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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 took a hpt and it came back positive the next day i started my period can I still be pregnant? My period was medium flow with less cramps then norm

I took a hpt and it  came back positive the next day i started my period can I still be pregnant? My period was medium flow with less cramps then norm

Yes: It is still possible. You can have varying degrees of bleeding early in pregnancy and still be pregnant. One thing to always be concerned about is an ectopic or tubal pregnancy, but without pain, it is unlikely at this stage. It is also certainly possible that you had a spontaneous loss. Recommend following up with your doctor. ...Read more

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I missed my bc pill 3 days. Had sex unprotected sex 2 of those days. Now i think im starting my period. Can i still be pregnant? Or am i for sure safe

I missed my bc pill 3 days. Had sex unprotected sex 2 of those days. Now i think im starting my period. Can i still be pregnant? Or am i for sure safe

Unprotected sex: If you have your period, which is normal for you, then you are not pregnant. If you bleed, but it's a lighter bleeding and usually shorter than your normal period, do a pregnancy test to rule it out. If you miss your period, then do a pregnancy test, too. ...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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I Have Been On My Period For 5 Days I Think Today Is The Last, But My Boyfriend Came In Me 2 Days Before My Period Can I Still Be Pregnant?

I Have Been On My Period For 5 Days I Think Today Is The Last, But My Boyfriend Came In Me 2 Days Before My Period Can I Still Be Pregnant?

Sounds like no: If you had your regular normal period after you had sex then you did not get pregnant. You certainly could have though. Consider starting birth control and using condoms until you are ready to be parents. You can schedule virtual visit on Healthtap today with a doctor i your state to discuss options. ...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

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I had sex two days before my period, can I still be pregnant?

When to go to school: Hi i repeatedly recommend to my female patients that they learn the simple basics of ovulation and know the facts about fertility if they are going to be sexually active. This vital information can empower them and gives them some control back over their bodies. But, no you can only get pregnant when you are ovulating. This happens well before your period. You do not ovulate close to period. ...Read more

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My period was 8 days late then it finally came then i took 2 pregnancy test and both came back postive why am i on my period ? Can i still be pregnant

My period was 8 days late then it finally came then i took 2 pregnancy test and both came back postive why am i on my period ? Can i still be pregnant

Not likely: It appears that you may have sponteneously lost an early pregnancy. About 25% of early pregnancies are lost in such a way, usually due to chromosomal defects in the fetus. ...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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I have been on Clomid (clomiphene) for 3 cycles. If I am spotting 2 days before my expected period, can I still be pregnant?

I have been on Clomid (clomiphene) for 3 cycles. If I am spotting 2 days before my expected period, can I still be 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

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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