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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?

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?

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 ?

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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My period is 8 days late and I am having early pregnancy symptoms, i took a home pregnancy test and it came back negative, what can be the problem?

My period is 8 days late and I am having early pregnancy symptoms, i took a home pregnancy test and it came back negative, what can be the problem?

Get a blood test: Sometimes the urine test is negative early. Get a blood test to be certain or make sure the pregnancy test you took is very sensitive and repeat. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...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