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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My last menstrual period was before two months, and my hCG values are high with no sac during the investigation. What can be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, My last menstrual period was two months back, and my hCG was 5900 IU/L. But no sac was found in the investigation, and nothing in the fallopian tubes. What does this mean?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The pregnancy is of just five weeks and one day as of date, and it is possible that the radiologist may have been unable to find it, even on a transvaginal scan neither in the uterus nor outside it. However, the positive hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) levels indic...  Read Full »

Are there specific conditions under which Unwanted 72 can fail?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22 year old female. I had my periods on the 2nd of this month. I had unprotected sex on the 10th and took a tablet of Unwanted 72 within an hour of having sex. After five days of taking the tablet, I experienced spotting for two days and very light bleeding on the third day. I h...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The Unwanted 72 has a success rate of 99 %, so the withdrawal bleed that you experienced on the 15th is more likely to be a pill withdrawal rather than an implantation bleed. Another reason being you were on day 9 of your cycle during your act of sexual intimacy ...  Read Full »

Does small light brown spot mean pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been on the Levlen ED pill (combination pill) for two months, and this month on day 12 of my cycle, I had sex and my period is due tomorrow. But today I noticed a small light brown spot on my undergarments, and I heard it was a pregnancy sign. I am really worried. I have been on...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you have been on oral contraceptive pills since last two months, regularly and have continued the same during this present cycle as well, then there are no chances of pregnancy as ovulation would not have occurred during this cycle in view of pill intake. Now that...  Read Full »

My partner took a contraceptive pill 13 hours after sex and had bleeding. What are the chances of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I had intercourse on the 32nd day of her menstrual cycle. She took an emergency contraceptive pill 13 to 14 hours after sex. Her expected period was within a week after intercourse. After taking the contraceptive pill, she had bleeding. We also did a serum beta-hCG test,...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Her serum beta-hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) suggests that she is pregnancy safe. The bleeding that she experienced within five to seven days post taking the emergency contraceptive pill is likely to ...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex eight days after the last period with no withdrawal symptoms. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, My last period start date was the previous month, and I had unprotected sex after eight days and took a pill the next day—no withdrawal bleeding and periods till now. So I went for a beta hCG blood test this month. Please tell me if I am pregnant or not, as we are not planning now.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) levels are less than 5 mIU (the result is 0.2 mIU) which is negative. This confirms that you are not pregnant at all, even if you have not got your withdrawal bleed as yet after the pill. It may som...  Read Full »

Are tenderness in breast, light headedness and mood swings symptoms of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have my tubes tied. but in the last two months, I have been having all the symptoms of pregnancy but have spotted too. I have heard that in some women after a couple of years their tubes can come undone and get pregnant. I am not sure what I can do because my pelvis has been hurting...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If your concern is pregnancy here, and you feel that tubal ligation may have failed then the best way to put your doubts to rest would be to undertake a serum beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin) test now which is negative shall confirm that you are surely not pr...  Read Full »

Can I be pregnant even after taking Regestrone tablets after sexual intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor, My last period was 30 days back. This month I started taking the Regestrone tablet from last week. Yesterday, I got physical, but we separated before my husband's pre cum. After that, I took the Regestrone tablet again as we had some holy rituals at home. Can I be pregnant? What are th...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Yes, you may get pregnant as Regestrone (Norethisterone) is not a contraceptive pill. Therefore, you should stop taking Regestrone tablets and take an emergency contraceptive pill like i-Pill (Levonorgestrel) within 72 hrs of sexual interc...  Read Full »

Had blood in discharge after I-pill, but my periods have not come. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My last period ended on the first of this month. I had sex on the fifth of this month. After 34 hours of sex, I took Unwanted 72, and again after nine hours, I took I-pill for more safety. But after that, I had no bleeding or vomiting, but on the 18th and 19th, I had a little blood in...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The bleeding you had on the 18th was your withdrawal bleed, but it was scanty because you took two emergency contraceptive pills in less than 48 hours. The negative urine pregnancy test, which is done today on 29th, rules out pregnancy. However, the best way to concl...  Read Full »

Is abnormal vaginal bleeding linked to early stage of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old female. I am on oral contraceptives. I was in the ER for irregular vaginal bleeding (red to dark brown and watery), in the absence of pregnancy or a miscarriage a week ago. My symptoms progressed; I got nausea, fatigue, and tiredness, tender and sore breasts, bloating,...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The irregular bleeding in dark brown color is associated with the oral contraceptive you take. When there is a delay for more than 24 hours between two doses, an early withdrawal is initiated in the form of a bleed. When you continue the medicines, it presents as spo...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex and have missed period. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,I had an unprotected sex with my fiance a week ago and now I missed my period. I am scared that I will become pregnant and I do not want it now. Please help me to stop pregnancy. Please.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, please get a serum beta hCG test done to conclusively rule out or confirm pregnancy. If the hCG levels are more than 5mIU then you are pregnant else you are not. If positive then you may require to get an ultrasound pelvis done to confirm the location of pre...  Read Full »

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