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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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What does it mean to have a positive pregnancy test then a negetive test?

What does it mean to have a positive pregnancy test then a negetive test?

Accuracy of test: Either one of the tests may be in error. If both test results are accurate, it may reflext loss of an early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a positive pregnancy test before implantation?

Is it possible to have a positive pregnancy test before implantation?

definitely not: If implantation happens, it is always 6-7 after fertilization; a pregnancy test will not be positive until a few days later. ...Read more

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My IUD was removed a week ago and today I have a positive pregnancy test is this possible?

My IUD was removed a week ago and today I have a positive pregnancy test is this possible?

Not likely: You would have to have been pregnant before removal for you to have a positive urine test 1 week later. That is possible but not probable. Check again tomorrow and/or see your doctor. ...Read more

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If you have a positive pregnancy test and think its chemical pregnancy, how long do you wait to retest?

If you have a positive pregnancy test and think its chemical pregnancy, how long do you wait to retest?

Terminology: Chemical pregnancy is term used retrospectively for a pregnancy that is lost soon after implantation. If you did the test correctly after a missed period, you are pregnant. If you get your period in a few days, you could call it chemical pregnancy. You may retest any time you wish. ...Read more

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Can you have a positive pregnancy test even after you have an ultrasound and you don't see anything?

Can you have a positive pregnancy test even after you have an ultrasound and you don't see anything?

Yes.: Ultrasound will only start showing evidence of pregnancy after 5 weeks - or at least a week after a positive pregnancy test. Take folic acid 1 mg orally daily and see your gynecologist! Good luck. ...Read more

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So is it possible to have a positive pregnancy test from just after five days of one intercourse or did it have to happen prior?

So is it possible to have a positive pregnancy test from just after five days of one intercourse or did it have to happen prior?

If ONE intercourse..: It makes no difference (doesn't matter) when the test turns positive if there was only one intercourse. With a positive preg. Test and one intercourse, it happened... Regardless if whether it was 1 day, 5 days, or 15 days after that one intercourse, the positive test happened. If there was more than 1 intercourse, then look earlier, as a preg. Test almost always takes over 5 days to be positive. ...Read more

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Why Do I Still Have a Positive Pregnancy Test If I Had a Miscarriage?

Why Do I Still Have a Positive Pregnancy Test If I Had a Miscarriage?

Biologic half life: This has to do with the biologic half life of the pregnancy hormone HCG ( human chorionic gonadotropin). The levels of the hormone cut in half every two days - so coming from a level of several thousand units it takes days to weeks for the HCG to be cleared from you blood or urine. ...Read more

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While implantation bleeding is going on, would i normally have a positive pregnancy test?

No: It may take 5-10 days following implantation to get a positive pregnancy test. It is better to wait 4-5 days after a missed period to do the home test; use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. A blood test may be positive as soon as one day after a missed period. ...Read more

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I had a chemical pregnancy 08/13/12, now I have a positive pregnancy test as of 09/14/12, am I at higher risk of miscarriage?

I had a chemical pregnancy 08/13/12, now I have a positive pregnancy test as of 09/14/12, am I at higher risk of miscarriage?

Depends: Miscarriages, especially very early ones, are incredible common. One miscarriage in the past does not increase your risk for the future where as multiple past miscarriages does. In your situation early prenatal care for blood bhcg and Progesterone testing may be helpful. ...Read more

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My last period at end of march was 20 days late. Im late again and have a positive pregnancy test today. Could I have been pregnant before last cycle?

My last period at end of march was 20 days late. Im late again and have a positive pregnancy test today. Could I have been pregnant before last cycle?

Its possible: If your lmp the end of march was 20 days late, its possible that you became pregnant either in march or in april. Implantation bleeding can sometimes seem like a period that doesn't start at the right time. Getting an u/s for dating will sort it out for you. ...Read more

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I have a positive pregnancy test, but i've never missed a period! how was this possible?

I have a positive pregnancy test, but i've never missed a period! how was this possible?

Time and technique: A blood test for pregnancy and even a urine test can be positive before a missed period. When was your last period? You may wish to repeat the test, to rule out an erroneous results. ...Read more

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So if I have a 30 day cycle could I have sex on the 23rd and have a positive pregnancy test 6 days later?

So if I have a 30 day cycle could I have sex on the 23rd and have a positive pregnancy test 6 days later?

Pregnancy Test: The very earliest a blood pregnancy test might show as a positive would be 7 days after ovulation (For more accuracy take the pregnancy test 12 to 14 days after ovulation. If you do a HPT - read it when the instructions indicate- don't let it sit out and read it later. ...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