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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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How long after a missed period can I take a pregnancy test?

How long after a missed period can I take a pregnancy test?

Immediately: If you have regular monthly cycles, a pregnancy test will be positive by the time your period is due. A pregnancy test is positive as early as ten days after conception - and conception occurs within 24 hours of ovulation. Since you ovulate about 14 days before your period, a pregnancy test could be positive about 4 days before your period is due. ...Read more

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How quickly following my missed period can I take a pregnancy test?

How quickly following my missed period can I take a pregnancy test?

Pregnant?: Pregnancy is always a possibility. Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test. They usually become positive when you're about a week late. If it's negative, repeat it in 1 week and see your doctor. ...Read more

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I took my second cycle of clomid (clomiphene) in the beginning of July. I still haven't got my period. Can I take a pregnancy test now?

I took my second cycle of clomid (clomiphene) in the beginning of July. I still haven't got my period. Can I take a pregnancy test now?

Yes: Yes, it has been long enough now that if you conceived from that Clomid (clomiphene), (clomiphene) your pregnancy test would be positive. If it's negative however there is a chance that even with Clomid (clomiphene) you did not ovulate. In that case you would need a course of progesterone (i.e. Prometrium) to get your next menses so you can start again. ...Read more

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6dpo i was due a period today when should I take a pregnancy test?

6dpo i was due a period today when should I take a pregnancy test?

Most of the time : Ovulation occurs 14 days prior to the anticipated period (not 6 days prior to period). ...Read more

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When should I take a pregnancy test my last period was feb 7th 2014?

When should I take a pregnancy test my last period was feb 7th 2014?

Pregnancy test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. You could take a test a few days before your period is due. Always use contraception if you want to avoid pregnancy. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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


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