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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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

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