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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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How long does it take after your first missed period for over-the-counter pregnancy tests to give an accurate result?

How long does it take after your first missed period for over-the-counter pregnancy tests to give an accurate result?

See Below: Home pregnancy tests can show positive as early as 3-4 days after implantation. Implantation generally occurs 6-12 days after ovulation. So if the egg was fertilized right at ovulation and you used the most sensitive home test it could be positive at 9 days. On average it is 13-14 days after fertilization/ovulation when it is positive. So, we recommend about 5-6 days after your period is missed. ...Read more

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When's the best time to take a pregnancy test and can you get a positive reading if taken a day before expected period?

When's the best time to take a pregnancy test and  can you get a positive reading if taken a day before expected period?

Depends: The sensitivity of the pregnancy tests available in market is different.But if you are pregnant , the test will be positive at this time.Best thing is to wait for 2 wks to do a test after missed period. ...Read more

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When is the soonest you can take a home pregnancy test?

When is the soonest you can take a home pregnancy test?

Home preganacy test: Most home pregnancy test now allow you to take it as soon as 5 days before your missed period. ...Read more

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What is the soonest you can take a pregnancy test after having sex? I don't want to wait for a missed period to take a test; when is it reliable?

What is the soonest you can take a pregnancy test after having sex? I don't want to wait for a missed period to take a test; when is it reliable?

Pregnancy test: You should wait at least until your period is due or a few days late for more accurate results. If you test to early you may get a false negative test. Take care! ...Read more

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How soon after sex can I take a first response pregnancy test? How soon can I take a pregnancy test other than this kind?

How soon after sex can I take a first response pregnancy test? How soon can I take a pregnancy test other than this kind?

FIRST RESPONSE Early: Result pregnancy test  is reported to detect HCG up to 6 days before your anticipated period. Standard home pregnancy tests are usually used once a period is missed or thereafter. ...Read more

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When is the best time to take a home pregnancy test and get an accurate result?

When is the best time to take a home pregnancy test and get an accurate  result?

After missed period: You should do the test 4-5 days after a missed period. if the result is negative repeat the test in 5-4 days, unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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When would be a good time to take a pregnancy test after conception?

When would be a good time to take a pregnancy test after conception?

After missed period.: If your period is even one day late, you can expect 90% sensitivity of the urine pregnancy test in diagnosing an early pregnancy. That goes up to 99-100% a week later. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck! ...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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When is the best time to take a home pregnancy test?

When is the best time to take a home pregnancy test?

1st urine of the AM: The best time to do a urinary pregnancy test is with the first urine of the morning. This is when the concentration of the beta HCG is highest. ...Read more

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How long you should wait to take a pregnancy test to get accurate results?

How long you should wait to take a pregnancy test to get accurate results?

1 week late: Home pregnancy tests generally become positive when you're about 1 week late with respect to your period. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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How long before you can take an at-home pregnancy test after conception for it to be accurate?

How long before you can take an at-home pregnancy test after conception for it to be accurate?

Pregnancy: At the first missed period if you are regular.Sometimes it may need to be repeated a few days later if the results are not 100 % clear. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a home urine pregnancy test to be accurate?

How long does it take for a home urine pregnancy test to be accurate?

Varies: Pregnancy tests will be positive depending on how sensitive they are to the HCG hormone. Implantation occurs seven to nine days after fertilization. Hcg hormone starts to be produced and can be measured a few days after implantation. ...Read more

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What is the earliest you can take a pregnancy test after a miscarriage?

What is the earliest you can take a pregnancy test after a miscarriage?

1 month: Pregnancy hormone can stay in your body for a month or more depending on the miscarriage and how much and when tissue passed. If its been a month after all tissue has passed, you can probably rely on the pregnancy test. To be sure, serial blood tests with HCG levels can be more accurate. ...Read more

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How early after ovulation can you take a pregnancy test and get an accurate result?

How early after ovulation can you take a pregnancy test and get an accurate result?

About 2 weeks: It is best to wait 2 weeks after ovulation to check a pregnancy test, though it is possible it may come out positive a few days before then. ...Read more

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How long does it take after conception for an at home pregnancy test to read positive?

How long does it take after conception for an at home pregnancy test to read positive?

HCG testing : After conception the fertilized egg travels for about 5 days, down the fallopian tubes, before implanting in the uterus.During this time tests will be negative .After implantation begins, at about 10 days post conception( fertilization) urine tests start turning positive.Serum blood test may be positive 1-3 days before a urine test. Good luck ...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