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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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How long can you read a pregnancy test?

How long can you read a pregnancy test?

Check the package: Insert. The manufacturers of the tests define the time to read the test. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to take pregnancy test?

How long should I wait to take pregnancy test?

3 weeks after sex: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. 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. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test?

How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test?

After missed period: It is generally better to do home test 4-5 days after a missed period. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the package carefully. The test may be positive sooner, but a negative test at an earlier date does not rule out pregnancy. You may get a blood test, as soon as one day after a missed period. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test ?

How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test ?

AS SOON AS : You feel the need to know? Missed period, your test can become positive within 3-5 days. Test your first morning urine, since it is the most concentrated. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to take another pregnancy test?

How long should I wait to take another pregnancy test?

When : When did you take the first? Where are you in your cycle? ...Read more

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How long should II wait before getting a pregnancy test?

Same Day as miss: You can do a pregnancy test the very same day as you were expecting your period, & it should be positive if you are pregnant. If the test is negative, & you don't have a period in a week, it would be reasonable to test again. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wait until I take a pregnancy test?

How long do I need to wait until I take a pregnancy test?

After missed period: Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home test should be done about 5 days after a missed period. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. ...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