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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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What is the earliest you can take a pregnancy test for the most accurate result?

What is the earliest you can take a pregnancy test for the most accurate result?

A week: A week after the act or after missing a period whichever come first repeat in another week for confirmation and a blood test ordered by the doctor for more confirmation ...Read more

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What is the earliest you can take a pregnancy test after a miscarriage?

What is the earliest you can take a pregnancy test after a miscarriage?

1 month: Pregnancy hormone can stay in your body for a month or more depending on the miscarriage and how much and when tissue passed. If its been a month after all tissue has passed, you can probably rely on the pregnancy test. To be sure, serial blood tests with HCG levels can be more accurate. ...Read more

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When is the earliest you can take an at home pregnancy test?

When is the earliest you can take an at home pregnancy test?

As soon as you wish: After a missed period. Hpt may be positive on the first day after a missed period, but a negative result will not rule pregnancy. It is better to take the test 4-5 days after a missed period, use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. A blood test is more sensitive and may be positive sooner. ...Read more

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What is earliest can take a pregnancy test?

What is earliest can take a pregnancy test?

1 week late: 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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When is the earliest i can take a pregnancy test?

When is the earliest i can take a pregnancy test?

Pregnancy Testing: When a period is missed or delayed. Any testing prior to that can be inaccurate and misleading. ...Read more

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When is the earliest that i can take a pregnancy test after sex ?.

When is the earliest that i can take a pregnancy test after sex ?.

Date of next period: Repeat a week later if period is missed and first test was negative. ...Read more

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Can i take a test 9 day before my periods due and how accurate would it be or whats the earliest i can take a pregnancy test i have 2 children already?

Can i take a test 9 day before my periods due and how accurate would it be or whats the earliest i can take a pregnancy test i have 2 children already?

Waste of time: The urine pregnancy test relies on hormones made by the developing embryo after implantation.Before implantation (days after conception), there is no hormones to test.In the early days after implantation, the level may be too low to turn the test positive.At the point you are late, there might be enough to test positive, but early on this can still be negative. ...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