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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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What causes different answers on a pregnancy test result?

What causes different answers on a pregnancy test result?

Titer borderline: When you get a Pregnant test uncertain mostly due to your HCG titer in the gray zone and the best way is repoeat the test couple of days later Good luck ...Read more

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What does it mean when a pregnancy test result appears right away?

What does it mean when a pregnancy test result appears right away?

Lots of HCG: A quicker response means a higher level of pregnancy hormone (hcg), which would be the case in an advanced pregnancy, multiple gestation (twins or more), or in a molar pregnancy (an abnormal condition). ...Read more

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Is a pregnancy test result 23 days after sex reliable ? Took it and it said negative.

Is a pregnancy test result 23 days after sex reliable ? Took it and it said negative.

Preg. test negative?: Urine pregnancy tests depend on implantation of a fertilized egg, so "23 days" after unprotected sex depends on when the test is taken. To be certain obtain a serum test (HCG) from your healthcare provider if your period is delayed from normal. It is very accurate, and urine :over the counter": tests are not always reliable. ...Read more

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Does being on your period affect a pregnancy test result?

Does being on your period affect a pregnancy test result?

Yes: Because if you are on actual period then you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Can steroid injections for bad back affect a pregnancy test result?

Can steroid injections for bad back affect a pregnancy test result?

No, : If its positive it's not because of the steroid injection. Good luck, start on some Folic Acid at 1 mg or a prenatal vitamin. Get seen, throwing up not good for the back. If that's the case. ...Read more

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Can zoladex (goserelin) affect the accuracy of a pregnancy test result?

Can zoladex (goserelin) affect the accuracy of a pregnancy test result?

May be: You should be using birth control if on this drug. See the site below for more information, http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000011/. ...Read more

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How valid is a pregnancy test result if you are on birth control?

How valid is a pregnancy test result if you are on birth control?

Unlikely: Birth control will not likely change the accuracy of a pregnancy test. If you ovulate while on birth control pills (which can happen, but is unlikely) the timing of your period is likely to be different, and that can make a pregnancy test a little more challenging to know when to do. But the test will be accurate. ...Read more

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Can taking antibiotics mess up a pregnancy test result?

Can taking antibiotics mess up a pregnancy test result?

Not likely: Antibody based tests for HCG detection are specific enough to be not affected by antibiotics. If the results of urine test are inconclusive, you should see your doctor for a blood test. ...Read more

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Hi doc, last month and until now im not having my menstruation cycle i got a pregnancy test result but it was negative what should i do??

Hi doc, last month and until now im not having my menstruation cycle i got a pregnancy test result but it was negative what should i do??

Wait it out: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx ...Read more

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Invalid pregnancy test result. How come?

Invalid pregnancy test result. How come?

Invalid preg test?: Urine pregnancy tests can be "too early" to be valid. You need to be at least 5 days past your expected period. Urine also needs to be 1st of the morning (concentrated) to be valid. ...Read more

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How likely is it that my pregnancy test result was accurate?

How likely is it that my pregnancy test result was accurate?

Technique & timing: Pregnancy tests are accurate provide the test is done properly and at the right time. For optimum results you should wait 4-5 days after a missed period, use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the package carefully. ...Read more

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What are the chances my pregnancy test result was inaccurate?

What are the chances my pregnancy test result was inaccurate?

Depends: It depends on how far along you are in pregnancy plus some tests have a higher false positive and negative rate. But if you do a couple of positive tests then you are likely pregnant, it is important to recognize that it takes a little while, usually 2 weeks, after conception before a urine pregnancy test is positive. ...Read more

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What are the chances my urine pregnancy test result was accurate?

What are the chances my urine pregnancy test result was accurate?

It depends on test: Each company that makes a urine pregnancy test has a level(sensitivity) at which the test will convert to positive which is not zero so as to avoid false positive tests. That information is usually printed on the insert inside or on the box.Most tests convert to positive after a woman has missed her period by 5 to 14 days. ...Read more

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My pregnancy test result showed one red line, what does it mean?

Depends: A positive test has two bands. One band means either a negative test or an invalid test. Please read the package insert as the position of the colored band determines if it is a negative test of an unreliable test. ...Read more

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My pregnancy test result was faint positive what does it mean??I tested 2 times and the result was clear negative and 3rd time I got faint positive.

My pregnancy test result was faint positive what does it mean??I tested 2 times and the result was clear negative and 3rd time I got faint positive.

Tested too soon?: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine 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 positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy test ahowing faint positive result is an evaporation line?when i took my test result was -ve,after several hrs it was faint +ve,prego?

Does pregnancy test ahowing faint positive result is an evaporation line?when i took my test result was -ve,after several hrs it was faint +ve,prego?

You tell us: Only you know which brand of test you have and what the specific instructions say about the timing of reading the results. It sounds like when you were following the instructions you were not pregnant and the test was a valid one. After the test time frame is accomplished you throw it away. You don't keep it and keep reading it as if a different result will appear. ...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