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How Would You Know If You Were Pregnant
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
Urine pregnancy test: Over the counter urine pregnancy tests (upts) are very accurate in diagnosing early pregnancy - don't rely on symptoms. As early as the day after your missed/late period the upt may be positive in 90% of cases and should be positive in 100% of cases the week after. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and good luck! ...Read more
By physical, imaging: Fibroids can be discovered by physical exam or by imaging (exs. Pelvic ultrasound, mri). They can be very small (pea size) or quite large (melon). Most women that have fibroids are asymptomatic and do not require any treatment (unless they are causing infertility). Fibroids can cause significant symptoms, most notably heaving menstrual flow, pelvic pain, and increased urinary frequency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You may not know: Most of the time, women are unaware of infection until it shows up on a Pap smear. Studies have estimated that 50-80% of college-aged men dna women have been exposed. That's why it's so important for males and females aged 9-26 get the HPV vaccine. The vaccine has already significantly reduced the incidence of cervical cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BMI is a crude guide: The bmi formula, english units, is (wt in lbs) x 703÷(ht in inches), see: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/body_mass_index. Optimal just below 20 to ~25 bmi range. However, if very muscular, bmi overestimates body fat. The bigger issue, healthwise, is body fat, which is driven by low-fat diet/foods (carb/sugar is rapidly converted to triglyceride fats, by liver ; stored). See nusi.Org, fatchance.Html. ...Read more
Take pregnancy test: There are many signs and symptoms of pregnancy. They include missed periods, breast tenderness, sensitivity to smells, and nausea/vomiting, fatigue, and weight gain. If you think you might be pregnant, you could take a home pregnancy test (they are very accurate) or visit your doctor to obtain proper prenatal care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms/Test: One may never know they are pregnant till delivering. I delivered one of them! however, pregnancy usually is accompanied with nausea, a feeling of the flu, breast tenderness, pelvic fullness and a change in discharge, missed period(s) and perhaps some pelvic pain or discomfort. The real test is a home pregnancy test or a urine or blood test at your doctor's office. ...Read more
OPK or ultrasounds: If you have regular periods you can use an ovulation predictor kit (opk). Iui can be timed according to when your opk goes positive. You can also have ultrasound scans to measure the size and number of follicles developing in your ovaries, which may be combined with blood tests to check your estrogen levels. If you have irregular cycles see a rei specialist. ...Read more
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