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On the prenancy test strip does pink means your pregnant ?

On the prenancy test strip does pink means your pregnant ?

Read instructions.: Because all test strips are designed differently, it is important to read and follow the instructions carefully. ...Read more

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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I just took a answer test strip pregnancy test. It came out all pink with a dark pink and white line. Does that mean I'm pregnant?

I just took a answer test strip pregnancy test. It came out all pink with a dark pink and white line. Does that mean I'm pregnant?

Read instructions: Did you have unprotected sex? Did you miss a period? If yes to both, re do the pregnancy test and follow the instructions carefully. If it is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. 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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I took a pregnancy test and a half line appeared. It is distinct and coloured pink but only extends halfway across the strip. What might this mean?

I took a pregnancy test and a half line appeared. It is distinct and coloured  pink but only extends halfway across the strip. What might this mean?

Need to re do test: Please repeat the test in a couple of days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully, including the time frame within which the test should be read. ...Read more

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What does it mean to "strip membranes" in pregnancy?

What does it mean to "strip membranes" in pregnancy?

Induction method: While your doctor or midwife is checking your cervical dilation at the end of your pregnancy, they can sweep their finger in a circle to slightly loosen the bag of water from the top of the cervix. This "membrane stripping" can release a hormone called prostaglandin that may help to induce labor if your body is ready. Spotting and some cramping is common after this exam. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant and went to the doctor today. While doing my internal exam, she asked me if I wanted her to strip my membranes. What does that mean?

I am 38 weeks pregnant and went to the doctor today. While doing my internal exam, she asked me if I wanted her to strip my membranes. What does that mean?

Preparing for Labor: The membranes are loosely adherent to the lining of the uterus. During the exam, if the cervix is open enough to allow passage of the examiners finger, the finger can be swept between the membranes and the lower uterine wall breaking this loose adhesion. This releases compounds that can further soften and thin the cervix and cause an earlier onset of labor. ...Read more

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Does ovulation mean you're pregnant?

Does ovulation mean you're pregnant?

Just the opposite: Ovulation means a woman is not pregnant. Pregnant women do not ovulate. Of course, pregnant women got pregnant (if a natural pregnancy) by ovulating and spending some time with guys (who contributed sperm). After becoming pregnant, a woman won't ovulate again until weeks or months after her baby is born. ...Read more

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Is it true that a positive OPK test can mean that you're pregnant?

Ovulation prediction: I assume you're referring to ovulation prediction kit (opk). If that's the case, a positive test confirms you've ovulated but says nothing about pregnancy. To determine if you're pregnant, you need to take a pregnancy test (not ovulation prediction test). Of course you need to take test as directed, in other words, at least 4 wks after last menstrual period, not just any random day less than 4wk. ...Read more

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Does discharge stop if you're pregnant? I stopped having discharge 2 days ago, what does this mean?

Does discharge stop if you're pregnant? I stopped having discharge 2 days ago, what does this mean?

Likely nothing: Discharge can change form day to day whether pregnant or not; mild changes in discharge do not mean you are pregnant (or not) and usually are not a cause for worry. ...Read more

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I'm 20weeks pregnant & dr told me I have thick placenta. What does that means baby is growing fine.?

I'm 20weeks pregnant & dr told me I have thick placenta. What does that means baby is growing fine.?

Good question: "thick" placentae sre just now being carefully defined. The takehome message is that if your baby is growing normally, then that's all that counts. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you are two weeks late and tired and sick lately does that mean you're pregnant?

I'm just wondering, if you are two weeks late and tired and sick lately does that mean you're pregnant?

HPT: It does if you have a positive pregnancy test. The symptoms on their own are suggestive of pregnancy but don't necessarily mean you are pregnant. ...Read more

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What does it mean when i work and it hurt my abdinoimail area ER dr told me i may have herrnia from when i was pregnant...

What does it mean when i work and it hurt my abdinoimail area ER dr told me i may have herrnia from when i was pregnant...

Hernia info: Hernias are literally opening that don't belong there that something is able to push through. It's possible you have an inguinal (groin), an umbilical (belly button), a ventral (either midline or off to the side below the level of the umbilicus), or an incisional (in a surgical scar) hernia. Pregnancy increases the pressure inside the abdomen & can make it worse. See your surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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My wife is 11 week pregnant and we went for sonography. The NT came 2mm. Her age is 24yrs please suggest what does it mean?

NT= 2 ??: I am not sure what NT stands for but... Just as there are standard curves for growth in wt an length and head circumphrence there is a spread around the mean. What we really are looking for most closely is the continuing growth of th fetus. ...Read more

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If youre ovulating, does it mean you are not pregnant?

If youre ovulating, does it mean you are not pregnant?

That's correct!: When you're pregnant, you create hormones that tell your brain to stop signaling your ovaries to produce monthly eggs. So regular periods (a result of having unfertilized eggs) mean that you're not pregnant. ...Read more

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Can men get pregnant by natural means?

Can men get pregnant by natural means?

Men and pregnancy: Men are not made in natural way to get pregnant and incubate pregnancy to term because they lack ovary, fallopian tube and uterus.
Getting pregnant require the egg which after it is fertilized with a spermatozoa, is carried via the fallopian tube and the embryo is implanted into the endometrium. ...Read more