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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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 have been having strange cramps in my lower right abdomen. What could it be? I am a female and have had negative pregnancy tests.

I have been having strange cramps in my lower right abdomen. What could it be? I am a female and have had negative pregnancy tests.

GI, GYN; C ur Doc: Don't know your age, menstrual/pregnancy history. Things to check for: duration of symptoms, fever, timing related to meals, nighttime, urinary complaints, bowel changes, appetite changes, weight loss, nausea, bleeding; last md was when? Age related re: colon polyps, ca, ovarian cysts, etc. May be gas but... Acute symptoms- maybe infection, inflammatory bowel or early appendicitis. C ur doc now. ...Read more

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My wife may b pregnant, shes late and has taken 2 home pregnancy tests which were positive.She's had cramp-like pain below the abdomen.What is this?

My wife may b pregnant, shes late and has taken 2 home pregnancy tests which were positive.She's had cramp-like pain below the abdomen.What is this?

Time to see OB: Sometimes it is difficult to get a new prenatal visit immediately. However, if a woman is having pain or bleeding, the office nurse might arrange for her to be seen more quickly. Going to the emergency room is sometimes necessary if an OB provider recommends it. ...Read more

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I've been having cramp like pains in my lower abdominal. Ihave had my tubes tied cut and burnt but I took a pregnancy test and it came out p+.

I've been having cramp like pains in my lower abdominal. Ihave had my tubes tied cut and burnt but I took a pregnancy test and it came out p+.

There is a: very low failure rate with tubal ligation. Was the test read at the correct time? If you read it after allowing it to sit out for a while then an evaporation line can sometimes be read as a + & the material will become more concentrated. Consider repeating a home pregnancy test or getting a blood pregnancy test from your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Stomach Cramps (Definition)

Stomach cramps or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe cramps ...Read more