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Dr. James Lin
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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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My period came five days late. I have had unprotected sex several times also had a negative & positive home pregnancy test?

My period came five days late. I have had unprotected sex several times also had a negative & positive home pregnancy test?

Unclear question: If you had a period, after the last episode of sex, you are not pregnant.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Can I still be pregnant if my home pregnancy test shows a negative?

Can I still be pregnant if my home pregnancy test shows a negative?

Trust the test: The first step is to repeat a home pregnancy test. They are quick, reliable and easy to do. If the test is negative then you are not pregnant. In that case you can monitor the cycle over the next few days and schedule a visit with an obgyn to discuss. If the pregnancy test is positive then you will need to see an obgyn soon to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Will a home pregnancy test show positive 24 days after unprotected sex?

Will a home pregnancy test show positive 24 days after unprotected sex?

Yes: They turn positive 10-14 days after conception. By 24 days, if the test is negative, you're not pregnant. ...Read more

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Had sex 4 months ago. If I take a home pregnancy test tomorrow next morning, is it possible for a false negative result? Want to be sure with it now.

Had sex 4 months ago. If I take a home pregnancy test tomorrow next morning, is it possible for a false negative result? Want to be sure with it now.

Life is not exact: All lab tests have the possibility of false positive and false negative results. That is the nature of our existence on Earth. The answer to "Is it possible..." is often YES, but the answer is not helpful. The real question to ask is "How likely is it..." So, the real answer is NOT LIKELY. In real life, a woman who is 4 months pregnant should have plenty of bodily changes that say "pregnancy". ...Read more

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I give birth five month ago and my period was supost to be the 8th is the 16tn and no period yet. I took a home pregnancy test and was negative?

I give birth five month ago and my period was supost to be the 8th is the 16tn and no period yet. I took a home pregnancy test and was negative?

Hormone imbalance: Your statement suggests that you have had a period since delivery. You may still be adjusting hormonally. If pregnant it may be a little early. Repeat the test in a week. Try not to worry as the stress and anxiety delay starting. If still negative then call your OB for advice. ...Read more

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I had sex during my ovulation and I am 2 days late. I took a home pregnancy test and it came out negative. Could I be pregnant? Thanks.

I had sex during my ovulation and I am 2 days late. I took a home pregnancy test and it came out negative. Could I be pregnant? Thanks.

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's 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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I had protected sex 6 days before my period. 3 weeks after I did a home pregnancy test, and it was negative. I'm still wondering and freaking out.

I had protected sex 6 days before my period. 3 weeks after I did a home pregnancy test, and it was negative. I'm still wondering and freaking out.

Pregnancy Screening: Although it is very unlikely you are actually pregnant almost four weeks after sexual intercourse; it would be advisable to undergo a professional blood pregnancy test at your GYN's office, to prove the over-the-counter pregnancy test for home use was in fact truly negative and accurate. ...Read more

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I have used a condom during sex everytime. I had a period march 3, 2012 haven't gotten my period yet for april. I I took a home pregnancy test it was negative. Is it a chance I might be pregnant

I have used a condom during sex everytime. I had a period march 3, 2012 haven't gotten my period yet for april. I I took a home pregnancy test it was negative. Is it a chance I might be pregnant

Even: Even though the condom is a pretty good method of birth control, they do have a 2% failure rate if used correctly every time and an 18% failure rate if not always used correctly. This means that 2 out of 100 women will become pregnant even with correct condom use (18 out of 100 if condoms are not always used correctly).

As doctors, the first thing we do when we hear that a fertile woman is having a missed period or abnormal spotting, we check a pregnancy test. You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period and a doctor's test can tell around when you should be getting your next period. Did you take your tests too soon?

There are other reasons besides pregnancy that can cause a woman to miss a period such as: stress, diet, excessive exercise or a hormone imbalance such as with a thyroid disorder or polycystic ovarian syndrome. If you continue to have an irregular cycle, you should give your doctor or your ob/gyne a call. Good luck! ...Read more

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My last period was may 9-14. Unprotected sex on may25. Took a home pregnancy test today june 5, was negative. Is it too early to know? Can I be pregn?

My last period was may 9-14. Unprotected sex on may25. Took a home pregnancy test today june 5, was negative. Is it too early to know? Can I be pregn?

Testing Too Soon: Testing before you have missed a period is an invalid test. You have tested too soon. If your period does not start on time then it will be time to do a valid pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Last month and this month I've had a period twice in one month but this month it's only 20 days apart my boyfriend and I do have unprotected sex and I took a home pregnancy test but it was negative what should I do?

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. ...Read more

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My period came 2 days early, very light and only last 3 days. Normally its lasts 6 days, could I be pregnant? I want to get pregnant. But my period is irregular. My period is alittle strange, I did a home pregnancy test and it show negative.

My period came 2 days early, very light and only last 3 days. Normally its lasts 6 days, could I be pregnant? I want to get pregnant. But my period is irregular. My period is alittle strange, I did a home pregnancy test and it show negative.

Pregnancy: Pregnancy is still a possibility. It would be reasonable to wait a few days and retake a pregnancy test. If you have pregnancy symptoms still, then you could also go have a blood pregnancy test drawn. If you develop pain, vomiting, or fever then you must be seen immediately. ...Read more

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My last period on the 10 th of nov. I've had unprotected sex. I've not got my periods this month. I did a home pregnancy test but it negative. Plz help?

My last period on the 10 th of nov. I've had unprotected sex. I've not got my periods this month. I did a home pregnancy test but it negative. Plz help?

See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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How accurate is the doctors urine pregnancy test if I had sex one week ago and I think im pregnant? I had unprotected sex one week ago exactly and 2 days ago I took a home pregnancy test, it came out negative! I went to the doctors today and took another

How accurate is the doctors urine pregnancy test if I had sex one week ago and I think im pregnant? I had unprotected sex one week ago exactly and 2 days ago I took a home pregnancy test, it came out negative! I went to the doctors today and took another

The: The pregnancy hormone is detectable in the urine 14 days after conception (when sperm fertilizes egg). The test may have been inaccurate because it has not been 2 weeks since you had unprotected sex. You are advised to take another pregnancy test after 14 days have passed. ...Read more

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If I got a negative result on a home pregnancy test 3 weeks after sex is it safe to say I'm not pregnant? My period isn't due for another week.

If I got a negative result on a home pregnancy test 3 weeks after sex is it safe to say I'm not pregnant? My period isn't due for another week.

Pregnancy tests: 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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I took two home pregnancy test and want to know if it were negative would any kind of 2nd line show??? Cause both test showed a really faint line

I took two home pregnancy test and want to know if it were negative would any kind of 2nd line show??? Cause both test showed a really faint line

That's a positive: Result. Even a faint line indicates possible pregnancy. Wait another day or two, use your urine from the first thing in the morning, and use a test that says pregnant or not pregnant or a test that has a plus or minus. These tests are made to prevent confusion. If you really want to be sure, have a test done at your OB or MDs office. Take PNVs! And best wishes! ...Read more

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Is a negative home pregnancy test accurate 36 days after unprotected sex?

Is a negative home pregnancy test accurate 36 days after unprotected sex?

Neg test = not preg: 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. See your doc for irregular periods. ...Read more

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Last sex 5.05. On 8.06 I took blood test hCG beta hormon level 7, 6. After seven days I made home pregnancy test it was negative. I'm I pregnant?

Last sex 5.05. On 8.06 I took blood test hCG beta hormon level 7, 6. After seven days I made home pregnancy test it was negative. I'm I pregnant?

Don't think so.: The beta HCG level of 7 is very low- if a urine pregnancy test was negative 7 days later then it sounds like your hormone levels declined after the 8.06 test -instead of increasing, as they should have with a normally progressing pregnancy. There is a small chance of getting a false negative home pregnancy test and you could check it again or get another beta check to be sure. But most likely not. ...Read more

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Missed period for 7 weeks, my urine test shows RBC is 30-40 but home pregnancy test is negative. What could it be?

Missed period for 7 weeks, my urine test shows RBC is 30-40 but home pregnancy test is negative. What could it be?

RBC in urine: Is not normal. It is possible you may have kidney issues. Hard to say without more information. Please consult with your physician. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Home Pregnancy Test (Definition)

Any one of several kits available to the public. They rely on a colorimetric reaction that, in the presence of at least 25 miu hcg, will indicate positivity ...Read more