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Doctor insights on: Pregnancy And Periods

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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What makes going through pregnancy and periods so hard for women?

What makes going through pregnancy and periods so hard for women?

Well let me tell you: Lets see: cramps, bloating, discharge, leaky sanitary pads, hemorroids, varicose veins, stretch marks, sore breasts, nausea, insomnia, emotional lability, fatigue, headaches etc. Etc. I really hope that you aren't a sweet young girl who just wants to know what to anticipate - or I may have scared you. If you are I guy, I hope I have impressed upon you tha twomen have the right to complain. (:. ...Read more

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Periods 6 days late... 2 negative pregnancy tests. Periods are never late, only come early sometimes. Should I test again? Could I still be pregnant??

Periods 6 days late... 2 negative pregnancy tests. Periods are never late, only come early sometimes. Should I test again? Could I still be pregnant??

Ovulation: If your periods come early sometimes, they may also come late. The most common reason is that you aren't ovulating every month resulting in irregular bleeding. I would get a blood pregnancy test to be certain and speak with your physician about doing some testing for irregular ovulation and maybe start a birth control pill. ...Read more

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Hi, I m trying to get pregnant from this month and now I feel a white vaginal discharge is it the sign of early pregnancy or periods?

Hi, I m trying to get pregnant from this month and now I feel a white vaginal discharge is it the sign of early pregnancy or periods?

Vaginal discharge: A white vaginal discharge does not indicate a pregnancy or an oncoming period. Most likely in the second half of the month, the occurence of yeast overgrowth vaginally is the probable cause of the discharge. ...Read more

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-ve HPT after 6, 7, 8 &9 weeks of sex. Can I rule out the pregnancy? Got periods as expected last month, this month 2 weeks late and still no. Pregnant?

-ve HPT after 6, 7, 8 &9 weeks of sex. Can I rule out the pregnancy? Got periods as expected last month, this month 2 weeks late and still no. Pregnant?

Confusing: The way you've phrased your? Is unclear, but generally speaking if you haven't had sex for more than 2 weeks and your test is neg., it's unlikely your pregn. Wait 2 more weeks and retest. If still neg. And no period, call GYN who will induce your period with progesterone.For more info: www. Askyourgynecologist. Org ...Read more

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I m married since 3 years but no pregnancy. My periods are not regular. Follicle size is small. Guide me.?

I m married since 3 years but no pregnancy. My periods are not regular. Follicle size is small. Guide me.?

3 years no pregnancy: I suggest that you see a reproductive endocrinologist to start an infertility work up. You may need ovulation stimulation. ...Read more

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Home prega test is showing positive pls tell me which blood test should be done to see accurate results pregnancy results. Periods are delay by 4 days?

Home prega test is showing positive pls tell me which blood test should be done to see accurate results pregnancy results. Periods are delay by 4 days?

HCG: Blood test for quantitative measurement of beta HCG is useful for confirmation of pregnancy. If you did the test correctly and the urine test is positive after a missed period, your are more than likely pregnant. Your profile says you are a 33 year male, I trust you asking for a female. ...Read more

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Can an ovulation test pick up pregnancy? My periods 35 days late. Hpt was - when I was 8 days late. Ovulation test is now +. What can it be

Can an ovulation test pick up pregnancy? My periods 35 days late. Hpt was - when I was 8 days late. Ovulation test is now +. What can it be

Wrong test: An lh/opk test is not the same as a hpt, although many women try to use the 2 interchangeably: I think it's a bad idea because it leads to confusion. For now i'd believe the negative hpt (sorry.) Use a pregnancy test if you want to check again! ...Read more

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For 1st pregnancy test confirmed only after 9 weeks. Now planned pregnancy. Missed periods by 5 days test -ve. May be this time also same as before? Why?

For 1st pregnancy test confirmed only after 9 weeks. Now planned pregnancy. Missed periods by 5 days test -ve. May be this time also same as before? Why?

Urine or blood test?: If urine test is negative 5 days after missed period, you could repeat it in 4-5 days or see your doctor for a blood test which is more sensitive. ...Read more

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No pregnancy symptoms periods are regular last periods was dec21now jan27white discharge -ve test results sometimes feel cramps am I pregnant?

No pregnancy symptoms periods are regular last periods was dec21now jan27white discharge -ve test results sometimes feel cramps am I pregnant?

Hard to say: The cramping may just mean that the period is about to start, a week or so late. If it doesn't start you should recheck a pregnancy test, b/c they can be inaccurate (not very often, but it can happen). ...Read more

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Is 31 days a long enough wait from the last time I had unprotected sex to take a pregnancy test? Periods are irregular. Got off Depo-Provera 7-24-14.

Is 31 days a long enough wait from the last time I had unprotected sex to take a pregnancy test? Periods are irregular. Got off Depo-Provera 7-24-14.

Yes: A pregnancy test is usually positive within 2-3 weeks of conception. If you had regular periods, this would be about the time of a delayed period. ...Read more

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Can precum cause pregnancy mutual fondling of genitals no ejaculation, risk of pregnancy? Normal periods on 3rd day after act lasting 5 days preg risk?

Can precum cause pregnancy mutual fondling of genitals no ejaculation, risk of pregnancy? Normal periods on 3rd day after act lasting 5 days preg risk?

Pre-ejaculate: Has potential to lead to pregnancy. If there have been normal periods since the episode of sex - then you are not pregnant. Mutual digital fondling of genitals will not cause pregnancy (unless there is sperm on fingers/ hands which is transferred into vagina or at introitus). If ever in question can take a home pregnancy test (14 days after sexual interaction). ...Read more

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White discharge no odour planned pregnancy missed periods 12 days -ve pregnancy test. Doctor pv exam done. Normal. But reason for mild white discharge?

White discharge: Since you had a pelvic assume the doctor did not think it as yeast. Sometimes it is variation, sometimes mycoplasma, ureoplasma cause infection (they are normally there but can overgrow) They would respond to zithromax. Discuss with doctor ...Read more

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Can PCOS be temporary? Years ago had acne, slight weight gain, hair on neck. Now, slim and no acne, had a normal pregnancy, reg periods. Went away?

Can PCOS be temporary? Years ago had acne, slight weight gain, hair on neck. Now, slim and no acne, had a normal pregnancy, reg periods. Went away?

Yes: PCOS is linked to insulin resistance, which is usually but not always caused by being overweight and worsened by being more overweight. There is a confusing, but beginning to be understood interplay between insulin, LH and FSH, as well as other hormones. When you lose weight and the insulin resistance improves and so does the PCOS. If resolved with diet/exercise you are doing great! Keep it up. ...Read more

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If intercourse took place the day after period what's the chance of pregnancy if periods are irregular?

If intercourse took place the day after period what's the chance of pregnancy if periods are irregular?

Can't tell...: Can't tell, because irregular periods means ovulation is happening at different times on different cycles. One should be sure to use contraception if not wanting to have a baby. On the other hand, if wanting to have a baby, one can keep having sex regularly. ...Read more

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Second month ever of Birth Control. No period and I'm on my 5th day of placebo pills. Should I be worried about pregnancy? My periods are irregular.

Second month ever of Birth Control. No period and I'm on my 5th day of placebo pills. Should I be worried about pregnancy? My periods are irregular.

Can do a preg. Test: 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 wk after when conception might have been) or 1 week after missing a withdrawal 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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What is the difference between impending pregnancy and impending periods?

What is the difference between impending pregnancy and impending periods?

What?: What is impending pregnancy? One is either pregnant or not. Pregnancy's first usual symptom is a missed period. ...Read more

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Wife and me having daily sex and where ecpecting pregnancy but her periods came 5 days earlier this month. What can be the issue.

Wife and me having daily sex and where ecpecting pregnancy but her periods came 5 days earlier this month. What can be the issue.

Many things: Many things can cause the period to come early. It would be important to find out if she is ovulating regularly. If not this may be a cause for her early menses. ...Read more

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Can we use pregnancy kit in periods?

Can we use pregnancy kit in periods?

Please Clarify: If one is having a period one is not pregnant. Why would you do a pregnancy test during a menstrual period? But, you have the right to test for pregnancy whenever you want. ...Read more

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Can my wife still have her period if she's pregnant? She feels she is. Is it ok to take the pregnancy test during periods?

Can my wife still have her period if she's pregnant? She feels she is. Is it ok to take the pregnancy test during periods?

IS she pregnant?: Bleeding during a known pregnancy is a serious symptom. She may be losing the pregnancy. Contact your obstetrician right away

if she is having a regular period it is unlikely she is pregnant but there is no harm in using a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I'm 21 days late with 3 negative pregnancy tests. My periods have been kind of weird lately. I had protected sex 5 days before I was supposed to start?

I'm 21 days late with 3 negative pregnancy tests. My periods have been kind of weird lately. I had protected sex 5 days before I was supposed to start?

Re do test: You should repeat the test in about two weeks unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Pathology test for pregnancy before missing periods?

Pathology test for pregnancy before missing periods?

Blood test: A blood test for beta HCG may be positive before a missed period and would diagnose pregnancy, but a negative test will not rule out pregnancy. It is better to wait 4-5 after a misse period to do blood test or home test. ...Read more