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I have the classic signs of pregnancy, yet had a negative home pregnancy test result. Could it be a cyst or a ghost pregnancy?

I have the classic signs of pregnancy, yet had a negative home pregnancy test result. Could it be a cyst or a ghost pregnancy?

Did you take the: Pregnancy test after missing your period? If not, you may have taken it too early. You can repeat in a week with a first morning void. Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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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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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

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When to take pregnancy test?

When to take pregnancy test?

Hpt: At least one early pregnancy test product states it can provide results 6 days prior to a missed period. The company states it is > 99% accurate the day of the expected period. If you are using a standard pregnancy test would wait until you miss a period. If negative and still no period would repeat HPT in a week. Take care. ...Read more

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Can a pregnancy test be wrong?

Can a pregnancy test be wrong?

Any test can be: Wrong. However, if done correctly and after about a week past a missed period, these tests are generally accurate. ...Read more

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How reliable is a pregnancy test?

How reliable is a pregnancy test?

Depends what type: Many urines can measure down to25- 30 miu a few even lower but the concemtartion of the urine can effect the accuarcy, but a blood test measures down to 5 miu and is not affected obviously by urine concentration, and no urine test can measure that low. ...Read more

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When should I take a pregnancy test?

When should I take a pregnancy test?

You can take an: Early pregnancy test as early as 6 days prior to your anticipated period. Most women take a home pregnancy test when / if they miss their period, take care. ...Read more

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When should I take a pregnancy test?

About two weeks : After a missed period. Hpts start turning positive about 10 days after a missed period. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the package, closely. You may see your doctor for a blood test 3-4 days after missed period for a more sensitive test. ...Read more

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I have two line on my pregnancy test?

I have two line on my pregnancy test?

Pregnancy Test: Sorry, i would have to read your kit instructions to know how to advise. ...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