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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Is there a chance of getting pregnant by foreplay even after taking the Plan-B pill?

Query: Hello doctor, About three weeks ago, my boyfriend and I were in the shower. He touched his semen. We waited a few seconds then he touched my vagina. He said he washed his hands before he touched me, but I was not sure, so I took Plan-B the first chance I could, and that was about 27 hours later. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to iclinq.com. The chances of you being pregnant from non-penetrative foreplay are very low. Also, emergency contraceptive causes hormonal imbalance and causes side effects like cramping, bloating, irregular spotting and delayed period. So what your experiencing is a side ef...  Read Full »

Can sperms penetrate multiple layers of clothes and cause pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I was sitting on my boyfriend's private parts when he had ejaculation in his tight and thin underwear. I was wearing innerwear and lounge shorts, and there was a small spot on my shorts that seemed to be cum. My innerwear was wet, which I am assuming is from me. Even though I did not kno...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Firstly I wish to tell you that please do not panic. You are completely safe from pregnancy. For getting pregnant, the sperms have to be ejaculated inside the vagina of the female. These sperms then need to fe...  Read Full »

Is there a chance of getting pregnant even after having an IUD for a year?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an IUD, and I think I might be pregnant. I have been having nausea and headaches, but I am not sick. I have no other symptoms of pregnancy. I have had the IUD for a year now. I take Lamictal, Zoloft, Adderall, and Abilify. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Sharanya Mullassery

General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, I understand that you have been on an IUD (intrauterine device) for the past one year and are currently experiencing nausea and headaches. May I know how long you have been suffering from these symptoms? IUD is one of the best and powerful rev...  Read Full »

Is it possible to have periods till three months of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, Is it possible to have periods till the third month of pregnancy? I had intercourse with my partner on the seventeenth, three months back, and I had periods for three months after that at the appropriate time. But this month my period is missed. I tested with a kit after periods followin...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will surely help you. It is a very rare situation when a female experiences period even when she is pregnant. But besides missed or delayed periods, are you experiencing any other pregnancy signs in your body like breast tenderness, fati...  Read Full »

Can I get pregnant if my partner was dressed and ejaculated near my vagina?

Query: Hi doctor, My period is delayed. I did not have sex, but my partner ejaculated close to my vagina, and he was wearing shorts. Can I get pregnant because of that? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. To get pregnant, the ejaculation of the sperms has to take place inside the vagina of the female. These sperms need to fertilize an egg which is to be implanted in the uterus of the female. When all this happens ...  Read Full »

LMP was 20 days back. Could the nauseous feeling be due to pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 27-year-old female. I am planning to have a baby. It is the first time that I am trying for it. My last menstrual period was 20 days back. Yesterday, I started to have a feeling of nausea and gastric issues. Today, I have pain in my lower abdomen. Is there a chance for me to be conc...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. For getting pregnant, you need to take folic acid and multivitamins. Keep track of your menstrual cycle and ovulation cycle. Have intercourse on alternate days during ovulation period. As you are experiencing some pregnancy-related symptom...  Read Full »

Which is the safe period to avoid pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I had missed my period. Last month mid I got my periods. I had unprotected sex on the last day of last month. Yesterday I checked, it is showing that I am pregnant. How is it possible? Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. First, let me explain the fertile period and safe period in a menstrual cycle. Day 1 to 7 of your period (starting on the first day of your period, in your case, it is mid of last month) is considered as the safe period. During this time, the...  Read Full »

Are tender breasts and light yellow discharge from nipples symptoms of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a PCOD problem, and every month I get late menstrual bleeding or no bleeding. I also did not get menstrual bleeding this month, but I doubt that I may be pregnant. I have mild pregnancy symptoms like cravings, back pain, and abdominal cramps. I have one new symptom that I have ...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. All the symptoms experienced by you are very nonspecific and can occur in premenstrual (one week before menstrual bleeding) or pregnancy. This is due to a reduction in estrogen and progesterone, which occurs towards the end of your menstrual cycle. Also, minimal yell...  Read Full »

Can pregnancy cause altered taste sensation?

Query: Hi doctor,I had unprotected intercourse on the 18th day after having my periods. He did not insert it properly and withdraw it at the time of ejaculation. I took Unwanted 72 within four to five hours. I have a 30 to 32-day cycle. After having sex and taking Unwanted 72, I got my periods on time on t...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. For getting pregnant, sperms have to be ejaculated inside the vagina. These sperms need to fertilize eggs. Even precum has certain sperm content leading to pregnancy. In your case, eggs may or may not be available and it depends on the ovulati...  Read Full »

What are the ways to prevent unplanned pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex with my partner two days before her ovulation date. We did not use a condom, and I did not ejaculate in her, and this was last week. Today she said that her lower abdomen was hurting. Is that a sign of pregnancy? If so, what can I do to avoid it?  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. For getting pregnant, the sperms have to be ejaculated inside the vagina of the female. Now I would like to tell you that even precum contains some sperms and can lead to pregnancy. Also, the sperms can survive up...  Read Full »

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