A home pregnancy test detects human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in the urine, which is a hormone released when a fertilized egg gets attached to the uterus. A home pregnancy test can be taken after 10 to 12 days of unprotected sexual intercourse.
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I have pregnancy symptoms even after using a contraceptive implant. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old female, who has a 2 years old son. After he was born, I got a contraceptive implant. At first, the bleeding was not stopping, so the doctor made me take contraceptive pills, which helped stop the bleeding. The bleeding stopped for eight months, then when I started get... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? From your history, I feel you are not having a good time with the implant. This subcutaneous device keeps releasing hormones throughout the speculated time. But this period issue is the main problem. As you are nearing the due date for removal of this d... Read Full »
I was recently sexually active but I have not got my period despite getting a negative pregnancy test. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I was recently sexually active with my partner. We did not have proper sexual intercourse. My periods are delayed. My home pregnancy test came negative. It is not much but very slight. I wish I could send you a photo but I do not know if that is possible. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Since you have not got your period yet, I would advise you to get a blood test for beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) which gives a very accurate result. Rubbing the penis anywhere near your vulva or vagina... Read Full »
I had sex last month, and my period is late for one week. Should I take a pregnancy test?
Query: Hi doctor,I had sex last month, and my period is late for one week. Am I pregnant? Kindly suggest. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You may be pregnant. However, it can take a few days for the fertilized egg to implant in the uterus and for the pregnancy hormones to build up to be detected in a pregnancy test. If you are concerned about your pregnancy, you can take a home ... Read Full »
Can switching birth control pills cause nausea and breast pain?
Query: Hello doctor, I recently had to get an emergency refill on my birth control because I was going out of town and realized I did not have enough to last the whole trip. The one I originally used was a generic version of Yaz and the one I got was a different generic version of Yaz (called Gianvi). Sin... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you are correct. These symptoms like nausea, breast tenderness could be due to hormonal variations caused by the pill. Better to continue pill as per schedule. I hope you have not missed a single pill. If completed course without skipping the dose of the pill, no r... Read Full »
Is it possible to get pregnant after having sex on the third day of the periods?
Query: Hello doctor, I had my last period thirty-five days ago. Roughly two days after my period, my partner and I had sex. We used condoms, and they were placed on at all times. There was no penetration without the condoms. In the end, we checked all the condoms, and they were all in perfect condition. He... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. When it shows a positive line that is lighter, repeat your test after a week again. It could be early pregnancy or the default of the test. If there is penetration with a condom followed by ejaculation, there are less likely chances of p... Read Full »
When to expect normal periods after I-pill?
Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with my partner on the 3rd of this month. She consumed an I-pill within 24 hours. She had uneven gray discharge on 19th of this month. This discharge lasted for two days. Till date, she did not have her periods. What does it mean? Is there any chance of pregnancy?... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chances of pregnancy are very less. But, do check for pregnancy once to be on the safer side. Thank you. Read Full »
Light spotting, tender breasts along with negative pregnancy tests; is this normal?
Query: Hi doctor,I am having a slight trace of blood when I wipe my vagina and I have been spotting on and off for about five days.I am experiencing tenderness in my breasts too.I took two pregnancy tests and both were negative. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and I will surely help you out. I have gone through the details presented by you however, I would need some other details as well: When was your last menstrual period? How many days does your cycle consist of? Is there any history of irregul... Read Full »
After how many days of missed periods, should pregnancy test be done?
Query: Hi doctor, I want to ask something about pregnancy. I have missed my period for 60 days. I got my last period before two months. I checked for pregnancy using a pregnancy kit. It showed me a negative result. When can I take my pregnancy test again? Before six months, I had PCOD. I was taking medici... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have delayed periods due to anovulation. As your pregnancy test shows a negative result taken after 50 days, it is good to check it again tomorrow. If it is negative, then it is advisable to take medications for having withdrawal bleeding. PCOS (polycystic ovarian s... Read Full »
Can I get pregnant if I miss one birth control pill?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old female, and I have started taking Femilon from last month, from the fourth day of my period. I forgot to take the 18th-day pill at night, but I took it the next day early morning as soon as I remembered. At that time, I did not have sex with my husband. After this on th... Read Full »
Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are unduly worried. A single pill miss is so common, and you have managed it effectively. Wait for your periods for next two days and if not, do not bother, start a new pack. Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 24 years old and her period was regular of 30 days. Before two months, we had intercourse after seven days of her periods. She had her period after some 15 days. It was normal for the first two days, but after that it was very heavy. She had abdominal cramps for approximately a... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Without doing a urine pregnancy test it is very difficult for me to tell whether she is pregnant or not. Moreover, early pregnancy cannot be detected in x-ray. You will have to do a urine pregnancy test at home first. She need not go anywhere for this test. Just co... Read Full »