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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant?, best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period
best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period, last period: If you have a 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day 14. You can become pregnant if you have sex on cycle day #13,14,15 or 16. A pregnancy test will not usually show a positive...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, home pregnancy tests, normal vaginal discharge
home pregnancy tests, normal vaginal discharge, first sexual encounters: Hi Rebekka, All the spotting and bleeding that you experienced in my opinion, is due to the missed pills you missed during the second week. Often, when a woman misses pills, her hormones become unbalanced. The pill acutally tricks your body, in beleiving...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant again?, beta hcg blood test, symptoms of pregnancy
beta hcg blood test, symptoms of pregnancy, pregnany: Hi Tristy :) This is a very tough call. Allthough its very possible that you have become pregnant again, its also possible that the symptoms as well as your positive test result, could be related to your last pregnancy. It can take about 4-6 weeks for...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Getting pregnant, blood testing, menses
blood testing, menses, menopause: Hi Veeru, Aslong as you are absolutely sure that you are past menopause then you should be safe. To confirm that, you would need to go for hormonal blood testing. There has been cases that women who stop having their periods, would ovulate spontaniously...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: When did I get pregnant, pregnancy symptom, implantation bleeding
pregnancy symptom, implantation bleeding, gestational age: Hi Cassandra :) If your last period was a normal period, and you have a normal 28 day cycle, you would have ovulated around December 2nd. If your November period, was short, light/spotty and only lasted 2-3 days, this could have been implantation bleeding....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Getting pregnant, cervical mucus, getting off the pill
cervical mucus, getting off the pill, egg whites: Dear Olivia, I certainly hope so! :-) There truly is no way for me to tell you. Some women get pregnant right away (I happened to be one of those - was pregnant about 20 minutes after going off the BCP) and some women have trouble getting their cycles...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnant?, withdrawal method of birth control, ovulation conception
withdrawal method of birth control, ovulation conception, fertile window: Dear Janessa, Well, you definitely had 5 of the 6 sexual encounters within your fertile window. Based on a 30-day cycle starting on 12/13, your fertile window would have been 12/25-1/4, with likely ovulation/conception date of 12/30. The withdrawal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: getting pregnant, depo provera, menstrual irregularities
depo provera, menstrual irregularities, hormone cycle: Dear Tiffany, Every woman is different, but normally Depo Provera is not a form of birth control that is recommended for women who are planning on becoming pregnant in the near future. This is because after the last shot of Depo Provera, it can take over...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: not sure when i got pregnant, conception date, sitution
conception date, sitution, last period: Hi Sylvia :) I did some calculations of my own, with the information you gave me. Keep in mind, that my numbers are based with the assumption that your cycle is a regular one, and is a 28 day cycle. According to your last period, its probable that you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, serum beta hcg, beta hcg test
serum beta hcg, beta hcg test, hcg level: Dear Helena, A serum beta hCG test will give you the actual amount of hCG in your bloodstream. An hCG level of less than 5mIU/ml is considered negative for pregnancy, and anything above 25mIU/ml is considered positive for pregnancy. At 4 weeks from LMP...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant, home pregnancy test, ovulation test
home pregnancy test, ovulation test, morning urine: Dear Heather, It still may be a bit early to get a positive pregnancy test result. I typically recommend waiting until after the full week of a missed period before testing. Most tests claim accuracy on the first day of a missed period, but I have found...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can i be pregnant?, signs of pregnancy, forms of birth control
signs of pregnancy, forms of birth control, risky sex: No Kristina- you are NOT pregnant but you sure are WORRIED about it. Have you been having risky sex? In the early days of pregnancy there are NO signs- you won t see ANY signs of pregnancy until you are 4-8 weeks along. You need to use some serious birth control...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant or could something else be going on?, home pregnancy tests, urine pregnancy tests
home pregnancy tests, urine pregnancy tests, serum beta: Dear Susan, It could be just a fluctuation in your hormones - for whatever reason. It could be as simple as a change in your diet and stress over the holidays. If you have taken your BCPs without missing a day (or having a big delay in taking one or...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I pregnant?, yasmin birth control pills, birth control pills
yasmin birth control pills, birth control pills, heavy periods: Dear Sara, Everything you ve said is pretty much right on - you definitely have educated yourself about pregnancy risks and BCPs, etc,... Awesome! My impression is that it is much more likely that you are starting to experience lighter periods than that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnant, home pregnancy test, rapid weight gain
home pregnancy test, rapid weight gain, depo provera: Dear Nicole, Theoretically, you should have been protected throughout the course of the Depo shot - that is, until the next one was due. The symptoms you are having could very well be related to coming off the Depo Provera. The book Contraceptive Technology...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I pregnant?, beta hcg test, serum beta hcg
beta hcg test, serum beta hcg, home pregnancy test: Dear Angela, It sounds like POSSIBLY in 2005 you may have had a miscarriage. Your levels at that time may have been too low to pick up (due to an unhealthy pregnancy) and then you may have miscarried. It really is up to you how you handle this. If you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant or not, beta hcg test, serum beta hcg
beta hcg test, serum beta hcg, qualitative test: Dear Jennifer, I truly do not know what other test your doctor would have been referring to. Maybe he simply meant that they do not do a quantitative test, which gives the actual amount of hCG in the blood. Instead they made do a qualitative test, which...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, hormonal symptoms, fertile window
hormonal symptoms, fertile window, days of ovulation: Dear Bridget, If your LMP (last menstrual period) was 1/16, then your fertile window would have been 1/26-2/5 (based on regular 28 day cycles). Your MOST fertile time would be within a few days of ovulation. Based on your information this would have been...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant???, predicting ovulation, cervical mucous
predicting ovulation, cervical mucous, kelli: Dear Kelli, Conception needs ovulation to happen in order to take place. If you are sure you did not ovulate, then you could not have conceived. Could you have ovulated earlier than you anticipated? Or later? Are you basing the fact that you did not ovulate...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, home pregnancy tests, early pregnancy symptoms
home pregnancy tests, early pregnancy symptoms, morning urine: Dear Kelly, It is possible that you could still be pregnant. The test, in my opinion, may have been taken a bit early. Even though many home pregnancy tests claim accuracy on the 1st day of a missed period, many women just don t have a high enough hCG level...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could I be pregnant, home pregnancy tests, morning urine
home pregnancy tests, morning urine, pregnancy test: Dear Sue, Pregnancy is a possibility. The spotting you are having may be implantation bleeding. Even though home pregnancy tests claim accuracy on the first day of a missed period, that is often too early for many women to get a positive reading. I suggest...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant?, serum beta hcg, metallic taste in my mouth
serum beta hcg, metallic taste in my mouth, test serum: Dear Kaci, The symptoms you describe are definitely those we associate with early pregnancy, but are hormonal in nature. So we can t really diagnose pregnancy based on symptoms alone. However, the fact that you did have unprotected sex during your last...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: getting pregnant, basal body temperature thermometer, basal body temperature charts
basal body temperature thermometer, basal body temperature charts, time intercourse: At the time of ovlation, your cervical mucus becomes much thinner than it is at other times of your cycle. If you put some of it between your forefinger and thumb, and separate the fingers, this cervical mucus can be stretched quite a bit ( spinnbarkeit )....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant?, early pregnancy symptoms, sore stomach
early pregnancy symptoms, sore stomach, depo shot: Dear Lindsy, Some women DO have trouble conceiving after coming off the Depo shot. Others do not. Theoretically, oral contraceptives (BCPs) do not affect fertility. You should be able to stop BCPs and conceive at any time. If your previous contraception...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant, early pregnancy, morning urine
early pregnancy, morning urine, sherrell: Dear Sherrell, It s very difficult for me to say what your chances are of being pregnant. It sounds like it may very well be possible. If your period was expected on the 9th and you have regular cycles that are longer than 28 days, then the unprotected...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant, urine pregnancy test, menstrual irregularities
urine pregnancy test, menstrual irregularities, consecutive periods: Dear Nikki, If your LMP was 12/25 and you have just recently taken a pregnancy test that came back negative, I would say you are not pregnant. With a LMP of 12/25, if you were pregnant you would now be more than 10 weeks along. At that point, there should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am I pregnant?, menstrual irregularities, consecutive periods
menstrual irregularities, consecutive periods, early pregnancy: Dear Cindy, It sounds like you are having some menstrual irregularities, possibly caused by a hormonal imbalance. The symptoms you describe, though often associated with early pregnancy, are hormonal in nature. If your LMP was 1/1, your hCG levels should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could I pregnant??, chances of pregnancy, fertile window
chances of pregnancy, fertile window, morning urine: Dear Stephanie, If your LMP was 2/25, then your fertile time would have been 3/8-3/18. If you have regular 28 day cycles, your expected ovulation day would have been approximately 3/12. If you have been having unprotected sex throughout this fertile...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant?, uterine fibroids, pregnancy test
uterine fibroids, pregnancy test, tubaligation: Dear Amanda, It sounds like the only abnormal symptoms you are having is some spotting between your periods. Is that correct? If so, this is likely just a bit of a hormonal imbalance. If your doctor ran some tests to help determine whether your hormones...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant?, home pregnancy tests, pre ejaculate
home pregnancy tests, pre ejaculate, sperm cells: Dear Alyssa, The appearance of the semen does not determine whether or not it contains sperm cells. In fact, even the pre-ejaculate (the little bit of semen that seeps out prior to actual ejaculation) can have a high concentration of sperm cells contained...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnant???, lower back ache, pregnancy hormone
lower back ache, pregnancy hormone, pms symptoms: Dear Jackie, If your LMP started on 2/16 and you have regular 28 day cycles, then you actually would have been due on 3/16. So, at this point, you are almost 2 weeks late. If you just tested within the last few days, a pregnancy test should have been...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant, hormone surges, 8th week of pregnancy
hormone surges, 8th week of pregnancy, pregnancy hormone: Dear Melissa, You really need to wait until you have a missed period. At that point you can rely on what a pregnancy test result tells you. hCG (the pregnancy hormone) is made by cells that form the placenta, so it may not be present in high enough levels...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant, home pregnancy tests, pregnany test
home pregnancy tests, pregnany test, pregnancy hormone: Dear Lisa, The point at which pregnancy tests are reliable in picking up the pregnancy hormone is generally 2-3 weeks after conception. Some home pregnancy tests claim accuracy on the first day of a missed period, however this is often too early as well....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am i pregnant, beta hcg test, serum beta hcg
beta hcg test, serum beta hcg, home pregnancy tests: Dear Snowy, If you had unprotected sex during the last cycle, then there is a possibility of pregnancy. Especially if the unprotected sex would have taken place around the time you ovulated. If your LMP was 3/10, then we would have expected ovulation to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I have gotten pregnant?, fertile window, lmp
fertile window, lmp, unprotected sex: Dear Hayley, If your LMP was 3/19, your fertile window would be 3/29-4/8, so this would have been at the tail end of your fertile window (based on a 28 days cycle). We would anticipate that you would have ovulated on approximately 4/2, so your unprotected...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant?, pituitary dysfunction, miscarrage
pituitary dysfunction, miscarrage, morning urine: Dear Suzanne, Since you have been trying to conceive and had unprotected sex on your ovulation days, there is a possibility that you may be pregnant. The symptoms you describe are rather vague, so you cannot really rely on those to predict a pregnancy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant or not, consecutive periods, pituitary dysfunction
consecutive periods, pituitary dysfunction, pregnancy test: Dear MJ, If you are 34 days late, a pregnancy test should definitely be reading positive if you were pregnant. I would suspect that another factor is altering your menstrual cycles, causing a hormonal imbalance which is producing your symptoms. Many...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Can I be pregnant?, menstrual irregularity, lower abdominal pain
menstrual irregularity, lower abdominal pain, vaginal ultrasound: Dear Janelli, It does sound like this is stress-induced. You have had a pregnancy test more than 4 weeks after the encounter that was negative and you have had a trans-vaginal ultrasound nearly two months after the encounter. Even if the test was not conclusive,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant?, home pregnancy tests, dr appointment
home pregnancy tests, dr appointment, morning urine: Dear Rosa, If you had unprotected sex during the last cycle, you can t rule out pregnancy as a possibility. The fact that your premenstrual symptoms are not as severe as usual may or may not be significant. The only way to know for sure is to test for pregnancy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Can she be pregnant, cause pregnancy, birth control method
cause pregnancy, birth control method, unprotected anal sex: Dear Anil, If the sexual penetration was anal only and she has had a regular menstrual period since the encounter, I d say you can stop worrying. It is true that pre-ejaculate can contain a high concentration of sperm cells, however you would have only...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could I be pregnant?, pregnancy after tubal ligation, tubal ligation
pregnancy after tubal ligation, tubal ligation, pregnancy after tubal: Dear Celeste, Occasionally a woman does still get pregnant, despite having had her tubes tied properly. The tubes evolve in such a way as to try to heal themselves, and sometimes a tract develops that allows egg and sperm to meet. Tubal ligation, regardless...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am i pregnant again?, hormones levels, pregnancy loss
hormones levels, pregnancy loss, pregnancy test: Dear Katherine, Usually hCG levels will decrease back down to non-pregnant levels within 4 weeks of a pregnancy loss. Occasionally it can take up to 6 weeks, but this is not necessarily the norm. Did your doctor check your levels until they reached the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant, fertile window, sperm cells
fertile window, sperm cells, morning urine: Dear Amanda, If your period was due to arrive on 5/7, that tells me that your LMP was probably around 4/9, if you have regular 28 day cycles. I will base my answer on that date. If your LMP was 4/9, then your fertile window would have been 4/19-4/28...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant?, fertile window, morning urine
fertile window, morning urine, thanks in advance: Dear VK , Theoretically, you can conceive at any time during your cycle. However, if your LMP was 4/19, then your fertile window would have been 4/29-5/9. That would have been the time during your cycle that we would have considered you the most fertile...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can i be pregnant?, symptoms of pregnancy, irregular period
symptoms of pregnancy, irregular period, morning urine: Dear Jess, If the sex was protected AND the intercourse was on the 1st day of your period, your chances of conception are extremely low. If you want to ease your mind and reduce your stress about it, go ahead and take a pregnancy test. Make sure to use...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am i pregnant?, birth control pills, type of blood test
birth control pills, type of blood test, ligaments tendons: Dear Amy, It really depends upon what type of blood test you had done. A qualitative test measures whether the hCG hormone is present in a high enough amount to be considered positive for pregnancy (typically 25-50 mIU/ml). This test can have a margin of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant, egg implants, lining of the uterus
egg implants, lining of the uterus, implantation bleeding: Dear Carly, If the bleeding that you are experiencing is a week earlier than you would have expected a period and the sex was unprotected 5 days ago, that tells me two things: 1) The sex would have occurred approximately 2 weeks before your next period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, chances of pregnancy, days of ovulation
chances of pregnancy, days of ovulation, sperm cells: Dear CC, If you had sex within 3 days of ovulation, your chances of pregnancy are still good from a timing perspective. Sperm cells can survive up to five days once past the cervix under ideal conditions (which is typically in the week prior to ovulation)....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant?, stopping birth control pills, birth control pills
stopping birth control pills, birth control pills, premature ovarian failure: Dear Dania, The spotting may simply have been a bit of ovulation bleeding this cycle. With negative results on both urine and blood pregnancy tests, I d say pregnancy is not the cause. There are many various causes for amenorrhea (absence of periods)...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant?, pregnancy test, ohs
pregnancy test, ohs, bcp: Dear Krystal, If you had the uh-ohs after 7-10 days on the BCP and you have taken the BCP as prescribed every day without missing any pills, then you should be protected from pregnancy. Continue to use a back-up as a just in case since your doctor specifically...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant, sexual encounter, breast tenderness
sexual encounter, breast tenderness, morning urine: Dear Edna, If you are the BCP, you should have been protected from pregnancy. The BCP works by suppressing ovulation, so your chances of conception are low if you have taken your pills regularly as directed. Also, if the only sexual encounter without...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant, bcp, rare cases
bcp, rare cases, ovulation: Dear Melissa, The hormones in the BCP essentially fool the body into thinking it is already pregnant and suppress ovulation. When you take the BCP as directed and don t miss any pills, its effectiveness is 98-99%. However, there have been rare cases of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am i pregnant?, morning urine, times women
morning urine, times women, toilet paper: Dear Michelle, Pregnancy may be a possibility. I usually recommend that women wait until after the full week of a missed or spotty period before testing for pregnancy. Many times women will get negative results very early on and assume they are not pregnant,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant or not?, plan b pill, emergency contraception
plan b pill, emergency contraception, side effects of the pill: Dear Nycia, More than likely the delay in your period this cycle is due to the emergency contraception. At the time of expected menses, approximately 75% of women using Plan B had vaginal bleeding similar to their normal menses, 12-13% bled more than usual,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, hcg levels, menstrual patterns
hcg levels, menstrual patterns, pregnancy test: Dear Sky, If the sex on 8/19 was unprotected, the possibility of pregnancy cannot be dismissed. The bleeding you experienced, because it was lighter in volume and shorter in duration than normal, may have been implantation bleeding. However, it may also...

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

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant?, home pregnancy test, egg implants
home pregnancy test, egg implants, pregnant women experience: Dear Jessica, If you are still five days before your normal period is expected, it is too early to test and expect an accurate result from a home pregnancy test. I usually recommend that women wait until after the full week of a missed or spotty period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant?, post partum depression, hip and leg pain
post partum depression, hip and leg pain, month old baby: Dear Danielle, Well... there are a plethora of things that may be going on with you. First, have you considered at all the possibility that you might be experiencing a bit of post-partum depression? That might explain the extreme fatigue, excessive sleeping,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnant?, fertile days, pregnancy test
fertile days, pregnancy test, pregnancy tests: Dear Canv, Typically, the most fertile time of a 28 day cycle are cycle days 11-21. This window of time allows for variation in the ovulation day, but if your periods are usually regular every 28 days, you should be ovulating approximately on CD14. Because...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: May I be pregnant?, hormone fluctuations, stress change
hormone fluctuations, stress change, diet weight loss: Dear Concerned , The test you did was most likely done too early, even if you did conceive a pregnancy. Usually I recommend waiting until the week after a missed or spotty period before testing to minimize the incidence of false negative results. The...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant?, stopping birth control pills, birth control pills
stopping birth control pills, birth control pills, premature ovarian failure: Dear Michelle, No, having your tubes tied will not alter pregnancy test results. If you are that late with your period, the symptoms you describe may simply be due to hormone fluctuations within your cycle. There are many various causes for amenorrhea...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: will she get pregnant? 2months late, wet spots, wet spot
wet spots, wet spot, irregularity: The late period is usualy the first sign of pregnancy, but you didnt have intercourse. She is not going to be pregnant from touching semen. She really needs to call her doctor and get checked, I still say she is not pregnant. The cramps are not really...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could I be pregnant??, fertile window, chances of pregnancy
fertile window, chances of pregnancy, sperm cells: Dear anonymous , For women who have 28 day cycles, the fertile window (time of their cycle when they are considered susceptible to conceive a pregnancy) is generally considered cycle days 11-21 (Day 1 being the first day of a period). This allows for any...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant, serum beta hcg, late periods
serum beta hcg, late periods, test serum: Dear Kelly, The symptom if irregular spotting/bleeding you ve described is hormonal in nature and can also be related to a bit of a hormonal imbalance. That is why it so difficult to diagnose a pregnancy based on symptoms alone. It may also be affecting...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant, serum beta hcg, estrogen dominance
serum beta hcg, estrogen dominance, test serum: Dear Agnes, If your last regular period was 10/22, I assume you meant that you expected to have another period during the first week of DEC, at the latest (rather than Nov). First off, it sounds like you are simply experiencing some irregularities of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, ovulation predictor kit, home pregnancy test
ovulation predictor kit, home pregnancy test, irregular ovulation: Dear Candy, If you have a history of irregular periods - up to 8 weeks apart - and you have had two negative HPTs, I would not necessarily be able to jump to the conclusion that you are pregnant. The tests, especially the 12/15 test, would have been taken...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant?, female hormones, pregnantcy
female hormones, pregnantcy, morning urine: Dear Victoria, 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: could i be pregnant?, spermicidal gel, pregnancy crisis
spermicidal gel, pregnancy crisis, crisis clinic: Hello April- are you scared enough to take more care with birth control? You MUST use TWO forms of birth control EVERY time- one is NEVER enough as you have found out. Always use a condom AND add a diaphragm or the pill or spermicidal gel or foam- the stuff...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnant, delayed menstrual cycle, how to detect ovulation
delayed menstrual cycle, how to detect ovulation, billings method: Hello JS- you are not pregnant. You have instead the symptoms of a delayed menstrual cycle. You probably did not ovulate last month and this has slowed things up. You may not menstruate until next time now. If you are trying to conceive, go to a website called...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant, dr appointment, stranger things
dr appointment, stranger things, folic acid supplement: Hello Renea. A urine test at this stage should be accurate, so I don t think you are pregnant- however, stranger things have happened. Be sure you are taking a folic acid supplement of 1-2mg every day, drink NO alcohol, NO smoking or breathing around smoke....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant???, breast tenderness, pill users
breast tenderness, pill users, pinkish brown: Hello Kelly, I don t think you are pregnant. A period like that is not out of the ordinary for pill users. (even if it has not happened to you before) As far as the breast tenderness, I think that has something to do with the antibiotic and the pill....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant or not, pregnancy morning sickness, excruciating cramps
pregnancy morning sickness, excruciating cramps, symptoms of pregnancy: There is not any way for me to tell, just from your symptoms. It could have been a monthly cycle where your hormones were messed up...it could have been a fake pregnancy where the hormones mimic pregnancy...or it could have been an actual pregnancy. The...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, birth control pills, when should i take a home pregnancy test
birth control pills, when should i take a home pregnancy test, home pregnancy test: Hello Yeny- no, I don t think you are pregnant. You won t have ovulated until about the 17th of June. There is an OUTSIDE chance that the sperm from the 14th lived until the 17th, but not likely. You need to learn more about detecting ovulation. Go to a website...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant, water slides, indoor tanning
water slides, indoor tanning, vaginal bleeding: At four weeks gestation, you can certainly go to a water park and go on some rides. I would avoid any rides where you may lose your balance, but any injuries that you may get if you fall will not affect the baby, but you may get hurt. (You may become dizzy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant, termination of pregnancy, abortions
termination of pregnancy, abortions, abortion: The abortion will not have any effects on the pregnancy or on the baby. Sometimes, if you have many abortions (more than 4), it can cause scarring in the uterus and be a bit difficult to conceive. However, once you have conceived and find that you are pregnant,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnant, pre menstrual symptoms, detecting ovulation
pre menstrual symptoms, detecting ovulation, signs of pregnancy: Hello Lyndsay- you are wishful thinking. It is far too early to have ANY symptoms if indeed you are pregnant. The usual pregnancy signs don t show up until you are 6-8 weeks along. I suspect you have pre-menstrual symptoms. I suggest you spend some time learning...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could I be pregnant?, detecting ovulation, billings method
detecting ovulation, billings method, careful track: Hello again- you cannot tell whether you ovulated this past month or not. You will have to start keeping careful track of several different factors to learn about detecting ovulation. Go to a site called the Billings Method and learn all about how to do that....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnant??, home pregnancy test, nasuea
home pregnancy test, nasuea, 4 months: You could possibly be pregnancy. If so, with nausea as a factor, you are most likely between 2 aqnd 4 months. You should see a doctor just to confirm it or take an at home pregnancy test. It could be something worse so either way I would go to the Doctor...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I pregnant over 40, serum beta hcg, signs of pregnancy
serum beta hcg, signs of pregnancy, test serum: Dear Tracy, In our early 40s, our menstrual cycles can naturally tend to begin to lengthen. Women who have had regular 28 day cycles for their entire lives will begin to have 30, then 31, then 32 days cycles, and so on. (I have personal experience to back...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i get pregnant?, ovulation calculator, unprotected sex
ovulation calculator, unprotected sex, good luck: ANYTIME You have sex there is a risk of pregnancy. There is times of the month were it is more likely. You can go to www.babycenter.com then to tools and calculators then to ovulation calculator and type in your information to find out when YOU are most...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: When can I get pregnant?, last period, ovulation
last period, ovulation, july 7th: If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. You can ONLY become pregnant if you have sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16. YOu cannot become pregnant later...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: -------------------------..., ovulation calculator, pregnant while on period
ovulation calculator, pregnant while on period, mid cycle: You are most fertile mid cycle. If you have a 28 day cycle you are most fertile around day 14. If you period last seven days then you are seven days into your cycle at the end of your period. So you are likely to become pregnant right after your period....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: getting pregnant, getting pregnat, blood sugar levels
getting pregnat, blood sugar levels, blood pressure medication: As long as your blood pressure is within normal limits, and your protein is controlled by medication, there is no reason not to become pregnant. Of course, you will be carefully monitored during pregnancy and may have to be placed on blood pressure medication...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant or not?, ovulation predictor kit, last period
ovulation predictor kit, last period, june 21: We count a cycle from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period. If you have a normal 28 day cycle, you ovulate on cycle day #14 (counting from the first day of your period (day #1). If you do not have a 27 day cycle, you ovulate...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant, best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period
best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period, implantation bleeding: If your last period started on June 3 and you believe it was supposed to start again on July 4, then you have a 32 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period). In a 32 day cycle, ovulation occurs 14 days PRIOR TO the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I pregnant, earliest signs of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy
earliest signs of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy, pregnancy test: You did not mention the date you took the Provera to start your bleeding, and you did not mention when your period started. If the period never started, how did you know when to start the Clomid (which should be taken on cycle day #5,6,7,8, and 9. I have no...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnant, pregnancy test, pregnancy tests
pregnancy test, pregnancy tests, bags under my eyes: If your last period started on June 13, and you normally have a 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. YOu can only become pregnant if you have unprotected sex on cycle day...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: not pregnant after 5 years, egg white cervical mucus, fertility blend
egg white cervical mucus, fertility blend, evening primrose oil: I would suggest that you stop the Primrose oil. I m not sure that you should be taking the Fertility Blend either. If you have been actively trying to conceive for the past 12 months (every month), with no success, I would consult a gynocologist to see if...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could I be pregnant?, beta hcg, viable pregnancy
beta hcg, viable pregnancy, pregnancy test: What was the date of the first day of your last period? When the period finally started, even if it barely had any bleeding, it could have been a normal period. You will have to wait to see if you miss your next period before you take a pregnancy test. If...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, home pregnancy tests, how to detect ovulation
home pregnancy tests, how to detect ovulation, billings method: Hello Julie. No, you are not pregnant. You are doing this to yourself because you WANT to be pregnant. Go to a website called the Billings Method and learn all about how to detect ovulation. That will give you a better chance of conceiving. All the best- Cheri...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, home pregnancy tests, blood test for pregnancy
home pregnancy tests, blood test for pregnancy, beta hcg: Blood tests for pregnancy are more accurate than urine tests. If you have taken home pregnancy tests and they have shown a negative result, but you are still unsure if you are or are not pregnant, a blood test will show you for sure. If you take two Beta HCG...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Getting pregnant, ovulation predictor kit, trying to conceive pregnancy
ovulation predictor kit, trying to conceive pregnancy, regular periods: If your last Lupron shot was two months ago, wait another month and start trying to conceive. Pregnancy is usually a cure for endometriosis, but if you have been on the Lupron shot for6 months, it may take awhile for you to conceive. When you have regular...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Getting pregnant, implantation bleeding, having intercourse
implantation bleeding, having intercourse, good luck: If she had a normal period she probably is not pregnant. If the period was light it may have been implantation bleeding and not a period. It is hard to say. The best thing to do if you think there is a chance is to take a test. Good luck to you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Can I be pregnant, internal ultrasound, progesterone levels
internal ultrasound, progesterone levels, pregnancy tests: HI Claire, this is a question to pose to your ob, this is probably hormonal too, since you are taking the clomid and prometrium. The only other suggestion I have is maybe you are taking pregnancy tests too soon, wait until your next proposed cycle should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant?, best time to take a pregnancy test, hymen breaking
best time to take a pregnancy test, hymen breaking, sign of pregnancy: What kind of protection do you use? When was the first day of your last period. It does not matter when the next one is due, but it is important when the first day of your LAST period occurred. If we know when you started the last period, we can predict that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant or not?, beta hcg test, fews days
beta hcg test, fews days, regular periods: There is no way to tell if you were pregnant without taking a Beta HCG test at the correct time. If you have normal 28 day cycles (from the FIRST day of your period until the FIRST day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. Your can only become...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant?, home pregnancy test, ovcon 35
home pregnancy test, ovcon 35, last period: If you are taking Ovcon for birth control and have not missed any pills, it is highly unlikely that you could have become pregnant. If you have a normal 28 day cycle, ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. Since your last period started on August 1, you would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I may be pregnant, missing your period, pregnancy test
missing your period, pregnancy test, last period: You did not mention when you started your last period, so I can t determine when you ovulated and when you could have conceived. Often, if you are breast feeding, you will not get regular cycles of up to a year after you stop nursing. A three day period is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant?, ovulation period, menstrution
ovulation period, menstrution, last period: Yes there is a chance of pregnancy. Your ovulation period is 12-16 days after the first day of your last period. You can get pregnant ANY time including while your on your period. You should be able to take a test right now to find out...it may be a little...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, pregnancy test, last period
pregnancy test, last period, lightheadedness: If you have been getting your periods, you are not pregnant. If your last period started on August 26, the earliest that you could have ovulated would have been on September 8. You can only become pregnant if you have unprotected sex on cycle day # 13, 14,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, lower abdominal cramps, best time to take a pregnancy test
lower abdominal cramps, best time to take a pregnancy test, home 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 around cycle day #14. You can become pregnant if you have unprotected sex on cycle day #13,14,15, or 16. If you do become pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant, pre menapausal, last period
pre menapausal, last period, sexual relations: You are having periods from what you say they are just not regular, if you are having periods ou are ovulating. I suggest you take a test to know for sure. That beats wondering. At 45 you may be having some pre-menapausal symtpoms that is causing this....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant?, birth control pills, blood test for pregnancy
birth control pills, blood test for pregnancy, 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 pregnant if you have unprotected sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16. If your period started...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnant?, hormone changes, pregnancy test
hormone changes, pregnancy test, pelvic area: Every month your body goes through hormone changes, that is how you have your period that is what happens when you get pregnant etc. When you are regular your hormone changes are fairly regular also. When you miss a period or have an extra or become pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, birth control pills, irregular periods
birth control pills, irregular periods, pregnancy test: If your last period started on September 27, then you could not have conceived until around October 10. However, you claim that this bleeding may not have been a regular period since it was merely a little bit . If you can go months without a period, this...

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

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant ?, home pregnancy tests, menstral period
home pregnancy tests, menstral period, frequent urination: I doubt it is anything serious but there is no way for me to tell you that for sure. It is not uncommon for a woman to miss a period once a year for no known reason. If you miss two in a row then you should start wondering and see a Dr. Good luck...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: getting pregnant, smear test, last question
smear test, last question, cervix: As to both your first and second questions these shouldnt affect your fertility at all as long as nothing is actually blocking your cervix opening. Your last question is actually very simple. When they sayd Day 1 of your period day 1 would actually...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnant?, signs of pregnany, regular periods
signs of pregnany, regular periods, appitite: You definately sound as if you may be pregnant. By the age of 18 a female has normally stopped growing so the enlargment of your breast is definately some sort of weight gain rather pregnancy or eating alot. however you mentioned not having a really big...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant, best time to take a pregnancy test, birth control pills
best time to take a pregnancy test, birth control pills, earliest signs of pregnancy: The earliest signs of pregnancy are breast tenderness, fatigue, and nausea. Changes in the color of the nipples do not appear until much later in pregnancy. If your last period started on September 25, and you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant or not?, home pregnancy tests, stress diet
home pregnancy tests, stress diet, diet change: I would say the test are very accurate at that point. You could have a blood test done, but I think that most Drs. would hesitate probably feeling the urine test was enough. Stress, diet change, illness, just to name a few can make a period late. Some...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can i be pregnant, months of pregnancy, pregnancy test
months of pregnancy, pregnancy test, first 3 months of pregnancy: Yo could possibly be pregnant,however, it is probably to early to tell. Somtimes women have their periods even through the first 3 months of pregnancy. Wait a few weeks and take a pregnancy test. Or if you want to know sooner go to your doctor and get a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant or not, pregnancy signs, going to the bathroom
pregnancy signs, going to the bathroom, kristina: Hello Kristina. I suspect you are simiply pre-menstrual. It may be several months before your cycles are regular. I urge you to use condoms until you have had three NORMAL cycles in a ROW. Until that time, your body may not be able to sustain a pregnancy with...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Not getting pregnant, reproductive endocrinologist, getting your period
reproductive endocrinologist, getting your period, ovulation: If, after stopping the birth control, you are now getting your period regularly each month, you should have no problem getting pregnant. If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant?, home pregnancy test, mentral period
home pregnancy test, mentral period, implantation bleeding: I am sorry this took so long to get back to. I have been on vacation and for some reason questions were still coming to me even though I had my vacation dates turned on. This could be implantation bleeding which means some time in the days right before it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: getting pregnant, billings method, cheri
billings method, cheri, 5 months: Hello Tara- have you had several NORMAL periods in a row or are they still irregular since the loss of the pregnancy? If they are not yet regular, you may have to wait for that to happen. You also need to determine if you are actually ovulating. Go to a website...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant, pregnancy test, last period
pregnancy test, last period, 28 days: What do you mean that your period cam twice in one month. Since it is normal to have a cycle that is 21-35 days (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) you could have had a period at the beginning of October and then again...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant, best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period
best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period, going off the pill: The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your period. YOu did not say when your period started in November, but if you have normal 28 day cycles, and it has been more than a week since you should have started your period, a pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I pregnant?, dry heaves, milk breast
dry heaves, milk breast, mood swings: You definately sound like your are pregnant. With your breast hurting as bad as they are and with you leaking milk...It sounds like you are farther along than you think. My roomate is 5 months pregnant right now and she hasnt even started leaking yet. But...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnant?, pregnacy symptoms, pregnancy test
pregnacy symptoms, pregnancy test, physical exercise: The thing with pregnacy symptoms is they are not unique to pregnacy. This means you could have a symptom of pregnacy but it is also a symptom to something else. The ONLY way to know is a test. I know that is not the best answer right now, but it is really...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnant?, birth control pills, yellowish discharge
birth control pills, yellowish discharge, pregnancy test: If your last period started on November 9, then a pregnancy test at this time would be accurate. If it is negative, you are not pregnant. If you normally have a 35 day cycle, you would ovulate on cycle day #21 and could not have conceived until, at least,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant, pregnancy test, greatful thanks
pregnancy test, greatful thanks, etopic pregnancy: It is, of course, conceivable that you could have conceived when you had intercourse with your husband at the beginning of November. After a D&C, you will usually ovulate around 2-4 weeks later. You have an intact left tube and certainly could have become...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant, most fertile days, pregnancy test
most fertile days, pregnancy test, trying to have a baby: Since your last period started on December 5, you were due for your next period on January 1. YOu did, indeed, get your period on January 2, so you are not pregnant. It does not matter that the period was only two days long. It is considered normal even if...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, pregnancy test, menstrual period
pregnancy test, menstrual period, last period: If your first period after having the baby started on December 5, you probably ovulated on cycle day #14 (December 18) and could have become pregnant only if you had sex on December 17, 18, 19, or 20. You were due for your next period on January 1. If you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: not sure if pregnant, trisomy 21, pregnancy test
trisomy 21, pregnancy test, white discharge: If your last period started on November 23, a pregnancy test should have shown a positive result by December 27. If two pregnancy test taken after December 27 were both negative, it is highly unlikely that you are pregnant. A blue tinged cervix ( Chadwick...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can i be pregnant, natasha thompson, light periods
natasha thompson, light periods, pregnancy center: Since you have not missed your period (you had one on December 25 and one on January 21) and your pregnancy tests have remained negative, there is no reason to think that you are pregnant. Your breasts can swell and become tender even if you are not pregnant....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant?, doctors office, result window
doctors office, result window, hormone levels: You don t mention if you have missed a period or not which would offer a little bit more of a clue. Pregnacy test are very accurate but not quite 100%. If you feel you are pregnant despite the neg. test then you could get a blood test at your Doctors office....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can i be pregnant ???, delayed period, head ache
delayed period, head ache, sexual intercourse: If you got your periood on February 7, you are not pregnant. You may merely have been late for your period, but if a pregnancy test taken after February 6 was negative, you are definitely not pregnant and you probably merely had some hormonal imbalance last...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can i be pregnant ?, birth control pills, best time to take a pregnancy test
birth control pills, best time to take a pregnancy test, delayed period: Once you get your period, you cannot be pregnant. If you got your period on February 1, and it was a regular period, you are not pregnant. If you miss a period, the best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your period. You may have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Getting pregnant..., vaginal secretions, digital thermometer
vaginal secretions, digital thermometer, basal temperature: Dear Jacqueline, I am always so surprised my most common questions on this site are how do I get pregnant and how do I know if I am pregnant. I guess for me I have learned my bodies signals so well I could practically tell you the day my body releases...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnant ?, type of birth control, pregnancy test
type of birth control, pregnancy test, last period: HI Aleena, sorry for the delay. Actually first remember stress which you are having can be the biggest problems in throwing a period off. I would wait for the next one, also note when it comes on and off and if you have one or not and what kind of period....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can i get pregnant ?, best time to take a pregnancy test, careful record
best time to take a pregnancy test, careful record, last period: If you had a period on February 7, then you are not pregnant. It does not matter if you had intercourse prior to that. Once you get your period, you cannot be pregnant. You have to start to keep a careful record of your cycles. A cycle is considered normal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can i get pregnant ?, pregnancy pregnancy, pregnancy test
pregnancy pregnancy, pregnancy test, last period: To answer one of your questions...You can still possibly be pregnant even though you get a period. Some women continue to have their periods until their 2nd or 3rd month of pregnancy. Pregnancy test can take 1-2 months to show accurate results. You can...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, birth control pills, pregnancy test
birth control pills, pregnancy test, hormonal imbalance: Since you were due for your period on February 6 and it has been more than 7 days since then, I would suggest that you take a pregnancy test now. If it is negative, you are not pregnant. If it is negative, then you merely have some hormonal imbalance and you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can i get pregnant ?, pregnancy test, careful record
pregnancy test, careful record, last period: If you had a period on December 29, you were due for your next period around January 25. If a pregnancy test was negative after February 1, you are not pregnant, even if you did not start your period until February 7. If you repeated the pregnancy test on...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could i be pregnant?, pregnancy tests, pregnancy test
pregnancy tests, pregnancy test, hormonal imbalance: If you have had two pregnancy tests that are negative, you are not pregnant. You, therefore, probably have some hormonal imbalance that caused you to miss your period. However, if the pregnancy tests were negagive, you cannot be pregnant. Don t worry...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnant?, regular period, monthly period
regular period, monthly period, period march: Sometimes women have what they think is a period but is really implantation bleeding. The bleeding is usually shorter and lighter than a regular period. A shorter lighter period can happen though with no real cause. The only way to find out is take a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could I be pregnant?, last date, first period
last date, first period, hubby: If you started your period on February 28, then the next time that you could conceive would not be until March 14 because you would not have ovulated yet. You could not become pregnant on the second day of your period. A period is considered normal if you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: when can you get pregnant, best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period
best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period, last period: If you have a 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: getting pregnant, fertile days, last period
fertile days, last period, unprotected sex: 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 ohly become pregnant if you have unprotected sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16 each month. If your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Getting pregnant while on BC, depo provera, depo shot
depo provera, depo shot, negative test: You are most likely not pregnant with that many negative test. The shot would not effect the results. I did however tell a gal a while back she was most likely not pregnant after several negative test and she ended up being pregnant. The best thing to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Getting pregnant while on BC, depo provera, depo shot
depo provera, depo shot, blood test for pregnancy: If you are pregnant, a pregnancy test would show a positive result. DepoProvera does not interfere with a pregnancy test. If you have any doubts, take a blood test for pregnancy which is a bit more accurate. However, since DepoProvera is 99% effective against...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Getting pregnant while on BC, depo provera, depo shot
depo provera, depo shot, pregnancy test: HI Kim as we all know nothing is 100% even Depo. You need to see your ob and get a blood pregnancy test done, physical and ultrasound, and explain to them what you are feeling and any symptoms. Another thing think back and see if you took any medications...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: getting pregnant after birth control, getting pregnant after birth control, stopping the pill
getting pregnant after birth control, stopping the pill, last period: If you have stopped the pills and your last period started on December 1, then you probably will ovulate on December 15. You can become pregnant if you have unprotected sex on December 14,15,16, or 17. If your cycles remain regular (every 28 days) you should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I pregnant?! (get your calendar ready), home pregnancy tests, negative pregnancy test
home pregnancy tests, negative pregnancy test, negative tests: Hi Katherine, It is possible to have a negative pregnancy test. The only sure way to know is to have your Dr. run some blood work for HCG. Hormones are funny things and they can make your body react differently every month. Even people who have been as...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Can I be pregnant? what are my chances?, first response home pregnancy test, birth control pills
first response home pregnancy test, birth control pills, home pregnancy test: Hi Kimberly, You certainly could be pregnant and it was just too early to test, or your body may just be adjusting to hormone changes. It is impossible to tell based on the irregularity of your periods. The best thing to do would be to wait another day...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant after child birth, irregular periods, irregular period
irregular periods, irregular period, accurate result: Hi Kristy :) By now, your cycle and hormones should be completely back to normal again. Are your breast feeding? I would assume not, considering you have had your period. If you are breast feeding this could most definately be the reason. You could...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregnant / on clomid, urine pregnancy test, mucus discharge
urine pregnancy test, mucus discharge, viable pregnancy: When was the first day of your last period and how many days are there in your cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period)? The best time to take a urine pregnancy test is more than 7 days after you miss your period. If...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant after cone biopsy, cervical cerclage, cervical dilatation
cervical cerclage, cervical dilatation, cone biopsy: Just because you had a cone biopsy five years ago does not mean that your cervix is incompetent or that it will open up during your pregnancy. If you have any evidence of cervical dilatation, your doctor may or may not decide to place a McDonal Cervical Cerclage...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: getting pregnant after a D&C, natural progesterone cream, luteal phase defect
natural progesterone cream, luteal phase defect, ovulation tests: YOu only had two cycles since the D&C. We do not know exactly when the first period started because you were still bleeding from the D&C, but it appears as if the cycle was 19 days. The next cycle was 22 days in length. A cycle is considered normal if it is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant after Depo, depo shot, symptons of pregnancy
depo shot, symptons of pregnancy, menstrual cramps: It is always possible to be pregnant, even if you did not have a period. One of the problems with DepoProvera is that it can cause complete cesation of the period, or it can cause irregular periods, or it can cause unpredictable bleeding at various times of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?Don't feel like it at all, pregnancy hormone hcg, beta hcg test
pregnancy hormone hcg, beta hcg test, irregular periods: Hi, I would definitely go to the doctor and have them do a pregnancy test on you (blood test) you need to have a Beta HcG test. While you are there maybe you can address your irregular periods. The fact that you did get a positive result on the home...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant again don't know what to exspect, etopic pregnacy, tubal pregnancy
etopic pregnacy, tubal pregnancy, sonogram: Since you have only one fallpian tube, it is certainly possible to have another tubal pregnancy. HOwever, it is unlikely since you have, indeed, had two normal intrauterine pregnancies since the first ectopic. If you have any unusual vaginal bleeding or pain,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant with Factor V Leidens, lower abdominal cramping, pink tinge
lower abdominal cramping, pink tinge, second pregnancy: Hi Natalie, congratulations on your pregnancy! I am sorry about your previous miscarriage. I am glad that at least you got your problem diagnosed; although you are considered high risk for pregnancy due to the Factor V, there are medicines that can...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant fo the first time, conception date, last period
conception date, last period, perfect timing: Hi Jennifer, I did some calculations, with the assumption that you have a normal 28 day cycle. Your conception date, was September 18th. Your ovulation, would have began on the 18th, and probably ended around the 21st. But you got pregnant the first...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant or just having hormone problems, hormone fluctuations, early pregnancy
hormone fluctuations, early pregnancy, morning urine: Dear Candace, If you have had unprotected sex since your last regular period, you cannot dismiss the possibility of pregnancy. Now, because you have such an irregular bleeding history, I would extend this to probably the last 6 weeks or so. The symptoms...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: getting pregnant ight before you period, sex with my husband, last period
sex with my husband, last period, menstral: If you got your period, you are not pregnant. If your last period started on January 19, then you will not ovulate until February 1. You can only conceive if you have sex one day prior to ovulation or up to two days after ovulation. If the bleeding that you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant or irregular period?, signs of early pregnancy, home pregnancy test
signs of early pregnancy, home pregnancy test, signs of pregnancy: Hi, Sounds like irregularity to me, if your cycle is very normal then you probably JUST dodged a bullet. You should have ovulated around day 10-13 which would have been April 23-26. You are right, him pulling out is not good birth control but it should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant or irregular period???, home pregnancy test, ovulation test
home pregnancy test, ovulation test, pregnancy hormone: Hi Lori, just because you have irregular periods does NOT mean you are infertile. it just makes things a little harder to calculate, as you are finding out. You may be ovulating at irregular times. As far as the test coming back negative and being...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: how to get pregnant with irregular periods, irregular periods, irregular cycles
irregular periods, irregular cycles, last period: If you have a 5 week cycle (35 days), then ovulation occurs fourteen days prior to your period. If your last period was May 14, You probably ovulated on cycle day #21 and can conceive if you have sex on cycle da #13,14,15, or 16. You probably ovulated on...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant with iud, mucus plug, thick mucus
mucus plug, thick mucus, vaginal secretions: Dear Bharathy, My first question is...Does the doctor intend to remove the IUD? In situations where IUDs are present and women become pregnant, the IUD is nearly always removed due to an increased risk of infection. And the fetus may very well be implanted...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant with an iud, hcg levels, vaginal ultrasound
hcg levels, vaginal ultrasound, early pregnancy: Jane, Wow, that is an amazing story...just goes to show that birth control isn t 100% effective. Sometimes when HCG levels don t double in early pregnancy, it can indicate the pregnancy isn t viable. When was the first day of your last menstrual period?...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I pregnant or having a late period?, beta hcg blood test, home pregnancy test
beta hcg blood test, home pregnancy test, detecting pregnancy: Hi Kritina, IF you had did have your period in August, its very unlikely that you are pregnant. However, September s period seems to be questionable. Remember, Condoms are not a very reliable source of birthcontrol. They often break, fall off, or have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant after a miscariage, home pregnancy test, implantation bleeding
home pregnancy test, implantation bleeding, miscariage: Hi Anna! Congradulations on your pregnancy :) What you are experiencing is completely normal. The dark brown spotting is what is known as implantation bleeding . When the egg is fertilized it implants itself into the uterin lining. As a result, women...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant? miscarriage?, lower back pain, effectiveness of the pill
lower back pain, effectiveness of the pill, careful record: If you are taking the pill, you should get your period (actually breakthrough bleeding) every 28 days. When was the exact date of the first day of your last period? If you started bleeding three days ago, it may merely have been an early period . See what...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant after miscarriage, low progestrone, pregnancy hormones
low progestrone, pregnancy hormones, beta hcg: After moscarriage, the pregnancy hormones (Beta HCG) can remain elevated for around 10 weeks (same as after a normal full term delivery).Congratulation on your new pregnancy.The only reason to wait longer than one cycle is if you have any emotional problems...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant again after miscarriage, miscarraiges, prometrium
miscarraiges, prometrium, hcg levels: Everything is being done correctly. There is no reason to be seen until 10 weeks gestation (from the first day of your last period). The HCG results that you have appears to be adequate for a 6 week gestation. Prometrium cannot hurt you and may help in protecting...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I pregnant or did I miscarry?, molar pregnancy, low hcg levels
molar pregnancy, low hcg levels, early pregnancy: Emily, In your situation, because we aren t sure exactly when you conceieved, it is impossible to know for sure until you have another ultrasound. If it doesn t show pregnancy, you could be experiencing a molar pregnancy where HCG levels rise and you may...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i be pregnant? need help, best time to take a pregnancy test, perod
best time to take a pregnancy test, perod, unprotected sex: If your last perod started on May 31, you would have ovulated on June 14 and could have conceived if you had sex on June 13,14,15, or 16. If you did become pregnant at that timie, a pregnancy test would not show a positive test until 14-21 days later. The...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant even after a negative test result, best time to take a pregnancy test, negative test result
best time to take a pregnancy test, negative test result, nausea and fatigue: The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your period. If your last period started on October 20, you were due for your next period on November 16, and by now a pregnancy test would be accurate. If you have doubts, have symptoms...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I am pregnant....is okay to strill have sex?, air embolism, missionary position
air embolism, missionary position, daily sex: You can safely have intercourse throughout your pregnancy. Some obstetricians ask their patients to refrain from sex after they break their water. Certainly, if you have any bleeding or preterm labor, your doctor is going to prohibit sex. You can have any...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant with ovaian cyst, pain medication, cyst
pain medication, cyst, four daughters: Why did the doctor tell you that your tubes were blocked? Ovarian cysts never interfere with a pregnancy and cause no problems during the pregnancy or during the delivery. Since you are, indeed, pregnant, obviously your tubes were not blocked. If the cyst...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant and having pains!, sore breasts, perfect food
sore breasts, perfect food, glands: Hello Amanda- your info is not complete enough for me to help you. What do you mean by something upsets you? - do you mean food or emotions? The breasts can be helped by wearing a very firm and supportive bra- your breasts are growing new milk producing glands...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant on period?, best time to take a pregnancy test, spermacide
best time to take a pregnancy test, spermacide, taking a pregnancy test: Spermacide is only 90% effective in killing sperm. However, since she was only on cycle day #2 when you had sex, she cannot become pregnant. It does not hurt to take a pregnancy test if she is 10 days late for her period. Perhaps she did have sex on cycle...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i get pregnant on my period?, morning sickness, implantation
morning sickness, implantation, nipples: You certainly could be. Was your period normal? If not it may not have been your period but implantation bleeding. Not all women have morning sickness. For those that do it varies greatly when you they get it. Some have it right away, others it takes...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant on period?, late periods, chanc
late periods, chanc, time of the month: A female can get pregnant ANY time of the month even while on her period. Since you used a condom it is most likely she isnt pregnant but as you said some could have leaked out. It is not a high chanc of pregnancy but she should still take a test to check...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant on the pill & 1st day of period?, birth control pills, pre ejaculate
birth control pills, pre ejaculate, placebo pill: As long as your girlfriend had taken all of the active pills and had not missed any pills when you had sex, there is no way she could have become pregnnat. If she were not taking the pills, she would ovulate around cycle day #14 and could only become pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant on pill? I recently changed brands!, birth control pills, light periods
birth control pills, light periods, consecutive periods: Dear Nicci, More than likely, since you have been so diligent and careful about the pill taking, you have not conceived. This is probably due to the change in BCPs and the different dosages or types of hormones in the two brands. I would go ahead and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant after pregnancy, hormone prolactin, genital organs
hormone prolactin, genital organs, pregnant while breastfeeding: Dear Brian, If a woman is exclusively breastfeeding (no supplementing of formula or juice), she is nearly 100% protected against pregnancy. The hormone prolactin is produced during breastfeeding. This hormone suppresses ovulation. Many doctors will tell...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant and prolapse, back ache, prolapses
back ache, prolapses, enterocele: Prolapse (in general) would tend to get worse following a pregnancy - especially if the delivery were a tough vaginal delivery. C-section may help things from getting worse, but there are no guarantees. I can only answer your surgical question in general...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant and prolapsed, anterior colporrhaphy, back ache
anterior colporrhaphy, back ache, enterocele: HI Jane, sorry for the delay, puter problems. Have you made any decisions? Just let me say this, every pregnancy is different and this one you might just fly thru without problems. YOu are blessed with a child and for some reason beyond our control, this...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant and on prometrium, progesterone levels, prometrium
progesterone levels, prometrium, pregnancys: Hi Sherry :) Yes, you are fine. You are under a doctor care, so ofcourse they will monitor your pregnancy while you take prometrium :) Prometrium, is Progesterone, so helps keep you pregnant :) Its usually taken when Progesterone levels are low, or when...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant with a regular period?, egg implants, implantation bleeding
egg implants, implantation bleeding, regular periods: Hi Amber! Full flowing regular periods, certainly do not indicate a period. However, just know that in early pregnancy spotting, and light bleeds are not uncommon. The most common type of bleed in early pregnancy is called implantation bleeding. When...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant while having regular period?, earliest symptoms of pregnancy, fetal heartbeat
earliest symptoms of pregnancy, fetal heartbeat, nuasea: If you had your period regularly, it is doubtful that you could be pregnan. What sypmtoms have you had? The earliest symptoms of pregnancy ae breast tenderness, fatigue, breast tenderness, ad missing a period. Nuasea can be seen in many diffenent situations...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant after reversal tuboligation, gestational sac, brown discharge
gestational sac, brown discharge, hcg levels: Dear Jacibe, At 5 weeks, it would not be unusual to only see a gestational sac. It also is not abnormal to have spotting early in pregnancy - brown, red, or pink. We do expect that hCG levels will double every 48-72 hours. The range of normal is very...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant right off BCP, best time to take a pregnancy test, tender breast
best time to take a pregnancy test, tender breast, nauseas: If you stopped the pill on July 29 and had bleeding on August 3, then you may have ovulated as early as August 16. You could have conceived if you had unprotected sex on August 15,16,17, or 18. If you did, indeed, become pregnant on one of those days, a pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: getting pregnant right after period, fertile window, sperm cells
fertile window, sperm cells, long periods: Dear Nachelle, Theoretically, you can get pregnant at any time during your cycle. You should always make sure you are protected if you do not want to become pregnant. Unless you have cycles which are shorter than average (average is 28 days) and/or you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant??? SPOTTING?, best time to take a pregnancy test, last period
best time to take a pregnancy test, last period, one of those days: When was the 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 unprotected sex...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: getting pregnant after Stillborn/c-section, emergency c section, non stress test
emergency c section, non stress test, nsts: You can start trying to conceive after you get your first normal period following your cesarean section. There is no reason why you should suspect that the next baby will have any problems. HOwever, make sure that you notify the doctor if you notice any decreased...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Can i be pregnant after taking 8 pregnancy tests, pregnancy tests, unprotected sex
pregnancy tests, unprotected sex, good luck: If you have missed your period, than it is possible to have a false negative. There may not be enough hormone in your urine yet to show a positive result. The best way to know is to have your blood tested. If you didn t miss your period, then chances are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could i be pregnant if the test is negitive, beta hcg, earliest signs of pregnancy
beta hcg, earliest signs of pregnancy, blood test for pregnancy: If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation usually occurs on cycle day #14. YOu can only become pregnant if you have unprotected sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16. If you did become...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I pregnant even though I have a period?, symptoms of early pregnancy, hormone fluctuations
symptoms of early pregnancy, hormone fluctuations, implantation bleeding: Dear Kirsten, Unfortunately, I can t tell you whether you are pregnant or not. The typical symptoms of early pregnancy are hormonal in nature and can also be related to hormone fluctuations within our cycles. That is why it is so difficult to diagnose...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant with tooth ache, tooth ache, loratabs
tooth ache, loratabs, taking the pills: Hi Rhiannon, actually you really have to take alot of doses and I mean alot to really hurt the baby, however from this point on do ask your dentist and tell him you are pregnant and let him make that decision, if he won t get your ob to make a list of medications...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant after a tubaligation??, high risk pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test
high risk pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test: You sound like you are not sure if you did or did not have the tubal ligation. If it was correctly performed, it is extremely unlikely that you could have become pregnant. If your last period started on April 25, you were due for your next period on May 22....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Being pregnant in your tubes., acute abdominal pain, tubal ligation
acute abdominal pain, tubal ligation, tubal pregnancy: In very rare instances a tubal pregnancy can occur after you ve had a tubal ligation, or your tubes tied. A tubal pregnancy is potentially a life threatening condition. Severe, acute abdominal pain, along with missed periods are the symptoms. You can not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can you get pregnant if tubes are tied., home pregnancy tests, congradulations
home pregnancy tests, congradulations, 5 months: Hi there :) Wow, well congradulations on your pregnancy .. Yes, you can get pregnant while your tubes are tied, allthough its rare. Statistics are that 2 in 500 women, that have had a tubal done, will become pregnant. The Majority of women, whom...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Can you be pregnant and..., implantation bleeding, planned parenthood
implantation bleeding, planned parenthood, menstration: Some women will have implantation bleeding that is mistaken for a period. These periods are usually lighter than a regular one. I based her last menstration as 31st which would make her almost seven weeks so I do not think her calculation of 8 weeks is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can i be pregnante, condom, good chance
condom, good chance, good luck: HI Leysly, probably not a very good chance of being pregnant... it also depends on a few things: Did the condom actually work? Did it prevent sperm from going inside you? When in your cycle was this? How long after your period started was this? ...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnany, birth control pills, depo shot
birth control pills, depo shot, depoprovera: DepoProvera has messed up many women by interferiing with their cycles. It can cause complete cesation of the period and can prevent regular cycles for many years after stopping the shots. I would suggest that you go on birth control pills for a few months...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnate after depo???, pregnancy test, pregnate
pregnancy test, pregnate, last period: If your last period started on November 9, it is very doubtful that you could have conceived on November 11 (cycle day #3). Normally, 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...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can I be pregnate on a marina, uterine fibroids, estrogen levels
uterine fibroids, estrogen levels, benign tumors: Dear Leora, In the event that a pregnancy occurs with Mirena, or any IUD, in place, ideally the device should be removed. There is a slight risk of pregnancy loss with removal. If it cannot be removed or the woman chooses not to have it removed, women should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnate?, pregnancy test, old blood
pregnancy test, old blood, hpt: Normally if it showed even the slightest signs of two lines then it is safe to say you are pregnant. Ofcourse it depends on the brand of test and other aspect also. Sometimes a test can be defective but it is very rare. My suggestion would be to get another...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnecy or stress?, best time to take a pregnancy test, pregnecy
best time to take a pregnancy test, pregnecy, stomach area: Condoms are only 85% effective, even when used correctly. Certainly, if no sperm got into her vagina, she cannot become pregnant. HOwever, if only 1 sperm entered her vagina, she could have conceived. Just take a pregnancy test at the correct time and you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnecy, pregnency, normal delivery
pregnency, normal delivery, tegretol: We have many patients with seizure dosorders who are taking Tegretol and who easily become pregnant and carry a pregnancy to term and have a normal delivery. I have just delivered a patient who has had epilepsy since childhood and who has just last night delivered...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnency-vaginal twitches, ligament pain, groin pain
ligament pain, groin pain, dull ache: Dear Liana, Groin pain is common discomfort of pregnancy - especially during the 2nd pregnancy. There are two physical changes that occur with pregnancy that can cause this. The first, and most common, cause is round ligament pain. Round ligament pain...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: when i got pregnent?, sex with dad, sperm cells
sex with dad, sperm cells, sexual encounter: Dear Amanda, With a LMP date of 2/25, your estimated conception date would be 3/12 (based on regular 28 day cycles) and puts you at 13 weeks, 3 days today. This would mean that the most likely sexual encounter that resulted in conception was on 3/10. It...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnent..bleeding?, pregnancy test, menstrual period
pregnancy test, menstrual period, last period: If your last period started on June 3, you probably ovulated on June 16 and could have become pregnant if you had sex on June 15,116,17, or 18. It is doubtul that you are pregnant. Your next period is due on June 30. If you do not get your period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: how can I get pregnent?, ovulation predictor kit, infertility workup
ovulation predictor kit, infertility workup, luteal phase: You did not give me much of a history. If you have a 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 become pregnant if you have sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15,...

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

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am I pregnet, earliest signs of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy
earliest signs of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy, breast tenderness: 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: pregnncy troubles, dear diana, consecutive periods
dear diana, consecutive periods, pc troubles: Dear Diana, First, I want to apologize for the delay in answering (PC troubles)... The symptoms which are associated with early pregnancy are hormonal in nature, which is why it is so difficult to diagnose a pregnancy based on symptoms alone. You did...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i prego?, period pregnancy, irregular cycles
period pregnancy, irregular cycles, brown discharge: Dear Crystal, If you have had unprotected sex since the last time you had a period, pregnancy is always a possibility. The pink/brown discharge may be hormonally related if you have a history of irregular cycles, but it could also be implantation bleeding...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i pregz, strict time limits, when can i get an abortion
strict time limits, when can i get an abortion, sex first time: Hello. Him pulling out does NOT matter. Pre-Cum as it is most popularly known contains sperm. So anytime you have intercourse exspecially unprotected you risk pregnacy and STDS if your partner has any. You can find out as soon as you miss an expected...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: premature infants, parent child relationship, homework question
parent child relationship, homework question, premature babies: Hello Yolanda- this sounds like a homework question to me. You need to do some research in books about premature birth. Cheri Well, maybe you could have given me that info in the original question. Because I am a midwife, my experience with premies is not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: premature labor, highblood pressure, second pregnancy
highblood pressure, second pregnancy, premature labor: Hi Kim, sorry for the delay. Each pregnancy is different, with one being good, second bad etc.. or 3 good and 2 bad, so really no one knows why this happens, it is just something mother nature does. Did your daughter in the second pregnancy make it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: premature labour, raspberry leaf tea, braxton hicks contractions
raspberry leaf tea, braxton hicks contractions, premature labour: Hello Jackie. Well, you do need to rest and no intercourse for the rest of the pregnancy. You need to drink LOTS of raspberry LEAF tea, eat LOTS of protein like meat, fish, eggs, yogurt, chicken and lots of dark colored vegetables. Avoid nipple stimulation...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: premature rupture of membranes, premature rupture of membranes, fetal doppler
premature rupture of membranes, fetal doppler, menstrual cramps: Very often, one can get a high leak of amniotic fluid. In early pregnancy such as yours, this can often reseal and the pregnancy can continue to term without problems. As long as you do not have a temperature of over 100.4 degrees F, and there is no further...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: premenapause and HRT, wild yam cream, natural progesterone pills
wild yam cream, natural progesterone pills, premenapause: In the decade between 40 and 50, you will sometimes develop a condition called Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding . In addition, in preparation for menopause (around age 50-52) you will start missing your period. First you will miss one month, then maybe a few...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: premenapause & headache, progesterone level, daily headaches
progesterone level, daily headaches, urinary urgency: Dear Judy, Perimenopause is the stage of a woman s reproductive life that begins several years before menopause, when the ovaries gradually begin to produce less estrogen. It usually starts in a woman s 40s, but can start in the 30s as well. Perimenopause...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prenancy, veins and arteries, pound weight loss
veins and arteries, pound weight loss, arteries and veins: First of all, congratulations on the 180 pound weight loss! That is great. Sometimes people show more quickly when they have twins, but everyone is different and some people just show more quickly than others in general. I don t think you are feeling any...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: getting prenant after a tubal, tubal ligation reversal, tubal ligation
tubal ligation reversal, tubal ligation, ultrasound guidance: Dear Erica, I assume you mean with a tubal ligation REVERSAL vs in vitro fertilization (IVF), so I ll base my answer on that assumption. I ll give you some facts on IVF first. With IVF, a man s sperm and the woman s egg are combined in a laboratory dish,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prenantal vitamins, subchorionic, prenatal vitamins
subchorionic, prenatal vitamins, hcg levels: The pain or spotting has absolutely nothing to do with the prenatal vitamin. Prenatal vitamins merely ensure that you have enough iron and other vitamins to remain healthy during the pregnancy and to make sure that the bones and muscles of the baby develop...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prenatal care, exercise goals, prenatal fitness
exercise goals, prenatal fitness, quality diet: The short answer is to eat the highest quality diet, in the correct amount for your metabolism, get moderate level exercise on most days of the week, and plenty of sleep. For a complete guide on prenatal fitness and exercise, consult my web site at www.befitmom.com....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prenatal care, multivitamin pills, wheat germ oil
multivitamin pills, wheat germ oil, soybean oil: There is no reason to have a preconception visit to an ObGyn. When you do conceive, make an appointment for your first visit 8 weeks after the first day of your last period. At that time, your obstetrician will give you antepartum vitamins, which have a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prenatal costs, hemoglobin hematocrit, history of abortions
hemoglobin hematocrit, history of abortions, medication allergies: Dear ME!, Hello again and congratulations! As to the costs for the first prenatal visit - that varies SO much based on geographic location and each doctor s individual charges. OBs may tend to be a bit higher than GPs, etc,... If you have already chosen...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prenatal dangers, prune juice, good luck with everything
prune juice, good luck with everything, contractions: Dear Megan, I recommend that you should talk to your OB/GYN about this issue. I can only answer the part of your question regarding early contractions. If you stopped taking the medicine (which you should), and drink enough water to keep yourself well-hydrated,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prenatal female anatomical question, intestinal contents, peristalsis
intestinal contents, peristalsis, plain water: Hello Kathryn. Your intestines are pressed behind your uterus. As you can imagine, it does cause some slowing of the normal peristalsis- the rythmic waves that move the intestinal contents along. This can sometimes result in contstipation- SO you MUST drink...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prenatal testing, prenatal paternity test, prenatal paternity testing
prenatal paternity test, prenatal paternity testing, non invasive prenatal paternity test: Paternity testing can be done by scraping some tissue from the inside of the mouth of the suspected father and from the mother, but, in order to obtain any DNA sample from the fetus, one must perform an amniocentesis or merely wait until the baby is born for...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prenatal vitamins, foods high in folic acid, vitamins and minerals
foods high in folic acid, vitamins and minerals, prenatal vitamins: Hi Wendi :) I am from Canada, so I am not familiar with the vitamins, that are from other countries. However, the best vitamin that I do know is available in the States, and Canada, is called Materna. Materna, does have folic acid in it, and a significant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prenatal vitamins, iron pills, prenatal vitamins
iron pills, prenatal vitamins, doctors office: If you are trying to conceive, you would be advised to start prenatal vitamins. The prenatal vitamins contain the required amounts of folic acid, calcium, and iron that is helpful for healthy bsbies. If, once you are pregnant, it is found that you are anemic,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prenatologist said measuring small, glucose tolerance test, estimated due date
glucose tolerance test, estimated due date, glucose test: Stacey, What makes you think the dates are wrong? Do you think you aren t as far along as your OB thinks you are? I think if there is a question about your dates, then you shouldn t be concerned about their size unless other things aren t developing normally....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prescription drugs--implications for men, cimetidine tagamet, inflammatory bowel disease
cimetidine tagamet, inflammatory bowel disease, sperm counts: Dear Amie, I cannot find any information about a reduced sperm count and any association with these medications. Meds for high blood pressure, inflammatory bowel disease, gout, or immunosuppressives are known to suppress sperm counts. As well as cimetidine...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pressure and gas during early pregnancy, empty gestational sac, gas during early pregnancy
empty gestational sac, gas during early pregnancy, fetal heartbeat: If your last period started on June 11, and you had a positive pregnancy test, then you are now around 7-8 weeks pregnant. A sonogram at this time should show a fetus and a fetal heartbeat. However, if you are incorrect with the first day of your last period,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pressuse, pelvic pressure, pelvic area
pelvic pressure, pelvic area, contractions: Dear Mandy, Your baby may very well have dropped into the head down position which can make you feel some additional pressure in the pelvic area. If it a bit easier for you to breathe when exerting yourself or if previous heartburn has been relieved a bit,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: preterm with cerclage, 38th week of pregnancy, week of pregnancy
38th week of pregnancy, week of pregnancy, doctor states: Dear Christina, Earlier ultrasounds are MUCH more reliable as to dating. After the 1st trimester, using an ultrasound to date a pregnancy becomes less reliable as the the pregnancy progresses due to growth variations with the baby. This is why your doctor...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: preterm labor, stomach ache, lower abdomen
stomach ache, lower abdomen, contraction: If you start to have contractions (pain and hardness) at the level of your belly button that come more than every 10 minutes (from the start of a contraction to the start of the next contraction) and each one lasts for a minute, call your doctor to be monitored...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: preterm labor, dialated, contractions
dialated, contractions, e mail: At 36 weeks gestation, if you are having contractions every 6-9 minutes apart (from the beginning of the contraction to the beginning of the next contraction) at the level of your belly button, and each contraction lasts for at least 45 seconds, and you are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i having preterm labor?, lower abdomen, gas pains
lower abdomen, gas pains, mylanta: If your last period started on August 22, you are,indeed, 28 weeks gestational age. You may have gas pains that are giving you the pain. Try some Mylanta to relieve the gas. If you start to have contractions (hardening at the level of your belly button) more...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: preterm labor, dilation effacement, lower abdomen
dilation effacement, lower abdomen, thigh pain: Was your cervix dilated at all when you went to the hospital? Even if you were having contractions every 5 minutes, if the cervix was not dilating, it is not preterm labor. When you go into labor, look for contractions at the level of your belly button, that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: preterm labor, losing mucus plug, 50 effaced
losing mucus plug, 50 effaced, irregular contractions: It is important to avoid going into labor prior to 36 weeks because the lungs of the baby are not mature until then. However, if you are only 1cm dilated and 50% effaced, you probably will not go early. The terbutaline shot that they gave you may help stop...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am i in preterm labor? ( again), ligament pain, uterine contractions
ligament pain, uterine contractions, ectopic pregnancies: Dear Tracy, I am assuming that each time that you went in with these pains they hooked you up to the monitor to determine whether you were having contractions. The thing is - if they cannot get a reading of any contractions via the monitor or by palpation,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: preterm labor, many different reasons, 70 effaced
many different reasons, 70 effaced, contractions: I really can t give you an answer, because I am not a doctor. All I can tell you is that I was 70% effaced and 3 cm dilated for the last 4 weeks of my pregnancy and had no contractions and wasn t on medicine. My water never did break. They induced me on my...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: preterm labor, low back pain, pelvic pain
low back pain, pelvic pain, speculum: Hello Samantha. I wonder if you are still having these symptoms? At 26 weeks we certainly do NOT want you going into labor. Certainly, if you pass any blood streaked material vaginally, go to the hosptial. If not, be sure to tell your caregiver- midwife or...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: previous ectopic trying to concieve, ectopic pregnancy, dnc procedure
ectopic pregnancy, dnc procedure, etopic pregnancies: Hi Lana :) Etopic pregnancies can interfere with fertility. Sometimes after surgery the scar tissue surrounding the tube can block the ovum from reaching the uterus. However, you stated that you did become pregnant naturally after your surgery. So I really...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I have had two previous pregancies..., check ups, pregancies
check ups, pregancies, sonograms: Miscarriage occurs 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. You do not have to have more visits to the doctor or more sonograms than usual. You should have a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prgnancy, braxton hicks, time table
braxton hicks, time table, pregnancies: Dear Pippa, Braxton Hicks are a good sign that the uterus is getting ready for the real labor ahead. There is no way to know whether these will cause you to progress faster or not. And there really is nothing you can do safely to induce labor yourself....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is that a problem?, gestational diabetes mellitus, 7th week of pregnancy
gestational diabetes mellitus, 7th week of pregnancy, american college of obstetricians and gynecologists: Dear July, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) does recommend maintaining an active lifestyle with moderate exercise during pregnancy. Also noted is that pregnant women and care providers should consider the effects of a sedentary...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: the problem of date ultrsound??????, medince, pregenancy
medince, pregenancy, ultasound: We count a pregnancy from the first day of your last period. YOur last period started on August 15. Therefore, you ovulated on August 29 and could only have conceived if you had sex on August 28,29,30,31, and September 1. You are now 6 weeks 4 days pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Will there be a problem in my prgnancy?, type ab blood, blood type o
type ab blood, blood type o, blood plasma: Dear Muskan, There is absolutely no risk in you and your husband sharing the same blood type. For people with type A blood, the liquid portion of your blood (plasma) has antibodies that fight against type B blood. The exact opposite is true with type...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: problems 15 months after c-section, lower abdomen, dr rappaport
lower abdomen, dr rappaport, 15 months: Hi Melissa: I m so, so sorry but this is an area outside of my expertise so I m afraid I can be of no help to you. Please try Dr. Rappaport via this same site -- he s an Ob/Gyn and should be better able to address your concerns. Best of luck to you!...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: problems after birth, breast feeding, gynecologist
breast feeding, gynecologist, provera: I would suggest that you call your doctor and have your period induced for you using Provera 10mg twice a day for 5 days. Then you should get your period within 10 more days. If not, consult with your gynecologist for further evaluation. It is definitely abnormal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: problems during pregnancy, urinary track infections, third pregnancy
urinary track infections, third pregnancy, miscarraige: HI Ammie, first of all anytime something like threatened miscarraige happens you are considered high risk by our standards here in my area, however your doctor and area may not. As far as the infections if you leave them untreated would really hurt you more...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: problems in early pregnancy, abdominal muscles, nerve endings
abdominal muscles, nerve endings, early pregnancy: Hello Kesha. Yes, all is well, these sharp pains are quite common- they are ligaments complaining loudly about being stretched. You will NOT have felt movement that early- it was gas. Your baby is not big enough or strong enough to make it s movements felt...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: problems with pregnancy, regular period, birthcontrol
regular period, birthcontrol, provera: Hi Kim :) There is definately not something hormonally right with your cycle. You should be having a regular period every month. Just know, that the months you are not having a period, you are NOT ovulating, so that will also make trying to get pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: back problems and pregnancy, lumbar surgeries, tylenol with codeine
lumbar surgeries, tylenol with codeine, lortabs hydrocodone: Lortabs (hydrocodone/Tyleno) are a category C medication and can be safely used during pregnancy. No evidence of teratological effects have been found with its use. If you have pain due to your back problems, you can continue to use the pain medications. You...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prochieve 4% gell, birth control pills, progesterone level
birth control pills, progesterone level, progesterone suppositories: Progesterone supplementation (Prchieve,Crinone,progesterone suppositories,etc.)does help prevent miscarriage. If you have ever had a miscarriage or if your progesterone level is lower than 10, you should take progesterone un 12 weeks o f pregnancy. Birth control...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prochieve 8%, low progesterone levels, tubal ligation reversal
low progesterone levels, tubal ligation reversal, functions of the placenta: Dear Wendi, It sounds like your doctor is doing everything possible to make sure your hormones are at a level which will support, not only your fertility, but a potential pregnancy as well. Progesterone is needed to maintain a healthy environment for...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prochieve 8%, progesterone supplementation, cervical mucus
progesterone supplementation, cervical mucus, phase defects: The progesterone supplementation is used to elongate your luteal phase. It is used in the treatment of short luteal phases or luteal phase defects. Progesterone has also been found to decrease the risk of miscarriage if you do, indeed, become pregnant. Any...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: progesteron, calcium channel blockers, labor contractions
calcium channel blockers, labor contractions, steroid medications: It sounds like she in pre-term labor or they fear this is going to happen. Below is more on this I found for you. Your question is a little confusing to me. I hope I addressed the concern. If not feel free to ask again. If your health-care...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: progesterone, ovulation cycle, negative pregnancy test
ovulation cycle, negative pregnancy test, morning urine: Dear C, Progesterone should not delay your period. In fact it can be used, under the right circumstances, to start a period. I would suggest that you might want to re-test for pregnancy. You may have tested a bit too early the 1st time around. Make...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: progesterone + 8 weeks = negative HPT?, home pregnancy test, sexual encounter
home pregnancy test, sexual encounter, irregular cycles: Dear Anne, No, the progesterone is used mainly to simply get a cycle started. If you have irregular cycles, which it sounds like you do, the progesterone dose won t really do anything to regulate that or to make you have a certain cycle length. It does...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: progesterone cream, low hcg, progesterone level
low hcg, progesterone level, chinese herbs: Dear Grace, As a nurse, it is beyond my scope of practice to prescribe medications. Many women have been prescribed progesterone preparations to increase their progesterone level when trying to conceive, however you would need to see a doctor to get the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: progesterone level dropped, hcg level, third pregnancy
hcg level, third pregnancy, tubal pregnancy: Dear Ginevra, That was fast! :-) From conception to 12 weeks, the normal range is 9-47. What is more important when we evaluate this is that the progesterone level is expected to slowly increase as the pregnancy progresses. So yes, I would consider...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: progesterone level, gestational sac, transvaginal ultrasound
gestational sac, transvaginal ultrasound, pregnancy test: Congratulations Brenda! I may be missing something- what are you nervous about? it is normal for them to see a gestational sac at this point with the transvaginal ultrasound.... Are you worried about the PCOS and the pregnancy? I am sure your doctor can...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: progesterone levels, vaginal suppository, progesterone level
vaginal suppository, progesterone level, progesterone levels: Progesterone fluctuate frequently and diurnally. Any progesterone level over 10 is within normal limits. Your values are both within normal limits. However, it can t hurt to take progesterone supplementation in pregnahcy. I would stop taking the suppositories...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: progesterone levels, progesterone levels in early pregnancy, normal progesterone levels
progesterone levels in early pregnancy, normal progesterone levels, normal progesterone levels in early pregnancy: Dear Kate, Progesterone levels can have quite a variance at this stage of pregnancy. They can range from 9-47ng/ml in the first trimester, with an average of 12-20ng/ml in the first 5-6 weeks of pregnancy. Since you are receiving progesterone supplementation,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: progesterone levels in early pregnancy, supplemental progesterone, progesterone supplements
supplemental progesterone, progesterone supplements, progesterone level: You have an elevated progesterone due to the supplemental progesterone you have been taking. As long as the progesterone is over 10, you do not have to worry. There is nothing to do in any event. If you are not having any bleeding or cramps, it is a good sign....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: progesterone levels, progesterone suppositories, progesterone level
progesterone suppositories, progesterone level, progesterone levels: As long as your progesterone is more than 5 nanograms, it is still viable. A value of 10 is a bit low and you should take progesterone supplementation to prevent a corpus luteum defect . YOu do not have to take shots but may get progesterone suppositories...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: progesterone pills, progesterone supplements, low progesterone
progesterone supplements, low progesterone, taking the pills: Dear Kristin, Progesterone supplements are often used to kick start a menstrual cycle by initiating a period if a woman has not had a regular period for some time. It should not delay one. The body should sense the progesterone drop when you are done...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: progesterone supplements, progesterone suppositories, progesterone supplements
progesterone suppositories, progesterone supplements, progesterone levels: HI Chantal, sorry for the delay. Clomid is to help you conceive quicker possibly. Usually the progesterone is some is only given after conception to up the levels then and some before, however this is up to each ob. Ask him he should be willing to give you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: progesterone, 12th week of pregnancy, maternity clothes
12th week of pregnancy, maternity clothes, week of pregnancy: The use of progesterone supplementation does not have any effect on the number of fetuses that are created. Progesterone has been found to increase the efficacy of the luteal phase and to maintain the pregnancy until the placenta is formed. It should be taken...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: progestrone levels, progestrone levels, progestrone level
progestrone levels, progestrone level, weeks of pregnancy: Hi Haley, You are at a higher risk for miscarriage if you progesterone is low. In your case, even if it is normal low , I would suggest that you be put on some progesterone to help you sustain this pregnancy, especially with your history of miscarriage....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prolapesd uterus, prolapsed uterus, pelvic floor
prolapsed uterus, pelvic floor, congratulations on your pregnancy: Hi Margaret: I would recommend that you discuss this issue with your OB (or midwife). I wish I could answer you more satisfactorily with regards to the c-section question, but unfortunately, I just can t. At this point, not even the medical community can...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prolapse in pregnancy, fundus of the uterus, intrauterine pregnancy
fundus of the uterus, intrauterine pregnancy, burning sensation: I doubt that your uterus is prolapsing. It rarely does during a pregnancy, especially as the baby is growing. It is more likely that, due to pressure of the fetus on your bladder, you may be developing a cystocele, which is a weakness of the tissue between...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prolapse and pregnancy, abdominal cavity, upper abdomen
abdominal cavity, upper abdomen, impact activity: Hi Carly: Yes, you certainly CAN carry your baby to term. Prolapse is not harmful to either you or your baby -- many woman (even those with severe, multiple prolapses) have otherwise normal pregnancies. You may be a bit more uncomfortable at first, but...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prolapse and pregnancy, perineal tissue, uterine prolapse
perineal tissue, uterine prolapse, scar tissue: Even with all your previous problms, I doubt that having a cesarean section will help avoid any further problems. You still are going to need the surgery for the prolapse . I think you would be better off with a vaginal delivery and you may be able to repair...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prolapse in pregnancy, prolapse of the bladder, intrauterine pregnancy
prolapse of the bladder, intrauterine pregnancy, supine position: Hi Stacey: Based on your description, it does sound as if you may be experiencing some type of pelvic organ prolapse. Ordinarily this would not be considered dangerous, but with your history I would encourage you to see your Ob/Gyn right away for a thorough...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prolapsed uterus, prolapsed uterus, cesarean section
prolapsed uterus, cesarean section, placenta: Usually, if a prolapsed uterus occurs right after the delivery of a baby, someone may have put too much traction on the umbilical cord in delivering the placenta, thus pulling the uterus down as the placenta was delivered. If the doctors were able to replace...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prolonged UTI and pregnancy, pregnancy signs, low birth weight
pregnancy signs, low birth weight, kidney infection: A missed UTI will not really cause any harm to the pregnancy or to the baby. YOu are being treated now and the medications are safe for use during pregnancy. There are no risks to the fetus with the use of Macrobid and Keflex (cephalexin) so you can continue...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prometrium, endometrial biopsies, endometrial biopsy
endometrial biopsies, endometrial biopsy, progesterone deficiency: Usually we give 200mg prometrium every day until you conceive and then continue it every day until you reach 11-12 weeks gestational age (at which point the placenta takes over maintenance of the pregnancy). A progesterone level of 25 is not considered low....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prometrium, progesterone levels, third pregnancy
progesterone levels, third pregnancy, prometrium: Dear Mia, The Prometrium will do what it can to help. Prometrium is actually simply progesterone, a hormone which occurs naturally in pregnancy. The doctor is attempting to boost your progesterone levels because your body isn t producing enough of it on...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prometrium, fever chills, progesterone suppositories
fever chills, progesterone suppositories, upper respiratory infection: Dear Jeni, Back pain can be a side effect of Prometrium. Vaginal dryness/itching/discharge can also be a side effect. So, yes, the symptoms you describe are most likely being caused by the progesterone suppositories. You should have gotten some literature...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prometrium and bleeding, synthetic progesterone, bleeding in pregnancy
synthetic progesterone, bleeding in pregnancy, early pregnancy: Hi Zee, Sometimes women bleedin or miscarry in early pregnancy because their progesterone is low. So, your doctor prescribed some synthetic progesterone to account for the amount your body doesn t produce. Anytime you have bleeding in pregnancy however,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prometrium ending a pregnancy, progesterone level, prometrium
progesterone level, prometrium, gestational age: Prometrium is given usually due to a lower progesterone level. It helps improved the level of progesterone that is necessary for conception or to maintain a pregnancy if you have conceived. Stopping the Prometrium will not cause you to have a period or terminate...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prometrium side effects, prometrium side effects, progesterone hormone
prometrium side effects, progesterone hormone, fertility treatments: Dear Leah, I ve looked through all the literature I can get my hands on and have found that fever was a side effect of the Prometrium in less than 5% of all patients. So, it is not a very common side effect. More common side effects are dizziness, breast...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prometrium, low progesterone level, 13 dpo
low progesterone level, 13 dpo, luteal phase defect: When my patients have a low progesterone level, causing them to have a luteal phase defect and a history of miscarriages, I usually start Prometrium (200mg/day) every day until they conceive and then every day until they reach 12 weeks gestational age...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: protein in urine, progesterone suppositories, protein in urine
progesterone suppositories, protein in urine, fertility treatments: That finding is very likely to be meaningless at this point. Your doctor will probably check periodically to watch for a trend - or to find any significant proteinuria. Some doctors check the urine each time you come in. You are doing well to be starting...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: protein in urine, pregnancy induced hypertension, protein in urine
pregnancy induced hypertension, protein in urine, blood pressure problems: Proteinuria is found in pregnancy induced hypertension, preeclampsia, or kidney problems (nephrotic syndrome). If your bleed pressure is normal and you are still seeing protein in your urine, you should be worked up for nephrotic syndrome. I would order liver...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: provera, typical dosage, personal doctor
typical dosage, personal doctor, provera: Dear Regina, Each woman reacts differently. Some women will react very readily to the medication and could potentially begin sooner. Others may not begin even after the ten days. You are on a typical dosage to induce menstruation. Normally they will want...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: provera & clomid, getting your period, pregnancy test
getting your period, pregnancy test, provera: If you are getting your period regularly, you do not need the progesterone (Provera). I would suggest taking the Clomid as directed. Progesterone will not cause any harm to a pregnancy even if it is taken during the pregnancy. We used to use Provewra as a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: provera and pregnancy, hcg blood test, b hcg
hcg blood test, b hcg, sign of pregnancy: The pregnancy test was 0.28. As I mentioned before, any test less than 5 is a negative pregnancy test. Therefore, you are definitely not pregnant. Provera is the medication you should take to bring on your period, as your doctor mentioned. Your frined (who...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: provera and prenancy, human chorionic gonadotropin, period during pregnancy
human chorionic gonadotropin, period during pregnancy, tender breasts: Hi Michelle, Congratulations on your pregnancy! I doubt the provera caused you to have a period during pregnancy. Heavy bleeding during a pregnancy is not usual, some spotting perhaps, but regular, heavy bleeding would not normally occur, even with...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: provera, pregnancy hormone, hcg hormone
pregnancy hormone, hcg hormone, prominate: Hi Kris :) Provera, in no way will conflict a pregnancy test. So if the test came back negative, then most likely you are not pregnant. However, you might want to consider testing again. You did test a little early. So it is possible that the pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: puberty, breast buds, precocious puberty
breast buds, precocious puberty, signs of puberty: If your granddaughter is showing signs of puberty (pubic hair, breast buds, axillary hair, or start of a period, you should have her see an endocrinologist to rule out precocious puberty . If it is determined that she is, indeed, having precocious puberty,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pubic pain during pregnancy, pain during pregnancy, second pregnancy
pain during pregnancy, second pregnancy, blood transfusion: Hi Yelena :) Given your past history, the loss of your first baby, and the post natel complications you had with your second baby, its absolutely understandable why you would have such concern, and be scared. But let me tell you, what you are experiencing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pushing, opionon, infection of the uterus
opionon, infection of the uterus, cesarean section: I cannot comment on what occurred during your two deliveries because I do not know exactly what prompted the doctor to manage the labors as they did. You say that you were in labor for 12 hours. HOwever, were you having contractions as the level of the belly...

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

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Question, birth control pill, pregnancy symptoms
birth control pill, pregnancy symptoms, huband: Hello Kristy. No, I don t think you are pregnant- just messed up with the pills. Use condoms until you have had a normal period and then start again with the pills. Even ON the pill I suggest using condoms- no pill is 100% effective. Hope that helps- Cheri...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Question, regular period, time of ovulation
regular period, time of ovulation, menstrual period: It does appear that you are, indeed, ovulating now. It is also common to occasionally have ovulatory bleeding that occurs at the time of ovulation and is less than a regular period and is insignificant. Just keep a record of your bleeding and realize that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Another Question, home pregnancy tests, empty gestational sac
home pregnancy tests, empty gestational sac, best time to take a pregnancy test: A pregnancy test should show a positive result within 14-21 days after conception. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your period. A blood test for pregnancy may show a positive result 10 days after conception. If you are 6...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Question Again, cyst on ovary, birth control pills
cyst on ovary, birth control pills, uterine polyp: If a uterine polyp is suspected, a sono-hysteroscopy will confirm its presence. Sometimes, use of birth control pills will decrease ovarian cysts. After your period, the lining of the uterus (endometrium) will grow again, and a width of 8.8mm is normal. Often,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Question, signs of anemia, hemoglobin level
signs of anemia, hemoglobin level, complete blood count: Dear Kenya, It s certainly possible that your fatigue may be due to the heavy period. Often women who have lengthy OR extremely heavy periods lose more blood than what is normally expected and have to be aware of the possibility of becoming anemic. One...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Question, sperm cells, week pregnancy
sperm cells, week pregnancy, blastocyst: Dear Carrie, Once the egg is released (ovulation), it survives only 24 hours unless fertilized. However, under ideal conditions sperm cells can survive up to five days once past the cervix (the opening into the uterus). This is why conception can happen...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Question From A Fiction Writer, detective story, mother thanks
detective story, mother thanks, hospital staff: Hi Again, the actual test that would be the most accurate would be the DNA but again without consent, chances are it would be inadmissable in court. Any tip offs would be the interaction between baby and the would be mother, if the baby constantly cries...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Question about fertility after the Depo..., depo provera, recommended usage
depo provera, recommended usage, provera: HI Rocio, Well I have heard several things- that you CAN get pregnant right away after the Depo wears off, and I have also heard that its affects can last years! All I can tell you is that if you took one shot and were due for another, you are very...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Question for a friend who is 38 weeks, physiology of pregnancy, healthy balanced diet
physiology of pregnancy, healthy balanced diet, chronic cough: Dear Kathy, Without knowing what her BP actually was and what her baseline BP has been, I can t say whether there would be a reason to be concerned or not. The cough may or may not have anything at all to do with the BP. However, the stage of pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Question about ovulation and menses, luteal phase defect, menses
luteal phase defect, menses, ovulation: The time from ovulation to the start of the next cycle is 14 days in a healthy woman with no defect in her luteal phase. The luteal phase is merely the number of days from the rise of progesterone to the start of the next period. Sometimes, a woman can have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Question about pregnancy test, peroid, pregnancy test
peroid, pregnancy test, home test: Hello Shainda. Well, generally if a period is 10 days late but the test says negative, you are not pregnant- it is not too early for the test. Your sister s story sounds very odd and I suspect those tests were done over several days or weeks and she became...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Question From A Screenwriter, detective story, dna test
detective story, dna test, mother thanks: If the woman claimed to have recently delivered the baby (less than 6 weeks) she would still be bleeding vaginally and her uterus would still be enlarged. (It is quite easy to identify a recent parturant.) The baby and the woman woujld have their blood taken...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Question on ultrasound findings, ultrasound findings, anterior placenta
ultrasound findings, anterior placenta, baby move: Dear Deb, This is called an anterior placenta. Most often the fertilized egg will implant on the posterior side of the uterus (the spine side) and that is where the placenta will also begin to grow. Occasionally though, this implantation/placental growth...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Question!, birth control pills, home pregnancy test
birth control pills, home pregnancy test, menses: If you are taking birth control pills and have not missed any, it is highly unlikely that you have become pregnant. However, any time a woman misses her period for more than 7 days, it is prudent to take a home pregnancy test to make sure that you have not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Questionable Periods, birthcontrol pills, birth control pills
birthcontrol pills, birth control pills, ovarian cysts: I don t think that all the bleeding that you have had is due to your period. Some may be midcycle bleeding due to ovulation. I would keep a careful record of your bleeding and try birth control pills again. Use a dosage of 1/35 rather than a low dose method...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Some Questions, amniocentesis test, vanishing twins
amniocentesis test, vanishing twins, dear elaine: Dear Elaine, First, the gender issue - your doctor was telling you he did not visualize a penis via the ultrasound. When attempting to determine gender via ultrasound, it is usually done after 20 weeks and even then they can t always tell and/or they aren...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Questions, food poisoning symptoms, symptoms of food poisoning
food poisoning symptoms, symptoms of food poisoning, salmonella infection: Dear Jennifer, In regard to your nipple, I would suggest that you simply show your OB doctor and he/she will be able to tell you if there is a reason for concern upon examination of it. As far as the possible infection from what you ate, there would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Questions, progesterone supplementation, ovulation predictor
progesterone supplementation, ovulation predictor, progesterone level: From your description, it appears that you have a normal 30 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period). The length of each period is insignificant as is the color. You probably ovlated on September 27 (although you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Quick Question, sperm, vagina
sperm, vagina, penis: There are around 300,000 sperm at the tip of the penis PRIOR TO ejaculation. This is the pre-ejaculate . If a man tries to withdraw his penis from the vagina before he ejaculates, this pre-ejaculate can be milked into the vagina and pregnancy can occur....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: quad check, neural tube defects, absence of one
neural tube defects, absence of one, check blood: The quad test is a screening test to check for the presence of neural tube defects (spina bifida, anencephaly, etc) as well as a screen for Down Syndrome. If it was negative, it is a good sign that all is well. However, if you are missinig one umbilical artery,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: quad test, home pregnancy test, false positive pregnancy tests
home pregnancy test, false positive pregnancy tests, blood screening test: Dear Jennifer, Well, if your LMP was 1/10, the the 1st test on 2/19 would have been at just 5 weeks. At 5 weeks, a normal range for hCG is 18 - 7,340 mIU/ml. In order for a pregnancy test to come back positive, it would have only had to have been 25 mIU/ml....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: quant test, misscarrage, tubal pregnancy
misscarrage, tubal pregnancy, early pregnancy: Hi Tiffany, I am sorry you are going through such a stressful first pregnancy. it sounds like your HcG levels are not rising like they should. I need some more info: How far apart were the two blood tests? (the quantitatives) Did the doctor do...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: My question to you is, my..., pregnancy test, last period
pregnancy test, last period, mid march: Hello Amber. Well, this is one case where an ultrasound may be needed to determine whether you are four or eight weeks along.I really don t like to use u/s, but I think you will need to. You could have simply missed ovulation all together in Feb.- it does...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: question, non viable pregnancy, bleeding during pregnancy
non viable pregnancy, bleeding during pregnancy, regular period: Usually, in a viable pregnancy, the HCG value doubes in 48 hours. In a non-viable pregnancy, there will be a halving of the HCG value in 48 hours. Once the HCG value drops to below 5, we consider the pregnancy to be over. Miscarriages occur in 15-20% of every...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Another question, sex masturbation, going to the beach
sex masturbation, going to the beach, cervix: The myth is chocolate can make you start your period but it isnt a know fact. I do however know sex/masturbation can start your period. When you orgasm (or even close) your cervix walls contract and it would be forcing the tissue and blood out, causing you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: question, period cramps, signs of pregnancy
period cramps, signs of pregnancy, symptom of pregnancy: When was the date of the first day of your last period. We need that date with every question. If you take your pill 99% of the time, you should take two pills the day after missing a pill. Severe cramps or heavy bleeding are not signs of pregnancy. The symptoms...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: question, tay sachs, downs syndrome
tay sachs, downs syndrome, s child: Hi Zena, Since you had several questions I am going to list your questions and answer them right after. The answer will have a ** before and after.** can i get pregnant if a man puts his penis in my rear end or mouth?**NO** can i get pregnant when...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i have a question for you!, pregnancy symtoms, pregnancy hormone
pregnancy symtoms, pregnancy hormone, symptoms of pregnancy: Hi Anaissa! Often, when women are experiencing PMS, they will take on the symptoms of pregnancy. Any hormonal change in the body, such as PMS will mimic the symptoms of pregnancy. However, some women when they are pregnant will experience what is known...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: have a question, false labour, onset of labour
false labour, onset of labour, mucous plug: Hi Brooke :) I beleive I answered a question from your sister about your condintion :) I really do beleive that you experienced a false labour. It can be very confusing, because it does resemble the real thing. However, given that you didnt have changes,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i have a question, false labour, onset of labour
false labour, onset of labour, true labour: Hi Amanda :) This very well could have been a true labour she experienced, or it could have been a false alarm. False labour can be very confusing because it can be very uncomfortable, resembling the real thing. However, even though she had contractions,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: question, morning urine, fertile days
morning urine, fertile days, pregnancy test: Dear Krystal, Well - not exactly DEFINITE, but possible, for sure, and maybe probable. You will need to do a pregnancy test to know for sure. It is best to wait until you have missed a full period. When/if that has occurred, use 1st morning urine to get...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: question???, small uterus, sexual intercourse
small uterus, sexual intercourse, pregnancy test: Dear Christine, There is virtually no chance of you becoming pregnant in the way you described (no penetration of fingers or penis). Your pelvic exam would have revealed changes indicating a pregnancy if one existed. And a blood pregnancy test would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: question, full term pregnancy, induction of labor
full term pregnancy, induction of labor, uncomplicated pregnancy: Dear Linda, At 37 weeks, we do consider it to be a full-term pregnancy. However, doctors are not quick to induce labor in an uncomplicated pregnancy. It is always better to allow the baby to continue to grow and develop in the womb until labor begins naturally...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: question, menstral cycle, butt cheek
menstral cycle, butt cheek, stomach virus: HI Becky, sorry for the delay, I have a stomach virus. Anyhow let me clue you in on something, it doesn t matter if he did not ejaculate in you, the penis has some clear fluid or precum that has sperm in it and you still can get pregnant even if he never...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: question, heavy painful periods, pre menstrual syndrome
heavy painful periods, pre menstrual syndrome, tubal ligation: Dear Kacey, This does happen with many women following a tubal ligation (TL). Some women experience symptoms of worsened PMS as well. Heavy, painful periods may be caused by a hormonal imbalance, by adenomyosis (brought on by uterus muscle and tissue...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: question, homework question, braxton hicks
homework question, braxton hicks, hospital today: Thanks for the info West- I am sorry to hear about your circumstances. I can see how that would have been difficult to finance. Because you have not had any prenatal classes, the hospital experience could prove to be quite difficult for both of you. I would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: A question, signs of pregnancy, food cravings
signs of pregnancy, food cravings, tender breasts: If your last period started on August 31, then the earliest that you could have ovulated would have been on September 14. You can only become pregnant at the time that you ovulate, so there is no way you could have conceived if you had sex only on September...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: question, having a boy, boy boys
having a boy, boy boys, heaps: That is early but I suppose a good tech or Doctor could tell this early. I am not sure if I would tell people, or I would simply say we think it is a boy. Boys are usually predicted right, girls are less often predicted correctly. Good luck and Congrats,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: question, having a boy, sonogram
having a boy, sonogram, scrotum: At around 12-14 weeks is the earliest that a sonogram can visualize a penis or a scrotum. It is certainly possible that they did see a penis on the ultrasound that you had at 12 weeks, but I would hesitate to tell anyone anything yet. I would repeat the sonogram...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: question, docters, docter
docters, docter, coming home: I don t know what list you are referring to. I have a busy Ob/gyn practice and find it relaxing to answer questions when I turn on my computer upon coming home, each day. I guess it is an addiction of sorts, but I believe that there are many people who have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: question, sex with my husband, pregnancy test
sex with my husband, pregnancy test, last period: If your last period started on February 7, you would have ovulated arund February 20 and could have only become pregnant if you had unprotected sex on February 19,20,21, or 22. If you did become pregnant on one of those days, you would not get your period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Another question about brown spotting!, irregular periods, ectopic pregnancy
irregular periods, ectopic pregnancy, brown discharge: An ectopic pregnancy usually is accompanied by bleeding, not brown discharge. If your last period started on April 6, you would have ovulated on April 19 and could only conceive if you have sex on April 18,19,20, or 21. A brown discharge on April 24 would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: My question...My daughter..., rh immune globulin, hepatitis b surface antigen
rh immune globulin, hepatitis b surface antigen, hemoglobin hematocrit: Once we see a patient for her first obstetrical visit (around 8 weeks from her last period) we order blood tests, including blood type, Rh, Hemoglobin/Hematocrit, VDRL(test for syphilis, Hepatitis B surface antigen, HIV status, Rubella test). If her blood...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: a question regarding virginity, menstruation period, virgina
menstruation period, virgina, little water: Medically - if it is your own blood, you will probably be ok. I can t think of any reason it would hurt you. Anytime you have sex, there is a chance you will get pregnant. That is a totally different issue. Ethically, I think you should consider telling...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: a question regarding virginity, menstruation period, virgina
menstruation period, virgina, little water: Nobody can tell if you are or are not a virgin. Most women do not bleed the first time they have intercourse. Often, the hymen is broken due to injuries, sports, bycicle riding, horseback riding, etc. You do not have to have blood at the time of intercourse...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I have a question on when..., forms of birth control, time hope
forms of birth control, time hope, mucus: Hello Kate. I always encourage the use of TWO forms of birth control. The pill is SO sensitive to the slightest changes in routine- like having a cold, taking it two hours early or later than ususal, extra stress in your life, over the counter medications....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: questionable pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, implantation bleeding
best time to take a pregnancy test, implantation bleeding, lower abdomen: If your last period started on February 17, then you probably would have ovulated around March 2. If you did conceive around that time, a pregnancy test would not show a positive result until 14-21 days later. (Implantation bleeding usually occurs 8 days after...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: two questions, 4d ultrasound, anterior placenta
4d ultrasound, anterior placenta, uterus: The baby moves around and rubs against the placenta all the time. It is not dangerous at all for the baby s face to rub against the placenta or anywhere else in the uterus. The cord is not likely to wrap around the baby s head or body or arms. Don t worry...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: two questions, brown blood, last period
brown blood, last period, ovulatory bleeding: If your last period started on January 14, then on January 29th you were on cycle day #16. The pinkish stained blood was probably mid cycle staining or ovulatory bleeding and is insignificant. Vicodin is a combination of Hydrocodone and Tylenol and can...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I have two questions, pregnancy week 13, birth control pills
pregnancy week 13, birth control pills, second trimester of pregnancy: Just stop taking the pills, wait for a normal period, and then start trying to conceive. We only advise waiting for a normal period so we can date the pregnancy. Even if you became pregnant while you were still taking the pills, there would be no danger...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: many questions, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids
ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, pregnancy hormone: Hi Erica, This sounds more like a hormonal issue to me. Unfortuently, hormonal imbalances will mimic pregnancy symptoms to a tee. So as you can imagine, it can leave many ladies confused. If you were pregnant, your HCG levels would be doubling. But clearly...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Have a questions in regards..., solution products, exact color
solution products, exact color, pregancy: You can usually safely color your hair during pregnancy. However, sometimes, you will not get the exact color you hoped for due to changes in the protein of your hair during pregnancy. I don t know what protective solution you are using on your skin, but most...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: two questions, herpetic lesions, baby in the womb
herpetic lesions, baby in the womb, cold sore virus: Herpes simplex I (cold sores) will not be transmitted to your baby and you should not worry. As long as you do not show any evidence of HSVII (genital herpes) you do not need to be treated. As long as you do not have any lestions on your vulva or vagina at...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: How to quit smoking while pregnant, ciggerette, sacrafices
ciggerette, sacrafices, eleven hours: This will depend on who you ask. I have had women tell me that their Dr. has told them to not even worry about trying to quit while pregnant if it is going to stress them out! WHAT? That sounds bizzare to me, I think that quiting smoking is one of the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Rapid heart rate 34 weeks gestation, rapid heart rate, laundry basket
rapid heart rate, laundry basket, beats per minute: At 34 weeks your baby is growing rapidly and demanding more energy from you, both in terms of calories and oxygen. When your activity level goes up, so does your baby s. This is normal. But it also means that your heart must work harder to pump more blood...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: RE:DMPA V.S. PREGNACY, ovulation predictor kit, dmpa injection
ovulation predictor kit, dmpa injection, fertility pills: Dear Aniyah, The DMPA shot, often known by the brand name Depo Provera, does tend to cause a delay in fertility for many women. For some women, fertility returns immediately. For others, it may take 6-18 months or longer for the body s hormone cycle to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Re prgnency, delayed ovulation, perod
delayed ovulation, perod, last period: I need to know the first day of your last period. Usually, you will ovulate 14 days before the start of your next perod. A sperm can remain in the reproducte tract for around 5 days but retains its ability to fertilize an ovum for 12-24 hours. An egg remains...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Re:Scared, doctors office, genetic defects
doctors office, genetic defects, sure things: Hi Allison, is he related by blood or by marriage? Either way I would assume the baby will be fine. YOu can have testing done through the doctors office, there are many blood tests and ultrasounds that the doctors routinely use to screen for genetic...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Re: Ultrasound showing different Gestational Age, precious creatures, regular periods
precious creatures, regular periods, routine scan: Dear Shanthi, Determining gestational age is a rather in-exact science. Since most women don t know the exact date of conception, it is more reliable to use the 1st day of her last period to calculate gestational age than the date of conception. When a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ready to have another baby?, information answers, valid concern
information answers, valid concern, valid concerns: Your husband has valid concerns. The bigger you are the more of a risk of diabetes and other complications. You should make an appt. and have a physical before trying for another baby. You can address the other concerns at that time also. Good luck...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Reasons for C-sections, cesarean section, breech presentation
cesarean section, breech presentation, fetal distress: There are many reasons why a cesarean section is performed: Placenta previa, premature separation of the placenta, non-reassuring fetal tracing, fetal distress, failure to progress in labor, secondary arrest of dilatation, arrest of descent, breech presentation,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Reasons for a c/s, pelvic bones, dr rappaport
pelvic bones, dr rappaport, cephalus: When you are in active labor, your cervix should dilate approximately 1cm per hour until it reaches full dilatation (10cm). If you do not prfogress to full dilatation, this is called failure to progress . Usually, we first try to stimulate the labor by giving...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Reassurance, prenatal classes, head on collision
prenatal classes, head on collision, hpt: Hello Mary. Relax- both of you. As the pregnancy goes on, the hormone that is tested in the urine decreases. An embryo at 5 weeks is so tiny and is so well protected, she would have to be in a head on collision for an impact to cause damage. As long as she...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Recently Lost Child to Premature Birth, emergency c section, premature rupture of membranes
emergency c section, premature rupture of membranes, incompetent cervical os: It is becoming evident that you probably do have an incompetent cervical os and would benefit from a cerclage in early pregnancy (16-18 weeks) before the cervix could dilate silently . In an incompetent cervix, the cervix starts to dilate without the patient...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Rectocele, urogynecologist, augs
urogynecologist, augs, prolapse: Sorry it took me so long to answer. I m not sure why I didn t receive this question before today. I have heaqrd stories like your before. Ordinarily, we think of prolapse as a condition that develops slowly over time - but occasionally, a traumatic event...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Rectocele, pelvic floor relaxation, sincere apologies
pelvic floor relaxation, sincere apologies, stool softeners: Hi Tanya: First, sincere apologies for the delay in response. I have been swamped the past few days. Sorry to hear of your situation, but try not to panic too much just yet. You re still VERY recently postpartum and, as with your previous experience,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Recurrent Granulation Tissue 1 Year After Hysterectomy?, granulation tissue, vaginal cuff
granulation tissue, vaginal cuff, adenomyosis: Some women develop granulatoin tissue at the site of the vaginal cuff, which continues to form even if you have multiple surgeries to remove it. Eventually, as long as there is no bleeding from thes ite, it will scar over and recede (over many months). I would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Recurrent UTIs, recurrent utis, natural family planning
recurrent utis, natural family planning, nitrofurantoin: I have a couple of suggestions, but you can t really do them on your own - they should be done in association with a doctor or other appropriate medical professional: 1) Most of the things you are currently doing to decrease your risk of uti are probably...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Recurring bladder infection during pregnancy, recurring bladder infection, different types of antibiotics
recurring bladder infection, different types of antibiotics, types of antibiotics: If you have a urinary tract infection of some sort that is not responding to several courses of antibiotics, it is time to be evaluated by a urologist. Unfortunately, there are not many medications that you can take while you are pregnant to make you more...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Reg Preganancy, ovulation predictor kit, menstural period
ovulation predictor kit, menstural period, preganancy: I did not say that you should have intercourse continuously. However, the ONLY days on which you can conceive are on cycle day #13,14,15, or 16 each month. Try having intercourse every other day from cycle day #13-16. This month, try having sex on February...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Regarding hcg level, best time to take a pregnancy test, negative pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, negative pregnancy test, menstural period: I don t think you understood my answer. You claim that your HCG result was 3.24. That is a NEGATIVE result. YOu are not pregnant. If your last period started on August 16 and you were pregnant, the HCG result would be between 1000 and 50,000. Anything less...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Regarding Pregnancy, neural tube defect, blood screening test
neural tube defect, blood screening test, 18th week of pregnancy: Dear Judy, Many doctors offer the Quad Screen to pregnant women. The quad screen test is usually performed between the 16th and 18th week of pregnancy. All pregnant women should be offered the quad screen, but it is recommended for women who: have a family...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Reglan and facial spasm, facial spasm, diabetic gastric stasis
facial spasm, diabetic gastric stasis, nausea and vomiting: What was the question regarding Reglan? Reglan (metoclopramide) is an antiemetic and has been used during pregnancy as an antiemetic and to decrease gastric emptying time. Reproductive studies in mice at doses up to 250 times the human dose, have revealed...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Reglan - HELP!, asthma medication, sinus infection
asthma medication, sinus infection, fetal risk: YOu evidently had a type of Bell s Palsy that resolved. This is not uncommon during pregnancy and I do not believe it was caused by the REglan. Reglan has been used for many years in the treatment of nausea during pregnancy. There should be no effect on the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Relocation during pregnancy, hepatitis b surface antigen, group b strep
hepatitis b surface antigen, group b strep, last month of pregnancy: You can safely travel or relocate at any time during the pregnancy, but it would be nice to be in your new home by your last month of pregnancy (within 4 weeks of your due date). I would, in preparation, find the name of a good obstetrician in the area that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Renal system and pregnancy, renal pelvis, kidney function
renal pelvis, kidney function, renal system: During pregnancy, each kidney increases in length. The renal pelvis dilates (swells), and the ureters also dilate. This is called hydrohephrosis. The cause of hydronephrosis in pregnancy is unknown, but there may be some contributing factors. It could be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Reoccuring Miscarriages, full term pregnancy, bad eggs
full term pregnancy, bad eggs, genetic illness: The risk of miscarriage is 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. Sometimes, you can have a miscarriage due to antiphopholipid syndrome, lupus antibodies, or...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Repeat C-sections?, katherine elizabeth, c sections
katherine elizabeth, c sections, c section: If you are planning on having a repeat cesarean section, we would like to perform the surgery before you go into labor. For that reason, we usually will schedule the repeat cesarean section at around 38 weeks gestation. Even if the surgery is scheduled, if...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Required Epidural with Twins, epidural anesthesia, twin births
epidural anesthesia, twin births, having twins: If you are having twins, and are trying for a vaginal delivery, you should be monitored during labor constantly, especially since you are having twins. If a sonogram shows that either twin is in the breech position, you will need a cesarean section. HOwever,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Research, cervical lacerations, viable scenario
cervical lacerations, viable scenario, doctor nurse: Well, this really is out of my expertise..the only thing I can tell you is what they did with my baby. The cord was clamped right after she came out, and was cut right then, by me.....the doctor caught her, clamped it, handed me the scissors, and I gave...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Research, viable scenario, reason doctors
viable scenario, reason doctors, medical interventions: Hello Karen. Well, the placenta can come within seconds of the birth of the baby, or it can take 30-40 minutes. In a hospital delivery the dr. would rarely wait for the placenta more than 10 minutes- they are always in a hurry. Very often the dr. pulls on...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Retained Placenta, abnormal bleeding, best route
abnormal bleeding, best route, ultrasounds: Hi Laurie, In my opinion, no questions asked, you need to have the piece of placent removed. I m not sure how big the piece is, but I still think a D&C would be the best route for you. If you don t you are at risk for hemorrhage that could happen anytime,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Retin-A and pregnancy, topical tretinoin, serum concentrations
topical tretinoin, serum concentrations, pregnancy books: Elevated serum concentrations of all-trans retinoic acid (Retin-A) in early gestation are considered teratogenic in humans. Because of its poor systemic absorption after topical administration, however, tretinoin is not thought to present a significant fetal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Retrieving lost sonogram pictures, sonogram pictures, permently
sonogram pictures, permently, photo copies: Hi Tina, I live in Canada, and I know that OBGYN s have copies reports, as well sonogram pictures that are given to them for evaluation. Here, they are kept with the Doctor permently, and I do know that ladies have asked for copies of the pictures, and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Return of period after discontinued breastfeeding, pregnancy tests, pelvic area
pregnancy tests, pelvic area, pelvis: Hi Kandice, It can take a while for a women s body to regulate it s cycles after nursing and infant. It sounds to me like you are ovulating and that is the reason for the pain on one side of your pelvic area. If you don t get a period within the next...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: RH blood factor, rh blood factor, rh positive blood
rh blood factor, rh positive blood, rh negative blood: A man or a woman can have different blood types. If the person has the Rh factor in their blood they are Rh Positive. If they do not have the Rh factor in their blood, they are Rh Negative. If a man impregnates a woman, his sperm contain his blood factors...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: RH Factor, rhogam shot, rh negative blood
rhogam shot, rh negative blood, rh factor: Hi Lori, Rhogam is given to expectant mothers between 26-28 weeks gestation because if you have Rh negative blood and your husband has Rh positive blood, you need to get a RhoGam shot at 28 weeks gestation and again within 72 hours after the baby is born,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: RH Factor, rh immune globulin, rh factor
rh immune globulin, rh factor, second pregnancy: There is nothing you nave to do at the present time. Once youo are pregnant, at 28 weeks gestation, you will be given a shot of Rh immune globulin. You will also have another shot within 72 hours after the birth of the baby. If this is your first pregnancy,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: RH factor, second pregnancy, rh immune globulin, rh factor
rh immune globulin, rh factor, second pregnancy: During the last pregnancy, you recieved the Rh immune globulin at 28 weeks gestation, and again within 72 hours of delivery. That protected you from developing antibiodies against Rh+. During this current pregnancy, you will, again, receive the shot at 28...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: RH factor, pregnancy lmp, rh factor
pregnancy lmp, rh factor, second pregnancy: It is common for a woman to be Rh Negative and her husband to be Rh Positive. You will need the shot of RhoGam every time you get pregnant and after any miscarriage you have. During pregnancy you will get a shot or RhoGam at 28 weeks and again after the delivery...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: RH incompatability, rhogam, lmp
rhogam, lmp, april 19th: It is possible that you are not really Rh + and you are realy Rh -. Thus you probably did not received RhoGam in the last two pregnancies and could have become snesitized. If you are A +, you could not have antibodies. Nothing is done before you are 28 weeks....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: RH Negative, rh immune globulin, rh incompatibility
rh immune globulin, rh incompatibility, rh positive blood: Dear Cajmere, I m not sure what you mean by one use only . Here is some information on RhoGAM (the injection for Rh negative mothers): Rh incompatibility occurs only if you are Rh negative and your baby is Rh positive. In most cases, development of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: RH negative and Factor V Leidens in pregnancy, rh negative blood, withdrawal method of birth control
rh negative blood, withdrawal method of birth control, chemical pregnancy: Rhiannon, To answer your questions: 1. If you have Rh negative blood and have been exposed to Rh positive blood (by a chemical pregnancy) you still would not have a problem getting pregnant. You might have had a reaction to the Rh negative blood, although...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: RH - question, rhogam shot, rh negative blood
rhogam shot, rh negative blood, rh factor: Your aunt is wrong and her doctor will confirm it. If you have Rh negative blood and your husband has Rh positive blood, you need to get a RhoGam shot at 28 weeks gestation and again within 72 hours after the baby is born, so that you do not become sensitized...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: RH typing, rh negative blood, recessive trait
rh negative blood, recessive trait, rhogam: If a woman is Rh Negative and her husband is also Rh Negative,the baby cannot be Rh positive and, therefore, does not need any further workup or RhoGam at 28 weeks and after delivery of the baby. Blood types are based on the mother and father and the grandparents,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Rh Factor/Incompatibility, rh immune globulin, rhogam injection
rh immune globulin, rhogam injection, rh incompatibility: Dear AH, Sensitization usually doesn t happen until after the birth of an Rh-positive baby. Therefore, in most cases Rh incompatibility is not a problem during a woman s first pregnancy and delivery of an Rh-positive baby. However, later pregnancies and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Rh factor, rhogam shot, rh neg
rhogam shot, rh neg, rh factor: Satya, Yes, you should have a rhogam shot before you get pregnant again (I would get it ASAP). Also, during your next pregnancy, you will receive a Rhogam shot during your pregnancy, as well as one after the baby is delivered. I hope this helps. P.S....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Rh incompatibility, rh positive blood, rhogam shot
rh positive blood, rhogam shot, rh incompatibility: If you are sensitized to the Rh factor, you may need an intrauterine transfusion to make sure that the baby is not affected by the Rh antibodies. The preliminary tests will show you what is going on when your blood is analized. Until then, try not to worry....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Rh Negative mom, rh immune globulin, rhogam shot
rh immune globulin, rhogam shot, rh incompatibility: Dear Tammy, Rh incompatibility occurs only if you are Rh negative and your baby is Rh positive. It does not occur if you are Rh positive and your baby is Rh negative. In most cases you will not be exposed to the baby s blood until you give birth. This usually...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Rh Negtive, rh immune globulin, rhogam injection
rh immune globulin, rhogam injection, rh negative blood: If you have Rh negative blood and the father of the baby has Rh positive blood (he has the Rh factor), your body may produce antibodies that will cross the placenta and cause problems in the growing baby (erythroblastosis fatalis or blue baby syndrome )....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Rh negative, rhogam shot, rh negative
rhogam shot, rh negative, weeks answer: We used to only give the RhoGam shot just after delivery of the baby. Then we started to give the shot also at 28 weeks gestation. Even if you missed getting the shot at 28 weeks gestation, you will still be protected if it is given within 72 hours after delivery....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Rh sensitization, rh incompatibility, statistical perspective
rh incompatibility, statistical perspective, rhogam: Dear Dori, Any time there is a miscarriage, abortion, ectopic pregnancy, or a delivery, the potential is there for sensitization. In order to eliminate the possibility of any issues in the future, RhoGAM is given. It is simply preventative - a better safe...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Rhogam and miscarriage, rh negative blood type, high bilirubin
rh negative blood type, high bilirubin, rh negative blood: If you have Rh Negative blood type, youo must have RhoGam after each pregnancy (even miscarriages) in order to prevent your body from developing Rh antibodies. Rh antibodies can cross the placenta and cause erythroblastosis fetalis (blue baby syndrome) which...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: The Rhogam Shot, rhogam shot, black tarry stools
rhogam shot, black tarry stools, iron supplementation: Black tarry stools are seen after many medications and ahve no effect on your ability to conceive or any other problem in the future. Most often, black tarry stools are due to an increase in iron supplementation or excretion and has nothing to do with side...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: RIding while Pregnant, elk hunt, impact exercise
elk hunt, impact exercise, long periods: Since you are an experienced rider, and have very little risk of injury or not being able to control your horse, riding should be OK. However, I would avoid trotting or cantering for long periods. A recent study out of Europe found an increase in miscarriage...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: RIGHT AFTER MY SON WAS BORN..., meconium, birth canal
meconium, birth canal, feces: Your son may have swallowed some meconium. Sometimes, the baby can move its bowels prior to delivery and can swallow the mixture of amniotic fluid and this feces (meconium). It causes no problem unless the baby aspirates it and it gets into its lungs. Many...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Right lower stomach pain, lower stomach pain, ovarian cysts
lower stomach pain, ovarian cysts, ovarian cyst: Hi Clotilde :) At 7 weeks, if anything the most you would have right now is a pot belly. A tennis balls like bump, is not normal to be feeling, especially, when you indicate that its visable on only one side of your abdomen. I dont think this is related...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Risk factors/ baby is too low, low lying placenta, placenta previa
low lying placenta, placenta previa, language barrier: From your description, the baby is not low, but the placenta is either a low-lying placenta or a placenta previa where the placenta is covering the cervical opening. If the cervix starts to dilate, and the placenta is covering the opening of the cervix,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Risk and Vitamins, diet cycle, iron pills
diet cycle, iron pills, prenatal vitamins: Hi Christina, A regular multi vitamin should be just fine until your OB can prescribe prenatal vitamins for you. In the meantime, to help the anemia, you d want to really eat foods that are higher in iron. Now is the time to start improving your diet....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: What are the Risks Associated with having Large Babies, cheri cheri, shoulder dystocia
cheri cheri, shoulder dystocia, birth attendant: Hello Michelle. You certainly are a good candidate for midwifery care. The swelling during your last pregnancy can be avoided with nutritional guidance. I assume that you are in the US, so you can go to a website called MANA- Midwives Alliance of North America....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Rogam, antibody titers, rh positive
antibody titers, rh positive, antibody formation: Dear Erin, When a mother is Rh negative and she gives birth to a child who is Rh positive (as must be the case for you), she begins to build up antibodies against future Rh-positive babies. The first baby is not affected because the antibody formation occurs...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Rohgam, rhogam injection, rh incompatibility
rhogam injection, rh incompatibility, rhogam: Dear Chev, The RhoGAM injection for Rh incompatibility is typically given around 28 weeks. That is because the effects of the shot last for only about 12 weeks. Thus, the injection should last through the time that the woman delivers (40 weeks), at which...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Roller Coasters in very early pregnancy, premature rupture of membranes, wooden coasters
premature rupture of membranes, wooden coasters, roller coasters: There is no way to determine how safe is safe , when talking about roller coasters. It is quite likely that there will be no effects at all on a very early gestation. HOwever, if implantation is not that good or if the placenta has any subchorionic bleeds...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Roseola, cold and Pregnancy, breakout, immunity
breakout, immunity, meds: Hi Yu, wait about 6mo to get pregnant for your immunity to build up from the roseola. During this time you may have a breakout and if so you will not be pregnant. As for the meds as soon as you stop them they will be out of your body, so really a day or...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Round Ligment pains, ligaments and tendons, joyous moments
ligaments and tendons, joyous moments, taking my time: Hi Melissa :) I had terrible round ligament pains with both my pregnancies. So I can sympathize with you completely! As much as it can hurt, its not really a serious concern. The pain is caused from the ligaments and tendons surrounding your uterus....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: RU486 abortion pill, best time to take a pregnancy test, worse case scenario
best time to take a pregnancy test, worse case scenario, ru486 pill: If your last period started on August 28, you would have ovulated around September 10. You could only have conceived if you had sex on September 9,10,11, or 12. If you conceived on one of those days (either by a full ejaculation or precum) the best time to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: RU486 abortion pill, worse case scenario, heavy breasts
worse case scenario, heavy breasts, abortion pill: I do not know a whole lot about this pill honestly. I do know the pill has to be taken early on in pregnacy, the longer you wait the chance increases you will not qualify for the pill. The other questions you ask no one really can answer because the pill...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Running, supine position, miscarraiges
supine position, miscarraiges, aerobic training: Your fit lifestyle should not be a barrier to conception unless you are at a very low body weight, meaning that you do not have enough body fat. For conception, it is recommended that your percentage of body fat not fall below 18%. Most women who are very...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Rupture of benign dermoid cyst, dermoid cysts, dermoid cyst
dermoid cysts, dermoid cyst, cyst on the ovary: Dear Maria, A dermoid cyst on the ovary is a somewhat bizarre tumor, usually benign, in the ovary that typically contains a diversity of tissues including hair, teeth, bone, thyroid, etc. A dermoid cyst develops from a primary oocyte that is retained within...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: rape, sexual intercourse, bill of health
sexual intercourse, bill of health, cindy: Hi Cindy. Anytime, that you say NO, and are forced to have sexual intercourse against your will, it is rape. If this has happened to you Cindy, and you wish to discuss this with me, I am willing to do so in private, since this is a sensative issue. ...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: rapid labor, mild contractions, pitocin
mild contractions, pitocin, third child: There is no need to be induced. When you start to have contractions every 10 minutes (from the start of one to the start of the next one) and each lasts for 45 seconds, go to the hospital (or your doctor s) and see if your cervix is starting to open. With...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: rash- 35 weeks pregnant, cortisone cream, panty liners
cortisone cream, panty liners, lotrisone: Dear Cindy, It sounds like you have tried everything that I would have recommended - the powder to keep moisture down and hydrocortisone cream to decrease the inflammatory response. The only other suggestion I would have may or may not be convenient for...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: re: TO MANY PERIODS, vaginal yeast infection, cervical polyps
vaginal yeast infection, cervical polyps, cervix treatment: Dear Danielle, Bleeding which is brought on by sexual intercourse is never normal and is something that you should be seen by a doctor for. There are several potential causes for post-coital bleeding (bleeding after sex). Some of these are: 1. Cervical...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: re: Possible PID?, brown specks, white blood cells
brown specks, white blood cells, pelvic pains: I don t know what your discharge was (if it did come from your vagina). However, PID is accompanied by high temperature, crampy abdominal pain, and pus comming from your cervix (not brown specks). If you believe that you may have PID, go to an ER and check...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: re pregnancy, normal sperm count, infertility workup
normal sperm count, infertility workup, ovulation tests: I don t see why you can t conceive. If you have a 2 8 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first d ay of your next period) ovulation probably occurs on cycle day 14, and you can conceive if you have sex on cycle day #13,14,15 or 16. You...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: re safe sex, home ovulation, ovulation kits
home ovulation, ovulation kits, unprotected intercourse: Hi Noreen, there truly NEVER is a safe time to have unprotected intercourse if you are trying to avoid pregnancy... however I can tell you what the normal time should be. Usually, anywhere from 10-15 days after the FIRST DAY of your period, is when...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I over-reacting??(pregnancy), egg implants, pregnant women experience
egg implants, pregnant women experience, dear sally: Dear Sally, If you had unprotected sex during the last cycle, then you cannot dismiss the possibility of pregnancy. The bleeding you had may have been just an early period or it could have been implantation bleeding. Only about a third of pregnant women...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: a really bad pain in my hip, sciatic nerve, psin
sciatic nerve, psin, heating pad: The sciatic nerve runs along your back. When the uterus containing the babies presses on this nerve, it fires causing a shoting pain that radiates around to your hip and then moves down the outside of your leg towards your ankle. It is really uncomfortable....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: really confused... could I have been, but now not?, home pregnancy test, beautiful little girls
home pregnancy test, beautiful little girls, chemical pregnancy: Dear Mandy, With all of the facts you ve given me, it sounds like this was most likely what we call a chemical pregnancy. A chemical pregnancy is the term given to a pregnancy that ends very early in the 1st trimester. Chemical pregnancies are confirmed...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could this really happen?, home pregnancy tests, brown discharge
home pregnancy tests, brown discharge, oppinion: Ilona, The timing would most likely not have been right for you to get pregnant. You can only conceive when you ovulate which is usually in the middle of the month. If you had a period, even though it wasn t normal, it is also a pretty good sign that...