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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 a question mark on a first response pregnancy test mean?

What does a question mark on a first response pregnancy test mean?

FIRST RESPONSE Early: Result pregnancy test is reported to detect HCG up to 6 days prior to your anticipated period. A certain amount of HCG is required to trigger a + result for the test. A? Means that the threshold was not met. Recommend you repeat in a week with the first morning void. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get a question mark on a pregnancy test?

What does it mean when you get a question mark on a pregnancy test?

Definitely maybe: It means the results are borderline positive, something you might see very early in pregnancy, so you are definitely maybe pregnant but the results are not strong enough to say a definite yes. You can try another brand or wait a few days and try again. A blood test wold be more definitive but a home test should be positive soon if you really are pregnant. ...Read more

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I took a first response pregnancy test and a question mark showed up. What does that mean?

FIRST RESPONSE Early: Result pregnancy test is reported to detect HCG up to 6 days prior to your anticipated period. A certain amount of HCG is required to trigger a + result for the test. A? Means that the threshold was not met. Recommend you repeat in a week with the first morning void. ...Read more

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I used a first response digital pregnancy test and a question mark showed up as a result. Why didn't it just show up negative?

I used a first response digital pregnancy test and a question mark showed up as a result. Why didn't it just show up negative?

Need to repeat: There is some HCG but not enough to be diagnostic of pregnancy. Please 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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Hi my question is what kind of pregnancy test I take I heard the dollars are not good what brand should of pregncy test is ok?

Hi my question is what kind of pregnancy test I take I heard the dollars are not good what brand should of pregncy test is ok?

See pharmacy stores: Walmart, CVS, WAlgreens, other pharmacy stores carry great Pregnancy test kits for your convenience
Use the one that fits your budget
Regards
Dr M ...Read more

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Hi my question is I have tested my pregnancy test with expired test it's still giving positive result is it correct or not? Expired year is 2013

Hi my question is I have tested my pregnancy test with expired test it's still giving positive result is it correct or not? Expired year is 2013

Great question!: There is not a good way to predict the validity of your expired pregnancy test. It will be important to repeat it with a fresh test, but assume and treat your body as if you ARE pregnant until proven otherwise. ...Read more

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What if I take a pregnancy test and the one is darkest and the other line is like a color pink? Iam a pregnant or no? Plssssssss answer my question.

What if I take a pregnancy test and the one is darkest and the other line is like a color pink? Iam a pregnant or no? Plssssssss answer my question.

Probably but depends: This somewhat depends on the brand of test; most, though, will have one line that is called the "control" that will always be solid and darker. The other line on most tests will show up if the person is pregnant. Sometimes this is much lighter than the control. I would recommend checking the package to see if that's what it shows and seeing your physician for confirmation. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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All rhthe questions I have asked were answered saying take a pregnancy test, but all of them came out neg. So what do I do now. Still having symptoms?

All rhthe questions I have asked were answered saying take a pregnancy test, but all of them came out neg. So what do I do now. Still having symptoms?

Time to see doctor: There is only so much that can be resolved in this forum. If you have missed more than two periods and pregnancy test results are negative, it is time to see your doctor for an in-person evaluation. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...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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Continued from last question...This month (sept) I am late again, 3 neg pregnancy test. What's goin on?

Continued from last question...This month (sept) I am late again, 3 neg pregnancy test. What's goin on?

Time to see MD: If you have missed more than two periods without being pregnant, it may be time to see your doctor as it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/amenorrhea/ds00581. ...Read more

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Another question is why did I have for a pregnancy test come back positive and then I took 3 more and it was negative?

Another question is why did I have for a pregnancy test come back positive and then I took 3 more and it was negative?

See below: About 25% of early pregnancies are lost spontaneously due to chromosomal defects in the embryo. You may have lost an early pregnancy which would explain one positive test and negative follow-up tests. Another possibility is that the first test was not done correctly. ...Read more

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My tubes are tide and I took two pregnancy test one came up postive that's the first one and the second one came up negative. My question could I be?

My tubes are tide and I took two pregnancy test one came up postive that's the first one and the second one came up negative. My question could I be?

Not unless....: Unless your tubal liagtion failed (roughly 1 in 100 do) your chance of natural conception is zero. Since it is still possible for a ligation ("tied') to fail, you should test again in a few days, or get your doctor to do a blood test for pregnancy. Good wishes. ...Read more

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After 19days iui light bleeding how can I feel I can self pregnancy test but nagative please respond my question?

After 19days iui light bleeding how can I feel I can self pregnancy test but nagative please respond my question?

Tests are accurate: Today's home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test will give a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or when conception might have happened) 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. ...Read more

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OkAy I'm sorry this is a correction from the last question. Is it to early to take a pregnancy test when I'm 3 days late? Last period : July 26 2014

OkAy I'm sorry this is a correction from the last question. Is it to early to take a pregnancy test when I'm 3 days late? Last period : July 26 2014

Not too early.: I think I answered this, because I figured the date was wrong, since you said your were late. Check the directions of various over-the-counter pregnancy tests. Repeat in a week, if negative and no period. If still negative and no period, see your doc. ...Read more

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Last period was April 21, I took a pregnancy test with the lines saying negative but then in the AM I took a digital test and I got a question mark??

Re do in 2-3 days: You may wish to repeat the test in 2-3 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the package carefully. You may consult this site for signs and symptoms of pregnancy.
http://www. Webmd. Com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant ...Read more

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Hello, I got 2 digital pregnancy test and they both showed a question mark after taking them. I have heard its because there is not enough hcg. Wh?

Hello, I got 2 digital pregnancy test and they both showed a question mark after taking them. I have heard its because there is not enough hcg. Wh?

Redo test in 5 days: If you had sex since your last period and missed your period by 4-5 days, you may re do 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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My question was is it the pills that are causing me to have all these symptoms or can I be expecting with out knowing but the home pregnancy test was negative im confused?

My question was is it the pills that are causing me to have all these symptoms or can I be expecting with out knowing but the home pregnancy test was negative im confused?

Best to see a OB-GYN: Your symtoms need a professional face to face visit to sort out these details. Please find an ob-gyn immediately to get some help. ...Read more

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Hi I have a question...well actually several questions. I'm pretty sure I'm pregnant, I've been to the doctors twice and each time I've done pregnancy test, one urine one blood, both negative. Also because the test came out negative the doctors wouldn't ac

Hi I have a question...well actually several questions. I'm pretty sure I'm pregnant, I've been to the doctors twice and each time I've done pregnancy test, one urine one blood, both negative. Also because the test came out negative the doctors wouldn't ac

You are not pregnant: Urine tests are accurate and blood tests are very accurate in detecting pregnancy. If you think you are pregnant bc you are late for your period, or your breasts hurt or other symptoms, there is probably another explanation. If you are having any new or concerning symptoms, a doctor should be willing to see you. You do not have to be pregnant to be seen by an Ob-Gyn. ...Read more

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Hi, I had a question doc. If a urine pregnancy test is faint positive. .. Should it get darker... If not aftr being 6 days overdue...Means what?

Hi, I had a question doc. If a urine pregnancy test is faint positive. .. Should it get darker... If not aftr being 6 days overdue...Means what?

Faint + is positive: The currently available home pregnancy test kits are highly accurate and easy to do, though they are not perfect. But, seeing a faint positive line is highly likely that you are pregnant. If u want a quick sure answer, do another test, use different brand. Retest in 3-5 days will likely give strong positive. Start your prenatals, eat well/exercise regularly, and consult doc congrats and good luck. ...Read more

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Follow up to my question:i'm on day 40 of my cycle and no period, I'm usually regular within 28 to31 days. Took a pregnancy test and was neg. Now what?

Follow up to my question:i'm on day 40 of my cycle and no period, I'm usually regular within 28 to31 days. Took a pregnancy test and was neg. Now what?

Irregular cycles: Many things can affect regularity of cycles (e.g. Weight changes, diet changes, stress, etc...). Repeat pregnancy test in 1 week to be sure and rule out pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hi I have a question I had my last period on may 11th and I just did the pregnancy test it shoes negative is it still early? Let me know please. Thank

Hi I have a question I had my last period on may 11th and I just did the pregnancy test it shoes negative is it still early? Let me know please. Thank

Possibly: The timing of the positive test depends on when you ovulated and when you possibly got pregnant. If you have a regular 28 day cycle and ovulate on day 14, then yes, a home urine pregnancy test should be positive at this time.
I you have a regular 35 day cycle and ovulate on day 21, then maybe no, the test would not always be positive by now. ...Read more

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Hi, I have one question I GT my period really early last month but it missed it this month my pregnancy test reads negative could it be just irregular?

Hi, I have one question I GT my period really early last month but it missed it this month my pregnancy test reads negative could it be just irregular?

Pregnancy: A home urinary test is accurate. It may not be positive until one week after your missed period. If you have any doubt and the test remains negative get a blood pregnancy test. It sounds like you didn't ovulate. This will result in an irregular period. I do not think you are pregnant. You may find that you may have a late heavy period. This is not usually serious. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Last question on this: okay, took pill 16 hours late, condom broke, period at correct time 3 weeks later. - pregnancy test wk after period worry or no?

Last question on this: okay, took pill 16 hours late, condom broke, period at correct time 3 weeks later. - pregnancy test wk after period worry or no?

Pregnant?: I would not think that you're pregnant. However, since condom broke, you are at risk for sexually transmitted diseases, unless you know you partner does not have any. ...Read more

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Hi I'm having pregnancy symptoms or What I think is pregnancy symptoms. I took two pregnancy test and they both came out positive. I did take a visit to the er and they're test was negative. They diagnosed with PID. But my question is will PID give you a

Hi I'm having pregnancy symptoms or What I think is pregnancy symptoms. I took two pregnancy test and they both came out positive. I did take a visit to the er and they're test was negative. They diagnosed with PID. But my question is will PID give you a

Pregnancy Test: No PID will not give you a positive pregnancy test. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate in fact the are the same tests that are used in offices. Unless these tests were expired this is very curious. Did they do another urine test in the ER or a blood test. I think it is time to see your regular family doc or gyn to get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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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