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Had sex on the 4th and my fertile days start till 6-11 acording to the fertility calculator. A condom was used is there any risk of pregnancy?
Very unlikely: While it is technically possible to get pregnant on any day of the menstrual cycle, this is true because a person doesn't know when she ovulated. If your periods are regular, your fertility calculator should be quite accurate. Since you had sex, with contraception, outside of this time window your risk of pregnancy is very low, probably not more than 1%. ...Read more
Based on my fertility calculator, last week was my fertile week and I had sex twice. 3 days after sex, I'm feeling cramps in my lower abdomen. Why?
Are home fertility tests like 1st response accurate with telling your fertility? Also are the results something that should be rechecked monthly?
Mixed Answer: Lh predictor kits measure the lh surge, not ovulation per se. If you have a good lh surge, your chance of ovulation is about 95%. There are problems though. Faint positives represent less robust surges, often seen with Clomid (clomiphene) and are not very useful in this case. Remember ovulation comes ~ 24 hours after the peak of the surge. These kits cause stress. Sex ev other day, days 10 - 17 covers it. ...Read more
Varies: Depends how accurate your due date estimates are. If you have a super-reliable dating then the reverse calculation is "pretty good," like within 3-4 days. If your EDD is +/- 2 weeks as it often is, then the reverse calculation will be not useful. Good wishes. ...Read more
None I know of: The only real fertility test for men is a semen analysis which is a detailed look at the sperm and other cells in semen. It grades the sperm quality based on number, activity and shape. If the semen analysis is normal, there is no further testing necessary. When it is abnormal, a physical exam and some hormone tests are the next step. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not great.: The risk factors analyzed statistically aren't explaining the outcomes. BUT 1) we know it's age related and 35 is low risk. 2) prior personal history explains things better than risk models (if previous personal heart disease risk zooms up). 3) http://www.cvriskcalculator.com/ ...Read more
All should be OK: If you enter your correct height and weight into any bmi calculator, the results should be correct. The exact meaning of a particular bmi might be open to interpretation as someone who is very muscular and has only 4% body fat might have a higher bmi than a couch potato who has love handles. For most of us, the bmi is a good indicator of appropriate weight versus overweight. ...Read more
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