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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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Can a pregnancy test hCG be used twice?

Can a pregnancy test hCG be used twice?

No: Once you have used a home pregnancy kit, it cannot be reused. Hcg can be tested in different tubes of blood -- but I am not sure that is what you are asking. ...Read more

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Took pregnancy test hCG and is negative and it is one day late. What is happening?

Took pregnancy test hCG and is negative and it is one day late.  What is happening?

Normal??: Too early to decide if you are pregnant or not. Menstrual periods are normally not ruled by a stop watch. Did you use any form of contraception? Wait one more week and the repeat the test. If still negative after another week then consult with your ob-gyn. ...Read more

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0.11 of beta hCG on qualitative pregnancy test. One month since last intercouse. Can i still be pregnant?

0.11 of beta hCG on qualitative pregnancy test. One month since last intercouse. Can i still be pregnant?

Pregnancy: Most likely not, i recommend to repeat b-hcg and follow up with your provider to make sure no ectopic (tubal ) pregnancy. ...Read more

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I got a ? on a first response pregnancy test. does that mean there is still hcg present but not enough for a positive result?

I got a ? on a first response pregnancy test. does that mean there is still hcg present but not enough for a positive result?

Mommy,AreWeThereYet?: Maybe it means that you are pregnant and the baby has a question for you.Or,according to their instructions,it means there was an error in the test and that they want you to do the test again.Tests of various kinds often have to be repeated for that reason,a glitch in the mechanics of the test,or a faulty sample.But I kinda like the first idea.Think about what questions your baby might ask you ...Read more

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Is it true that hCG sometimes doesn't show up on a pregnancy test till your 6-7 weeks i'm late over a wk but test was negative?

Is it true that hCG sometimes doesn't show up on a pregnancy test till your 6-7 weeks i'm late over a wk but test was negative?

Not likely: The current tests for HCG are quite sensitive and a properly done test, after a week of missed period, will be positive, if the woman is pregnant. You may wish to see your doctor for a blood test and may be an ultrasound exam. ...Read more

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Even technically pregnant until 3 weeks and you don't start producing hCG until then so could that be why my pregnancy test are negative?

Even technically pregnant until 3 weeks and you don't start producing hCG until then so could that be why my pregnancy test are negative?

I don't understand: precisely what you are asking, but hCG is produced and detectable by 10-12 days after fertilization, which also means roughly 2-3 days before you'd expect your period in a 28-day cycle. If you test negative at this time, you are not pregnant. Hope this helps. ...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