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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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2 Pregnancy tests negative. 2 days very very light flow of period. Can i still be pregnant?

2 Pregnancy tests negative. 2 days very very light flow of period. Can i still be pregnant?

If testing too early: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) 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. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blood clots in period, can I still be pregnant?

What to do if I have blood clots in period, can I still be pregnant?

Pass'g clots no good: It is possible to have a light period while just pregnant. A large amount of blood with clots make pregnancy less likely. A miscarriage is also a possibility ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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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