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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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Does it matter what time you take a first response pregnancy test or should you wait until morning?

Does it matter what time you take a first response pregnancy test or should you wait until morning?

Home Pregnancy: Tests are best done with the first morning urine as it is more concentrated and is more likely to have a higher concentration of HCG. That being said, you could take the test anytime. If it is positive, yippee. If negative, then recheck with first morning. ...Read more

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How long does it take the 10,000 hCG trigger shot to leave your system befor I can take a first response pregnancy test?

How long does it take the 10,000 hCG trigger shot to leave your system befor I can take a first response pregnancy test?

HCG: 10,000 units: The 10,000 units of HCG will stimulate ovulation, and will remain in your system for 7-10 days at least. If you do not have a period in three weeks after the shot, obtain a "quantitative" serum HCG test, and if elevated at that time will be positive for pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long after a missed period is a first response at home pregnancy test reliable?

How long after a missed period is a first response at home pregnancy test reliable?

Back to high school: If you were sexual during ovulation and got pregnant then testing starting the morning after the first day of a missed period should be valid. ...Read more

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Can a first response pregnancy test be wrong sometimes?

Can a first response pregnancy test be wrong sometimes?

FIRST RESPONSE Early: Esult pregnancy test is reported to detect HCG up to 6 days prior to your anticipated period. If your HCG level is not high enough - then you will not get a + result (even though you may be pregnant). In that situation you can repeat in a week using your first morning void. Take care. ...Read more

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What does a question mark on a first response pregnancy test mean?

FIRST RESPONSE Early: Result pregnancy test is reported to detect HCG up to 6 days prior to your anticipated period. A certain amount of HCG is required to trigger a + result for the test. A ? Means that the threshold was not met. Recommend you repeat in a week with the first morning void. ...Read more

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Just took a first response pregnancy test still negative what to do now?

Just took a first response pregnancy test still negative what to do now?

Repeat or see OB: If you have sx of pregnancy (nausea, breast tenderness, missed menses, fatigue, etc) repeat the test in a couple of days. Don't spend a fortune on tests, dollar store tests can be accurate but you get what you pay for (ie-not the most reliable...). If you want confirmation, see your doc or OB & get your morning urine checked since it's usually more concentrated & easier to see positive results. ...Read more

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I took a first response pregnancy test and a question mark showed up. What does that mean?

FIRST RESPONSE Early: Result pregnancy test is reported to detect HCG up to 6 days prior to your anticipated period. A certain amount of HCG is required to trigger a + result for the test. A ? Means that the threshold was not met. Recommend you repeat in a week with the first morning void. ...Read more

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My girlfriend took a first response pregnancy test just three days after. One dark line but other was only visible in certain lights. Is she pregnant?

My girlfriend took a first response pregnancy test just three days after. One dark line but other was only visible in certain lights. Is she pregnant?

Too soon: If the only time you had sex was 3 days prior to the test, it was too soon for a pregnancy to show up on the test. Some tests will turn falsely positive if left sitting and read at a later time. Be sure to follow the instructions on the package about when the test should be read. ...Read more

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If I take a first response pregnancy test 3 weeks after sex, can I be sure its accurate?

If I take a first response pregnancy test 3 weeks after sex, can I be sure its accurate?

More or less: If you do the test correctly, the results are likely to be accurate if the result is positive. If it is negative, you should repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How soon after sex can I take a first response pregnancy test? How soon can I take a pregnancy test other than this kind?

FIRST RESPONSE Early: Result pregnancy test  is reported to detect HCG up to 6 days before your anticipated period. Standard home pregnancy tests are usually used once a period is missed or thereafter. ...Read more

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Will a First Response pregnancy test give an accurate result about 5-6 weeks after sex? Even if I took it in the evening.

Will a First Response pregnancy test give an accurate result about 5-6 weeks after sex? Even if I took it in the evening.

Pregnancy test: Accuracy of pregnancy test is related to the day of ovulation. The average menstrual cycle is 28 days. Testing after 5 to 6 weeks will give an accurate result. Accuracy is better in the morning when the urine is most concentrated. ...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