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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 sex 5 days before period was due, was late on period by 9 days. Started a very light period today. Could I be pregnant, if so when could I test?

Had sex 5 days before period was due, was late on period by 9 days. Started a very light period today. Could I be pregnant, if so when could I test?

Light bleeding : Not all vaginal bleeding is a period. This could be breakthrough bleeding from a late period or you could be pregnant. I would test today or tomorrow, but to be certain a blood pregnancy through your doctor's office on monday will be accurate and they can discuss birth control with you if its negative. ...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

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After having a very light period, I used the bathroom and when I wiped there was blood. I have been spotting since it ended. Could I be pregnant?

After having a very light period, I used the bathroom and when I wiped there was blood. I have been spotting since it ended. Could I be pregnant?

Do test: in this day and age it is easy to do a pregnancy home test It is unlikely you are pregnant but just having a light period If test is negative see provider if you continue to spot over a few weeks ...Read more

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3weeks late but negative blood and pregnancy tests. Had a very light period with clear stringy bits not my usual heavy period could i be pregnant?

3weeks late but negative blood and pregnancy tests. Had a very light period with clear stringy bits not my usual heavy period could i be pregnant?

You are not pregnant: Not sure what you are missing. But here are the facts. You are not pregnant. You have confirmed that with both urine and blood tests. You have bled, like a period, which is the definition of not being pregnant. Since the facts are so obvious, what are you missing to think you could possibly still be pregnant? ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex a couple of weeks ago and got my period two days later. A week in a half later i got a very light period. Could i be pregnant?

I had unprotected sex a couple of weeks ago and got my period two days later. A week in a half later i got a very light period. Could i be pregnant?

Yes: Any time someone (female) has unprotected sex, she can get pregnant. If you're concerned, any over-the-counter home pregnancy test can give you an answer 4 weeks after your last menstrual period. In the future, unless you want to get pregnant, use some hormonal form of birth control. And have your partner wear a condom each & every time you have sex to minimize risk of sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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Protected sex during ovaluation early light period red/dark red lasted 6days but was very light on and off and 3 negative hpt's could i be pregnant ?

Protected sex during ovaluation early light period red/dark red lasted 6days but was very light on and off and 3 negative hpt's could i be pregnant ?

3 (-) tests say no: Depending on when you took the pregnancy tests, they are very reliable. Assuming you following the directions, including timing, how many negative pregnancy tests would it take to convince you that you are not pregnant? It is too late for emergency contraception now. Wait another month without intercourse and you will have an answer for free. ...Read more

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Very light period this month(early also and short), and now I have had cramps for the whole month.Back pain took a test and it was neg.Could i be pregnant

Very light period this month(early also and short), and now I have had cramps for the whole month.Back pain took a test and it was neg.Could i be pregnant

Light period.: The main reason for light periods is change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause ; implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. Need to ensure that you take the pregnancy after you miss period. ...Read more

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I'm nauseated often breast are feeling heavier and tender i've had very light period that light pink and barely there for 3 days could i be pregnant?

I'm nauseated often breast are feeling heavier and tender i've had very light period that light pink and barely there for 3 days could i be pregnant?

Yes: Yes, you might be pregnant. You need to get a pregnancy test done. There are many home pregnancy tests. They all work the same way. Get a test. It's the bponly way to tell ( other than waiting a few more months). ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more