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Earliest pregnancy symptoms?

SXS of pregnancy: Classic pregnancy symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an increase in white vaginal discharge. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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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Can an ovulation test detect pregnancy before a pregnancy test?

Can an ovulation test detect pregnancy before a pregnancy test?

No: It's a different test. An ovulation test screens for leutenizing hormone (lh) not hcg. It simply checks for the hormone that allows ovulation. ...Read more

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Early positive pregnancy test sign of twins?

Early positive pregnancy test sign of twins?

Twin pregnancy: Early positive pregnancy suggesting twin can be suspicious if HCG or Progesterone level is higher for her gestational age and only can confirm by sonogram exam will verify then. ...Read more

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Fertility 10 days after ovulation to early to test negative pregnancy test.

Fertility 10 days after ovulation to early to test negative pregnancy test.

Pregnancy Testing: Yes. Of course. Especially if you have not missed a period yet. ...Read more

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Can home pregnancy test detect abdominal pregnancy?

Can home pregnancy test detect abdominal pregnancy?

Yes: Home pregnancy tests can detect whether you are pregnant or not. They do not tell you the location of the pregnancy. if you are pregnant, it will test positive. An ultrasound can help identify if you have an abnormal pregnancy. Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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How accurate are clearblue digital pregnancy test with conception calculator?

How accurate are clearblue digital pregnancy test with conception calculator?

Positive test: They are accurate to determine if you are pregnant or not but not very accurate to give you the date of conception. ...Read more

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How accurate are early sonograms to date a pregnancy?

How accurate are early sonograms to date a pregnancy?

Ultrasound dating: All due dates are estimates and OB providers typically use the due date calculated from the last normal period to determine a woman's due date. An early ultrasound done between 6 and 9 weeks of pregnancy is considered to be accurate to within 5 days of a due date. If this ultrasound differs by more than 5 days from the period due date then the ultrasound due date is used. ...Read more

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Symptoms for early tubal pregnancy?

Symptoms for early tubal pregnancy?

Ectopic: Pain, bleeding, abnormal progesterpone and HCG levels are signs and symptoms. See your doc. ...Read more

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Can a doctors pregnancy test detect pregnancy, 4 days after conception?

Can a doctors pregnancy test detect pregnancy, 4 days after conception?

No: It takes about 7-10 days from conception to implantation. Pregnancy test turns positive a few days later. It is usually preferable to wait till you miss a period to do blood test for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Woud early pregnancy cause an ovulation predictor test to give a false positive?

Woud early pregnancy cause an ovulation predictor test to give a false positive?

Yes: One subunit of pregnancy hormone HCG is structurally identical to the hormone that is measured in the ovulation prediction kits (luteinizing hormone) and most home tests don't differentiate between the 2 hormones, so yes, pregnancy can give a false + for ovulation. ...Read more

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The earliest for a pregnancy test to be positive?

The earliest for a pregnancy test to be positive?

See below: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be positive a day before a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. A negative test done too early is not useful. ...Read more

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Symptoms early pregnancy before missed period and will a test be accurate?

Symptoms early pregnancy before missed period and will a test be accurate?

Tests are accurate: Pregnancy is always a possiblity. Purchase a home pregnancy test. Home pregnancy tests generally become positive when you're about 1 week late with respect to your period. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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Is an at home pregnancy test accurate 21 days after sex?

Is an at home pregnancy test accurate 21 days after sex?

If positive: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow 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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Can pregnancy test still detect pregnancy prior to scheduled menstruation?

Can pregnancy test still detect pregnancy prior to scheduled menstruation?

Yes, but: A blood test and occasionally urine test may be positive before the scheduled period, however a negative test before a missed period does not exclude pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is transvaginal ultrasound accurate in detecting early pregnancy?

Is transvaginal ultrasound accurate in detecting early pregnancy?

Yes: At 5-6 weeks a gestational sac and pregnancy reaction can be seen. At about 7 weeks a tiny fetal pole and heartbeat can be seen. At less than 5 weeks, nothing may be seen so would need to check blood and urine results before planning for sono. ...Read more

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How early can pregnancy strip reliably be used for testing if I am pregnant.

How early can pregnancy strip reliably be used for testing if I am pregnant.

Very sensitive: Most home urine pregnancy tests when used according to manufacturers' instructions, can detect pregnancy within 3-4 days after implantation and by 7 days of implantation in 98% of cases. When pregnancy occurs, the female body starts creating a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in higher amounts during the early stages of pregnancy. That is what is detected with the urine tests. ...Read more

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I took a negative pregnancy test , but I still have this feeling that I'm pregnant , am I testing to early ?

I took a negative pregnancy test , but I still have this feeling that I'm pregnant , am I testing to early ?

Test 3 wks after sex: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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If I am testing early for pregnancy test , would blood work tell me more accurate if i got that done tomorrow ?

If I am testing early for pregnancy test , would blood work tell me more accurate if i got that done tomorrow ?

Blood better: Blood pregnancy tests are always more accurate and more sensitive than urine test. Keep in mind that not all doctors offices can get same day results. ...Read more

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Will a doc take me seriously if i go in because of 3 chemical pregnancies only determined by at home test? Will i just be told to stop testing early?

Pregnancy Test: I am confident that most physicians take their patients seriously when they state that they tested positive on a home pregnancy test. The physician will still verify and perform other tests, including an ultrasound to determine the status of the pregnancy. A blood test (bhcg) may be necessary. ...Read more

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Fetus's tissue testing on D&C (8 weeks and 2nd early MC) showed turners syndrome in the feutus. Future pregnancy implications of this? Any precautions

Fetus's tissue testing on D&C (8 weeks and 2nd early MC) showed turners syndrome in the feutus. Future pregnancy implications of this? Any precautions

Generally no: In general, in each subsequent pregnancy, the chance of having another pregnancy affected by Turner syndrome would not be increased given that it occurs due to a random error in the splitting of chromosomes during the creation of sperm usually, though sometimes also the egg. Unlikely to recur in a first time case. ...Read more

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Can anything affect a blood pregnancy test besides from testing too early?

Can anything affect a blood pregnancy test besides from testing too early?

Heterophile antibody: Presence of heterophile antibodies can affect results of blood tests for many items. It usually does not affect the urine test. If you miss your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative 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

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How early in a pregnancy can I have genetic testing done for downs syndrome?

How early in a pregnancy can I have genetic testing done for downs syndrome?

After10 weeks: First trimester screening can be done at 11-13 weeks. Definitive diagnosis by chromosome analysis can be done through cvs sampling after 10 weeks. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get gestational diabetes after testing negative early in pregnancy?

Is it possible to get gestational diabetes after testing negative early in pregnancy?

Yes: Gestational diabetes can occur anytime during pregnancy. If you have symptoms/signs of diabetes, you should get tested again (just blood tests) despite the fact that you'd tested negative earlier on in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Tissue testing after d&c showed up turners syndrome. What's the risk for future pregnancies. This was second early mc. Mother's age 32yrs ?

Tissue testing after d&c showed up turners syndrome. What's the risk for future pregnancies. This was second early mc. Mother's age 32yrs ?

Does not add up!: Women with Turner syndrome are infertile and do not get periods. Either the woman does not have Turner or she did not get pregnant. Please consult a geneticist for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm so sure that I'm pregnant. But I keep getting negative results, am I testing too early? I have fears about ectopic/chemical pregnancy.

I'm so sure that I'm pregnant. But I keep getting negative results, am I testing too early? I have fears about ectopic/chemical pregnancy.

See a GYN MD: If your home pregnancy test is "shaky" see a GYN MD to run a quantitative blood pregnancy test to rule in or out pregnancy especially an ectopic that is sometimes difficult to detect on your own with MD assistance. ...Read more

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I've got no signs of pms and almost all pregnancy symptoms and I'm two days before my period. Preg test - am I still pregnant? And testing too early?

I've got no signs of pms and almost all pregnancy symptoms and I'm two days before my period. Preg test - am I still pregnant? And testing too early?

Wait to see: Wait to see if you miss your period. If you do - you can test then. If negative and still no period - can retest in a week. ...Read more

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I had sex a day before my expected period and now i'm almost a week & half late. Took 3 pregnancy test which all came out negative. Testing too early?

I had sex a day before my expected period and now i'm almost a week & half late. Took 3 pregnancy test which all came out negative.  Testing too early?

Possibly: You may be having an irregular cycle this month which would explain both the negative test and the lateness of your cycle, or you may be getting false negative tests and i would wait a week and repeat. ...Read more

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Period 9 days late, negitive pregnancy test day 7, slimy clear discharge, lower pain stomach and back. Off pill 1 month. Am i testing to early?

Period 9 days late, negitive pregnancy test day 7, slimy clear discharge, lower pain stomach and back. Off pill 1 month. Am i testing to early?

No: You are not testing too early, would retest. If negative and it bothers you visit doc. It can take 3 months for periods yo regulate again though. ...Read more

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Am i pregnant or testing to early ? I was suppose to start my period on march 25th it is now march 30th I have taking 5 home pregnancy test and they all came up negative what should I do ?

Am i pregnant or testing to early ? I was suppose to start my period on march 25th  it is now march 30th I have taking 5 home pregnancy test and they all came up negative what should I do ?

Hello. : Hello. Most home pregnancy tests can be used at the time of a missed period. If you think you are pregnant but that the HCG levels are just too low to trigger a positive, one can wait a week and retake. However, you can be late for your period or miss a period and not be pregnant. ...Read more

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Am i pregnant or testing to early ? I was suppose to start my period on march 25th it is now march 30th I have taking 5 home pregnancy test and they all came up negative what should I do ?

Am i pregnant or testing to early ? I was suppose to start my period on march 25th  it is now march 30th I have taking 5 home pregnancy test and they all came up negative what should I do ?

As : As doctors, the first thing we do when we hear that a fertile woman is having a missed period or abnormal spotting, we check a pregnancy test. You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period and a doctor's test can tell around when you should be getting your next period. Taking a test 5-6 days after your period was supposed to start should make it fairly accurate. You may just want to take another just to make sure. There are other reasons besides pregnancy that can cause a woman to miss a period such as: stress, diet, excessive exercise or a hormone imbalance such as with a thyroid disorder or polycystic ovarian syndrome. If you continue to have an irregular cycle, you should give your doctor or your ob/gyne a call. Good luck! ...Read more