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Why did doctor prescribe me folic acid tablet when I am getting pregnancy symptoms but negative strip test on the 1st day of missed period?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine

In brief: Prevention

This is most likely for prevention.
It is known that deficits of Folic Acid lead to neural tube defects like spina bifida (failure of the spinal column to close during the first few days to weeks of pregnancy). This is present in prenatal vitamins and many fortified foods.

In brief: Prevention

This is most likely for prevention.
It is known that deficits of Folic Acid lead to neural tube defects like spina bifida (failure of the spinal column to close during the first few days to weeks of pregnancy). This is present in prenatal vitamins and many fortified foods.
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