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Dr. James Lin
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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 have a positive pregnancy test before implantation?

Is it possible to have a positive pregnancy test before implantation?

definitely not: If implantation happens, it is always 6-7 after fertilization; a pregnancy test will not be positive until a few days later. ...Read more

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While implantation bleeding is going on, would i normally have a positive pregnancy test?

No: It may take 5-10 days following implantation to get a positive pregnancy test. It is better to wait 4-5 days after a missed period to do the home test; use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. A blood test may be positive as soon as one day after a missed period. ...Read more

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If i ovulated on nov. 3rd when can I expect implantation to occur or receive a positive pregnancy test?

If i ovulated on nov. 3rd when can I expect implantation to occur or receive a positive pregnancy  test?

If...: You ovulated and fertilized on november 3, then implantation would occur on november 9 or 10, and a pregnancy test would be positive around nov. 15. ...Read more

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Can implantation bleeding start after a positive pregnancy test?

No: If it's implantation bleeding (which it almost never is) it must be before the pregnancy test is positive. ...Read more

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A doctors post said that you can get a positive pregnancy test result before implantation? Possible?

A doctors post said that you can get a positive pregnancy test result before implantation? Possible?

No.: The pregnancy test measures a hormone released into the maternal bloodstream after the fertilized egg has implanted somewhere along the lining of the female genital tract - not before. ...Read more

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A doctors post on here said you can get a positive pregnancy test result before implantation. How? Explain...

A doctors post on here said you can get a positive pregnancy test result before implantation. How?  Explain...

Too early to be +ve: Implantation happens about a week after ovulation but before you can get a positive home pregnancy test or blood pregnancy test. An implanting embryo is making tiny amounts of pregnancy hormone (HCG) but not enough to detect in your blood or your urine, until the levels get higher about 10 days to 2 weeks after ovulation - three days or less before your missed period if you're regular. ...Read more

Implantation (Definition)

One common meaning refers to the process by which an embryo attaches to the uterus of a woman so that she is pregnant. Many think of it as 'sticking.' implantation in humans always occurs when the embryo is between 6-7 days old. A very popular concept on the internet now in 2012, 'implantation bleeding, ' is speculative ...Read more


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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