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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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My daughter was on the omni diet. She took 4 pregnancy tests and they have all came back positive.  She was told there is not enough hcg in the drops.

My daughter was on the omni diet. She took 4 pregnancy tests and they have all came back positive.  She was told there is not enough hcg in the drops.

Maybe pregnant: If she was taking unregulated nonFDA approved BHCG drops then it is hard to know. If the home tests are positive then one has to assume it is a real pregnancy before assuming it is a side effect of a diet supplement. She should see an Obgyn for confirmation. ...Read more

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At what point and what level is hCG first detectable in most home urine pregnancy tests?

At what point and what level is hCG first detectable in most home urine pregnancy tests?

Very accurate: A home urine pregnancy test can be positive a few days before your period is due. It becomes very accurate by 1 week after your period is due. ...Read more

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What type of pregnancy tests for h-hcg?

What type of pregnancy tests for h-hcg?

All tests: For pregnancy test for HCG (or beta-hcg.) I am not familiar with h-hcg. ...Read more

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How is hCG measured in blood pregnancy tests? How is the level/number determined?

Antibody to HCG: Antibodies to the beta chain of HCG are used to measure HCG in blood and urine. Blood levels of 5 units or higher are usually indicative of pregnancy. ...Read more

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I did have unprotected sex he pulled out. I am 9 days late and negative pregnancy tests. Does hcg take longer to show up in some women?

I did have unprotected sex he pulled out. I am 9 days late and negative pregnancy tests. Does hcg take longer to show up in some women?

Get blood test: You should see your doctor to get a blood test that is more sensitive and would be positive if you are pregnant. You may wait 4-5 days and repeat hpt 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

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I am getting positive pregnancy tests (multiple), I had my hcg level checked and it was 2. Can I still be pregnant? I was about 10 dpo at test

I am getting positive pregnancy tests (multiple), I had my hcg level checked and it was  2. Can I still be pregnant? I was about 10 dpo at test

See your doctor: Your doctor can get all the details of any medications that you may have taken and put it all in perspective. She can also do a sonogram and give you more pertinent information if need be. She can also help you with the emotional side of this issue. I hope it all turns ourt for the best. ...Read more

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Blood test at 6 hCG on Tuesday, now Friday and I am still getting positive pregnancy tests. Is this normal? Is there a chance of me being pregnant?

Blood test at 6 hCG on Tuesday, now Friday and I am still getting positive pregnancy tests. Is this normal? Is there a chance of me being pregnant?

Pregnancy test: Are both levels 6? If so, you just need a follow up level in 1 week and weekly until negative. If the levels roughly double up every 2 days, or at least rise by 2/3ds, that is an indication of normal pregnancy. Otherwise, it is most likely a miscarriage, less likely an ectopic pregnancy, It is important to follow the levels until they reach non pregnant levels. Blood type needs to be checked also ...Read more

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How do doctors know that hCG isn't detected in pregnancy tests (urine/blood) until implantation?

How do doctors know that hCG isn't detected in pregnancy tests (urine/blood) until implantation?

Prior studies: Many studies have been performed to determine when the HCG begins to be produced and when it would reach a detectable level. Those studies tell us that it takes about 7 to 10 days for a urine pregnancy test to become positive. A blood test would be positive days sooner - and at much lower levels. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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