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Bloated for almost four months now. Took a pregnancy test at the doctors office, came back negative. Should I be concern?

Bloated for almost four months now. Took a pregnancy test at the doctors office, came back negative. Should I be concern?

Not about pregnancy: If you have gained weight, it would help to increase your physical activity and reduce your intake of food. If you are sexually active and do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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Took a pregnancy test the week my period was due at the doctors office and it tested negative, but my period has yet to arrive?

Took a pregnancy test the week my period was due at the doctors office and it tested negative, but my period has yet to arrive?

Repeat test: Typically, urine pregnancy tests are positive around the time a woman expects to come on her menstrual period. However, if conception was later than anticipated, the menstrual period may be delayed and the pregnancy test may turn positive a little later. Repeating the test a week from the previous one may be a good idea. ...Read more

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I am curious to know why I had a positive home pregnancy test but at the doctors office it was negative?

I am curious to know why I had a positive home pregnancy test but at the doctors office it was negative?

Standard: This is a standard test for a female of child bearing age. It was negative because you aren't pregnant. They test because the medications given can possibly have an effect on the unborn child. ...Read more

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Two weeks late, and two home pregnancy test say negative and then a doctors office says negative, so what does this mean?

Two weeks late, and two home pregnancy test say negative and then a doctors office says negative, so what does this mean?

As above: Irregular period can be common.
If this all negative it may mean u
r not pregnant. If u want to have
a child but not successful, see a
fertility clinic. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is a blood pregnancy test accurate 18 days after sex? I got one at my doctors office last week and it was neg. Could I still be pregnant?

Is a blood pregnancy test accurate 18 days after sex? I got one at my doctors office last week and it was neg. Could I still be pregnant?

Yes: Yes it should be accurate. I have seen a few women who are pregnant and the test is negative for a while. If you are still doubting the results then retest and you should feel nausea, breast tenderness, fatigue in most early pregnancies. ...Read more

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Is a first response early result pregnancy test more accurate then a dr. S office urine test? My home pregnancy test was pos but doc office was neg!

Is a first response early result pregnancy test more accurate then a dr. S office urine test? My home pregnancy test was pos but doc office was neg!

Not likely.: No test is 100% accurate, unfortunately. I'd suggest waiting a week, repeating the home test, and if it's still positive, going back to your doctor's. If the doctor's office urine test is still negative, your doctor can order a blood test for pregnancy, which is more accurate. ...Read more

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I had a pregnancy test at my doctor's office last week and it came back negative. I'm seeing signs though. What should I do? I'm scared!

I had a pregnancy test at my doctor's office last week and it came back negative. I'm seeing signs though. What should I do? I'm scared!

See below: Did you have unprotected Sex? Did you miss a period? If the answer to either is no, testing for pregnancy would be premature. If the answer to both is yes, and you are more than 7 days past the date of the period, do a home pregnancy test. 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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What does it mean if a home pregnancy test was positive, but the urine test at the doctor's office was negative?

What does it mean if a home pregnancy test was positive, but the urine test at the doctor's office was negative?

Timing and technique: Was first morning urine used either time? Did you follow the instructions carefully, including the time within which the test should be read after adding urine? Did you start menstruating before or soon after the office test? If you have any doubts you should ask your doctor for a blood test that is more sensitive and specific. ...Read more

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How far along do I need to be to test positive on a urine pregnancy test at the doctors office?

How far along do I need to be to test positive on a urine pregnancy test at the doctors office?

Pregnancy: If you have regular menstrual cycles, a pregnancy test will be positive soon after your missed period (1-3 days). Some tests may detect things earlier. You can check a urine pregnancy test at home if you are concerned at all and have a blood pregnancy test at your doctor's office to confirm the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Had pregnancy test and lab called my office and told the secretary (work in doctors office). She told admin. Was that wrong?

Had pregnancy test and lab called my office and told the secretary (work in doctors office). She told admin. Was that wrong?

Confidentiality: You have the right to tell the medical office where to call your tests reports and who can be told. Most offices will offer this. There are federal laws and regulations as well. If you think that your personal medical information has been improperly disclosed talk to your doctor and the office staff. ...Read more

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How long after I conceive will I be able to get a positive pregnancy test at a doctors office?

How long after I conceive will I be able to get a positive pregnancy test at a doctors office?

Pretty quick...: ....probably as soon as you notice a missed period, but if you want to do a stealth attack on that poor little thing growing in there, then, depending on the test, about 10 days. Why? You taking bets? BTW, a commercial, over-the-counter urine test is pretty good. And just think, instead of waiting at the doctor's office you can wait in line at Rite-Aid! ...Read more

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Will a urine pregnancy test done at the doctor's office be accurate 19 days after suspected implantationn bleeding ended?

Will a urine pregnancy test done at the doctor's office be accurate 19 days after suspected implantationn bleeding ended?

Trust the test: Urine pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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I had a c-section a 2 months ago had the mirena (levonorgestrel) put in a week ago my doctor did pregnancy test an it was negative I just took a home test it was a positive an im still bleeding any answers. You could give. On this please?

I had a c-section a 2 months ago had the mirena (levonorgestrel) put in a week ago my doctor did pregnancy test an it was negative I just took a home test it was a positive an im still bleeding any answers. You could give. On this please?

If no sex since...: If a woman has had no sexual activities since delivering her baby, she cannot be pregnant again. If she did have sex recently, and has a positive pregnancy test, there may be another cute little baby on the way. A repeat urine pregnancy test done next week can give the answer. The tests are very accurate, but if worried about accuracy, one can test with two brands of home pregnancy tests. ...Read more

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I took a pregnancy test at the dr office that came up a faint positive and two home tests since then that said negative. What should I do?

I took a pregnancy test at the dr office that came up a faint positive and two home tests since then that said negative. What should I do?

Defer to Doctor: Your doctor would have put in place a plan for your pregnancy if you were positive at the doctor's office. Blood tests would have been ordered and follow up visits scheduled. So, your scenario of being sent home and then continuing to do urine home pregnancy tests makes absolutely no sense. I think I would defer to the doctor who you are seeing in real person as to what to do next. ...Read more

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Pregnancy test negative at dr office a week after unprotected sex. Week later still no cycle. When shuld I test again?

Pregnancy test negative at dr office a week after unprotected sex. Week later still no cycle. When shuld I test again?

When cycle is late: If youhave missed your cycle then it is a good time to check the pregnancy test. If neg then you may want to get a blood draw to make sure you are not pregnant. Also look for signs like nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness. ...Read more

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I've taken over the counter pregnancy test and one in my drs office. All negative but I still miss my period every month. How can I get pregnant?

I've taken over the counter pregnancy test and one in my drs office. All negative but I still miss my period every month. How can I get pregnant?

Depends: You may wish to delay having children as you are quite young. However, if you have sufficient resources to take care of a child or children you need to address the following. If you have been having unprotected sex for a year or more, you need to consult a fertility specialist. If it has been less than a year, you may wish to time your sex better by learning to find out when you may be ovulating. ...Read more

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I've had lower right pelvic pain all day and it feels like a burning and bruising pain. I'm two weeks late but had a negative pregnancy test. Should I go to the er or wait for the dr office tomorrow? Thanks!

I've had lower right pelvic pain all day and it feels like a burning and bruising pain. I'm two weeks late but had a negative pregnancy test. Should I go to the er or wait for the dr office tomorrow? Thanks!

ER if fever or blood: Any new, unexplained pelvic or abdominal pain should be professioally evaluated, so you're on the right track. If you have fever or chills, develop vaginal bleeding, or if the pain becomes especially severe, an ER visit would be approrpiate. Without these, it's probably safe to wait until tomorrow. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hello doc I did pregnancy test its negative nw wht I should do?

Hello doc I did pregnancy test its negative nw wht I should do?

Live your LIfe: It is very common to miss a period now and then; it is common to occasionally not ovulate one month. Go about your life. Protect from pregnancy and if this trouble persists go see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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8 dpo 2positive pregnancy test 1 negative went to doctors they took urin test and it was negative can they be wrong when should I test?

8 dpo 2positive pregnancy test 1 negative went to doctors they took urin test and it was negative can they be wrong when should I test?

Wait 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. ...Read more

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Doc did a pregnancy test and she said it was negative but she is going to order a blood test. Is it just to make sure? Or did she see something

Doc did a pregnancy test and she said it was negative but she is going to order a blood test. Is it just to make sure? Or did she see something

CYA: The process of confirming pregnancy is often done with a blood test, not a urine test. She may feel that there is a good reason that the urine test is being done too early and in that scenario wants to verify with a blood test (blood tests can be more accurate earlier on in a pregnancy). ...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