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Dr. John Landi
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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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Whats earliest to take a pregnancy test?

Whats earliest to take a pregnancy test?

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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Is it to take a pregnancy test the way it describes in the directions imporant?

Is it to take a pregnancy test the way it describes in the directions imporant?

Very important: If you wait quite a while to read the test result - it may show a + when it is infact -. Or there could be a urine evaporation line. Follow instructions exactly. ...Read more

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Is 8dpo to early to take a pregnancy test?

Is 8dpo to early to take a pregnancy test?

It IS kinda early: I wouldn't bother testing earlier than 11 days post-ov, if you want it to be reliable. If you do test 8 days, test again in another few days eitehr way. ...Read more

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When is it too early to take a pregnancy test?

When is it too early to take a pregnancy test?

Before your late: Don't waste money on a pregnancy test before your period is late. But if you are even a day late and you normally have regular cycles, it is reasonable to take one. ...Read more

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Is two weeks too early to take a pregnancy test?

Is two weeks too early to take a pregnancy test?

Usually: For a home pregnancy test that detected HCG in the urine. But if you have a blood test drawn, they are positive much earlier -- although usually only after several days. ...Read more

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I'm 5 DPO is it to early to take a pregnancy test?

Too early: Try to wait a few more days. Even the most sensitive tests are only accurate about 8 days after conception. Most tests are very accurate around the time of a missed period. So i usually recommend waiting until your period was supposed to come before testing. ...Read more

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Could you describe how to take a pregnancy test at home?

Read the instruction: Read the isntructions. Each brand has its own instructions. If in doubt, ask a friend. If not sure , come to clinic. ...Read more

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When after sex should you wait to take a pregnancy test?

When after sex should you wait to take a pregnancy test?

14: 14 days.
Home pregnancy tests are accurate and can pick it up earlier, at 14 days it will definitely be picked up. ...Read more

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How long after sex should I wait to take a pregnancy test?

How long after sex should I wait to take a pregnancy test?

Missed Period: You wait until your next period is missed and then you test the morning after the first day a period is missed. ...Read more

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Is it accurate to take a pregnancy test a day after takin wine?

Wine?: The pregnancy test is not affected by wine, it is affected by how many days after fertilization you take it. They are generally reliable 12 days after fertilization. ...Read more

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How much time after sex should I wait to take a pregnancy test?

How much time after sex should I wait to take a pregnancy test?

After late period: You should never due a pregnancy test until you miss your period. We used to say that a blood test may confirm pregnancy prior to period, however , at times this has also been faulty. Were women may due a blood test and it is negative and after missing the period they repeat test and they are positive. So please best after a late period. ...Read more

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When is it right to take a pregnancy test if i don't want a baby?

It is right..: ....To take a pregnancy test any time you want to find out whether or not you're pregnant, whether you want a baby or not. ...Read more

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When after you ovulate do you have to wait to take a pregnancy test?

2 weeks: About 2 weeks later you can detect a pregnancy. Earlier than that and you could have a false test. ...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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How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test after taking plan b?

How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test after taking plan b?

If you miss a period: If you are 4-5 days past the expected day of your period do home test using first morning urine. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take a pregnancy test if you been drinking?

Is it possible for you to take a pregnancy test if you been drinking?

Possible but not: Recommended. Alcohol acts as a diuretic and dilutes the urine and may end up producing a negative result. If you could be pregnant or are trying to be pregnant, do not drink at all. Alcohol is the commonest avoidable cause of mental retardation in the baby.You should do the home test 4-5 days after a missed period. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. ...Read more

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Is it too soon to take a pregnancy test one week before your expected cycle?

Is it too soon to take a pregnancy test one week before your expected cycle?

Yes: You need time for the hormone to build up in your system to be excreted in the urine; a good safe time would be a week after a missed period. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many days after conception to take a pregnancy test?

About 12 days: A sensitive pregnancy test should be accurate about 12 days after ovulation. A urine pregnancy test may take a couple days longer to be accurate than a blood pregnancy test: if there is any question, your doctor can order a blood level of hcg. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to take a pregnancy test after sex with husband??

How long do I have to wait to take a pregnancy test after sex with husband??

3 weeks: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), 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 thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take a pregnancy test after 3days of intimacy and get results?

No: It takes about two weeks after conception for the pregnancy test to turn positive. You should do the home test 4-5 days after a missed period. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. Testing ealier may give a positive result but a negative result is not reliable. ...Read more

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What day will be most accurate to take a pregnancy test if my last cycle was the 22nd of september?

What day will be most accurate to take a pregnancy test if my last cycle was the 22nd of september?

Urine vs. Blood test: Home pregnancy test should be done about a week after the first missed period or on oct 29 or so. You may see your doctor for a blood test 2-3 days after the missed period. ...Read more

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I had bleeding for 2 days 24 days ago, light bleeding today, could I be pregnant? Is it to early to take a pregnancy test?

I had bleeding for 2 days 24 days ago, light bleeding today, could I be pregnant? Is it to early to take a pregnancy  test?

It depends: Was your light bleeding 24 days ago a normal period for you? How long is your normal cycle? When in doubt, go ahead and do a pregnancy test and, if it is negative, repeat it in 3-5 days in case it was negative because it was done too early. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm now 6 days late n I want to take a pregnancy test but don't want to be let down I been ttc for 3yrs now. What should I do?

I'm now 6 days late n I want to take a pregnancy test but don't want to be let down I been ttc for 3yrs now. What should I do?

See a specialist : Three years trying to get pregnant is too long. Get some help. Find a local healthtap reproductive endocrinologist. There are so many great options and treatments. Use the physician locator in the bottom right of your screen to find a local doc to help. Good luck. ...Read more

Catheter (Definition)

A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...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