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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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Late period by 5 days negative pregnancy test?

Late period by 5 days negative pregnancy test?

Can retest in a week: or less. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Ok, so negative pregnancy test but missed period. Why?

Ok, so negative pregnancy test but missed period. Why?

Anovulation: It sounds as if you've experienced an anovulatory cycle. These are cycles in which the ovary failes to release the egg. This disrupts normal hormonal levels. ...Read more

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Two days late period negative pregnancy test why is that?

Two days late period negative pregnancy test why is that?

Normal variant: A regular period could occur every 21 to 35 days. Periods rarely start on the same exact day every month. Sometimes they could be a few days off and still be normal. Sometimes stress may alter our periods slightly. To better help with these issues, I hope that you visit an OBGYN ...Read more

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Period 9 days late cramping negative pregnancy test could i be pregnant?

Period 9 days late cramping negative pregnancy test could i be pregnant?

Possibly: Pregnancy is always a possibility. Home pregnancy tests become positive at about the time you'd be one week late. Perform one then and repeat in a week it it's negative. ...Read more

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Home pregnacy test posirive.( first response.) dr. Urine pregnacy test negative. But no period. Last period nov 17, 2013?

Home pregnacy test posirive.( first response.) dr. Urine pregnacy test negative.  But no period.  Last period nov 17, 2013?

Defer to your Doctor: Health tap is not a place to pit our anonymous advice against the professional there in person taking care of you. What did your doctor tell you about these results? Did they offer you a blood test? And as an aside on december 16, 2013, with an lmp of 11/17/2013 it surely seems early to be testing. ...Read more

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Period 10days late home pregnancy negative. Past pregnancies urine pregnancy test will always show negative, could i still be pregnant or just late.

Period 10days late home pregnancy negative. Past pregnancies urine pregnancy test will always show negative, could i still be pregnant or just late.

Trust the test: The first step is to repeat a home pregnancy test. They are quick, reliable and easy to do. If the test is negative then you are not pregnant. In that case you can monitor the cycle over the next few days and schedule a visit with an obgyn to discuss. If the pregnancy test is positive then you will need to see an obgyn soon to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Last period jan 31st. Having pregnancy symptoms. Period late but home pregnancy test negative. Whats wrong?

Last period jan 31st.  Having pregnancy symptoms.  Period late but home pregnancy test negative.  Whats wrong?

Not sure: You are obviously late for your period, and in the setting of a negative pregnancy test, you are not pregnant. This indicates that you did not ovulate or it was significantly delayed. Talk to your doctor about ways to induce a period and pills to regulate the cycle. ...Read more

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Urine pregnancy test says negative, yet a period is 14 days late. Pregnant?

Urine pregnancy test says negative, yet a period is 14 days late. Pregnant?

Not likely: If you did the test correctly, you are not likely to be pregnant. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon. ...Read more

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6 days late period but negative pregnancy test... Im not stressing...Could i be pregnant?...

6 days late period but negative pregnancy test... Im not stressing...Could i be pregnant?...

Trust the test: A pregnancy test can detect a bhcg of about 20. Your bhcg roughly doubles every 48 hours. Let's say the first day you took it you were barely pregnant with a level of 19. 48 hours later your bhcg would be 38 which is way above the level for a urine pregnancy test to detect it. Home tests work really well and can be trusted. Repeat and if negative then you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Period 9 days late started bleeding took pregnancy test negative, could i still be pregnant?

Not likely if you : Did the test correctly. If you have other symptoms of pregnancy you should see your doctor for a blood test and may be ultrasound exam. ...Read more

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Late period no PMS symptoms negative test. Is she pregnant?

Late period no PMS symptoms negative test. Is she pregnant?

Unlikely : If she followed the package directions and her period is already late, she is unlikely pregnant. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. If there is still no period and she rechecks in 3-4 days with a first morning urine, you can be extra certain. ...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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Missed period but negative in pregnancy test?

Missed period but negative in pregnancy test?

Anovulation: If you missed a period and your pregnancy test came back negative, then you most likely had an anovulatory cycle, meaning your ovaries didn't release an egg. This happens from time to time but if consistent, see your doctor because you may have a hormonal imbalance. Consider a birth control consultation to regulate your periods and avoid unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more

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Im 22 days late no period 3 pregnancy test negative?

Im 22 days late no period 3 pregnancy test negative?

Irregular cycles: Many things can affect regularity of cycles (e.g. Weight changes, diet changes, stress, etc...). Repeat pregnancy test in 1 week to be sure and rule out pregnancy. ...Read more

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5 days before missed period 6 home pregnancy tests say positive but blood test says 4 iu negative. Can I still be pregnant?

5 days before missed period 6 home pregnancy tests say positive but blood test says 4 iu negative. Can I still be pregnant?

Recheck: <5 IU in Most blood test is a negative test. But because you took test before you actually missed a period I would repeat another blood test after your period is due. Keep in mind, False positive/false negative tests can occur with commercial pregnancy tests. Blood test is more accurate. ...Read more

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After miscarriage late period negative pregnancy test could I be pregnant?

After miscarriage late period negative pregnancy test could I be pregnant?

Pregnancy: It usually takes a month or so after a miscarriage to regain your normal cycle. So it would be unlikely that you are pregnant immediately. Nevertheless it is possible that you ovulated sooner. ...Read more

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6 days late but negative pregnancy test?

Irregular period: You may repeat the test with first morning urine. However, irregular periods are not uncommon. You may wish to see your doctor for an ultrasound examination. ...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