Pregnancy Bliss | Reproductive Health Hub
Question: I was having symptoms & suspected an ovarian cyst prior to becoming pregnant. Pregnancy ultrasound confirmed this. I am 21 weeks & often can still feel twinges. What is the likelihood of it disappearing by itself & could it be sinister? R.F. (UK)
Question: I'm only 4 weeks pregnant and due to on on holiday to Portugal in a weeks time, should I fly? C.M. (UK)
Answer: I cannot see any reason for any concern about flying at such an early stage of pregnancy. It should not affect the pregnancy in any way and being a relatively short flight, it shouldn't affect you either. There are more details on the general issue of flying while pregnant here:
Question: How long after a miscarriage can pregnancy hormone be detected? M.M. (UK)
Answer: If a miscarriage is complete or if you have a surgical evacuation of the uterus after a miscarriage, pregnancy hormones clear very rapidly from your system and a pregnancy test will revert to negative within a few days, certainly within a week. If, on the other end, miscarriage is incomplete, whereby some placental tissue is retained in the womb cavity, the hormones can be detected for much longer than that, even a few weeks.
A much less common cause of a persistently positive pregnancy test after a miscarriage is trophoblastic disease such as molar pregnancy,
Question: Hi; i am in the very early stage of pregnacy, i have a dark brown colur on and off, not bleeding, sometimes its clear sometimes its not. i had a termination 7 weeks ago but got pregnant again. I’m worried if there is anything wrong with this pregnancy. L.P. (UK)
Answer: Your recent termination should have no bearing at all on your current pregnancy. If you are having that kind of vaginal discharge, you need to arrange an urgent appointment with your GP who, in turn, will arrange an ultrasound scan for you to check what is going on with this pregnancy.
Question: How do i know if it’s a phantom pregnancy or if I’m really pregnant ?? I really need help to find out if I’m really pregnant or not as i get very upset and does any one know the difference between them? V. (UK)
Answer: It is quite easy to find out whether you are pregnant for real: Just do a pregnancy test at home. If this is positive, then you are. In a phantom pregnancy a pregnancy test is always negative.
Remember, if what prompted your question is missed periods, there could be other causes of this. In such a case and with a negative pregnancy test, I would suggest that you see your doctor.