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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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If I took a pregnancy test 12 days after conception and 11 days before my period, will it show? There was no intercourse, semen touched my vagina only

If I took a pregnancy test 12 days after conception and 11 days before my period, will it show? There was no intercourse, semen touched my vagina only

Too soon to test: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow 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.

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Can prenatals affect a pregnancy test?

Can prenatals affect a pregnancy test?

Largely positive: Prenatal vitamins should support pregnancy and give you the essential building blocks throughout the process. Unless you are allergic to the vitamins it should help.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Can a UTI affect a pregnancy test?

Can a UTI affect a pregnancy test?

Pregnancy test: The pregnancy test is still accurate. It is not affected by infection in your urine because it tests for beta HCG, a hormone released by pregnancy, not an infection.

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Will adipex affect a pregnancy test?

Will adipex affect a pregnancy test?

Pregnancy test ok: Adipex will not affect the result of a pregnancy test. If you think that you are pregnant, or trying to become pregnant, you should stop all non essential meds and discuss your situation with your doctor.

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Please tell me can diet pills affect a pregnancy test?

Please tell me can diet pills affect a pregnancy test?

Not likely: But taking diet pills during pregnancy may affect the health of the fetus.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Does being on your period affect a pregnancy test result?

Does being on your period affect a pregnancy test result?

Yes: Because if you are on actual period then you are not pregnant.

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Does a UTI affect a pregnancy test I recently went to the health department to get a test done and it came back negative she told me I had an UTI though I have had a lot of pregnancy symptoms and haven't had a period in 2 months does a UTI affect a test?

A: A UTI will not affect the results of a pregnancy test. However, there is a chance that the pregnancy test was done too soon or was possibly a false negative. The bottom line is you should have another pregnancy test. You can request a blood test which will be definitive. Also you should begin treatment for the UTI if you have not done so already.

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


Semen (Definition)

Semen is the white, viscous substance that forms the male ejaculate. Semen contains sperm, fructose (nutrition for the sperm), and ...Read more