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Dr. Walter Husar
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Took 5 positive pregnancy tests went to doctors and was negative, took two more after and positive again! doc sending me for scan but will they be abl?

Depends on timing: In very early pregnancy, an ultrasound may not show any evidence of pregnancy. Most doctors wait until at least 7 weeks to scan. Your doctor can also do a blood pregnancy test if the urine test is equivocal. ...Read more

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Do doctors ever use the rosette inhibition pregnancy tests? They detect sooner, correct?

Do doctors ever use the rosette inhibition pregnancy tests?  They detect sooner, correct?

Unusual to do: Although rosette inhibition detects "early pregnancy factor" at the time of implantation of the fertilized egg (within 48hrs of pregnancy), compared to standard pregnancy tests that detect human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) - a hormone present only after implantation. The rosette test is expensive, time consuming, and may be operator dependent, so it is rarely performed. But yes, it detects 1st. ...Read more

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Hi I have missed several periods and done several pregnancy tests both at home and doctors all comeback negative is it still possiblefor me to be ppre?

Hi I have missed several periods and done several pregnancy tests both at home and doctors all comeback negative is it still possiblefor me to be ppre?

Anovulation: You are not ovulating. You are not pregnant. I am not sure why your physicians are not addressing this common problem rather than just reassuring you about not being pregnant. You and they together need to figure out why you have stopped ovulating and how to get you back to normal. ...Read more

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No period for 5 months now, 10 negative home pregnancy tests and 3 negative doctors tests. Doctors won't do nothing, can you help me?

No period for 5 months now, 10 negative home pregnancy tests and 3 negative doctors tests. Doctors won't do nothing, can you help me?

See different doctor: This is not normal and needs to be evaluated to see why you are not having a period of you are not pregnant. Try to see a Gyn. Things such as thyroid hormone and elevated prolactin levels need to be evaluated along with a physical exam and review of possible other associated symptoms. Medication can be given to induce a cycle, but the cause needs to be investigated to determine the best treatment ...Read more

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How do doctors know that hCG isn't detected in pregnancy tests (urine/blood) until implantation?

Prior studies: Many studies have been performed to determine when the HCG begins to be produced and when it would reach a detectable level. Those studies tell us that it takes about 7 to 10 days for a urine pregnancy test to become positive. A blood test would be positive days sooner - and at much lower levels. ...Read more

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17 days late for my period, been to the doctors for 2 pregnancy tests and there negative they haven't told me why I have no period what can it be?

17 days late for my period, been to the doctors for 2  pregnancy tests and there negative they haven't told me why I have no period what can it be?

?????: U need a work up , in this country if u are not preg u would get an exam, blood work and an ultrasound and i would discuss the results with my pt and if depending on the cause , give my pt meds to get the period started. ...Read more