Am I Pregnant

Spotting and cramping, missed period, heavy breasts with increased tenderness, frequent urination, fatigue, morning sickness are the early signs of pregnancy. Urine pregnancy test can detect pregnancy one week after your missed period. If you experience the early signs with a negative pregnancy result, it is recommended to consult the doctor and go for blood hCG test.

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There is brown spotting a week before periods. Is it a sign of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I took an I-pill after 48 hours of intercourse. Now I am experiencing brown spotting a week before my periods. Is it a sign of pregnancy?  Read Full »

Dr. Sree Gouri. S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you took an emergency contraceptive pill within 48 hours of intercourse, you can expect around 75 % protection towards pregnancy. The protection rate decreases with a delay in the intake of pill from intercourse. The spotting you had could be due to withdrawal effec...  Read Full »

Can spotting after 10 days of taking emergency contraceptive mean pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex on the last day of my period. Three days later I took unwanted 72. 10 days after taking the emergency contraceptive I experienced spotting accompanied with mild stomach pain and sore breast. Could I be pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Usha Mohan

Answer: Hi, welcome to If you have had sex on the last day of your period, your chances of getting pregnant are slim. When you say you took unwanted 72 after three days, did you take it within 72 hours of having sex? If you have then it is unlikely you are pregnant. The spotting you had after...  Read Full »

After suspecting pregnancy, I got my implant removed and I am bleeding now. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an implant placed but suspected pregnancy, so I got it removed two days before. After removing the implant, I am bleeding, which is reddish brown. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I would suggest: Serum beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) test. In case the test report is negative, do an ultrasound scanning, complete blood count, and thyroid function test. Take Folic acid as you have removed the implant and susp...  Read Full »

I gave my girlfriend a thigh job. Will she get pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I gave my girlfriend a thigh job and she is a virgin. She is in the ovulation period, and I am not sure if there was a bit of pre-ejaculation or not. Her vagina was touching the base of my penis. I want to know if there is any chance that she can get pregnant or not.  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. If things were limited to what you say, then the chance of pregnancy is almost nil but not completely nil. So I suggest she take an emergency contraception pill. Regards.  Read Full »

Has my period been delayed due to pregnancy or the side effect of the birth control pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old, and I have been taking birth control pills for years. I stopped taking it the last year because my fiance and I are trying to conceive. I did not have my period this month. Am I pregnant, or is it a side effect of the birth control pills? I am also taking prenatal vi...  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Sajid Shaikh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Birth control pills are hormones that prevent pregnancy. Once discontinued, it is difficult to predict how sooner or later someone will conceive. It depends on how regular your cycle was before starting the pill and the frequency of coitus. You did not mention whethe...  Read Full »

We had unprotected sex five days before my partner's period, but her period got delayed. Is she pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,We had unprotected sex five days before my partner's period. Her period has got delayed. We tried the pull-out method, and now we are not sure if she is pregnant.  Read Full »

Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Five days before expected periods is a safe time as this is not the time of ovulation, and pregnancy chances are very low during this time. Also, if there was no ejaculation, the chances of pregnancy reduces to almost zero. Yes, but to be sure, I suggest she undergo ...  Read Full »

I got my periods nine days late, and I have had lower abdominal pain for the past 15 days. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,My period was nine days late. I thought I was pregnant. I have experienced lower abdominal pain for the past 15 days. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Muntaqa Butt

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Delay in periods among females is common. It can be due to many physiological as well as pathological factors. Physiological factors include stress, environmental changes, strenuous exercise, medications, etc. Del...  Read Full »

I had sex during my ovulation period and took the contraceptive pill. Will I get pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex during my ovulation period (specifically second day of my ovulation), but I took the pill two days after my sexual intercourse. Since this week, my nipples have been paining a lot. And I have been spotting for the past three days. I want to know whether the nipple pain is becau...  Read Full »

Dr. Muntaqa Butt

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After taking the emergency contraceptive pill, periods are disturbed and may need some time, usually a week or sometimes a month, to get back to a normal routine. A delay in periods for up to one week (seven to ten days) is considered normal if it happens once or twi...  Read Full »

I gave a handjob, washed my hands, and masturbated with the same hand. What are the chances of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a virgin. I never had a pap smear and did not take any contraceptives. Two weeks ago, I gave my boyfriend a handjob and got semen all over my hand. I wiped off my hands with a towel after washing them with a little soap and water, not thoroughly. I took him home 20 to 30 minutes l...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. Touching or rubbing the vagina will not cause pregnancy. Sperms cannot be alive once washed with soap. So relax and do not worry. However, if you have doubts, get a urine pregnancy test with an early morning urine s...  Read Full »

I had incomplete sex with my girlfriend. Is it possible for her to get pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, My friend is 21 years old. We had a little sexual experience in which we did not have complete sex, but there was contact with genital organs. Out of fear, she took an I-pill the next day in the morning. After that, she had two full periods, her period was due in the following month, but ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sabita Laskar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is very unlikely for her to get pregnant by an act of incomplete sex. Specifically, if she had two proper periods afterward, by proper mean, the periods are the same in bleeding and duration wise with her normal period. Theoretically, it is possible for a woman to g...  Read Full »

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