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How can I determine if I'm pregnant with taking a test? What are some early symptoms?

How can I determine if I'm pregnant with taking a test? What are some early symptoms?

Pregnancy symptoms: Symptoms of pregnancy include missing a period, nausea and vomiting, breast tenderness, urinary frequency, feeling of extreme fatigue, to mention a few. However, some women have no symptoms at all. A pregnancy test, which can be purchased over the counter at the drug store is the best way to determine whether you are pregnant or not. Just follow the instructions. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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Tried to get pregnant on 08/27. Is it too early to determine if I am? If so, what date should I take a test?

Tried to get pregnant on 08/27. Is it too early to determine if I am? If so, what date should I take a test?

Pregnancy test: Newer urine pregnancy tests can detect a pregnancy several days before the missed cycle. However, don't be discouraged if negative. Check again at the time of your expected next cycle and that would be more accurate. Good luck. ...Read more

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What kind of folk remedy-diagnostics tests were used to determine pregnancy.?

What kind of folk remedy-diagnostics tests were used to determine pregnancy.?

None that work: Throughout human history many odd and strange techniques were used to try and determine pregnancy. None work. Until the invention of home pregnancy tests none were accurate. Fortunately now anyone who wants to know if they are pregnant can just buy a 99 cent test at the pharmacy. ...Read more

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What causes a blood test to determine pregnancy?

What causes a blood test to determine pregnancy?

See your Physician: He will order HCG quantitave pregnancy test which is very accurate, . ...Read more

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Can blood tests determine pregancy at 2-3weeks pregnant?

Yes: Yes. Blood tests can pick up pregnancy very early. Sometimes as early as 7-10 days from conception. Important to remember that most women don't know exactly when conception actually occurred. Also, blood and urine tests only tell you of pregnancy. A single test does not assure a normal pregnancy or even normal location (could be ectopic - out of uterus). ...Read more

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When is d best time to take a pregnancy test to determine if you pregnant?

When is d best time to take a pregnancy test to determine if you pregnant?

When pregnant: I am sort of kidding -- but in general, a blood test is positive about 7-10 days after conception, while a urine test is a couple weeks later. If you think you may be pregnant, about 2 - 3 weeks after your last menstrual period is a potential positive. Good luck. ...Read more

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9 days late never late. 2 negative tests. Would a blood test be able to determine if I'm pregnant or not?

9 days late never late. 2 negative tests. Would a blood test be able to determine if I'm pregnant or not?

Definitely yes: A home test is reliable 1-2 days before the expected period. If the test is negative you are not pregnant. Usually due to a late or missed ovulation, see if the next period comes when expected. Good wishes. ...Read more

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When trying to determine if you are pregnant which is a better method a box test or blood test? Can a box be neg and you really are pregnant?

When trying to determine if you are pregnant which is a better method a box test or blood test? Can a box be neg and you really are pregnant?

Pregnancy Tests: One kit, the first response early result pregnancy test, emerged as the most reliable and sensitive test. "it detected HCG at concentrations as low as 6.5 miu/ml (thousandths of an international unit per milliliter) - that's almost sensitive enough to detect any pregnancy soon after implantation, " consumer reports wrote. "most other kits were far less sensitive ". ...Read more

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Can an hCG test determine how long I have been pregnant?

Can an hCG test determine how long I have been pregnant?

It helps: A quantitative pregnancy test (that gives a number result rather than just yes/no) can give some idea of how far pregnant, but it's not commonly used in that way. It may be used if there is a question of an abnormal pregnancy such as a tubal pregnancy or miscarriage. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy test determine when your pregnant in two months even though it is not your first urine in that day? Thankyou :)

Can pregnancy test determine when your pregnant in two months even though it is not your first urine in that day? Thankyou :)

Yes: First morning urine is usually more concentrated and provides a positive result earlier. However urine from any time of the day will give a positive result if HCG level is high enough as it is likely to be at two months. ...Read more

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What produces "early pregnancy factor" (epf) in the blood 24-48 hours after fertilization? Why isn't this type of test used to determine pregnancy?

What produces "early pregnancy factor" (epf) in the blood 24-48 hours after fertilization? Why isn't this type of test used to determine pregnancy?

Immune system: Moms immune system produces epf in response to signals from the early embryo. It's not used to determine pregnancy because false positive and false negative rates are too high to be clinically useful. ...Read more

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I understand that I can only determine if I am pregnant by taking a test, but what are my chances if I used a condom combined with withdrawl method?

I understand that I can only determine if I am pregnant by taking a test, but what are my chances if I used a condom combined with withdrawl method?

Condoms leak: Condoms leak and fail even prior to ejaculation so pregnancy is still possible. If you are mature enough at age 17 to have sexual intercourse, you are mature enough to obtain contraception for yourself and not rely on your partner, as you are the one who will suffer the consequences of "failure" and baby carrying & caregiving with life interruption. ...Read more

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Could drinking to much water determine the results of the pregnancy test?

Could drinking to much water determine the results of the pregnancy test?

Not very much: 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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My girlfriend has been delayed for more than one month, she doesn't wan't to have a pregnancy test. How can I determine if she's pregnant?

My girlfriend has been delayed for more than one month, she doesn't wan't to have a pregnancy test. How can I determine if she's pregnant?

So a test: The best thing is to get over the denial and find out for sure by doing a test. If she still won't, well, if she delivers a baby in about 7-8 months you'll know. ...Read more

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What does a bhcg blood test determine besides pregnancy?

What does a bhcg blood test determine besides pregnancy?

Used in several ways: Free beta HCG can be used for screening first trimester pregnancies for fetal aneuploidy (e.g. Down syndrome), to diagnose ectopic pregnancy, to monitor molar pregnancy response to treatment with chemotherapy and as a tumor marker for some rare malignancies. ...Read more

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Can a pregnancy test determine if you will need a c section?

Can a pregnancy test determine if you will need a c section?

With 40% accuracy.: If you are pregnant in the us nowadays you face a ~40% cesarean section risk, so in that sense a positive pregnany test must prepare you for the possibility ahead, . ...Read more

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Can drinking too much water determine the results of the pregnancy test?

Can drinking too much water determine the results of the pregnancy test?

Not really: Drinking "too much" water, and I'm not really even sure what that means, could only potentially cause the pregnancy test to be negative if it is actually positive as there won't be enough HCG to trigger a positive result. The first urine of the day is usually the best time to do a pregnancy test as it is typically when a person's urine is the most concentrated. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do home pregnancy tests work? Where you urinate on the stick. How is it able to determine if you're pregnant from your urine?

How do home pregnancy tests work? Where you urinate on the stick. How is it able to determine if you're pregnant from your urine?

Preg test: It detects the pregnancy hormone hcg. However, it may not detect low levels of this hormone very well, so you should have a confirmatory blood beta HCG level in your doctors office. ...Read more

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How is hCG measured in blood pregnancy tests? How is the level/number determined?

Antibody to HCG: Antibodies to the beta chain of HCG are used to measure HCG in blood and urine. Blood levels of 5 units or higher are usually indicative of pregnancy. ...Read more

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My wife has just had a pregnancy test and has a HCG level of 7139 IU/L. Are you able to determine when conception was?

My wife has just had a pregnancy test and has a HCG level of 7139 IU/L. Are you able to determine when conception was?

Ultrasound: Sonograms are useful in estimating due date and conception date. Blood levels are not useful in date estimates ...Read more

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9 weeks pregnant and I don't feel pregnant, would hCG and progesterone test determine otherwise? I'm very worried.

Its ok: It is not unusual for women to carry pregnancy into their second trimester without having any complaints. It is normal.
Some women start to experience weight gain, nausea, bloating. ...Read more

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