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How long can you be pregnant with out knowing and you took test that came back negative?

How long can you be pregnant with out knowing and you took test that came back negative?

Would retake the: home pregnancy test in a week if you have already missed your period. Some women who don't test can be pregnant for many months without knowing it. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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If you can still be pregnant and have a period, when is the best time to take a pregnancy test? i have two hpt, and im hoping for negative results.

If you can still be pregnant and have a period, when is the best time to take a pregnancy test?  i have two hpt, and im hoping for negative results.

No, not at that time: A woman cannot get her normal regular period and be pregnant at the same time. However, she can get pregnant a week or two after her normal period. If she has some spotting or light bleeding that doesn't look like her normal regular period, she can check a urine pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) to see if she is pregnant. ...Read more

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Can someone still get a positive pregnancy test after a tubal liguation. How long after can they test to have a positive test.

Can someone still get a positive pregnancy test after a tubal liguation. How long after can they test to have a positive test.

Tubals can fail: Just like after a vasectomy, failure rates are less than 1% but still can occur at any time. A pregnancy test will turn positive about two weeks after actual conception. ...Read more

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How can you be pregnant and still get a period?

How can you be pregnant and still get a period?

Implantation bleed: Up to 30% of pregnant women will bleed at the time of their expected periods because the baby as implanted into the womb. This gives the impression of a period when it's not. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a negative pregnancy test for long and still be pregnant?

Is it possible to have a negative pregnancy test for long and still be pregnant?

Anything's possible: The number one cause of a missed period in a woman who normally has monthly periods is pregnancy, so it it smart to have done home pregnancy tests. Home pregnancy tests are sometimes falsely negative, if it is too early in the pregnancy for enough hormone to be passed into the urine. I recommend seeing your family physician, who can perform a blood test for pregnancy ; help evaluate why the change. ...Read more

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If you have a positive from ovulation test how many times a day can you have a positive?

If you have a positive from ovulation test how many times a day can you have a positive?

Once a day is fine: The opks are designed to be used once a day. Once the kit is positive, you will likely ovulate a day or two later. You cannot figure out exactly when you ovulate from these kits. ...Read more

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Can you still be pregnant with a period and how would you know ?

Can you still be pregnant with a period and how would you know ?

No: There are many different causes of bleeding during pregnancy such as threatened miscarriage, partial separation of the placenta and even infection or inflammation of the cervix. This may mimic a menses but is not considered a period. If you have bleeding during pregnancy you should contact your md. ...Read more

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Can you get a positive pregnancy test and then get a negative but still be pregnant?

Yes...: So it's best for you to see an ob/gyn doctor immediately for confirmation one way or the other. Remember that if there is any chance you could be pregnant, avoid drinking alcohol or taking any medications unless cleared by your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you have a period and still be pregnant?

Can you have a period and still be pregnant?

Pregnancy: As I am sure you know the answer is no. You cannot have a normal period and be pregnant. Now there are some instances where there is spotting or minor bleeding early in pregnancy. ...Read more

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If you have a positive pregnancy test and think its chemical pregnancy, how long do you wait to retest?

Terminology: Chemical pregnancy is term used retrospectively for a pregnancy that is lost soon after implantation. If you did the test correctly after a missed period, you are pregnant. If you get your period in a few days, you could call it chemical pregnancy. You may retest any time you wish. ...Read more

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How much time after a missed period can you be sure that a negative pregnancy test is really negative?

How much time after a missed period can you be sure that a negative pregnancy test is really negative?

One week : Home urine pregnancy tests are sensitive especially if done on the first morning urine. If the specimen is collected later in day, urine more diluted and can be a false negative. Can usually see a positive by third day after missed period. To be safe I'd recheck at one week. ...Read more

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How would it be possible to have four negative pregnancy tests and still feel pregnant?

Hysteria: Many perimenopausal pateints have hormonal symptoms they do not understand. Avoid the drama and make an appointment with your doctor to explain the life changes you are experiencing. Also read about menopause and see if you identify with any of the issues. Stay calm. ...Read more