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Can pregnancy test still detect pregnancy prior to scheduled menstruation?

Can pregnancy test still detect pregnancy prior to scheduled menstruation?

Yes, but: A blood test and occasionally urine test may be positive before the scheduled period, however a negative test before a missed period does not exclude pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Is there any home method to check pregnancy ? Except missed periods ,pregnancy test kit and ultrasound

Is there any home method to check pregnancy ? Except missed periods ,pregnancy test kit and ultrasound

Tincture of time: The only other method that you haven't mentioned is time itself. "Whatever you do in the dark will come to the light eventually" is the applicable adage for that situation. ...Read more

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Which are cardiac emergency precautions during tc99 stress test?

Which are cardiac emergency precautions during tc99 stress test?

Nuclear stress test: These tests are performed with ECG and blood pressure monitoring and with emergency drugs and defibrillator usually available in the room. ...Read more

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Can stress cause your cycle to stop? Almost 3 weeks late and negative pregnancy test results. Will an eptopic sp? Pregnancy cause negative results?

Can stress cause your cycle to stop? Almost 3 weeks late and negative pregnancy test results. Will an eptopic sp? Pregnancy cause negative results?

All can be true: Urine pregnancy tests are rarely negative if you are pregnant. And they are not specific for what type of pregnancy (normal, not normal, ectopic, etc). Stress, hormone imbalances, thyroid disease can all cause irregular periods. You should see your doctor to figure out which is the problem. Better to know and treat now. Good luck! ...Read more

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Causes for late period except stress and pregnancy ?

Causes for late period except stress and pregnancy ?

Causes: Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; Over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives & other meds, Illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., PCOS). Pregnancy is #1 reason. ...Read more

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Can an ovulation test detect pregnancy before a pregnancy test?

Can an ovulation test detect pregnancy before a pregnancy test?

No: It's a different test. An ovulation test screens for leutenizing hormone (lh) not hcg. It simply checks for the hormone that allows ovulation. ...Read more

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Can I take a home pregnancy test during the 1st trimester of pregnancy?

Can I take a home pregnancy test during the 1st trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: Home pregnancy tests are usually reliable after you miss one period (when you would be 4-5 weeks pregnant). They aren't perfect however. If you think you are pregnant, you should talk to your doctor about a blood test to confirm (or deny!). ...Read more

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How often do some women never test positive on a home pregnancy test during her pregnancy?

How often do some women never test positive on a home pregnancy test during her pregnancy?

Infrequently: Infrequently, but if the test is done to soon (before the embryo implants in the uterus) it can be negative. ...Read more

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What happens during a non-stress test (nst)?

What happens during a non-stress test (nst)?

Baby monitoring: A non-stress test is a way of checking on the baby. We listen to and record the fetal heart for 20-30 minutes. We are looking at the baseline heart rate and how the heart rate goes up or down. We are looking at this to see if the baby is getting enough oxygen or if there are other problems with how the baby is doing. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a pregnancy test detect the pregnancy hormone after 5 weeks?

Is it possible that a pregnancy test detect the pregnancy hormone after 5 weeks?

Yes: If your periods are regular (every 28-30 days), you likely ovulated about 2 weeks after your last period. In that case a pregnancy test would clearly be accurate 5 weeks after your last period. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there any mental stress during pregnancy?

Is there any mental stress during pregnancy?

Yes: All of pregnancy is mental stress. Good and bad. The stress on body and body changes, hoping that everything will be all right, changes to family dynamic, money, other health issues...The list is endless. ...Read more

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Is it reliable to do a pregnancy test during menstruation?

Is it reliable to do a pregnancy test during menstruation?

Not needed: Ifr you are having a normal mentrual period, especially at the time it is due, why would you want a pregnancy test? A blood pregnancy test would be best as blood could contaminate a urine test and make it hard to interpret. ...Read more

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Negative pregnancy test at 8-9 days past ovulation. I used the first response early result test this afternoon. Can I still be pregnant?

Negative pregnancy test at 8-9 days past ovulation. I used the first response early result test this afternoon. Can I still be pregnant?

Could be: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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Late Menstrual. Negative pregnancy test. Possible UTI. Could UTI delay my period? No recent stress or weight changes.

Late Menstrual. Negative pregnancy test. Possible UTI. Could UTI delay my period? No recent stress or weight changes.

UTI's don't usually: cause delayed menses. Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; Over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives & other meds, Illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., PCOS). Pregnancy is #1 reason. ...Read more

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Can 1week pregnancy be detectable with pregnancy test strip?

After missed period: Home pregnancy test may be positive up to a day before missed period, but it is better to wait 4-5 days after a missed period to do the test, as a negative test sooner than that may not be reliable. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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


Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Stress Test (Definition)

A stress test is a cardiac test which can include walking on a treadmill and monitoring your heart while you are walking. They can also inject you with a nuclear material and do a more comprehensive scan on your heart to check for blockage. They can also do a chemical stress test which omits the need to ...Read more