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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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I missed periods for 10 days I did urine and blood test and both came negative but I still miss my periods does the blod pregnancy test is accurate?

I missed periods for 10 days I did urine and blood test and both came negative but I still miss my periods does the blod pregnancy test is accurate?

It should be: Accurate at that point. Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem (polycystic ovary syndrome or Asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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If I take a first response pregnancy test 6 days after missed period will it be accurate? If not, how much longer should I wait?

If I take a first response pregnancy test 6 days after missed period will it be accurate? If not, how much longer should I wait?

Yes: By the time you miss your period you have enough pregnancy hormone (if pregnant) to create a response. These tests are quite accurate. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is a first response pregnancy test reliable if taken with morning urine 1 week after missed period?

Is a first response pregnancy test reliable if taken with morning urine 1 week after missed period?

Yes: The pregnancy test can become positive by 10 days after conception. By one week after a missed period the test would certainly be positive if conception has occurred. ...Read more

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Is 1 week after a missed period a good time to take a pregnancy test? And is first response the best kind to take at that time?

Is 1 week after a missed period a good time to take a pregnancy test? And is first response the best kind to take at that time?

Just about the time: Pregnancy test will be positive in 10 days after fertilization most of the time, good luck. ...Read more

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How long after a missed period is a first response at home pregnancy test reliable?

How long after a missed period is a first response at home pregnancy test reliable?

Back to high school: If you were sexual during ovulation and got pregnant then testing starting the morning after the first day of a missed period should be valid. ...Read more

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If a girl takes a pregnancy test 11 days after conception will it be accurate? This was a first response rapid response test and it was taken after a missed period.

If a girl takes a pregnancy test 11 days after conception will it be accurate? This was a first response rapid response test and it was taken after a missed period.

If: If the test was taken after a missed period then yes it should be accurate. It can detect pregnancy about 6 days before a missed period. To clarify what you stated in your post, 11 days after conception would be before her period is due. For example if a girl ovulates on day 14 of her cycle, her period is due about 14 days later unless conception has occurred. ...Read more

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I'm on the pill and taking garlic. My flow is light this month. Should I take a pregnancy test or should I wait until I miss a period?

I'm on the pill and taking garlic. My flow is light this month. Should I take a pregnancy test or should I wait until I miss a period?

Wait: BCP's if taken according to the directions are extraordinarily effective at what they claim to do (over 99 %). Of course if you skip doses or don't follow the directions exactly they don't work as well. The best pregnancy tests will pick up a pregnancy five days after the fertilized egg implants in the wall of the uterus. As always tests can be wrong. ...Read more

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How can you miss a period have a negative pregnancy test then concieve few days later and be pregnant?

How can you miss a period have a negative pregnancy test then concieve few days later and be pregnant?

2 ships crossing...: It sounds like you were juuust pregnant - like maybe a few days - when you took the first pregnancy test; and then later, your pregnancy progressed enough to be detectable by the test. It isn't that you weren't pregnant. It was that you weren't pregnant enough for the test to see it yet. ...Read more

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Do u have to wait until u miss a period to get a + pregnancy test. I did 1 @ the hospital a couple days after my period ended it was negative?

No: Some of the new tests will show a positive up to a week before you are due for your period. If you had a period and a negative pregnancy test, you are very unlikely to be pregnant. ...Read more

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It's been 31 days in my cycle. I never ever miss a period. But I took a pregnancy test about two days ago, it came out negative.

It's been 31 days in my cycle. I never ever miss a period. But I took a pregnancy test about two days ago, it came out negative.

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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I am 45 years old and I am 16 days late for my. I took a pregnancy test and it came out negative what should I do I never miss a period?

I am 45 years old and I am 16 days late for my. I took a pregnancy test and it came out negative what should I do I never miss a period?

Repeat test: If you had unprotected sex since your last period, you may wish to repeat the test. 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. ...Read more

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Is it common to miss a period at 17? I had a pregnancy test by my doctor and it came back negative but I'm getting back and stomach cramps, no period.

Is it common to miss a period at 17? I had a pregnancy test by my doctor and it came back negative but I'm getting back and stomach cramps, no period.

Sometimes common: There is a broad number of reasons that your symptoms can occur. If you are sexually active then that number increases. Everything from endetriosis to missed period secondary to Olympic level exercise can result in missed period (s). Also depends on how long back and stomach issues have been occurring. See you primary care provider as soon as you are able while symptoms are still occurring. ...Read more

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After first missed period, how quickly should you take a pregnancy test?

After first missed period, how quickly should you take a pregnancy test?

Immediately: Immediately if you want and if negative repeat in you can repeat after 1 week, there is 99% when it is 99% positive if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Jan 14 first depo 2nd day of period unprotected sex Jan 24. Sensitive five days before your missed period pregnancy test, negative Accurate? To early?

Jan 14 first depo 2nd day of period unprotected sex Jan 24. Sensitive five days before your missed period pregnancy test, negative Accurate? To early?

Too early: 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. ...Read more

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First time taking birth control. Last period ended may 25. 4 negative pregnancy test most recent 3wks after missed period. Rule out pregnancy?

First time taking birth control. Last period ended may 25. 4 negative pregnancy test most recent 3wks after missed period. Rule out pregnancy?

Yes: If you did the test correctly and it was negative three weeks after a missed period, you are not pregnant. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. ...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

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Mild cramps no period. Didn't have penetrative sex. Was on Dr. Steroid. Negative pregnancy test 3 days late. Is it ok to assume not pregnant? Why miss?

Mild cramps no period. Didn't have penetrative sex. Was on Dr. Steroid. Negative pregnancy test 3 days late. Is it ok to assume not pregnant? Why miss?

Repeat test: If you did the test correctly and it was negative at three days after missed period, you are unlikely to be pregnant. It would be prudent to 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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On yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Never miss a pill. Had sex on 5th day of pack. Now on 6th day of placebo pills and no period. Negative pregnancy test. Chances???

On yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Never miss a pill. Had sex on 5th day of pack. Now on 6th day of placebo pills and no period. Negative pregnancy test. Chances???

Wait: Sometimes your periods can be delayed due to fluctuations in hormones. If you don't have a period in a week, repeat the preg test then. You may have a delay or missed period without being pregnant.
It is not common but does happen
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Missed Period (Definition)

A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase ...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