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Why does mirena (levonorgestrel) give me all the signs of early pregnancy but the home pregnancy tests are negative?

Why does mirena (levonorgestrel) give me all the signs of early pregnancy but the home pregnancy tests are negative?

Side effects: Mirena (levonorgestrel) is a Progesterone only method of birth control and therefore like all hormonal contraceptives, it has side effects. Some side effects include bloating, breast tenderneess, spotting. However, no birth control method is a hundred percent effective. It is possible to concieve with an iud. I. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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 is yet to come on the 23rd.can drinking cinnamon& large amounts of coffee help in preventing unwanted pregnancy if had unprotected sex?

My period is yet to come on the 23rd.can drinking cinnamon& large amounts of coffee help in preventing unwanted pregnancy if had unprotected sex?

No, but...: The large amounts of coffee will keep you awake, thinking about being pregnant. If it has only been a few days, one can call her Ob-Gyn right away, to see if emergency contraception will still work. If it is almost late for emergency contraception pills, ask about getting an IUD. An IUD works as emergency contraception and also benefits by preventing future pregnancies (until the IUD is removed). ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of alcohol consumption during breastfeeding and pregnancy?

What are the negative effects of alcohol consumption during breastfeeding and pregnancy?

Brain injury: The early reports of fetal alcohol effects surfaced first in the 1950's & again in the 70's. The most prominent effects were dose related; the worst fetal damage to the highest alcohol intake. Research has shown direct toxic effects of alcohol on the nerves of the fetal brain,many suggest much of the ADD we see is related to alcohol intake. No level of alcohol intake is considered safe ...Read more

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What is the impact of lupus (dle) on pregnancy?

What is the impact of lupus (dle) on pregnancy?

Lupus and pregnancy: Lupus can be associated with an increased risk of miscarriage. It can effect placental perfusion resulting in intrauterine growth restriction and premature labor. Also associated with an increase in pre-eclampsia. In some patients there lupus condition can deteriorate in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can paps smear on the first/second week of pregnancy cause miscarriage ??

Can paps smear on the first/second week of pregnancy cause miscarriage ??

Very very rare: A normal screening PAP should not cause any significant damage to any structures. It is a mild scraping or brushing of the ecto-cervix, outside ,and not the canal or endo, inside structures. A PAP smear is indicated as part of a routine exam for pregnancy. Normally at a pregnancy exam a PAP, cultures of the vagina and cervix are taken. One should refrain from alcohol and tobacco. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the statistical odds of impregnation on ovulation day and does that stat factor in the likely following chemical pregnancy/early miscarriage?

What are the statistical odds of impregnation on ovulation day and does that stat factor in the likely following chemical pregnancy/early miscarriage?

Complex..: Prospective estimation of date of ovulation and retrospective estimation of date of conception are closely related since conception occurs within a few hours following ovulation,(Royston, 1982; Wilcox et al., 1995). In pregnant women, the true day of conception is considered as the true day of ovulation. Late fertilization (after more than few hours) has been associated with early loss. ...Read more

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I'd taken 3 pregnantnancy test and they are all negative, missed 1 period what are the chances that a blood pregnantnancy will be positive? No symptom of pregnant

I'd taken 3 pregnantnancy test and they are all negative, missed 1 period what are the chances that a blood pregnantnancy will be positive? No symptom of pregnant

Low: Urine pregnancy tests are actually quite accurate. It's true that blood pregnancy tests turn positive about 3 days earlier than urine ones do. But by the time a period is missed, the urine is usually consistently positive if there is a pregnancy. Other causes for skipped periods include stress and thyroid disorders among others. ...Read more

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What is the probability of getting negative tests and period like bleeding throughout pregnancy?

What is the probability of getting negative tests and period like bleeding throughout pregnancy?

Very small: Many causes for bleeding during pregnancy, but all are abnormal, and require investigation. One not too worrisome cause of light bleeding in early pregnancy is termed "implantation bleeding"--a small amount of bleeding that occurs when the embryo implants in the uterus that occurs around the time of an expected period. ...Read more

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Other than preventing pregnancy and lightening periods, what are the effects of birthcontrol?

Other than preventing pregnancy and lightening periods, what are the effects of birthcontrol?

Suppress ovulation: Birth control pills work by suppressing ovulation. The estrogen it it regulates periods. They also increase a protein called sex hormone binding globulin which binds extra sex steroids and can decrease acne. Some rare side effects include blood clots in legs. It is best to give a new pill three months to get used to it. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex at the 6th of August.. will that cause pregnancy if the blood started 17th of July??? What are the probabilities of pregnancy?

Had unprotected sex at the 6th of August.. will that cause pregnancy if the blood started 17th of July??? What are the probabilities of pregnancy?

It could: If her last period was july 17th and you had sex on Aug 6th then you were during her fertile time. Use over the counter Plan B if intercourse was within 72 hours to decrease the risk of unplanned pregnancy. In the future use condoms and birth control ...Read more

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What are the earliest signs of pregnancy, that might take place within a week of unprotected sex?

What are the earliest signs of pregnancy, that might take place within a week of unprotected sex?

Nausea: Is not uncommon. Usually symptoms take longer than a week to develop. If your period is delayed a week, use a home pregnancy test. Why are you having unprotected sex? In addition to worrying you, it's a great way to have an unwanted pregnancy or acquire hiv/std. Which one do you want? ...Read more

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What is the sign of miscarriage in third week pregnancy ??

What is the sign of miscarriage in third week pregnancy ??

Watch for bleeding: A possible miscarriage is characterized by any type of vaginal bleeding, with or without cramping in a woman with a positive pregnancy test. If this happens you should contact your doctor. ...Read more

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How reliable are home pregnancy tests (ones like clearblue and first response) and what is the likelihood of a false neg. weeks after missed period?

How reliable are home pregnancy tests (ones like clearblue and first response) and what is the likelihood of a false neg. weeks after missed period?

Pretty reliable: If performed correctly and enough time has past. If test is performed too early you can have a false negative, but it sounds as if you are far enough out. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and differences of chemical pregnancy and implantation bleeding?

What are the symptoms and differences of chemical pregnancy and implantation bleeding?

Implantation bleed: Implantation bleeding is much more common on the internet than in real life. It occurs rarely and exclusively in someone who is pregnant. The only way to know if someone had implantation bleeding or just irregular menstrual bleeding is to wait and see if you are pregnant. If your test is positive then this was implantation bleeding. If it is negative then it is just irregular menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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What is the chance of getting a false negative on pregnancy test at possible 16 weeks of pregnancy?

What is the chance of getting a false negative on pregnancy test at possible 16 weeks of pregnancy?

Hmmm...: Most women know they are 16 weeks pregnant without a urine or blood test. So, if there is an obvious baby inside, then any negative pregnancy test is a false negative. That being said, a false negative pregnancy test is rare after 4-5 weeks of pregnancy... which means that if a woman has not "confirmed a pregnancy" at 16 weeks, and she gets a negative test result, she should visit her doctor. ...Read more