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Dr. Ira Katz
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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 u get a negative pregnancy test at 10dpo and still be pregnant?

Can u get a negative pregnancy test at 10dpo and still be pregnant?

Yes: It may take two weeks after ovulation for a normal pregnancy test to be accurately positive if you are pregnant. It may take that long for enough pregnancy hormone to be present to be detectable in your urine. A blood test can be accurately positive a little earlier. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get a negative pregnancy test 3 weeks after conception?

Is it possible for you to get a negative pregnancy test 3 weeks after conception?

Terminology: Conception is said to occur when the sperm fertilizes the ovum. However, the fertilized ovum may not implant or may be lost soon after implantation. In short pregnancy test may be negative despite conception having taken place 3 weeks earlier, if the fertilized ovum does not implant successfully. ...Read more

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Can you get a negative pregnancy test and miscarry? Still not getting a positive result?

Can you get a negative pregnancy test and miscarry? Still not getting a positive result?

Neg test = not preg: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors 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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Can we get a negative pregnancy test in ectopic pregnancy?

Can we get a negative pregnancy test in ectopic pregnancy?

Not normaly: The tests are usually positive as if the baby had implanted in the uterus. Pain, and sometimes bleeding are the signs of an ectopic, or tubal, pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a negative pregnancy test 12 days after unprotected sex?

Is it possible to get a negative pregnancy test 12 days after unprotected sex?

Yes: Pregnancy tests turn positive 10-14 days after conception. In the early days, there can be a false negative if a woman has been drinking a lot of water or fluids. This dilutes the pregnancy hormone in the urine. First urine of the morning will turn positive sooner. ...Read more

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Can i get a negative pregnancy test (clear blue) three days before expected period and still be pregnant.

Can i get a negative pregnancy test (clear blue) three days before expected period and still be pregnant.

Yes: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. ...Read more

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Missed miscarriage at 8wks 0d, only discovered at 12wk scan. When should I get a negative pregnancy test? I stopped feeling preg at around 9 weeks.

Missed miscarriage at 8wks 0d, only discovered at 12wk scan. When should I get a negative pregnancy test? I stopped feeling preg at around 9 weeks.

Varies: After you have a D and C for miscarriage or pass the baby naturally one would expect the first menstrual cycle 3-8 weeks after. The menstrual cycle indicates that all of the bhcg hormone is gone and the ovaries have begun working again ...Read more

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My breasts keep on leaking, I keep feeling really sick throughout the day and I get a negative pregnancy test, any idea of what could be wrong?

My breasts keep on leaking, I keep feeling really sick throughout the day and I get a negative pregnancy test, any idea of what could be wrong?

High prolactin: You need to consult an endocrinologist to investigate the possibility of high prolactin. Consult this site for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/galactorrhea/basics/definition/CON-20025628 ...Read more

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If you get a negative pregnancy test five weeks after sex and are on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) are you likely not pregnant?

If you get a negative pregnancy test five weeks after sex and are on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) are you likely not pregnant?

Correct : Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. . 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. After 5 weeks a test is certainly reliable. You are on depo which is a very effective birth control method. ...Read more

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How long can you get negative pregnancy test and trust it to rule out pregnancy?

How long can you get negative pregnancy test and trust it to rule out pregnancy?

Not long : Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and reliable. If your are two weeks late for your period then it should be correct. You can wait a few days and repeat it. If still negative then see your doc to discuss birth control and avoid the scares in the future. ...Read more

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Late pd. As of today late 1 day. Trying to get pregnant. Took 2 test before today. Negative pregnancy test. Is this a concern?

Late pd. As of today late 1 day. Trying to get pregnant. Took 2 test before today. Negative pregnancy test. Is this a concern?

Tested too soon: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...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 I trust a negative pregnancy test 9 weeks after sex? I've read where some people didn't get positive tests until 10 weeks.

Can I trust a negative pregnancy test 9 weeks after sex? I've read where some people didn't get positive tests until 10 weeks.

Negative pregnancy: Modern urine pregnancy tests sold in drugstores are very accurate when used properly. Most report accuracy as early as the first day after your first missed period. Therefore, if you have not had sex in 9 weeks, and your recent pregnancy test is negative, it would be highly unlikely that you are pregnant. ...Read more

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If you get four negative pregnancy test taken within a five week period of time can you rule out pregnancy?

Yes.: The pregnancy test is very reliable when done properly and repeated. It will rule out pregnancy in the recent past. It may not detect a new pregnancy (within about 14 days.). ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Sudler
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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