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Doctor insights on: How Likely Is It That I Am Pregnant

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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 likely is it that I am bi-polar?

How likely is it that I am bi-polar?

Family History?: Generally speaking, the strongest predictor for mood disorders like bipolar disorder is a positive family history of mood disorder. Get a good, interview-based evaluation with a mental health professional who has experience with mood disorders. ...Read more

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I am anemic and had/probably still have chlamydia. How likely is it that i would ever get pregnant?

I am anemic and had/probably still have chlamydia. How likely is it that i would ever get pregnant?

Pregnancy possible: Having chlamydia and being anemic don't prevent you from getting pregnant, unless the chlamydia caused pid with damage to the fallopian tubes. Being 46 years old is the more important issue. ...Read more

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How likely is it I would still get withdrawal bleeding during my placebo week even if I am pregnant. Is this still a way to confirm I am not pregnant?

How likely is it I would still get withdrawal bleeding during my placebo week even if I am pregnant. Is this still a way to confirm I am not pregnant?

Probably not Prego: Hi, Thank you for your question. if you are having bleeding ON a birth control pill DURING your placebo week then you are most likely not pregnant. Do a pregnancy test still to be sure. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-) Dr. M ...Read more

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Is it possible that I am pregnant on depo?

Is it possible that I am pregnant on depo?

The likelihood: Is very, very low if you have been getting your shots regularly. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I am schizophrenic?

Is it possible that I am schizophrenic?

Of course: Knowing nothing about you, it's impossible to rule out anything that humans can be. But, if the concerns are quite new - you may be suffering from something else since you are just a bit older than most people who begin to display schizophrenia. If you set up an evaluation with a competent clinical psychologist, they should be able to close-in on an accurate diagnosis. That should lead to good tx. ...Read more

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I am 17 years old, and my period is 4 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

I am 17 years old, and my period is 4 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. Cycle irregularity is not rare. There are many options for cycle control. ...Read more

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I am 17 years old, and my period is 2 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

Possible: If you are having unprotected sex, then it is quite possible you are pregnant. If you are to the point that you are late for a period, then a home pregnancy test will be quite accurate in determining this. But there are other things that can throw your cycle off - illness, stress, change in routine or diet, etc. So first check and see if pregnant, then make decisions based on that. ...Read more

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I am 51 years old, and my period is 16 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

Low risk - pregnancy: At age 51 the chances of being pregnant are quite low (but you can still take a pregnancy test to find out). If your periods have been regular up until now - you might be perimenopausal. For on-going irregularity - d/w your gynecologist. Take care. ...Read more

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I am 19 years old, and my period is 2 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

I am 19 years old, and my period is 2 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

Impossible question: I am sorry but you failed to provide us with any menstrual, sexual, or ovulatory information with your question. But, that is not that important since we live in a world where guessing is no longer necessary. It is time to get a pregnancy test. These are readily available everywhere. ...Read more

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I am 17 years old, and my period is 15 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

I am 17 years old, and my period is 15 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

Common problem : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I am 19 years old, and my period is 15 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

I am 19 years old, and my period is 15 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

Many possibles: There are many reasons you can skip a period in a particular month, but the number one cause is pregnancy if you are sexually active and not using reliable birth control. It's easy enough to get a home pregnancy test which would be very reliable if you follow the directions if you are already 2 weeks late. Other than pregnancy, change in routine, diet, illness, stress can cause a missed period. ...Read more

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I am 47 years old, and my period is 9 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

I am 47 years old, and my period is 9 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

Take a pregnancy: Test to know. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am 38 years old, and my period is 15 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

I am 38 years old, and my period is 15 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

Check preg test: It is still possible so, first, check a pregnancy test. If you're negative, then it's likely you had delayed ovulation for that month and it's going to take longer to get your period. Your ovulation can be delayed for many reasons: stress, endocrine problems (thyroid), other medications, weight gain, etc. In addition, your period will change somewhat as you get older. ...Read more

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Hello, I am on aviane contractive pills and I have my period even though I am not supposed to have it now.. Is it ok? Does it mean it is not working?

Hello, I am on aviane contractive pills and I have my period even though I am not supposed to have it now.. Is it ok? Does it mean it is not working?

OK: It's called breakthrough bleeding, and is not uncommon on the pill. The pill is still working. If it persists too long, talk to your doctor about trying a different pill. Perhaps it will resolve when your next period is over. ...Read more