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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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How can you miss a period have a negative pregnancy test then concieve few days later and be pregnant?

How can you miss a period have a negative pregnancy test then concieve few days later and be pregnant?

2 ships crossing...: It sounds like you were juuust pregnant - like maybe a few days - when you took the first pregnancy test; and then later, your pregnancy progressed enough to be detectable by the test. It isn't that you weren't pregnant. It was that you weren't pregnant enough for the test to see it yet. ...Read more

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On yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Never miss a pill. Had sex on 5th day of pack. Now on 6th day of placebo pills and no period. Negative pregnancy test. Chances???

On yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Never miss a pill. Had sex on 5th day of pack. Now on 6th day of placebo pills and no period. Negative pregnancy test. Chances???

Wait: Sometimes your periods can be delayed due to fluctuations in hormones. If you dont have a period in a week, repeat the preg test then. you may have a delay or missed period without being pregnant. It is not common but does happen best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Mild cramps no period. Didnt have penetrative sex. Was on Dr. steroid. Negative pregnancy test 3 days late. Is it ok to assume not pregnant? Why miss?

Mild cramps no period. Didnt have penetrative sex. Was on Dr. steroid. Negative pregnancy test 3 days late. Is it ok to assume not pregnant? Why miss?

Repeat test: If you did the test correctly and it was negative at three days after missed period, you are unlikely to be pregnant. It would be prudent to repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. 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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Period 3days late and have been feeling bloated for 5 days which is not normal for me uncomfortable, negative pregnancy test day 1 of missed period?

Period 3days late and have been feeling bloated for 5 days which is not normal for me uncomfortable, negative pregnancy test day 1 of missed period?

Repeat test: You may wish to repeat the pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. 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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Period one day late. Negative pregnancy test that said it could detect up to 5 days before missed period.?

Period one day late.  Negative pregnancy test that said it could detect up to 5 days before missed period.?

Stress or worry?: Stress and worry can lead to late or missed period as your adrenal glands need cortisol to get you thru stress and they "steal" Progesterone from your female cycle which can affect timing and regularity. I can't tell you not to worry but i would suggest repeating test in a few days and then using reliable contraception on a regular basis to remove worry. Stress is bad for your health! ...Read more

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Is it possible to be pregnant if I got a negative pregnancy test on day of missed period? I have white milky discharge

Is it possible to be pregnant if I got a negative pregnancy test on day of missed period? I have white milky discharge

Not very likely: Pregnancy tests are very accurate. If you ovulated later than expected though it may take longer for a test to show up. Wait a few days and repeat it. Schedule a visit with an obgyn to have your abnormal vaginal discharge evaluated and tested for infections. ...Read more

Missed Period (Definition)

A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase ...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