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Doctor insights on: What Does It Mean When You Lactate And Not Pregnant

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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 have been trying to get pregnant for a year now and I keep getting all the pregnancy symptoms but no pregnancy. What does this mean?

I have been trying to get pregnant for a year now and I keep getting all the pregnancy symptoms but no pregnancy. What does this mean?

False symptoms: Pregnancy symptoms can be the same as anxiety symptoms. These symptoms include nausea, abdominal pain, and fatigue. You should try relaxing and stop trying to get pregnant. Yoga and guided meditation can help. Also, if you are working out too much, it can affect regular ovulation. Also, know that there may be nothing wrong, your body needs time. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What does a question mark mean on a first response yes or no pregnancy test?

What does a question mark mean on a first response yes or no pregnancy test?

Not enough Hormone: The test relies on the presence of a pregnasncy hormone to be positive. If ther is a question, then there is not enough hormone to be sure. Wait 1 week, and test a first morning urine specimen, or have a lab do a serum pregnancy test. ...Read more

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My manual pregnancy test showed no pregnancy with a shadow at the back what does it mean?

My manual pregnancy  test showed no pregnancy with a shadow at the back what does it mean?

Unclear question: If you had unprotected sex since your last period and missed your period by more than 5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative, 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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Is it normal to still lactate two years after giving birth? Or does that mean that I am pregnant again?

Is it normal to still lactate two years after giving birth? Or does that mean that I am pregnant again?

Not necessarily: If you are still breastfeeding its very possible to still be lactating. If your breast started to leak and you are not breastfeeding it could be a medication side effect or endocrine (hormone) problem. If you are not breastfeeding an infant, you need to contact your doctor for an exam and possible testing. As for being pregnant, most women do not lactate while pregnant. ...Read more

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Does getting periods mean no pregnancy?

Does getting periods mean no pregnancy?

Yes: If you are having periods about the same time each month that are normal in length and amount of flow, you are unlikely to be pregnant. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I am just wondering having regular periods and negative tests means no pregnancy because my friend is very parionied she had read online that some la?

I am just wondering having regular periods and negative tests means no pregnancy because my friend is very parionied  she had read online that some la?

Yes: If your friend is having regular periods and negative pregnancy tests, then she is not pregnant. If she is having other symptoms that would lead her to believe she is, she should discuss these symptoms further with her doctor in order to find out the cause. Best wishes. ...Read more

Lactate (Definition)

Lactation is the act of making breast milk. The chemical lactate is lactic acid, a product of glucose metabolism. If there are abnormalities of the kidney or the metabolism of glucose, Lactic Acid may be high. Don't confuse lactate with lactose, which is the sugar found in milk that causes gas and cramps in people ...Read more