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I have taken 3 pregnancy test with first response and they

I have taken 3 pregnancy test with first response and they were positive but I had a negative qualitative blood test. What does this mean? I'm 5 days late and began spotting really lightly orange. I took 2 clear blue test and they were negative.

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I am switching from seasonique birth control to ocelli due

I am switching from seasonique birth control to ocelli due to sudden oily skin and acne. I also went to see the dermatologist who gave me 50 mg of spironolactone. I would like to know if this birth control and the spiro are safe to take together. I'd heard that the progesterone I ocella is equivalent to a 25 mg dosage of spironolactone. So if I'm only taking 50 mg of the spiro will taking the ocella be okay? Because I have heard of women taking up to 200 mg of spiro alone. Also, how much worry should I put into the talk of increased risk of blood clots that comes from taking the ocella? I want my skin to be clear but I don't want to harm myself.

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I am in the military currently overseas with the military

I am in the military currently overseas with the military and will be returning home in October. My wife and I are planning on taking a trip to Antigua in the middle of October. We noticed that recently Antigua has been placed on the list of WHO and CDC locations of where the Zika virus has been acquired locally by mosquitos. After taking this trip in October we are planning on starting to try to have our first baby in January and because of this are concerned about travel to a Zika affected area in October. For contraception my wife uses birth control pills and will be stopping that in January. I guess my primary question is is 3 months enough time between our vacation and starting to try for kids if we do contract the Zika virus? Are the risks of contracting the virus on a Caribbean island really high enough? Would it be better to try to shift our vacation plan to a place that is not yet known to have locally acquired Zika?

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The other day I had sex/fingered and felt a pain like I had

Hello, the other day I had sex/fingered and felt a pain like I had gotten a scratch or something because I was too dry. The next day I noticed brown blood on my underwear and don't know why. The next night I was fingered again but was not dry that time and still ended up bleeding again in the morning. But I haven't done anything else since Wednesday night and I am still bleeding. It's dark brown and maybe even discharge. I can't tell. But I did not get my period this month because I skipped the sugar pills and went straight to my next pack. I always used condoms and take my birth control well so I don't think that it is pregnancy or an std. Do you think I could have a scratch or could this be something serious?

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My daughter having period every two weeks for the last two

My daughter having period every two weeks for the last two months after doctor start giving her pill birth control pill. She missed her period before for two or three months and suddenly start having sharp pain after emergency room everything was normal and Doctor recognize she have hormonal imbalance. Suddenly she lost lot's of hairs and Doctor prescribe her blood pressure pill to stop loosing her hair. I don't know what to do do you recommend me to take her to ultrasound and what other obtain I have? Please any information can help me. Thank you

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My question regards what the best testing options would be

My question regards ***** ***** best testing options would be for prolonged, sometimes heavy, irregular bleeding would be.I'm 28, otherwise healthy, I eat well and exercise, BMI of 18.I've been having irregular bleeding issues since starting my period at age 13. I hadn't had more specific testing until more recently. Advice in the past has been just take birth control pills, which I did for a number of years (mostly Yaz) but quit due to nausea/headaches. I didn't have issues with bleeding while on Yaz. I was also taking Yaz for acne which did help, when I was on it.I currently have Paraguard which I've had for the past 5 years, the heaviness of periods may have increased slightly, but the irregularity/spotting hasn't.I've been tested for STIs, and I'm in a monogamous relationship. I had an irregular pap about 5 years ago, and had the LEEP procedure soon after. Since then I've had all normal pap results.I had some pain that felt like my IUD may have moved about 3 years ago, I had an ultrasound and they reported it was in place. I also asked about my ovaries/uterus. They said there where no cysts/fibroids visible. That "poking" pain has since resolved it's self on it's own.I've had thyroid, and prolactin levels checked which were normal. As well as testosterone which was 57 ng/dl (total), .8 ng/dl (free) which I think are normal? DHEA 187 mcg/dL. This was in 2011.I also had the results of PROGESTERON-17OH 92 ng/dL, in 2011. At the time I was bleeding throughout the month and couldn't really tell at what stage in the cycle I was in, which was why I had the test in the first place. So maybe there was a communication error there, but as far as I know there is no way to know if this was a normal result or not?I've also had my fasting blood sugar tested at a recent physical which was 80, which I believe is normal. My white blood cell count was a bit low at 3.4.So currently this last month I started to spot/bleed randomly throughout the month as I usually do, but more so, this month I've been bleeding everyday for over a month. It's ranged from changing a liner a few times, to changing a regular pad a few times. I also took a pregnancy test just in case, which was negative.I had tracked my cycle this past year for a few months when things where a bit more regular, at least for me and the lengths lasted from 28-35 days. The period would last from 6-8 (couple times 9 days). I also noticed I will bleed a small amount, for a couple days before each period begins. I'd often spot throughout the month, sometimes after sex. Within the past 3 or so years I had experienced hot flashes occasionally ( think maybe about 10 in total). Which I don't think it's normal for my age? It's been quite a few months since I've experienced it. It was very noticeable in the winter, I'd sweat so much at once that I'd feel the need to change my shirt. I've also had moderate acne (since puberty), most of it went away when I took Yaz, but came back when stopped taking it. It's annoying but not my main issue.Anyways I've thought about having some type of test done which tests specifically for estrogen/progesterone and other related hormone levels. I'm not sure which would be the best options and indicators for me. The advice I've gotten in the past is birth control pills which I'm sure would likely help, but now that I'm 28 I'm curious to know more specifically what my issues may be. I haven't decided on having children, but I know it's something I may need to know about soon, and perhaps a bit worried that something could be wrong and I want to be able to prevent further issues from developing. Any suggestions or ideas would be great.I know I just gave a lot of info, and some is probably irrelevant, but I thought I would just in case this this helpful. Please feel free to ask further questions.Thank you very much for your help, and time.

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Im trying to delay my period by at least 4 days. I am due on

Hi im trying to delay my period by at least 4 days. I am due on Sept 2, and will be on vacation till the 5th. Could you please assist me with that steps or pill(s) i can take over the counter? I am not on birth control. Havent been at all actually. I am 26 & have had healthy period, etc., though i did take plan B in February of this year.Thank you!JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?Customer: Not in pain. And period are mostly regular with an exception of being delayed a few times here and there.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: No, thats about it.

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I have one long red line on the inside of my right labia

I have one long red line on the inside of my right labia majora and it doesn't itch but it does hurt sometimes. What is it from?JA: How long have you had the symptoms? What seems to make the symptoms worse or better?Customer: Of and on past 4 monthsBetter - sometimes they just go awayWorse - shaving and sex maybe, it hard to tellJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: In on birth control pills, chatel

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I've been having spotting off and on for about three weeks

Hello I've been having spotting off and on for about three weeks now. Very light and occasional clots but thier small. My periods have always been irregular like 2 a year when I take birth control they do come regularly.JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?Customer: I get nauseous occasionally and feel full kinda bloated after eating very little pain in my lower back. And I have one every six months or so.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I don't believe so

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