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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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I am 10 days past iui today. Beta is scheduled for Friday. I tested negative with a home pregnancy test today. I didn't use fmu. Is it accurate?

I am 10 days past iui today. Beta is scheduled for Friday. I tested negative with a home pregnancy test today. I didn't use fmu. Is it accurate?

Wait for Beta hcg: You're just going to drive yourself crazy testing early. I know fertility struggles are so hard, but please just wait for your Beta hcg test on Friday! ...Read more

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What is the best home pregnancy test to use?

What is the best home pregnancy test to use?

They are similar: I would just bu the one y can afford. They are all very similar. ...Read more

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After 9week it will be better to use home pregnancy test?

After 9week it will be better to use home pregnancy test?

It will be positive: By nine weeks after the last menstrual period (meaning 9 weeks pregnant), a home pregnancy test will be positive. They are usually positive by 4-5 weeks after the last menstrual period. ...Read more

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My doctors do not regularly test blood unless absolutely necessary. Is there a good home pregnancy test I can use that would give me reliable results?

My doctors do not regularly test blood unless absolutely necessary. Is there a good home pregnancy test I can use that would give me reliable results?

For sure: I admit I do not know what products are available in the UK, but in the US all drug stores carry good reliable home pregnancy tests. I'd be fairly certain this is true in the UK as well: I suggest go to a pharmacy and browse the shelves. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting positive home pregnancy test but negative urine and blood pregnant test. Last time I had sex was in February.. I use BC?

Why do I keep getting positive home pregnancy test but negative urine and blood pregnant test. Last time I had sex was in February.. I use BC?

Why are you testing?: The bigger question is why you would be wasting time and energy on pregnancy testing when you are on birth control and there has been no new exposure to semen? You are not pregnant. No reason to keep testing when there is no new chance of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Had C-section 9/19. Normal period nov8 and dec18. Use condoms regularly. Took 6 at home pregnancy test all negative. Have not gotten period since dec

Had C-section 9/19. Normal period nov8 and dec18. Use condoms regularly. Took 6 at home pregnancy test all negative. Have not gotten period since dec

Anovulation: Please stop wasting money on pregnancy tests. You used condoms. There was no sperm. You are not pregnant. But, for some reason you have stopped ovulating. Given it is now two cycles you may want to ask your gynecologist if they want to do done testing or give you medicine to get your cycles started. ...Read more

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22 year old sexually active (I use condoms as protection). Last period lasted 12 days. I'm 7 days late on my next period. Home pregnancy test negative?

22 year old sexually active (I use condoms as protection). Last period lasted 12 days. I'm 7 days late on my next period. Home pregnancy test negative?

Test again: Depending on the pattern of use, condoms are known to have a failure rate of about 20%/yr. Some women just skip a period once and awhile, but pregnancy is still a possibility.The urine pregnancy test can be falsely negative early in pregnancy, but become more reliable later. ...Read more

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Off birthcontrol for 3 months after 2 years of use, missed period but light brown/red spotting and negative home pregnancy test. What is going on?

Off birthcontrol for 3 months after 2 years of use, missed period but light brown/red spotting and negative home pregnancy test. What is going on?

Usually ok: You've determined the most serious cause - pregnancy. Were your periods always regular before you took birth control? If you were irregular before, you are just going back to your "normal" pattern. If not, usually stress, either emotional or physical, is usually the culprit in making you miss a period. It will usually return to normal within a few months. ...Read more

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How can a home pregnancy test work?

How can  a home pregnancy test work?

Hcg: Home urine pregnancy tests measure levels of the beta subunit of the human Chorionic Gonadotropin hormone. It becomes present in the body once implantation of a fertilized egg has occurred. ...Read more

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How do I make a home pregnancy test?

How do I make a home pregnancy test?

Do not try: It would be far more expensive than buying one from the drug store. ...Read more

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How acurate is a home pregnancy test?

How acurate is a home pregnancy  test?

Very Accurate: Truth is, many of the over-the-counter pregnancy tests are as good (sensitive and specific) as our urine pregnancy tests in the ER and hospital. No need to get another one at the doctor's office for an uncomplicated pregnancy check. ...Read more

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When can I have a home pregnancy test?

When can I have a home pregnancy test?

Best done: Home pregnancy tests are best done around the time when the expected period would be. They accuracy of they test goes up the further away from this date, so it may be prudent to repeat a hpt in a week if it is negative initially. ...Read more

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When can i trust a home pregnancy test?

When can i trust a home pregnancy test?

If a late period...: A urine pregnancy test done correctly will give a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or when conception might have happened) 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 therefore lead to a repeat test. If a woman has her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and the test is not needed yet. ...Read more

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How do I interpret a home pregnancy test?

How do I interpret a home pregnancy test?

Read the box: Home pregnancy tests have several benefits. They can be done with quick results and in the privacy of your own home. There are two outcomes for hpts. Either pregnant or not pregnant. Read the box on how to interpret the results. Some tests say "yes" or "no". Others say "+" or "-" or "pregnant" or "not pregnant". ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Home Pregnancy Test (Definition)

Any one of several kits available to the public. They rely on a colorimetric reaction that, in the presence of at least 25 miu hcg, will indicate positivity ...Read more