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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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Can home pregnancy test detect abdominal pregnancy?

Can home pregnancy test detect abdominal pregnancy?

Yes: Home pregnancy tests can detect whether you are pregnant or not. They do not tell you the location of the pregnancy. if you are pregnant, it will test positive. An ultrasound can help identify if you have an abnormal pregnancy. Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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How early can you tale a home pregnancy test?

2-5 days after : A missed period is when a pregnancy test will pretty reliably show positive if you are really pregnant. ...Read more

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Can an ovulation test detect pregnancy before a pregnancy test?

Can an ovulation test detect pregnancy before a pregnancy test?

No: It's a different test. An ovulation test screens for leutenizing hormone (lh) not hcg. It simply checks for the hormone that allows ovulation. ...Read more

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How can a home pregnancy test work?

How can  a home pregnancy test work?

Hcg: Home urine pregnancy tests measure levels of the beta subunit of the human Chorionic Gonadotropin hormone. It becomes present in the body once implantation of a fertilized egg has occurred. ...Read more

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Can a ovulation test detect pregnacy?

Can a ovulation test detect pregnacy?

No: Ovulation tests for the rise of specific hormones that occur at the time of ovulation. They predict the possibility of pregnancy but not the pregnancy itself. Pregnancy tests look for a different hormone. ...Read more

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Can do blood hCG test at home through pregnancy test kit? Is this possible

Can do blood hCG test at home through pregnancy test kit? Is this possible

Just do urine test: Home urine pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's 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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When after a miscarriage will a home pregnancy test be accurate?

When after a miscarriage will a home pregnancy test be accurate?

A week or two: If you mean how long wil the test remain positive after a miscarriage. This can vary quite a bit but the test response should get weaker and weaker. If it doesn't then you need to be checked as perhaps you did not really miscarry or the miscarriage was incomplete. ...Read more

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How early can u take a home pregnancy test?

How early can u take a home pregnancy test?

Before your period: A home pregnancy test can turn positive a day or two before you expect your period. It is best to test your urine first thing in the morning (it is more concentrated then). ...Read more

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How soon before your missed period will a blood pregnancy test detect pregnancy?

How soon before your missed period will a blood pregnancy test detect pregnancy?

Pregnancy tests: 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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Can a home pregnancy test be positive 3 days after conception?

Can a home pregnancy test be positive 3 days after conception?

No: That would be much too soon, if we define conception as the moment the sperm meets the egg, leading to successful implantation of the embryo in the uterus. The home pregnancy test detects HCG in the urine, which means the HCG is coming from the location of the implanted embryo in the uterus. This means test is positive some time after implantation. ...Read more

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Can a doctors pregnancy test detect pregnancy, 4 days after conception?

Can a doctors pregnancy test detect pregnancy, 4 days after conception?

No: It takes about 7-10 days from conception to implantation. Pregnancy test turns positive a few days later. It is usually preferable to wait till you miss a period to do blood test for pregnancy. ...Read more

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How soon can a blood test detect pregnancy?

How soon can a blood test detect pregnancy?

Soon: You can get a blood test with same day results and they can be reliable 1 to 2 days before your missed menses. I do not like to do pregnancy tests too early. Several women have biochemical pregnancies that do not grow and get a normal period 1 to 2 days later. So, my suggestion is that you do your blood test when you miss your period. ...Read more

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How early can a scan detect pregnancy?

How early can a scan detect pregnancy?

Around 5 weeks: Very early changes may be seen by 5 weeks but fetal heart activity will reliably be seen by 7 weeks (on transvaginal scans). ...Read more

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How early can you take a pregnacy test..

How early can you take a pregnacy test..

4 days: 4 days from the presumed day when fecundation occured.So anytime 1 week from last sexual intercourse. ...Read more

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How soon after ovulation can a home pregnancy test be taken?

How soon after ovulation can a home pregnancy test be taken?

Could be: A home pregnancy test should be reliable 2 or maybe 3 days before your expected period. The longer you wait the less likely to get false positive/negative results. ...Read more

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How early after conception can you detect hCG for pregnancy?

How early after conception can you detect hCG for pregnancy?

Accuracy: Modern urine pregnancy tests sold in drugstores are very accurate when used properly. Most report accuracy as early as the first day after your first missed period. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy test still detect pregnancy prior to scheduled menstruation?

Yes, but: A blood test and occasionally urine test may be positive before the scheduled period, however a negative test before a missed period does not exclude pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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