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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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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Should I take a pregnancy test after being 20 days late but started 3 days ago

Should I take a pregnancy test after being 20 days late but started 3 days ago

Don’t guess.: Take a test.  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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I'm five days late for my cycle should I take a pregnancy test?

I'm five days late for my cycle should I take a pregnancy test?

Yes: Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for test carefully, including reading the result within the prescribed time frame. ...Read more

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Should I take a pregnancy test? My period is 2 days late.

Should I take a pregnancy test? My period is 2 days late.

Go ahead: If you are a day late on a regular period this test will be accurate. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Period is 4 days late, when should I take a pregnancy test?

Period is 4 days late, when should I take a pregnancy test?

Soon: 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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Five days late, brownish pink spotting with mild cramping could I be pregnant? Should I take a pregnancy test

Five days late, brownish pink spotting with mild cramping could I be pregnant? Should I take a pregnancy test

Yes: It is time do to a home pregnancy test. If it is negative, re do it in 3-4 days if you do not get a period by then. 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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I took Plan B 2x in a cycle, the 1st around 5 days into my cycle and the 2nd a week later. Period is 3 days late. When can I take a pregnancy test?

I took Plan B 2x in a cycle, the 1st around 5 days into my cycle and the 2nd a week later. Period is 3 days late. When can I take a pregnancy test?

Any day after missed: Period, and reliable if result is positive; however, if the result is negative, it is more reliable if done 7 days after the expected missed period, and also if done on a first morning urine or somewhat concentrated urine specimen ...Read more

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I had unprotected 2 days before I get my period and now I am 3 days late is that possible im pregnant? When can I take a pregnancy test?

I had unprotected 2 days before I get my period and now I am 3 days late is that possible im pregnant? When can I take a pregnancy test?

See below: Purchase a home pregnancy test. They turn positive by the time you'd start your next expected period. If negative, repeat in 1 week and call your doctor. ...Read more

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I am 27 days late for my period the last period started on Dec 8th. Should I take a pregnancy test or wait for my next scheduled period 02.03.16.

I am 27 days late for my period the last period started on Dec 8th. Should I take a pregnancy test or wait for my next scheduled period 02.03.16.

Pregnancy diagnosis: A woman is fertile from five days before ovulation to the 24 hours after ovulation. Ovulation can occur as early as eight days after the first day of the last menstrual period

Common sign and symptoms of pregnancy are missing a period, nausea/vomiting, fatigue, breast tenderness.

Almost all pregnant women will have a positive urine pregnancy test one week after the first day of a missed period. ...Read more

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My period came 3 days late, that only lasted for about almost 2 days, when can I take a pregnancy test... Conception about exactly 2 1/2 weeks ago.

My period came 3 days late, that only lasted for about almost 2 days, when can I take a pregnancy test... Conception about exactly 2 1/2 weeks ago.

Take a test: 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. Since you had a period I don't think you are pregnant. ...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