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Im overweight, how does that effect the results of a pregnancy test, LMP was in july negative home test, been regular for years... Thank you.. ?

Im overweight, how does that effect the results of a pregnancy test, LMP was in july negative home test, been regular for years... Thank you.. ?

No effect: Your weight should not effect the accuracy of a urine home pregnancy test which measures HCG which is produced by cells within the placental tissues of the conception. A blood test for serum beta HCG can give a more exact measurement of the pregnancy hormone level and can be followed over time to ensure an early pregnancy appears to be progressing properly until an ultrasound can be perfomed. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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Does being overweight affects urine pregnancy test?

Does being overweight affects urine pregnancy test?

Probably not: While being overweight may be associated with lower fertility, the urine test itself should not be affected by weight. The test reacts to a hormone in urine that is produced in pregnancy. ...Read more

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What should I do if I haven't gotten my period, but don't want to take a pregnancy test because I don't think I'm pregnant?? What else could cause this? Being overweight?

What should I do if I haven't gotten my period, but don't want to take a pregnancy test because I don't think I'm pregnant?? What else could cause this? Being overweight?

Hormonal imbalance: If you did not have sex since your last period, you do not need to take a pregnancy test. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Can being overweight (286lbs) cause a woman to get a false negative on a home pregnancy test?

Can being overweight (286lbs) cause a woman to get a false negative on a home pregnancy test?

No.: While obesity in women can increase estrogen levels, HCG is made only during pregnancy. A pregnant obese female will have a positive test if she is pregnant! ...Read more

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I missed my period for aroynd 2 ajd a half months..i conducted pregnancy test bit it is negative and i am overweight..what can i do to get my period i?

I missed my period for aroynd 2 ajd a half months..i conducted pregnancy test bit it is negative and i am overweight..what can i do to get my period i?

Birth control: Birth control is often used to regulate the menstrual cycle in those who are irregular. This will also help prevent teen pregnancy. Consider seeing an Obgyn to help you. ...Read more

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Overweight, no period for 6 months now nipples are darker than normal.I have taken many pregnancy test an all say negative. What could it be goin on?

Overweight, no period for 6 months now nipples are darker than normal.I have taken many pregnancy test an all say negative. What could it be goin on?

Need for evaluation: You may have endocrine disturbance as that can explain both ammenorrhea and nipple color change. It would be helpful to see your doctor for an evaluation. You may consult this site for information on menstrual irregularities. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/pages/causes.aspx. ...Read more

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I have PCOs I have missed my periods for 7 days now I have back pain and stomach pain feel tired and feel overweight. I had pregnancy test its negative. Is this symptoms of pregnancy ? If I am pregnant when should I take the test

I have PCOs I have missed my periods for 7 days now I have back pain and stomach pain feel tired and feel overweight. I had pregnancy test its negative. Is this symptoms of pregnancy ? If I am pregnant when should I take the test

Hard to tell: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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


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