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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

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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I'm just about 3 months late but i've took pregnancy test and they come out negative. Could i still be pregnant?

I'm just about 3 months late but i've took pregnancy test and they come out negative. Could i still be pregnant?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's 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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I haven't had a cycle in two months, pregnancy test come back negative what should I do?

I haven't had a cycle in two months, pregnancy test come back negative what should I do?

GYN exam: get blood testing and a pelvic exam with hormonal testing, thyroid function testing, blood pregnancy testing and a HgbA1c test. Certain hormones may be prescribed by your GYN to help bring on your cycle. If you are sexually active. get on BC pills. ...Read more

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If u take pregnancy test in afternoon and it come back negative is it accurate are took it to early and to late?

If u take pregnancy test in afternoon and it come back negative is it accurate are took it to early and to late?

Can repeat in 1 week: 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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Another question is why did I have for a pregnancy test come back positive and then I took 3 more and it was negative?

Another question is why did I have for a pregnancy test come back positive and then I took 3 more and it was negative?

See below: About 25% of early pregnancies are lost spontaneously due to chromosomal defects in the embryo. You may have lost an early pregnancy which would explain one positive test and negative follow-up tests. Another possibility is that the first test was not done correctly. ...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