Questionable Pregnancy

Patient : Ok, so I havent had my period since Ive been off my birth control and I also think I might be pregnant. How can I tell if I am pregnant when I dont have my period?
Symptoms:  No period, cramping, vomiting
Doctor :   Hello, Thanks for the query to ATD for an opinion, If you have been off oral contraceptive pills and have not resu med your menses then most likely cause for the same can be pregnancy. It is important to rule out pregnancy before any other cause can be contemplated in this regard. It is suggested that you get a urine pregnancy test done if you have already crossed more than 7 days from your next due date else you may opt for a more specific blood serum beta hcg test to look for raised levels of hcg which shall indicate pregnancy. If the tests are positive then you are pregnant. If they are negative then you should ideally wait for your menses to return as the symptoms that you are experiencing indicate that of premenstrual syndrome which in absence of pregnancy indicate that your withdrawal bleed is probably due in next few days. So you may choose to wait once your pregnancy tests are negative. I hope i have answered your query in detail, Wishing you good health, Regards

Related Q&A

Q: Insulin does not cross the placenta but glucose does, how will the baby’s body handle elevated glucose in the m...

Q: Is it possible to get pregnant while on the implanon? And if so, would the fetus survive or would it die with the imp...

Q: I have been on BCP for a while..It it normal to still breakthrough bleed? The blood is dark red to brown what can I d...

Q: My husband and I are trying to get pregnant and nothing seems to be happening. We have kids already but we want to ha...

Q: Is it possible to be pregnant an still see my monthly periods

 


DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews