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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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 do I know that I am ovulating?

How do I know that I am ovulating?

Ovulation kit: Try using an over-the-counter ovulation kit. They are available at any pharmacy for low-cost and they are quite effective. ...Read more

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How can I know if I am pregnant?

How can I know if I am pregnant?

Do a urine home: Or a blood preg test at your gyn's offcie at your age u should know that u can do a pregnancy test to find out. ...Read more

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How can I know whether I am pregnant?

How can I know whether I am pregnant?

Hpt: If you have been sexually active and have missed your period then you can go ahead and take a home pregnancy test (HPT) now. If negative and still no period would repeat HPT in a week. Take care. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am pregnant?

How do I know if I am pregnant?

Pregnancy Test: Many conditions and meds can lead to suspension of menses. An otc pregnancy test is cheap and accurate. Concerned about doing a test yourself or have a confusing result? Get a blood test from your doctor. ...Read more

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How could i know if am pregnant?

How could i know if am pregnant?

If no period comes..: A urine pregnancy test done correctly gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after 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 a test is not needed. ...Read more

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I want to know if i am pregnat?

I want to know if i am pregnat?

Take a test: Every drug store and many grocery stores are going to have home pregnancy tests. They are relatively inexpensive. If you want to know if you are pregnant, they are a great way to find out. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am fertile?

How do I know if I am fertile?

Get a check up: Start by speaking with your gynecologist to see if you have any risk factors or if testing should be done. Some common risk factors include: irregular periods, serious medical conditions like heart or kidney disease or cancer, overweight, underweight, smoking, previous pelvic surgery, fibroids, previous std or pelvic inflammatory disease, family history of endometriosis or premature menopause. ...Read more

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How we I know if am pregnant?

Hpt: If you have been sexually active and have missed your period then you can go ahead and take a home pregnancy test (HPT) now. If negative and still no period would repeat HPT in a week. Take care. ...Read more

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How would i know if I am a hypochondriac?

How would i know if I am a hypochondriac?

Excessive Fear: The key is an "excessive" fear of having an illness. To illustrate, when i was starting my training in psychiatry i worked with a young man who could not be convinced that he didn't have hiv. He had had every known test and they were all negative, but he would then point out that no test is 100% certain. I calculated his odds of having HIV were roughly the same as being struck by a meteor. ...Read more

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I need to know if I am pregnant.

I need to know if I am pregnant.

That's easy: You are in luck, because home pregnancy tests have been available since the 1970's. A urine test gives a reliable result 1 week after missing a period, or 3 weeks after sex (when conception might have occurred). There is no need to test sooner, but if done too early (such as less than 2 weeks after sex) and has a negative result, a woman often ends up repeating the test a few days or a week later. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am having a miscarriage?

How do I know if I am having a miscarriage?

Signs of miscarriage: Loss of pregnancy before 20 weeks is called miscarriage, mostly occurring in the first 13 weeks. Warning signs of having miscarriage are: brown or red bleeding;passing of tissues with clot like material through vagina as well as white- pink mucus;sudden decrease in signs of pregnancy;true, painful contractions every 5-20 minutes;back pain. Immediately consult your obgyn or go to the er. ...Read more

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Can I only get pregnant when I am ovulating? And how do I know I am ovulating?

Can I only get pregnant when I am ovulating? And how do I know I am ovulating?

Yes.: A woman has to ovulate ie release an 'egg' in order for pregnancy to occur. If you are having regular periods with cycles between 25-35 days then you are most likely ovulating. There are several ways to determine ovulation eg menstrual cycle charting, basal body temp, LH hormone surge (there is a kit),etc. The simplest way is cycle charting. Chart you cycles, 25-35 days are probably ovulatory. ...Read more

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How do I know when I am pregnant?

How do I know when I am pregnant?

Home pregnancy test: The first symptom of pregnancy is missing your period. A home pregnancy test can reliably tell you whether you are pregnant or not. The very accurate, home pregnancy tests can be found at any drug store (there are multiple brands). The home test will look for signs of beta-human Chorionic Gonadotropin (b-hcg) in your urine. B-hcg is secreted by a fertilized egg and eventually by the placenta. ...Read more

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What can I do to tell if I am fertile?

What can I do to tell if I am fertile?

Fertility: See a fertility specialist to have testing done to determine if your sperm or eggs (man or woman) are in good working condition. ...Read more

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How can I know if I am having twins?

How can I know if I am having twins?

Early ultrasound: An ultrasound performed in the first trimester can confirm twins. Sometimes when twins are diagnosed very early, one of the twins may not survive and then the pregnancy usually will proceed normally as a singleton. Blood levels of the pregnancy hormone are also higher than a singleton pregnancy. ...Read more