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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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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Will taking antidepressants affect results on a pregnancy test?

Will taking antidepressants affect results on a pregnancy test?

No: You can be just as pregnant on antidepressants as off them, and the test will be just as positive. ...Read more

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I have been on anti-depressants for 4 months and have missed my period twice. Is this normal? (I took a pregnancy test that was negative)

I have been on anti-depressants for 4 months and have missed my period twice. Is this normal? (I took a pregnancy test that was negative)

Many causes: Hi LMichel, Seems that your periods are irregular as opposed to having stopped. Typically we get concerned if you haven't had them for 3 months or more. Depression, weight changes, anorexia, high stress can all lead to hormone changes leading to period changes. Your doctor might check Prolactin as meds sometimes raise that which leads to period problems.There are many other potential causes though ...Read more

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Can anemia affect a pregnancy test?

Can anemia affect a pregnancy test?

No, it should not: Affect a standard urine pregnancy test, nor should it have any appreciable effect upon a serum beta- HCG test. Likewise, the predictive quality of either test for pregnancy is not affected by anemia. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Does urine infection affect a pregnancy test results?

Does urine infection affect a pregnancy test results?

No: A urine infection does not change pregnancy test results. What does affect a pregnancy test? Fertility drugs or other medications that contain hcg, the pregnancy hormone, may interfere with home pregnancy test results. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can steroid injections for bad back affect a pregnancy test result?

Can steroid injections for bad back affect a pregnancy test result?

No, : If its positive it's not because of the steroid injection. Good luck, start on some Folic Acid at 1 mg or a prenatal vitamin. Get seen, throwing up not good for the back. If that's the case. ...Read more

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What can affect a pregnancy test and make it inaccurate?

What can affect a pregnancy test and make it inaccurate?

User error: The directions must be carefully followed in order for the test to be accurate, reliable and valid. ...Read more

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Is it possible that alcohol affect a pregnancy test?

Is it possible that alcohol affect a pregnancy test?

Yes: Alcohol acts as a diuretic and may dilute the urine enough to produce a false negative test result. If you are thinking of getting pregnant, abstain from alcohol. Alcohol is the commonest preventable cause of mental retardation in a baby. ...Read more

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Can a UTI affect a pregnancy test?

Can a UTI affect a pregnancy test?

No: A UTI will not affect the results of a pregnancy test. The pregnancy test checks for the hormone HCG and a urinary tract infection would have no effect on whether or not your body is producing hcg. ...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