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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Is it too early to take a rite aid at home pregnancy test? As of today my period is three days late

Is it too early to take a rite aid at home pregnancy test? As of today my period is three days late

No, not at all.: A pregnancy test may be (+) test as early as 7-10 days after the fertile period (mid cycle). You're still very young. If you're having sex but don't want to get pregnant, you should consider a very reliable form of contraception such as an IUD or contraceptive implant. You don't need parental consent to do this, just a phone call to Planned Parenthood or your personal doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I took a home pregnancy test and it was negative. my period is 4 days late. I am having all the PMS symptoms . what's the reason that my late period ?

I took a home pregnancy test and it was negative. my period is 4 days late. I am having all the PMS symptoms . what's the reason that my late period ?

Not sure: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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I had spotting on the day my period was due but had a bpn on home pregnancy test did i test too early?

I had spotting on the day my period was due but had a bpn on home pregnancy test  did i test too early?

Trust the test : 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. ...Read more

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My period is five days late could i be pregnant and is it to soon to take a home pregnancy test?

My period is five days late could i be pregnant and is it to soon to take a home pregnancy test?

No: Most home pregnancy tests are highly accurate once you have missed your first period. Follow the instructions closely and use your first morning urine. It also helps for a more accurate method to collect the urine in a disposable paper cup and dip the test strip inside for the prescribed time vs holding the strip in the urine stream. Refrain from alcohol and cigarettes until you know for sure. ...Read more

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How many days "late" for my period should I take a home pregnancy test?

5-7 days: If you have not had a period by 5-7 days after it is due, take a home test. If this is negative, wait a couple days and take another test. If still negative and no period, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 23 days late and i still ain't get my period , should I take a home pregnancy test ?

I'm 23 days late and i still ain't get my period , should I take a home pregnancy test ?

By all means: Please check the site given below to see if you have any signs and symptoms of pregnancy. You may do a home pregnancy test using first morning urine and following the instructions in the kit carefully. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant. ...Read more

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My period came early a week last month this month I'm 5 days late. Took home pregnancy test already and the result is negative. What is the problem?

My period came early a week last month this month I'm 5 days late. Took home pregnancy test already and the result is negative. What is the problem?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Im late on my period for five days now.. I took and at home pregnancy test and it came up negative.. Could it be stress?

Im late on my period for five days now.. I took and at home pregnancy test and it came up negative.. Could it be stress?

Trust the test : 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. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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