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What are the earliest symptoms of pregnancy? And when is the earliest time to use a pregnancy test?

What are the earliest symptoms of pregnancy? And when is the earliest time to use a pregnancy test?

Back to School?: True early pregnancy is symptom free. Remember health class where you learned that a fetus is not connected physically or chemically to its mother for the first fourteen or so days after conception? Thus any symptoms before the baby is big enough to be sharing a blood supply in the uterus with the mother are not pregnancy. Testing is best done after this fourteen day window and a missed period. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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Can you describe the initial signs of pregnancy?

Can you describe the initial signs of pregnancy?

Sxs: Classic pregnancy symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an ^ in white vaginal discharge. Take a hpt to know. ...Read more

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What are the early signs of pregnancy and how early do they occur?

What are the early signs of pregnancy and how early do they occur?

Fatigue, nausea: Early signs include a missed period, nausea, fatigue, breast tenderness. Some patients experience these symptoms within a day or 2 after a missed period and most by 2 weeks after. Some patients never know they are pregnant until they deliver. Many patients who are not pregnant also have these symptoms. The hormones Progesterone &/or HCG probably cause these symptoms, but nobody really knows. ...Read more

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What is the earliest you can take a pregnancy test for the most accurate result?

What is the earliest you can take a pregnancy test for the most accurate result?

A week: A week after the act or after missing a period whichever come first repeat in another week for confirmation and a blood test ordered by the doctor for more confirmation ...Read more

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When are the earliest symptoms of conception?

When are the earliest symptoms of conception?

Missed period: Symptoms reported by women trying to conceive cover almost anything and everything you can imagine, but the earliest reliable symptom is being late for the expected menstrual period. Sorry, no symptom is safely reliable before this! ...Read more

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What is the absolute earliest a woman can experience signs of pregnancy?

What is the absolute earliest a woman can experience signs of pregnancy?

Nature: The missed period is usually the first symptom. Remember you learned this in health class. Remember conception occurs one to five days after sex. Then a new fetus is not connected chemically or physically to the mother until it is large enough to have blood and chemicals that the mother's body can detect. This is ten to fourteen days after conception. You test after you miss a period. ...Read more

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What are the very early signs of pregnancy and how early can you get symptoms ?

What are the very early signs of pregnancy and how early can you get symptoms ?

Some small changes: A woman of childbearing age who has some nausea (with or without vomiting), some fatigue (feels less energetic), a sharper/stronger sense of smell, mild soreness/swelling of her breasts, and maybe some food aversions and cravings . . . Could be pregnant. Symptoms can start just before missing a period. She can do a urine preg. test 1 week after missing her period, to see if she will have a baby. ...Read more

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Which test can I do to detect the early stage of heart problem?

Which test can I do to detect the early stage of heart problem?

Heart : Get together with your doctor and discuss your concerns and your situation. If you are at particular risk for some kind of heart problem, your doctor can advise you and test for it. ...Read more

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When is the earliest you can detect movement from your baby during pregnancy?

When is the earliest you can detect movement from your baby during pregnancy?

Fetal movement : It is possibly to see fetal movement by ultrasound as early as 8weeks from the last menstual cycle. However, one cannot feel it due to its small size. In general, fetal movement is felt from 16 weeks onward with most able to feel movement by 20weeks. First time pregnancies are closer to the 20week mark whereas subsequent pregnancies feel movement earlier. Movement should be regular by 24 weeks. ...Read more

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What types of hernias can be detected in a fetus at the 3month pregnancy scan?Thank you in advance.

What types of hernias can be detected in a fetus at the 3month pregnancy scan?Thank you in advance.

Bochdalek : By end of 12 wk of intra uterine life , development of diaphragm is almost complete, posterior lateral portion usually on left fail to fuse, resulting boachdalek hernia, same way anterior tendon , resulting margagni hernia, similarly ant abdominal wall defects , can be detected by sonography. ...Read more

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What is the earliest one should take a pregnancy test, and what are the earliest signs of pregnancy?

What is the earliest one should take a pregnancy test, and  what are the earliest signs of pregnancy?

2 to 3 weeks: Testing too late adds to the anxiety of waiting. Testing too early means you will not be totally sure that you are not pregnant, even if the result is negative. Generally, my advice is to test 2 weeks after intercourse. If result is positive, then you know early. If result is negative and you still have no menstruation, test again 3 weeks after intercourse to be sure. ...Read more

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What is the earliest time frame that can do hpt, and it show positive ?

What is the earliest time frame that can do hpt, and it show positive ?

Depends.: Most home pregnancy tests will pick up a positive pregnancy, 1 week after a missed period or three weeks after conception. Obviously this is not always true but i would wait at least a week after a missed period before checking. ...Read more

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When in the pregnancy stage can you detect a different urine scent?

When in the pregnancy stage can you detect a different urine scent?

No change: Although the pregnancy hormone can be detected in the urine 10 or 12 days after conception, it has no effect on the scent of the urine. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of pregnancy? Its too early to test.

What are the early symptoms of pregnancy? Its too early to test.

Few: Early signs before pregnancy test showing positive are almost none. Pregnancy signs won't show up until HCG level is high enough to be detected. ...Read more