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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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I'm 39 years old missed 2 periods and negative urine pregnancy test is this the start of menopause?

I'm 39 years old missed 2 periods and negative urine pregnancy test is this the start of menopause?

Probably not: 39 is a little young for menopause but it is not impossible. Irregular periods are very common. If the irregularity continues see your obgyn for an exam and hormone testing. There are many options for menstrual cycle control ...Read more

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Missed a period done a pregnancy test on the day I was due and it was negative or could I be going through the early stages of menopause as I'm 44?

Missed a period done a pregnancy test on the day I was due and it was negative or could I be going through the early stages of menopause as I'm 44?

Repeat test.: You may want to repeat the test in a week if you have not started. Also, it is not unusual to start having some irregularity in your cycle as you approach menopause.
If the problem persists then you need to be evaluated. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hi, can levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed cause a false positive pregnancy test result or say I'm not pregnant when I actually am? Thank you

Hi, can levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed cause a false positive pregnancy test result or say I'm not pregnant when I actually am? Thank you

Neither one: Levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) would not cause a false positive pregnancy test, nor would it mask a pregnancy (i.e., you are pregnant, but because of levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) the pregnancy test comes back negative). ...Read more

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What could cause a pregnancy test to give a false positive?

What could cause a pregnancy test to give a false positive?

Big cause: Is letting it sit out and reading it much later than it should have been read. ...Read more

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Can some medications cause a positive pregnancy test?

Can some medications cause a positive pregnancy test?

Yes: Certain medications such as phenothiazine can interfere with test results. Women receiving hCG therapy to treat a luteal phase defect or other fertility problem should consult their doctor as to accuracy of home pregnancy tests and when testing should be performed. Occasionally urine can be contaminated with blood or gross amounts of protein leading to inaccurate results. ...Read more

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Can anything cause a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Can anything cause a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Unlikely: Home pregnancy tests are very sensitive and can turn positive before missed period... Reccomend follow-up with md for verification... ...Read more

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Can a pregnancy test turn positive before implantation? Source says it can?

Can a pregnancy test turn positive before implantation? Source says it can?

Definitely wrong: Your sources are completely wrong if you mean a true positive. The embryo implants at 6 d.P.O, it isn't even making HCG at that time, how could a test be positive? If you mean a false positive, sure they can happen anytime. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a false positive on a pregnancy test? If so what causes it

Is it possible to have a false positive on a pregnancy test? If so what causes it

Yes: There are some molecules in the body that can mimic a pregnancy hormone molecule and create a false positive. This typically happens on a blood pregnancy test, not on the urine. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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On depo for 13yrs. About to take next shot, took a pregnancy test says positive. Is this possible? Never tested positive in 13 yrs.

On depo for 13yrs. About to take next shot, took a pregnancy test says positive. Is this possible? Never tested positive in 13 yrs.

Yes: There can be failures on hormonal contraception including Depo-Provera. The most common reason is being late getting a shot. You should repeat the urine test and/or schedule an appointment for confirmation. ...Read more

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I've had a partical hysterectomy but when I took a pregnancy test it came out possitive im 25yrs old and in good health what would cause this?

I've had a partical hysterectomy but when I took a pregnancy test it came out possitive im 25yrs old and in good health what would cause this?

Pregnancy?: Many people are confused about what a partial hysterectomy means. To a physician a hysterectomy means removal of the uterus. To non-physicians this could mean removal of an ovary or part of the uterus. If you have had removal of the uterus, why would you even perform a pregnancy test? I would start with determining what type of surgery you had and see a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I Took A Pregnancy Test && The Positive Line Is There But Very Faint The Box Says DO NOT READ AFTER 5 Minutes It Showed The Faint LineAfter 30 Minutes?

I Took A Pregnancy Test && The Positive Line Is There But Very Faint The Box Says DO NOT READ AFTER 5 Minutes It Showed The Faint LineAfter 30 Minutes?

Probably negative: You need to read it under 5 minutes to get a correct reading. If left longer may turn faintly positive just from setting so long (false positive). They put time limits on them for a reason. ...Read more

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Can pcos cause false positive pregnancy test?

Can pcos cause false positive pregnancy test?

PCO: The principal features are anovulation, resulting in irregular menstruation, ovulation-related infertility; excessive amounts or effects of androgenic (masculinizing) hormones, resulting in acne and facial hair, Insulin resistance, often associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high cholesterol levels. It will not give you a positive pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Could Plan B cause a positive pregnancy test?

Could Plan B cause a positive pregnancy test?

A/W Dr Friedlander: Plan B will not cause a false positive pregnancy test result. ...Read more

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What would cause a false positive pregnancy test?

What would cause a false positive pregnancy test?

Very unlikely: Three tests are what you are asking about and the statistics make that virtually impossible to have been a false positive. ...Read more

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What causes pregnancy test to be negative but pregnancy be positive threw blood work?

What causes pregnancy test to be negative but pregnancy be positive threw blood work?

Pregnancy: Urine pregnancy tests may not be as sensitive as laboratory blood tests. It is likely that the hormone level was to low to be detected by the urine test. Other factors could also apply, such as test malfunction, test misread, user error, etc. Good luck! ...Read more

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By the time a woman tests positive on a pregnancy test, is it safe to say that the gestational age at that time is approx 3-4 weeks?

By the time a woman tests positive on a pregnancy test, is it safe to say that the gestational age at that time is approx 3-4 weeks?

Yes: A blood pregnancy test usually turns positive just after 7 days after conception. This would be the 3rd gestational week. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...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