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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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TMI sorry... im having frequent bowel movements... cramps .pelvic pain delayed period ... negative pregnancy test... what's wrong with me?

TMI sorry... im having frequent bowel movements... cramps .pelvic pain delayed period ... negative pregnancy test... what's wrong with me?

See a doctor: You seem to have several problems going on. I advise you to see a primary care doctor for initial evaluation. Then he or she may refer you to see a specialist as needed. ...Read more

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Sore nipples lower back pain cramps missed period negative pregnancy test headaches could i be pregnant? Good chance i conceived in early january

Sore nipples lower back pain cramps missed period negative pregnancy test headaches could i be pregnant?  Good chance i conceived in early january

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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I'm three days late experiencing lower abdominal cramps but no period. Got a negative pregnancy test but could i still be pregnant?

I'm three days late experiencing lower abdominal cramps but no period. Got a negative pregnancy test but could i still be pregnant?

Maybe not, but...: Today's home pregnancy tests are very accurate, but if done too early, a negative result may be due to testing too soon. A correctly done urine test will give a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. A woman can repeat the test if she did the first test too early, such as less than two weeks after conception. ...Read more

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Light cramps right side of uterus 3 days after Period negative pregnancy test could this be still preg or something else? Should I be concern ?

Light cramps right side of uterus 3 days after Period negative pregnancy test could this be still  preg or something else? Should I be concern ?

See below: If you had a period, you are not pregnant. It is highly unlikely that you can tell that the pain in the right side of the uterus. If the pain has been there for a week, you should see a doctor as it may be pelvic inflammation. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have cramps and sore nipples 2 weeks after my period. Negative pregnancy test, is it possible i'm pregnant?

I have cramps and sore nipples 2 weeks after my period. Negative pregnancy test, is it possible i'm pregnant?

Trust the test : Your pregnancy test is negative so you are not pregnant. If you were pregnant and this were causing the symptoms than your hormone level would be high enough to be detected by the test. Your test is negative. ...Read more

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Normal period, negative pregnancy test but now 3 days after period I have cramps, sore boobs, back pain and a little blood spotting. Am i pregnant?

Normal period, negative pregnancy test but now 3 days after period I have cramps, sore boobs, back pain and a little blood spotting. Am i pregnant?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Cramps, no period and 4 negative home pregnancy test. What should I do?

Cramps, no period and 4 negative home pregnancy test. What should I do?

Irregular periods : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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One day period that lasted less than 24 hours with no cramps. negative pregnancy test taken immediately after that day. What could be going on?

One day period that lasted less than 24 hours with no cramps. negative pregnancy test taken immediately after that day. What could be going on?

Normal menstrual: variation. The amount and duration of a menstrual period is highly variable and depends on hormonal fluctuations. Stress, illness, medication, travel, etc. all can affect. In many cases a short period may be followed by a short cycle (period comes a bit early next month) or longer period with more bleeding next cycle. I would also repeat the pregnancy test in a week if no still no bleeding. ...Read more

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My period was 9 days late then light spotting mild cramps negative pregnancy test could I be prego?

My period was 9 days late then light spotting mild cramps negative pregnancy test could I be prego?

Not likely: If you did the test correctly at nine days after a missed period and the result was negative, you are unlikely to be pregnant. Anovulatory cycles often cause menstrual irregularities. For your peace of mind you may wish to repeat the test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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Hi im 7 days late for my period very light spotting today and cramps but negative pregnancy test. Have been trying to get pregnant for a few months ?

Hi im 7 days late for my period very light spotting today and cramps but negative pregnancy test. Have been trying to get pregnant for a few months ?

Re do test: You may repeat the pregnancy test in 4-5 days, unless you get a period by then. Better would be to get a blood test for HCG as that would settle the issue now. Wish you good health and a healthy baby! ...Read more

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I'm a week late but still no sign of period. Having stomach cramps but negative pregnancy test?

I'm a week late but still no sign of period. Having  stomach cramps but negative pregnancy test?

May be normal: It is normal to occasionally have a period be late or early. There are a number of possible reasons including stress, weight gain or loss, hormones being temporarily off, and thyroid issues. If your cycle doesn't go back to normal or you have other issues see your doctor. ...Read more

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Neausea and cramps for 1 week. Had unprotected sex on May1 and May23 and got my period on May12 and June9. Negative pregnancy test today. Pregnant?

Neausea and cramps for 1 week. Had unprotected sex on May1 and May23 and got my period on May12 and June9. Negative pregnancy test today. Pregnant?

No, but: If you had a period on June 9th and have not had sex since before June 9th, you are not pregnant. If you had sex after June 9th, it is too soon to tell if you are pregnant. A negative pregnancy test done too soon is not reliable. Home pregnancy test should be done 4-5 days after a missed period. ...Read more

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I have a negative pregnancy test no pregnancy symtom period missed feburary came march then no april buy I have slight cramps n back pain any ideas?

I have a negative pregnancy test no pregnancy symtom period missed feburary came march then no  april buy I have slight cramps n back pain any ideas?

Irregular periods : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Mild cramps no period. Didnt have penetrative sex. Was on Dr. steroid. Negative pregnancy test 3 days late. Is it ok to assume not pregnant? Why miss?

Mild cramps no period. Didnt have penetrative sex. Was on Dr. steroid. Negative pregnancy test 3 days late. Is it ok to assume not pregnant? Why miss?

Repeat test: If you did the test correctly and it was negative at three days after missed period, you are unlikely to be pregnant. It would be prudent to repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

Missed Period (Definition)

A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase ...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