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Can stress of thinking your pregnant cause a period to be late if so how long by and how common can this be ?

Can stress of thinking your pregnant cause a period to be late if so how long by and how common can this be ?

Yes: Stress in any form has been associated with messing up the menstrual cycle. It is thought to be common but no one really knows how much influence it has. There is no predictability as to how much it can throw off the timing so it is impossible to say how many days it will be altered. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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If your bleeding & thinking you pregnant and wanting i take a pregnancy test will it work?

If your bleeding & thinking you pregnant and wanting i take a pregnancy test will it work?

Confusion: A test will 'work'. It will be negative. But, if you feel a need to test please do so. Bleeding does not in any way represent pregnancy. It represents the opposite of a viable pregnancy or not being pregnant. ...Read more

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I really want to get pregnant but i keep thinking about it what should I do?

I really want to get pregnant but i keep thinking about it what should I do?

What have you tried?: If you have been trying for a while (>12 months) and have been trying to time things with respect to you ovulating, it may be worth having some simple screening tests done both on you and your partner (male infertility is a frequent cause of not being able to conceive). For a nice article for patients, see: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/infertility/ds00310. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and one dose does not work for me and I'm thinking about taking 20mg instead of the 10mg, would that be safe?

I'm pregnant and one dose does not work for me and I'm thinking about taking 20mg instead of the 10mg, would that be safe?

10 mg of what?: I am sorry, but 10 or 20 mg of what? Questions on this forum are not linked to other questions that you have asked. We have no way of knowing what medicine you are asking about. Please ask your question again and clarify However, generally, you should take no medicine during pregnancy unless your Doctor says it is safe to do so. ...Read more

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I don't want to get pregnant so im thinking of using pills..Can u give me some suggestions of what pills am i going to use?Im 29 years old

I don't want to get pregnant so im thinking of using pills..Can u give me some suggestions of what pills am i going to use?Im 29 years old

See your gyn: That is a great question for your gynecologists. She/he should be able to counsel regarding your clinical situation and give you options of contraception as well. From birth control pills to subcutaneous implants, injections, to iud, barrier methods, etc. Important for you to ask about efficacy and side effects of each type of contraception so you can make the right decision. ...Read more

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Been feeling really off for the last couple of days. Im thinking i might be pregnant but not sure. I want to take a test but it maybe to early.

Been feeling really off for the last couple of days. Im thinking i might be pregnant but not sure. I want to take a test but it maybe to early.

Take pregnancy test: Home pregnancy tests are most accurate 4 weeks after your last menstrual period, if you follow instructions on label. If test is negative, you can repeat in a week but if still feeling bad, go see your family doctor. If you're actively trying to conceive, start taking prenatal vitamins immediately to minimize risk of neural tube defects. Folic acid not nearly as useful after you find out. ...Read more

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What do I do if i'm thinking about getting pregnant?

What do I do if i'm thinking about getting pregnant?

Consultation: Consult with your doctor about the fact your are planning a pregnancy. They will take a careful family history to look for red flags, may do pre-pregnancy genetic screening for recessive diseases and other screening labs, will prescribe prenatal vitamins with extra folate, (folic acid) will discuss foods and activities to avoid in pregnancy, and encourage healthy life style and optimal weight. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best age to start thinking about getting pregnant?

What is the best age to start thinking about getting pregnant?

No easy answer: A woman with regular menses has a high likelihood of becoming pregnant within 6 cycles with regular unprotected vaginal intercourse. However, a number of other factors might need consideration to choose the appropriate time. General health, educational or work aspirations, finiancial stability and emotional readiness to settle down all should be considered. Take the time to assess your situation. ...Read more

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