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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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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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What do pregnancy test results mean?

What do pregnancy test results mean?

You're pregnant?: Pregnancy tests come in two varieties. One says yes or no as to being pregnant (urine or blood tested). The other is a blood test which tells how much pregnancy hormone (hcg) is in your blood and can be useful for your doctor in assessing how your pregnancy is progressing. ...Read more

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Can I trust my home pregnancy test results?

Can I trust my home pregnancy test results?

Yss, If done: Correctly and at the right time. Urine tests start turning positive about 7-10 days after a missed period. Blood test is more sensitive and may start turning positive about 2-3 days after a missed period. ...Read more

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What can affect home pregnancy test results?

What can affect home pregnancy test results?

Testing too soon: Main thing is timing-it takes time (up to 2 wks) for your urinary levels of HCG to get elevated enough to be detected. Over-the-counter tests aren't always as sensitive as tests at your doctor's office, but even those usually take at least a few days after you're late to turn positive. Recheck 1-2 weeks later if you're late for your period & suspect you might be pregnant. ...Read more

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I have a positive and a negative pregnancy test results?

I have a positive and a negative pregnancy test results?

See your gyn: If you were my pt in coral springs fl, I would do a quantitative bhcg if it is neg then you are not preg, if it is + then it needs to be followed to see if you have a viable pregnancy or not. ...Read more

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Can prescription drugs interfere with pregnancy test results?

No: No, especially if you buy the brand name ones, the generic (cheap) are just not very good. ...Read more

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Periodic cycle is nt happen for last 4mnth & pregnancy test results is negative. I took registron tablet twice daily for 5days still no sign of period?

Periodic cycle is nt happen for last 4mnth & pregnancy test results is negative. I took registron tablet twice daily for 5days still no sign of period?

Obgyn follow up: You may want to schedule follow up with an Obgyn for testing. Sometimes Progesterone alone is not enough to trigger periods. Birth control pills can often be a better options. Your doctor can determine if any testing is needed. ...Read more

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Will you get an accurate pregnancy test results 5.3 weeks after sex?

Will you get an accurate pregnancy test results 5.3 weeks after sex?

You should: That's been plenty of time for a test to reveal a positive result. ...Read more

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Is 24 days after sex long enough to get accurate pregnancy test results?

Is 24 days after sex long enough to get accurate pregnancy test results?

Yes: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...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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I got back my doctor given pregnancy test results and it said : positive (abn) what does that abn stand for?

I got back my doctor given pregnancy test results and it said : positive (abn) what does that abn stand for?

Lab results: Are always flagged as normal or abnormal. In the case of hCG, the "normal, " result is negative. Positive hCG levels are flagged by the labs' automated systems as "abnormal, " but that says nothing about the normality of your pregnancy. Follow your doctor's recommendations. ...Read more

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My pregnancy test results are negative but still I didn't have my periods. This make me worried usually I always had my periods on time?

My pregnancy test results are negative but still I didn't have my periods. This make me worried usually I always had my periods on time?

Reasons: Some reasons for missing a period are, irregular hormone imbalance of estrogen/progesterone. Thyroid or pituitary problems, weight (thin/heavy). If pregnancy test is negative then it sounds as if you aren't pregnant. If worried, consider making an apptointment with your gynecologist to discuss what your reasons may be. In addition birth control can help regulate cycles. ...Read more

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Took pregnancy test results neg. (4 of them) I've gained 46lbs in a month no cycle for november, could I be? I also look 4 to 5months.

Took pregnancy test results neg. (4 of them) I've gained 46lbs in a month no cycle for november, could I be? I also look 4 to 5months.

46: 46 pounds in one month is very extreme. The average weight gain for pregnancy is 25-30 pounds for the whole pregnancy. If four tests have been neg, then you are likely not pregnant.
On the other hand the weight gain is worrisome. It could be fluid which could indicate a heart/circulatory problem, uterine or other gynelogical isse like a tumor; also hormonal issues (i.E thyroid) and diabetes need to be ruled out.
Please see your doctor right away for a medical evaluation and treatment.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Can stress cause your cycle to stop? Almost 3 weeks late and negative pregnancy test results. Will an eptopic sp? Pregnancy cause negative results?

All can be true: Urine pregnancy tests are rarely negative if you are pregnant. And they are not specific for what type of pregnancy (normal, not normal, ectopic, etc). Stress, hormone imbalances, thyroid disease can all cause irregular periods. You should see your doctor to figure out which is the problem. Better to know and treat now. Good luck! ...Read more

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Took blood pregnancy test. Results were <1 mIU/mL. Pregnant or not pregnant?

Took blood pregnancy test. Results were <1 mIU/mL. Pregnant or not pregnant?

Probably "not": A blood betaHCG of < 1mIU/ml is usually considered to be a negative pregnancy test particularly if your period is delayed by 10 to 14 days and the test is performed by a reliable lab....Therefore you are probably not pregnant.
Keep in mind that any test can be wrong or inaccurate; fortunately there are very few very rare cases of "false negative blood pregnancy tests." You may want to repeat it. ...Read more

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Negative pregnancy test results, but still no period.

Hormonal imbalance: 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. Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx ...Read more

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I have 2 negative pregnancy test results, but my period is late and I'm in pain. What could be wrong?

I have 2 negative pregnancy test results, but my period is late and I'm in pain. What could be wrong?

Menstrual: Irregularities are not uncommon and this site provides more info. If you did the pregnancy tests before 4-5 days had elapsed after a missed period, you may wish to repeat the test; use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you miss the next period also, see your doctor.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/pages/causes. Asp. ...Read more

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Can yeast infection and urine infection affect the pregnancy test results......?

Can yeast infection and urine infection affect the pregnancy test results......?

Shouldn't: Neither should affect the protein the pregnancy tests are detecting. Also, the information packet with my in-house pregnancy tests does not list either as affecting the accuracy or sensitivity. Whatever the case, we always follow up with a blood sample sent to the laboratory to confirm. ...Read more

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What's wrong with me? Last month my period was one day and this month its over a week late but got three negative pregnancy test results.

What's wrong with me? Last month my period was one day and this month its over a week late but got three negative pregnancy test results.

Irregular/ late: If you are not pregnant, other causes of missed/irregular periods include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; Over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives & other meds, Illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., PCOS). Pregnancy is #1 reason. ...Read more

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3 days ago I had a positive pregnancy test, today it was negative. I may have a uti; could this affect my test results or am I having a miscarriage?

3 days ago I had a positive pregnancy test, today it was negative. I may have a uti; could this affect my test results or am I having a miscarriage?

Repeat in 3-4 days: About 25% of early pregnancies are lost spontaneously, mostly due to chromosomal defects in the fetus. You may wish to repeat the test in 3-4 days just to be sure. ...Read more

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Had sex 1 month ago. Got period next day. Used pull out method. Haven't gotten period this month. Negative pregnancy test results. Could I be pregnant?

Had sex 1 month ago. Got period next day. Used pull out method. Haven't gotten period this month. Negative pregnancy test results. Could I be pregnant?

See below: If you have not had sex since your last episode after which you had a period, you are not pregnant. Missed periods are not uncommon and are often due to anovulatory cycles. If you wish to avoid pregnancy use a reliable contraceptive consistently. Pull out method is not reliable. ...Read more

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Endometrium present 18 days on period negative pregnancy test results via blood and urine tests. Possible causes?

Unclear meaning: Not sure what you mean by "endometrium present." This needs clarification. If you mean that you have been bleeding for 18 days then you will need to see an Obgyn for evaluation, STD testing, possible a sonogram and you can discuss options for cycle control. ...Read more

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I took 3 morning after pills within a month. I do not have my period and I've used 10 home pregnancy test. Results are negative. What's happening?

I took 3 morning after pills within a month. I do not have my period and I've used 10 home pregnancy test. Results are negative. What's happening?

Hormonal imbalance: Morning after pills have a larger dose of birth control hormones and could have upset your rhythm. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time and practice safe sex. See this site for info.

http://www.aids.org/topics/aids-factsheets/aids-background-information/what-is-aids/safer-sex-guidelines/ ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Citalopram (Definition)

Citalopram is a ssri medication used to treat anxiety and depression disorders, it's also used to treat ptsd and ocd. It takes 4 to 6 weeks to be fully effective. Side effects; sedation, minor temporary stomach issues, delayed orgasm in males and rarely weight gain. It is ...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