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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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Measured 5 on blood pregnancy test could i be pregnant?

Measured 5 on blood pregnancy test could i be pregnant?

Possibly: Although not probable, its possible. Try a home pregnancy test. If negative, repeat in a week. If you're still having menstrual irregularities, see your doctor. ...Read more

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At what point does a urine pregnancy test measure hCG of 25mlu?

At what point does a urine pregnancy test measure hCG of 25mlu?

Very early.: In normal pregnancy, HCG can be detected in blood in 7 days after fertilization of egg. It doubles every alternate day and reaches 100 mlu/ml at the first missed menstrual period. ...Read more

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How soon after conception would a pregnancy test measure 25 ml/iu (threshold for most urine pregnant tests)?

How soon after conception would a pregnancy test measure 25 ml/iu (threshold for most urine pregnant tests)?

Take a test : Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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How accurate is a home pregnancy test that measures 25 miu day of conception(with faint results, or at least 3 days after conception) is it possible?

How accurate is a home pregnancy test that measures 25 miu day of conception(with faint results, or at least 3 days after conception) is it possible?

Either way: The newer home pregnancy tests are positive within 72 hours when you be starting your next expected period. If it's negative, wait 1 week. ...Read more

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had my cycle sept 13th 2014 and its a 31 day cycle. i took a pregnancy test on the 11th of oct and it was postive. i got a ultrasound today (vaginal)and the fetus only measured 5 weeks and 2 days, now how it that possible im suppose to be 6 weeks and 4 d

 had my cycle sept 13th 2014 and its a 31 day cycle.
i took a pregnancy test on the 11th of oct and it was postive.
i got a ultrasound today (vaginal)and the fetus only measured 5 weeks and 2 days,
now how it that possible im suppose to be 6 weeks and 4 d

Dates in pregnancy: When the age of a fetus or a delivery date is calculated from the dates of a women's menstrual cycle we say "plus or minus 2 weeks". Menstrual cycles vary in length and regularity and it is impossible to know the exact moment the pregnancy started. During an ultrasound multiple different measurements of the fetus are taken and while this may be more accurate it is also not exact. ...Read more

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Why would someone start feeling nauseous every night around 5 or 6 p.m and the women takes a pregnancy test and comes back Negitive?

Why would someone start feeling nauseous every night around 5 or 6 p.m and the women takes a pregnancy test and comes back Negitive?

Find symptom's cause: Nausea/vomiting may be gi-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary & pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems). Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, & even reaction to stress. Find & treat cause. ...Read more

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Floating pregnancy test?

Floating pregnancy test?

?: ? Not sure what you are referring to? Are you asking about increased plasma levels in women? ...Read more

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When to take pregnancy test?

Hpt: At least one early pregnancy test product states it can provide results 6 days prior to a missed period. The company states it is > 99% accurate the day of the expected period. If you are using a standard pregnancy test would wait until you miss a period. If negative and still no period would repeat HPT in a week. Take care. ...Read more

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Can a pregnancy test be wrong?

Can a pregnancy test be wrong?

Any test can be: Wrong. However, if done correctly and after about a week past a missed period, these tests are generally accurate. ...Read more

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What is the best pregnancy test?

What is the best pregnancy test?

Blood test: The most accurate pregnancy test is a blood pregnancy test. This test measures a hormone called hcg, which is produced once the embryo implants into the uterus. ...Read more

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When a pregnancy test will work?

When a pregnancy test will work?

1 week late: Home pregnancy tests will turn positive when you're about 1 week late. If it's negative, repeat it in 1 week. ...Read more

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When can i take pregnancy test ?

When can i take pregnancy test ?

Missed period...: A home pregnancy test should be taken when you miss a period. If it is negative and the period doesn't start repeat test in one week. ...Read more

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How reliable is a pregnancy test?

Depends what type: Many urines can measure down to25- 30 miu a few even lower but the concemtartion of the urine can effect the accuarcy, but a blood test measures down to 5 miu and is not affected obviously by urine concentration, and no urine test can measure that low. ...Read more

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Using pH level as pregnancy test?

Using pH level as pregnancy test?

No: The vaginal ph is not significantly affected by pregnancy. It would not be an accurate way to diagnose pregnancy. ...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