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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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Is it normal to have a faint positive pregnancy line on your reading at five weeks pregnant?

Is it normal to have a faint positive pregnancy line on your reading at five weeks pregnant?

Huh?: Not sure i understand this.... You are pregnant and wondering if your pregnancy test should have a faint positive line? Yes, it should. The test is not a quantitative test and cannot be used to "follow" your pregnancy. The faint positive means "yes you are likely pregnant." but you already knew that. If you are concerned see your doc who can perform a quantitative test. ...Read more

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Why is my line on my pregnancy test line darker in the afternoon then in the morning. I am reading within the time limit and they are not expired ?

Why is my line on my pregnancy test line darker in the afternoon then in the morning. I am reading within the time limit and they are not expired ?

See below: It is better to test with first morning urine and read the results in good light. Why are you doing the test twice a day? If it is positive on a correctly done test, you are pregnant and there is no need to repeat it. ...Read more

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Can you tell ectopic by urine pregnancy test line gets faint?

Can you tell ectopic by urine pregnancy test line gets faint?

Cannot tell: A one time determination of the amount of pregnancy hormone cannot distinguish between a normal pregnancy, an ectopic or miscarriage. ...Read more

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Are blue line pregnancy tests known to give false positives?

Are blue line pregnancy tests known to give false positives?

See below: The answer is yes. Any test in medicine can have false positive and false negative tests. If your test is positve wait a couple of days and retest two postive tests would make it very unlikely to be wrong. ...Read more

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Took a pregnancy test & one line came out dark pink & the other line was faint.... Is that a negative preg. ?

Took a pregnancy test & one line came out dark pink & the other line was faint.... Is that a negative preg.   ?

Inconclusive: Try a different brand of test and see the results. See the photo enclosed. Also, depending upon how soon you are taking the test, your test results may not be accurate (false negative). Talk to your physician. ...Read more