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I had an abortion about 10 years ago, never had a scare with preganancy since, should I be scared? My obgyn says no but I've never used protection?

I had an abortion about 10 years ago, never had a scare with preganancy since, should I be scared? My obgyn says no but I've never used protection?

Please Clarify: I am not very sure what you are asking and why after ten years you are asking it now. There must be much more to the story here.

One should not be scared. But, one should get information and act up on it. Generally if one has failed to conceive after one year of trying then fertility testing of both partners is indicated. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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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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Could pregnancy occur with protection?

Could pregnancy occur with protection?

Yes: Yes, one can still conceive when on any type of contraception. Even permanent sterilization has a very small chance of pregnancy. Different types such as barrier protection carries a slightly higher chance of pregnancy versus oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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Is Ginet 84 effective for pregnancy protection?

Is Ginet 84 effective for pregnancy protection?

Yes: When taken properly! It is best to try and take birth control pills around the same time of day, EVERYDAY. Then it is effective. Safer to use condoms in addition to birth control pill to reduce risk of STDs and if you miss a pill or are prescribed a medication which interferes with birth control. Always ask your pharmacist if any medication you take will interfere with your birth control pill! ...Read more

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Odds of pregnancy with protection and precum alone?

Odds of pregnancy with protection and precum alone?

Low: Depends on protection type. If he did not secrete pre-ejaculate or ejaculate in you, pregnancy is unlikely. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of the pill, except protection against pregnancy?

What are the pros and cons of the pill, except protection against pregnancy?

Side effects: Pills do prevent pregnancy but in some patients can have following side effects
nausea
spotting between periods
headache
increase clotting and venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
depression
acne
bloating
decrease in sex drive
changes in eyes
but side effects are dependant on the type of birth control pill with different proportion of estrogen to progesterone
on the whole pills are well toler. ...Read more

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Sex twice on 2nd to last fertile day with protection pregnancy a possibility?

Please Clarify: Are you really asking us if you can get pregnant without any exposure to sperm? Really? Condoms work. That is why they are the most popular form of protection around. You have got to learn to trust your own intelligence. You are smarter than this question. ...Read more

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My boyfriend penetrate me without protection but withdrawal after two thrust without ejaculation on my request. What are chance of pregnancy?

My boyfriend penetrate me without protection but withdrawal after two thrust without ejaculation on my request. What are chance of pregnancy?

Yes possible: Yes its possible you can become pregnant, you need to take a test to be sure talking about chances when there is sexual activity is merely conjecture. Home pregnancy test and repeat in 7 days, Also depends at what point you are at in the cycle but pregnancy reported for sex on any day of cycle. LMP? ...Read more

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Have a child and cant get pregnant now. Was on blood thinners when I got pregnant before. Been 3 years no protection no pregnancy. Is this related?

Have a child and cant get pregnant now. Was on blood thinners when I got pregnant before. Been 3 years no protection no pregnancy. Is this related?

Review/likely: Review your problem with your GYN/OBS MD to see if you require additional workup and treatment to become pregnant. All the best. ...Read more

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Husban & me had sex after my p. With no protection we r wanting a baby is a pregnancy posible my cicle is regular 28 days p. Started on feb 11 sex 14?

Husban & me had sex after my p. With no protection we r wanting a baby is a pregnancy posible my cicle is regular 28 days p. Started on feb 11 sex 14?

Birds and the bees: A woman ovulates and is most fertile 14 days before her p starts, so if regular in her cycle at 28 days, than mid-cycle would be the best time to have unprotected sex and possibly get pregnant. Sex a few days after your period would be less likely to cause pregnancy. Best of luck to you both! ...Read more

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I have had sex with my boyfriend about 20 times and he didn't pull out we didn't use protection but all my pregnancy test say negative I don't understand?

I have had sex with my boyfriend about 20 times and he didn't pull out we didn't use protection but all my pregnancy test say negative I don't understand?

It happens: First if you are trying to get pregnant make sure you are taking a prenatal vitamin as it can prevent birth defects. Pregnancy can occur when you have sex near your time of ovulation. It can take up to a year of trying before pregnancy actually occurs. Please make sure you are ready for this, sixteen is very young to be a mother. ...Read more

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I had sex 2 days before taking nitrofuratoin mono macro for uti and I only used the pill for protection. Is there risk of pregnancy?

I had sex 2 days before taking nitrofuratoin mono macro for uti and I only used the pill for protection. Is there risk of pregnancy?

Antibiotic is not BC: I am not sure if I follow your question. But, nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic and does not protect from pregnancy. If you are on "the pill" (I am assuming you mean a birth control pill), then you should be OK. ...Read more

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Late period for 31 days. Had intercourse and used protection. No pregnancy symptoms. This happened to me before. What is happening to me?

Late period for 31 days. Had intercourse and used protection. No pregnancy symptoms. This happened to me before. What is happening to me?

An irregular period: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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I haven't had my period in 2 months or a little longer. I took a pregnancy test about a month ago and it was negative. I had sex with my boyfriend about a week ago but we used protection. I've always had a problem with my period when it comes to timing. I

I haven't had my period in 2 months or a little longer. I took a pregnancy test about a month ago and it was negative. I had sex with my boyfriend about a week ago but we used protection. I've always had a problem with my period when it comes to timing. I

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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So my period is now 4 days late, and I had intercourse approximately 11 days ago, we used protection. I took a home pregnancy test & it came back neg?

So my period is now 4 days late, and I had intercourse approximately 11 days ago, we used protection. I took a home pregnancy test & it came back neg?

Do another test: Pregnancy tests are most accurate one week after a missed period and done on the first morning urine. Check another test in 3-4 days and if that is also negative then you can be sure you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Three week late period, negative pregnancy test, no symptoms. Period came early last month, but is now late. Always used protection. What's going on?

Three week late period, negative pregnancy test, no symptoms. Period came early last month, but is now late. Always used protection. What's going on?

Non-ovulatory cycle: The most likely reason is you didn't ovulate in your last cycle, or that it was a late ovulation, but there's a long list of other possibilities. This is usually not to worry about, and you might wait a little longer to see when the next period starts. A doctor should be able to help you start sorting through the list. ...Read more

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I am wondering if I am pregnant? I had my period on october 16th of this year. Then I had intercourse on november 8th. Alcohol was involved, but I know for a fact that we used protection (a condom). I have not had my period since then. I took a pregnancy

I am wondering if I am pregnant? I had my period on october 16th of this year. Then I had intercourse on november 8th. Alcohol was involved, but I know for a fact that we used protection (a condom). I have not had my period since then. I took a pregnancy

Missed: Missed periods are very common. Obviously pregnancy is a cause; otherwise factors such as stress/anxiety, weight fluctuations (increase or decrease) hormonal issues can all contribute. If you miss your next period, repeat a pregnancy test. In the meantime relax and expect your period to resume shortly.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Hi. I had unprotected sex a few times this month, using the withdrawal method. He never ejaculated inside of me. I started obsessively worrying because I've always used protection. My period is now five days late. Negative pregnancy tests. I went to my gy

Hi. I had unprotected sex a few times this month, using the withdrawal method. He never ejaculated inside of me. I started obsessively worrying because I've always used protection. My period is now five days late. Negative pregnancy tests. I went to my gy

Birth control: Your periods can vary in the time of onset but yes, a pregnancy is of concern. With a neg preg test, your odds of pregnancy are low. Time to evaluate the choice of contraception for your lifestyle and be adequately protected. You can set up a consult to discuss this further. Be protected and be in control when you want to be pregnant ...Read more