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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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My next period is supposed to come in 3 days on 5/20/2013. Is it too early to take a pregnancy test? And if no what is the best test to use?

My next period is supposed to come in 3 days on 5/20/2013. Is it too early to take a pregnancy test? And if no what is the best test to use?

Probably not: Most kits are sensitive to levels found in blood and urine starting on post-ovulation day 10. The question is what do you do if it is negative? Will you re-test? Why not wait unitil your expected day of menses? It is estimated that over 75% of exposed cycles in a young woman end up in an early pregnancy, but only 25% in an actual clinical pregnancy: you risk disappointment from premature testing. ...Read more

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I was supposed to start my period 6 days ago. When is the ideal time to take a pregnancy test?

I was supposed to start my period 6 days ago. When is the ideal time to take a pregnancy test?

Now is a good time: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after 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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My period was supposed to come on the 12th, should I wait until the month is over? To take a pregnancy test?

No: If your period is late and you have been having unprotected intercourse, a pregnancy test should be reliable now. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If my period is supposed to start on Saturday and I take a pregnancy test today, can I still get accurate results?

If my period is supposed to start on Saturday and I take a pregnancy test today, can I still get accurate results?

Yes : Take a test.  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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My period supposed to start last August 17, 2015 but until know my period doesn't come can i take a pregnancy test today?

My period supposed to start last  August 17, 2015 but until know my period doesn't come can i take a pregnancy test today?

YES: If you are having unprotected sexual relations, do a home pregnancy test: usually accurate within 1 week. If condition continues see your GYN. ...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