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Dr. Mark Pack
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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 I get a positive pregnancy test?

How can I get a positive pregnancy test?

See below: 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. Pregnancy and some tumors produce positive results. ...Read more

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3 pregnancy test positive can I be pregnant?

Not necessarily: You are in the reproductive age. If pregnancy is expected in your setting (regular sexual activity), you are most likely pregnant after testing positive for three times. But if pregnancy technically cannot happen in your situation (like no sexual activity), you need to consider the possibility of certain neoplasms, especially germ cell tumor (of the ovary or mediastinum) or trophoblastic tumor. ...Read more

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Can some medications cause a positive pregnancy test?

Can some medications cause a positive pregnancy test?

Yes: Certain medications such as phenothiazine can interfere with test results. Women receiving hCG therapy to treat a luteal phase defect or other fertility problem should consult their doctor as to accuracy of home pregnancy tests and when testing should be performed. Occasionally urine can be contaminated with blood or gross amounts of protein leading to inaccurate results. ...Read more

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Can you receive a positive pregnancy test then a negetive?

Can you receive a positive pregnancy test then a negetive?

Yes: Either one of the tests may be in error. If both test results are accurate, it may reflext loss of an early pregnancy. ...Read more

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When is the earliest you can get a positive pregnancy test?

When is the earliest you can get a positive pregnancy test?

See below.: The earliest pregnancy test you can take is a quantitative blood test. It can detect HCG 8-9 days after fertilization of the egg. If it shows a level less than 25, then it is equivocal and might need to be repeated in a couple of days. Visit your doctor if there is concern. ...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