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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 unprotected sex on my period, could I still be pregnant? When is the soonest I could take a test? Do I have to wait until I miss my next period?

I had unprotected sex on my period, could I still be pregnant? When is the soonest I could take a test? Do I have to wait until I miss my next period?

Patience: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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Feeling exhausted and sick for a wk. I took a test 5 days b4 my period which came back neg. I had my period 4 2 days only. Could I still be pregnant?

Feeling exhausted and sick for a wk. I took a test 5 days b4 my period which came back neg. I had my period 4 2 days only. Could I still be pregnant?

When in doubt: just check another pregnancy test again in 1 week. If you have two negatives then you can be rest assured. Most likely your hormones are in flux now and you have spotting. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I'm on my period and vomiting could I still be pregnant?

I'm on my period and vomiting could I still be pregnant?

Maybe.: In the beginning of pregnancy, one may experience nausea and vomiting. All bleeding from the uterus is not a normal menses. So, I don't know whether your 'period' is a normal menses or a pregnancy related bleed. A pregnancy test is warranted. If the pregnancy test is negative your vomiting is for a different reason. ...Read more

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I got my period twice. It was like regular period. Could I still be pregnant ?

I got my period twice. It was like regular period. Could I still be pregnant ?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. 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. ...Read more

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I got my period today but it's very light (tanish), could i still be pregnant?

I got my period today but it's very light (tanish), could i still be pregnant?

Pregnancy test: Easy way to find out is to do a home pregnancy test. Could be a normal finding for your first day bleeding. If you are not using birth control, speak with your doctor about options. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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


Dr. Chad Levitt
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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