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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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 is the difference between a evap line and a faint positive line on a pregnancy test?

What is the difference between a evap line and a faint positive line on a pregnancy test?

Read at 3 minutes: A pregnancy test is read at 3 minutes. If the test is negative at 3 minutes, sometimes there will be an "evap line" that shows up later if you let the test sit. This isn't a faint positive. The pregnancy test must be read at 3 minutes. Anything that shows up later is a false "evap line". ...Read more

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What is the difference between a evaporation line on a pregnancy test and a faint line ob one? Plz no depends on test i need details!

What is the difference between a evaporation line on a pregnancy test and a faint line ob one? Plz no depends on test i need details!

Evaporation line?: These tests are fairly accurate and do not "evaporate". If you think you are pregnant, repeat your HPT and if still uncertain, get a blood HCG test for pregnancy. ...Read more

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What if the vertical line on pregnancy test is showing?

What if the vertical line on pregnancy test is showing?

Pregnancy = 2 lines: Home pregnancy tests are reasonably accurate, and some have a second vertical line that appears for positive, others are different (even stating pregnant)--read the directions to see what your test means. ...Read more

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What does a negative pregnancy test usually look like how dark is the test window?

What does a negative pregnancy test usually look like how dark is the test window?

Follow instruction: It's hard to say since different tests have different way to tell you the result. You just need to follow the instruction on the box. If the positive is still light, wait another day and do it again. When in doubt, bring the test to your doc or a pharmacist and they can help interpret the result. ...Read more

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What does a faint negative line mean on an early pregnancy test?

What does a faint negative line mean on an early pregnancy test?

Probably negative: It means the test is probably negative recommend you wait a few days then repeat the test to make sure. ...Read more

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What does a gray negative line mean on a pregnancy test?

What does a gray negative line mean on a pregnancy test?

See the package: There are many different home pregnancy tests available. The package insert is the best way to find out what exactly the different results mean for the brand you are using. hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a evaporation line and a faint line on a pregnancy test?

What is the difference between a evaporation line and a faint line on a pregnancy test?

Pregnancy test: If you wait too long, perhaps over 10 minutes, to read your HPT, the urine dries and can leave a faint grey line. A faint line seen at the recommended time for the test indicates the presence of betaHCG in the urine and possible pregnancy. If you had a faint positive result, wait a couple of days and repeat the test. If still only slight positive, see your doctor for a blood test. ...Read more

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Faint line on a pregnancy test. Does this mean I'm pregnant?

Faint line on a pregnancy test. Does this mean I'm pregnant?

Probably: A faint line is still a line and usually does mean you are pregnant; Its always best to repeat it in a few days to be certain. Best wishes! ...Read more

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On pregnancy tests, my lines are opposite. The control line indicating im pregnant is really dark and the test line is lighter. What does this mean?

On pregnancy tests, my lines are opposite. The control line indicating im pregnant is really dark and the test line is lighter. What does this mean?

Depends on the brand: Check out the package insert that came with the test. Inside there will be a clear cut drawing showing how that particular brand works and how the results should read. If unclear results then repeat tomorrow morning. If it is still unclear then schedule a visit for confirmation. ...Read more

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Pregnancy test had no test line and faint control line. What does this mean?

Pregnancy test had no test line and faint control line. What does this mean?

Defective or expired: The control line should be seen clearly. If not, then a negative test line is invalid. That test may be defective or expired. ...Read more

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I took a pregnancy test and there was a very light second line what does that mean?

I took a pregnancy test and there was a very light second line what does that mean?

Pregnancy test: A faint line on the pregnancy test can mean either an early pregnancy (low levels of hormone) or it may be a false positive. Make sure you use an early morning sample and repeat the test in one week for confirmation. Alternatively you may see your physician and get a blood test done. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get a "shadow line" on the first pregnancy test but negative on the second one taken?

What does it mean when you get a "shadow line" on the first pregnancy test but negative on the second one taken?

Likely not pregnant: If the first test was equivocal and the second one was negative, then you're likely not pregnant. You can always resort to a third one or a blood test. There's a remote possibility of the described scenario in the case of a miscarriage where decreasing beta-hcg hormone gives weakly positive test but as the level thereof fell to normal, the subsequent one is negative. ...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