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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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Can blood tests determine pregancy at 2-3weeks pregnant?

Can blood tests determine pregancy at 2-3weeks pregnant?

Yes: Yes..Blood tests can pick up pregnancy very early..Sometimes as early as 7-10 days from conception. Important to remember that most women don't know exactly when conception actually occurred. Also, blood and urine tests only tell you of pregnancy..A single test does not assure a normal pregnancy or even normal location (could be ectopic - out of uterus). ...Read more

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Missed periods and negative pregnancy tests x2?

Missed periods and negative pregnancy tests x2?

Anovulation: It sounds as if you're having anovulatory cycles. These are cycles where the ovary fails to release an egg, which disrupts hormonal levels. ...Read more

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Hyperthyroidism and positive pregnancy tests?

Hyperthyroidism and positive pregnancy tests?

See your doctor: Thyroid medication often requires dose adjustments in the first part of pregnancy. You should continue on your regular medication for now, but call and make an appointment to be seen soon. ...Read more

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Is missed periods, negative pregnancy and ultra sound tests normal?

Is missed periods, negative pregnancy and ultra sound tests normal?

Many possibilities: At 38 years of age there are a wide variety of possibilities. You need a doctor to work this up. Premature menopause, thyroid malfunction, stress, sudden weight changes, medication side effects are just a few possibilities. ...Read more

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Late period, unprotected sex, negative home pregnancy test. ?

Late period, unprotected sex, negative home pregnancy test. ?

How late?: You may take a blood test for HCG which more sensitive than a urine test and is generally positive one day after a missed period, if you are pregnant. Or you could repeat the test in 4-5 days, unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Postive urine tests and negative blood test and pregnancy symtoms. Could i be pregnant?

Postive urine tests and negative blood test and pregnancy symtoms. Could i be pregnant?

Need to re do test: Blood test is generally more sensitive and reliable than a urine test for pregnancy. You may wish to repeat the urine test as you can do that home. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. Only do the home test if you are 4-5 days past the expected onset of your period. ...Read more

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Do early pregnancy tests work?

Do early pregnancy tests work?

Yes they do: Urine pregnancy tests are not quite as sensative as the blood test is but after a certain gestational age accurate as well. ...Read more

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Are pregnancy tests during spotting accurate?

If the spotting : Occurs while you are actually pregnant - then yes it is ok to take a pregnancy test at that time. ...Read more

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Neg pregnancy and prolactin urine tests, but still pregnant?

Pregnancy test: If there is reason to believe you may be pregnant, a repeat urine test or getting a blood pregnancy test may be needed. If all of these are negative, it is unlikely that you are pregnant. See your doctor for more assistance. ...Read more

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Can home pregnancy test detect abdominal pregnancy?

Yes: Home pregnancy tests can detect whether you are pregnant or not. They do not tell you the location of the pregnancy. if you are pregnant, it will test positive. An ultrasound can help identify if you have an abnormal pregnancy. Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Clearblue.Easy.Ovulation test show pregnancy?

Clearblue.Easy.Ovulation test show pregnancy?

No: Home pregnancy tests are used to detect pregnancy and ovulation tests are used to detect ovulation. Take care. ...Read more

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3 consecutive missed periods, several negative pregnancy tests. Take Loestrin 1.5/30 reliably. Pregnancy tests inaccurate? Should I get a blood test?

3 consecutive missed periods, several negative pregnancy tests. Take Loestrin 1.5/30 reliably. Pregnancy tests inaccurate? Should I get a blood test?

Not Uncommon: There are some women who may eventually stop menstruating on OCPs, especially if they have been on them for a period of time. Or, if they have some conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome. If 3 pregnancy tests are negative, you are not likely to be pregnant. As long as you take your BCP as directed, there should be nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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How accurate are home pregnancy tests?

How accurate are home pregnancy tests?

Very: The pregnancy test is very accurate. It measures to 25 miu of b-hcg. In other words it turns positive about a week after conception. ...Read more

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How accurate are home pregnancy tests?

How accurate are home pregnancy tests?

Very accurate: They are very accurate, but no test is perfect. If you are concerned the test is wrong, you can have your dr perform a blood test. ...Read more

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How accurate are home pregnency tests and what does single line on it means and best way to take home preg. Test ???

How accurate are home pregnency tests and what does single line on it means and best way to take home preg. Test ???

Read instructions!: Girls can follow directions! I hope. All the pregnancy tests have specific instructions for how to use them, when to use them, and how to read the results. Different brands have different rules. Read the instructions. If negative and no period repeat in 1 week and/or see MD. Use protection! Unprotected sex causes more (and worse) things than pregnancy (like sexually transmitted diseases) ...Read more

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Took ecp after sex, periods came one week late than usual. Took 3 urine pregnency tests 10 to 15 days aftr sex came out negative. Can i still b prgnt?

Took ecp after sex, periods came one week late than usual. Took 3 urine pregnency tests 10 to 15 days aftr sex came out negative. Can i still b prgnt?

Unlikely: The morning after pill is a high dose hormone designed to disrupt the lining of the uterus to make it less hospitable for implantation by the embryo. Since it alters things hormonal, your period will be a bit different as a result. Very common. ...Read more

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Missed my last period andhad two pregnency tests which are negative and now got brown spots from last 3 days.My period is getting late frm last 3month

UCG is needed: I suppose you are talking about urine pregnancy tests. To resolve your concern, have a ucg done by your md. It is a blood test to determine how high they are. Blood test more reliable than urine unl;ess your hormone level is really high to show in the urine. Drbelga. ...Read more

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How can a pregnency test work?

How can a pregnency test work?

HCG: Hcg (hormone human chorionic gonadotropin) which is produced during pregnancy can trigger a positive on a pregnancy test when the level is sufficient. Different tests have different thresholds. ...Read more

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Can i test pregnency at my home?

Can i test pregnency at my home?

Urine pregnancy test: Typically, pregnancy tests performed on a woman's urine are available without a doctor's prescription in drug stores. ...Read more

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What are the tests required to confirm pregnency?

What are the tests required to confirm pregnency?

Urine pregnancy test: A store bought pregnancy test is fine to confirm a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Took a pregnency test a week after sex came out positive, is it valid?

Took a pregnency test a week after sex came out positive, is it valid?

Pregnancy test: The at home pregnancy tests are usually very reliable but can give you "false positives", i.e. They say they're positive, but in reality it's not for a true pregnancy. You can repeat the at home pregnancy test or get a blood HCG test from your doctor. An ultrasound will also confirm pregnancy that's occurring within the uterus and not somewhere else (fallopian tubes). Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is bpp test in pregnancy.

What is bpp test in pregnancy.

Fetal testing: A bpp (biophysical profile) is a type of antenatal testing designed to determine the status of the fetus. It is offered to women who have high risk conditions such as diabetes, pprom, hypertension, etc. And is performed in the third trimester of pregnancy. It involves using an ultrasound to check certain fetal movements/activity and to measure the amount of fluid around the baby. ...Read more

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What tests are done during pregnancy?

What tests are done during pregnancy?

Blood and urine: 1. CBC (complete blood count). 2. Blood type and screen. 3. Variety of STD screens, including HIV. 4. Urine culture. 5. Pap smear (age 21 and over). The above list is not exhaustive. ...Read more

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Possible pregnancy, when should I test?

Possible pregnancy, when should I test?

Day post late period: If your periods are regular, you can pregnancy home test within a day after your period is late. If your cycle is irregular or uncertain, test yourself 21 days from time of probable last unprotected sex. A first morning specimen when you arise in the morning is best but not required. If the test is negative, wait three days and retest or go in to your provider and get checked. ...Read more

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When exactly am i suppose to test pregnancy?

When exactly am i suppose to test pregnancy?

After missed period: A pregnancy test from home will likely be positive around the time of the expected period. Tests can sometimes be + as early as 7-10 d after unprotected sex, but more commonly turn positive the week after you expected to get your period. Blood pregnancy tests are somewhat more sensitive than home tests. ...Read more

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Can i test my pregnancy during my first month?

Clarify : If you mean can you do a pregnancy test to find out if you are pregnant then yes. If you mean can you see a doctor to make sure the pregnancy is proceeding normally then yes. If you are asking something different then please reword your question and ask again. ...Read more

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When does a pregnancy show positive on a test?

Not very far: Usually within a week after fertilization enough pregnancy hormone is produced to cause + results on a home test. Blood tests can show even sooner. ...Read more

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What do I do after i test positive for pregnancy?

See an...: ....Obstetrician. They specialize in taking care of pregnant women and delivering babies. You should begin seeing an obstetrician as soon as you know you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Symptoms of pregnancy in first month after a test?

Symptoms of pregnancy in first month after a test?

Varies individually: Varies from one individual to another, and from one pregnancy to another. Some symptoms of early pregnancy include nausea, vomiting, breat tenderness. ...Read more