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Doctor insights on: Can The Pill Mess Up A Pregnancy Test

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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Can taking antibiotics mess up a pregnancy test result?

Can taking antibiotics mess up a pregnancy test result?

Not likely: Antibody based tests for HCG detection are specific enough to be not affected by antibiotics. If the results of urine test are inconclusive, you should see your doctor for a blood test. ...Read more

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I've been on the pill for 21days finished my pack today. The last couple of days been getting pinky discharge y is this? Pregancy test was negative.

I've been on the pill for 21days finished my pack today. The last couple of days been getting pinky discharge y is this? Pregancy test was negative.

First month on: Pills can be a weird thing. You can get breakthrough spotting for a couple of months, until your body gets used to it. If after 3 months you are still getting spotting, you should talk to your doc about changing your pill. Your periods will be much smaller than before you started the pill. Also, pills never protect from std's, so, it never hurts to use a condom as double protection! ...Read more

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Can a period mess up any pregnancy test? Please respond back! my girlfriend and i had unprotected sex and she's on shot and got pan b are we fine?

Can a period mess up any pregnancy test? Please respond back! my girlfriend and i had unprotected sex and she's on shot and got pan b are we fine?

Most likely!: Don't have unprotected sex, please. Was lesson learned? She is almost certainly not pregant. Repeat the test in 10d! ...Read more

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If you have sex, then take a pregnancy test can it mess up your results because it wont detect the right hormones?

If you have sex, then take a pregnancy test can it mess up your results because it wont detect the right hormones?

No: I wish they were all this easy to answer. This is an exciting time for you and whatever your wishes are, full of possibilities. Embrace the richness of life, and best wishes. ...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