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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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Hello I just took a home pregnancy test and it came up with a very faint line and the other one you can see clear I'm also on birth control am I preg.

Hello I just took a home pregnancy test and it came up with a very faint line and the other one you can see clear I'm also on birth control am I preg.

Pregnancy test: a faint line may indicate an early pregnancy. I would repeat the test in 2-3 days to see if it changes. First am urine test most accurate since it is more concentrated. Also be careful to follow instructions and wait the appropriate amount of time before reading test. ...Read more

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Will a home pregnancy test a week after taking Plan B be accurate? And should I keep taking birth control regularly after plan b?

Not Pregnant: If you are on birth control and you take Plan B there is nearly no risk of pregnancy. Not sure why you feel you had to take plan b, but there may be more the story you shared. Pregnancy testing at one week is a waste of money. No test will be accurate that soon after a sexual encounter, regardless of what you read on line. Pregnancy testing is best done at least fourteen days after a sex. ...Read more

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I have been taking jolivette birth control since August and have not had a period since September. I have taken a home pregnancy test, it was negative. I don't know if I should be worried or not. I have taken the pills correctly except for one missed dose

I have been taking jolivette birth control since August and have not had a period since September. I have taken a home pregnancy test, it was negative. I don't know if I should be worried or not. I have taken the pills correctly except for one missed dose

Pregnancy unlikely: Pregnancy is very unlikely in normal women who take birth control pills at the same time each day (plus or minus an hour or two). For those women who can't stop worrying about pregnancy, they can buy a big box of pregnancy tests, and just do a test every 1-2 months if they are having sex with somebody. That way, there will be no chance they will accidentally miss a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Taken 3 home pregnancy test all after my missed period and they all are neg. still haven't gotten my period but also my first month of birth control?

Taken 3 home pregnancy test all after my missed period and they all are neg. still haven't gotten my period but also my first month of birth control?

Birth control : With missed menstrual cycles, it's important to rule out pregnancy which you have. Other causes may exist, but birth control can certainly cause irregular cycles particularly in the first 3 months. It's also common for cycles to stop all together. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more