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Took one pregnancy test last week. Positive 1-2 weeks. Took another one this morning, positive 2-3 weeks. Does this mean things are progressing ok?

Took one pregnancy test last week. Positive 1-2 weeks. Took another one this morning, positive 2-3 weeks. Does this mean things are progressing ok?

Yes: Urine test does not measure the quantity of HCG in blood and is not useful to monitor the progress of pregnancy. If you are feeling okay and there is no abnormal bleeding, it is okay. I hope that you are under the care of a doctor for the sake of your and your baby's health. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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 am unsure if I am pregnant as I have been told several different things in the last week. It all started as i took a pregnancy test and got a positi?

I am unsure if I am pregnant as I have been told several different things in the last week. It all started as i took a pregnancy test and got a positi?

Likely pregnant: If you got a positive pregnancy test then at the moment you are pregnant. Now to know whether this is a healthy pregnancy you can get blood pregnancy test and if the number doubles in 3 days it is viable. If the number goes down or doesn't rise it likely a pregnancy that isn't viable. There are several rare circumstances when the pregnancy test is positive but there's no pregnancy. ...Read more

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I had a positive pregnancy test today. Im about four to five weeks. I have been lifting heavy things at work. Have I harmed NY baby in an way?

I had a positive pregnancy test today. Im about four to five weeks. I have been lifting heavy things at work.  Have I harmed NY baby in an way?

Not at all.: A normal pregnancy is not affected by the kind of activity you described. Please see your doctor for proper antenatal care for the sake of your and your baby's health. ...Read more

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I've missed two periods and got 4 negative pregnancy test btw I've never had sex just things with clothes on what could be wrong what should I do?

I've missed two periods and got 4 negative pregnancy test btw I've never had sex  just things with clothes on  what could be wrong what should I do?

Can be normal: There can be variations in a womans menstrual cycle that are considered normal and not to alarm about. If these changes become consistent and constant, then evaluation with a provider can shed some light on a problem. ...Read more

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Do some pregnancy test don't work?

Do some pregnancy test don't work?

Rare: The currently available pregnancy tests are accurate over 98% of the time. It is uncommon for one to be wrong. ...Read more

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Don?T understand how do I read a pregnancy test?

Don?T understand how do I read a pregnancy test?

Read instructions: Read the instructions on the test you buy and look for the color change line or indicator on the stick. ...Read more

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I am 17 days late I still haven't done a pregnancy test?

I am 17 days late I still haven't done a pregnancy test?

It may be time: I hope that you get the result that you want, and that if you are going to be a mother, that it brings you true happiness. ...Read more

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I just took a pregnancy test an it was positive how come i don't feel pregnant?

I just took a pregnancy test an it was positive how come i don't feel pregnant?

Some don't until: Many women know very early on that they pregnant, with symptoms such as morning sickness, spotting, mild cramping etc...Some people actually don't feel anything until they miss their period. Some don't even know until a few months later if they have very irregular periods etc... So eat well, sleep well, exercise regularly, don't smoke/drink, take your prenatals. Congrats. Consult doc. Good luck. ...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