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Pregnancy Tests Anchorage AK

You may not be sure yet, you might be in the middle of the two week wait or you may have just gotten your first faint pink line. Maybe it's your first beta and you're not sure what to make of it, not sure what the next step is. Pregnancy tests can be confusing, especiallu if you've been going through fertility treatments, but don't lose hope.

Richard T Nist
(907) 563-6515
1151 Winners Cir
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Tina Tomsen
(907) 561-7111
3260 Providence Dr # 425
Anchorage, AK
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dr.C. Jane Wiggins
(907) 563-5151
Alaska Women's Health, 4115 Lake Otis Parkway
Anchorage, AK
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1983
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Providence
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.4, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Charles Gerald Ryan Jr, MD
(423) 507-8878
3340 Providence Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Athens Reg Med Ctr, Athens, Tn
Group Practice: Cornerstone Center For Women

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Tina Rene Tomsen, MD
(907) 561-7111
3260 Providence Dr Ste 425
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1981

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Kristin M Murray
(907) 563-7228
4115 Lake Otis Parkway
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Stacey Lea Anderson
(907) 729-3100
4320 Diplomacy Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James N Bertelson
(907) 522-1341
9500 Independence Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Craig Edward Hinkle, MD
4115 Lake Otis Pkwy
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1995

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Jan Whitefield
(907) 563-7228
4115 Lake Otis Parkway
Anchorage, AK
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Early Pregnancy

Early Pregnancy, especially after ART

You may not be sure yet, you might be in the middle of the two week wait or you may have just gotten your first faint pink line. Maybe it's your first beta and you're not sure what to make of it, not sure what the next step is...

If you're in the middle of the 2 week wait , you might want to read one (or both) of these:

  • Pregnancy Signs - Surviving the Two Week Wait and Typical Pregnancy Symptoms
  • That Rotten Two Week Wait

If you've just gotten your first faint pink line, you might be confused if:

  • You previously got hormonal injections containing hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) and are not sure the hCG from the injection is already out of your system
  • You are feeling symptoms that you are getting your period
  • You're not quite sure if a faint pink line means positive or not

If you were given one or more injections containing hCG (e.g., Profasi, Novarel, or Pregnyl) you can get a false positive on a pregnancy test if you wait less than 14 days. It is possible to test in order to determine when the hCG is out of your system. A positive result obtained after two consecutive negative results, using early morning urine, will usually indicate that new hCG is being produced.

Symptoms of the impending arrival of the famous 'Aunt Flow' (AF, as it is called in infertility circles, or - in everyday terms - your period) don't necessarily mean that that's in fact what's going on. Bloating and light cramping are very common in early pregnancy. If you've just gotten a faint pink line, stop panicking :-) whether you feel cramping, nausea or nothing at all, it's likely that everything is just fine.

Does a faint pink line mean positive? Actually - unless you have hCG in your body from another source - yes. It doesn't say anything about the chances of a live birth, whether you're having multiples, how far along you are, etc., but it does mean that hCG is being produced.

hCG, unfortunately, will also be produced in a chemical pregnancy. A chemical pregnancy is when there is no longer a live embryo - there was one to begin with, but it stopped developing before it would have been visible on ultrasound. Usually such pregnancies are picked up early either by non-doubling beta tests (beta = beta hCG, the 'pregnancy hormone') or by an early ultrasound that does not show a gestational sac. This ultrasound can be performed as early as 2 weeks after your missed period. Frequently, even before the first ultrasound, a woman with a chemical pregnancy will experience bleeding.

Additional Topics of interest
Pregnancy
Early Pregnancy
Getting Pregnant
Gender Selection Techniques
Infertility Resources

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