a garante...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregancy, early symptoms of pregnancy, pregnancy early symptoms
early symptoms of pregnancy, pregnancy early symptoms, sign of pregnancy: If you are pregnant, you will not get your period. If you get your period, you are not pregnant. However, sometimes there can be bleeding seen during pregnancy, for various reasons (placental abnormality, etc). If you miss your period ( amenorrhea ) it is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregancy, safe during pregnancy, tylonol
safe during pregnancy, tylonol, medical supervision: Hi Rocky, Loratabs are a class B drug. Meaning that there it is not known if it has any direct affects on the unborn baby. However, it is highly addictive, and one becomes addicted to it while pregnant, its highly possible that the baby can be addicted...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: after pregancy care, first period after childbirth, viral illnesses
first period after childbirth, viral illnesses, lochia rubra: Dear Sherry, OK - I ll take your questions in order. First, you and your baby can go out whenever you feel up to it. Obviously, you want to minimize exposure to all of the viral illnesses going around this time of year, but that does not mean you have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregancy after giving birth, first period after childbirth, type of birth control
first period after childbirth, type of birth control, birth control method: Dear Carolyn, First of all, if you are breastfeeding, this will make a difference. Breastfeeding will delay ovulation and breastfeeding until you begin to supplement. It is nature s own type of birth control. Each woman is different in regard to when...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregancy and lifting, physical agility, dream of a lifetime
physical agility, dream of a lifetime, weeks of pregnancy: Devon, Miscarriage, is most common in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. You are right in the middle, of a critical time in your pregnancy, and the very last thing you should be doing is dragging 165 pounds anywhere, let along hurling yourself ofer a 6ft...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregancy signs, best time to take a pregnancy test, symptoms of pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, symptoms of pregnancy, breast tenderness: Symptoms of pregnancy (nauea, fatigue, dizziness, breast tenderness) can start within hours of becoming pregnant. However, there is no way to confirm pregnancy until you get a pregnancy test. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregancy symptoms, signs of pregancy, mild headaches
signs of pregancy, mild headaches, morning urine: Dear Tiffany, It sounds more like you may be experiencing a bit of a hormonal imbalance which is causing the symptoms of irregular bleeding and headache. More than likely if this is the case your cycles should straighten out in the next cycle or two and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregancy, vegetables and fruits, spicey foods
vegetables and fruits, spicey foods, slow music: Pretty much for a diet. Just not much starchy or spicey foods. No caffeine and some people need to watch there sugar intake as well because this can lead to gestational diabetes. Vegetables and Fruits are always good in any diet. You need your protein...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I pregant????, viable pregnancy, beta hcg
viable pregnancy, beta hcg, pregancy test: Even if your period only lasted for two days, it was probably O.K., especially since the pregnancy test was negative. If you have any doubts, wait to see if you get a period on October 1. If you do not get your period, wait an additional week and take a pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregant or could be, best time to take a pregnancy test, excess saliva
best time to take a pregnancy test, excess saliva, blood test for pregnancy: The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your period. If your last period started on April 5, you should have started your next period on May 2. Therefore, if you did not get your period by May 9, a pregnancy test any time after that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I pregant, pregnancy test, pre cum
pregnancy test, pre cum, condom: If your period started on May 22, you probably ovulated on April 4. Therefore you could have conceived only if you had sex on April 3,4,5, or 6. (It never matters when your period ends). However, if you do not get your period by June 25, take a pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregant or not???, hcg hormone pregnancy, pregnancy hormone
hcg hormone pregnancy, pregnancy hormone, morning urine: Hi April :) Yeah, I was suspicious about your period. Sounds to me like this could have been implantation bleeding, which is a symptom of pregnancy. Just to let you know, implantation bleeding is short, and sparadic. Quite often, its not enough for a pad...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Can you get pregant, sperm cells, vaginal canal
sperm cells, vaginal canal, fertile time: Dear Nicole, Yes, the potential for pregnancy would exist. As far as the chances - if the sperm cells were released or emptied in the vaginal canal, it was essentially unprotected sex. If the semen was mainly contained within the condom and not emptied...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can i be pregant, pregnancy after tubal ligation, early pregnancy symptoms
pregnancy after tubal ligation, early pregnancy symptoms, hormone fluctuations: Dear Taneesha, First - sorry about my delay in answering. I needed to help a friend yesterday and was away from my computer all day. Tubal ligation should be considered an permanent procedure. Occasionally a woman still gets pregnant, despite having...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregant, home pregnancy tests, serum beta hcg
home pregnancy tests, serum beta hcg, stopping birth control pills: Dear Jami, Some women have a terrible time getting a positive reading from home pregnancy tests early on in a pregnancy. To be absolutely certain you are not pregnant, you can go to your doctor s office and request a quantitative blood pregnancy test (serum...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregant after ovalution?, ovalution, pregnancy test
ovalution, pregnancy test, pregant: When was the first day of your 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 sex on cycle day #13, 14,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregant, negative pregnancy tests, symptons of pregnancy
negative pregnancy tests, symptons of pregnancy, blood test for pregnancy: If you had a tubal ligation, and you have had two negative pregnancy tests, it is highly unlikely that you could be pregnant. As long as you get your periods (even if they are irregular) you probably are not pregnant. You did not have a period with your first...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregenancy period, date of conception, last period
date of conception, last period, pregnancy: A pregnancy is usually 40 weeks from the firwt day of your lst period (or 38 weeks from the day of conception). That is 280 days from your last period (and 266 days from conception). We date a pregnancy from the first day of your last period, not from the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregency, bleeding during pregnancy, pink discharge
bleeding during pregnancy, pink discharge, sexual intercourse: Dear Betty, This can happen sometimes. The uterus/cervix can be a little bit irritable during pregnancy and sex, especially if a bit vigorous, can initiate a little spotting. If the bleeding isn t continuing and you aren t experiencing cramping along with...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregency, beta hcg, blood test for pregnancy
beta hcg, blood test for pregnancy, mestrual cycle: A period can be considered normal if it is one day or three days or five days or even 10 days, as long as it does not bleed for longer than 14 days. As long as you do bleed at all, it is considered a period. If you have any doubts as to whether you are pregnant,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregent? bleeding?, blood test, intercourse
blood test, intercourse, good luck: Kayla, Chances that you are pregnant are very slim because you did have a normal period before all of this bleeding started. You could have your doctor run a blood test to be sure, but it is very unlikely. However, you may need to be checked out just...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: get pregent, sperm count, fertile times
sperm count, fertile times, wive: Hi Lissa, Yes, I have heard that trying too much can lower the man s sperm count and therefore make conception harder. I don t know if this is true, but I have heard of this a lot. what I have heard is that it is best to try every other day during...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnacy, pregnacy test, pregnancy test
pregnacy test, pregnancy test, hormonal imbalance: If you took a pregnancy test ten days after you expected your period to begin, and it was negative, you are not pregnant. YOu probably have some hormonal imbalance this month. Wait to see if and when you get your period. If you still do not get your period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnacy, raw veggies, breaking wind
raw veggies, breaking wind, onw: Most of these things just come along with being pregnant. There is not anything you can really do. Breaking wind as you call it can possibly be controlled or lessoned by not eating foods or limiting foods that produce alot of gas. Such foods are cabbage/sourkraut,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnacy, earliest symptoms of pregnancy, sign of pregnancy
earliest symptoms of pregnancy, sign of pregnancy, symptoms of pregnancy: After conception, the earliest symptoms of pregnancy are breast tenderness, fatigue, and nausea. Of course the most important sign of pregnancy is the missing of your next period. If you miss your period, wait an additional seven days and then take a pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnacy, breast bone, breech position
breast bone, breech position, prgnancy: Usually, if a baby is still in the breech position by 36 weeks gestation, it is doubtful that the baby will turn from the breech position. The safest method of delivery is by cesarean section. YOu shouold not wait until you go into labor, but shoould schedule...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnacy over 40 years, contraceptive device, arted
contraceptive device, arted, oftenly: If your last period st arted on June 4, you would have ovulated on June 17 and you could have become pregnant if you had sex on June 16,17,18, ir 19. Concentrate on having sex from cycle day #16.17,18, and 19 each month. Also, itt is absolutely necessary...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnacy, home pregnancy test, congratulations on your new baby
home pregnancy test, congratulations on your new baby, baby by the way: Hi Melissa, you sure could be.... not because of your symptoms but because you are having unprotected sex. Did you ever start getting your period? Are you breastfeeding the new baby? Go try a home pregnancy test... if it is negative, try another test...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnacy, fraternal twins, seperate
fraternal twins, seperate, womb: Anthony Yes a women can get pregnant by two diffrent men and be pregnant with two seperate babys. Its called fraternal twins, it happens when two seperate eggs are fertilized at two seperate times. Even if the babys were not fathered by the same man they...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnacy, fetal heart rate, uterine cavity
fetal heart rate, uterine cavity, ways to induce labor: Dear Brandy, It sounds like you have tried all the natural ways to induce labor that I would have suggested. Many of these things can be done that might make you have contractions and start your labor, but they ll only work if your body is ready and your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnacy, sperm motility, symptoms of pregnancy
sperm motility, symptoms of pregnancy, morning sickness: Dear Mark, Extremely unlikely. Symptoms of pregnancy, such as nausea, are hormonal in nature. Hormones do not increase significantly until a few weeks into a pregnancy at the earliest. In fact, sometimes - depending upon factors such as sperm motility and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnacy after laser ablation of the cervix, prolonged menstrual bleeding, laser ablation
prolonged menstrual bleeding, laser ablation, hysteroscope: Dear Joi, Endometrial ablation typically is not recommended for women who are still trying to conceive children. Before choosing ablation, did the doctor discuss the subject of having children after the procedure with you? Endometrial ablation is a procedure...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnacy question (worried), severe abdominal cramps, brownish discharge
severe abdominal cramps, brownish discharge, old blood: As the baby grows in the uterus, it is common for old blood from the uterus to be pushed out due to the growth of the baby. This is usually brownish and is not heavy bleeding (like a period). It is normal. YOu do not have to go to the ER unless you are bleeding...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnacy after removal of 90% of cervix, incompetent cervix, cervical cerclage
incompetent cervix, cervical cerclage, fallopian tubes: In order to help lower the risk of miscarriage, you should take progesterone supplemtation during pregnancy. Miscarriages occur in 15-20% of pregnancies. There is nothing you can do to cause a miscarriage and there is nothing you can do to prevent a miscarriage....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnacy an removal of marina coil, marina coil, pregnancy test
marina coil, pregnancy test, last period: Usually, 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. If your last period started on January 15 (even if the bleeding was due to the removal of the IUD), you would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnacy symptoms, negative pregnancy tests, gestational sac
negative pregnancy tests, gestational sac, fetal heartbeat: If you are more than one week late for your period and have had negative pregnancy tests, it is highly unlikely that you are pregnant. If you want to make sure, take two blood tests (BHCG) 48 hours apart. If you are pregnant, there will be a doubling of the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnacy, artificial sweetners, excess fats
artificial sweetners, excess fats, silver hills: Hello Kerry. Her nutrition needs serious checking. She must eat NO sugar, NO flour and NO excess fats- that means- NO processed, packaged foods, no pasta, no white rice, no bread, and ONLY 3 pieces of fruit a day. She MUST eat LOTS of protein- eggs, fish,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, b hcg, posibilities
b hcg, posibilities, sonogram: Tracy, The blood test is for a hormone called B-HCG, which is made by the placental elements. It can be detected before the baby is big enough to see on the sonogram. It can also be presnt without there being a fetus. It may take a week or so before all...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, symptoms of pregnacy, ovulation calculator
symptoms of pregnacy, ovulation calculator, symptoms of pms: Sometimes women s cycle will change for no known reason. Women sometimes skip a month also from time to time without anything being wrong . So being 4-5 days late is not abnormal really. To find out when you are ovualting you count from the first day...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, birth control pills, signs of pregnancy
birth control pills, signs of pregnancy, sign of pregnancy: If the first day of your last period was August 7, you ovulated around August 20. You could only have become pregnant if you had unprotected sex on August 19,20,21, or 22. If you did become pregnant on one of those days, a pregnancy test would not show a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, fetal abnormalities, cheri
fetal abnormalities, cheri, scares: Hello Jose. Please DO NOT get upset about ultrasound scares. I cannot tell you number of times u/s has been WRONG about fetal abnormalities. I would suggest you get the next scan done at a different lab so that you have two separate opinions. I wish you all...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, subchorionic, weeks of pregnancy
subchorionic, weeks of pregnancy, 9 12 weeks: Between 9-12 weeks of pregnancy, it is common for the placenta to form and for a subchorionic bleed to occur within the folds of the placenta. This will cause some vaginal bleeding, but it will stop within a few weeks and it is not due to anything you did....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, baby nurses, ovaries
baby nurses, ovaries, diaphragm: Hello Karen. Because you are breastfeeding, you may not resume your periods for a while yet. This is NOT true for everyone AND it is NO guarantee of not getting pregnant. The ONLY thing that is preventing your ovaries from maturing and releasing an egg is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, implantation bleeding, tender breasts
implantation bleeding, tender breasts, pregnancy test: If you had a positive pregnancy test twice, it is obvious that the bleeding that you had on September 14 was not your period. If your last period (in August) started around August 23, then you would have ovulated around September 5. You could have become pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, irregular periods, pregnacy
irregular periods, pregnacy, bloat: I can not tell you if you are pregnant only a test can. Since you periods are iregular you must decide when to test. The best thing to do is wait about two weeks from when you think you could have gotten pregnant and test. Some women (I was one) Bloat...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, spontaneous abortion, internal scan
spontaneous abortion, internal scan, pregnancy test: Hello Marty. I am afraid your wife is probably in the midst of a spontaneous abortion. Sometimes they take several days to be complete. It is best to avoid a surgical scraping of the uterus unless it is really needed, so she may continue bleeding for a few...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, stranger things, pregnancy tests
stranger things, pregnancy tests, sixteen days: Hello Kathy- well, these tests are generally very accurate, so I would tend to say that you are not pregnant. However, stranger things have happened.Your intercourse was at the right time for conception. Wait another week or so and retest. If it is still negative,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, natural childbirth the bradley way, pregnancy test
natural childbirth the bradley way, pregnancy test, prenatal classes: Hello Marlene. By the lack of your period and the positive urine test, I would say that you are pregnant. However, your other issues have nothing to do with pregnancy unless you are at least 20 weeks along. I suspect you are very newly pregnant and you won...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, ovulation calculator, martial problems
ovulation calculator, martial problems, regular periods: Situations like yours are very difficult and usually require DNA testing for a sure result. You can go to www.babycenter.com and then to their tools and calculators then to the ovulation calculator and key in your information and get the most likely dates....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, emotional status, epidural
emotional status, epidural, emotional state: Hello Daysi. You are frightened because you are not supposed to be a Mom right now. I would like you to seriouslly consider placing your baby with a couple chosen by YOU for adoption. Though not ideal, it is the very best solution for BOTH you and the baby....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, birth control pills, gastrointestinal problem
birth control pills, gastrointestinal problem, early symptoms of pregnancy: If you got your period, you are not pregnancy. HOwever, since bleeding can occasionally occur during pregnancy, if you have any doubts, take a pregnancy test. If it is negative, you are not pregnant. Early symptoms of pregnancy are breast tenderness, fatigue,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, period during pregnancy, pregnancy test
period during pregnancy, pregnancy test, last period: If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. You can only becomoe pregnant if you have unprotected sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16. If you do become pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, tylenol with codeine, strength tylenol
tylenol with codeine, strength tylenol, ponstel: DO NOT take any products containing ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Ponstel) during pregnancy. Do not take aspirin either. Only take Tylenol, Tylenol with codeine, or Extra strength Tylenol during pregnancy. You can take any antacid during pregnancy (Tums, Digel,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, pregnancy test, last period
pregnancy test, last period, one of those days: It depends on when the first day of your last period was. 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...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, hot showers, due date
hot showers, due date, muscles: I have actually heard sex can speed up the delivery date. Infact my roomates doctor told her to have sex because it makes those muscles contract and relaxes the muscles and the next day she went into labor. There isn t really anything you can do. Most of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, fertility problems, pre natal vitamins
fertility problems, pre natal vitamins, low iron: You or your partner could have fertility problems unfortunately. A doctor would have to test you both for these kind of issues. You temperature will rise a few points when you are ovulating or have conceived. Low iron shouldnt have anything to do with it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, cancer of the cervix, pregnancy test
cancer of the cervix, pregnancy test, sex partners: Hello Christian- you are really feeling guilty aren t you? You are not pregnant- THIS time. If you are going to continue having intercourse- you MUST use TWO kinds of birth control EVERY time- like the pill or shot PLUS a condom with spermicidal gel in it-...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, pregnancy test, last period
pregnancy test, last period, fifth day: You cannot become pregnant on the fifth day of your period because you would not have ovulated yet. If you have a 35 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs 14 days PRIOR TO the first day of your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, frequency of urination, signs of pregnancy
frequency of urination, signs of pregnancy, sign of pregnancy: You may have a urinary tract infection. I would suggest that you have a culture and sensitivity of your urine. When was the first day of your last period? If you had your period since August 13, then you are not pregnant. The signs of pregnancy are nausea,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, signs of prenancy, home pregnancy test
signs of prenancy, home pregnancy test, ept home pregnancy test: That is quite odd that your EPT test came out positive but your doctors didn t. Most clinics and doctors offices use EPT Test straight off the counter. My only suggestion would to get a 2nd opinion. I would wait a coupel weeks and continue to take a couple...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, home pregnancy test, ovulation period
home pregnancy test, ovulation period, ovulation pain: If you have a cycle that is 30-32 days (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation does not occur until cycle day 16-18. You can only become pregnant if you have u unprotected sex on cycle day #15, 16, 17, 18, or 19,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, home pregnancy test, ovulation period
home pregnancy test, ovulation period, ovulation pain: Hello Mary- no, if there is a well implanted, healthy pregnancy developing, sex cannot cause it to abort(miscarriage is not the correct term in the first 12 weeks). Just because you had sex during ovulation, does not automatically result in pregnancy. Sometimes...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, paternity test, 3rd month of pregnancy
paternity test, 3rd month of pregnancy, gf: The chances that she got preg in sept are very slim but it is still a possibility. Women can have their periods even up to their 3rd month of pregnancy so don t rule it out. The doctor should be able to tell her how far along she is and you can always get...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: before pregnancy, tender breast, symptoms of pregnancy
tender breast, symptoms of pregnancy, upset stomach: The symptoms vary greatly from woman to woman, some women will have no symptoms at all. The most common early symptoms are tender breast, fatigue, an upset stomach and frequent urination. Some women will have a light period that is not a period at all...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, first response early detection, pre ejaculate
first response early detection, pre ejaculate, pregnancy tests: No Heather, I DON T think you are pregnant- you may have to wait 6 months or more before your cycle is regular again. In fact, I urge you to use condoms until you have had three normal cycles in a row. You may be able to conceive now, but be unable to carry...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, periods during pregnancy, irregular periods
periods during pregnancy, irregular periods, anovulatory cycles: Once you start to get regualar periods, you probably ovulate every month. If you have irregular periods, the likelihood is that you are not ovulating. Usually, between the ages of 10-18 you have anovulatory cycles where you do not ovulate and only occasionally...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, 6th day, metformin
6th day, metformin, glucophage: You still have today and tommorow to start your period before you would be considered late. I am not familar with that drug but if your Dr. said it would make you very fertile then yes there is reason for concern. You should take a test. Good luck to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, regular periods, mid cycle
regular periods, mid cycle, ovulation: If a young woman (12-18) has regular periods (around 28 days from the first day of the period until the first day of the next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. However, often, a teenager does not have regular periods due to anovulation , and she...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, menstrual cramps, daughter age
menstrual cramps, daughter age, heating pad: It is very common to have cramps throughout pregnancy. As long as they are not as strong as menstrual cramps and are not accompanied by bleeding, there is nothing to worry about. If she starts bleeding, contact her doctor. Otherwise, take Tylenol or use a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, mucus plug, sign of labor
mucus plug, sign of labor, water breaks: Sometimes it can take a couple days but you definately shouldn t hesitate calling your doctor. This can be a sign of labor complications. Your contractions normally start right after you water breaks and if they havent and you havent dialated or effaced...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, symptom of pregnancy, good luck
symptom of pregnancy, good luck: You can have symptoms but it be too early to test. This depends on the test you take also. Some test can detect pregnacy earlier than others. Being weak is not a symptom of pregnancy, being tired is, or even feeling ill. When I think of weak I think...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, symptoms of pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, symptoms of pregnancy, home pregnancy: After conception, it takes 14-21 days for a pregnancy test to show a positive result. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your next period. You will, however, start to show symptoms of pregnancy right after conception (breat...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, time of ovulation, withdrawal method
time of ovulation, withdrawal method, toilet seats: Once ovulation has occurred (with the cramps and mucus changes) the egg migrates to the end of the fallopian tube. It sits there waiting for a sperm. If you have intercourse a day prior to ovulation, there will be sperm in the area of the end of the tube and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, cesarean section, pelvic examination
cesarean section, pelvic examination, pelvic exam: Any time after 32 weeks gestation, we feel the head on pelvic examination. You are not in labor until you start to have contractions every 6-8 minutes (from the beginning of the contraction to the beginning of the next contraction) at the level of the belly...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, months of pregnancy, paternity test
months of pregnancy, paternity test, menstrual period: Yes it is possible your are the father. Sometimes women can have a menstrual period during her first few months of pregnancy so this is totally normal. She would be about two months pregnant by now. The only way to know for sure is to get a paternity test...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, home pregnancy tests, best time to take a pregnancy test
home pregnancy tests, best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test: You may start to have symptoms of pregnancy (nausea, fatigue, breast tenderness) almost immediately after the egg is fertilized. However, a pregnancy test will not show a positive result until 14-21 days later. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, gestational sac, amnion chorion
gestational sac, amnion chorion, vaginal bleeding: Very often, there can be a collection of some blood within the layers of the forming placenta, which consists of the amnion, chorion, and allantois. This blood deposit often occurs in the sub-chorionic area and does not have any effect on the baby. It may...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, glucose, uterus
glucose, uterus, ultrasound: Hello and Congrats! This is a very exciting time indeed and any thing that may seem wrong is always worrisome. There are MANY things that can be causing them, most are nothing to worry about. Some of them are a large baby, a large uterus (I had this),...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, depo provera shot, home pregnancy test
depo provera shot, home pregnancy test, lower back ache: Taking DepoProvera makes it difficult to diagnose anything because there are several side effects. You can get a complete cesation of your period, you can get irregular periods, or you can get unpredictable bleeding at various times of the mohth. If you think...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: after pregnancy, xylocaine jelly, normacol
xylocaine jelly, normacol, pain medication: Go back to the obstetrician who delivered you and say that you are still having pain and a cut in the rectum. It may need surgical repair or softening with some other medication. Sitz baths in warm water can t hurt and the Xylocaine Jelly is merely a pain...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, empty gestational sac, yolk sac
empty gestational sac, yolk sac, ovulation and conception: If you have a normal 35 day cycle, you probably ovulate on cycle day #21 (as opposed to cycle day #14 in a 28 day cycle). This would mean that you are one week less then expected based on your last period. This does not make much of a difference in your case....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, progesterone supplements, yolk sac
progesterone supplements, yolk sac, blighted ovum: As long as your HCG values have doubled, it is a good sign. Continue to take the progesterone supplements and I m sure you will see the fetus and heartbeat in the next sonogram (if it is more than a week). The chances of a blighted ovum are 15-20% of every...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, signs of pregnancy, early signs of pregnancy
signs of pregnancy, early signs of pregnancy, symptoms of pregnancy: You did not ask any question, nor did you tell me the date of the first day of your last period. However, the early signs of pregnancy are only breast tenderness, fatigue, and nausea. Tenderness in the chest, cramping, or dizziness are not signs or symptoms...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, loss gain, vasectomy
loss gain, vasectomy, safe side: Actually, if the vasectomy wasn t done right then yes, there is a chance you could get pregnant. But keep in mind there are other factors that can lead to missed periods such as illness, stress, weight loss/gain and other aspects. I would get you and your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, fertile days, last period
fertile days, last period, ovulation: Your fertile days are NOT immediately following your 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...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, implantation bleeding, brown blood
implantation bleeding, brown blood, abdomin: Hi Trayc, the only way to know for sure is to have a blood pregnancy test done, physical and ultrasound. Remember if it is not bright red bleeding you can have implantation bleeding where the egg is implanting into the uterus for up to 12 weeks after finding...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, mucus discharge, toilet paper
mucus discharge, toilet paper, miscarriages: A mucus discharge is common and normal during pregnancy. Unless you are bleeding with cramps, you should not suspect that you will have another miscarriage. Miscarriages occur in 15-20% of every pregnancy. There is nothing you can do to cause a miscarriage...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, bladder infection, urine culture and sensitivity
bladder infection, urine culture and sensitivity, culture and sensitivity: It sounds like you may have a urinary tract infection or a bladder infection, since what you are describing is called urgency . You feel like urinating but when you go to the bathroom, not much comes out or nothing comes out. It is too early for the head...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, ept test, hormones levels
ept test, hormones levels, pee test: It could be that you are pregnant but your right on the border of showing hormones levels for the pregnancy test. When you go to the doctors ask for a blood test. All doctors offices use are regular over the counter test so ofcourse they are going to come...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, vacuum aspiration, frequent urination
vacuum aspiration, frequent urination, period pains: It definately sounds like you miscarried. This can do a number on your body mentally, emotionally and hormonally. Sometimes when you cut back on your eatting intake you can actually gain weight. I would get a 2nd opinion from your doctor...just incase....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, menstrual cycle, day of ovulation
menstrual cycle, day of ovulation, unprotected sex: If you got your period, you are not pregnant. If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period untii the first day of your hext period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. You can ONLY become pregnant if you have unprotected sex on cycle...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, home pregnancy tests, birth control pills
home pregnancy tests, birth control pills, birth control pill: It sounds like you possibly could be pregnant. Most test take around a month or more to register accurate results so you should take another soon just to be sure. When you miss a birth control pill you should never double up just simply skip that one and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, gestational sac, fetal heartbeat
gestational sac, fetal heartbeat, week of pregnancy: If your last period started on January 6, you are now almost 5 weeks pregnant (from the first day of your period) At this time, your HCG range is 400-10,000 so it is impossible to determine how far pregnant you are merely from an HCG value of 441. A sonogram...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, hypertensive disorder, expirence
hypertensive disorder, expirence, preeclampsia: It is normal to have some edema of your hands and feet. However, if your hands are very swollen, you should have your blood pressure checked to make sure that you are not developing preeclampsia which is a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy that occurs...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, preterm birth, asacol
preterm birth, asacol, bedrest: Hi Rebela, These are the questions you need to sit with your ob and discuss before you get pregnant again so you will be armed with all the information to decide if you want another pregnancy or not. Usually the medications will be continued because of the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, frequent bouts
best time to take a pregnancy test, frequent bouts, depekote: If you normally have a 32-34 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs around cycle day #18-20. If your last period started on February 9, you probably ovulated around February 26-28. YOu could have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, adequate growth, sonogram
adequate growth, sonogram, obstetrician: Give it some time. As long as there is, indeed, a heartbeat and there is adequate growth of the fetus, do not lose hope. At each visit, your obstetrician will listen to the heartbeat with the doptone stethoscope and that (not the sonogram) will determine how...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, exercise during pregnancy, 13 steps
exercise during pregnancy, 13 steps, dangerous thing: There is no problem with exercise during pregnancy and there will not be any harm in walking steps to your apartment during pregnancy. The risk of miscarriage is 15-20% of every pregnancy. There is nothing you can do to cause a miscarriage and there is nothing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, birth control pills, pregnancy test
birth control pills, pregnancy test, last period: If your last period started on January 31, then you were due for your next period on February 28 and are now 12 days late. If you have not missed any birth control pills, it is highly unlikely that you could have become pregnant. However, any time you miss...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy ?, pregnancy test, obgyn
pregnancy test, obgyn, abdominal pain: Hi Natasha, first of all I am sorry for the delay. Now, you should not have any pain at all if you are pregnant. I want you to go see your obgyn or clinic asap and get a blood pregnancy test done and then checked to see if you are pregnant and what to do...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, pituitary gland problems, urine pregnancy test
pituitary gland problems, urine pregnancy test, beta hcg: If urine pregnancy test continue to show a negative result and you stil are showing symptoms of pregnancy, take a blood test for pregnancy (Beta HCG). If that is also negative, you are not pregnant. If you have any discharge from your breasts, you may be secreting...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, home pregnancy tests, birth control pills
home pregnancy tests, birth control pills, blood test for pregnancy: The best time to perform a pregnancy test is seven days after you miss your period. Ovarian cysts do not affect pregnancy tests and should not interfere with the results. If you are not sure, take a blood test for pregnancy. If the blood test is negative,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, bicornuate uterus, second pregnancy
bicornuate uterus, second pregnancy, endometreosis: Usually, pregnancy will cause endometriosis to abate and you should have less discomfort. At times, preganncy will eradicate endometriosis. Usually, the fetus fills only one of the horns of a bicornuate uterus and it fills the uterus without problems. There...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, pregnancy test, one of those days
pregnancy test, one of those days, unprotected sex: If your girlfriend normally has a 28 day cycle (from the first day of her period until the first day of her next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. She can only become pregnant if you have unprotected sex on cycle day #13,14,15,or 16 each month. If...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, colostrom, getting your period
colostrom, getting your period, pregnancy tests: If four pregnancy tests show a negative result, you are not pregnant. Every woman has an ideal body weight. If you have lost or gained 10lbs, it can interfere with your hormones and you can stop getting your period. If you have not had your period for the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, home pregnancy test, prgnant
home pregnancy test, prgnant, vergin: If your girlfriend has a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of her period until the first day of her next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. She can only become pregnant if she has unprotected sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16 each month. If...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, vesectomy, womens bodies
vesectomy, womens bodies, hcg levels: There are other reasons than pregnacy that can cause these symptoms. PMS comes to mind. Now you may say that you have never had PMS before. Or these symptoms with PMS. Doesn t matter. Womens bodies are constanty changing. You may be just going through...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest signs of pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest signs of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy: If your last period started on April 25 and you may have conceived on May 10,11, or 12, the earliest that a pregnancy test will show a positive result would be 14-21 days after conception, or between May 25-June 1. The best time to take a pregnancy test is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, brown discharge, old blood
brown discharge, old blood, heavy bleeding: You can take a hot bath, but just leave a window open a bit. YOu don t want your core temperature to rise over 110 degrees F. because it can lead to skeletal or heart muscle defects in the baby. As long as you do not have heavy bleeding or cramps, you need...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, blood test for pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, blood test for pregnancy, beta hcg: The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after you miss your period. I would take it again after seven days. YOu can kill two birds with one stone if you take two blood tests for pregnancy (Beta HCG) 48 hours apart. If there is a doubling of the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, pregnancy morning sickness, nausea and vomiting
pregnancy morning sickness, nausea and vomiting, greasy food: As a rule, nausea and vomiting of pregnancy ( morning sickness ) continues until 15-16 weeks gestation and usually disappears (like magic) at 15 weeks. Until then she should only eat tiny meals throughout the day, avoid dairy, milk products, greasy food, fatty...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, spider angiomas, vericose veins
spider angiomas, vericose veins, 4th month of pregnancy: You can develop spider angiomas and vericose veins at any time during the pregnancy. Remember that the valves of your legs misfunction during pregnancy and blood pools in your legs and hemodynamically your veins will enlarge. You will notice these spider angiomas...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, high risk pregnancy, doppler test
high risk pregnancy, doppler test, outflow tract: I don t know exactly what they found on sonogram. YOu will have to ask what they are referring to. By the way, two miscarriages does not make you a high risk pregnancy. There is nothing you can do to cause a miscarriage and there is nothing you can do to prevent...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, basal body temperature chart, basal body temperature
basal body temperature chart, basal body temperature, progesterone level: Clomid is used to improve your chances of ovulation of you are not, indeed, ovulating. If you have been trying to conceive for over a year, you should have a complete workup to determine why you have not conceived. A semen analysis, endometrial biopsy, basal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test, missing your period: The best time to take the pregnancy test (either blood or urine) is on June 14. If it is negative at that time, you are difinitely not pregnant. If you are not pregnant, you may have merely skipped one month. This is not worrisome. If you do not get your period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, rare occasions, having unprotected sex
rare occasions, having unprotected sex, two kinds: Hello Tiffany- sounds to me like you are having unprotected sex- right? Not a very smart thing to do Girl!! On RARE occasions a woman will have a brief vaginal flow that seems like a period even though she is pregnant- it will be very different from her normal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, empty gestational sac, fetal heartbeat
empty gestational sac, fetal heartbeat, hcg level: Since you started your last period on May 13, you probably ovulated around May 26. YOu could have conceived if you had unprotected sex on May 25,26,27, ot 28. If you did conceive on one of those days, a pregnancy test would show a positive result 14-21 days...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, ovulation and conception, conception date
ovulation and conception, conception date, last period: A sonogram done at 6 weeks from the first day of your last period is pretty accurate with an error of + or = 5 days. At twenty weeks gestation ( when we usually order a sonogram) there is an error of + or - 14 days. Usually, if you know the date of your last...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, unprotected sex
best time to take a pregnancy test, unprotected sex, ovulation: If you start your period on July 14, then you probably will ovulate eighteen days later, or on July 31 and can conceive if you have unprotected sex on July 30,31, August 1, or 2. Start having sex on July 28 and every other day until August 3. Good Luck...

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

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could this be pregnancy?, late periods, avoiding pregnancy
late periods, avoiding pregnancy, pregnancy tests: I would definately go to your doctor about this. It could be a number of things, some more serious than others. You could most definately be pregnant. Stress can often lead to missed/late periods which will make your body think your pregnant. Sorry I can...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, low blood platlets, fetal hearbeat
low blood platlets, fetal hearbeat, antiphospholipid: If there is no fetal hearbeat at 9 weeks gestation, it does sound like an impnding miscarriage. There is no way to predict when, exactly, you will start to bleed and miscarry, however, since you have had a healthy baby aftere your last miscarriage, it appears...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, shelley hall
best time to take a pregnancy test, shelley hall, drinking alcohol: If your last period started on July 4, then you are due for your next period on July 31. If your last period started on July 4, you probably ovulated on July 17 and could have conceived if you had sex on July 16,17,18, or 19. I would not suggest taking a pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, sonogram, last period
sonogram, last period, menstrual period: If your last period started on April 8, you are due on January 15 and should now be 17 weeks pregnant. You should have seen an obstetrician for your first visit at 8 weeks from your last period. A sonogram should be done at 20 weeks as well as blood tests....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, fetal heartbeat, early stages of pregnancy
fetal heartbeat, early stages of pregnancy, week of pregnancy: It is normal to have occasional cramps or back ache in early pregnancy. As long as you do not have any heavy vaginal bleeding, you need not worry. AFter 6 weeks (from the first day of your period) a sonogram will show a fetus and a fetal heartbeat. Good luck...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, earliest symptoms of pregnancy, bloated abdomen
earliest symptoms of pregnancy, bloated abdomen, viable pregnancy: If you had a period on June 25 and then again on August 2 (even if you only bled for 4 days), it is unlikely that you are pregnant, especially since a pregnancy test was negative. A test is accurate if it is taken one week after you missed your period. If...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy?, stress illness, cramps
stress illness, cramps, blood test: Having been to the Dr. and checked out. It probably is just stress. Illness could also cause this to happen. A major weight loss or gain could cause it as well. Sometimes women miss a period for no reason at all. I say try to relax. If you miss two in...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, menstral period, pregnate
menstral period, pregnate, last period: When was the FIRST DAY of your last menstrual period. It never matters when the last day of your period was. If you have a normal 4 day period and the last day of your period was June 27, then I assume that the first day of your last period was on June 23....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, pregnancy test, last period
pregnancy test, last period, preg: If your last period started on July 14, then you ovulated on 27 and you could have conceived if you had sex on July 26,27,28, or 29. A pregnancy test would show a positive result after August 10. At this time (4 weeks) it is common to have occasional abdeminal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, moist hand, pregnancy test
moist hand, pregnancy test, wet hand: Sperm are very, very fragile and dry out almost immediately if they get on a dry hand or dry clothing or a dry surface. However, if the semen is in a moist media or gets on a moist hand, or most vulva, the sperm can remain viable for several hours and can...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, moist hand, pregnancy test
moist hand, pregnancy test, dry clothing: There is no way to know whether there was enough moisture in the drop of semen to sustain the sperm when it touched your hand. That is why you have to take a pregnancy test if you do not get your period on time. If you are not pegnant, you will then know that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, earliest symptoms of pregnancy, extreme tiredness
earliest symptoms of pregnancy, extreme tiredness, signs of pregnancy: You can have bloating as well as an exacerbation of acne during pregnancy. However, the earliest symptoms of pregnancy are nausea, fatigue, and breast tenderness. Bloating usually is a late symptom of pregnancy and you do not usually have bloating within the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, ept pregnancy test, viable pregnancy
ept pregnancy test, viable pregnancy, brownish discharge: If you had a positive pregnancy test, you are definitely pregnant. If you had some bleeding, it could be a miscarriage. I would suggest that you take two blood tests for pregnancy (Beta HCG) 48 hours apart. If there is a doubling of the results in 48 hours,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: was this ever a pregnancy, stillborn birth, chemical pregnancy
stillborn birth, chemical pregnancy, bloodtest: I doubt that your tubs have reconnected. If the blood test showed a value of less than 5, you are definitely not pregnant. Perhaps the urine tests were incorrect. Since the blood test is negative and the sonogram does not show a sac, you are not pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, emergency contraceptive pills, earliest symptoms of pregnancy
emergency contraceptive pills, earliest symptoms of pregnancy, conception ovulation: Emergency contraceptive pills are nothing more than birth control pills. The method of emeergency contraception is to take two pills within 72 hours of sex and again 12 hours later. The pills will not delay your menses unless they fail to interrupt the pregnancy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, c section scar, symptoms of pregnancy
c section scar, symptoms of pregnancy, pregnancy test: You may not have your period due to nursing. However, if you have symptoms of pregnancy and have not had a period in 4 months, and a pregnancy test is negative, I would suggest that you get a sonogram of your pelvis. If that confirms that you are not pregnant,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, last period, last question
last period, last question, girl friend: If she normally has a 28 day cycle (from the first day of her period until the first day of her next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. If her period started on December 2, she would have ovulated on December 15. She could have conceived ONLY on December...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, new years eve, pregnancy test
new years eve, pregnancy test, thin stream: HI Lynette, I would go to my ob immediately and explain the situation and get an ultrasound done to see if there is a baby or not. This is really important. Let me know what you find out. If you cannot get in to see him right away, go to the ER and tell...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, abortion medicines, contaceptives
abortion medicines, contaceptives, currettage: RU486 must be used under a doctor s supervision. YOu cannot obtain it on your own. If you are pregnant, my best advice is to consult a gynecologist and, if you want to terminate the pregnancy, do so using D&C rather than medication. It is safer and more reliable...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period
best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period, cervical position: If your last period started on September 13 and you have a normal 28 day cycle, you were due for your next period on October 10. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your period, so a pregnancy test taken after October 17 would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, careful record, pregnancy test
careful record, pregnancy test, preg: If you got your period, you are not pregnant. If you have any doubts, take a pregnancy test and you will know for sure. You may hve to keep a careful record of your bleeding for the next few months. If you miss a period, take a preg nancy test seven days after...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, implantation bleeding, sexual intercourse
implantation bleeding, sexual intercourse, pregnancy test: You appear to have a normal 27-28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period. Your period was on September 5, then October 1 (28 days) then October 27 (27 days). Since you have not missed a period, you are not pregnant....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, last period
best time to take a pregnancy test, last period, ovulation: When was the exact date of the first day of your 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...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, last period
best time to take a pregnancy test, last period, afer: If your last period started on November 11, you would have ovulated on November 24 and could have conceived if you had unprotected sex on november 23,24,25, or 26. If you did become pregnant a pregnancy test will now show a positive result until 14-21 days...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy, symptoms of pregnancy: If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulatiion 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: pregnancy, last period, baby daddy
last period, baby daddy, ovulation: When was the first day of your last period? If you have a normal cycle, ovulation occurs on cycle #14. YOu can only become pregnant if you have sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16. Figure out when you started your last period and count 14 days from the first...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, ortho evra, last period
ortho evra, last period, unprotected sex: If your last period started on December 27, you would not ovulate until January 9 and could only conceive if you have unprotected sex on January 8,9,10, or 11. If you were on the patch until December 23, you would still be protected for the next week, in any...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, sexual intercourse
best time to take a pregnancy test, sexual intercourse, regular period: If you have a normal 26-28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation usually occurs on cycle day #14. You can ONLY conceive if you have sexual intercourse on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16. If you do conceive...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, birth control pills, stopping birth control pills
birth control pills, stopping birth control pills, stopping birth control: If you have missed your period, you first have to determine if you are, indeed, pregnant. If a pregnancy test is negative, you probably are not pregnant yet. Sometimes, after stopping birth control pills, it can take a few months before you return to regular...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, bith control pills, 28 days later
bith control pills, 28 days later, dear doctor: Did you read my last answer? I said that if a woman has a 28 day cycle,ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. She can only become pregnant if she has unprotected sex from the day prior to ovulation and up to two days after ovulation. Ovulation does not occur until...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, types of skin rashes, different types of skin rashes
types of skin rashes, different types of skin rashes, labor contractions: There are many different types of skin rashes and dermatoses during pregnancy. I can t tell what you are describing. YOu should see a dermatologist. Perhaps there is a cream that will help. If you have any contractions at the level of your belly button that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, pregnancy question
best time to take a pregnancy test, pregnancy question, pregnancy tests: A pregnancy test can show a positive result 14-21 days after conception. However, the best time to take a pregnancy test (most accurate) is seven days after missing your next period. The manufacturers of the pregnancy tests claim that, unless the lines are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, fetal heartbeat, pregnancy tests
fetal heartbeat, pregnancy tests, healthy pregnancy: Congratulations. Don t worry. If your last period started on January 20, you are now 6 weeks pregnant. Usually, we recommend to have your first obstetrical visit when you are 8 weeks (from the first day of your last period). At your first obstetrical visit,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, abdominal muscles, sac
abdominal muscles, sac, pregnancy: ps. Normal for you to not be showing much at this point. it will start to pop out any time soon. Assuming this is your first pregnancy, your abdominal muscles are much tighter and more firm and are not overstretched by pregnancy yet. you are also taller...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, symptoms of early pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, symptoms of early pregnancy, breast tenderness: If your last period started on March 15, you would have ovlated around March 28 and could have only conceived if you had sex on March 27,28,29, or 30. If you did become pregnant on one of those days, a pregnancy test will not show a positive result until 14-21...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, many mysteries, strong medicine
many mysteries, strong medicine, short memory: Hello Saritha. Even though her tests were normal, the dr. is wanting to take no chances. Many people have an isolated seizure in their lifetime and never have another. This could develop into epilepsy in future years, or it could never happen again. If it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, missing kidney, experience infertility
missing kidney, experience infertility, infertility problem: I dont honestly think so since the kidneys and ureters are totally a separate system... I would think that if the female didnt have a disease or anything and the reproductive parts are all working, and her hormones are not affected by the missing adrenal gland...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, implantation bleeding, sonograph
implantation bleeding, sonograph, sonogram: When was the first day of your last period? A sonogram showing an 8 week 3 day fetus is only 5 days more than one showing a 7 week 5 day fetus. We count from the first day of your period, not from the day of conception. HOwever, conception usually occurs fourteen...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, gestation time, conception date
gestation time, conception date, measurment: It may mean one of those. You may have a larger baby than your first, or more likely you miscalculated your LMP or conception date. It is also not uncommmon to have the measurements of your fetus not match up with the measurment of your belly. An ultrasound...