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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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 that an ultrasound could miss a heartbeat at 11 weeks pregnant?

Is it possible that an ultrasound could miss a heartbeat at 11 weeks pregnant?

Anything: is possible, but is very improbable not to see ultrasound confirmation of cardiac activity in a normal 11 week pregnancy. ...Read more

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If a Gestational sac is in the uterus is it possible to be an ectopic pregnancy? Or is a tubal pregnancy ruled out.

If a Gestational sac is in the uterus is it possible to be an ectopic pregnancy? Or is a tubal pregnancy ruled out.

Unlikely but possibl: Heterotopic pregnancies (one "inside" one "outside") are uncommon but can happen. They are more common with assisted reproduction vs. natural, but can happen either way. The risk is not statistically higher than 1 in 100 and is usually much lower. Keep an eye on things but it's not likely for ectopic. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to see an ectopic pregnancy through ultrasound at 4 weeks?

Is it possible to see an ectopic pregnancy through ultrasound at 4 weeks?

No: At 4 weeks gestational age (2 weeks after the missed expected menstrual period) it would be extremely unlikely to positively identify an ectopic on ultrasound. Ectopic may be suspected based on 4-week ultrasound, but until 5 or better 6 weeks ega ultrasound should not be considered absolutely diagnostic. ...Read more

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Can I be pregnant with an ectopic pregnancy if my hCG is 1 at 8-9 weeks? If so how is it possible that an ultra sound and a blood test missed it

Not Pregnant: No. You are not pregnant. I believe you have been told this repeatedly. I do not understand what you are misreading or not understanding from both your physician and us here. You are not pregnant. you do not have an ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to be this tired at nine weeks pregnancy?

Could it be healthy to be this tired at nine weeks pregnancy?

So common: Fatigue in the first trimester of pregnancy is very very common. If your age is correct, and this is to say, 50 and you are pregnant.... All the more reason. Typically the fatigue does wane as a woman progresses into the 2nd trimester. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have abdominal cramps during early pregnancy? I'm scared that it might be ectopic pregnancy

Is it normal to have abdominal cramps during early pregnancy?  I'm scared that it might be ectopic pregnancy

Yes: It is normal to have mild cramping early on. If you are having severe pain, bleeding or back pain you should call your doctor right away.. An ectopic pregnancy can be readily diagnosed with ultrasound so if you are concerned your OB can do an US and reassure you. ...Read more

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If a woman is Rh negative, could that cause a miscarriage at 5 weeks?

If a woman is Rh negative, could that cause a miscarriage at 5 weeks?

Unlikely: Rh status is not likely be the cause of a miscarriage. However the woman should receive Rhogam after the miscarriage to prevent sensitization. About 25% of early pregnancies are lost spontaneously, mostly due to chromosomal defects in the embryo. ...Read more

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Might an ectopic pregnancy be mistaken for appendicitis?

Yes, before it: Happened all the time. Now that we have better tests like ct scans and ultrasounds, and more sensitive pregnancy tests, doctors can usually tell the difference. But not all the time. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be bloated week 4 of pregnancy? Can it be a sign of a miscarriage?

Is it normal to be bloated week 4 of pregnancy? Can it be a sign of a miscarriage?

Probably not: Some bloating is common in early pregnancy, and is due to hormonal changes. It's unlikely to be a sign of miscarriage. ...Read more

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If you feel quivering in your abdomen, could that be an early symptom of pregnancy?

Quivering might be: Due to gas. ^'ed gas can occur but isn't diagnostic. Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take hpt. ...Read more

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Could it be a sign of twin if you have early tailbone pain?

Could it be a sign of twin if you have early tailbone pain?

In the 21st century: We have ultrasound that shows whether you have a single or multiple intra-uterine pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can a tubal pregnancy be seen on a vaginal sonogram?

Can a tubal pregnancy be seen on a vaginal sonogram?

Sometimes: Most ectopic pregnancies can be seen on a vaginal ultrasound by the time they are symptomatic. Some can be identified even before the woman begins to have pain. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a ectopic pregnancy and a negative hospital pregnancy test?

Is it possible to have a ectopic pregnancy and a negative hospital pregnancy test?

Not really: A urine pregnancy test is not as accurate as blood test for bhcg especially early on. Assuming that there is no error in the lab, an ectopic pregnancy would cause the bhcg to be positive. ...Read more

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Could somebody be an early sign of pregnancy?

Could somebody be an early sign of pregnancy?

Clarification please: Please re-ask and complete the sentence. Thank you. ...Read more

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Could it be a sign of pregnancy?

Could it be a sign of pregnancy?

What is "it"?: Sorry, but I'm not clear as to what you're referring to as "it". Late or missing period is one of earliest signs of pregnancy. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/getting-pregnant/in-depth/symptoms-of-pregnancy/art-20043853, http://www.webmd.com/baby/features/8-early-signs-of-pregnancy & http://www.parenting.com/gallery/early-signs-of-pregnancy for more info. Take home preg test ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ectopic Pregnancy (Definition)

An abnormal pregnancy in which an embroyo implants ...Read more