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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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I had sex friday night my bf used a condom but it broke and he came inside me but then i had my period sunday, can I still get pregnant?

I had sex friday night my bf used a condom but it broke and he came inside me but then i had my period sunday, can I still get pregnant?

Probably not: If your period was on-time as scheduled, then it's extremely unlikely that you conceived. However sometimes women can have unscheduled bleeding that they mistake for a period, and that can happen even after a conception. If it doesn't feel like a normal period, you can check a pregnancy test 2 weeks from the "condom failure". ...Read more

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Haven't had my period for 6 months! can I still get pregnant?

Haven't had my period for 6 months! can I still get pregnant?

Needs Evaluation: A lack of a cycle for 6 months is called amenorrhea and is the result of hormonal "issues". I assume you have a negative pregnancy test now. This usually means you are not ovulating, which is required for pregnancy. But don't worry, there is help with medication. Call a local obgyn, you require blood tests and maybe an ultrasound. Also, you need a medication to help trigger a cycle. Don't worry! ...Read more

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If I haven't had my period in 3 years, can I still get pregnant? I've had unprotected sex for the past almost 2 years and haven't gotten pregnant. .

If I haven't had my period in 3 years,  can I still get pregnant? I've had unprotected sex for the past almost 2 years and haven't gotten pregnant. .

Yes: This is unusual for someone your age. You need to be checked for a reason as to no cycles, but you certainly could get pregnant without protection. ...Read more

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I have had my normal period but can I still be pregnant?

I have had my normal period but can I still be pregnant?

It is possible: A true period usually eliminates the chance that you are pregnant but some pregnant women can have vaginal bleeding that looks like a period. One .example: a pelvic infection could cause bleeding while pregnant. Another would be something called "implantation bleeding" which occurs when the newly conceived embyo's placenta "takes root" and causes bleeding. You should do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I had sex two days before my period, can I still be pregnant?

I had sex two days before my period, can I still be pregnant?

When to go to school: Hi i repeatedly recommend to my female patients that they learn the simple basics of ovulation and know the facts about fertility if they are going to be sexually active. This vital information can empower them and gives them some control back over their bodies. But, no you can only get pregnant when you are ovulating. This happens well before your period. You do not ovulate close to period. ...Read more

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My period was 8 days late then it finally came then i took 2 pregnancy test and both came back postive why am i on my period ? Can i still be pregnant

My period was 8 days late then it finally came then i took 2 pregnancy test and both came back postive why am i on my period ? Can i still be pregnant

Not likely: It appears that you may have sponteneously lost an early pregnancy. About 25% of early pregnancies are lost in such a way, usually due to chromosomal defects in the fetus. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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