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Dr. Corey Clay
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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 early home pregnancy tests give false negatives if you are late with your period?

Can early home pregnancy tests give false negatives if you are late with your period?

Yes that can happen: It can depend on the concentration of urine and if the test was done properly , a home test should be + at the time of the missed period, if it is _ and u think u are preg then u must have a blood preg test to know for sure. ...Read more

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I have not had a period for a little over two months, could nine negative first response pregnancy tests still be giving a false negative?

I have not had a period for a little over two months, could nine negative first response pregnancy tests still be giving a false negative?

Unlikely/blood test: If you did the test correctly, you are not pregnant. If you want to clear all doubts, see your doctor for a blood test. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. ...Read more

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My daughter is 2 months i had my first period since having her but now i'm over a week late but pregnancy text say negative are the false negative?

My daughter is 2 months i had my first period since having her but now i'm over a week late but pregnancy text say negative are the false negative?

Not likely: If you are two days late then an over the counter pregnancy test should highly reliable. At age 19 having another baby right after your first is really something to think about. Please consider starting birth control so you can focus on the challenges of being a teen mother. ...Read more

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Can false pregnancy cause you to miss a period?

Can false pregnancy cause you to miss a period?

Yes, of course: That is why it is called pseudocyesis (false pregnancy).It shows how much the brain is involved with the symptoms and signs of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Had a period July 11th, it is August 13th and I got a positive pregnancy test, do you thing it's false?

Had a period July 11th, it is August 13th and I got a positive  pregnancy  test,  do you thing it's false?

No: Based on your info your approximate ovulation date would have been July 25. If you had interourse about that time you may be 2 week pregnant and the test can be positive ...Read more

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My period is a month and a half late, and I took 3 pregnancy tests but all came back negative. Could they be false negatives or is my cycle messed up?

My period is a month and a half late, and I took 3 pregnancy tests but all came back negative. Could they be false negatives or is my cycle messed up?

Need serum test: even though the pregnancy test kits tend to be reliable, errors do occur. So a serum assay of beta Chorionic Gonadotropin is needed, and maybe an ultrasound exam of the pelvis ...Read more

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My period is 14 days late. I've taken several dollar tree pregnancy tests, they were all negative. Could it be false negative?

My period is 14 days late. I've taken several dollar tree pregnancy tests, they were all negative. Could it be false negative?

See doc or check 1w: Over the counter home pregnancy tests take longer to turn positive than blood tests do, but usually 2 weeks is enough, unless the period would have been a bit late anyway. Options for a suspected pregnancy but a negative home pregnancy test include: See doctor for a blood test, or repeat a home pregnancy test in 1 week. ...Read more

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