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Had sex a wk before period and got a positive pregnancy test 2 weeks after. Is that possible? Or could pregnancy hav happen before that intercourse?

Had sex a wk before period and got a positive pregnancy test 2 weeks after. Is that possible? Or could pregnancy hav happen before that intercourse?

Maybe. Maybe not.: If already pregnant, that would mean the "period" was not a real menstrual period, because having a real menstrual period clears out the uterus... So having a real menstrual period means not pregnant at that time. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How many days after intercourse can a pregnancy test be accurate? I am wondering how many days after intercourse i can take a pregnancy test. My periods are highly irregular so waiting to miss one really doesn't give me any answers.The last 4-5 days i hav

How many days after intercourse can a pregnancy test be accurate? I am wondering how many days after intercourse i can take a pregnancy test. My periods are highly irregular so waiting to miss one really doesn't give me any answers.The last 4-5 days i hav

It : It would be reasonable to take a pregnancy test now based on your symptoms. It does make it hard when you have very irregular periods as you note. If your test is negative, but you still don't get your period, wait two days then re-take the test. If it is still negative you could see your doctor and possibly get a blood pregnancy test, which is more accurate. In general, the pregnancy test can become positive 10 days after pregnancy though every womans hormone level of pregnancy (HCG) can be a little different at different stages of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can i have sexual intercourse during pregnancy? When it is not safe to have sex?

Can i have sexual intercourse during pregnancy? When it is not safe to have sex?

Pregnancy: Please do not have sexual intercourse during pregnancy!! Yes you can enjoy the company of your husband but I think sex is not a good thing. Please contact your Gynecologist and get her/his opinion. ...Read more

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Is the only way you get pregnant is if sperm is directly ejaculated during vaginal intercourse? Is vaginal sex the only way pregnancy can occur?

Is the only way you get pregnant is if sperm is directly ejaculated during vaginal intercourse? Is  vaginal sex the only way pregnancy can occur?

See answer: Though the risk is very low, it is possible for you to get pregnant without having vaginal sex if: •sperm get into your vagina, for example, if you or your partner have semen or pre-ejaculate on your fingers and touch your vagina •your partner ejaculates near your vagina •your partner’s erect penis comes into contact with your body near your vagina. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy test be inaccurate? Especially if birth control pills and condons were use during sex intercourse? She was having pains in her stomach.

Can pregnancy test be inaccurate? Especially if birth control pills and condons were use during sex intercourse? She was having pains in her stomach.

Please Clarify: Unfortunately you failed to tell us if the pregnancy test was positive or negative. If in doubt, the answer is to always repeat the test. If positive then it may be nice to get a blood test at the ob's office. ...Read more

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Pelvic ultrasound showed gestational sac pregnancy test was negative what could it be painful intercourse during sex ?

Pelvic ultrasound showed gestational sac pregnancy test was negative what could it be painful intercourse during sex ?

No: - likely pseudo-gestational sac - small focal collection of fluid in uterine cavity that looks like gestational sac. - if pregnancy test is positive and patient has ectopic pregnancy - this may be misinterpreted - in your case - recommend repeat pregnancy test and if positive-- repeat ultrasound and quantitative hcg. ...Read more

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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