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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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 a question mark on a first response pregnancy test mean?

What does a question mark on a first response pregnancy test mean?

FIRST RESPONSE Early: Result pregnancy test is reported to detect HCG up to 6 days prior to your anticipated period. A certain amount of HCG is required to trigger a + result for the test. A ? Means that the threshold was not met. Recommend you repeat in a week with the first morning void. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get a question mark on a pregnancy test?

What does it mean when you get a question mark on a pregnancy test?

Definitely maybe: It means the results are borderline positive, something you might see very early in pregnancy, so you are definitely maybe pregnant but the results are not strong enough to say a definite yes. You can try another brand or wait a few days and try again. A blood test wold be more definitive but a home test should be positive soon if you really are pregnant. ...Read more

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I took a first response pregnancy test and a question mark showed up. What does that mean?

FIRST RESPONSE Early: Result pregnancy test is reported to detect HCG up to 6 days prior to your anticipated period. A certain amount of HCG is required to trigger a + result for the test. A ? Means that the threshold was not met. Recommend you repeat in a week with the first morning void. ...Read more

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Pregnancy test came back positive now I'm bleeding what does that mean ?

Pregnancy test came back positive now I'm bleeding what does that mean ?

See your doc...: If you have the combination of a positive pregnancy test and bleeding, you need to see your Ob. This can just be bleeding the happens with implantation or on the edge of the placenta; however, it can also be something more serious like a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy. Its best to see your doc when you bleeding during pregnancy. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What does a question mark mean on a first response yes or no pregnancy test?

What does a question mark mean on a first response yes or no pregnancy test?

Not enough Hormone: The test relies on the presence of a pregnasncy hormone to be positive. If ther is a question, then there is not enough hormone to be sure. Wait 1 week, and test a first morning urine specimen, or have a lab do a serum pregnancy test. ...Read more

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My manual pregnancy test showed no pregnancy with a shadow at the back what does it mean?

Unclear question: If you had unprotected sex since your last period and missed your period by more than 5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative, repeat the test in 4-5 days unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I had a baby 8 weeks ago and I took a pregnancy test and it came back positive does that mean I am pregnant again?

I had a baby 8 weeks ago and I took a pregnancy test  and it came back positive does that mean I am pregnant again?

Probably: The hormones from your last pregnancy should have already fallen. Call your doctor to get a quantitative HCG blood test to see if you are pregnant again. In rare cases, you could have residual pregnancy hormones from your last pregnancy if it were a molar pregnancy. However, the most likely scenario is that you are pregnant again. ...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