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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I've been taking a pregnancy test every month since February n it comes back negative but I hv gained weight...

I've been taking a pregnancy test every month since February n it comes back negative but I hv gained weight...

Weight gain: Pregnancy at age 42 is not the most common cause of weight gain. If the test is negative and you have not missed a period, consider your diet and activity levels first. ...Read more

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My AF end in 4days. Usual end till 6-7days. I feel pregnant n I took pregnancy test and came out neg...should I take again to confirm I preggy?

My AF end in 4days. Usual end till 6-7days. I feel pregnant n I took pregnancy test and came out neg...should I take again to confirm I preggy?

You are not pregnant: Having a period, regardless if it short by a day or two, means you are not pregnant. That means you are misinterpreting your symptoms. They are not pregnancy. But, since you did not share what those were I cannot comment further. ...Read more

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My cycle is 3u days late n I took a pregnancy test and it came back negative?

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Wait a week: Home pregnancy tests are good at about 1 week after a missed period date. You may have just checked too early. ...Read more

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My gf had done urine pregnancy test. 1st n 2nd is ngtv. 3rd is pstv. N 4th is ngtv. Is she pregnant.?

My gf had done urine pregnancy test. 1st n 2nd is ngtv. 3rd is pstv. N 4th is ngtv. Is she pregnant.?

You tell us: We never guess about pregnancy. You are asking us to speculate. It surely sounds like it is time to get a blood test to determine which of the urine tests are correct. Don't you think? ...Read more

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I took 2 pregnancy test they came out positive and now I'm spotting pinkish n its only when I wipe. Am I still pregnant?

I took 2 pregnancy test they came out positive and now I'm spotting pinkish n its only when I wipe. Am I still pregnant?

Possibly: You may be having implantation bleeding or early signs of miscarriage. I recommend making an appointment soon to confirm your pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm now 6 days late n I want to take a pregnancy test but don't want to be let down I been ttc for 3yrs now. What should I do?

I'm now 6 days late n I want to take a pregnancy test but don't want to be let down I been ttc for 3yrs now. What should I do?

See a specialist: Three years trying to get pregnant is too long. Get some help. Find a local healthtap reproductive endocrinologist. There are so many great options and treatments. Use the physician locator in the bottom right of your screen to find a local doc to help. Good luck. ...Read more

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I took the Plan B 2times last month and iam 12 days late with 3neg. Pregnancy test why could it be late? N could I still b pregnant

I took the Plan B 2times last month and iam 12 days late with 3neg. Pregnancy test why could it be late? N could I still b pregnant

Technique & timing: If you did the test correctly, you are not likely to be pregnant. The hormones in the Plan B pills may have altered your cycle. It would be preferable to take contraceptives on a regular basis if you wish to be sexually active and not pregnant. ...Read more

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Why would someone start feeling nauseous every night around 5 or 6 p.m and the women takes a pregnancy test and comes back Negitive?

Why would someone start feeling nauseous every night around 5 or 6 p.m and the women takes a pregnancy test and comes back Negitive?

Find symptom's cause: Nausea/vomiting may be gi-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary & pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems). Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, & even reaction to stress. Find & treat cause. ...Read more

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My cycle is late it came down february 24, 2013 and it stay down for 5 days. I took two pregnancy test n they was negative what is the problem?

My cycle is late it came down february 24, 2013 and it stay down for 5 days. I took two pregnancy test n they was negative what is the problem?

?: What does "and it stay down for 5 days" mean? Call your physician and get a serum pregnancy test. If negative, monitor your cycles. Hard to say where to go with this with your limited history. If you are not pregnant and your cycles are irregular for three months, see your physician. ...Read more

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Floating pregnancy test?

Floating pregnancy test?

?: ? Not sure what you are referring to? Are you asking about increased plasma levels in women? ...Read more

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When to take pregnancy test?

When to take pregnancy test?

Hpt: At least one early pregnancy test product states it can provide results 6 days prior to a missed period. The company states it is > 99% accurate the day of the expected period. If you are using a standard pregnancy test would wait until you miss a period. If negative and still no period would repeat HPT in a week. Take care. ...Read more

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Can a pregnancy test be wrong?

Can a pregnancy test be wrong?

Any test can be: Wrong. However, if done correctly and after about a week past a missed period, these tests are generally accurate. ...Read more

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What is the best pregnancy test?

Blood test: The most accurate pregnancy test is a blood pregnancy test. This test measures a hormone called hcg, which is produced once the embryo implants into the uterus. ...Read more

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When a pregnancy test will work?

When a pregnancy test will work?

1 week late: Home pregnancy tests will turn positive when you're about 1 week late. If it's negative, repeat it in 1 week. ...Read more

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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...Read more