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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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How many days before i used new choice pregnancy test?

How many days before i used new choice pregnancy test?

After missed period: It is better to do home pregnancy test 4-5 days after a missed period, use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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I have a pregnancy test that expired 3 months ago, would it still be accurate when used?

I have a pregnancy test that expired 3 months ago, would it still be accurate when used?

Get a new test kit: The answer is "maybe" Since you really want to know whether or not you are pregnant, go buy a new test. If the expired one tests negative, you won't be sure you can believe it! . ...Read more

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What it means if i used pregnancy test the other line is dark color and the other color is blurred color?

What it means if i used pregnancy test the other line is dark color and  the other color is blurred color?

You're pregnant: Two lines means that you're pregnant, roughly 99.5% of the time. Even though most people seem to know this, i'd bet that my average OB patient has taken 4 pregnancy tests to confirm that she's pregnant. And then most will make an appointment to "confirm pregnancy." which is to say that you're in good company with your confusion. The color of the indicator line gets darker closer to 8 weeks. ...Read more

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I used a first response digital pregnancy test and a question mark showed up as a result. Why didn't it just show up negative?

I used a first response digital pregnancy test and a question mark showed up as a result. Why didn't it just show up negative?

Need to repeat: There is some HCG but not enough to be diagnostic of pregnancy. Please repeat the test in 4-5 days, unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I took a pregnancy test at 3/4 weeks and it came back negative.I don't know if this matters,but I didn't test in the moring and used a dollar store br?

I took a pregnancy test at 3/4 weeks and it came back negative.I don't know if this matters,but I didn't test in the moring and used a dollar store br?

Time and Technique: If you had unprotected sex since your last period and missed a period, it would be useful to repeat the test. If is better to use first morning urine. It is important to follow the instruction for the test. Dollar band should not matter. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...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