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Dr. James Dukelow
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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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Is it possible to be pregnant with a negative pregnancy test?

Is it possible to be pregnant with a negative pregnancy test?

See below: The only way would be to have a false positive test. One in which the patient is pregnant bu the test is negative. This happens when the directions are not followed correctly. ...Read more

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What chance is there that i could be still pregnant with a negative pregnancy test 17days after sex ?

What chance is there that i could be still pregnant with a negative pregnancy test 17days after sex ?

Small chance yet: The urine pregnancy tests usually turn positive 2-5 days after the first day of the missed period. But there is some variation. If a period still doesn't come by a week later check another pregnancy test. ...Read more

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When could I ignore a negative pregnancy test?

When could I ignore a negative pregnancy test?

Ignoring neg preg: When you've delivered 1 month ago! ignoring a negative pregnancy test when you're symptomatic of pregnancy and/or late on your menses can be dangerous because if might be an ectopic pregnancy, which if untreated can have fatal consequences. The moral is, if you feel pregnant and have a negative test seek medical advice. ...Read more

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I have pregnancy symptoms, but a negative pregnancy test?

I have pregnancy symptoms, but a negative pregnancy test?

When was test done?: Recommend waiting until period missed to test, can repeat in a week if still no period. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical > ...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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How long after a negative pregnancy test should I test again?

How long after a negative pregnancy test should I test again?

Any time: You can take a pregnancy test after a negative one at any time if you missed your period and/or having symptoms suggestive of one. Ideally, i'd wait a week or even two and do it again, but there's no set time frame in which you must do it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be pregnant even with a negative pregnancy test?

Is it possible to be pregnant even with a negative pregnancy test?

Yes, very early: A pregnancy test may not be positive until about 14 days after conception. You can be pregnant during this time and not know it. Also in situations where the pregnancy isn't doing well such as an ectopic pregnancy or pending miscarriage, a home pregnancy test can be negative even though you are pregnant. With a few exceptions, such as I've listed, a home pregnancy test is about 97% correct. ...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