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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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 do you wait to take a pregnancy test to be positive?

How long do you wait to take a pregnancy test to be positive?

Anytime you like: 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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How long should you wait to take a pregnancy test after you miss your period?

How long should you wait to take a pregnancy test after you miss your period?

Don't wait: Most over the counter urine pregnancy tests will already detect the level of HCG after you miss your period. Use your early morning urine as that is the most concentrated. Serum pregnancy tests will already detect pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long after sex should you wait to take a pregnancy test could you be pregnant 3 weeks after having sex?

How long after sex should you wait to take a pregnancy test could you be pregnant 3 weeks after having sex?

Missed period better: A home pregnancy test should be positive any time after you miss a period. If you are having irregular periods, I wouldn't trust a home pregnancy test until 4 weeks after having intercourse. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How long should you wait to take a pregnancy test from the last day you had unprotected sex? My periods are irregular! I just got off Depo-Provera on 7-24-14.

How long should you wait to take a pregnancy test from the last day you had unprotected sex? My periods are irregular! I just got off Depo-Provera on 7-24-14.

Pregnancy: Hi, usually if you had sex during Fertile time which is usually 11-16 days prior to the next period you could get pregnant,some home pregnancy tests are more sensitive and could detect pregnancy up to a wk prior to the next period, so you can purchase one of those or go to ur doctor's office and ask for blood B-HCG (possibly better result for you if period is irregular). Good luck. ...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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Could you describe how long should wait to take a pregnancy test?

Could you describe how long should wait to take a pregnancy test?

1 week late: Home pregnancy tests generally become positive when you're about 1 week late with respect to your period. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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How long after implsntation do I wait to take a pregnancy test ?

How  long after implsntation do I wait to take a pregnancy  test ?

Any time: Implantation occurs about 7 to 10 days after ovulation and a urine pregnancy test can be positive shortly after implantation. It is unlikely that you could know the precise time of implantation - so a good reference is to perform your pregnancy test at about the time your period should be due. If you are pregnant, the test will almost always be positive by then. ...Read more

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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