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Another question is why did I have for a pregnancy test come back positive and then I took 3 more and it was negative?

Another question is why did I have for a pregnancy test come back positive and then I took 3 more and it was negative?

See below: About 25% of early pregnancies are lost spontaneously due to chromosomal defects in the embryo. You may have lost an early pregnancy which would explain one positive test and negative follow-up tests. Another possibility is that the first test was not done correctly. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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Would a home pregnancy test come back positive if i was pregnant with an ectopic pregnancy?

Would a home pregnancy test come back positive if i was pregnant with an ectopic pregnancy?

Ectopic pregnancy: Urinary tests for pregnancy can accurately test for pregnancy, but cannot tell whether the pregnancy is in the womb or in the tube such as a tubal pregnancy. You should see a doctor anytime you feel pregnant or have a positive urinary test, or have abdominal pain not explained. ...Read more

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My daughter as had sex 10 weeks ago and missed her period since. Done pregnancy test come back normal but doctor did test and it came back negative.

My daughter as had sex 10 weeks ago and missed her period since. Done pregnancy test come back normal but doctor did test and it came back negative.

Not sure ?: I'm not sure what your question is here, but assume you are wondering why she has missed her period. Two pregnancy tests sound like they are negative, which by this time after sexual encounter should be more than adequate time span to be reliable test. Many other things besides pregnancy can cause missed periods, from illness to stress/anxiety, to natural fluctuations of hormones, changes in diet. ...Read more

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Ovulated Dec2 .Today is Dec9. Doctor sent me for blood pregnancy test today.sore nipples,tired,bloated,moody etc. Could test come back positive?

Ovulated Dec2 .Today is Dec9. Doctor sent me for blood pregnancy test today.sore nipples,tired,bloated,moody etc. Could test come back positive?

Maybe: If the result is positive, it's likely true. If the result is negative, it could be a false negative due to testing early. If negative, and one's period does not come, one can retest after missing that period. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex in February but I took a pregnancy test about 3 weeks ago and it came back negative. If I was pregnant would it come back +?

I had unprotected sex in February but I took a pregnancy test about 3 weeks ago and it came back negative. If I was pregnant would it come back +?

Yes: If you were pregnant, the test would be +. Now is the best time to consult your Dr and discuss which birth control would be best for you. You should ALWAYS use a condom to avoid sexually transmitted diseases. It only takes one sexual encounter to contract an STD or get pregnant! The best advice I can give you is to not take chances with your health. Finish school before starting a family! :) ...Read more

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Can I take a pregnancy test b4 my missed period and I come back positive ?

Can I take a pregnancy test b4 my missed period and I come back positive ?

Pregnancy test: Hi, the new version of pregnancy test are too accurate and they could turn positive even before missed period. I suggest to repeat it a wks after your missed period too. Hope this has answered your question. ...Read more

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I done a home pregnancy test from my first urine of the day it has come back possotive but could it be wrong?

I done a home pregnancy test from my first urine of the day it has come back possotive but could it be wrong?

Not likely: If you did the test strictly according to instructions, it is not likely to be wrong. How late are you in your period? You may wish to see your doctor for a pelvic ultrasound to confirm or rule out pregnancy. ...Read more

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...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