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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Hi, I had an 5 day old ET on the 18 of march & last monday i had a bloodtest and it came hsg 17,5.. today i got my period. can i still be pregnant?

Hi, I had an 5 day old ET on the 18 of march & last monday i had a bloodtest and it came hsg 17,5.. today i got my period. can i still be pregnant?

Unclear: Your wrote HSG 17.5 I think you mean HCG 17.5. IF your HCG was positive then this indicates pregnancy. If you started bleeding after then the pregnancy may not have been successful. Since you are undergoing IVF then prompt follow up with your fertility specialist is needed to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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If I had sex and it was the first day I got my period can I still get pregnant?

If I had sex and it was the first day I got my period can I still get pregnant?

UNLIKELY, possible: You can get pregnant anytime in your cycle but intercourse on the first day of period is an unlikely time for ovulation. We (as a medical community) recommend taking precautions against pregnancy as well as std's @ all times. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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


Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more