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48 yr old w/ irregular periods. last period 5 mos ago. take elavil and klonopin daily. periods abnormal last 7 yrs. polyps and benign hyperplasia. chances i'm pregnant? if so does my meds make birth defects likely plus my age? one child 23 years ago

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Pregnancy worries?: Sometimes, it can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly, about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Agree with Dr. K: Your symptoms are more likely from being perimenopausal. It would be prudent to see a gynecologist. You could do a home pregnancy test, keeping in mind that it may be false positive around menopause. Wish you good health!

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