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What's a chemical pregnancy?

What's a chemical pregnancy?

Early pregnancy: One can find pregnancy related hormones in a woman's blood stream before one can establish the she actually has a viable implanted pregnancy. This is called a chemical pregnancy. The pregnancy may not survive even a few days so she "mensturates" at her normal time and never realizes that she was pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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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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Can you get negative pregnancy test with chemical pregnancy?

Can you get negative pregnancy test with chemical pregnancy?

Yes: If you mean a urine pregnancy test then yes. A serum (blood) pregnancy test is positive at a level of 5 for most labs. Urine pregnancy tests turn positive between 15-25 depending on the manufacturer. So you could have a positive serum and negative urine briefly with a chemical pregnancy ...Read more

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Can a chemical pregnancy delay ovulation?

Can a chemical pregnancy delay ovulation?

Already ovulated: If you are pregnant you already ovulated and won't ovulate again until after the pregnancy ends. ...Read more

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Faint positive pregnancy test then after 5 days negative pregnancy test. Is there a possibility that i'm pregnant? I used 2 different brand each..

Faint positive pregnancy test then after 5 days negative pregnancy test. Is there a possibility that i'm pregnant? I used 2 different brand each..

Yes: You could be very early, the urine dilute, or sometimes a very slow rise in the hormone levels can ba a sign the pregnancy isn't thriving. You might want to go tothe doctor and get a hormone level, it soul double every 3 days. Or, be patient and use you most concentrated morning urine. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible that a pregnancy test detect the pregnancy hormone after 5 weeks?

Is it possible that a pregnancy test detect the pregnancy hormone after 5 weeks?

Yes: If your periods are regular (every 28-30 days), you likely ovulated about 2 weeks after your last period. In that case a pregnancy test would clearly be accurate 5 weeks after your last period. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is an eptopic pregnancy the same as an unviable pregnancy?

Is an eptopic pregnancy the same as an unviable pregnancy?

An ectopic preg: Will not live or cannot be transplanted but can live in the tube until it ruptures if not diagnosed, in time, now a days ectopic should be diagnosed and treated before it ruptures if the woman is going for regular care, a non viable pregnancy is usually referred to as as a missed ab or blighted ovum or incomplete ab all of which are in the uterus. ...Read more

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Is a home pregnancy test the same as a doctors pregnancy test ?

Is a home pregnancy test the same as a doctors pregnancy test ?

Yes...and no: Docs can provide pregnancy tests that are essentially the same - the urine hCG detection. They can also obtain a serum hCG in the mother's blood, which will pick up a pregnancy much faster due to its high sensitivity. That said, unless you are high-risk, your doc may not be able to justify it to your insurance company. ...Read more

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What is a chemical pregnancy?

What is a chemical pregnancy?

Miscarriage: Hi! a chemical pregnancy is simply a very early miscarriage. It happens so rapidly that the pregnancy test goes up and then back down in just a matter of a few days. Otten the only other symptom is a heavy or delayed period. Dr brown. ...Read more

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Positive pregnancy test 10 weeks after full term delivery: new pregnancy or residual pregnancy hormone from previous pregnancy?

Positive pregnancy test 10 weeks after full term delivery: new pregnancy or residual pregnancy hormone from previous pregnancy?

Probably a new preg: But, rarely, there is a hormone-producing tumor left from the pregnancy. See your ob/gyn; you may need a 24 hour hormone assay to dfferentiate it from a a normal pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is there any pregnancy home test that can pick up the hCG about 3 weeks before missed period?

Is there any pregnancy home test that can pick up the  hCG about 3 weeks before missed period?

Pregnancy test: Ovulation typically occurs 2 weeks before a period. So, technically, you would not be pregnant 3 weeks before your period. Therefore, no test will be positive. ...Read more

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Which home pregnancy test brandis considered the best?

Which home pregnancy test brandis considered the best?

FDA approved: Any of the fda approved brands will provide accurate results. For optimum results, you should do the test 4-5 days after a missed period, use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the package carefully. ...Read more

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Is new choice ovulation a pregnancy test?

Is new choice ovulation a pregnancy test?

No: It helps to determine when you are ovulating. This information is useful for couples who are trying to conceive. ...Read more

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is there such thing as a false positive pregancy test

is there such thing as a false positive pregancy test

False + pregn. tests: There is such a thing as a false positive urine pregnancy tests; there are lab errors; there a disorders of the liver, ovaries and other organs which can produce HCG or molecules similar to HCG; there are some molecules which may interfere with the pregnancy test performance or some reactives...False positive blood pregnancy tests may also occur but are much rarer. ...Read more

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Is there a free pregnancy test that you could take?

Is there a free pregnancy test that you could take?

Your copay = 0, yes: Some insurrance plan has no office-copay when you see the doc. If you have medicaid etc...Likely you can see your doc for an evaluation and an office-pregnancy test can be done. If no copay, then you test is free to you. Or if copay =$5, that is what you pay--not a bad deal. Planned parenthood clinic may provide this test free as well. I don't know where else. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a chemical pregnancy (with the fetus "aborting" itself around 4 weeks-- when i tested) to cause a longterm hormone imbalance?

Is it possible for a chemical pregnancy (with the fetus "aborting" itself around 4 weeks-- when i tested) to cause a longterm hormone imbalance?

Unlikely: If you are no longer testing pregnant, its unlikely that the miscarriage of such an early pregnancy would have any long-term effects. There are some rare problems that can happen after a miscarriage such as gestational trophoblastic diseas and a cancer called choriocarcinoma. But both of these produce pregnancy hormone and can be ruled out with a simple blood pregnancy test. Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more