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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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2 weeks late period, neg urine test, no symptoms, neg ultrasound. Beyond regular cycles (clockwork). Could i still be pregnant? White discharge.

2 weeks late period, neg urine test, no symptoms, neg ultrasound. Beyond regular cycles (clockwork). Could i still be pregnant? White discharge.

Irregular Periods: I am sometimes surprised by this question that comes 1000 times per day. Women at times have missed periods. The cause of the missed ovulation can be from numerous things like extreme dieting, weight loss, obesity, stress, or other hormone issues. The surprise comes in that it appears women are not talking to each other about this. You are not pregnant. You have proof of this. ...Read more

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Can you spot have a late period but still have one and also be pregnant?

Can you spot have a late period but still have one and also be pregnant?

HPT: If you actually had a period, then you are not pregnant. But if you had spotting or some other irregular bleeding - then you could be pregnant. Take a home pregnancy test is you are not sure which is the case. ...Read more

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Period late by nearly 3 weeks protected sex negative pregnancy test? Could she still be pregnant? Answer needed urgently please thanks

Period late by nearly 3 weeks protected sex negative pregnancy test? Could she still be pregnant? Answer needed urgently please thanks

Not pregnant: Without sperm there is no baby. The test also confirms this. Girls miss periods for a lot of reasons like extreme dieting, extreme exercise, extreme stress, extreme obesity, and other reasons. ...Read more

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Naked rubbing of genitals but no intercourse, no penetration never had sex still a virgin. period late. could i be pregnant or period is just late?

Naked rubbing of genitals but no intercourse, no penetration never had sex still a virgin. period late. could i be pregnant or period is just late?

Very unlikely: That you are pregnant but still is remotely possible. With the sensitivity of present pregnancy testing, I would still encourage you to complete a home pregnancy test. Even if that's negative, if you period doesn't come in the intermin, I would retest to be absolutely sure. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I've felt pregnant before i got my period and i still feel pregnant after.I had my period late and it was light and short.Am i crazy? I have a iud!

I've felt pregnant before i got my period and i still feel pregnant after.I had my period late and it was light and short.Am i crazy? I have a iud!

Misinformed?: First, I am very happy you have reached out here so you can be better able to understand your body. You are not specific about what you think is making you feel pregnant, but you have an iud and you had a period. You are not pregnant. That is off the table. Hormone fluctuations are how your body experiences these 'pregnancy' symptoms. So look for things changing your hormones. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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