ObGyn/Pregnancy issues/am I pregnant

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I've always had normal periods even after my first child started my last menstruation on March 8 usually comes on time with no irregular times.a week later I also bled for 2 days on the 27th it looked like a very light period. I had sex on the 19 of March before the second set of bleeding. I've had sore breast that have lactating a little bit. Also slight cramps. I have not come on my period for April. I took a test last month which was negative. Kind of scared. Am I pregnant or could it be something else

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Although the symptoms you described are not specific, pregnancy is still a possibility. After more than 25 years of experience, I have noted that atypical menstruation especially if accompanied with cramping or pain at one side of the lower abdomen, may indicate ectopic pregnancy.

Since this can be a serious condition, I encourage you to seek examination and vaginal ultrasound examination to make sure everything is OK. You have nothing to lose if you seek examination but you may lose if you do not.

Good Luck

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Mohamed Kandeel

Expertise

I can answer questions about antenatal care, medical problems associated with pregnancy, labor and delivery and postpartum care.

Experience

Currently I am working as a Professor of Obstetrics gynecology, Menofyia University, Egypt. Since 1987, I worked in many university and private hospitals with a high load of pregnant population averaging 7-9,000 deliveries/year. This exposed me to all problems associated with pregnancy, labor and delivery. I had my doctorate degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1996 in the use of Doppler ultrasound in high risk pregnancies.

Organizations
Menofyia University, Egypt

Publications
-British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Kandil M) -Egyptian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Kandil M) -Ain Shams Journal of Medicine (Kandil M)

Education/Credentials
-Master's degree in obstetrics and Gynecology 1989 -Doctorate degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology 1996

Awards and Honors
Editorial advisor: Fetal monitoring section of the international website www.obgyn.net

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