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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen Dr. Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
43 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Victor Beshay Dr. Beshay
Fertility Medicine
16 years in practice
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
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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.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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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.

Dr. M. Jan Dr. Jan
Family Medicine
62 years in practice
University of the Punjab, King Edward Medical College
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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, .

Dr. Eldridge Burns Dr. Burns
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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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).

Dr. Lester Thompson Dr. Thompson
Pathology
29 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Gerard Honore Dr. Honore
Fertility Medicine
25 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Is there any kind of test to determine how many times a women got pregnant in her past? It me be a baby's birth or abortion?

Is there any kind of test to determine how many times a women got pregnant in her past? It me be a baby's birth or abortion?

Unknowable: Nope. There is no such test. But, you should provide such information to any medical professional serving you.

Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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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 ".

Dr. Paula Hillard Dr. Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology
40 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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.

Dr. Gerard Honore Dr. Honore
Fertility Medicine
25 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. L. Collins Dr. Collins
Gynecology
32 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Karen Butler Dr. Butler
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
Central University of the East School of Medicine (UCE)
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I am so confused due to the timing of events... right now despite negative pregnancy tests, I am still trying to determine if I am actually pregnant..

I am so confused due to the timing of events... right now despite negative pregnancy tests, I am still trying to determine if I am actually pregnant..

Your question?: Negative is negative. What is your question. Why do you think you are pregnant? Could have blood testing if that concerned

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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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.

Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Can a urine test determine if you are pregnant 5weeks after giving birth?

Can a urine test determine if you are pregnant 5weeks after giving birth?

????: U shouid not be pregnant 5 weeks after birth but u could have a + bhcg due to retained products or a a rare molar pregnancy.

Dr. Dustin Colegrove Dr. Colegrove
Internal Medicine
8 years in practice
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Bryan Kurtz Dr. Kurtz
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias Dr. Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
22 years in practice
National University of Athens Faculty of Medicine
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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.