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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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After a missed period, how quickly can you take a pregnancy test?

After a missed period, how quickly can you take a pregnancy test?

Pregnancy: If you have regular cycles, a pregnancy test will be positive soon after your missed period. Still, as you get older, you may have more irregular cycles, have anovulatory cycles, or stop having periods entirely. Still, i would check a pregnancy test if you are concerned at all. ...Read more

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How quickly after intercourse can you take a pregnancy test?

How quickly after intercourse can you take a pregnancy test?

2 days before period: It does not matter when you had intercourse, it matters when you ovulated and when your period is expected. A home test is reliable roughly 2 days before the expected period, I suggest doing one then, and good luck. ...Read more

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When can you take a pregnancy test?

When can you take a pregnancy test?

10 days: 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. ...Read more

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When should you take a pregnancy test?

When should you take a pregnancy test?

Hpt: If you have been sexually active and have missed your period then you can go ahead and take a home pregnancy test (HPT) now. If negative and still no period would repeat HPT in a week. Take care. ...Read more

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How soon can you take a pregnancy test?

How soon can you take a pregnancy test?

After missed period: You can take it sooner, but the results, if negative, are unreliable. Positive results mean you are pregnant, but if you have your period, the fertilized egg may have been shed too. Better to take after a missed period. ...Read more

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When can you take a pregnancy test if you are irregular?

About 20 days: After sex. You may take hpt 15-20 days after the episode of sex you think may have resulted in pregnancy. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. ...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