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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 have been missing period 5days but i have no pregnancy symptoms.....so i am very confused hcg test for before 4 days but result is negative.......

I have been missing period 5days  but i have no pregnancy symptoms.....so i am very confused hcg test for before 4 days but result is negative.......

Many things: Many things can cause a delayed period. To be sure about pregnancy, if you have been having unprotected intercourse,repeat the test 3-5 days after the first one. This could be some of the natural variation in cycle length (some eggs grow faster than others) or could be due to stress, medications, illness,diet,exercise,weight, or changes in your schedule/sleep. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'M HAVING THE SYMPTOMS OF PREGNANCY. BUT THE DOCS URINE TEST SAYS I'M NOT I'M CONFUSED. I KNOW I'M LESS THAN A MONTH MY PERIOD IS LATE WHAT'S WRONG??

I'M HAVING THE SYMPTOMS OF PREGNANCY. BUT THE DOCS URINE TEST SAYS I'M NOT I'M CONFUSED. I KNOW I'M LESS THAN A MONTH MY PERIOD IS LATE WHAT'S WRONG??

Missed period: There are a dozen or more common reasons for missing a period. If you are not pregnant your symptoms are not pregnancy related and you have mis-learned what your symptoms represent. You did not share what those symptoms are. Many women mistake premenstrual or hormone fluctuating levels as pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hi..i am neetu and want to ask some pregnancy symptoms.because i am PCOD patient having irregular periods..ans nw dis tym i am confused..

Hi..i am neetu and want to ask some pregnancy symptoms.because i am PCOD patient having irregular periods..ans nw dis tym i am confused..

Feel free to ask: I'm sure doctors here would be happy to help out, but you have to be a bit more clear about your questions. I know English may not be your first language, but you may be better served by finding someone who can help you better phrase your particular questions. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Really confused. Why do some women have "periods" throughout pregnancy? If period shorter than normal, could you be pregnant?

Really confused. Why do some women have "periods" throughout pregnancy? If period shorter than normal, could you be pregnant?

Not a period: If you are pregnant, the bleeding is not a period. If there is bleeding during pregnancy it needs to be evaluated with ultrasound and a speculum exam. ...Read more

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I got my period on the 4 th and finished on the 8 th of this month i took a pregnancy test and it was positive very confused ?

I got my period on the 4 th and finished on the 8 th of this month i took a pregnancy test and it was positive very confused ?

Implantation bleed: You likely had implantation bleeding which occurs around this time of your normal cycle. Not all bleeding is a period. There are other possible causes of bleeding in pregnancy as well. ...Read more

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I've gotten 6 faint positives and 2 negatives on pregnancy test, period not due for 3 more days. Could i be pregnant? I'm confused now.

I've gotten 6 faint positives and 2 negatives on pregnancy test, period not due for 3 more days. Could i be pregnant? I'm confused now.

Pregnancy testing: No one recommends home pregnancy testing until your period is missed. That means none of those tests can tell you anything and they were a waste of money. You have to be patient. Test in six days if your period does not start! ...Read more

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I did a pregnancy test and come back positive could this be wrong and if so how would i find out how far i am as i am confused with my last period?

I did a pregnancy test and come back positive could this be wrong and if so how would i find out how far i am as i am confused with my last period?

Probably not: False positive pregnancy tests are pretty rare. If cycles are irregular, the most accurate way of dating a pregnancy is with ultrasound during the first trimester. ...Read more

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