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I had unprotected sex 6 days ago, had a not so heavy period for 5 days. My cycle almost over. My stomach is cramping. Could i still get pregnant?

I had unprotected sex 6 days ago, had a not so heavy period for 5 days. My cycle almost over. My stomach is cramping. Could i still get pregnant?

Probably not: In the setting of regular periods, intercourse just as your cycle is about to start is an unlikely point in your cycle to get pregnant. That being said, you need to check a pregnancy test in about two weeks to be sure. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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'm feeling pressure on the left side of my stomach and some cramping. Could i possibly be pregnant?

I'm feeling pressure on the left side of my stomach and some cramping.  Could i possibly be pregnant?

No guessing: Doctors never guess when it comes to pregnancy. And, you did not share any menstrual, sexual, or more importantly ovulatory history with us. If you have missed a period then please test first thing in the morning. If you have not missed a period yet then you must be patient. ...Read more

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I have been having light cramps in my abdomen could i be pregnant? I have been consfipated for two days also.

I have been having light cramps in my abdomen could i be pregnant? I have been consfipated for two days also.

Light cramps can be: From multiple reasons both obgyn and non obgyn, if u are a few days away from your period or at the time of the missed period a blood preg test would be + so your obgyn can do that if neg then an ultrasound can be done and cultures to see if it is from the pelvic organs or not, since u have already had 4 births most likely u should ahve an idea if u are preg or not. ...Read more

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Ovulated last week, have pressure in my lower abdomen and very slight cramping. What could it be? Could i be pregnant or could it be pms?

Ovulated last week, have pressure in my lower abdomen and very slight cramping. What could it be? Could i be pregnant or could it be pms?

Possible cyst: You may have a corpus luteum or luteal cyst. After you ovulate, the ovary secretes Progesterone via a structure called the corpus luteum. It can be large (i.e. 5-6 cm cyst) and cause pressure. Pregnancy is always a possibility, so do a home pregnancy test if your cycle is late. ...Read more

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7 months pregnant and had sex an start feeling cramping in abdomen could be the baby sitting low?

7 months pregnant and had sex an start feeling cramping in abdomen could be the baby sitting low?

Contractions: It is not unusual to have occasional contractions of the uterus at this stage of pregnancy. They may be triggered by having an orgasm. ...Read more

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I have been having strange cramps in my lower right abdomen. What could it be? I am a female and have had negative pregnancy tests.

I have been having strange cramps in my lower right abdomen. What could it be? I am a female and have had negative pregnancy tests.

GI, GYN; C ur Doc: Don't know your age, menstrual/pregnancy history. Things to check for: duration of symptoms, fever, timing related to meals, nighttime, urinary complaints, bowel changes, appetite changes, weight loss, nausea, bleeding; last md was when? Age related re: colon polyps, ca, ovarian cysts, etc. May be gas but... Acute symptoms- maybe infection, inflammatory bowel or early appendicitis. C ur doc now. ...Read more

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My wife may b pregnant, shes late and has taken 2 home pregnancy tests which were positive.She's had cramp-like pain below the abdomen.What is this?

My wife may b pregnant, shes late and has taken 2 home pregnancy tests which were positive.She's had cramp-like pain below the abdomen.What is this?

Time to see OB: Sometimes it is difficult to get a new prenatal visit immediately. However, if a woman is having pain or bleeding, the office nurse might arrange for her to be seen more quickly. Going to the emergency room is sometimes necessary if an OB provider recommends it. ...Read more

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I mm 12weeks pregnant.I have being having cramps on my right abdomen to myright leg for the past hours.Pls tell me if its ok.

I mm 12weeks pregnant.I have being having cramps on my right abdomen to myright leg for the past hours.Pls tell me if its ok.

Likely normal : If pain gets worse, you have bleeding or this continues tomorrow call your doctor to be seen. But this does not sound worrisome at the moment. ...Read more

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Got little cramp at the lower right side of my abdomen. I first felt it when i had my first sex and the 2nd time i used ecp. Is it bad ? Pregnant?

Got little cramp at the lower right side of my abdomen. I first felt it when i had my first sex and the 2nd time i used ecp. Is it bad ? Pregnant?

See your gynecologis: Right lower abdominal pain in a female can be from many causes, from menstruation pain, kidney stones to appendicitis. Usually pregnancy does not cause cramping but an ectopic pregnancy can cause pain. Seek evaluation by your gynecologist and get a pregnancy test if late for period. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, I am pregnant in the beginning of my 7th month.Yesterday felt painful cramps in my low abdomen just for 1 min and than stopped.Should i be worried?

Common : Most pregnant women will complain of these types of pains in the third trimester. If you are concerned you should see your doctor. Usually 1 min worth of pain that resolves is not likely to be preterm labor or something dangerous. Pains that continue and do not resolve should be evaluated promptly. ...Read more

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Can having a cold be a sign of pregnancy. With slight cramping. In back and abdomen?

Can having a cold be a sign of pregnancy. With slight cramping. In back and abdomen?

Unlikely.: There are many signs and symptoms of pregnancy. They include missed periods, breast tenderness, sensitivity to smells, and nausea/vomiting, fatigue, and weight gain. Cold symptoms and slight cramping are not typically signs of early pregnancy. If you think you might be pregnant, you could take a home pregnancy test (they are very accurate) or visit your doctor to obtain proper prenatal care. ...Read more

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I am 7.2 wks pregnant is it possible for some symptoms to subside already? Also is it normal ta feel the tugging and mild cramps in the lower abdomen?

I am 7.2 wks pregnant is it possible for some symptoms to subside already? Also is it normal ta feel the tugging and mild cramps in the lower abdomen?

Specifics: You did not define what symptoms you are referring to. We cannot just assume what you mean by such an ambiguous word choice. But, tugging and cramping are signs of infection not signs of pregnancy early on. ...Read more

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Im almost 5months pregnant, sometimes I have this feeling of cramps in my abdominal area, what is it ? Should i be worry ?

Im almost 5months pregnant, sometimes I have this feeling of cramps in my abdominal area, what is it ? Should i be worry ?

Common : Most pregnant patients complain of cramps off and on. This is a side effect if growing a human inside your body. Of course you should see your doctor for an exam to make sure all is normal. You want to make sure there are no sign of preterm labor. ...Read more

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I have had absolutely no signs of pregnancy besides cramping in my lower abdomen. what's going on?

I have had absolutely no signs of pregnancy besides cramping in my lower abdomen. what's going on?

See you Ob: Not all women have symptoms in early pregnancy. If you are cramping; however, its a good idea to see your Ob doc and find out what is going on. Best wishes! ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more