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Dr. Austina Cho
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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 being on birth control give a false negative on a pregnancy test?

Birth Control: You do not get pregnant usually on birth control so, why would you waste the money on a test? But, if you were pregnant the birth control would not cause a false negative. But, again why waste the money when you know the test will be negative. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible for a urine pregnancy test to give a false negative after 11-13 weeks pregnant?

Can you explain if it's possible for a urine pregnancy test to give a false negative after 11-13 weeks pregnant?

Should not happen.: Now a days urine pregnancy test are very sensitive. You will get a positive result 5-7 days after u missed your period. Provided your cycles are regular. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a high protein, low carb, low fat of about 800-900 calories a day diet to give a false negative on a pregnancy test?

Is it possible for a high protein, low carb, low fat of about 800-900 calories a day diet to give a false negative on a pregnancy test?

No.: Since the test measures the presence (for a positive test) of the hormone hCG, no foods or diet changes will affect the test result--either positive or negative. HCG is produced by specific cells in the developing placenta. ...Read more

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Could a cheap home pregnancy test give me a false negative or are they all the same quality?

Could a cheap home pregnancy test give me a false negative or are they all the same quality?

Who knows: Be sure to do the first morning most concentrated urine. Now a days most tests are the same sensitivity. Get a serum HCG blood test if any question. At 46 we start to see some skipping of menses from perimenopuase. If you don't want blood test, repeat the urine test in another 5-7 days. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 10 miu pregnancy test to give me a false negative at 11-12 days post ovulation?

Is it possible for a 10 miu pregnancy test to give me a false negative at 11-12 days post ovulation?

Yes: It could be a false negative test. If your period doesn't start or is abnormal, repeat the test next week. ...Read more

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Can drinking a few glasses of water but holding it in for a few hours give you a false negative on a pregnancy test but 5 weeks along. ?

Can drinking a few glasses of water but holding it in for a few hours give you a false negative on a pregnancy test but 5 weeks along. 
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It increases the: possibility of a false negative, but there's no certainty. HCG levels rise almost exponentially in the first trimester, so eventually it will turn positive no matter how much water u drink and how much urine you hold in your bladder. If it's merely a concern whether or not you're pregnant, get a first morning urine spec. when the urine is most concentrated. Dr. Anne ...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