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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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Period week late, pregnancy symp, but negative pregnancy test . Can i be pregnant ? Im having cramps , cravings and nausea, tender breast low back pain

Period week late, pregnancy symp, but negative pregnancy test . Can i be pregnant ? Im having cramps , cravings and nausea, tender breast low back pain

Probably not...: The over the counter tests are very sensitive to pregnancy hormone, so if it's negative, then you probably aren't pregnant. Your symptoms sound hormonal, and should abate/resolve once you begin to menstruate. If you still don't menstruate, repeat the pregnancy test, and see your physician for further guidance. ...Read more

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Is it ok to sleep on my back in late pregnancy?

Is it ok to sleep on my back in late pregnancy?

No: It is best not to sleep on your back. Tilted to one side or the other is best, usually propped with a pillow or beach towel folded lengthwise a couple times. The "lazy-boy" position is also ok when it is hard to get comfortable in bed. These positions help with better blood flow to the uterus and also with swelling. ...Read more

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Period is 21 days late, pregnancy test came back negative. I haven't been stressed lately. What could this be?

Period is 21 days late, pregnancy test came back negative. I haven't been stressed lately. What could this be?

Various causes: There are several possible causes of skipped periods besides stress and pregnancy. Thyroid disorder and elevations in prolactin hormone can both cause it. Also medications, eating disorders, excessive exercise, a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome and a few rarer things. Evaluation by a doctor is a good idea if the period continued to be late another 1-2 months. ...Read more

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My period always comes on time. Im 17 days late. Pregnancy symptoms but 3 tests came back negative. Help! i don't know what to do?

My period always comes on time.  Im 17 days late.  Pregnancy symptoms but 3 tests came back negative.  Help!  i don't know what to do?

Missed Periods: You go about your life. There are other common reasons for missed periods including the extremes: extreme exercise, extreme dieting, extreme stress, obesity, etc. If the period do not start the second month and pregnancy is not likely then you will need testing and examination with your family physician. ...Read more

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Last period 3/25/13, was supposed to start cycle 4/21/13. My cycle is 3 days late. Pregnancy test today came back negative. Could i be pregnant?

Last period 3/25/13, was supposed to start cycle 4/21/13. My cycle is 3 days late. Pregnancy test today came back negative. Could i be pregnant?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Am I having an eptomic pregnancy? Periods 10 days late, 2 negative htp. Lower stomach and back pain.

Am I having an eptomic pregnancy? Periods 10 days late, 2 negative htp. Lower stomach and back pain.

No way to tell: Your description of symptoms is not what we usually look for clinically to suspect an ECTOPIC pregnancy. First of all, it's not even a sure thing that you're pregnant and in fact, 2 negative HPT's would suggest that you are not. If your period remains absent for much longer you will want to check with your OB/GYN doctor for further recommendations. ...Read more

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Period is 4 days late, experiencing lower back pain, took 2 at home pregnancy tests and both read negative...what could be going on here?

Period is 4 days late, experiencing lower back pain, took 2 at home pregnancy tests and both read negative...what could be going on here?

Repeat HPT in 1 week: if still no period. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more