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Dr. James Krick
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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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What does it mean when your 6dpo and pregnancy test has a smudged negative and then disappears later?

What does it mean when your 6dpo and pregnancy test has a smudged negative and then disappears later?

A need for patience: Doing a pregnancy test at 6 days after ovulation means there is a need for more patience. Having an endless amount of patience is one of the most important things to achieve for any future parent. A urine pregnancy test done correctly gives a reliable result 1 week after missing a period (or 3 weeks after sex, for women with irregular periods). There is usually no need to test sooner than that. ...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?

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

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