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Could I be pregnant after just one Progesterone dose?

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My gynecologist has put me on Progesterone tablets to kick start my ovulation- (I have pcos and haven\'t had a natural period since coming off the pill 8 months ago.

I was on the tablets for a week which consisted of typical cramping pain near my hips. We have been having unprotected sex everyday.

I have been off the progesterone for 4 days now and haven\'t had my period yet. Could I be pregnant already after just one dose?


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replied October 17th, 2011
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms Answer A27790
Hi,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the status of your pregnancy. This delaying of periods can be due to pregnancy or hormonal changes due to progesterone.

For confirming the status of pregnancy by urine for pregnancy test (UPT),the most accurate way to test for pregnancy is to wait until after your period is due. First appearance of pregnancy hormone, HCG, due to implantation occurs 6-12 days after ovulation. So if you don’t want to wait for your periods and test for pregnancy then you can test at 9 or 10 days past ovulation with a sensitive ( 20 - 25 mIU ) pregnancy test.

Aimstrip pregnancy test gives good results and can detect 20 mIU of HCG.I sincerely suggest you to do a urine for pregnancy test and if the test comes negative, then please wait for your periods and repeat the test after 1 week of your missed periods date. You can also get serum HCG levels estimated which is more specific than urine tests for pregnancy.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.



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