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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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Would a home pregnancy test come back positive if i was pregnant with an ectopic pregnancy?

Would a home pregnancy test come back positive if i was pregnant with an ectopic pregnancy?

Ectopic pregnancy: Urinary tests for pregnancy can accurately test for pregnancy, but cannot tell whether the pregnancy is in the womb or in the tube such as a tubal pregnancy. You should see a doctor anytime you feel pregnant or have a positive urinary test, or have abdominal pain not explained. ...Read more

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How can an ectopic pregnancy and ovarian cyst affect a home pregnancy test?

How can  an ectopic pregnancy and ovarian cyst affect a home pregnancy test?

Does not.: A home urine pregnancy test is not affected by ovarian cysts nor location of implantation of the gestational sac. It will show just as positive in ectopics and in normal pregnancies. Serial blood HCG levels and transvaginal sonography are the cornerstones or ectopic diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can an ectopic pregnancy and ovarian cyst affect an at home pregnancy test?

Still positive: An ectopic pregnancy still produces the human Chorionic Gonadotropin hormone, so the pregnancy test will still be positive. If you are concerned about an ectopic pregnancy you need to see your gyn asap - to be treated and try to avoid having it rupture. ...Read more

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Does the home pregnancy test go darker and darker everyday if having an ectopic pregnancy starting from day 6 before a missed period?

Does the home pregnancy test go darker and darker everyday if having an ectopic pregnancy starting from day 6 before a missed period?

Maybe : Any time you have a pregnancy that is developing, ectopic or intrauterine, will have a rising HCG level. A rising HCG level will make the line darker, faster. ...Read more

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I had an ectopic pregnancy last year and this year have a small cyst on my ovary I was wondering do ovarian cyst give negative pregnancy test results because I have missed my period for almost two months now but the home pregnancy test are negative so wha

I had an ectopic pregnancy last year and this year have a small cyst on my ovary I was wondering do ovarian cyst give negative pregnancy test results because I have missed my period for almost two months now but the home pregnancy test are negative so wha

Not related: The presence of an ovarian cyst will not cause you a false neagtive test. Many women have ovarian cyst that can be seen monthly and are related to their cycle. There are other conditions that can cause irregularity of cycle and be associated w ovarian cyst - such as a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome. Schedule appoint with your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can I have an ectopic pregnancy if my pregnancy test is negative?

No: The urine tests for pregnancies are extremely sensitive, and detect a pregnancy within 3-4 days. That being said, there is an exception to everything in medicine, so if in doubt, repeat the test in 3 days to be sure. ...Read more

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Will there be -ve result in pregnancy test if there is ectopic pregnancy?

Not usually: If you have an ectopic pregnancy, you are pregnant. The only difference is that your pregnancy is not located in the uterus. Your pregnancy test will almost always be positive since an ectopic pregnancy will still produce the pregnancy hormone, beta hcg, despite its abnormal location. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Home Pregnancy Test (Definition)

Any one of several kits available to the public. They rely on a colorimetric reaction that, in the presence of at least 25 miu hcg, will indicate positivity ...Read more