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Dr. John Landi
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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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On levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) .15/30 if 1 pill missed on 4th day of that pack, but made up.Should a pregnancy test be taken even if "period" came at right time?

On levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) .15/30 if 1 pill missed on 4th day of that pack, but made up.Should a pregnancy test be taken even if "period" came at right time?

Pregnant on OCP: It is possible that you may be pregnant if you missed a couple of days of the birth control pills, especially with the lower dose pills. Missing only a single pill and making it up promptly makes it less likely. Still, checking a pregnancy test won't do much harm and you can see your doctor if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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When can pregnancy test be taken? is it possible to know if you're pregnant the day after the intercourse?

When can pregnancy test be taken? is it possible to know if you're pregnant the day after the intercourse?

Depends. no: Best time to do pregnancy test is 2 weeks after last unprotected intercourse. Use first morning urine. If negative, repeat in 7-10 days. If both negative, highly unlikely you are pregnant. Hope this helps. Please use protection (condom) with all sexual encounters to decrease risk of STD and unwanted pregnancy. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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When after a miscarriage should a pregnancy test come up negative?

When after a miscarriage should a pregnancy test come up negative?

Two weeks or sooner: A urine pregnancy test will be negative after two weeks or sooner after a first trimester miscarriage. If it is still positive after that, you should seek care from a doctor. ...Read more

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How long after a miscarriage should a pregnancy test come up positive if its a new pregnancy?

How long after a miscarriage should a pregnancy test come up positive if its a new pregnancy?

Depend when ovulate: To become pregnant, women have to ovulate. This can occur very soon or months later after pregnancy or miscarriage. If you ovary sends out an egg, that egg can be fertilized with exposure and attachment to sperm. ...Read more

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How soon after ovulation can a home pregnancy test be taken?

How soon after ovulation can a home pregnancy test be taken?

Could be: A home pregnancy test should be reliable 2 or maybe 3 days before your expected period. The longer you wait the less likely to get false positive/negative results. ...Read more

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Should a pregnancy test work and be accurate if you're on birth control?

Should a pregnancy test work and be accurate if you're on birth control?

Yes: Hormonal (or non-hormonal) contraception won't interfere with detection of pregnancy by available testing methods. ...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