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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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At what point does a urine pregnancy test measure hCG of 25mlu?

At what point does a urine pregnancy test measure hCG of 25mlu?

Very early.: In normal pregnancy, HCG can be detected in blood in 7 days after fertilization of egg. It doubles every alternate day and reaches 100 mlu/ml at the first missed menstrual period. ...Read more

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Measured 5 on blood pregnancy test could i be pregnant?

Measured 5 on blood pregnancy test could i be pregnant?

Possibly: Although not probable, its possible. Try a home pregnancy test. If negative, repeat in a week. If you're still having menstrual irregularities, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How soon after conception would a pregnancy test measure 25 ml/iu (threshold for most urine pregnant tests)?

How soon after conception would a pregnancy test measure 25 ml/iu (threshold for most urine pregnant tests)?

Take a test : Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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How accurate is a home pregnancy test that measures 25 miu day of conception(with faint results, or at least 3 days after conception) is it possible?

How accurate is a home pregnancy test that measures 25 miu day of conception(with faint results, or at least 3 days after conception) is it possible?

Either way: The newer home pregnancy tests are positive within 72 hours when you be starting your next expected period. If it's negative, wait 1 week. ...Read more

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had my cycle sept 13th 2014 and its a 31 day cycle. i took a pregnancy test on the 11th of oct and it was postive. i got a ultrasound today (vaginal)and the fetus only measured 5 weeks and 2 days, now how it that possible im suppose to be 6 weeks and 4 d

 had my cycle sept 13th 2014 and its a 31 day cycle.
i took a pregnancy test on the 11th of oct and it was postive.
i got a ultrasound today (vaginal)and the fetus only measured 5 weeks and 2 days,
now how it that possible im suppose to be 6 weeks and 4 d

Dates in pregnancy: When the age of a fetus or a delivery date is calculated from the dates of a women's menstrual cycle we say "plus or minus 2 weeks". Menstrual cycles vary in length and regularity and it is impossible to know the exact moment the pregnancy started. During an ultrasound multiple different measurements of the fetus are taken and while this may be more accurate it is also not exact. ...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

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