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

I'm 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 affect 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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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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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 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

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How much can antihistamines affect result of pregnancy test?

How much can antihistamines affect result of pregnancy test?

One in particular: There's one antihistamine in particular, called promethazine, which is also sometimes used for nausea and in cough medications, which can affect the result of a pregnancy test. The other more common ones like Claritin, (loratadine) Zyrtec, and Allegra should not affect a test. ...Read more

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I took a pregnancy test, and am worried I didn't get enough urine on it. If there was enough urine for a negative result, would it be enough for a +??

I took a pregnancy test, and am worried I didn't get enough urine on it. If there was enough urine for a negative result, would it be enough for a +??

Yes typically: If really concerned just do another one. You can even pick them up at the dollar stores these days. And if all else fails, call your physician after labor day and ask for a serum (blood) test. ...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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How many days are needed to get an accurate result in a pregnancy test (comertial)? (sorry if I said it wrong, my english isn't that good) thanx

How many days are needed to get an accurate result in a pregnancy test (comertial)? (sorry if I said it wrong, my english isn't that good) thanx

After missed period: A blood test may be positive as soon as one day after a missed period. Home pregnancy test may be positive one day after a missed period, but a negative result at that time does not rule out pregnancy. It is better to do the home test 4-5 after a missed period, use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the package carefully. ...Read more

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If my mom couldn't get a pos result on a pregnancy test until 3 months, will that be most likely my case too?

If my mom couldn't get a pos result on a pregnancy test until 3 months, will that be most likely my case too?

Not : Necessarily. Every person is different. And different tests have different sensitivities. So prob won't be the same as your mother ...Read more

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Why can't I take a pregnancy test before my projected period date? I'm 7 days out, why would taking one now not give a correct result?

Why can't I take a pregnancy test before my projected period date? I'm 7 days out, why would taking one now not give a correct result?

Back to health Class: Wow. Here are the facts. The sperm impregnate the egg outside of any organ inside the pelvis. Then the egg has to travel down the fallopian tubes and then enter the uterus. It then has to land on a wall of the uterus and then implant. Then it begins to grow. While it is growing it leaks HCG hormone that then when high enough permeates into the mother's blood stream. This process takes 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Hi dr I want to know I have been through pregnancy test and still I didn't get periods nor positive. I got 3 times negative result. Can u help me?

Hi dr I want to know I have been through pregnancy test and still I didn't get periods nor positive. I got 3 times negative result. Can u help me?

Anovulation: You have stopped ovulating. You are not pregnant. Please stop wasting money on tests that will be negative. Three months without a period means it is pastime to contact your family doctor or gynecologist about this situation. ...Read more

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Should we wait for 5min for correct result in pregnancy test?

Should we wait for 5min for correct result in pregnancy test?

Depends.: The information will be in your package insert as to how long to wait. ...Read more

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Can immunogizer have an effect on the result of a pregnancy test?

Can immunogizer have an effect on the result of a pregnancy test?

It shouldn't.: Immunogizer is really just a mixture of sugars and vitamins that should have not affect on the pregnancy hormone beta-hcg, which is what a pregnancy test measures. ...Read more

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Invalid pregnancy test result. How come?

Invalid pregnancy test result. How come?

Invalid preg test?: Urine pregnancy tests can be "too early" to be valid. You need to be at least 5 days past your expected period. Urine also needs to be 1st of the morning (concentrated) to be valid. ...Read more

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Pregnancy test give result straight away normal?

Pregnancy test give result straight away normal?

Unclear question: Home pregnancy test is either negative or positive for pregnancy. Neither result is abnormal. ...Read more

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Can a pregnancy test give a false positive result?

Can a pregnancy test give a false positive result?

Depends: What test are you talking about? Blood test or urine test? A urine test is not likely to have a false positive if you follow the instructions carefully, including the time within which to read the result. There may be false negative result if you test too early of if the urine is too dilute. ...Read more

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What causes different answers on a pregnancy test result?

What causes different answers on a pregnancy test result?

Titer borderline: When you get a Pregnant test uncertain mostly due to your HCG titer in the gray zone and the best way is repoeat the test couple of days later Good luck ...Read more

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Does taking a pregnancy test after sex effect the results?

Does taking a pregnancy test after sex effect the results?

You can take it: After sex if you are testing due to sexual activity that occurred previously. However, if you just had sex- the test would not show pregnancy from that sexual activity. ...Read more

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How to take pregnancy test at home and get accurate results?

See below: Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test according to instructions. They turn positive at about the time you're 1 week late. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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How likely is it that my pregnancy test result was accurate?

Technique & timing: Pregnancy tests are accurate provide the test is done properly and at the right time. For optimum results you should wait 4-5 days after a missed period, use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the package carefully. ...Read more

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What are the chances my pregnancy test result was inaccurate?

What are the chances my pregnancy test result was inaccurate?

Depends: It depends on how far along you are in pregnancy plus some tests have a higher false positive and negative rate. But if you do a couple of positive tests then you are likely pregnant, it is important to recognize that it takes a little while, usually 2 weeks, after conception before a urine pregnancy test is positive. ...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


Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more