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What do pregnancy test results mean?

What do pregnancy test results mean?

You're pregnant?: Pregnancy tests come in two varieties. One says yes or no as to being pregnant (urine or blood tested). The other is a blood test which tells how much pregnancy hormone(hcg) is in your blood and can be useful for your doctor in assessing how your pregnancy is progressing. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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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 if a pregnancy test does not show any result?

What does it mean if a pregnancy test does not show any result?

Inconclusive: This is rare when this happens but my suggestion is to try again this is happen very infrequently. ...Read more

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Took pregnancy test results neg.(4 of them) i've gained 46lbs in a month no cycle for november, could i be?I also look 4 to 5months.

Took pregnancy test results neg.(4 of them) i've gained 46lbs in a month no cycle for november, could i be?I also look 4 to 5months.

46 : 46 pounds in one month is very extreme. The average weight gain for pregnancy is 25-30 pounds for the whole pregnancy. If four tests have been neg, then you are likely not pregnant. On the other hand the weight gain is worrisome. It could be fluid which could indicate a heart/circulatory problem, uterine or other gynelogical isse like a tumor; also hormonal issues (i.E thyroid) and diabetes need to be ruled out. Please see your doctor right away for a medical evaluation and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a pregnancy test result appears right away?

What does it mean when a pregnancy test result appears right away?

Lots of HCG: A quicker response means a higher level of pregnancy hormone (hcg), which would be the case in an advanced pregnancy, multiple gestation (twins or more), or in a molar pregnancy (an abnormal condition). ...Read more

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Will you get an accurate pregnancy test results 5.3 weeks after sex?

Will you get an accurate pregnancy test results 5.3 weeks after sex?

You should: That's been plenty of time for a test to reveal a positive result. ...Read more

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Is 24 days after sex long enough to get accurate pregnancy test results?

Is 24 days after sex long enough to get accurate pregnancy test results?

Yes: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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I took a pregnancy test at planned parenthood and they said my results are negative. But im 6 days late..What does this mean?

I took a pregnancy test at planned parenthood and they said my results are negative. But im 6 days late..What does this mean?

Not pregnant: A negative pregnancy test means that you were not pregnant. You need to see a doctor to discuss your irregular menstrual cycles and to start birth-control. ...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