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Dr. Ira Katz
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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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Can you take a pregnancy test if you are spotting and 5 days late?

Can you take a pregnancy test if you are spotting and 5 days late?

Yes: Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. Try to avoid blood contamination of the urine that would use for the test. ...Read more

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How many days after a late/pissed period should you take a pregnancy test?

How many days after a late/pissed period should you take a pregnancy test?

At the time of: The missed period test should be +, a blood test defintely would be + at teh time of the missed period, at your age you can start skipping periods, your gyn can do blood work to see if you are peri-menopausal and other tests like an ultrasound to make sure nothing strange is going on. ...Read more

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How many days late (of your period) should you take a pregnancy test?

How many days late (of your period) should you take a pregnancy test?

1 week: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early such as less than 2 weeks after conception. ...Read more

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How soon after something happens should you take a pregnancy test? I was on the 18th day of my cycle, I'm on my 21st day now. My period is late.

How soon after something happens should you take a pregnancy test? I was on the 18th day of my cycle, I'm on my 21st day now. My period is late.

Pregnancy?: Urine pregnancy test becomes positive only after the fertilized egg has arrived inside the uterus and implanted into the uterus and then sent enough amounts of hCG, also called pregnancy hormone, into your blood stream and from there into the urine. About 12-19 days after ovulation. It basically depends on timing of implantation, HCG level in blood and urine and sensitivity of test being used. ...Read more

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Should I take a pregnancy test after being 20 days late but started 3 days ago

Should I take a pregnancy test after being 20 days late but started 3 days ago

Don’t guess.: Take a test.  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

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