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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Like what?: Are you referring to nausea, cravings, fatigue, euphoria? Several other conditions could mimic pregnancy (viral syndromes, psychological strain). See ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Azithromycin: Azithromycin 500mg is safe to use at 7 months gestation. It is an antibiotic. Were you sick in any other way? All the best.
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A female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
11 years experience in Internal Medicine
Question?: What is your question?
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Some small changes: A woman of childbearing age who has some nausea (with or without vomiting), some fatigue (feels less energetic), a sharper/stronger sense of smell, mi ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Take a test : Don't guess. Take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at an ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Yes: A home pregnancy test can detect any pregnancy, but it can't identify an abdominal vs. an intrauterine one. Good wishes.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy test: There are a number of accurate tests available at your pharmacy or grocery store that can tell you by the time your nxt cycle is due. A doctor can co ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience in Pediatrics
If : If your water has broken, it's time to go to the hospital. Good luck and congratulations!
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A female asked:
Dr. Varun Verma
12 years experience in Internal Medicine
After missed period: Many tests claim you can take a home pregnancy test one day after your missed period. Many doctors think they're more accurate if you wait 3-7 days af ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Check with your MD: If this something new, you need to check with your MD to see what's going on. If you have irregular periods chronically, you may not be ovulating. You ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Sometimes none!: The classic symptoms are lack of periods, nausea, vomiting, generalized malaise, and breast tenderness. If you think you may be pregnant, especially i ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Very reliable: Today's home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A co ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Ideally with 5-MTHF: Most prenatals are fairly similar but there's a subtle yet important difference. About 30% of people can't convert Folic Acid to its active form, l-5- ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Aerobic exercise: Any aerobic exercise, such as walking or running, are good exercises in pregnancy.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Pain: Early on, of course, the symptoms are the same of pregnancy; however, the warning signs for ectopic pregnancy are worsening pelvic pain and/or worseni ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
37 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prenatal care : You need plenty of sleep, eat right so that you gain 20 pounds max, exercise some and start seeing your health care practitioner as soon as you are pr ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Pregnancy?: Purchase a home pregnancy test. They turn positive by the time you are about a week late. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week and call your doctor.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
48 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Pregnancy: It usually takes a month or so after a miscarriage to regain your normal cycle. So it would be unlikely that you are pregnant immediately. Neverthel ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Depends: If you did not have sex since your last period, you are not pregnant. If you did the test correctly, at more than 4-5 days after a missed period, you ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Many or non: Can include a missed period, breast tenderness, breast enlargement, weight gain. Take a pregnancy test if you are not sure if you are pregnant.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
If the spotting : Occurs while you are actually pregnant - then yes it is ok to take a pregnancy test at that time.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Extremely dangerous: Pelvic/abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding in a pregnant woman are most common symptoms. These are rarely present early ectopic though, so if there's ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Wait until due: Home pregnancy tests are not useful until perhaps a day or two before the period is due. Most implantation does not cause bleeding and most bleeding i ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
23 years experience in Pediatrics
Same for boy or girl: Despite whatever your friends and their grandmother said, there are no specific symptoms of your pregnancy that will predict if your baby will be boy ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
SXS of pregnancy: Classic pregnancy symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Herold
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
After 1st trimester: Late pregnancy termination, or d&e, occurs after the first trimester. It is done if there are complications or severe defects in the pregnancy or som ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
How late?: You may take a blood test for HCG which more sensitive than a urine test and is generally positive one day after a missed period, if you are pregnant. ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liengkong Siew
53 years experience in Gynecology
Twin pregnancy: Early positive pregnancy suggesting twin can be suspicious if HCG or Progesterone level is higher for her gestational age and only can confirm by so ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Likely an error: A positive pregnancy test 8 days after ovulation is more likely to be an error. Please repeat the test and consult your doctor.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Not quite sure that: I understand this. You have had a period or you you haven't had your period but are spotting? If you have been sexually active please take a home preg ... Read More

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