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Doctor insights on: Im A Week Late Is It Possible That I Could Be Pregnant

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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I had a miscarriage on February 11 and I was 4 weeks my hcg level was 18.2 and March 5 it was a 13 is it possible that I could be pregnant?

I had a miscarriage on February 11 and I was 4 weeks my hcg level was 18.2 and March 5 it was a 13 is it possible that I could be pregnant?

NO: It takes a little while for HCG to go back to normal but 3 weeks may be a stretch. It is important to check with your gynecologist to verify that this the case and that there is no new/additional source for HCG. ...Read more

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Missed 2 pills the 2nd week and 2 pills the 3rd week of birth control pack. I also had unprotected sex. Is it possible that I could be pregnant?

Missed 2 pills the 2nd week and 2 pills the 3rd week of birth control pack. I also had unprotected sex. Is it possible that I could be pregnant?

Concern for preg?: Often times, a period is delayed and women are concerned about being pregnant. With a history of unprotected intercourse, the anxiety due to a possible unplanned pregnancy rises. A easy way to determine if you are pregnant is by doing a home pregnancy test. It can be done around the time of your expected period. It can be done safely & with ease within the comfort/privacy of home ...Read more

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I want to now if im pregnant im 1 month and 3 weeks late i had several pregnancy test and all negative is there a chance i could be pregnant?

I want to now if im pregnant im 1 month and 3 weeks late i had several pregnancy test and all negative is there a chance i could be pregnant?

Not if negative : 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. 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. After this much time clearly you are not pregnant. See your doctor for irregular periods. ...Read more

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What to do if i took my nuvaring out a week early, wonder if i could be pregnant?

What to do if i took my nuvaring out a week early, wonder if i could be pregnant?

So take a 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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I got the essure done..Two year's ago...And i just had an period last week..Amd now im on again...And i think i could be pregnant..What to do?

I got the essure done..Two year's ago...And i just had an period last week..Amd now im on again...And i think i could be pregnant..What to do?

Pregnancy test: Do a pregnancy test now and another one a week later, just to be sure. However the failure rate of essure is very low, particularly if tubal occlusion was confirmed by a procedure called hysterosalpingogram, that should always be done 3 month after the placement of the essure devices. ...Read more

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I missed 1 pill the 1st week of my 28 bcp, but caught up right away. Going into week 2 i missed 3 pills. Is there a good chance i could be pregnant?

Oral contraception: I can not provide you with a statistic. But if you have been sexually active without a back up method of protection, then missing this number of birth control pills does put you at risk for pregnancy. ...Read more