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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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Are hospital urine pregnancy test more accurate than at home pregnancy test?

Are hospital urine pregnancy test more accurate than at home pregnancy test?

Good question!: Took some research. Both hospital and home urine pregnancy tests are very sensitive. Hospital tests are generally considered more reliable but this fact was disputed in an article in the journal of Clinical Chemistry January 2014 http://www.clinchem.org/content/60/4/667.full where false negatives were found in a high number of tests from 5-7 weeks of pregnancy. A blood HCG test is most accurate. ...Read more

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Do early pregnancy tests work?

Do early pregnancy tests work?

Yes they do: Urine pregnancy tests are not quite as sensative as the blood test is but after a certain gestational age accurate as well. ...Read more

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How accurate are home pregnancy tests vs office ones?

How accurate are home pregnancy tests vs office ones?

Pretty accurate: Home tests may take a little longer to turn positive (usually up to 2 wks after you're late for your period) than a test at your doctor's office, but they will generally turn positive if you're pregnant. There are some uncommon exceptions, so see your doctor if you still think you're pregnant after 2 home tests spread apart by a week or two. ...Read more

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Are at home celiac disease test kits reliable?

Are at home celiac disease test kits reliable?

It is a screening: Not the definitive test for diagnosis. If you have a positive talk to your doctor about whether further testing makes sense. ...Read more

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Can the home pregnancy tests always work?

No: Not quite as sensitive as blood pregnancy tests. If you've had unprotected sex and a missed period, see your dr. Also other causes of missed periods like hormone imbalance. ...Read more

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Are home prenancy test good to use?

Are home prenancy test good to use?

Fairly accurate: For the most accurate results, take the test one week after a missed period — when the level of HCG in your urine is most likely to be detectable. ...Read more

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How accurate are home pregnancy tests?

How accurate are home pregnancy tests?

Very: The pregnancy test is very accurate. It measures to 25 miu of b-hcg. In other words it turns positive about a week after conception. ...Read more

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How accurate are home pregnancy tests?

How accurate are home pregnancy tests?

Very accurate: They are very accurate, but no test is perfect. If you are concerned the test is wrong, you can have your dr perform a blood test. ...Read more

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How accurate are at home pregnancy test?

How accurate are at home pregnancy  test?

Pregnancy Tests: Very accurate. But, you have to do them at a time that they will work. That means after you have missed a period and when you had a sexual encounter during your fertile days of the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Do homemade pregnancy tests work?

Do homemade pregnancy tests work?

No: One can buy a urine pregnancy test at the store. It will give a reliable result, if the test is done correctly, 1 week after missing a period, or 3 weeks after sex (when conception might have occurred). If a woman's normal regular period happens, then she is not pregnant at that time, and doesn't need to do a pregnancy test at that time. ...Read more

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How accurate are the home pregnancy tests!?

Pretty accurate : It's always a good idea to get it confirmed by your doctor but they are pretty similar to the ones we use in our office. That said I am suspicious of some if the really cheap ones out there. ...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 drugstore pregnancy tests?

How accurate are drugstore pregnancy tests?

Pregnancy tests: Over the counter pregnancy tests can pick up a pregnancy less than three weeks from conception. They are very accurate. ...Read more

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Are all home taken pregnancy test accurate?

Are all home taken pregnancy test accurate?

Yes and you: need to follow the instructions in the kit carefully. A negative test done too early does not exclude pregnancy. For optimal results do the test 4-5 days after a missed period and use first morning urine. ...Read more

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Are hospital urine pregnancy tests more accurate than home pregnancy tests?Got 3 negative HPT & 1 Neg.Hospital test.Somewhat feel pregnant but unsure?

Are hospital urine pregnancy tests more accurate than home pregnancy tests?Got 3 negative HPT & 1 Neg.Hospital test.Somewhat feel pregnant but unsure?

Blood tests: Even though the urine tests for the pregnancy hormone are very good, if you are still concerned then a quantitative blood test will tell if there is any pregnancy hormone present. ...Read more

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