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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Are early response home pregnancy tests accurate 10-14 days after sex? I'm on the pill and my period isn't due until 4 weeks after the sex in question

Are early response home pregnancy tests accurate 10-14 days after sex? I'm on the pill and my period isn't due until 4 weeks after the sex in question

Maybe. Maybe not.: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred). If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. It's best to be patient and not test too early. ...Read more

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Been having severe early pregnancy symptoms, especially morning sickness.. Took two home pregnancy tests, day of expected period both -. What do I do?

Been having severe early pregnancy symptoms, especially morning sickness.. Took two home pregnancy tests, day of expected period both -. What do I do?

Repeat test: You may have tested too early. You may take a blood test for HCG that is generally positive one day after a missed period. Or you may repeat the home test in 5-7 days. 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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Light, 4 day early "period", mostly bright red blood that lasted for 4 days. Now, 4 days after expected period, 2 negative pregnancy tests. pregnant?

Light, 4 day early "period", mostly bright red blood that lasted for 4 days. Now, 4 days after expected period, 2 negative pregnancy tests. pregnant?

No: You had a period and pregnancy test is negative, you are not pregnant. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Pregnancy tests that are made for the day of missed period does it mean anything to get a positive four days early?

Pregnancy tests that are made for the day of missed period does it mean anything to get a positive four days early?

Pregnant: If the pregnancy test is positive, it means you are pregnant and your period will not come in 4 days as scheduled. Start taking a prenatal vitamin if you haven't already started one and call your doctor for confirmation. If you still doubt the result, do the urine test again in a few days when your period is supposed to come. ...Read more

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Chances of getting pregnant after taking the plan b pill on the last day of your period? How accurate are pregnancy tests 3 weeks after taking plan b

Chances of getting pregnant after taking the plan b pill on the last day of your period?  How accurate are pregnancy tests 3 weeks after taking plan b

Pregnancy unlikely: Taking Plan B or other emergency contraception pills can alter the timing or the quality of the current menstrual cycle and the upcoming cycle. One should check a urine pregnancy test 3 weeks after taking Plan B, because emergency contraceptive pills work most of the time but not all of the time. Tests are very accurate 3 weeks after sex. ...Read more

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I have tooken 3 or 4 pregnancy tests all negative had my period a day early now i just ended my period and i'm dizzy and nautious am i pregnant?

I have tooken 3 or 4 pregnancy tests all negative had my period a day early now i just ended my period and i'm dizzy and nautious am i pregnant?

No: You have period now so you are not pregnant , if you do not want to get pregnant speak to your doctor to put you on one of birth control measures , that will suit you. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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