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ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: why am i so thin still?, sixteen years, ob gyn
sixteen years, ob gyn, kilo: It could be that you aren eatting enough or not eatting the right things. If there was anything to really worry about your ob/gyn or physician would have told you. Just make sure you are getting all the vitamins that you need. Alot of women dont show until...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: thin uterus, fetal heart rate, muscular portion
fetal heart rate, muscular portion, c sections: Dear Shauna, From the information you ve shared, it sounds like uterine rupture is definitely something that is a risk for you. It sounds like your doctor was telling you the condition of your uterus to assist you in making well-informed decisions relating...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: thin uterus after c-sections, scar tissue, spontaneous rupture
scar tissue, spontaneous rupture, c sections: The risk of rupture of the uterus after cesarean section is 1% not 40% even if the wall was found to be thin. (Usually, the entire uterine wall is thin around the time of delivery) Sometimes it is so thin that it is a window . In other words, we can see right...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: things doesnt seem right, sore thorat, high fever
sore thorat, high fever, running nose: If you are pregnant and have, what appears to be a flu or cold, the important thing to do is prevent high fever. If your temperature is over 101 degrees F., you must try to lower it with Tylenol every 4 hours. If the fever remains elevated, take a cool bath...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: what do you think???, human chorionic gonadotropin, hcg level
human chorionic gonadotropin, hcg level, erly: Hi Michelle, You may very well be pregnant and it was too early for the test to pick up. Your period isnt even late yet... those tests work by picking up HcG (human chorionic Gonadotropin) in your urine. This is produced by the pregnancy... your HcG level...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: do you think, pregnancy hormone, symptoms of pregnancy
pregnancy hormone, symptoms of pregnancy, implantation bleeding: Dear Brandy, More than likely - yes. Some women do have a period after conception, but this isn t necessarily the norm. Many women do have what is called implantation bleeding approximately 6-12 days after conception which can be mistaken for a period....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: What do you think?, hormone fluctuations, cervical mucus
hormone fluctuations, cervical mucus, early pregnancy: Dear Michele, The symptoms you describe are hormonal in nature and can be related to early pregnancy or to hormone fluctuations within our cycles. That is why it is so difficult to diagnose pregnancy based on symptoms alone. You may simply have tested...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: What do you think is going on?, hormone fluctuations, estrogen dominance
hormone fluctuations, estrogen dominance, thyroid dysfunction: Dear Suzette, The discharge prior to the bleeding/spotting sounds perfectly normal. The abnormal bleeding may have just been due to something as simple as hormone fluctuations within your cycle this month. Our hormonal balance is a delicate thing, and if...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I think Im pregnant, fertile window, pregnancy test
fertile window, pregnancy test, morning urine: Dear Jessica, If your LMP was 4/21, then your fertile window (based on a 28 day cycle) would have been 5/1-5/11. We would anticipate that you would have ovulated on approximately 5/4. So, if you were having unprotected sex from the 1st through the 5th of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i think iam pregnant, vagnia, strech marks
vagnia, strech marks, pregnancy test: HI Kelly, YOu should try another home test. Pregnant women can bleed but not like a usual period... if it was more like spotting or very very light on July 11th, I would wonder if you were pregnant. If it was a regular period, then you really should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i think im pregnant, home pregnancy test, paraniod
home pregnancy test, paraniod, wate: Gabrielle, The best advise I can give you is to call your doctor and have him send you for a blood test. That is the only sure way to know. Usually, home pregnancy test to not give false positives. If you see two lines, it is usually accurate. However,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I think I'm pregnant., serum beta hcg, beta hcg test
serum beta hcg, beta hcg test, sick every morning: Dear Jamie, Iffy negative? Hmmm... I d be confused too! If you are still having the intense symptoms and you had a positive test when you took it (hopefully with more concentrated 1st morning urine), I would definitely recommend that you go in for a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: do you think metaphormin work for me??, pcos patients, pituatary gland
pcos patients, pituatary gland, fertility drug: Hi Tammy! Well you certainly have more chances getting pregnant on the clomid, then you do the metaphormin. Metaphormin is given to PCOS suffers, to reduce heavy bleeds, and to reduce the male hormone effects that many PCOS patients suffer. You see,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i think i might be pregnant., stomach cramps, morning urine
stomach cramps, morning urine, younge: Dear Secret , If you are having your period and it is of regular volume and duration, then I d suspect you are not pregnant. The sexual activity can affect hormones and create a little irregularity of your cycles. But the only way for you to know for sure...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i think i missed calculated my due date, inducing labour, due date
inducing labour, due date, lol: Hi chel! You didnt give me your date, you just said October 2006 ..lol Anyways, its not uncommon for women to go over their due date, by a week. Usually, doctors will give you a week over, and then at that point they discuss inducing labour. If you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I think I may be Pregant, pregnancy test, janurary
pregnancy test, janurary, last period: If you got your period,you are not pregnant. You cannot conceive on the day that you start your period. A period is actually the sloughing off of the inner wall of your uterus (where the fetus implants). If you had your period, you wold not develop a new endrometium...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: think i could be preg., pregnancy test, time of ovulation
pregnancy test, time of ovulation, consistent time: The most consistent time of a menstrual cycle is the 14 days from ovulation to the first day of the following period. You are most likely to get pregnant at the time of ovulation and so are already pregnant at the time of the missed period. If you have regular...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I think I may be pregant, nausea and fatigue, uti infection
nausea and fatigue, uti infection, early weeks of pregnancy: Dear Sabrina, If your LMP was at the end of April, then you may only be a few days late at this point. In that case, it can be too early to test for pregnancy. I usually recommend that women wait until the week after a missed or spotty period before testing....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Do you think I am pregnant?, best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test, last period: If your last period started on May 1, you probably ovulated on May 17 and could have conceived if you had sex on May 16,17,18 or 19. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after you miss your next period. You were due to get your period on...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I think I may be pregnant, pregnancy hormone, pregnancy test
pregnancy hormone, pregnancy test, morning urine: Dear Renee, If your period is now late by a week, a pregnancy test should be able to pick up the pregnancy hormone at this point. If you were testing last week, it may have still been a bit early. I would suggest that you test again now that you have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I think I am pregnant!!! But my period havent come, negative pregnancy tests, dear ally
negative pregnancy tests, dear ally, negative pregnancy test: Dear Ally, What you are experiencing is called amenorrhea - the absence of periods. Most often women attribute it to pregnancy, however there are other things that can cause it. If you have had several negative pregnancy tests, both at home and through...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i think i am pregnant., jumping to conclusions, good luck
jumping to conclusions, good luck: I understand you not wanting to buy a test but that is really the only way to know for sure. I doupt you are based on what you mention. You are probably just having an off period. This happens from time to time with no cause known. Good luck to you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: What to think?, nurse practicioner, week fetus
nurse practicioner, week fetus, viable pregnancy: If your last period started on September 9, then you should now be 8 weeks pregnant. However, if a sonogram shows a 6-7 week fetus with a good heartbeat, the sonogram is probably accurate. To be sure, you should get another sonogram at around 20 weeks gestation,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: third degree tear, rectovaginal fistula, rectal mucosa
rectovaginal fistula, rectal mucosa, delivery ii: If feces were coming out of your vagina, you had a fourth degree lacertaion, not a third degree laceration. A third degree laceration involves the muscles of the vaginal. A fourth degree laceration involves a tear in the rectal mucosa. If it is recognized...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: thought was preg but now bleeding!, best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy, missing your period: Since the last day of your last period was FEbruary 27, I guess that the first day of your last period was around February 24. If so, you were due for your next period on March 23. If you did not get your period by March 30, a pregnancy test would be accurate....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Can threatened miscarriages turn around?, miscarriage symptoms, adequate growth
miscarriage symptoms, adequate growth, pregnacies: Anything is possible. We diagnose a threatened miscarriage in anyone who has vaginal bleeding but the cervix is closed. 50% of these will go on to have normal pregnacies, and 50% will go on to abort. If there is a good heartbeat there is always a chance....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: three questions, tuna fish sandwich, eating tuna fish
tuna fish sandwich, eating tuna fish, wild tuna: There is no danger of the baby becoming oveerweight from your using hydroxyprogesterone during your first trimester. It does not matter where the baby s face is in relationship to the placenta. It is well protected. As far as eating tuna fish every day, there...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: three small fibroids and location cause discomfort, urinary stress incontinence, menapause
urinary stress incontinence, menapause, fibroids: You will not be considered to have reached menopause until you have missed 12 periods in a row. When you have missed a full year of periods, we look back at your last period and say that on that day you reached menopause. Then you are considered postmenopausal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: threemonthsbrowndischargepregnancytestneg, first mail, chemical pregnancy
first mail, chemical pregnancy, irregular periods: HI Charlene, I would say it sounds like an irregular period, still. It does not sound like you are pregnant at all. I suppose it could still be a chemical pregnancy that is ending itself. Please let your doctor know what is going on, though. good...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: throwing up at 21 weeks, nausea and vomiting, pyloris
nausea and vomiting, pyloris, acid reflux: In early pregnancy, your hormones may cause you to have nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. This usually stops by 16 weeks. The nausea you ae having after 20 weeks is due to the fact that your stomach is being pushed up by the growing uterus. This elevates ...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: thrush and sex, opportunistic fungus, normal flora
opportunistic fungus, normal flora, monilial infection: We do not consider moniliasis (Candidiasis) to be a sexually transmitted disease, and, as such, it is not sexually transmitted. Candida albicans lives in the vagina and is part of the normal flora of the vagina. It lives in sybiotic relationship with the other...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: thyroid problems in pregnancy, high tsh, tsh level
high tsh, tsh level, endocrenologist: Dear Olga, A high TSH in combination with a low or normal T4 generally just indicates hypothyroidism, which can effect fertility. You are already pregnant, which is great. However, it is very important that you and your doctors stay right on top of this....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tightness in stomach @ 24 weeks, ligament pain, lower abdomen
ligament pain, lower abdomen, dull ache: Dear Francis, *First* Please accept my apologies for the delay in answering. Our cable (TV and internet) went out early Saturday and after several BOGUS stories, the tech came today and regretfully informed us we were mistakenly shut off for our NEIGHBOR...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tilted cervix, tilted cervix, incompetent cervix
tilted cervix, incompetent cervix, sperm cells: Dear Arika, Unless you have an abnormally shaped uterus (which might create a breech position) or a weak or incompetent cervix (which would dilate/efface prematurely), simply having a tilted cervix shouldn t have had an affect on the ability to carry the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tilted uterus, tilted uterus, miscarrage
tilted uterus, miscarrage, obgyn: A tilted uterus (even one that is retroverted and retroflexed) will not prevent you from conceiving. However, due to the fact that the bulk of the uterus is pressing on your rectum, you may have some discomfort during intercours. As long as semen is deposited...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: When will it be time?, birth control pills, second trimester of pregnancy
birth control pills, second trimester of pregnancy, female fetus: When you stop the pills, we advise you to wait until you get one period before you start trying to conceive. There is no harm trying before that (you can try even before you stop the pills) but we advise waiting for the first period just so we can date the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: time of the month, male progeny, time of ovulation
male progeny, time of ovulation, time of the month: I am not sure what your question is. However, we know from the bible that women had intercourse around cycle day #14 (because they were prohibited from being with their partners while they were menstruating and for sometime after, bring them to cycle day #14,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: It's time, little don, different city
little don, different city, cheri: Hello Jennifer. Wow- you have some challenges. First, I would suggest that you check out the hospital and local drs. in the town where you go to school, just in case you get caught there in labor and can t get home. Next, if you are lucky, you will be a good...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Our timing?, ovulation calculator, accurate recommendation
ovulation calculator, accurate recommendation, fertile window: I am sorry you are confused with what I said. I will try to clear it up. Sperm has bee seen in the reproductive tract for 5 days, however sperm can have the ablity to fertilize an egg for 12-24 hours. It is better to have the sperm there (at the end of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tingling on the left side of my face, skin manifestations, nerologist
skin manifestations, nerologist, face mask: Many dermatoses are common during pregnancy. If you have tingling and what appears to be a rash, I would suggest that you consult a dermatologist to rule out any skin manifestations. The dermatologist should be aware of which skin aliments are common during...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tiny amniochorionic seperation lower edge of placenta, pelvic cavity, placenta
pelvic cavity, placenta, obstetrician: Hi Joanne Thank you for your question. If the Dr s are worried that there is no risk to your baby then i would say that you should not be worried also. Bedrest is not necessary but i would suggest that you are sensible and not extra heavy lifting etc just...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tips on conceiving, ovulation predictor kit, days of ovulation
ovulation predictor kit, days of ovulation, exhusband: If you have been trying to conceive for four months, that is really only four days of ovulation. So be patient. 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....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: about tonics, pregnancy induced hypertension, aspirin tablets
pregnancy induced hypertension, aspirin tablets, lmd: Aspirin tablets are not recommended for use during pregnancy. There is a controversy whether Aspirin can protect you against preecclampsia (pregnancy induced hypertension). However, the studies are not complete and we do not recommend taking the Aspirin...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i took a preg. test but it was a cheap one, serum beta hcg, hormone fluctuations
serum beta hcg, hormone fluctuations, test serum: Dear Jenna, I ve had a few different people questioning the accuracy of these dollar store tests. It really is up to you. Technically, if they are putting a product on the market which they claim to be able to accurately test for the presence of hCG in...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tooth ache & pregnant, local anesthetics, tooth ache
local anesthetics, tooth ache, local anesthetic: Dear Sheri, A necessary tooth extraction or root canal during your pregnancy is safe. If you have one done, use a local anesthetic if possible. Local anesthetics such as novocaine or lidocaine are better to use than intravenous or inhaled products. Avoid...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: toothache and pregnant, pregnancy status, pain reliever
pregnancy status, pain reliever, merry christmas: Dear Amanda, Generally, the only pain reliever that is recommended during pregnancy is acetaminophen (Tylenol). You can also use an ice pack along the side of the jaw that is aching. If that does not help to relieve the pain, you should consult your OB...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: toothache and pregnant, clove oil, breastfeeding women
clove oil, breastfeeding women, clove: Dear Derek, Not enough information about safety is available to recommend the use of clove supplements in pregnant or breastfeeding women. Use of clove supplements during pregnancy is not recommended. I hope this information has helped you and answered...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: toxoplasmosis, digging in the garden, indoor cat
digging in the garden, indoor cat, dead animals: If the cat does not go outside AT ALL, he cannot get the spores for Toxoplasmosis. This is usually obtained from eating dead animals or digging in the garden where animals have been. Your risk is tiny if the cat is an indoor cat. You still should wash your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: toxoplasmosis, neighborhood cats, flowerbeds
neighborhood cats, flowerbeds, spores: At this stage in your pregnancy, I doubt that you have anything to worry about. Your daughter, most likely, did not contract toxoplasmosis nor did she carry the spores from the soil to your hands, and you probably did not put your hands to your moutn. Don...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: transvaginal ultrasound, rice hope, nutritional consultation
rice hope, nutritional consultation, whole grains: Hello Jenny- I don t think you will be happy with my opinion either. I do NOT support the use of transvaginal u/s for this purpose. U/S has not yet been proven to be completely SAFE for the embryo/fetus- it has been implicated in long term problems like learning...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: transverse lie, low placenta, elective cesarean section
low placenta, elective cesarean section, transverse lie: The risk of transverse lie and of breech presentation is the possibility that if you rupture your membranes ( break your water ), there can be a prolapse of the umbilical cord and the baby can die. For that reason, most obstetricians delivery breeches and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: transverse lie, low placenta, transverse lie
low placenta, transverse lie, debs: HI Debs, there is a chance the baby will get into position. Another thing, the ob may try and externally rotate the baby first and if no success, the a c/section will happen. Chances are another ultrasound will be done a couple of days before your due date,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: transverse lie, low placenta, transverse lie
low placenta, transverse lie, baby head: Hello Debs. This is likely happening because your uterus is a little soft and out of shape from being pregnant four times. It just does not have the tone needed to hold this baby in the correct position. Frankly, your very best chance of getting this baby...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: travel, mensus, bladder
mensus, bladder, half hour: At five weeks gestation, you certainly can drive to Las Vegas and go on vacation. Make sure that you stop the car every half-hour so that you can relieve your bladder. Drink plenty of water so you do not become dehydrated, and walk around to stretch your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: On travelling, second pregnancy, menstrual period
second pregnancy, menstrual period, plane ride: YOu can safely take a plane ride from California to the Philippines while you are pregnant. Just remember to walk around the cabin once every half hour and relieve yourself in the bathroom every half hour, as well. Also drink plenty of fluids to remain hydrated...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: trich, menstral period, sexual encounter
menstral period, sexual encounter, irregular cycles: Trichomonal infections are passed via contact of the penis with the vagina. It does not matter if he ejaculates or if you come in contact with the semen. Just contact of the penis with your vagina or vulva can transmit the parasites. Both of you should be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: triple screen positive, low birth weight, normal curve
low birth weight, normal curve, echogenic: With only an AFP, there is a high chance of false positive results when testing for Down s syndrome because the normal curve overlaps the abnormal curve. However, as we perform a triple screen (and the new quadruple screen) there are many less false positive...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: trouble with birth control, ovarian cysts, birth control pills, mirena iud
birth control pills, mirena iud, ovarian cysts: If your period is starting early while on birth control, the method is, obviously, not strong enough to regulate your cycle. I would suggest that you discuss with your gynecologist the possibility of changing your pills to a higher dose, such as 1/35 rather...

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

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I in trouble, bangalore india, sperm count
bangalore india, sperm count, warm regards: Hello- yes, it is time to seek medical help. The first test will likely be an evaluation of your sperm count and level of activity of the sperm. Because this is a simple test, it is usually done first. If the sperm evaluation proves normal, then your wife...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I tryed skipping my period by playing with my BC pills, menstral period, sugar pills
menstral period, sugar pills, endometrium: You do not have to worry. Usually, if you take pill #1-21 and then immediately start a new pack, without taking the placebo pills (usually iron, not sugar), you will not get your period. You can continue doing this until you want to get your period, at which...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: trying to conceive, ovulation predictor kit, best time to take a pregnancy test
ovulation predictor kit, best time to take a pregnancy test, ovulaton: There are no fast ways conceive. If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulaton occurs on cycle day #14. You can only become pregnant if you have unprotected sex on cycle day #13, 14,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: trying to conceive., best time to take a pregnancy test, ovulation test
best time to take a pregnancy test, ovulation test, lh surge: If your last period started on April 24, then you probably will ovulate around May 7. I would suggest that you concentrate on having intercourse on May 6,7,8, and 9 this month. The ovulation test should confirm this by indication of the LH surge around those...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: trying to conceive, ovulation tests, hysterosalpingogram
ovulation tests, hysterosalpingogram, green tea: 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 hafe...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: trying to conceive, days of ovulation, ejaculates
days of ovulation, ejaculates, fallopian tube: Making a baby should, indeed, be enjoyable. When your husband ejaculates into your vagina, the semen (with the sperm)enters the vagina and the sperm are filtered out at the cervix. The sperm travel to the ends of each fallopian tube and can fertilize the ovum...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: trying to conceive, time donna, negative tests
time donna, negative tests, pregnancy test: If your last period started on January 14, you were due for your next period on February 10. The best time to take a pegnancy test is seven days after missing your next period. You were due for your next period on February 10-12. If you do not get your period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: trying to conceive, ovulation kit, regular periods
ovulation kit, regular periods, ovulex: Hi Lori :) I have a few suggestions, so I hope this is atleast of some help to you, or atleast gives you something to consider :) Drugs like Clomid and ovulex can be extremely helpful. But if your tubes have been checked, and your hormonal levels are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: trying to conceive, home pregnancy test, morning urine
home pregnancy test, morning urine, anovulation: Dear Connie, If you have increased the frequency of breastfeeding again, it may very well be affected your fertility a bit. This is because breastfeeding curbs the hormones that trigger ovulation. If you are breastfeeding more than you were when your periods...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: trying to conceive after stopping the pill, ovulation calander, stopping the pill
ovulation calander, stopping the pill, last period: Hi Erica, I am pretty sure your ovulation may have been altered by two things: the sudden stopping of the pills and the 4 that you took. I think it usually takes at least a month or so for your body to get back on track after stopping pills- the bleeding...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: trying to conceive, ovulation predictor kit, infertility workup
ovulation predictor kit, infertility workup, ovulation cycle: Sometimes, it takes quite awhile to conceive, even if you are doing everything correctly. 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...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: trying to concieve, signs of infertility, miscarraige
signs of infertility, miscarraige, medical intervention: Hi Rachael, I am sorry about your miscarriage... The irregularity is common after a miscarriage is your body trying to get back on track. I think what your doctor meant was that she probably does not think you have a problem conceiving since you DID...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: trying to concieve, little swimmers, regular periods
little swimmers, regular periods, coming off the pill: Dear Meetha, I might need some additional information, but I will try to answer your question as best I can with the information I have. Were you on the pill prior to trying to conceive? If so, it is not unusual at all that your cycles would change by...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: trying to concieve, trying to concieve, infertility issues
trying to concieve, infertility issues, body time: Dear Moeshay, If the HSG revealed a blocked Fallopian tube which was causing infertility issues for you, and the doctor was able to open the blocked tube, then the potential is there for you to conceive at any time. The amount of time that it takes average...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: trying to concieve, iui, monthes
iui, monthes, clomid: Your factors appear within normal limits and you certainly have a good chance of conceiving. You have only been on Clomid for 2 months. I would give it 6 months. You did not mention the dosage. I usually start to have success at a dose of 100-150mg of Clomid...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: trying to determine how far along I am, misscarriage, pregnancy test
misscarriage, pregnancy test, date of conception: When was the first day of your last normal period? It does not matter when you were due for your period, just when you actually had your period. It does not matter if it was only 2 days or lasted for 14 days. You probably conceived around 14 days from the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: trying to get Pregnant, ovulation detector, home ovulation
ovulation detector, home ovulation, last period: HI Amanda, Congratulations on your wedding! Have you tried taking a pregnancy test????? your period is REALLY late. I wonder if you are pregnant now? Regardless of the outcome of the home test you should see your doctor. If you are pregnant, you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: trying to get pregnant, ovulation predictor kit, birth control pills
ovulation predictor kit, birth control pills, regular periods: Very often, when you stop taking birth control pills, you will revert back to the type of period you had prior to starting the pills. If you are having irregular periods, you cannot conceive. You must have regular periods. I would suggest that you make an...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: trying to get pregnant with an irregular period, ovulation kits, irregular periods
ovulation kits, irregular periods, irregular period: Hi Jody :) I am so sorry to hear you are having a tough time right now trying to get pregnant. However, I am really surprised that you say the ovulation kits dont work for you! they are very reliable, in aiding exact ovulation, so this is surprising,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: trying to get pregnant, fertility assistance, blood test for pregnancy
fertility assistance, blood test for pregnancy, betahcg: You did not tell me the date of the first day of your last period. If you have a regular 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) and you were due to start your period on September 16, then I assume you started...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tryong again after stillbirth, placental abruption, one of those women
placental abruption, one of those women, pregnancy loss: Dear Jill, I cannot even imagine... I will pray that you have wonderful, supportive, loving family and friends around you for comfort. For so many women I just want to reach out through this computer - you are definitely one of those women. After any...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tubal, beta hcg test, pregnancy symptoms
beta hcg test, pregnancy symptoms, hormonal imbalances: Hi Kishya :) Well, considering that you had a tubal, its highly unlikely that you are pregnant. Let me give you some statistics : 4 in 1000 women whom have had a tubal, will become pregnant. 3 out of the 4, are of menopausal stages in their life,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tubal ligation, pregnancy test, tubal ligation
pregnancy test, tubal ligation, cramps: If they cut and burned the tubes, there is less than a 1% chance of you becoming pregnant and that is only if they cut and burned the wrong structure. If it was done correctly, you cannot become pregnant. Wait 2 more days and then take a pregnancy test and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tubal ligation, tubal ligation, stress illness
tubal ligation, stress illness, mass majority: Hi Erin, Sometimes, out of the blue women have a very irregular cycle. It can be quite alarming, to say the least when you system is usual, like clockwork. This happens time to time, and its not uncommon. Stress, illness, and hormonal imbalance will...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tubal ligation, menstral cramps, post tubal ligation syndrome
menstral cramps, post tubal ligation syndrome, preventing pregnancy: Cettainly, if your husband has had a vasectomy, there really is no need for you to have a tubal ligation. However, the procedure is really very safe, and very few women get changes in their menstrual cycle. After a tubal ligation, there is usually no cnange...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tubal pregnancy, pregnancy pain, tubal pregnancy
pregnancy pain, tubal pregnancy, sonogram: After 14-21 days from conception, HCG values usually double every 48 hours. It does not matter what time you take them, but it should be in around 48 hours. If you take the test too early, the values will not rise very much, so it is important to know that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tubal pregnancy, viable pregnancy, hcg tests
viable pregnancy, hcg tests, pregnancy test: I always mention that a pregnancy test should not be performed until seven days after missing a period. At that time, if a pregnancy exists (either ectopic or intrauterine) it will show a positive result. Most of the time if a pregnancy test is taken before...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tubal pregnancy symptoms, tubal pregnancy symptoms, home pregnancy test
tubal pregnancy symptoms, home pregnancy test, initial ultrasound: Dear Amie, Four days before your period is due is pretty early to get a strong positive on a home pregnancy test. By chance, was your last period lighter than normal or spotty? If it was, you may actually be further along in the pregnancy than you think....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tubal pregnancy?, symptoms of pregnancy, fetal movement
symptoms of pregnancy, fetal movement, sonogram: If your last period started on February 20, you wold not have ovulated until, at least, March 4. If you did become pregnant around that date, you would only be one week pregnant and would not feel any movement, yet.(Fetal movement is not felt until 22 weeks...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tubal reversal, fallopian tubes, pregnancy rate
fallopian tubes, pregnancy rate, narrow portion: Dear Emilee, First, I will tell you that the best person to ask about this is the doctor who performed the tubal ligation. I can tell you what I THINK about the situation and why... based on this limited information, my feeling is that the potential...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tubal reversal, incisional pain, sexual intercourse
incisional pain, sexual intercourse, mid cycle: After a tubal reversal, there is only a 60-80% success rate in conceiving. You may be having some incisional pain and the light pink mucus may be mid cycle staining. When was your last normal period? If you have a normal period, ovulation occurs around 14...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tubal, home pregnancy tests, home pregnancy test
home pregnancy tests, home pregnancy test, fallopian tube: Hi Donna, a tubal is supposed to last your entire lifetime. You are supposed to be permanently sterile after a tubal. however it can fail, it is very rare that you can get pregnant after having your tubes tied, but it can happen. You could go try...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tubaligation and ectopic pregnancy, conception ovulation, viable pregnancy
conception ovulation, viable pregnancy, gestational sac: Without knowing the first day of your last period, I cannot tell you when a pregnancy test will show a positive result. However, if it has been seven days since you were supposed to get your period, a pregnancy test will be accurage. A pregnancy test will...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tubaligation and serogent mothers, rh negative factor, tubiligation
rh negative factor, tubiligation, pregnancy problems: HI Brandy, first of all, she needs to go further and find out what is causing the miscarraiges. she need to go see a fertilty specialist and now. Surrogacy is tricky and must be done legally and with lots of care, it is not just getting pregnant for someone...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tubaligation, pregnancy rates, vaginal delivery
pregnancy rates, vaginal delivery, loose skin: I don t know exactly what your doctors did during your tubal ligation. It is not necessary to cut any portion of the tube. It is merely necessary to form a loop of the tube and place a suture around the loop. Often we also cut the portion of the tube above...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tube tide, c section birth, tubiligation
c section birth, tubiligation, waivers: I dont know much about area s outside of Canada. However here in Canada, once you request to have a tubiligation done, you must sign forms to give full consent for the doctor to perform this surgery. When you had your son, did you have a c-section? usually...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tubes tide, tubal reversal surgery, vitro fertilization
tubal reversal surgery, vitro fertilization, fallopian tubes: Dear Nikki, Yes. Women who have had their tubes tied have essentially two options if they desire another pregnancy - tubal ligation reversal surgery or IVF. Women who make the best candidates for tubal ligation reversal are those whose tubal ligations...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: had tubes tide might have problem, pregnancy after tubal ligation, tubal ligation
pregnancy after tubal ligation, tubal ligation, scar tissue: Dear Vanessa, Occasionally a woman can still get pregnant, despite having had her tubes tied properly. The tubes can evolve in such a way as to try to heal themselves, and sometimes a tract develops that allows egg and sperm to meet. Tubal ligation, regardless...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: having my tubes tied, female hormones estrogen, estrogen supplements
female hormones estrogen, estrogen supplements, sterilization procedure: Dear Lacey, Yes, you will still have your periods and the symptoms associated with them after a tubal ligation. Some women experience lighter periods and some have heavier periods, while others remain virtually unchanged. The symptoms associated with...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tubes tied, thyroid dysfunction, strenuous exercise
thyroid dysfunction, strenuous exercise, variances: Dear Amy, It sounds like your symptoms are definitely related to the hormone variances within your cycle. My suggestion is to wait and see what happens with the next cycle. It could be that your periods have just gotten a bit off track. Stress, weight...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tubes tied, pregnancy after tubal ligation, tubal ligation
pregnancy after tubal ligation, tubal ligation, pregnancy after tubal: Dear Audria, *First* Please accept my apologies for the delay in answering. Our cable (TV and internet) went out early Saturday and after several BOGUS stories, the tech came today and regretfully informed us we were mistakenly shut off for our NEIGHBOR...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Having tubes tied, tubal ligation, objective evidence
tubal ligation, objective evidence, menstrual cycle: I hear many reports of a change in the menstrual cycle after tubal ligation. However, there is no objective evidence of any change. A tubal ligation is merely a mechanical blockage of each tube. It has no effect on your hormones nor increases the flow during...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is this a tubular pregnancy..., tubular pregnancy, surgical attention
tubular pregnancy, surgical attention, ovarie: Chelynn, If the fetus is in the fallopian tubes, it is referred to as an ectopic pregnancy. It sounds like that is what your sister has. It is a serious condition that needs surgical attention. They will go in laprascopically (usually on 3 small incisions)...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tubular pregnancy, tubular pregnancy, tubal ligation
tubular pregnancy, tubal ligation, iron supplementation: If a woman had her tubes tied correctly, there is absolutely no chance of becoming pregnant, unless there was a recanalization of the tube. Of course, if the tube was incorrectly tied, it would not prevent pregnancy. If a tubal ligation was done correctly,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: twin pregnancy concerns, shortened cervix, twin pregnancies
shortened cervix, twin pregnancies, pregnancy concerns: If everything else is normal, I suggest that every patient carrying twins be on bedrest after 28 weeks gestation. The biggest problem with twin pregnancies is the risk of preterm labor. Any time that the length of the cervix is less than 3cm, the risk of preterm...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: twin ultrasound, different blood types, two placentas
different blood types, two placentas, chorion: Dear Ali, Fraternal twins are the result when two different eggs are fertilized by two different sperm. This leads to the development of two separate placentas, each with its own chorion and amnion. (The amnion is the inner membrane and the chorion is the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tylenol, strength tylenol, extra strength
strength tylenol, extra strength, tylenol: Tylenol can be safely taken during pregnancy for aches and pains, and when you have a temperature of over 101 degrees F. The usual dose is 2 tablets every 4 hours. You can also take Extra Strength Tylenol every 4 hours also. (Extra Strength Tylenol is merely...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: typical pains?, full term pregnancy, tylenol with codeine
full term pregnancy, tylenol with codeine, three bones: It is possible that you have a separation of your pubic bone . The pubic bone actually is comprised of three bones. During late pregnahcy, these bones separate slightly and cause terrible pain. Sometimes a man s belt tightly cinched up around your pubic area...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I.U.D PREGRANCY, swollen tender breasts, pelvic inflammatory disease
swollen tender breasts, pelvic inflammatory disease, early symptoms of pregnancy: Dear Liz, Nausea, headache, swollen/tender breasts, and back ache are some common early symptoms of pregnancy. But because you have the IUD, you are at a higher risk for pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). The symptoms you ve described could also occur with...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: U/S shows fetal pole at 11 weeks, empty gestational sac, fetal heartbeat
empty gestational sac, fetal heartbeat, viable pregnancy: If your lst period started on September 16, you should now be 13 weeks pregnant. (We count pregnancy from the first day of your last period, not from the date of conception).Usually, after 6 weeks (from your last period) we see a fetal pole and a fetal heartbeat...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: HOW DO U SEE ABOUT GETTING..., tubal ligation, fallopian tubes
tubal ligation, fallopian tubes, tertiary hospital: If you had a tubal ligation where your fallopian tubes were cut and cauterized, you will have to go to a reproductive gyn surgeon (infertility expert) for a reversal of the procedure. The doctor will excise the portion of the tube that was destroyed and connect...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ULTERSOUND, ultrasound report, sonogram
ultrasound report, sonogram, last period: The only accurate sonogram was the ones you had at 20 weeks and 22 weeks. Ignore the ones you had at 8 weeks and 12 weeks. What did the sonogram that was done at 20 weeks claim you were? That is the most accurate and should let you know exactly how far pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ultasound vs. Menstrual Dating: Conflict between the two, ultrasound examinations, irregular periods
ultrasound examinations, irregular periods, dr rappaport: We ALWAYS date a pregnancy from the first day of your last period. Ultrasound calculations of how many weeks you are are based on the first day of your period, not from the date of conception (ovulation). If your last period started on May 1, you are now 8...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ultra Sound results, empty gestational sac, viable fetus
empty gestational sac, viable fetus, fetal heartbeat: As long as they saw a 7 week viable fetus with a heartbeat of 160, all is well. The clarity of the amniotic fluid cannot be assessed by sonogram. At 7 weeks, the fluid has not developed enough to even be noticed. Prior to 6 weeks, a sonogram will not show...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ultra Sound results..., vaginal births, sign of down syndrome
vaginal births, sign of down syndrome, hole in the heart: If the amniocentesis or the alphafetoprotein is normal, you can forget about the nuchal fold shown on the sonogram. It will, then, have no significance. It is not an extra fold of skin, but merely a transluscency (able to see through it) seen only on ultrasound...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ultrasound, vaginal bleeding, medical emergency
vaginal bleeding, medical emergency, cheri: Hello Aimee- u/s scans do not have a great accuracy in determining the sex. Do you know that u/s has NOT yet been declared completely safe for the fetus? Unless there is a CLEAR medical emergency- like unexplained vaginal bleeding- I urge you to refuse any...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ultrasound, gestational sac yolk sac, empty gestational sac
gestational sac yolk sac, empty gestational sac, fetal heartbeat: At 5-6 weeks gestational age (from the first day of the last period) an abdominal sonogram will only show an empty gestational sac (yolk sac) but no fetus or fetal heartbeat. After 6-7 weeks gestational age, we can see a fetus and a fetal heartbeat on abdominal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ultrasound, glucose tolerance test, fundus of the uterus
glucose tolerance test, fundus of the uterus, fetal heartbeat: If the sonogram showed that you are due on August 1, then you are now arou8nd 15 weeks gestational age. At this time, there should be a good fetal heartbeat and the fundus of the uterus should be around 4 cm below the belly button. If there is any questions...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ultrasound, empty gestational sac, fetal heartbeat
empty gestational sac, fetal heartbeat, gestational age: Usually, up to 5-6 weeks gestation (from the first day of your last period) we only see an empty gestational sac, but no fetal heartbeat or fetal pole. However, after 6 weeks gestational age, we can see a fetal pole and a heartbeat using ultrasound. We cannot...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ultrasound, unborn baby, ultrasound
unborn baby, ultrasound, cen: Your doctor may not even realize that you are so confused about this. Give it another try asking him/her. They are really the only one that can answer your questions, b/c this is a specific issue - I wish I could help you but I cen t know what they sa...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ultrasound, Emergency Contraceptive, Conception, conception date, pregnancy test
conception date, pregnancy test, gestational age: Dear Brandi, OK - I m going to approach the questions backwards... First, absolutely the EC can and most likely would have caused an unusual period. It s a very common side effect. The most accurate ultrasounds, for dating purposes, are the early ultrasounds....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ultrasound and HCG levels, empty gestational sac, fetal heartbeat weeks
empty gestational sac, fetal heartbeat weeks, best time to take a pregnancy test: Until 5 weeks gestation, we rarely see anything on sonogram. Between 5-6 weeks, we can see an empty gestational sac, but no fetus or fetal heartbeat. AFter 6 weeks, we see a fetus and a fetal heartbeat. Weeks are counted from the first day of your last period,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ultrasound Information, placenta previa, acreta
placenta previa, acreta, cervical os: If you are now around 23 weeks pregnant, and a sonogram showed evidence of a placenta previa, you have to be aware of any vaginal bleeding. Often, the placenta grows away from covering the cervical os and, when they repeat the sonogram in a few weeks, there...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ultrasound to see any problems, ultrasound scan, perod
ultrasound scan, perod, anti biotics: An ultrasound will not show problems with your tubes. In order to see if your tubes are patent (open), you will need a HSG (hysterosalpingogram) where dye is pushed through your tubes and we see if there is fill and spill . If there is, then we know that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ultrasound: Can't find sac, empty gestational sac, fetal heartbeat
empty gestational sac, fetal heartbeat, high fsh: Until 6 weeks gestation (from the first day of your last pereiod) a sonogram will not show a fetus. Between 5-6 weeks, we can sometimes see an empty gestational sac. After 6 weeks, we usually see a fetus and a fetal heartbeat.If your last period started on...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ultrasound, natural childbirth the bradley way, internal ultrasound
natural childbirth the bradley way, internal ultrasound, vaginal bleeding: Hello Barbara- yet another stressed mother due to ultrasound. I have NO faith in u/s scans and NEVER use them unless we have a clear medical problem- like vaginal bleeding. They are USELESS for diagnosing most problems and we have NO business peering into...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ultrasounds at 24 weeks, ultrasound room, level 2 ultrasound
ultrasound room, level 2 ultrasound, vertex position: Most of the time, a breech will change position back to a vertex position by 36 weeks gestation. If it remains as a breech, you will have a cesarean section at around 38 weeks gestation. The level II ultrasound merely takes a more thorough look at the fetus....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ultrasounds and hCG in Early Pregnancy, hcg in early pregnancy, molar pregnancy
hcg in early pregnancy, molar pregnancy, yolk sac: Hi Rose! Aww I am thrilled for you! Just as predicted, everything is just fine, and you were indeed able to see that little ones heart beat. What GREAT news!! That little smudge over your cervix, could possibly be a small hematoma. No worries though,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ultrasounds, xx chromosome, xy chromosome
xx chromosome, xy chromosome, sex of baby: You cannot guarantee gender based on sonography. HOwever, if you see a scrotum or a penis, it is definitely a boy. However, if you do not see the scrotum or penis, it may not be a boy because the genitalia may have been missed or hidden behind a leg, etc....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Unable to find right tube, vaginal ultrasound, deceided
vaginal ultrasound, deceided, sperm to reach the egg: You may or may not have a right ovary. If the left tube was blocked and there appears to be no left tube, that presents a problem, because there would be no way for the sperm to reach the egg and you could not become pregnant. You may need surgery to unblock...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Uncommon symptoms, lower backache, pregnancy symptom
lower backache, pregnancy symptom, symptoms of pregnancy: Dear Rebekka, I don t know about uncommon symptoms of pregnancy, but I can tell you some typical symptoms of pregnancy. One thing that does tend to occur is implantation bleeding. This is usually just a bit of bleeding (some women often mistake this...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Underarm Lump?, underarm lump, milk duct
underarm lump, milk duct, left arm: I can not tell you what it is. It is likely just hormonal, possibly an infected milk duct. You should bring it up to your Dr. I had something like this without the lump, it just felt odd, turned out to be fine. I hope yours does also. Good luck and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Uneccessary C-Section after VBAC, csection, inutero
csection, inutero, uneccessary: Hello Theresa- NO induction and NO section- there is NO reason that you need either procedure. Just allow these babies to get as much time inutero as possible- tell them ALL to get lost and let mother nature and your babies decide when the time is right. I...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Unexpected bleeding, birth control pills, midcycle bleeding
birth control pills, midcycle bleeding, regular periods: If you have a 30-35 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs between cycle day #16-21. Often, around the time of ovulation, you can have some spotting (either red or brown). This midcycle bleeding...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Unknown origin, physiologic basis, pistachio ice cream
physiologic basis, pistachio ice cream, unknown origin: Hi Frans: In our culture, we would call this a craving. Having had two children, I ll say that I personally never experienced this but have heard the typical stories of women craving something odd -- such as pickles, for instance. I ve also heard of women...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Unpredicted Ovulation Dates, ovulation predictor kit, days of ovulation
ovulation predictor kit, days of ovulation, raw egg: You are correct. Usually, if you have a 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period)you will ovulate on cycle day #14. If you have a longer or shorter cycle, you will usually ovulate 14 days PRIOR to the first day...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Unprotected Sex, unprotected sex, pregnacy
unprotected sex, pregnacy, last period: If you did get your period on February 5, then you are not pregnant. If you have a normal cycle, 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 each month. If you had a period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Unsure, withdrawal method, contraceptive gel
withdrawal method, contraceptive gel, pregnancy test: As long as you have not missed any pills and have taken all the pills, you are well protected against pregnancy , even during the week you are not taking the pill. You are protected all the time, whether you taking thei pills or during the week you are not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Unsure pregnancy, home pregnancy tests, best time to take a pregnancy test
home pregnancy tests, best time to take a pregnancy test, symptoms of early pregnancy: If your last period started in the first week in September, then you would not have ovulated until, at least, 14 days later. If you did, indeed, become pregnant around September 14, then a pregnancy test would not show a positive result until 14-21 days later....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Unsure of something, ovulation predictor kit, detecting ovulation
ovulation predictor kit, detecting ovulation, infertility workup: Unless you start having regular cycles (between 21-35 days in length) it will be difficult to calculate when, exactly, you ovulate (if at all). You may have to go on birth control pills for a few months to regulate your cycle and then stop them and continue...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Unusual fetal sounds, pelvis bones, air pockets
pelvis bones, air pockets, concrete answer: Hi Roxy, I have heard of this happening alot in pregnant women, infact, I have actually heard the clicking sound myself. It is one of the mysteries of pregnancy. I remember speaking to doctors about it, as well as researching it some years ago, and I...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Unusual menstral cycle, factor v leiden, birth control pills
factor v leiden, birth control pills, low dose birth control pills: The treatment for irregular periods is birth control pills. Nowadays, the low dose birth control pills do not cause blod clots in the legs. Factor V Leiden can cause miscarriage, but is it is not contraindicated for birth control use in patients with Factor...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Unusual Periods, best time to take a pregnancy test, birth control pills
best time to take a pregnancy test, birth control pills, careful record: If your last period appear to you to be very short, it may not have been a normal period and you may have conceived two weeks prior to the start of that period. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing yuor period. If you think that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Unusual peiod...?, best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test, missing your period: Any bleeding must be considered as being your period (even spotting or brownish staining). The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your period. However, sometimes, there is hormonal imbalance and you can merely have some staining...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Unusual period, best time to take a pregnancy test, viable pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, viable pregnancy, tender breast: If you are definitely not pregnant, and have not started your next period, you can ask your gynecolist to induce your period for you (with Provera 10mg twice a day for 5 days) and you should get your period within 10 days. Even if you do not get your period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Unusual vaginal discharge odor, vaginal yeast infection, vaginal discharge odor
vaginal yeast infection, vaginal discharge odor, foul smelling vaginal discharge: Dear Loreal, It sounds like you may very well have a vaginal infection. The three most common vaginal infections are bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, and vaginal yeast infection. You ve already unsuccessfully treated for yeast, so I ll skip information...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Update & Thanks, pregnancy test, gynocologist
pregnancy test, gynocologist, late period: Hello again Justina, thanks for the kind words. I wanted to let you know it is not uncommon for women to skip a period on average once a year. Most Doctors do not consider it cause for concern unles you skip two in a row. Stress, medicines, weight loss...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Update, e mail, reply
e mail, reply: All E mails that are sent to me are filtered and I have no way of knowing which was yours. I receive around 15 questions each day. I don t know what your question was and I have no archives or any way of checking. If you did not get a response, it is likely...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Upper GI, upper gi series, radiation effects
upper gi series, radiation effects, last period: If your last period started on December 27 and you normally have a 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurred on cycle day #14 (January 9). You could have only conceived if you had unprotected...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Upset, dear elaine, vaginal ultrasound
dear elaine, vaginal ultrasound, ultasound: Dear Elaine, If it was a trans-vaginal ultrasound, you may have a bit of spotting. If the spotting continues for more than 24 hours, becomes heavier or containing tissue or clots, or becomes accompanied by pain/cramping, then go ahead and let your doctor...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: URGENT ANSWER, yolk sac, gestational sac
yolk sac, gestational sac, transvaginal ultrasound: Dear Christy, Just coming off of vacation today - hope you have not waited much more than 24 hours. From the dates you have given me, you more than likely conceived toward the end of October. If I use 10/9 as your LMP, that would put your estimated date...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Urinary Tract Infections:: Recurring, otc product, heather miller
otc product, heather miller, bladder infection: Sometimes, depending on the position you are in while you are having intercourse, there is irritation or inflammation of the trigone of the bladder, causing a bladder infection, cystitis, or a UTI. In Eurpoe, there are much less UTIs because they do not use...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Urinary tract infection, intravenous pyelogram ivp, abdominal ultrasound
intravenous pyelogram ivp, abdominal ultrasound, residual urine: Dear Tracy, Well, my specialty is in pregnancy-related issues, but I will answer your question regarding recurrent/chronic UTI as completely as possible. My initial thoughts are: 1. If you haven t already, you need to be seen by a urologist. 2....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Urinary tract infection, doxy cycline, saline drip
doxy cycline, saline drip, bacteria infection: Hi It sounds like you have really been suffering. Don t give up on doctors just yet. You sound like you may have a condition called interstitial cystitis. In fact, you may want to type interstitial cystitis into google or some other search engine...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Urination problem, safe during pregnancy, yeast infection
safe during pregnancy, yeast infection, early pregnancy: If the urine culture did not show greater than 100,000 colonies of any bacteria, you do not have a urinary tract infection. YOu may have a yeast infection and, of course, Monistat should help. (It can, indeed, be used during pregnancy).You may have some inflammation...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Urine/fFluid Retention During Pregnancy, correct antibiotic, bladder infection
correct antibiotic, bladder infection, loss of appetite: You may have had a urinary tract infection, but you have already been treated with antibiotics and I believe the discomfort is due to the position of the baby in the pelvis (pressing on the bladder). When the uterus grows out of the pelvis (within a few weeks)...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Urine, prenatal vitamins, last period
prenatal vitamins, last period, best of luck: If you are taking prenatal vitamins, they can make your urine look like that. Urine can also get darker if you aren t drinking enough. Make sure you don t get dehydrated. Pregnant women need plenty of water. Be sure to run all of this by your doc. Best of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Use of Essential Oil & EPO, health food store, evening primrose oil
health food store, evening primrose oil, safe during pregnancy: Hello Wendy- evening primrose oil is usually used to soften the cervix near the END of the pregnancy and I would NOT suggest that you take it now. We want your cervix to be strong and tight throughout the pregnancy to protect the baby- don t take it again...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Use of Imovane/Zopiclone Throughout Pregnancy, drugs in pregnancy and lactation, medications during pregnancy
drugs in pregnancy and lactation, medications during pregnancy, physicain: Since Zopiclone is not available in the U.S. and is not referenced in the Physicain s Desk Reference (PDR) or Briggs: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation, or Coustan s Handbook for Prescribing Medications during Pregnancy, I cannot comment on the safety or danger...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Use of L'Oreal night cream, glyceryl stearate, chlorhexidine digluconate
glyceryl stearate, chlorhexidine digluconate, soybean protein: Dear coolslife , I can find no actual contraindications to this product, nor can I find any to Pro-Retinol A or Pro-Lastyl. The only ingredient in the product that jumps out at me is caffeine, but typically the amount of any ingredient that your body would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Used Suspect Skincare before I knew I was pregnant!, pregnancy category c, benzoyl peroxide
pregnancy category c, benzoyl peroxide, plexion: Dear Tracey, Plexion is considered a Pregnancy Category C medication. Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Plexion Cleanser. It is also not known whether Plexion Cleanser can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Using Evening Primrose Oil, evening primrose oil, stripping the membranes
evening primrose oil, stripping the membranes, taking the pills: HI Christy, If it were me, I would not insert anything in to my cervix during the pregnancy without approval from the Dr. You are at a crucial point in your pregnancy and you do not want to introduce and infection into your cervix. Is this your first...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: UTI, mild diuretic, urgent care center
mild diuretic, urgent care center, urine culture: It s possible that you have a uti. The only way to now for sure would be to have a test called a urine culture . Any urgent care center or doctor s office could send that test off for you. It s also possible that you are producing more urine due to the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: UTI 35 weeks pregnant, mucus discharge, extreme fatigue
mucus discharge, extreme fatigue, lower back pain: If you have a UTI, it will not cause any illness in your unborn baby or interfere with the pregnancy, however, it can cause you to develop kidney problems or worse if you do not have it evaluated. If there is a suspicion of a urinary tract infection at this...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: UTI cause no Period, appreciative thanks, paper towels
appreciative thanks, paper towels, fertile days: Spem do not live very well on fomites (paper towels, cloth, clothing, tables, etc). In order for sperm to be viable, they have to be in a moist enviromnment. I doubt that his sperm survived on the paper towel. Furthermore, if youor last period started on...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: UTI or pregnancy symptom?, earliest signs of pregnancy, frequency of urination
earliest signs of pregnancy, frequency of urination, burning sensations: If you have not missed a period and you are on the pill and have not had sex since your period, you cannot be pregnant. The earliest signs of pregnancy are fatigue, nausea, and breast tenderness. Frequency of urination is NOT a sign of pregnancy. If you have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: UTI and pregnancy test, best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period
best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period, fertile days: A UTI will not interfere with a pregnancy test. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing your period. You were due for your period on May 20. Therefore, a pregnancy test would be accurate after May 27. Try it again after May 27....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: UTI, trigone, woman on top
trigone, woman on top, sound advice: There is no period of time that you cannot engage in sex while being treated for a UTI. The antibiotic will treat the infection whether you have sex or not. The frequency, burning, and urgency of a UTI will not interfere with intercourse, but you may have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Uterine abulation, uterine biopsy, ovarian cysts
uterine biopsy, ovarian cysts, heavy periods: If you are 41 years of age with an endometrial thickness of 13.8cm, you should have a D&C in order to assess any pathology in your uterus. If you are no longer complaining of heavy bleeding and only have light periods that do not last longer than 14 days at...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Uterine Inversion, little peace of mind, warning signs that
little peace of mind, warning signs that, uterine inversion: This problem - like almost all obstetric complications - just happens to some people. The best way for you to think about it is that if there were no doctors around you may have died. Even just 50-75 years ago, women like you who had HELLP, uterine inversion...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Uterine Inversion, little peace of mind, placenta accreta
little peace of mind, placenta accreta, warning signs that: Hello Michele- did anyone mention a condition called placenta accreta? This is a situation where the placenta cannot separate from the uterine wall without surgical intervention. It happens more commonly if the woman has had previous abortions or has had several...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Uterine Inversion, little peace of mind, warning signs that
little peace of mind, warning signs that, honest mistake: Hello Michele. I had a bad experience having my son as well. Different from yours in many ways but I had toxemia also. I went through the whole Did someone do something wrong, could this have been avoided? thoughts as well. Totally natural. I...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Uterine Inversion, vaginal epithelium, postmenopausal women
vaginal epithelium, postmenopausal women, strengthening exercises: Hi Chassity, Wow, unbeleivable that this was missed during the delivery of your daughter ... I dont know what degree your inversion was ..incase you didnt know, there are 3 grades of this condition, those being .. First-degree: On pressing on perineum,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Uterine Inversion, little peace of mind, inversion of the uterus
little peace of mind, inversion of the uterus, uterus contracts: Most inversions of the uterus occur during the delivery of the placenta, if someone exerts too much traction on the umbilical cord. It is rare to have a spontaneous inversion of the uterus, but it can occasionally occur. Usually pushing it back in with the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Uterine/TTC Question, emergency c section, ina may gaskin
emergency c section, ina may gaskin, nancy wainer cohen: Hello Amber- you need- MUST- read these two books- Open Season and The Silent Knife both by Nancy Wainer Cohen- go to a website in her name. She is THE expert in VBACs and they will answer ALL your questions- you can also email her from that site. Also, read...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Uterine Window, cesarean section scar, c section scar
cesarean section scar, c section scar, spontaneous rupture: Since there is a 1% risk of uterine rupture at the site of the previous incision, the key to to have the cesarean section performed prior to going into labor. As long as you are scheduled to have the operation before 38 weeks gestation, you should not have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Uterus adhered to abdomen/pregnant, advanced maternal age, laproscopic appendectomy
advanced maternal age, laproscopic appendectomy, inflated balloon: Hi Karen :) Hope this makes you breath a little easier. You are only at risk by 1% of an uterine rupture. So its extremely rare that this happens, especially in this day in age. As your progress into your pregnancy, they will carefully monitor your scar,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Uterus Growth, symphysis pubis, pubic symphysis
symphysis pubis, pubic symphysis, fundus of the uterus: We cannot feel the size of the uterus until after 6 weeks from the first day of your last period. By 12 weeks, we can palpate the fundus of the uterus just above your pubic symphysis. By 20 weeks gestation, the fundus (the top) of the uterus is felt at the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Uterus - How many Layers?, synthetic surfactant, rupture of the uterus
synthetic surfactant, rupture of the uterus, cell layers: If your son did, indeed, have RDS at 37 weeks 6 days, you may want to have an amniocentesis to assess fetal lung maturity just prior to the elective cesarean section. Then you will be absolutely sure that the baby s lungs are mature prior to delivery...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Uterus out of normal position, symphysis pubis, uterine fibroids
symphysis pubis, uterine fibroids, having babies: I don t know how large your fibroids are, or where in the uterus they are located. However, it is certainly possible for the fibroids to change the shape of the uterus and cause the cervix to change position. It can be further back in the vagina or up under...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Uterus stuck to abdomen, radiation therapy treatment, laproscopic appendectomy
radiation therapy treatment, laproscopic appendectomy, signs of preterm labor: Dear Karen, Unfortunately, there really isn t a lot of literature on this. I ve done some research and found a June 2006 case study from the Journal of Gynecological Surgery but even that study is specific to the pelvic pain that this condition causes...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i.u.d's, ovary cancer, cancer of the uterus
ovary cancer, cancer of the uterus, pelvic inflammatory disease: IUDs are 99.9% effective against unwanted pregnancy and are pretty safe. When you have an IUD in place, you may have heavier periods and there still is a slightly higher incidence of unilateral abscesses, causing pain. We do not use IUDs in women who have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Can u help, ligament pain during pregnancy, pain during pregnancy
ligament pain during pregnancy, pain during pregnancy, hip bone: Many women experience round ligament pain during pregnancy, and it feels like a sharp pain on either side of the lower belly. To relieve round ligament pain, do a hip hiker. Stand next to a counter or wall with your painful side outward. Lift you foot...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can u get pregnant after a tubaligation, tubal ligation, pregnancy test
tubal ligation, pregnancy test, ligament: If the tubal ligation was performed correctly, it is impossible for you to become pregnant. If an error was made and, instead of tying or cutting or cauterizing a tube, the round ligament was ligated instead, then you can become pregnant. If you have not had...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Can u get pregnant, pre ejaculation, machine stress
pre ejaculation, machine stress, perfect machine: Hi Nay, I would say the odds of getting pregnant are lowered by pulling out, but there is still a chance. A slim chance. This chance would be reduced if the condom was kept on the whole time. periods sometimes come early, the body is not a perfect machine....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Can u get prenant after tubaligation?, tubaligation, prenancy
tubaligation, prenancy, pregnancy symptoms: Dear Anya, Tubal ligations are considered a permanent method of birth control. There are failures, though they are rare. The actual failure rate is about 0.5-1%. This typically occurs because the tubes have evolved in such a way as to try to heal themselves,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: u/s detects no heartbeart, prenatal visit, sonogram
prenatal visit, sonogram, report states: Dear Rachel, Until you know something for sure from your doctor, there is nothing for CERTAIN to stress about. The tech should have been able to pick up the heartbeat at this point, but we do not know about this particular tech or other various factors....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Can u still have period during pregnancy?, serum beta hcg, menstral cycle
serum beta hcg, menstral cycle, period during early pregnancy: Dear Felicia, Some women have had the experience of having an actual period during early pregnancy, however it is not the norm. The symptoms you describe are related to hormones. Those hormones can vary due to pregnancy, but other factors can cause this...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ultra sound, fetal heartbeat, sonogram
fetal heartbeat, sonogram, gestational age: If your last period started on February 13, you would now be around 9 weeks pregnant at this time. Usually, unless there is a descrepency in the size and dates, you do not need a sonogram this early in pregnancy. If you want to check nuchal cord transluscency...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ultrasound, empty gestational sac, estimated due date
empty gestational sac, estimated due date, fetal heartbeat: As I said before, a sonogram performed at 18-22 weeks has a two week error in either direction. Since your due date is December 31, you can deliver anywhere from December 18 to January 14. Your sonogram confirms that you will deliver around December 31. That...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ultrasound, vaginal ultrasound, adequate growth
vaginal ultrasound, adequate growth, sonographer: If your last period started on March 20, you are now 12 weeks pregnant, and your due date should be on December 27, 2006. So far, nothing seems wrong with the baby. I would repeat the sonogram (with perhaps a sonographer) and see if there is adequate...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ultrasound, ultrasound due dates, right on target
ultrasound due dates, right on target, head circumference: Hi Milly, yes you are right when you say the pregnancy is 40 weeks but you are technically carrying for 38. The 1st two weeks are counted as part of the cycle- very confusing! I am not totally sure how the doctors figured out my due date and such with...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ultrasound, whitch, lmp
whitch, lmp, last period: mj yes you can become pregnant during your period. Especially if you ovulate during it. Even so its hard to pinpoint the exact date you got pregnant because all babies develope at different rates. So even the ultrasound could be off. Hope i helped and good...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ultrasound, yolk sac, gestational sac
yolk sac, gestational sac, healthy pregnancy: Dear Ashley, The gestational sac can typically be visualized as early as 4.5 weeks of gestation and the yolk sac at about 5 weeks. The embryo can usually be observed and measured by about 5.5 weeks. A visible heartbeat can often be seen and detected by...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ultrasound, havn, five months
havn, five months, ultrasound: U/S safety is a big debate. I have known many many women to have them and have not heard of anything ever being bad from one. I had 3 when I was pregnant, my son (now five) is well and always has been. Discuss your concerns with your Dr. He/She will...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ultrasound, neural tube defects, triple test
neural tube defects, triple test, sound waves: The brain is probably fine and the sonographer merely noticed some artifact or a slightly smaller ventricle. Remember that sonograms are merely echoes of sound waves and are not diagnostic. If the triple screen showed no evidence of neural tube defects or...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ultrasound at 6 weeks, ultrasound at 6 weeks, hcg levels
ultrasound at 6 weeks, hcg levels, progesterone level: Dear Rosie, So far, it sounds as I would expect it to - as far as your doctor s evaluation. It is slightly surprising that your level was that high even a week earlier, but it wasn t so high that we would be suspicious of an unhealthy pregnancy by hCG levels....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ultrasound, biparietal diameter, head circumference
biparietal diameter, head circumference, set of numbers: Every sonogram department has different areas on their report that gives the measurements. You will have to ask them what the 16.5 cm means. It could be the biparietal diameter of the skull, it can be the crown-rump length, it can be other measurements. Usually...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ultrasound, gestational sac, viable pregnancy
gestational sac, viable pregnancy, fetal heartbeat: Your HCG value is within normal limits for your stage of pregnancy. As I said before, it is too early for a sonogrma to show a fetus and a fetal hartbeat at this time (due to the fact that you probably ovulated later due to your long cycle). I would repeat...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ultrasound, empty gestational sac, non viable pregnancy
empty gestational sac, non viable pregnancy, fetal heartbeat: What was the date of the first day of your last period? If you took the sonogram at less than 6 weeks (from the first day of your period) it will only show an empty gestational sac but no fetus. After 6 weeks, we usually see a fetus and a fetal heartbeat....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ultrasound fetal heartbeat, fetal heartbeat, sonogram
fetal heartbeat, sonogram, doppler: If the baby is moving, there HAS to be a fetal heartbeat. At 12 weeks gestation, you should definitely hear a heartbeat on doppller. Do not take no for an answer and see if it is heard on Doppler. When did you have the sonogram that showed 13 weeks 3 days...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ultrasound/miscarriage, low progesterone levels, molar pregnancy
low progesterone levels, molar pregnancy, fertility specialist: Crystal, First of all, you may need to have a d & c if you aren t passing any tissue and are only spotting. Then, after a couple of normal cycles, you can try again. You may need to be taking progesterone as soon as you conceive to try and sustain the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ultrasound question, empty gestational sac, progesterone level
empty gestational sac, progesterone level, abnormal pregnancy: If your last period started n June 4-6, then the earliest your could have ovulated would have been June 17. YOu could only have conceived if you had unprotected sex between June 16-20. If you did become pregnant on one of those days, you would now be 8 weeks...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ultrasound result and pregnancy, uterine cavity, anovulatory cycles
uterine cavity, anovulatory cycles, sexual intercourse: According to the sonogram, you are NOT PREGNANT. The description in the sonogram is of a normal size uterus, ovaries, and endometrial wall. You did not mention when the first day of your last period occurred. If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ultrasound results, pinky fingers, ultrasound results
pinky fingers, ultrasound results, soft signs: Often, the radiologists have a number of conditions that demonstrate soft signs of a problem. I have not heard of most of them and they often mean nothing in the long run. What blood test was she sent for? I would ask for a copy of the sonogram report and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ultrasound dating, protein content of foods, ultrasound at 6 weeks
protein content of foods, ultrasound at 6 weeks, least three times: Hello again Susan. It is not surprising that your dr did not give you the protein info- they only get about 2 hours of nutritional education during their whole medical training and unless they take the initiative themselves to learn more, that s all they know....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ultrasound worries, enlarged kidneys, fetal kidneys
enlarged kidneys, fetal kidneys, fetal kidney: During pregnancy, enlarged kidneys can be normally seen due to dilatation of the collecting ducts or hydronephrosis of the ureters, causing some blockage in the fetal kidneys. If there is any blockage, there would be less amniotic fluid seen on ultrasound....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ultrasound..., hands and fingers, emergency situations
hands and fingers, emergency situations, cheri: Hello Nicole. I think the u/s technician is just used to describing the body parts in those terms. Once again, a scan has caused anxiety needlessly. I do NOT support U/S scans for ANY other reason that emergency situations. They are VERY inaccurate for most...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ultrasounds, last period, safe side
last period, safe side, due dates: Hello Tonya- u/s determines age of fetus by measuring various bone lengths, head size etc. They are only accurate within a two week variation- you were just lucky that your birth was close to the given date. Due dates are ONLY guesses- even when the exact...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ultrasounds, fetal heartbeat, biophysical profile
fetal heartbeat, biophysical profile, sonogram: We usually only perform a sonogram only once, at 20 weeks gestation because it is most accurate at that time for dating the pregnancy and confirming the due date. If we do not hear any fetal heartbeat by 10 weeks, or if we are not sure that a pregnancy is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ultrasounds, level 2 ultrasound, guestion
level 2 ultrasound, guestion, kidneys: Hello Deb. Well, all of this could mean nothing at all. I really don t have much faith in u/s. I have seen it diagnose many terrible abnormalities which never came to pass once the baby was born. If your baby s kidneys are too large, it could be an indication...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: umbellical cord, vascular occlusion, chromosome deletion
vascular occlusion, chromosome deletion, vessel cord: A two-vessel cord (absence of the umbilical artery) occurs about once ini 500 deliveries. The cause may be aplasia or atrophy of the missing vessel. About 30% of these infants wilol have structural defects. There is also a strong association between fetal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: umbilical Cord, having a baby, blood vessels
having a baby, blood vessels, ultrasound: Hello Marta. Yes, the umbilical cord should have three blood vessels in it. Occasionally it only develops two blood vessels.Sometimes this also means some abnormalities in the baby. However, in all the two vessel cords I have ever seen, there were NO problems...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: umbilical cord, ultrasound examination, congenital abnormalities
ultrasound examination, congenital abnormalities, varicose vein: Dear Jimmy, Sometimes an ultrasound examination will show bulging in a cord blood vessel. This may be a false cyst , which is actually a varicose vein, or a true cyst , a fluid-filled sac. Neither form of cyst is proven to pose a risk to the pregnancy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: umbilical cord around babys neck, fetal heartbeat, oxygen deprivation
fetal heartbeat, oxygen deprivation, fetal distress: How do you know that the cord is around the baby s neck? A sonogram cannot show whether a cord is tightly around the neck or loosely around the neck. (We are not worried about the neck, but we worry that the cord itself can be constricted and prevent flow...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: umbilical cord vessels/knots, medical caregivers, vessel cord
medical caregivers, vessel cord, worry wort: Hello Shawna. While I am happy that you have doubts about putting complete trust in your medical caregivers, there is nothing they could have done about this situation and they are not at fault in their care. Ultrasound is NOT a very accurate tool and though...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: umbilical cord, uterine atony, main arteries
uterine atony, main arteries, heavy bleeding: The placenta is attached to the wall of the uterus. The umbilical cord is inserted into the placenta and the other end is at the belly button of the baby. When the baby is born, the placenta is expelled (along with the umbilical cord). It is never attached...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: unable to concieve, infertility workup, ovulation kit
infertility workup, ovulation kit, fertility doctor: We usually do not start an infertility work up untill you have been actively trying to conceive for a full 12 months. First, you must determine if you are, indeed, ovulating. Get yourself an ovulation kit and start testing your urine around cycle day #12....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: unable to find heart beat, tilted uterus, awkward position
tilted uterus, awkward position, heart beat: Hi Breanda :) I wouldnt be so concerned at the moment. If you have a tilted uterus, depending on the severity, it can be difficult to detect the babies heartbeat. It also depends how the baby is positioned as well. I remember many times, it took forever...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: unable to identify intrauterine pregnancy, home pregnancy test, urine pregnancy test
home pregnancy test, urine pregnancy test, beta hcg: If you have a positive pregnancy test, but nothing is in the uterus (on two sonograms), you must rule out ectopic pregnancy (tubal pregnancy). I would suggest that you take two blood tests for pregnancy (Beta HCG) 48 hours apart. If there is a doubling of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: about a unborn child with a cyst on his head, good answer, cyst on
good answer, cyst on, cysts: Hello Kristina. I would need a lot more information to give you a good answer. Your best source of info will be your dr or a specialist on referral. However, please know that I have known many u/s scares to be completely wrong once the baby was born. I...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: underdeveloped 8 wk embryo, everthing, wks
everthing, wks, embryo: It is really hard for me to say. Maybe your due date is not correct. (when you thought you got pregnant) If that is the case then all is well. You should ask your Dr. lots of questions. That is what they are there for. Good luck to you, sorry I could...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: understanding a pregnancy test, best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test, missing your period: We count a cycle from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period, not from the day the period ended. Normally, a cycle is 28 days in length (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period).A normal cycle...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: underwear, underwhere, dime size
underwhere, dime size, liquid medium: If you have a 32-39 day cycle, I doubt that you are ovulating yet. With such an irregular cycle, there is no way for me to predict when, exactly, you ovulated. If your skin was moist and the underwear were porous, it is possible for any sperm to have survived....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: unexpected pregnancy, pregnancy symptoms 2 weeks, unexpected pregnancy
pregnancy symptoms 2 weeks, unexpected pregnancy, sexual intercourse: Remember that there are around 300,000 sperm at the tip of the penis prior to ejaculation. If any of these sperm get into the vagina, and it is at your fertile period of the month, they can swim into the vagina and you can become pregnant. If any semen gets...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: unexplained bleeding, stomach bug, stomach pains
stomach bug, stomach pains, winded explanation: Often, after having intercourse for the first time, you can have some bleeding right away or even a few days later. Your vaginal wall can be hyperemic at certain times of the month and can easily bleed when rubbed. Friction during intercourse can cause small...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: unexplained recurrent losses, low dose aspirin, factor v leiden
low dose aspirin, factor v leiden, low dose aspirin therapy: Hi Rebecca, I can t explain why this is happenening to you, especially since you have had 2 healthy pregnancies. Your doctor may want to try a combination of 3 drugs in your next pregnancy: Baby Aspirin, Synthroid (at a low dose), and Progesterone. You...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: unexplained weight gain, glucose tolerance test, low carbohydrate diet
glucose tolerance test, low carbohydrate diet, high protein low carbohydrate diet: The time to test for gestational diabetes is at 28 weeks gestation. Taking the test earlier will not diagnose diabetes. I think that it is unreasonable to ask you to only gain 15 lbs for the entire pregnancy. I believe you should gain 2-3lbs per visit. If...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: unilateral renal agenesis., unilateral renal agenesis, left kidney
unilateral renal agenesis, left kidney, week of pregnancy: Remember that sonogram scans are merely sound wave echoes and are, sometimes, difficult to interpret. One technician may believe he sees kidneys while another believes the echo is not a kidney. Both doctors could have been incorrect in their interpretation....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I had unprotected sex 18 days ago Can I be pregnant?, birth control patch, brownish discharge
birth control patch, brownish discharge, last period: Your question confuses me a little bit. Are you curently using the birth control patch? If so, then having unprotected sex is only true as far as STDS, the patch IS your protection from being pregnant. If you had the brownish discharge that is your period....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: unprotected sex, agian!, contraceptive failure, pre ejaculate
contraceptive failure, pre ejaculate, plan b pill: Dear Gary, Plan B is an emergency contraceptive that can still prevent a pregnancy after contraceptive failure, unprotected sex, or sexual assault. It should be taken within 3 days (72 hours) of unprotected sex and can reduce the risk of pregnancy by up...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: unsure if i could be having a baby, first response early result pregnancy test, pregnancy after tubal ligation
first response early result pregnancy test, pregnancy after tubal ligation, pregancy test: Dear Cheppette, Occasionally a woman can still get pregnant, despite having had her tubes tied properly. The tubes can evolve in such a way as to try to heal themselves, and sometimes a tract develops that allows egg and sperm to meet. However, tubal ligation,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: unsure about dates, home pregnancy test, initial ultrasound
home pregnancy test, initial ultrasound, estimated due date: Dear Megan, Again, both ultrasounds indicate a conception date in late June. I do believe you can be fairly confident that conception took place during the last week of June and your due date is approximately 3/13/08 (according to LMP) to 3/19/08 (according...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: unsure about possibility of pregnancy, stomach cramps, chances of pregnancy
stomach cramps, chances of pregnancy, stomach bug: Dear Ashley, In this situation, I would consider your chances of pregnancy to be very low. Here s why: 1) The sexual encounter was protected. 2) The encounter happened 4 days prior to a regularly expected period. This would have been after your fertile...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: unusal bleeding, fetal heartbeat, pinkish discharge
fetal heartbeat, pinkish discharge, brownish discharge: At 8 weeks gestation, it is common to have some pinkish discharge from the vagina (or even brownish discharge). However, if you notice copious amounts of blood (whether it is thin or thick), you should notify your doctor and get a sonogram to make sure that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: unusual birth, beautiful boy, amniotic sac
beautiful boy, amniotic sac, nurses: Most of the time, prior to delivery of the baby, the membranes surrounding the baby (amniotic sac( rupture ( breaking the water ) and then the baby is delivered. However, at times, the baby is delivered ( en cal )=or in the sac. The amniotic sac has not ruptured...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: unusual blood discharge, birth control pills, tri nessa
birth control pills, tri nessa, blood discharge: If you stopped the birth control pills a week ago, it is normal to start vaginal bleeding (a breakthrough bleed from cesation of hormones). It can be darker blood. You may also be ready for ovulation (since you are no longer on the pill). Ovulation may explain...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: unusual shaped yolk sac, yolk sacs, yolk sac
yolk sacs, yolk sac, adequate levels: You evidently had a miscarriage. Miscarriages occur in 15-20% of every pregnancy. There is nothing you can do to cause a miscarriage and there is nothing you can do to prevent a miscarriage. Miscarriages are not due to unusually shaped yolk sacs. I do not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: unusual situation, birth control pills, regular periods
birth control pills, regular periods, irregular cycles: Stress and physical activity (running, gymnastics, etc) can cause irregularities in your menstrual cycle. You have to keep a better record of your periods and should know when the first day of each period is. It sounds like you have irregular cycles and should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: update, large breasts, mood swings
large breasts, mood swings, nuvaring: Dear me! , Hello again! Discontinuing hormonal birth control can affect subsequent periods/menstrual cycles. The body tends to get used to the influence of the hormones in the BCPs, or in your case the Nuvaring, and it can take a few cycles for the body...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: upper backache during pregnancy, backache during pregnancy, 7th week of pregnancy
backache during pregnancy, 7th week of pregnancy, kidney pain: Dear Cielo, First, according to their website, you should check with your doctor before using Salonpas during pregnancy, so I ll assume you have done that and it has been ok d by him/her. If not, I would try using periodic heat to relieve the pain first....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Very upset, would you please advise., yolk sacs, 132 bpm
yolk sacs, 132 bpm, heart activity: Dear Elaine, I guess I am confused - you have said with the Baby B that there was empty space with one angle, a very light shadow with another angle, but then you give data as to the CRL, gestational age, and heart rate from the screen. Was the data on...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: upset stomach after sex, depo shot, stomach cramps
depo shot, stomach cramps, loss of libido: The birth control pill is the best method of birth control pill you can use. It is much better thah the Depo shot because your period is regulated and you do not have unpredictable bleeding. The pill does not alter the shape of your vagina or produce any structural...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: upset stomach, la leche league, info sessions
la leche league, info sessions, upset stomach: Okay Courtney- sounds like old fashioned colic. In a breastfed baby, this means that Mom must do some altering to her diet and the first thing we remove is any form of cow s milk. So, you must stop drinking ANY milk, no cheese, no butter, no yogurt, no cream...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: urgent help, mensturation, last period
mensturation, last period, semen: Your best days to get pregnant are calculated like this: The fourtenth day after the first day of your last period. That day is your most fertile day to get pregnant. What oozes out isn t sperm. It is the semen. Sperm live in the semen and swim into...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: urgent - pills, morning after pills, contraceptive pills
morning after pills, contraceptive pills, emergency contraception: Emergency contraception must be taken within 72 hours of the sexual intercourse. You apparently did take the morning after pills within the 72 hours period. As I said before, see if you get your period at the end of the month. If not, take a pregnancy test...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: urgent, emergency contraceptive pills, birth control pills
emergency contraceptive pills, birth control pills, girl freind: Dear Ashish, The short answer is - yes, I believe it is possible that she could still be pregnant. This is why... You did not note that any protection was used for sexual activity which occurred 15 days after her last period. A woman s most fertile time...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: urinary infection, ffn test, fetal fibronectin
ffn test, fetal fibronectin, fetal sac: Dear Ellen, The fetal fibronectin (fFN) test helps predict the likelihood of premature delivery. fFN is a protein produced during pregnancy and functions as a biological glue, attaching the fetal sac to the uterine lining. During the 1st trimester and for...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: urinary tract infections, bladder infections, urinary tract infections
bladder infections, urinary tract infections, partial answer: This is the kind of thing that really requires a urologist or urogynecologist s exam etc... to get a good answer. To give you a partial answer, there really isn t a position that avoids pressure on the bladder. You should try to empty your bladder well AFTER...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: urinary ?, urine culture and sensitivity, colonies of bacteria
urine culture and sensitivity, colonies of bacteria, symptoms of urinary tract infection: The symptoms of a urinary tract infection are frequency of urination (urinating several times at night), burning on urination, or urgency which is the feeling of having to urinate but when you try to urinate, nothing or very little comes out. It sounds like...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Not urinating enough, urinary track infection, kidney stone
urinary track infection, kidney stone, calcuim: Hi Tina, I would definately contact your doctor about this. I dont think this is a pregnancy related issue however. It sounds possibly that you might have an obstruction in the ureters. this can be cause from calcuim, forming a kidney stone. You really,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: urination/infection, urine culture and sensitivity, signs of urinary tract infection
urine culture and sensitivity, signs of urinary tract infection, colonies of bacteria: A urinary tract infection is an infection of the bladder and is not an infection in the vagina. If a culture of your urine shows that you have greater than 100,000 colonies of a bacteria (usually E. coli), the growth of bacteria is in the bladder, not in the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: urine test at docs, hpts, clearblue
hpts, clearblue, urine test: Julie It could be that she just wanted to verrify with her own tests. A lot of doctors are kind of anal about those kind of things. All it does is reassure her what you are telling her. 7 tests thats pretty conclusive to me however. So I would say congrats...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: urine, bile salts, culture and sensitivity
bile salts, culture and sensitivity, last period: Coke may help you with the nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. HOwever, the color of your urine may be due to concentration of urine. I would still recommend that you drink plenty of water, which will dilute the urine and it should return to its normal color....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Can I use slim Tampons?, inflammation of the vagina, vaginal cuff
inflammation of the vagina, vaginal cuff, granulation tissue: You certainly can use a tampon if you wish, however, if you had a hysterectomy 15 years ago, you should not have any bleeding from that time on (after the incision healed). By now the incision in the vagina should be totally healed and you should not have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: The uses of drugs during labor, epidural anesthesia, urinary bladder
epidural anesthesia, urinary bladder, spinal canal: There is no reason to have pain during labor. There are safe methods to releave pain, and I would recommend that a method be used as soon as you are in active labor. The most popular method is the epidural anesthesia. In this, medicine is injected into the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: using topicalcorticosteriods while pregnant, triamcinolone acetonide cream, poison control center
triamcinolone acetonide cream, poison control center, sleves: HI Amy, I would call the poison control center and tell them exactly what you are using and you have been using and told your ob and exactly what you told me. They can look it up and tell you more. I suspect everything is allright because most things put...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: uteran measurement, 28th week of pregnancy, manual measurement
28th week of pregnancy, manual measurement, week of pregnancy: If you measured larger than your dates, you may have a larger baby, you may have more amniotic fluid than you should, or you may be merely be carrying higher than expected. A sonogram will evaluate adequate growth better than a manual measurement at the doctor...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: utereas, heart shaped uterus, misscarriages
heart shaped uterus, misscarriages, heart shape: Hi Nedra :) Many women have heart shaped uterus :) Many are able to have healthy, full term pregnancies as well. Your condition however, sounds like its a little more complex then just a heart shaped uterus. There is a condition, that is actually...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: uterine/bladder prolapse - future pregnancy & normal activity levels, roger goldberg, prolapsed bladder
roger goldberg, prolapsed bladder, bladder prolapse: I wish I could help you more, but I would really have to examine you to do so. It s tough to tell you what you can and cannot do without getting to know you in person. Waiting 3 months to see the urogyn may be ok - but you really need to be doing pelvic...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: uterine measurements, fundus of the uterus, external measurements
fundus of the uterus, external measurements, week of pregnancy: Measurement of the fundus of the uterus is very subjective and varies from one examiner to another. We often use a tape measure, measuring from the pubic bone to the top of the uterus. Each centimeter corresponds to a week of pregnancy. If the fundus measures...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: uterine prolapse during pregnancy, prolapsed uterus, prolapse
prolapsed uterus, prolapse, bedrest: Usually, a prolapsed uterus will not interfere with the pregnancy and she does not need to be on bedrest unless she has some dilatation of her cervix. However, after the baby is born, she will be reassessed as to the degree of prolapse and a discussion will...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: uterine prolapse, prostaglandin gel, uterine contractions
prostaglandin gel, uterine contractions, bloodclots: In the early stages of type I uterine prolapse with a cystocele, you can try Kegel s exercises, which tend to help strengthen the area betweent the bladder and the vagina. They are done by tigntening your muscles as if you are trying not to urinate. Tighten...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: uterine rupture in birth, fetal heartbeat, cesarean section
fetal heartbeat, cesarean section, pregnancy birth: I don t have the statistics at hand. However, uterine rupture is usually seen in patients attempting VBAC or if they are on pitocin stimulation. It is very rare for rupture to start prior to labor or in the first stage in women with no history of a uterine...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: uterine rupture due to weak uterus, grapfruit, pregnany
grapfruit, pregnany, specialist care: As you know, anytime you have any surgery on your uterus, you will have a cesarean section. The risk of repeat cesarean section is 1%. You will probably have the operatioin at 38 weeks in order to avoid rupture of the uterus. As long as you do not go into...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: uterine window, pelvic peritoneum, fetal heart tones
pelvic peritoneum, fetal heart tones, fetal morbidity: Dear Jodie, Complete or true uterine rupture, characterized by sudden blood loss and fetal distress, is distinct from incomplete rupture, which is usually asymptomatic and not associated with maternal or fetal morbidity. Complete uterine rupture can occur...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: uterus, female reproductive system, gynecologist
female reproductive system, gynecologist, uterus: The uterus is an intregal part of the female reproductive system, which consists of a uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. The uterus is the organ where a growing fetus grows and becomes a baby. Every time you go to a gynecologist for an exam, we check the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: uterus, subseptate uterus, septate uterus
subseptate uterus, septate uterus, having children: A septate uterus is on it which there is a band of tissue running down the inside of the uterus. It does not cause problems in becoming pregnant. The side of the uterus in which the baby grows expands, while the empty side compresses. There is usually no problems...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: uterus, layers of the abdomen, anatomy textbooks
layers of the abdomen, anatomy textbooks, layers of uterus: I have no way of drawing a cross-section of your abdomen. The uterus and abdomen is composed of the cavity of the uterus, the endometrium, and the myometrium, (the muscle layer) the serosa of the uterus, the visceral peritonium, the peritoneal cavity, the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: uterus, uplift procedure, tipped uterus
uplift procedure, tipped uterus, 12th week of pregnancy: Dear Lainie, This is commonly referred to as a tipped uterus or retroverted uterus. It can be something that you are born with or it can occur with pregnancy when the uterus becomes enlarged and the ligaments that hold the uterus in place become weakened....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: uterus to pre pregnancy size, uterine contractions, pre pregnancy
uterine contractions, pre pregnancy, breast feeding: The uterus will return to its pre pregnancy size by the time you go for your six week checkup. It also takes six weeks for all your organs to return to normal (kidneys, intestines, etc.). You really can t speed up the process, even ifyou are breast feeding,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: uterus and unusual wettness, lower abdomen, having twins
lower abdomen, having twins, colon cancer: Your symptoms sound like you may have some fibroid tumors in your uterus. These are benign tumors that grow in the uterus and can be felt through the abdomen. They can cause difficulty in wearing clothes, and, if they push onto the bladder, can cause you to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: uterus, getting your period, abdomin
getting your period, abdomin, pregnancy test: If you have been getting your period rebularly, you are not pregnant. YOu may have some sequestration of gas in your intestines that can cause the sensation of kicking but I doubt that you are pregnant. If you have any doubt, take a pregnancy test and you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: uti during pregnancy, uti, kidneys
uti, kidneys, andi: HI Pamala, They need to get this under control, there will be some medicine she can take that will stop the infection. UTI are very common during pregnancy. The bacteria wont necessarily cause harm to the baby itself, the baby is very well protected,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: uti infections, culture and sensitivity, coonies
culture and sensitivity, coonies, lmp: What antibiotic are you taken? There is nothing to do but to take antibiotics. Did you have a culture and sensitivity of your urine? Tghe antibiotics will not affect the pregnancy. Repeat the culture. if there is over 100,000 bacteria in the culture, it is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: uti"S and pregnancy tests, angela hicks, blood test for pregnancy
angela hicks, blood test for pregnancy, pregnancy test: The UTI has nothing to do with your being late for your period. If your last period started on September 22, and you normally have a 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurred around cycle day...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: VAGINAL TASTE, female vagina, soap bath
female vagina, soap bath, soft tissues: The taste and odor of vaginal secretions are due to several factors and is individualized to each woman. Every woman has around 21 different species of bacteria, yeast, and organisms that live in symbiotic relationship within the vagina. Whenever the pH (acid-base)...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: VAGINAL TASTE, female vagina, soap bath
female vagina, soap bath, soft tissues: Hello Paul, well, here is what I can tell you. Vaginal secretions are definitely going to vary from woman to woman. They actually have a rather high glucose content and should taste a little sweet. The foods she eats will have some effect, but only really...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vaginal Bleeding and DNC after Auto Accident, fetal heart tone, fetal demise
fetal heart tone, fetal demise, beta tests: A fetus is well protected in the uterus.The fetus can be damaged if it is stabbed or shot, but usually will not be harmed if someone punched the woman in the abdomen. If you punched a pregnant woman who is two months pregnant, and she started to bleed and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vaginal Bleeding, redish brown, dr rappaport
redish brown, dr rappaport, last period: If your last period started on February 10, you are not due for your next period until March 9. The bleeding may be due to a laceration in your vagina due to the vigorous fingering , If the bleeding has stopped, there is probably no danger. However, it you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vaginal Burning, diflucan one, terazol 7
diflucan one, terazol 7, yeast infection: If the culture grew out Klebsiella pneumoniae it would also have showen the sensitivities. Sensitivities give the exact antibiotics that the organism is sensitive to. They would have tried the antibiotics one by one until it worked. Steroid creams should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vaginal bleeding, subchorionic hematoma, low lying placenta
subchorionic hematoma, low lying placenta, placenta previa: If your last period started on September 21, and you are, indeed, pregnant, you would now be almost 7 weeks pregnant (from the first day of your last period). I would suggest taking a pregnancy test to see if you are pregnant. If you are pregnant and are bleeding,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vaginal bleeding, bleeding after intercourse, vigorous sex
bleeding after intercourse, vigorous sex, time of ovulation: The bleeding that you have had for the last three months between cycle day #13-17 is mid cycle staining or ovulatory bleeding , which occurs at the time of ovulation and has no significance. It is not a problem. The bleeding you had after sex on cycle day...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vaginal Discharge, birth control pills, bacterial infection in the vagina
birth control pills, bacterial infection in the vagina, wet toilet paper: I do not know what Rephresh is and am not familiar with its use. However, we do not recommend that ANY commercial products be inserted into the vagina. There are around 17 types of bacteria, yeast, and other organisms in your vagina that live in symbiosis...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vaginal Discharge, brown vaginal discharge, time of ovulation
brown vaginal discharge, time of ovulation, regular period: If you have a normal 28 day cycle, ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. YOu can become pregnant if you have sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16 each month. Therefore, if your lastperiod started on May 22, you would have ovulated on June 4 and could have become...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vaginal Dryness/Birth Control, vagna, vaginal dryness
vagna, vaginal dryness, psychological causes: You do not get vaginal dryness from the pill or from switching from OrthoTriCyclen to OrthoTricycle-Lo. They are basically the same preparation. Vaginal dryness can be due to a lack of lubrication. If you are dry during sex, try longer foreplay to allow the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vaginal Itch/Burn, birth control pills, sitz baths
birth control pills, sitz baths, yeast infection: You obviously have some sort of inflammation around the clitoris. I doubt that the birth control pills have anything to do with it. YOu may have to see a dermatologist and have swabs taken from the area to see if there is some way of identifying the problem....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vaginal infections, bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection
bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection, painful intercourse: You did not mention what organism was found on a culture of your vagina. Certainly, if you need antibiotic cream for the BV, you will always get a yeast infection. You then should treat the yeast infection with Diflucan 150mg once or use some cream for it....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vaginal irritation, also, hemmoroids, high fiber diet, prune juice
high fiber diet, prune juice, fruits and vegetables: Dear Karen, As to the hemorrhoids (because this would be MY first concern!) :-), any one or more of the following may help relieve hemorrhoids: -Place baking soda (wet or dry) on the area to reduce itching -Take a warm bath with baking soda in the water...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vaginal Pain in Pregnancy, ligament pain, pain in pregnancy
ligament pain, pain in pregnancy, tyleno: The round ligamtents are the ligaments that anchor the uterus to the sidewalls of the pelvis. They run from the uterus to the sidewalls and then to the vulva area. Round ligament syndrome is very common during pregnancy, especially at your stage of pregnancy,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vaginal Pressure and Pain, ligament pain, pre term labour
ligament pain, pre term labour, second pregnancy: Hi April, Your issue could be one of 2 things. This very well could be an indicator of pre-term labour. I would definately make your doctor aware of your discomfort, and perhaps you may need to be evaluated. On the other hand, this is not uncommon...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vaginal pain and Birth Control, mood swings depression, pain during intercourse
mood swings depression, pain during intercourse, pelvic ultrasound: Dear Carol, Vaginal irritation can be a side effect of this medication. The more research I have done on Yasmin and the more I hear from women via this site, the more I hear about side effects coming on up to 5-6 months into taking it. Leg cramps, shortness...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vaginal Septum, vaginal septum, functional cyst
vaginal septum, functional cyst, septum surgery: If there was fill and spill into one of your fallopian tubes, you should be able to become pregnant. If you have a uterus and a cervix on that side you can carry the pregnancy to term. If there is a vagina , you can deliver a baby through the vagina. Otherwise,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vaginal Twitching, pinched nerve, annoying problem
pinched nerve, annoying problem, hiccups: I do not know what the muscle twitches in your vagina could be. It would not have any relation to the PCOS or endometriosis. It is possible for muscle twitches to occur anywhere in the body. Someties it is due to a pinched nerve , but is rarely dangerous....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vaginal tear at episiotomy site, vaginal mucosa, vaginal tear
vaginal mucosa, vaginal tear, silver nitrate: From your description, it appears that there is not good tissue directly beneath the vaginal mucosa. Therefore, gently rubbing causes breakdown of the tissue. I would think that resection of the area and repeat suturing would help. Again, there is no guarantee...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vaginal yeast infection during pregnancy, yeast infection during pregnancy, vaginal yeast infection
yeast infection during pregnancy, vaginal yeast infection, yeast infections: Hello Eileen, yes, it can show up that early- if the bacteria balance in your vagina changes for ANY reason, the yeast takes advantage. Along with the vaginal treatment, you need to stop eating any source of sugar, honey etc- yeast LOVES to feed off the higher...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vanishing Twin Syndrome, vanishing twin syndrome, multiple gestation
vanishing twin syndrome, multiple gestation, surviving twin: Very often, a woman can conceive twins and, after a few weeks, when taking a second sonogram, it is noticed that there is suddenly only one baby. This was called the case of the Vanishing Twin Syndrome . One of the babies stopped growing (for whatever reason)...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vanishing twin, vanishing twin syndrome, early miscarriages
vanishing twin syndrome, early miscarriages, vanishing twins: By 8 weeks gestation, it is doubtful that, if you saw twins already, there will be a loss of one twin. However, there have been many cases of vanishing twins . When you get your next sonogram (around 29 weeks) you will see if there are one or two babies....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Varicose veins on outer labia, outer labia, pressure gradients
outer labia, pressure gradients, varicose veins: Depending on pressure gradients, you may develop enlarged blood vessels in the skin of your labia. Even women who have not had any pregnancies can develop varicose veins anywhere on the body. If they bother you, consult with your gyn to discuss alternatives...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vasectomy Failure?, chances of pregnancy, breast tenderness
chances of pregnancy, breast tenderness, pregnancy test: It is unlikely that your husband has produced any sperm if he had a vasectomy 27 years ago. Vasectomy is 99% effective against sperm production. It is doubtful that the vas deferens has re-opened . If you have a 30 day cycle, and your last period started...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion w/ Pro-Retinol, care lotion, retinol
care lotion, retinol, skin cream: Hi Carrie, I am sure things will be fine- but just to be on the safe side you could call the Vaseline company and check with your doctor. I believe if you are taking some sort of pills or something that would make a big difference.... but skin cream? Especially...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: VBAC, nancy wainer cohen, silent knife
nancy wainer cohen, silent knife, vbacs: Hello Karina- YES YES YES- BUT you must educate yourself VERY well to accomplish this. Go to a website for a woman named Nancy Wainer Cohen- she is THE expert on VBACs- in fact she coined the term VBAC. She has written two books which you MUST read- The Silent...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: VBAC, emergency c section, pregnant due date
emergency c section, pregnant due date, operative report: The risk of uterine rupture during a VBAC is 1%. If you have any other problems that arise during the course of the pregnancy, the risk increases. If you had your first cesarean due to meconium stained fluid, and you did dilate to 8-9cm, you probably are a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: VBAC, dialate, rupture of the uterus
dialate, rupture of the uterus, fetal distress: Since the problem causing the cesarean last time may have been due to the position of the baby (deflexed neck), you are a good candidate for a VBAC. However, the baby was not too large, which manes that you may have had some CPdephalopelvic disproportion)....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: VBAC after 2 cesareans, risk increases, cesareans
risk increases, cesareans, c sections: If you have not delivered vaginally since having a cesarean section, the method of delivery of the next baby will be based on whether the same situation occurs at the time of delivery, the size of the baby, etc. The risk of uterine rupture after a cesarean...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: VBAC, nancy wainer cohen, vaginal births
nancy wainer cohen, vaginal births, silent knife: Hello Geana- my BEST advice is find another caregiver- the BEST would be a midwife. Your dr is not going to cooperate with a VBAC in any way. U/S is NOT accurate at setting due dates. You need to read these two books NOW- Open Season and The Silent Knife both...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: VBAC, independent midwife, nancy wainer cohen
independent midwife, nancy wainer cohen, silent knife: Hello Shawna- thank goodness you have lots of time. This dr. is a guaranteed repeat section- believe me!! Did I tell you about the two books by Nancy Wainer Cohen last time? They are Open Season and The Silent Knife. If you have not ordered and read them...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: VBAC, emergency c section, natural child birth
emergency c section, natural child birth, vaginal delivery: I do not know the circumstances surrounding your first delivery by cesarean section. If your doctor claims that a vaginal delivery could be life threatening to the baby, you should listen to your doctor and have a repeat cesarean section. It is better to be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: VBAC, glucose tolerance, fasting glucose
glucose tolerance, fasting glucose, contractions: The reason for your cesarean section was secondary arrest of dilatation . That, alone, would not prevent you from trying a VBAC. However, the baby was 9lbs 6 oz and in the OP position (face up), which causes the baby to act as if it were a pound heavier....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: VBAC, acog, dilatation
acog, dilatation, pelvis: The American College of ObGyn (ACOG) recommends that you have a repeat cesarean section if you come to term less than 18 months after your previous cesarean. The risk of uterine rupture (at the site of the previous scar) with VBAC is 1%. Any other contributing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: VBAC, anesthesia services, fetal distress
anesthesia services, fetal distress, 21 months: I do not know the entire details of your previous pregnancy. HOwever, from your description, it appears that you would be a good candidate for a VBAC, unless there is some reason you should not try for a VBAC. Perhaps there is something that occurred during...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: VBAC, vaginal birth after cesarean, cesarean section
vaginal birth after cesarean, cesarean section, getting your period: You can become pregnant any time after you resume getting your period. ACOG recommends that women who have had a previous cesarean section should not attempt a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) if they will come to term less than 18 months after the previous...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: VBAC, abdominal muscles, vaginal delivery
abdominal muscles, vaginal delivery, effaced: Usually, when the umbilical cord is wrapped around the shoulder or the neck or the arm of the baby, there is no problem. It is usually loosely round a body part and that does not prevent vaginal delivery. (Remember, we do not worry about constriction around...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: VBAC fourth pregnancy, second pregnancy, moderate risk
second pregnancy, moderate risk, normal delivery: Cheerio Emma, actually each clinic and ob have their own guidlines as to VBAC, here our ob s will allow you to do VBAC only if there were no real problems with you or the babies previously to consider being high risk. With your failure to progress and breach...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: VBAC with a large baby?, nancy wainer cohen, vbacs
nancy wainer cohen, vbacs, pain medication: Hello Candy- it is absolutely possible to vaginally deliver a baby that size. You MUST educate yourself very well to accomplish this- it will NOT just happen- you need to know how to work with your body. Go to a website called Nancy Wainer Cohen- she is THE...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: VBAC not an option?, mass exodus, hospital doctors
mass exodus, hospital doctors, due to breech presentation: If your cesarean section wax performed due to breech presentation, there is no reason why you cannot try for a VBAC. However, the trend in many major cities in the U.S. is to discourage VBACs recently, primarily due to lack of immediate surgical teams, anesthesiology,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: VBAC and Practioner switch, emergency c section, ina may gaskin
emergency c section, ina may gaskin, nancy wainer cohen: Hello Shawna. Do not stay with an office because your records are there. Your delivery is more important than the convenience of paper work. I suggest you seek out several local midwives and interview them. Ask them ALL the hard questions and pick the one...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: VBAC after previous C-section for failure to progress, emergency c section, efw
emergency c section, efw, sonogram: If a sonogram shows that the estimated fetal weight of the baby is greater than 9.5lbs, you should have a repeat cesarean section. However, if the EFW is less than 9lbs you can certainly attempt a VBAC. If you chose to have a repeat cesarean section, it would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: VBAC & term of pregnancy, placenta previa, vaginal births
placenta previa, vaginal births, loving every minute: Dear Renee, Multiparas do tend to have slightly shorter pregnancies, but more often the labors are shorter. And this does not by any means apply to every woman. Every woman and each pregnancy is different. Also, this tends to apply more to women who have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: VBAC, I think, vertical incision, abdominal incision
vertical incision, abdominal incision, nancy wainer cohen: Hello Roma- don t take what your dr. has said as the only opinion. It is much easier for the dr. if you have a section. You MUST educate yourself about this issue and I have complete confidence that a vaginal birth for you is just fine. However, YOU must be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: to VBAC or not to VBAC., vertex presentation, induction of labor
vertex presentation, induction of labor, month old baby: If the baby remains in the breech presentation, you will have another cesarean section. That is the safest method of delivery for you and for the baby. You should get a sonogram at around 38 weeks gestation and see if the baby is still a breech. If it is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: VBAC vs. C/section AND being overweight, emergency c section, nancy wainer cohen
emergency c section, nancy wainer cohen, silent knife: Hello Karen. Before I would consider you fully informed about the issue of future sections and VBACs, I would have to know that you have read these two books- Open Season and The Silent Knife both by Nancy Wainer Cohen. Nancy is THE expert on sections and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: VBAC, nancy wainer cohen, silent knife
nancy wainer cohen, silent knife, vbacs: Hello Orquidea. Your chances for a VBAC depend entirely upon how committed you are to educating yourself about the issue. The first step is to go to a website for Nancy Wainer Cohen- THE expert in the area of VBACs- in fact she coined the name VBAC. She has...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vericose Veins in Uterus, "pelvic congestion syndrome", pelvic congestion syndrome, gnrh analogues
pelvic congestion syndrome, gnrh analogues, secondary dysmenorrhea: In 1954, Taylor suggested that emotional stress could lead to autonomic nervous system dysfunction manifested as smooth muscle spasm and congestion of the veins draining the ovaries and uterus. Transuterine venography in women with chornic pelvic pain often...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Viable pregnancy?, empty gestational sac, enlarged nipples
empty gestational sac, enlarged nipples, blighted ovum: The range of HCG values make it difficult to pinpoint the age of the baby. A value of 4180 can range from 2 weeks to 5 weeks. A sonogram will not show a fetus and a fetal heartbeat until over six weeks from your last period. Prior to 6 weeks, we can see...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vibrating/twitching fetal movement, feeling the baby move, odd type
feeling the baby move, odd type, fetal movements: There are many different types of fetal movements that you may feel during the pregnancy. HOwever, if you have some odd type of movement, the only way we can assess the baby is via ultrasound. If you are worried, ask your obstetrician to do a sonogram to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vibrator use during pregnancy, sound waves, sonogram
sound waves, sonogram, dilatation: Sound waves do not harm the fetus or interfere with the pregnancy. We use sound waves when we perform a sonogram(ultrasound). HOwever, introduction of any foreign object into the vagina during pregnancy can cause infection, bleeding, or dilatation of the cervix....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Virgin. Had dry sex and mutal mastrabation. Can I be pregnant?, dry sex, mastrabation
dry sex, mastrabation, good girl: HI Tammie, As long as any of his semen did not get in or around your vagina or genital area, you should be fine. I know hormones run wild but if you want to be a virgin when you get married, I would suggest you masturbate alone and he too to avoid any problems...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Virus during early pregnancy, upper respiratory illness, group a streptococcus
upper respiratory illness, group a streptococcus, streptococcus b: Group A Streptococcus (Strep A) is a common bacteria that causes upper respiratory illness (sore throats). It is a bacteria not a virus. It will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on the fetus, at all, especially since it went away on its own. The bacteria...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vitamin A supplementation during pregnancy, beta carotene, vitamin a supplementation
beta carotene, vitamin a supplementation, prenatal vitamins: As long as you are taking the lower dose of vitamin A, you are safe. Vitamin A is in all prenatal vitamins and is safe for use during pregnancy. A dose of 4000 IU will not cause birth defects in the baby. Yes, you should also take folic acid every day...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vitamins during pregnancy, one a day multivitamin, mg calcium
one a day multivitamin, mg calcium, prenatal vitamin: You should discuss this with your Dr. or Pharmacist. I am concerned you are doubling up on some of these vitamins, that may not be good. Sometimes women have to take Flinstones because there body just won t tolerate the rest. I took a multivitamin that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vitex/Menstruation Length, light periods, irregular periods
light periods, irregular periods, september 3rd: You should not have a period that lasts for more than 14 days at a time. If your period is regular, it does not have to be heavy. Keep a record of your next few cycles to see if they are within 21-35 days(from the first day of your period until the first day...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vitiams, vitiam, prenatal vitamins
vitiam, prenatal vitamins, months of pregnancy: The baby will live even if you never take any prenatal vitamins. However, prenatal vitamins help develop the bones and teeth of the baby, assure that you and the baby will not be anemic during the pregnancy, help prevent illness during the pregnancy. It is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: VOMITING, heatburn, nausea and vomiting
heatburn, nausea and vomiting, msp: As you approach term, your stomach will slow down it activities and you will have more heatburn and nausea and vomiting.There is nothing you can do at this time about your 16lb weight gain However, if the baby has grown adequately, you need not worry....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vomitting, hamburger meat, hamburger helper
hamburger meat, hamburger helper, lastnight: Hello Heather. Many women fine that certain things upset their tummies more than others. Beef is greasy! I have not eaten beef in over five years, if I did I would probably throw up! Each woman is different and I don t think this signals anything being...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vulval Lump, bacterial vaginosis, labia majora
bacterial vaginosis, labia majora, cin 2: The lump on your vulva is not related to the changes in your cervix that gave you a diagnosis of CIN 2. However, if you have HPV, the lump may be the beginnings of a condyloma, which is seen in people with HPV. It is not a matter of urgency, but the next time...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: v-bac, vaginal birth after cesarean, rupture of the uterus
vaginal birth after cesarean, rupture of the uterus, breech presentation: The risk of rupture of the uterus during labor is 1%, due to weakness of the area of the previous incision. We perform ALL cesarean sections with a low incision these days, and the decision as to whether you can attempt VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean)...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I'v had all symptoms of pregnancy but the test was negative?!, home pregnancy test, symptoms of pregnancy
home pregnancy test, symptoms of pregnancy, pregnancy symptoms: It could just be to early for the test to show accurate results. Sometimes it takes a test between 1-2 months into your pregnancy. It could also just be a false alarm. Maybe you are going through soem stress with work or school or whatever. Sometimes you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vacation, water walk, vacation in the bahamas
water walk, vacation in the bahamas, sense of balance: You are now 27 weeks pregnant and can safely go on your vacation. Whyen flying, keep well hydrated and drink plenty of water.Walk around the cabin frequently and empty your bladder every hour. You can safely swim in the ocean, but avoid hot tubs. Remember...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vaccine, chest x ray, depo
chest x ray, depo, good luck: Most of the time things that are done before you know you are pregnant are not harmful. You should however talk to your Dr. about them if you find out you are pregnant. You should go ahead and test if you are worried. You may be having these symptoms from...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vag discharge during first trimester, fetal heartbeat, brownish discharge
fetal heartbeat, brownish discharge, yeast infections: The cream is good for yeast infections and will do no harm to the pregnancy or to the baby. You are now around 5-6 weeks gestational abe and it is common to have some pink discharge from time to time. It is also common to have some brownish discharge ( old...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vagina pressure, irregular contractions, sign of labor
irregular contractions, sign of labor, perineum: Hello Marie. It is caused because the lower third of your uterus and the cervix are softening in preparation for labor. Your baby s head is now dropping deeper into your pelvis and putting pressure on your perineum- all VERY normal and good. You are getting...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vaginal birth after c- section, vaginal births, vaginal birth
vaginal births, vaginal birth, c sections: You don t mention how long ago you had your third child. If you did not wait two years then you have a highter chance of problems with your next child. If you are a heavy woman the chance of the old wound in the uterus tearing open is greater. Overall...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vaginal bleeding, mid cycle bleeding, menstral period
mid cycle bleeding, menstral period, blood droplets: If your last period started on July 12, you are now mid cycle and, as such, the walls of your vagina are very hyperemic and can bleed easily if rubbed. Perhaps the fingering caused some chafing of the vaginal lining, causing some spotting. You may merely...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vaginal bleeding, sinus headaches, viable pregnancy
sinus headaches, viable pregnancy, sinus problems: A small amount of bleeding is common and normal in early pregnancy. However, if the bleeding becomes heavy with or without cramping, it may be a sign of impending or threatened miscarriage. I would suggest that you take two blood tests for pregnancy when you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vaginal bleeding, broken blood vessels, birth control shot
broken blood vessels, birth control shot, vaginal bleeding: HI Samantha, yes it is normal, depending on the amount of bleeding- is it heavy like a period? you could have one of two things going on: 1) it could just be some broken blood vessels up by your cervix. (this would be my assumption if it was light bleeding...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vaginal bleeding, brownish vaginal discharge, irregular menses
brownish vaginal discharge, irregular menses, gynecological pathology: It is quite common to have absent menstruation or irregular menses (such as you describe) for up to a year, even after you wean the baby from the breast. However, if you are having pain in your upper abdomen and lower back, you probably should get a sonogram...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vaginal change!, prolapsed bladder, ivf
prolapsed bladder, ivf, cervix: Without seeing what is pushing out of your vagina I can t even guess what it may be. If I were you, I would insist on being seen immediately (or go to an emergency room) to identify what is protruding out of your vagina. It could be a prolapsed bladder (cystocele),...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vaginal discharge, incompetent cervical os, incompetent cervix
incompetent cervical os, incompetent cervix, mucous discharge: Certainly, if she thinks it may be amniotic fluid (from her uterus) she should contact her obstetrician and get a sonogram to make sure that all is well. A clear mucous-like discharge is normal during pregnancy and there is no reason to susbect that she has...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vaginal discharge, menstral period, smooth consistency
menstral period, smooth consistency, yellowish discharge: A vaginal discarge may be normal even if it is yellow. Since it does not itch or have a foul smell to it, I doubt that it is an STD or anything to worry about. It may merely be due to secretion of your glands (in the vagina). Some women have more copious discharge...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vaginal discharge, yeast infections, pregnancy test
yeast infections, pregnancy test, nuvaring: Hi! Nice to hear from you again!! Well, even though I still think you are suffering a hormonal imbalance, we definately cannot rule out pregnancy. Anytime, you have sex without any controception, you are certainly at risk for pregnancy. Even if you had...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vaginal discharge, birth control pills, brownish discharge
birth control pills, brownish discharge, brown discharge: Dear Lena, More than likely, you will be safe from pregnancy because the way the BCP works is that it essentially fools the body into thinking that it is already pregnant and suppresses ovulation. Therefore, if ovulation does not take place, there is no...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vaginal discharge, symptoms of a yeast infection, vaginal secretions
symptoms of a yeast infection, vaginal secretions, yeast bread: Dear Sally, No, I would not consider this a symptom of pre-term labor. The genital area definitely has an increased amount of circulation to it during pregnancy, but it sounds as if this was noticeable swelling, vaginal discharge, and discomfort. You may...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vaginal discharge in early pregnancy, vaginal discharge in early pregnancy, discharge in early pregnancy
vaginal discharge in early pregnancy, discharge in early pregnancy, emotional upheaval: Hello Cristina. No, it s not really a sign of pregnancy, but everyone has unique experiences. Because your cycles were disrupted by the spontaneous abortion and the emotional upheaval, your body may not be in regular routine yet. You may indeed be ovulationg,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vaginal discharge in early pregnancy, vaginal discharge in early pregnancy, discharge in early pregnancy
vaginal discharge in early pregnancy, discharge in early pregnancy, sign of pregnancy: Chunky white fluid sounds like a yeast infection. Do you itch? Does it smell like bread? Look like cottage cheese? If not then it may be some left over sperm or some other infection. I doubt the texture of it refers to pregnacy as a sign. Even if you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vaginal discharge, vagina area, swisser
vagina area, swisser, months of pregnancy: If you like yogurt that can help. If not there is a pill that contains the active culture that is in yogurt. Ask your Dr. if that is safe to take. Always make sure your vagina area is clean and dry, the yeast can not grow there. You may not have this...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vaginal discomfort, long periods of time, warm showers
long periods of time, warm showers, vaginal discomfort: At 38 weeks gestation, it is common to feel pressure and vaginal discomfort. Some patients cannot walk at all. The only treatment that can be done is to stay off your feet until you go into active labor. If this is her first baby, your daughter should wait...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vaginal irritation, vaginal irritation, ky jelly
vaginal irritation, ky jelly, inflamation: Often, vaginal dryness can cause inflamation or irritation in the vagina during sex. Unless there is a foul smelling discharge or pus coming out of the vagina, I doubt that she has an infection. Try longer foreplay and more KY Jelly to improve lubrication...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vaginal pain, vaginal pain, first time i had sex
vaginal pain, first time i had sex, skin sensitivity: Hi - congratulations on your pregnancy. I would check with your doctor about the vaginal pain next time you see her/him. This question is outside my scope of practice. As for the skin sensitivity, I have heard this before from my clients. It is possible...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vaginal pain, no period, not pregnant, serum beta hcg, beta hcg test
serum beta hcg, beta hcg test, gestational sac: Dear Chan, Hmmm... well, I m glad to hear you are planning an ultrasound. There is a slight possibility that you may have an ectopic pregnancy, which would not have as high of a hCG level as we would see in an intra-uterine pregnancy. So they would want...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vaginosis or Uti, vaginosis, vaginal infection
vaginosis, vaginal infection, vaginal cream: Hello Jamie- be sure you are drinking 2-3 litres of water every day, take cranberry extract capsules- NOT the juice- it is full of sugar and only feeds the bugs . Finish the current treatment first and then re-assess the situation. All the best- Cheri...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vaginosis, yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis
yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, drug of choice: You did not mention what type of vaginosis you have. Was it monilial vaginosis (yeast infection), bacterial vaginosis, or Trichomonal vaginosis. If it is due to a yeast infection, the treatment of choice is Diflucan 150mg once. If it is bacterial vaginosis...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vaginusmus and childbirth, imperforate hymen, artificial insemination
imperforate hymen, artificial insemination, first sexual encounter: Dear RJ, No, your wife would not have any problems with delivery. Most hymens are a crescent-shaped piece of tissue that has no anatomical function. Upon the first sexual encounter, they do often cause a bit of bleeding when they tear away, but they do...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: variable head position after 35th week, umbilical cord prolapse, vertex position
umbilical cord prolapse, vertex position, pregnancy labor: Until you actually go into labor, the baby may be quite labile and move all around your uterus. Once you start having contractions every 3 minutes from the beginning of one contraction to the beginning of the next contraction (at the level of your belly button),...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: variations of cervical dilation during labor, pregnancy labor and delivery, cervical dilation
pregnancy labor and delivery, cervical dilation, thin women: The cervix of EVERY woman is fully dilated when it reaches 10cm in diameter. We do not encourage women to start pushing until the cervix is fully dilated because if there is any cervix left and she starts pushing, the cervix can tear, leading to intense hemorrhage...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: variations in cervical length during pregnancy, incompetent cervix, vaginal ultrasound
incompetent cervix, vaginal ultrasound, inutero: I doubt that you had an incompetent cervix because you did reach term. However you had a stitch at 14 weeks. When you have a stitch and it is removed, sometimes you will not immediately to into labor. It is doubtful that your cervix was only 0.8cm in length...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: varicose veins on uterus, veracose veins, left side abdominal pain
veracose veins, left side abdominal pain, partial hysterectomy: Hi Chris :) I have heard of this before. Usually though, where there is veracose veins on the uterus, its usually associated with endometreosis, Pelvic congestion, and or Uternine fibroids. All 3 of these, are painful conditions, and are often assosiated...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: various questions, strange cravings, extra foods
strange cravings, extra foods, baby hope: Hello not all women do the things you talk about. All the tummy troubles you talk about start from the fact they are more hungry, a woman has to eat enough for herself and her baby. She rubs it because sometimes it aches and because it feels weird as...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vasectomie pregnancy, vasectomy, paternity test
vasectomy, paternity test, sperm count: HI Sunshine, I really am stumped along with you, but I would definetley have that vasectomy checked incase something has happened to it, the only other thing you can do if your husband doesn t believe you is a paternity test just to prove to him something...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vbac, vaginal birth after cesarean, intelligent advice
vaginal birth after cesarean, intelligent advice, desion: There is no reason why you cannot try for a VBAC, but you may have difficulty in finding an obstetrician who agrees to allow a vaginal birth after two previous cesareans. Remember that the scar from the cesarean increases your risks of uterine rupture to 1%...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vbac after 2 c-sections, c sections, rupture of the uterus
c sections, rupture of the uterus, cesarean sections: Most obstetricians will not allow you to have a VBAC after two or more cesarean sections. The reason is that there is a higher risk of rupture of the uterus at the site of the previous scar. The risk is 1% if you only had one cesarean, but it increases if...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vbac, cesarian section, menstrual period
cesarian section, menstrual period, pain meds: The risk of uterne rupture after a cesarian section is 1% whether it is shortly after the first C/S or several years later. The area of the uterus is weakened due to the scar, even if it has had time to heal well. There is no reason why you cannot have another...

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

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vbacs, ina may gaskin, nancy wainer cohen
ina may gaskin, nancy wainer cohen, physicains: Hello Marie- there is NO medical reason for such a rule- it is a way for physicains to manipulate women into sections for their own convenience. They prefer to do sections because they can schedule birth for daytime hours during the week and they won t be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I've read that a brownish..., bloody show, contractions
bloody show, contractions, epidural: Sometimes, near term, you will get a bloody show . This can be pinkish staining, brownish staining, or even bright red blood (in minimum amounts) coming from the cervix (which is starting to shorten). Usually, if this is your first baby, you will not go into...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I've been taking clonazepam for 4 years now and just found out I'm pregnant, infant survival, delayed development
infant survival, delayed development, lab experiments: Hello Shannon- my information says that birth defects were NOT shown to happen in the lab experiments BUT there was in increase in the number of stillbirths,a decrease in infant survival after birth and delayed development. I hope that helps and I urge you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: veins on breast, best time to take a pregnancy test, early pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, early pregnancy test, earliest symptoms of pregnancy: If your last period started on August 5, then you would have ovulated around August 18 and could have conceived if you had sex on August 17,18,19, or 20. The earliest that a pregnancy test would show a positive result is 14-21 days after conception, or between...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vericose veins in 'private area', cause of varicose veins, vulvar varicosities
cause of varicose veins, vulvar varicosities, vericose veins: Dear Amy, A very common cause of varicose veins is pregnancy. The enlarged uterus compresses the large veins in the pelvis causing the flow of blood to stagnate and raising the venous blood pressure. The increased venous blood pressure is then transmitted...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: viable or not, family emergency, answers questions
family emergency, answers questions, thanks for your understanding: Hi there, I have had a sudden family emergency arise, and I am unable to take the time to answer your question at this time. I have placed myself on vacation from AllExperts.com, until i am able to take the appropriate time to answers questions again. I apologize,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vibrating sensation, bladder spasm, routine urinalysis
bladder spasm, routine urinalysis, muscle wall: Dear Brenda, It sounds like a bladder spasm - a long one, but a spasm nonetheless. You may have a bit of inflammation in your urinary system somewhere or in the bladder itself which is causing the muscle wall of the bladder to spasm. If it continues, I...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: virginity, concieve, hymen
concieve, hymen, hundred times: Sometime the hymen can break even if you are a virgin. Exercising, bikeriding, dance and other things can cause this so there is nothing saying that just because your hymen is torn then your not a virgin. Sometimes even women who have had sex a hundred times...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vitamin supplements, brand name drugs, generic substitutes
brand name drugs, generic substitutes, mydoc: Although generic substitutes are the equivalent of brand name medications, they may or may not have the same quality control as the brand name drugs. You can use the Natalcare glosstabs instead of the Prenate GT, but you should not convince yourself that they...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vitamins, birth control pills, prenatal vitamins
birth control pills, prenatal vitamins, birth control: I believe you are confusing the vitamins with Birth Control. You only take pre-natals once a day. (most of them) So it would be nice to take them around the same time. Such as every night or every morning. But making sure to take them at 9 am for instance...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vitiams, early stages of pregnancy, second pregnancy
early stages of pregnancy, second pregnancy, vitamins and minerals: Hi Darlene, Congratulations on your decision to become pregnant. You are certainly doing the right thing by getting a prenatal vitamin. And yes, you should start taking it if there is any chance you may become pregnant. The reason for this is during...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vomiting, diclectin, first daughter
diclectin, first daughter, morning sickness: Yes it is completely normal. I personally had very bad morning sickness up until my 7 month with my first daughter. I was perscribed diclectin which helped but made me very sleepy. Its totally safe for baby and youll feel better so ask your doctor about it....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vomitting, second pregnancy, baby thanks
second pregnancy, baby thanks, fetus: Abbey Yes its normal and when a doctor gives you something while your pregnant they usually take into account the fetus inside you so it should be fairly safe to take. Read the side effects or check it out on the internet. there s plenty of sites dedicated...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vomitting, 4 months
4 months: HI Cyndi, I would now go to the ER and explain what has been happening and get myself another doctor, because any ob that tells you nothing can be done is dead wrong. This can be dangerous especially if you or the baby becomes dehydrated. Go NOW and let...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Waiting period between beginning Birth Control & sex, birth control pills, birth control methods
birth control pills, birth control methods, methods of contraception: You can have sex without the use of back-up methods of contraception after two weeks (14 days) of taking birth control pills. Certainly, condoms will protect you against STDs, but you do not need to use them if you have been taking your birth control pills...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I Want To Get Pregnant, perfect machine, wive
perfect machine, wive, peak time: Hi Ashley, The peak time for a normal cycle would be anywhere from 10-15 days after the first day of the last period. So, based on what you tell me, you got your period on june 23rd... counting forward you should be ovulating anywhere from July 3rd-...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Wanting to get pregnant again, early pregnancy, chromosomal abnormalities
early pregnancy, chromosomal abnormalities, amniocentesis: As long as you are having regular cycles and get your period every month, you should have no difficult in conceiving nor in carrying a pregnancy to term. You are not considered old in any sense. However, after the age of 30, there is an increased risk of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Water Birth Question, nancy wainer cohen, birthing tubs
nancy wainer cohen, birthing tubs, silent knife: Hello Ashley. When a laboring woman spends time in deep, warm water, her labor is much easier to handle, therefore she is less stressed and thus the baby is less stressed. Being born from a warm wet place into a warm wet place is very calming for the baby....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Water Breaking, fish eggs, water breaking
fish eggs, water breaking, retaining water: Hello Alicia. No, fluid retention will not cause your membranes to rupture. However, your fluid retention tells me that your nutrition is not in the best of shape, and THAT WILL cause your membranes to rupture early. You MUST eat HUGE amounts of protein at...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Water Breaking, water breaking, dilation
water breaking, dilation, 10cm: Hello Carrie- yes, this happens all too often in North America- it most often is the result of mother not eating enough protein to grow good, tough membranes. It is much better for both baby and mother to have the membranes remain intact until very late labor-...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Water Breaking, pelvic exam, cervix
pelvic exam, cervix, pam: If the doctor felt (on pelvic exam) that there were bulging membranes , that would be an indication that you may break your water soon. There is no way of knowing when or even if you will break your water before you go into labor. I would not worry about...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Water breaking!, water breaking, cervix
water breaking, cervix, uterus: Hi Jerlean, well, yes and no. It may gush out in a big amount, or it may trickle slowly. Water does not always break in a pregnancy- mine never did and it always had to be broken in the hospital. if the baby is very high up in the uterus and in the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Water breaks/Inducing, strange bugs, ruptured membranes
strange bugs, ruptured membranes, joyfull: Hello Nancy. If you are in medical care and in a hospital, you must deliver within 24 hours- this is because a hospital is so full of strange bugs that you and your baby are at risk of infection. If, however, you were under midwifery care and not planning...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Water Gush, amniotic fluid index, doctor tomorrow
amniotic fluid index, doctor tomorrow, stomache: A gush of fluid from your vagina may be a high leak of amniotic fluid or a thin vaginal discarge. It can also be some urine coming from the bladder. If you are 17 weeks pregnant, a sonogram will assess the fetus and the amount of amniotic fluid you are producing....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: WEIGHT, calcium rich foods, lean protein
calcium rich foods, lean protein, quality diet: As long as you eat caloric balance, meaning not too much or not too little, your body weight will remain the same. Breast feeding for a year or more is a GREAT! idea. Not only for the superb nutrients that you provide your son, but also for his psychological...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Weak Pelvic Muscle, pelvic floor muscles, bladder discomfort
pelvic floor muscles, bladder discomfort, kegel exercises: Hi - Kegel exercises help to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and will help to avoid incontinence, cysts, hemorrhoids during your pregnancy and postpartum. I am uncertain about the exercise/bladder discomfort connection. There is a chance that your posture...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Weight during pregnancy, exercise program, hve
exercise program, hve, obstetrician: How much hve you gained so far during the pregnancy? It is recommended that you gain 30 pounds for the entire pregnancy and we also recommend that you gain 4lbs each visit. If you are gaining too much weight, discuss it with your obstetrician and you can probably...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Weight Gain, whole grain cereals, brain growth
whole grain cereals, brain growth, baked potatoes: Hello Marcy. Because you were quite slim to start with, you need to gain a total of at LEAST 35 pounds to make sure your baby has proper brain growth. As long as you are eating ONLY the best foods, it really does not matter how much you gain- it will come...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Weight Gain, amniotic fluid, pregnancies
amniotic fluid, pregnancies, marcy: Hi Marcy, Relax, this is all to common in alot of pregnancies. This could be just a big baby for your small size and it makes it look bigger, but still the baby may be a normal size. If all measurements are fine and ultrasounds are fine, then don t worry,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Weight Gain During Pregnancy, weight gain during pregnancy, ultrasound results
weight gain during pregnancy, ultrasound results, new doctor: Hi, Yes, eating healthier and exercising is probably the reason for not gaining weight. Since you started out at 195 pounds, you don t really want to gain much. 10-15 pounds should do it for you. So, make sure you gain a little, but not too much. The...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Weight Gain Durring Pregancy, pregnant with triplets, pregancy
pregnant with triplets, pregancy, weight gain: Well the doctors usually say that an average weight gain of 30-35 lbs total is normal for pregnancy. Many women gain more than that. I gained 60lbs total. Watch out, though..you are only 7months along, and the last 2 months are when the weight will...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Weight Gain - Post, shear luck, healthy diets
shear luck, healthy diets, pre pregnancy: Genetics certainly plays a big role in how much weight a women will gain during pregnancy, and overall how much fat her particular body wants to maintain. But be aware that if a women gains the ideal amount of weight, between 25 and 30 pounds, that only...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Weight Gain, glucose tolerance test, amniotic fluid
glucose tolerance test, amniotic fluid, sonograms: If you have gained over 30 lbs by your 25th week, you should have a glucose tolerance test, some serial sonograms to evaluate the size of the baby, to see how much amniotic fluid you have, and to make sure that you are only having one baby. If you have too...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Weight gain during pregnancy, glucose tolerance test, weight gain during pregnancy
glucose tolerance test, weight gain during pregnancy, carbohydrate intolerance: At times, a woman will not gain as much weight during the first trimester as she will later on in pregnancy. YOu should gain approximately 28-30lbs for the entire pregnancy. We usually would like to see you gain 2-3 lbs per visit. However, don t worry if it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Weight Loss at 16 weeks of pregnancy, extreme morning sickness, nausea and vomiting during pregnancy
extreme morning sickness, nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, anorexia and bulimia: Dear Sarah, Sometimes early on when there is excessive nausea and/or vomiting there can be a bit of weight loss. However, it is extremely important to minimize this, especially in your case. If weight loss gets severe enough, it may require a hospital stay...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Weight Loss Concern, pregnacy, first trimester
pregnacy, first trimester, losing weight: Losing weight in the early months is not that uncommon. I am not familar with stone, so I am not sure of her weight as far as if she is overweight, under or just about right. I doubt it is much to worry about, she will start to get hungry as the pregnacy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Weight loss after delivery, registered dietitian, pre pregnancy
registered dietitian, pre pregnancy, hello doctor: The body is usually back to its normal (pre-pregnancy) state at 6 weeks post partum. Usually, at the post partum visit (6 weeks after the delivery) we discuss exercise and weight loss programs. There are no restrictions as to the number of calories taken in...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Weird cycle after having baby, irregular cycles, having baby
irregular cycles, having baby, anovulation: Hi Andrea, For whatever reason, women can experience irregular cycles from time to time. The concern in this case is obviously if you aren t ovulating, you can t conceive. The only way to induce ovulation is to try taking something called Clomid, however,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Weird Period, weird period, brown blood
weird period, brown blood, pregnancy test: It sounds like some hormonal imbalance, or it could be due to your nursing. It is normal to have weird periods when you start to get them again after a delivery. As long as you get a period, it does not matter how long it is or if it is light or heavy. If...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Weird Periods, abnormal periods, periods time
abnormal periods, periods time, lining of the uterus: Dear Lindsay, A normal menstrual period lasts from 2-7 days. The normal cycle patterns can range from 21-35 days. When bleeding occurs that is not part of the regular cycle - periods are longer or heavier than normal, occurs between periods, time between...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Whats going on?, mucus discharge, 2 cm dialated
mucus discharge, 2 cm dialated, pregnacy: You should not expect to go into labor until your due date. When you start to have contractions at the level of your belly button, that occurs every 6 minutes (from the beginning of one contraction to the beginning of the next contraction) and each contraction...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Whos the daddy?imscared?, imscared, conclusive answer
imscared, conclusive answer, 16th of september: Hi Alexa :) I am so sorry, but I dont have a conclusive answer for you. I did some calculations. Counting 14 days, after your period would mean you would have ovulated roughly on the 16th of September. Now, you had intercourse with your ex on the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Wood stains/varnishes exposure during pregnancy, wood stains, nervous system damage
wood stains, nervous system damage, baby thanks: Do they actually say that you can cause nervous system and brain damage TO THE BABY, or TO YOU? Usually they could not cause any damage to you unless you ingested them. Merely exposure to the substances will not cause any problems and I still doubt that they...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Worried, fetal heartbeat, pregnancy journals
fetal heartbeat, pregnancy journals, heartrate: It does not sound like there is any problem. You are correct in that you are now 7 weeks 3 days (based on your LMP of June 15). The sonogram confirms this and shows a good fetal heartbeat, as well. Don t worry. By the way, you are not considered high risk...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Worried, progesterone suppositories, progesterone level
progesterone suppositories, progesterone level, hcg level: Hi Lori :) Your numbers are great :) Your HCG is doubling, and this is a good indication that your pregnancy is progressing as it should be. Your progesterone level is not terribly low. However, different doctors have different expectations on exactly...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Worried, beta hcg test, serum beta hcg
beta hcg test, serum beta hcg, hcg levels: Dear Kerry Ann, If the doctor ran a serum beta hCG test, which gives an actual amount of hCG in your bloodstream, and that came back too low to be considered positive. PLUS an ultrasound did not show a gestational sac anywhere - in uterus or in tubes. Then...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Worried!, fertile window, fertile time
fertile window, fertile time, skipping meals: Dear Amanda, The MOST fertile time of your cycle is the few days prior prior to, day of, and day after ovulation. If you have regular 28 day cycles, you would most likely ovulate on cycle day 15. If you had an unprotected encounter within a few days of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Worried to death!! - Please Respond ASAP!, first response pregnancy test, first response pregnancy
first response pregnancy test, first response pregnancy, pregnancy tests: Hello. I am sorry for the delay in answering your question. You are not pregnant. I would bet on it. His penis would have to come in direct contact with your vagina, according to your question this has not happened. You can take some test up to five...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Worried about miscarriage, bleeding in early pregnancy, vaginal bleeding during pregnancy
bleeding in early pregnancy, vaginal bleeding during pregnancy, yolk sac: Dear Sarah, Vaginal bleeding can occur frequently in the 1st trimester of pregnancy and may not be a sign of problems. Studies show that anywhere from 20-30% of women experience some degree of bleeding in early pregnancy. Approximately half of pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Worried, empty gestational sac, stomach cramps
empty gestational sac, stomach cramps, blood test for pregnancy: If your last period started on November 16, and you had a positive pregnancy test, then you are now only 5 weeks 2 days gestational age. On sonogram, we do not see anything but an empty gestational sac at 5-6 weeks gestation. If you repeat the sonogram at...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Wrong in the test?, mood swing, morning urine
mood swing, morning urine, last period: Dear Sara, If it has only been 27 days since your LMP then, yes, it would be too early to test for pregnancy. You will need to wait until you actually miss a period or have a spotty period before testing for pregnancy for it to be accurate. I usually...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Should I wait One year, vaginal birth after cesarean, cesarean section
vaginal birth after cesarean, cesarean section, better reason: The recommendation os ACOG (The American College of ObGyn) is that, if you had a previous cesarean section within 18 months of again coming to term, yoo should have a repeat cesarean section. If, on the other hand, it is more than 18 months since the cesarean...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: waiting to go to the first doctors visit, pregnancy risk factors, short term disability
pregnancy risk factors, short term disability, initial ultrasound: Dear Gina, Well, obviously the sooner you have prenatal care, the better. As far as maternity leave, you should not need to go on maternity leave from work for many months unless you have complications of pregnancy or unless your job is unusually dangerous....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: waiting after a molar pregnancy, partial molar pregnancy, pathological evaluation
partial molar pregnancy, pathological evaluation, hcg level: In most laboratories, an HCG level of less than 5 is considered a negative value and is equivalent to zero. Once your levels have dropped below 5, you can star the six months waiting period and then start trying to conceive once more. The six month waiting...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: waiting after a period, cheri, myths
cheri, myths, pregnancy: Hello Faith- why do you think you are pregnant? If you had your period- you are NOT pregnant. You may have heard of women who are pregnant and yet have a period. These are mainly myths. The flow that can happen even though there is a pregnancy, is VERY slight-...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can i walk threw a meatal..., x rays, metal detector
x rays, metal detector, xray: VERY good question. I have never really thought of this before. Nor have I ever been asked. Not knowing how a metal detector works I inlisted the help of my husband who informed me they work off magnetics. (makes sense now) So you should be safe to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i just want to ask can you..., implantation bleeding, signs of pregnancy
implantation bleeding, signs of pregnancy, sore breasts: If there is bleeding while pregnant it is sometimes implantation bleeding, which would be lighter than a normal period. If you suspect you are pregnant you can take a test at this point. The signs you mention can be various things, too many to list....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: we want a baby!!, caffiene, birth defects
caffiene, birth defects, intercourse: Hello. First things first. You need to be taking folic acid NOW! This will help prevent birth defects. You both need to not drink alcohol or smoke. Caffiene is not good either. (lowers your chance) Regardless of what position you should lay flat...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: want to become pregnant, ovulation predictor kit, basal body temperature chart
ovulation predictor kit, basal body temperature chart, basal body thermometer: If your last period started on May 25, you probablly ovulated on June 7. This can be accompanied with spotting (mittelshmerz) and can cause pelvic discomfort on one side or the abdomen or the other. The spotting is not as long as a regular period and should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I want a child, billings method, physical signs
billings method, physical signs, last period: Okay Charlotte- sounds like you have done some thinking about this. To conceive you need to determine when you are ovulating. Your ovaries will release an egg 14 days BEFORE your period arrives. It is not determined according to the LAST period, but when the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i want to know if my girlfreind is pregnant?, girlfreind, walk in clinic
girlfreind, walk in clinic, urine test: Hello Kasy- the bleeding could be because her period was due, or she was a virgin and her hymen was torn or your intercourse was too violent. Once she has missed a period date, you can do a urine test for pregnancy OR go to a walk in clinic and ask for a blood...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i want to know something this..., iron tablets, supplemental iron
iron tablets, supplemental iron, headach: As long as your period came on time and lasted for less than 14 days, it is considered normal. It can be dark red or light red or can be watery or thick or have blood clots or not. It should come every 21-35 days (from the first day of your period until the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i want to get pregnant?, invitro fertilzation, scar tissue
invitro fertilzation, scar tissue, tubal reversal: Hi Shanta :) Yes, its possible that you can come become pregnant again. Sometimes removal of the ring, is all it takes, for normal functioning ovulation to begin. In other cases, scar tissue can form, making ovulation rather difficult. Ladies whom...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I want to get pregnant., birth control pill, last period
birth control pill, last period, birth control: If you started your period on August 12, and stopped the birth control pill on August 14, then you may ovulate around two weeks later. Try concentrating intercourse on August 26,27,28, and 29. If you do not get your period on September 8, take a pregnahcy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: water bag, water breaks, water bag
water breaks, water bag, high risk: Hi Tausha, If your water breaks at 24 weeks, we can t fill it up with water. It is a serious problem and can cause you to deliver prematurly and be at high risk for infection to both you and your baby. If you notice any leakage of fluid, head to the hospital...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: water bag, sex with my husband, water breaking
sex with my husband, water breaking, water bag: How far pregnant are you? Usually, if your water breaks, it will continue to flow out of your vagina. A gush of fluid after sex can be your water breaking, or it can also be some urine coming out of the bladder due to pressure of the baby s head on the bladder....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: water breaking, third pregnancy, wet pad
third pregnancy, wet pad, water breaking: Hello Tina. The only SURE way of knowing is to put on a pad and then take a very wet pad in to the office of the L&D unit at the hospital where they can test it with a strip of special paper. That will tell you whether it is amniotic fluid or urine. All the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: water breaking, rupture of membranes, robitussin
rupture of membranes, robitussin, cough: Unless there is an other underlying reason (infection in your amniotic fluid, infection in your vagina, etc) coughing by itself (even hard) cannot cause rupture of membranes. However, to make you feel comfortable, I would suggest taking Robitussin to relieve...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: What if my water breaks and I dont know it?, water breaks, rupture of membranes
water breaks, rupture of membranes, water down: Usually, your water will not break until you are going into labor. However, if you notice a trickling of water down your thigh, or if you suddenly get a gush of fluid out of your vagina, you should get checked. Once you break your water, you usually will...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: water pills, best time to take a pregnancy test, water pills
best time to take a pregnancy test, water pills, family doc: Once you become pregnant , we do not limke to use diuretics (water pills) because they lower blood volume. If your last period started on September 7, then you probably ovulated on September 20 and could have conceived if you had sex on September 19,20,21,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: waterbirth, blow up pool, water births
blow up pool, water births, birthing centers: Hello Karachi. Many women really like laboring while being immersed in warm water. The contractions are much easier to bear, she is more relaxed and labor progresses better. We use a children s back yard blow up pool of five feet in diameter- three rings high....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ways to help labor progress naturally, health food store, lecithin capsules
health food store, lecithin capsules, sore joints: Hello Angela- well, you won t get much help from me to bring this baby on early. I strongly believe that we must WAIT until mother nature, baby and your body are ready for birth. What I CAN do is try to help you be more comfortable. Go to a health food store...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: weaker positive pregnancy test, beta hcg test, viable pregnancy
beta hcg test, viable pregnancy, pregnancy test: In order to be considered positive, both lines on the pregnancy test should be dark and bold. A scant or light line is an equivocal test and must be repeated. It may have been done too early in the pregnancy. If your last period started on August 10, then...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: weeks-long mid-cycle cramps, time of ovulation, mid cycle
time of ovulation, mid cycle, last period: When was the FIRST day of your last period, not the last day of your period? If you started your period around April 6,and you have a 30-32 day cycle, you would have ovulated around April 21 and could have conceived if you had sex on April 20,21,23, or 24....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: How many weeks pregnant can I be?, pregnancy cycle, last period
pregnancy cycle, last period, sonogram: Hi Unique, Congratulations! Yes the doctor will have an ultrasound done and this will tell you how far along and developed the fetus is. Based on these measurements from the ultrasound, they will be able to determine about when your last period was....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Heart beat, yolk sac, report excerpts
yolk sac, report excerpts, embryo transfer: With the Cytotec, you are actually put into labor and the uterus starts contracting to force the products of conception out of the uterus. It is much more painful than a D&C, which is completed within 10 minutes, under general anesthesia. I would prefer a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: How much weight should I gain?, second trimester of pregnancy, trimester of pregnancy
second trimester of pregnancy, trimester of pregnancy, fetal growth: We prefer that you gain around 2-3 lbs per month throughout the pregnancy. However, if you are overweight, your doctor is correct in asking you to aim for 15-20lbs for the entire pregnancy. Sometimes, you will not start to gaini much until your second trimester...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: weight gain, nausea and vomiting, constant nausea
nausea and vomiting, constant nausea, weeks of pregnancy: Up until 15 weeks of pregnancy, you may not gain due to the constant nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. However, after 16 weeks gestation, you should start to gain approximately 2-3lbs per month. At this time your nausea will disappear and your appetite will...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: weight gain and weakness, sinus infection, physican
sinus infection, physican, blood counts: HI Lori, those symptoms could be a combination of the sinus infection and the pregnancy, how are your blood counts are you showing anemia? go tell your ob what you are feeling, if you can t get him to respond see another physican. It is always good to be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: weight gain, prepregnancy weight, max weight
prepregnancy weight, max weight, weight gain: We usually suggest that you gain around 30lbs for the entire pregnancy. It is nice to gain 2-3lbs each visit, but that also depends on your overall weight at the start of the pregnancy. Most of the weight that you gain is due to retention of fluid and you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: weight loss, intrauterine growth restriction, fetal heartbeat
intrauterine growth restriction, fetal heartbeat, prenatal vitamins: By now, your midwife should check for a fetal heartbeat at every visit. You certainly should hear a fetal heartbeat with a doppler stethoscope at 18 weeks. If the sonogram that you had at 16 weeks showed no problems and showed a fetal heartbeat you should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: weight loss during first trimester, low carbohydrate diet, high protein low carbohydrate diet
low carbohydrate diet, high protein low carbohydrate diet, whole grain bread: You will probably gain around 30 lbs during the pregnancy. However, it is normal during the first trimester not to gain much due to morning sickness, nausea, and vomiting. You sound like you are eating correctly. YOu should eat a high protein, low carbohydrate...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: weight loss, exept, morning sickness
exept, morning sickness, losing weight: Have you taken a test? First thing to do is confirm you are pregnant. Losing weight in the early weeks is not uncommon, but most of the time it is due to feeling ill, which you say you are not. It may be nothing but it should be addressed. You should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: weight pre regnancy, awesome mom, certified personal trainer
awesome mom, certified personal trainer, irregular periods: Dear Jessica, This is a great question! You are right to start planning ahead. You probably will not have problems with conception (unless you are experiencing irregular periods) due to extra-weight. However, pregnancy is associated with some physical...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: weight, candy sweets, corn starch
candy sweets, corn starch, pelvic organs: Hello Jenn. Well, the risks include difficulty delivering vaginally. Though you may think the excess wt. is what you can see on the outside, there is also excess padding inside, around your organs etc. This may cause some problem when the baby needs to pass...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: weightgain in third trimester, brain growth, baked potatoes
brain growth, baked potatoes, whole grains: Hello Analiz. You need to gain at least 35 pounds to ensure proper brain growth for your baby- make sure you are eating LOTS of protein- eggs, fish, meat, chicken, cheese, yogurt. Also lots of unrefined carbs- brown rice, baked potatoes, cooked whole grains....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: weird cycles, weird feelings, irregular periods
weird feelings, irregular periods, hirsuitism: Hirsuitism is only one of the manifestations of PCS. If you have irregular cycles, are obese, or haave facial hair, see a gynecologist and blood tests will rule out PCOS. You certanly can conceive and have a baby even if you do have PCOS.If you have a 30-35...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: weird hip stuff, pelvic bones, hip bones
pelvic bones, hip bones, pelvic bone: Hi Kendra, This is a normal feeling that some new mothers experience, especially if you are small-framed. Your uterus is growing and your pelvic bones are having to shift and move to make room for your expanding uterus. It won t be like this your whole...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: weird pains?, 50 effaced, abdominal musculature
50 effaced, abdominal musculature, muscle soreness: Dear Melissa, Since you are at 37 weeks, I m sure you will be going in now for weekly visits. At your next visit, you can mention it to your doctor, but it most likely is just an area of inflammation or muscle soreness. If you notice any kind of lump or...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: weird pregnancy happenings, full term pregnancy, viable pregnancy
full term pregnancy, viable pregnancy, fetal heartbeat: If your last period started on June 21, you did, indeed, ovulate on July 3 or 4 and must have conceived if you had sex on July 3,4,5, or 6. By August 19, you should have been 8 weeks pregnant and, by then, a fetus and a fetal heartbeat should have been seen....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: The weirdest period., home pregnancy test, taking the pills
home pregnancy test, taking the pills, brown blood: You had a normal period on December 22, even though it was only heavy for one day. It lasted for 4 days. This is normal. The spotting you had was probably due to the missing of the pill and doubling up the next day. It is insignificant and I doubt that you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: whats going on?, blood test for pregnancy, beta hcg
blood test for pregnancy, beta hcg, pregnancy test: You have to repeat your entire question. I do not have access to previous questions, so I do not know the dates that you mantioned in your previous question. However, if you have a regular 28 day cycle, and had a positive pregnancy test and now the urine test...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: whats going on?, financial bind, planned parenthood
financial bind, planned parenthood, unplanned pregnancy: Dear Ashley, If you don t wish to conceive an unplanned pregnancy, I would recommend that you at least check into Planned Parenthood or a similar facility near you to see about programs which base the price of contraceptives on your income. You could also...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: whats going on in my body, home pregnancy tests, urine test
home pregnancy tests, urine test, blood test: Hello Krisy- none of these tests are perfect and I would tend to believe the blood test over the urine test. You could still be pregnant however and only time will tell. You should be having a second blood test in 5-7 days and that should help with the question....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: whats my date of conception, ovulation conception, estimated due date
ovulation conception, estimated due date, pull out method: Dear Trina, Typically, you will ovulate 14 days prior to the beginning of the next period. If the first day of your LMP was 4/2 and you have regular 28 day cycles, your estimated date of ovulation/conception would be 4/16. Your estimated due date is 1/7/08,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: whats going on, best time to take a pregnancy test, uti symptoms
best time to take a pregnancy test, uti symptoms, laparotomy: You appear to have had a normal period (it does not have to last seven days), so I doubt that you are pregnant. If you miss a period, the best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing the period. If the test is negative, you are not pregnant....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: white spot on babies heart, afp test, sonogram
afp test, sonogram, aggie: There are many spots that we see on sonogram that mean absolutely nothing. They are artifacts of the echoes and, unless they are related to some syndrome or disease, you can ignore them. If the outflow tracts of the heart were fine and there are no other abnormalities,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: my wife, is she pg, pregnancy hormone hcg, home pregnancy test
pregnancy hormone hcg, home pregnancy test, hcg level: Dear Donald, If she had a complete miscarriage on 11/20, the pregnancy hormone (hCG) should be gone from her system by this point - most assuredly in any amount significant enough to be picked up by a home pregnancy test. The hCG level would most likely...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: wife pregnancy, date of conception, pregnancy test
date of conception, pregnancy test, last period: If your wife has a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of her period until the first day of her next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14, and she can only conceive if she has sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16. If her last period started on December...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is my wife pregnant or not?, best time to take a pregnancy test, ept test
best time to take a pregnancy test, ept test, morning urine: The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after you miss your period. You did not menitoned when the first day of her last period was, so I can t tell you exactly when to take the test. If the pregnancy test at that time is negative, she is not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: My wife is really worried, hcg levels, fetal heartbeat
hcg levels, fetal heartbeat, light fever: If there is only mild spotting (light pink/red) it is probably of no consequence. If she starts to start heavy bleeding with cramping, it certainly may be the start of a miscarriage. However, her HCG values are steadily rising, and are, indeed, more than doubling....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: My wife and I recently found..., rest of my life, hormones
rest of my life, hormones, newlyweds: Hello Clint. You have alot on your plate right now. But you must remember your wife has even more. You mention the hormones and that is alot of it. She also has worry about her body and her health and the babies health etc etc. Not that you don t worry...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: wife, step mom, erect penis
step mom, erect penis, asap thanks: Sometimes, it takes quite awhile to heal from the episiotomy sutures or the sutures used in a repair of any lacerations. However, try this. You lie down on your back and your wife straddles your erect penis. She lowers herself down onto the penis v e r y ...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: withdrawal bleed if you are pregnant, taking the pills, stopping the pill
taking the pills, stopping the pill, pregnancy test: If you started back on the pill and have had normal withdrwal bleeding in March and April, you do not have to worry. It is highly unlikely that you could have conceived while on the pills. If you have any doubts, take a pregnancy test, but do not stop taking...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: wORRIED, is SHE PREGNANT?, endometrial cavity, gestational sac
endometrial cavity, gestational sac, colour doppler: That could be anything else but she is not pregnant, according to the informatoin here. They would have seen a baby growing in there if she were pregnant. There are other things taht can cause an endometrium to grow. If you are that worried, why not ask...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Can a woman become pregant from Dry Sperm?, cause pregnancy, moist surface
cause pregnancy, moist surface, dry surface: It is unlikely that your girlfriend would become pregnant from semen that has dried or from your hand after you washed your hands and dried your hands. Sperm are very fragile and do not remain viable on a dry surface for more than a few seconds. If the sperm...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: a woman's cycle and getting pregnant, pre ejaculation, time hope
pre ejaculation, time hope, correct time: 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. However, if you have a longer or shorter cycle than 28, ovulation will occur earlier or later in your cycle. An average...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: when does a womans fertility..., experience infertility, how long does sperm survive outside the body
experience infertility, how long does sperm survive outside the body, female secretions: Hi Yom, A lot of questions. I will answer them in the order you asked. 1) A woman s fertility ends when she goes in to menopause and stops getting her period. The chances are of her getting pregnant at 47 or 49 would depend on this. If she is in menopause,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: when does a womans fertility..., female secretions, sperm cells
female secretions, sperm cells, how long does sperm survive outside the body: The ability to conceive (feertility) ends when estrogen is no long in the body. As llng as you are ovulating, uyou can conceive. You have heard of change of life babies .Even if you are 55 years old, you still can conceive f there are enough sperm cells...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: when does a womans fertility..., ovulation test kit, female secretions
ovulation test kit, female secretions, how long does sperm survive outside the body: Yom, Wow, you have a lot of questions. 1. As long as a women is still having a period and ovulating, she can get pregnant. 2. Fertility does decrease with age, the best time to conceive is when the women if ovulating (I recommend using an ovulation...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: women's health, american college of obstetricians and gynecologists, american college of obstetricians
american college of obstetricians and gynecologists, american college of obstetricians, vaginal flora: Dear Amy, You are right about douching. Most doctors and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) suggest that women steer clear of douching. All healthy vaginas contain some bacteria and other organisms called the vaginal flora. The...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i was just wondering if my..., last period, october 6
last period, october 6, due date: Hi Crystal, In a normal cycle, you would have most likely conceived (gotten pregnant) somewhere around January 8,9,10... but remember the human body is not perfect, and you could have ovulated earlier or later. This is how the cycle works, (remember,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: wondering, term babies, amniotic sac
term babies, amniotic sac, 80 effaced: Dear Ila, With premature contractions, I would not recommend inserting anything into the vaginal canal, including sexual intercourse. I would also recommend showers rather than baths to minimize the chance of infection in case a slow leakage of amniotic...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I was wondering if discoloration..., sign of pregnancy, symptoms of pregnancy
sign of pregnancy, symptoms of pregnancy, features content: Hi Tonya, When you are pregnant your areola (the dark area of the breast, which also includes the nipple) does become darker. For some women this doesn t occur until later in pregnancy, but for others it is a sign of pregnancy. Here is a link to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: wondering how long, drs appointment, nancy wainer cohen
drs appointment, nancy wainer cohen, wainer: Hello Maresea. Being 2 cm with a second baby means absolutely NOTHING. Your dr. is just looking for a way to manage your delivery at a convenient time for him/her. There is NO NEED to induce you- it most often ends in a c-section- did you know that? You could...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: wondering, best time to take a pregnancy test, brownish discharge
best time to take a pregnancy test, brownish discharge, time of the month: If your last period started on September 17, you probably ovulated around September 30 and could have conceived if you had sex on September 29,30, October 1, or 2. If you did become pregnant on one of those days, a pregnancy test would not show a positive...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: work concerns, quartz countertops, overhead crane
quartz countertops, overhead crane, caustic material: Although exposure to silica or quartz will not cause harm to your fetus, it may be dangerous to you to ihhale any toxic or caustic material. You can, of course, continue driving a forklift or operating a crane, but remember that your balance will change during...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: How does it work?, ovulation predictor kit, ovulation kit
ovulation predictor kit, ovulation kit, ovulation test: hi Lilac :) Just know, even though Basal temperature can indicate ovulation, it is certainly not full proof. It doesnt work for everyone. And it certainly sounds to me, that for your case, it should not be relied on. But dont worry, because for many women,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: workin, rural mail carrier, bumpy roads
rural mail carrier, bumpy roads, federal states: The decision to stop working is purely up to you. Some women can continue working up to the day that they start having contractions. If you are having any contractions or if you feel pressure and are excessively tired at the end of your shift, stop work. Your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: is working ok, 70 effaced, third pregnancy
70 effaced, third pregnancy, effacement: When you are engaged, the presenting part of the baby is at 0 station. If the presenting part of the baby is 1cm above the ischeal spints, it is called -1 station. If it is 2cm above, it is called -2 station. If it is 3cm above the spines, it is -3station....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: worried, fetal heartbeat, boat ride
fetal heartbeat, boat ride, heaps: The baby is well pretected inside your uterus surrounded by amniotic fluid. The bumpy boat ride or jumping up and down will not harm the baby or interfere with your pregnancy. It will not give you a higher chance of miscarriage. The risk of miscarriage is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: worried, ovulation predictor kit, babay
ovulation predictor kit, babay, hormone levels: Dear Lisette, There is nothing you can really take on your own. Your doctor would need to prescribe medication (essentially progesterone) for you in the correct dosage, etc,.. He/she should also be able to assist you in your desire to conceive. Your hormone...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: worried, vagina area, uterine contractions
vagina area, uterine contractions, prostaglandins: Dear Kristen, It sounds like intercourse may be stimulating some uterine contractions for you. Orgasm can do this and the semen actually contains a chemical called prostaglandins which can stimulate contractions. Normally this would be painless. Because...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: worried., fetal heart rate, fetal heart tones
fetal heart rate, fetal heart tones, uterine contractions: Dear Megan, If your cervix has remained closed and the fetal heart rate was great (which tells me it was a good rate and variability), I would not be overly concerned. You did absolutely the RIGHT thing to go in and make sure everything was ok. But now...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I am worried, home pregnancy test, nautious
home pregnancy test, nautious, dear christine: Dear Christine, At this point, you have not missed a period. If you had actually missed a period, I would be more inclined to lean that way, but you haven t missed a period and you had one single unprotected encounter (if I understand you correctly). In...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: worried : (, sperm cell, last period
sperm cell, last period, menstrual cycles: Dear Kaye, If your menstrual cycles are usually 28 days, then we will go by that rather than a somewhat isolated month of 35 days. Based on 28 day cycles, we would anticipate that you would ovulate, and therefore be most fertile, on approximately cycle...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Should I be worried..., x rays, xrays
x rays, xrays, last period: If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. If your last period started on January 23, then you would have ovulated around February 5 or 6. You could only...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: worried, pregnancy test, last period
pregnancy test, last period, hormonal imbalance: The first thing you should do is to take a pregnancy test. If your last period started on July 22, you would have ovulated around August 4 and you could have conceived around that date. However, if your cycle is very long, you may have conceived after that...