Can you tell me if im pregnant or not?

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Patient: I had sex 2 weeks ago and i havent got my period yet but i have a very irregular period am i pregnant?

Symptoms: No symptoms

Doctor: An unprotected intercourse results in pregnancy only when a woman is in her so called “Fertile Period”. The fe rtile period of a woman is determined by analyzing her menstrual cycle with an ovulation calculator or fertility chart. Normally, the menstrual cycle is a 28 day cycle. During the 14th day after a period, the ovum is released. This process is called ovulation and the days 12 to 16 days after a period are said to be a woman’s most fertile period. Ovulation may not occur at a predictable time in the menstrual cycle, however. A number of factors may cause an unexpectedly early or late ovulation, even for women with a history of regular menstrual cycles.A pregnancy test attempts to determine whether a woman is pregnant. Markers that indicate pregnancy are found in urine and blood, and pregnancy tests require sampling one of these substances. Most chemical tests for pregnancy look for the presence of the beta subunit of hCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, in the blood or urine. hCG can be detected in urine or blood after implantation, which occurs six to twelve days after fertilization.A home pregnancy test will be helpful for you. You may, however need to repeat the test more than once at serial intervals before you can confirm or negate pregnancy. Please consult a gynecologist, as irregular periods are not normal and may be caused by hormonal imbalance. Please seek treatment for your condition., as well as to clear your doubts on possible pregnancy concerns.

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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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