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I had just finished my period two days before having unprotected sex. I had taken the "morning after" pill two days later. Could I still be pregnant?

I had just finished my period two days before having unprotected sex. I had taken the "morning after" pill two days later. Could I still be pregnant?

Not likely: It is slightly possible but not likely that you are pregnant. The timing of your menses and the fact that you took the morning after pill protect you. You can take a pregnancy test a few days before your next period is due to be sure. ...Read more

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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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Protected sex 3 weeks ago.period finished few days ago. Missed bcp in week 3 and took my break nd continued as normal. Could I still be pregnant ?

Protected sex 3 weeks ago.period finished few days ago. Missed bcp in week 3 and took my break nd continued as normal. Could I still be pregnant ?

Unlikely: Missing one birth control pill is not likely to decrease the efficacy of the pill. However, even with perfect compliance there is still a small chance that the pill will fail. If you are unsure you should do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I'm almost three weeks pregnant and just finished my period. The hospital said it could be a miscarriage. Is it possible that i'm still pregnant?

I'm almost three weeks pregnant and just finished my period. The hospital said it could be a miscarriage.  Is it possible that i'm still pregnant?

Imagine: No. It is not possible. Imagine for a moment that a new fetus smaller than the tip of a pin trying to live and survive in blood in the uterus and then the blood sloughs off in a period. The fetus does not live through that. In most cases there is no fetus to begin with and it is a normal period. Viable pregnancy stops vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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Just finished my period and had sex he came outside my vagina can I still get pregnant?

Just finished my period and had sex he came outside my vagina can I still get pregnant?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Just took out my Mirena (levonorgestrel) , started the pill immediately after removal. Still no period finished pack friday . Could I be pregnant ?

Just took out my Mirena (levonorgestrel) , started the pill immediately  after removal. Still no period finished pack friday . Could I be pregnant ?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) removal: If you had no bleeding with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) it may take a few months to start bleeding again depending on the type of birth control you are now using. Not bleeding on birth control is not a problem. You can check and do a PT now. If you take your pills same time each day your risk for pregnancy is low. No birth control method is 100%. ...Read more

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My period finish 4 days ago and im still having a brownish discharge. I have a neg. Pregnancy test. What could be the problem?

My period finish 4 days ago and im still having a brownish discharge. I have a neg. Pregnancy test. What could be the problem?

Old blood: Brownish discharge is just old blood left over likely from your period. It's not typically a sign of any problem with your hormones or uterus. However, for some women, birth control pills can help prevent having extended periods of additional spotting (red or brown) after period. ...Read more

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I'm 37 i just finished IVF a little less than 2wks ago i've taken 3 pregnancy test all neg, but my period is still not started what can be the problem?

I'm 37 i just finished IVF a little less than 2wks ago i've taken 3 pregnancy test all neg, but my period is still not started what can be the problem?

Still too early: It may be too early to test to see if you are pregnant. But if you are not the fact that you are probably on Progesterone will delay you period for many days past tge two week mark. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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