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How early can you take a blood pregnancy test?

How early can you take a blood pregnancy test?

More reliable if...: A urine pregnancy test can be taken any time, but it gives a reliable result about 3 weeks after sex (when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. ...Read more

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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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Doctor took blood and stated that i may be in early pregnancy but would like to take another blood test next week. Can i assume I am pregnant?

Doctor took blood and stated that i may be in early pregnancy but would like to take another blood test next week. Can i assume I am pregnant?

Yes: Your physician wants to make sure that your pregnancy progresses in the right direction. At this early stage keep the news for yourself until your doctor confirms normal pregnancy. ...Read more

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Last period 14.05. Today 14.06, haven't had my period, home pregnancy is negative. Could hCG be low cause of early pregnancy? When to take blood test?

Last period 14.05. Today 14.06, haven't had my period, home pregnancy is negative. Could hCG be low cause of early pregnancy? When to take blood test?

Early pregnancy: As I am answering this question, it is august 21. Have you had periods since june? If not and you're pregnant, pregnancy test would definitely be +. If no period and pregnancy test is negative, then look for another cause. ...Read more

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Is it possible to take a pregnancy blood test to soon and still get a negative result?

Is it possible to take a pregnancy blood test to soon and still get a negative result?

Yes: Blood tests can be done soon after conception (8-9 days after). It's best to wait until after your first missed period to test with he urine pregnancy tests. Be sure to accurately follow the directions to get a valid result. Other causes of false negative tests are not using first urine of the morning and drinking too much water before testing. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a negative blood test in early pregnancy?

What are the chances of a negative blood test in early pregnancy?

Very low: It depends on how "early" you are referring to, but generally, the blood test for pregnancy is very accurate with a very low false negative rate. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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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