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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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Will Deviry help in getting periods after intercourse?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old girl suffering from PCOD for the past six years. I had an intimate relationship three months back. But he just rubbed on my vagina with his penis. We tried for intercourse and it was painful. The penis entered slightly and I did not have any vaginal secretion. I consult...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Bleeding after stopping Deviry (Medroxyprogesterone acetate) takes around two to seven days. Since it has only been two days of stopping Deviry, please wait for another five days for the periods to start. Also, getting pregnant from the sex...  Read Full »

How likely am I to get pregnant if I had sex on the day seven of my cycle?

Query: Hi doctor,I am married and sexually active. I have a regular menstrual cycle. We had unprotected intercourse after seven days of my last period. Are there chances of getting pregnant? If yes, how should we terminate it as we are not prepared for it?Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. If your periods are regular and the duration is between 21 to 35 days, then ovulation would occur between 12 to 17 days of your cycle. This is called the fertile window and is the period of maximum fertility. Seventh-day of the menstrua...  Read Full »

Why is my period late by 15 days even after taking the Unwanted-72 pill after unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I had unprotected sex one month ago, and I took the Unwanted-72 pill after two days of intercourse. I was supposed to get my periods 15 days ago, but I missed my periods. I again had unprotected sex ten days ago and took an emergency contraceptive pill immed...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Frequent use of emergency contraceptive pills can cause side effects like delayed periods, spotting, breast tenderness, nausea, vomiting, and irregular bleeding. This is due to high levels of progesterone from the pill. Periods will occur ...  Read Full »

How much delay in periods is normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old female. I usually have my periods at the end of every month, but I have not yet got my period for this month. I had intercourse with a guy two weeks ago. But I do not have sickness or symptoms of pregnancy till today. I am thinking about getting a pregnancy test if do n...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Do not worry or stress. My advice would also be to take a pregnancy test since it is the only way to rule out pregnancy as a cause of delay in periods. If the pregnancy test is negative, you can wait for your periods to naturally occur for...  Read Full »

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to 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 »

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Is bleeding after taking I-pill the regular menstrual bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female. I had my periods on the 2nd of this month, then had unprotected sex on the 10th of this month, and took an I-pill on the same day. Since the 18th of this month (2 days), I have been bleeding but not so much as I do in my periods and had abdominal cramps too....  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Mild bleeding or spotting after intake of I-pill is a side effect. This may be accompanied by abdominal cramps, bloating, and nausea, similar to symptoms seen during the menstrual cycle. Do not worry, and this will only occur during this cycle. Your regular periods w...  Read Full »

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