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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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 had a medical abortion on 11th feb this year and I took a pregnancy test today 4th March and it showing positive.does that mean the abortion failed?am worried.i don't hve any pregnancy symptoms

Abortion: Not necessarily but You need to see the doctor and get an ultrasound as well as a quantitative beta hcg blood draw to further evaluate. Sometimes depending on how far along you were at time of abortion, it can take a longer time for beta hcg to be cleared. ...Read more

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In Sep 2016 I had a medical abortion,So in Feb 2017 took a pregnancy test and it came out positive. Is this test accurate or false positive?

In Sep 2016 I had a medical abortion,So in Feb 2017 took a pregnancy test and it came out positive. Is this test accurate or false positive?

Tests are accurate: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex, so the question is could there be a new pregnancy since September. If a repeat test a few days later is still positive, then a pregnancy is the likely cause. ...Read more

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I had a medical abortion 4 weeks ago. Why is my pregnancy test positive? I did have unprotected sex 1 week after but he pulled out.

I had a medical abortion 4 weeks ago. Why is my pregnancy test positive? I did have unprotected sex 1 week after but he pulled out.

See your GYN: To assure you are still not pregnant, or got pregnant again. Practice safe sex if you do not want to get pregnant, get on bc and use condoms to prevent sti's. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long after abortion does pregnancy test read positive?

Depends: On how high the HCG was when you had the abortion: the higher (farther along) the longer it will take to disappear. I've seen it take up to 8 weeks. ...Read more

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How long will a pregnancy test show positive after an abortion?

Varies: Bhcg resolution varies from person to person. It may take a few days or a few weeks. Unless you had sex without condoms or birth control after your abortion then the pregnancy test is still detecting left over hormone from the previous pregnancy. Recheck it once and week until it resolves. Start birth control to prevent another unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more

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Its been six weeks since my abortion.An still getting a strong pregnancy test why is that?

Its been six weeks since my abortion.An still getting a strong pregnancy test why is that?

Retained tissue?: It's possible that you have some retained tissue. It's also possible that your hormone level is dropping appropriately. I would recommend you see your doctor. They can perform an ultrasound to ensure uterus empty, as well as order an HCG to see what your hormone level is, quantitatively (by the numbers). Best of luck! ...Read more

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What is the soonest i can take a pregnancy test after an abortion, without receiving a false result?

What is the soonest i can take a pregnancy test after an abortion, without receiving a false result?

Depends..: How far along the pregnancy was when it was lost will determine how soon the placental hormones become undetectable. In general, after 1-2 weeks the upt should become negative again (earlier for miscarriages before 8 weeks). Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and good luck next time! ...Read more

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Abortion may 29 2015 took pregnancy test today had 2 lines but 1 was very very light could I be pregnant?

See doctor: It would be prudent to see your doctor for a Blood HCG level, if that is more than 5 units, there may be need to exclude retained products of conception. ...Read more

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Where can I get an abortion in toronto for free what is the cheapest and most reliable pregnancy test i can buy ?

Where can I get an abortion in toronto for free what is the cheapest and most reliable pregnancy test i can buy ?

1st things 1st: If a woman has had unprotected sex and/or has symptoms or signs of pregnancy, she can perform a home pregnancy test. If that test is positive, she can confirm it by seeing a doctor. If the pregnancy is confirmed, she can learn the number of weeks and her options. At that point she can discuss her plans with significant people in her life. We cannot recommend any approach or doctor here, however. ...Read more

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Hi i just want to ask i had an abortion last 2 weeks ago and i just had an pregnancy test today but still positive what can I do?

Prob ok: Unless you had sex without condoms or birth control after your abortion then the pregnancy test is still detecting left over hormone from the previous pregnancy. Recheck it once and week until it resolves. Start birth control to prevent another unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Abortion (Definition)

In medical circles, the term abortion applies to any loss of a pregnancy before 25 weeks, such as spotaneous abortion (ie miscarrage). In non-medical circles, it refers to the termination of ...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