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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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I've gained 10lbs in last month. Breasts are larger now and spider veins appeared. Last 4 periods were short and super light.. spotting..Pregnant???

I've gained 10lbs in last month. Breasts are larger now and spider veins appeared. Last 4 periods were short and super light.. spotting..Pregnant???

Maybe not, but...: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), 1 week after missing a period, or 1 week after starting a "weird" period. ...Read more

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I have pcos, so my period is always fairly irregular. This time, when i'm "supposed" to get it, i'm only having very light spotting. Pregnant or pcos?

I have pcos, so my period is always fairly irregular. This time, when i'm "supposed" to get it, i'm only having very light spotting. Pregnant or pcos?

Suggest preg test!: Pcos affects 5-10% of women and these women have irregular cycles and only ovulate some months. Spotting or bleeding occurs from the uterus and can occur after an ovulation ( Progesterone withdrawal bleed), after eggs try to grow but don't complete the process ( estrogen withdrawal bleed) and during or after a pregnancy ( implantation bleeding, threatened miscarriage, or real miscarriage). ...Read more

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Lmp 5th october, haven't had one since. 22 days clockwork, now light spotting, negative pregnant test?

Lmp 5th october, haven't had one since. 22 days clockwork, now light spotting, negative pregnant test?

Check out this link: Take care and god bless u! http://www.Sheknows.Com/health-and-wellness/articles/816165/irregular-periods-what-your-body-s-trying-to-tell-you-1. ...Read more

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I am currently 8 days late and on CD 42. I took a HPT yeaterday and it was negative. today when I wiped I noticed very light pink spotting. pregnant?

I am currently 8 days late and on CD 42. I took a HPT yeaterday and it was negative. today when I wiped I noticed very light pink spotting. pregnant?

Trust the test: If you are late for your period then the test is most likely accurate. 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 by then. There are lots of reasons for late periods. A visit to your friendly obgyn is the next step. ...Read more

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I missed two days of bc pills, we had sex every day but used the pull out method. I was on amoxicillin the week before. Light spotting now. Pregnant?

I missed two days of bc pills, we had sex every day but used the pull out method. I was on amoxicillin the week before. Light spotting now. Pregnant?

Maybe no but do test: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (when conception might have occurred). An ob-gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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4 days post ovulation.Had sex every day.  Now sore nipples,gassy,bloated,light spotting.  Possibly pregnant? 

4 days post ovulation.Had sex every day.  Now sore nipples,gassy,bloated,light spotting.  Possibly pregnant? 

Hard to guess: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more