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I made a very big mistake. Last weekend I had unprotected

Hi, I made a very big mistake. Last weekend I had unprotected sex with a lady that I met at a local event. I pulled-out but I'm pretty worried that she could be pregnant. It was only one time. She is 46 years old but looks like she was close to her ovulation. (according to her). It was very foolish How big is the risk that she would be pregnant? I appreciate in advance your advice.

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Normally I would not be so anxious about these symptoms, but

Greetings -Normally I would not be so anxious about these symptoms, but I have had cancer in the past (thyroid) so symptoms make me anxious, and in addition, my daughter just had surgery for suspected lymphoma. It turned out benign, but scared me terribly. In addition, I am scheduled to have cosmetic surgery in two weeks, and I am anxious about going through that procedure while having this worry on my mind, and my transvaginal ultrasound is not scheduled until a week AFTER my cosmetic surgery.So basically I am asking you this question in the hopes that you can ease my mind. No matter what you say, I still plan to follow through with my scheduled appointments which include Pap smear/hpv and transvaginal ultrasound.So my worry is that I may have some type of gynecological cancer such as uterine/endometrial, ovarian, cervical, etc. Some info about me: I am 46 years old and NOT menopausal. My medical history is thyroid cancer 9 years ago, no recurrence; removal of a dermoid cyst on ovary.Here are my symptoms, (some might be very unrelated by I thought I'd throw them in anyway):1-2 years ago, Change in menstrual cycle from a 29 day cycle to a 24 day cycle. Very regular though.1.5 years ago, increase in libido and slight increase in normal-appearing vaginal discharge.8 months ago, began 100 mg spironolactone (for hair loss) and around that time (but I might be wrong in making this connection) my periods stopped for about 4 months. No spotting.4 months ago, periods returned, resuming their usual schedule1 month ago, began having a period every two weeks or so (two cycles like this so far)Over the last year or so I have had about three bouts of stomach pain with a lot of bloating, roughly around the time of my period.I do seem to get full quickly when eating, and I sometimes seem a slight bit bloated, but I might be overestimating these symptoms now that I have read them on the Internet as symptoms of ovarian cancer. I may have some urinary urgency, but mostly when i drink coffee.I do not have symptoms of fatigue nor fever. My recent CBC with platelets was normal. The irregular periods is what prompted my doc to order the ultrasound.I would just like to hear that I most likely do not have cancer. Unless that's not true of course. Regardless of your answer, I will go through with all my tests. I just need some hope/reassurance to get me through until I get the ultrasound done in December.Thank you!Catherine S.

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I am a 50 year old divorced mother of 3 adult children. I

I am a 50 year old divorced mother of 3 adult children. I had an ablation 5 years ago due to heavy cycles. Over the past few years the cycle has become much lighter & further apart. My Dr. says I am pre menopausal. I have only had a few cycles in the last year. My last cycle in April was long & heavy leading me to think that would be my last cycle. Did things have begun to happen with me causing me to be concerned. I have gained 6 pounds since the Spring, I am also bloated in the abdomen area and that is very squishy. Out of concern I took a pregnancy test. The result was negative but 4 hrs later there was a faint positive sign. I freaked out & took 10 more tests over the following week. ALL negative. That prompted me to get a blood pregnancy test that also came back negative. To make things more confusing I have begun to have these weird gurgle or tapping like sensations about 2 " down from my belly button. What in the world is going on with me?JA: In general, how has your health been lately?Customer: Did you get that messageJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Did you get the last message about me having lupus

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I have been having irregular bleeding a year now. My gyn is

Hi Pearl, I have been having irregular bleeding for over a year now. My gyn is aware. He had put me on progesterone in past but didn't help. I am 39 yrs old and had a tubal ligation 12/2014 during my csection.JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: my question is, my period started July 2 and I bled regular red flow for 5 days but I have been spotting light pink/brown since with cramping. Should I be concerned? I am only taking my Epilepsy medicine.JA: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Are you in any pain?Customer: I have been having irregular bleeding for over a year but this month seems worse. It's not excruciating pain but it feels like PMS symptoms? Last night at bedtime I had terrible cramping in my lower groin/ pelvis area but it isn't as bad todayJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I do have Sjogrens. Diagnosed in December 2015. Thanks for listening😊

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MY MOTHER HAD CERVICAL CANCER. NOW MY CA 124 IS 50. AFTER

MY MOTHER HAD CERVICAL CANCER. NOW MY CA 124 IS 50.AFTER READING UP ON IT I FOUND THAT BY WOMEN IN MY AGE(48) THAT MARKER IS SOMETIMES ELEVATED DUE TO PRE-MENOPAUSE. IS THAT CORRECT?I ALSO HAD A PELVIC ULTRASOUND DONE WITH THIS RESULT:RIGHT OVARY 3.7X3.1X3.0 CM. LEFT OVARY 3.0X1.7X2.3 CM. THERE IS A RIGHT CYST PRESENT.2.5X2.7X2.5 CM IN SIZE. SOME MILD INTERNAL ECHOES AND SLIGHT MURAL IRREGULARITY PRESENT. THIS MAY REPRESENT A DEGREE OF MILD CYST COMPLICATIONS

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After my hysterectomy... My breasts have dropped... Big

Hi. After my hysterectomy... My breasts have dropped... Big belly...buttocks drooped..gained weight.. Memory loss ..gotten gray...I'm not the same person...it has been six months and still having some cramping..I feel stiff... Hair loss...its crazy.. I'm on the patch estriodo.. Its bad

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I'm 43 years old up until 3 months ago had normal periods

I'm 43 years old up until 3 months ago had normal periods took a preg test that expired in jan it came back neg. Could it be that iam pregnant or is it pre menopauseJA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?Customer: no pain up until now normal periodJA: Is there anything else the Gynecologist should be aware of?Customer: noJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Gynecologist about your situation and then connect you two.

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I am 45 and have a late period and negative pregnancy test.

I am 45 and have a late period and negative pregnancy test. Last few years my cycles have gone from 28-30 days to 25-27 days. Today I am on day 29 and no period yet. The problem is I am having bad lower back ache and occasional cramping. I am also bothered by feeling hot and clammy at times. Assuming I didn't ovulate and that is the reason my period is late, are these symptoms normal? I'm uncomfortable and feel anxious.

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I am 40 year old woman. first time i missed a

Hi,I am 40 year old woman. For the first time i missed a period (zero chance of pregnancy) but then when it did arrive a month later, I have been bleeding for 10days, the last 8 of them relatively heavily. My typical cycle is 4 days and like clockwork. I do not take birth control, or any other medication. How concerned should I be? i am travelling for 6 weeks in 2 weeks time I have an appt for exam mid june but want to know if there is urgency for me to see a doctor. I cant remember when my last pelvic exam was, maybe 4/5 yrs ago. Thanks.

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