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My husband and I have had sex after I had my daughter but I am on birth control but my period is very light. Could I be pregnant?

My husband and I have had sex after I had my daughter but I am on birth control but my period is very light. Could I be pregnant?

Pregnancy unlikely: Pregnancy is not likely if using birth control correctly. One can do a urine pregnancy test, which if done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after a missed or strange period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. ...Read more

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 had a very light period last month that only lasted for 2 days, this month i am ~5 days late. could i be pregnant?

I had a very light period last month that only lasted for 2 days, this month i am ~5 days late. could i be pregnant?

Late period: Yes. Check urine/ blood HCG If negative consider sonogram to rule other other etiologies like ovarian issues, polycsytic ovaries,ectopic. if all negative consider prolactin levels and other endocrine tests F/U with doctor urgent care ...Read more

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I've had regular periods, but this month i had a very, very light period with dark brown blood, not even enough blood to fill a pad. Could i be pregnant?

I've had regular periods, but this month i had a very, very light period with dark brown blood, not even enough blood to fill a pad. Could i be pregnant?

So take a test: Don't guess. 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. Since you had your period this seems very unlikely. ...Read more

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Had my tubes clamped last January.. Now had very light period only 2 days long. And am having pregnancy symptoms... Could I be pregnant?

Had my tubes clamped last January.. Now had very light period only 2 days long. And am having pregnancy symptoms... Could I be pregnant?

Unlikely, 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), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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