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"I am quiet worried,I am expecting my period on the 23 of March, but I got involved in a foreplay on the 16th of March, took postinor 2 earlier on the 1st of March, if am assuming I am preggy when should I test for adequate result, confused on when to test since I took a contraceptive."

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    A 2 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    I am quiet worried,I am expecting my period on the 23 of March, but I got involved in a foreplay on the 16th of March, took postinor 2 earlier on the 1st of March, if am assuming I am preggy when should I test for adequate result, confused on when to test since I took a contraceptive.
    Dr. Amen O answered:
    2 years ago
    Good afternoon. Pregnancy don't result from foreplay except there was deposition of the sperm close to or into your vagina. You should wait until you miss your period at least a week before you do a pregnancy test using blood. Hope you get your desired result. Have a beautiful week.
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    A 2 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    Is it in all cases that the two weeks wait is necessary then I really want you to teach me on calculating ovulation and safe days please don't refer me to the planner, then since I had the fore play on the 16th of March when do u advice I go for the blood test,to erase doubt please
    Dr. Amen O answered:
    2 years ago
    Here's how it works. The menstrual cycle is the number of days difference between two periods. Let's say you see your next period on the 23rd like you said, that becomes day 1. You continue to count the days until the next period starts. That day becomes day 1 of the next cycle, meanwhile the last day before this next period starts is the last day of the previous cycle. Usually the cycle length ranges within 21 to 35 days and the period ranges from 3 to 8 days. Am sure when you start calculating yours, you will get it in that range. You can note it for 3 cycles and do the average that way you know your cycle length. The above is important to understand your ovulation. Ovulation day is the day an egg is releases from one of your two ovaries and this is usually 14 days before you see your next period. When you know your average cycle length, you can predict your next period and then know that 14 days before that period day is your likely ovulation day. Because it's sometimes difficult to get this day right, it's best to know that sex around those days like 4 days before, the day of ovulation itself and a day after can lead to high pregnancy rate (hence termed fertile days). That is because sperm can survive upto 5 days waiting for the egg which survives only about 24 to 48 hours. Every other day has a low tendency of pregnancy(moderately fertile/safe days) but doesn't mean pregnancy can't occur. So one has to be prepared to either abstain or use a condom if you want to prevent pregnancy. Condom also prevents sexually transmitted diseases. The use of emergency contraceptives like Postinor2 works by preventing ovulation and should be used immediately after and not more than 72 hours after sex. Usually foreplay don't result in pregnancy except there was penetration or sperm was deposited close to or into the vagina. If your period is to come on the 23rd, then sex on the 16th was 6 days before your period (which means you may have ovulated 7 days earlier) and therefore the egg released would already have degenerated awaiting the time of your period. That means you were safe and you also used a contraceptive which wasn't necessary if no sperm was deposited. Lastly, we don't advise 2 weeks wait. We advised vise about a week after you miss a period (in your case, 7 days after 23rd which is 30th) to test. This is because if your period don't come as presumed, you may test earlier and the test is false. But after about 1 week, by then a blood test will definitely be positive for early pregnancy. You still have to use the cycle planner to learn more as your safe days and fertile days are highlighted for you. But know that pregnancy can occur anytime but higher or lesser on those days. All the best madam.
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    A 2 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    Thank u so much, then can u explain further on using vagina discharge to track ovulation, and speak on vagina discharge.
    Dr. Amen O answered:
    2 years ago
    The vagina has its own peculiar discharge in the period of the whole cycle. Basically i will divide the cycle into different phases so you understand better (not medical please): the bleeding phase, the preparatory phase, ovulatory phase and then the dry phase.In the bleeding phase, there's flow of blood so you won't need to observe for any discharge. This is the first 3 to 8 days of the cycle depending on how many days you bleed. After then, your body is getting prepared to release an egg, you start seeing the discharge, which is whitish, often clot together and not too copious. But as you proceed further to your ovulation period, days before the discharge becomes more slimy and a bit off white, and just before ovulation occurs, it can be compared to an egg white consistency which when place between two fingers, it's stretchy. It remains so until ovulation is over and gradually loses its stretchiness. If pregnancy occurs at this stage, you may have excess discharge which is whitish and creamy in consistency but if pregnancy doesn't occur, there's dryness. Days just before your period commences again, the discharge increases and then your period. After which the phase starts again. This is just an illustration. Every female is different, some experience classical discharges some don't. Checking the difference during your cycle will help you master your own. Using the discharge consistency alongside your cycle planner will empower you to know when you are most fertile or least fertile. Vagina discharge normally doesn't have an offensive smell, it's whitish in color, creamy or dry or stretchy and doesn't have associated itch or pain. Any variation from the above may indicate an infection which should not be ignored. A visit to the doctor after necessary testing will determine the infective organism and appropriate treatment. There's another added way to track ovulation which includes using a basal body thermometer to monitor your basal temperature every morning before getting up from the bed at about same time everyday. The period of slight increase indicates the day of ovulation. After charting it for several months, you can note on average the days of slight increase. Use this along with the cycle planner and discharge monitoring to predict your ovulation day. A more accurate method is through use of ovulation kit which is sold over the counter in most pharmacies. Instructions on use is given in the leaflet. I hope I have made it a bit clear. You can read more on reputable sites online. Cheers.
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    A 2 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    OK... I observed dry days as of day before yesterday which implies my menses should be around the corner.. I have ulcer but as of recent any time I take omeprazole it doesn't work, I just have serious headaches and not able to eat
    Dr. Amen O answered:
    2 years ago
    Glad you are able to relate to our previous discussion. With time you will master your cycle and help to educate other women. It's better you reset your app to your real age as this helps to tailor answers to your questions. Please adjust that incase you want to send a follow up, it doesn't jeopardise your privacy in any way. May I ask when you were diagnosed of ulcer and who did? And for how long you have been on medication and what drugs were you placed on? Depending on what caused the ulcer, there are different modalities of management. If caused by BACTERIA (H.pylori) you will need a course of antibiotics for a week e.g Metronidazole or Amoxycillin alongside a proton pump inhibitor (PPIs) e.g Omeprazole or an H2 receptor antagonist e.g Cimetidine or Ranitidine for a period of 4 to 8 weeks. If caused by the use of NSAIDs (non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs e.g Ibuprofen, Diclofenac, Aspirin) you will need to stop use of such drugs and be placed on either a PPI or H2 receptor antagonist as stated above. In both cases, as a form of immediate relief, you may need to use an Antacid e.g Gestid after meal or before bedtime. What you should do now is to consult with the physician that placed you on Omeprazole who will either change your drug or start the treatment afresh depending on the cause as stated above. A complete regime is necessary for adequate treatment. Headaches and loss of appetite are common side effects of Omeprazole. You can rest a lot and use paracetamol if need be. You can try eating little quantity of meal at a time as it's important you don't keep your stomach empty to reduce the effect of the secreted acid. Eat more fruits and vegetables and drink a lot of water. Avoid spicy food, alcohol and smoking and try to avoid stress as these prevents the ulcer from healing. Discontinue use of NSAIDs as listed above, if need be, simply use paracetamol. Hope you are clear now.
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    A 2 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    It was last year can't remember precisely then am 25,i don't like spilling it cos am naive to sexual activity and get scared
    Dr. Amen O answered:
    2 years ago
    Its not a problem at all. No body knows it all. I meant you should register your real age instead of the 0 age that is showing. No naivety in anything, and don't be scared. You can always ask us questions and read about such from reputable sites to learn more.
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    A 2 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    Thank you so much, I had learnt nought from you but any time I have further questions would beep you here. I just pray this headache leaves and the period comes on the 23rd as expected.. Thank u once again
    Dr. Amen O answered:
    2 years ago
    Good morning. Just try and rest a lot and take lot of water. Also take Paracetamol 2 tablets to relieve the ache. If and when you can, speak to your doctor to re start your ulcer treatment, thus time with the appropriate medication. Am sure you will be alright. Wait for your period and if late after one week, do a test. Glad you enjoyed the service. Have a nice week.
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    A 2 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    I now have fear more than before saw a discharge that is stretchy egg white and contains little pasty rice kinda of discharge, having lower abdominal pain headache and back ache, are these possible signs of pregnancy or pms
    Dr. Amen O answered:
    2 years ago
    I will advise you don't disturb yourself. Wait until you see your period but if it delays for a week, you can suspect pregnancy and test. For now you can't know if the signs you are having are those of pregnancy or your coming period. They both present same way. Hope you can wait until then. Cheers.
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    A 2 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    Good afternoon, I took the blood pregnancy test it came out negative, been on with things headache and flu yet my period is not herehere.. Am so scared
    Dr. Amen O answered:
    2 years ago
    Hello. Since you already tested negative there's no need to be worried but you can re test on a weeks time. Is this the first time your period is delayed? If yes then you can wait and observe for the next period. If it still doesn't come you should visit a gynaecologist who will evaluate you for possible cause of delay. Aside pregnancy, hormonal imbalance is a likely cause, though stress and weight loss/gain can cause it too. Try and relax your mind and do as advised. Take Paracetamol for the headache. Cheers.
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    A 2 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    OK.. Thank you so much nevertheless I old test on the sixth and still get back to you. Have a nice day
    Dr. Amen O answered:
    2 years ago
    Good morning. Since you didn't have intercourse and no sperm was deposited into you during the foreplay, that rules out pregnancy. If your period doesn't come, observe till the next period. If still delayed then see a gynaecologist for review. Have a good day.
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    A 2 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    Good afternoon, I am no more as worried a 's before since the pregnancy test was negative but something I saw today, I felt I should tell I saw a clustered white gelly like discharge that looked like egg white.. Is it possible that I ovulated today.. After not seeing my period.. Does it mean I had a delayed ovulation..
    Dr. Amen O answered:
    2 years ago
    For a start if you actually know how to calculate your period, am sure that will ascertain that the time for your ovulation has since passed. If we are calculating for your next cycle already, it maybe too early for the next ovulation. But if it is, it's a sign that your period will occur in the next 14 days. Let's watch and see after which you know what next step to take. May I ask if you have any itchiness or pain urinating or any foul smelling discharge? The presence of the above may signify an infection. That way you will have to see a gynaecologist sooner than we discussed. Hope you get results soon.
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    A 2 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    OK.. No itching o.. No painful urination nothing like that.. But did u remember I had a contraceptive couldn't it be possible for it to delay ovulation this far.. Or should I go for an ultrasound..
    Dr. Amen O answered:
    2 years ago
    The use of an emergency contraceptives will likely cause your period to be early. If you want to go now for an ultra sound, you may go ahead but in my opinion you should miss your second period before doing investigations. Since no itching and other symptoms, it's likely not an infection.
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    A 2 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    OK, but ten I have waist pain..so are u suggesting that I Amy not have my period this and my next could be mid April since that's fourteen days after wards.. And for your own sincere opinion should I go for the scan
    Dr. Amen O answered:
    2 years ago
    Hello. I am not suggesting you may not have your period, you started by saying your period was due 23rd and till now it hasn't come, this is a delay of 7 days. It might come depending on your cycle length. The normal length falls within 21 to 35 days. If it has passed the 35th day from your last period, then your period is missed already. Now you await the next one. Using the cycle planner on the upper right of your app, you will know when your next period should come. What you described earlier may or may not be ovulation, so await your period when it's supposed to be due irrespective of whether you ovulated today or not. Having that in mind, when your next period is also missed like the first, here's what you should do: 1. Take a blood test to rule out pregnancy. If not pregnant, 2. Choose to wait and see if the next period will come (usually we advise to monitor for 3 cycles, if period is still delayed or missed then you can visit a gynaecologist). 3. Go for a pelvic scan which will also confirm if you are pregnant or not. And check for any possible cause like Uterine fibroid. 4. Take the scan result along and visit a gynaecologist who will further evaluate you to determine cause of delay (if the scan hasn't already done that). I hope I am clear on this now. The steps outlined above are my sincere opinion. Hope you achieve your desired result soon. Do have a good day.
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    A 2 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    OK.. Thank u. When does a scan show pregnancy as early as when can it show.. Than I would wait till 14days from now to be sure again.. Thank u
    Dr. Amen O answered:
    2 years ago
    From the date of your last menstrual period, scan can pick early pregnancy about 6 weeks after. That is when the fetus is about 4 weeks old. Cheers.
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    A 2 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    Just showed my doctor friend that stuff I showed u she said it is a sign am about to ovulate then she said that menses would come about 10_14 days after
    Dr. Amen O answered:
    2 years ago
    Okay that's nice. Though you didn't actually show me, you told me. And like I said before, you wait for your next period. Have a good night rest.
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