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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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Having periodlike pains like I'm about to have a period but it still won't come, did a pregnancy test which tested positive, when do the pains stop?

Having periodlike pains like I'm about to have a period but it still won't come, did a pregnancy test which tested positive, when do the pains stop?

Eventually: Some cramping and discomfort comes from the growth of the uterus, ovarian changes and pressure on other organs. If the cramping becomes pain, this could indicate an abnormal pregnancy and needs immediate evaluation. I would suggest contacting your provider and arrange a pregnancy appointment and check-up. Sometimes fluids, tylenol (acetaminophen) and time will help. ...Read more

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Took pregnancy test friday it was positive. Worried about meds I take, should I stop them 20 mg lisinopril and 100 mg of topomax?

Took pregnancy test friday it was positive. Worried about meds I take, should I stop them 20 mg lisinopril and 100 mg of topomax?

Category D: Both medications are category d: there is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk (e.g., if the drug is needed in a life-threatening situation or for a serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective). Ask your doctor asap for alternatives. ...Read more

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Can stress cause your cycle to stop? Almost 3 weeks late and negative pregnancy test results. Will an eptopic sp? Pregnancy cause negative results?

Can stress cause your cycle to stop? Almost 3 weeks late and negative pregnancy test results. Will an eptopic sp? Pregnancy cause negative results?

All can be true: Urine pregnancy tests are rarely negative if you are pregnant. And they are not specific for what type of pregnancy (normal, not normal, ectopic, etc). Stress, hormone imbalances, thyroid disease can all cause irregular periods. You should see your doctor to figure out which is the problem. Better to know and treat now. Good luck! ...Read more

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I was taking the pill and stop on June 25 and have not had a period. I took a pregnancy test on July 6 and it was negative. But I have a lot of symptom?

I was taking the pill and stop on June 25 and have not had a period. I took a pregnancy test on July 6 and it was negative. But I have a lot of symptom?

Can retest in 1 week: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A 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 negative result may be due to testing too early. Even a faint positive line is a positive. ...Read more

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Spotting second day of period, then stops, few days later comes again, lasts 4 days haven't stopped. Pregnancy test negative. Pregnant or not?

Spotting second day of period, then stops, few days later comes again, lasts 4 days haven't stopped. Pregnancy test negative. Pregnant or not?

Need reliable test: What you are describing may suggest spontaneous abortion (assuming your period was always regular). To be sure, you need to get a pregnancy test done in a reliable lab not with over the counter tests ...Read more

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I have pneumonia I am on promrthazine methylpred and amox/k clav will these meds cause false positive pregnancy test or should I stop taking the med?

I have pneumonia I am on promrthazine methylpred and amox/k clav will these meds cause false positive pregnancy test or should I stop taking the med?

Do not stop the meds: You seem to have serious infection and other disorders. Do not stop taking your medication without consulting your doctor. If you need a pregnancy test, your doctor can order a sensitive blood test that is not likely to be affected by your medications. ...Read more

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I took two pregnancy test and it said negative I am the pill logynon and still have not seen my period should I stop taking the pill to see if it come?

I took two pregnancy test and it said negative I am the pill logynon and still have not seen my period should I stop taking the pill to see if it come?

Depends: If you are having sex, especially unprotected sex, you should not stop taking the pill. If you are not and do not plan to have sex, you could try stopping the pill. There are some contraceptives that reduce the frequency of periods. It would be prudent to consult your doctor before making any changes to your medications. ...Read more

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Follicle was shrinked to 14mm from 21mm. Gyny says egg didn't rupture n stop monitoring. 2 days late got positive pregnancy test. Is it possible?

Follicle was shrinked to 14mm from 21mm. Gyny says egg didn't rupture n stop monitoring. 2 days late got positive pregnancy test. Is it possible?

Sure: If you had a positive pregnancy test then hopefully your fertility treatment was successful. Repeat the test in the morning and if positive schedule your first prenatal care visit. ...Read more

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If I gave birth feb 7, the bleeding stops after 3wks had intercourse after 5weeks, when can I have a pregnancy test to check if im pregnant again?

If I gave birth feb 7, the bleeding stops after 3wks had intercourse after 5weeks, when can I have a pregnancy test to check if im pregnant again?

4 wks after sex: Bleeding or lochia occurs for 6 weeks after delivering a baby because that is how long it takes the uterus to involute or return to normal size. Each person is a little different but if you had sex 6 weeks after sex and no more it is unlikely you're pregnant. If you have had regular sex without condoms then you may have ovulated 4 weeks after giving birth and could be pregnant. ...Read more

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After I stop bleeding from having a miscarriage will a home pregnancy test test negative? If it test negative does that mean miscarriage is complete?

After I stop bleeding from having a miscarriage will a home pregnancy test test negative? If it test negative does that mean miscarriage is complete?

More or less: In general, if the home pregnancy test is negative, it means that the miscarriage is finished. There are a few rare exceptions but these are usually identified by persistent spotting or bleeding. Best wishes! ...Read more

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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