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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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Negative pregnancy test results, but still no period.

Negative pregnancy test results, but still no period.

Hormonal imbalance: 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. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx ...Read more

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Missed period, pregnancy test neg, could i still be pregnant?

Missed period,  pregnancy test neg, could i still be pregnant?

Repeat test : Repeat the test in a week and if negative then it may just be a missed period for any number of reasons other than pregnancy. It can be normal to miss up to 2 periods, but once you miss three it is time to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Negative pregnancy test but light period?

Negative pregnancy test but light period?

Mentral periods: Periods vary from 3 to 5 days, light and heavy. This is normal and depends on your health and activity level. However, if you had sex and are worried, make sue you did your pregnancy test correctly as per the instructions and repeat it a week later to double check the accuracy. If no sex, then no way pregnant. If not pregnant, do nothing about the light period. ...Read more

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Period 10days late home pregnancy negative. Past pregnancies urine pregnancy test will always show negative, could i still be pregnant or just late.

Period 10days late home pregnancy negative. Past pregnancies urine pregnancy test will always show negative, could i still be pregnant or just late.

Trust the test: The first step is to repeat a home pregnancy test. They are quick, reliable and easy to do. If the test is negative then you are not pregnant. In that case you can monitor the cycle over the next few days and schedule a visit with an obgyn to discuss. If the pregnancy test is positive then you will need to see an obgyn soon to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Ok, so negative pregnancy test but missed period. Why?

Ok, so negative pregnancy test but missed period. Why?

Anovulation: It sounds as if you've experienced an anovulatory cycle. These are cycles in which the ovary failes to release the egg. This disrupts normal hormonal levels. ...Read more

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3 Missed periods, Negative pregnancy test but still feel pregnant. Could I be pregnant?

3 Missed periods, Negative pregnancy test but still feel pregnant. Could I be pregnant?

Possible: It is possible but not likely that you are pregnant with a negative pregnancy test. To be sure, repeat the test at least 3-5 days after the first test. Many things can cause you to miss periods including some medicines, illness such as thyroid disease, diabetes/ insulin resistance, polycystic ovarian syndrome, adrenal diseases, and pituitary tumors, exercise, weight changes, stress, etc. ...Read more

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15 days past iui. Negative home pregnancy test and negative blood test. Can i still be pregnant?

15 days past iui. Negative home pregnancy test and negative blood test. Can i still be pregnant?

Yes: It might just be slightly too early to check. Check again over the next few days, and if you still do not get a period, then call your fertility doctor. ...Read more

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After miscarriage late period negative pregnancy test could I be pregnant?

After miscarriage late period negative pregnancy test could I be pregnant?

Pregnancy: It usually takes a month or so after a miscarriage to regain your normal cycle. So it would be unlikely that you are pregnant immediately. Nevertheless it is possible that you ovulated sooner. ...Read more

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Negative pregnancy test but really light period?

Negative pregnancy test but really light period?

Not a period?: It might be that this bleeding is not, in fact, related to your period, but rather breakthrough bleeding occurring during a cycle where you did not ovulate this is common and women who have anovulatory cycles often present with absent cycles or unusual, confusing breakthrough bleeding. Talk to your doctor about working through this problem. ...Read more

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6 days late period but negative pregnancy test... Im not stressing...Could i be pregnant?...

6 days late period but negative pregnancy test... Im not stressing...Could i be pregnant?...

Trust the test: A pregnancy test can detect a bhcg of about 20. Your bhcg roughly doubles every 48 hours. Let's say the first day you took it you were barely pregnant with a level of 19. 48 hours later your bhcg would be 38 which is way above the level for a urine pregnancy test to detect it. Home tests work really well and can be trusted. Repeat and if negative then you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Multiple negative hpt and negative blood pregnancy test. Sore nipples. Definatly Not pregnant?

Multiple negative hpt and negative blood pregnancy test. Sore nipples. Definatly Not pregnant?

Hormonal imbalance: 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. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Pregnancy test very faint positive then negative am i pregnant at 10dpo?

Pregnancy test very faint positive then negative am i pregnant at 10dpo?

When in doubt: You can repeat. Use first morning void. Home pregnancy tests are accurate, inexpensive & easy to use. Take care. ...Read more

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Last period jan 31st. Having pregnancy symptoms. Period late but home pregnancy test negative. Whats wrong?

Last period jan 31st.  Having pregnancy symptoms.  Period late but home pregnancy test negative.  Whats wrong?

Not sure: You are obviously late for your period, and in the setting of a negative pregnancy test, you are not pregnant. This indicates that you did not ovulate or it was significantly delayed. Talk to your doctor about ways to induce a period and pills to regulate the cycle. ...Read more

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5 weeks late period home test still negative?

5 weeks late period home test still negative?

Delayed menses: This cycle you either ovulated late or did not ovulate at all. ...Read more

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Urine pregnancy test says negative, yet a period is 14 days late. Pregnant?

Urine pregnancy test says negative, yet a period is 14 days late. Pregnant?

Not likely: If you did the test correctly, you are not likely to be pregnant. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon. ...Read more

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Missed period but negative in pregnancy test?

Anovulation: If you missed a period and your pregnancy test came back negative, then you most likely had an anovulatory cycle, meaning your ovaries didn't release an egg. This happens from time to time but if consistent, see your doctor because you may have a hormonal imbalance. Consider a birth control consultation to regulate your periods and avoid unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more

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Late period, no pregnancy symptoms, 7 negative pregnancy test. Am I pregnant?

Late period, no pregnancy symptoms, 7 negative pregnancy test. Am I pregnant?

Depends: If you did not have sex since your last period, you are not pregnant. If you did the test correctly, at more than 4-5 days after a missed period, you are unlikely to be pregnant, though 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Home Pregnancy Test (Definition)

Any one of several kits available to the public. They rely on a colorimetric reaction that, in the presence of at least 25 miu hcg, will indicate positivity ...Read more