Medical Specialty >> Gynecology

Doctors Lounge - Gynecology Answers

Back to Gynecology Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge ( does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 10/14/2017.

Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: To Be or Not to be Pregnant....

 LoveOurKids - Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:33 pm

I stopped birth control pills 6 months ago. Have been on a 21 day cycle since then - like clockwork - no delays! LMP 9/27/05 with ovulation test indicating ovulation on 10/08/05. Active sexually between 10/6 and 10/10. Period should have started on 10/17/05. No menses to date. Quantitative blood test on 10/24/05 reflects HCG level of 5 and result of "inconclusive". Can you provide some insight as to what may be going on? I am 40 years old, have had 2 previous miscarriages and 2 live births (8 and 9 yr olds). History of low progesterone issues during pregnancies requiring suppository, oral and injection supplements during 1st, 2nd and early 3rd trimester to maintain pregnancy. Thank you for your time, effort and your dedication to your field in giving freely of your time to help people such as myself! :)
 brat7115 - Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:41 pm

I hadn't had sex for 3 years. Then, my period was 3 days late and I had unprotected sex twice that night. My period is now 16 days late. I took a urine test at the doctor's office 7 days after having sex, but it came up negative. Is it possible that I could be pregnant even though I was already late when I had sex?

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us