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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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Following my only time of ever having sex, would 24 days be long enough for me to be able to take a pregnancy test and for it to be accurate?

Following my only time of ever having sex, would 24 days be long enough for me to be able to take a pregnancy test and for it to be accurate?

Yes: I hope that you get the result that you want. Welcome to a new phase of your adult life -- one with new responsibilities, new fears, and new joys. Whatever your experience was, I hope that you will always cherish the memory of having given and received love. Human love is never perfect, just as people are never what we'd like them to be. But there will be wonderful times.Love wisely, and love well ...Read more

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Is maxalt (rizatriptan) safe to take while trying to conceive? Am in the two week wait before able to take a pregnancy test. Otc meds don't work for my migraines.

Is maxalt (rizatriptan) safe to take while trying to conceive? Am in the two week wait before able to take a pregnancy test. Otc meds don't work for my migraines.

It is probably safe.: Review of data on triptan use during pregnancy has not shown an increase in fetal abnormalities. Most of the data is with sumatriptan. Most physicians would suggest avoiding all medications early in pregnancy, when possible. You should weigh the risks and benefits and discuss with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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When can I take a pregnancy test?

When can I take a pregnancy test?

1-2 weeks : Don't guess. Take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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When can you take a pregnancy test?

When can you take a pregnancy test?

10 days: 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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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?

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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How soon can i take a pregnancy test?

How soon can i take a pregnancy test?

Below: You should know that waiting at least a week after a missed period may give you the most accurate result. Results may also be more accurate if you do the test first thing in the morning, when your urine is more concentrated. Urine home pregnancy tests are about 99% accurate. ...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