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Pregnancy Tests Chicago IL

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.

Dawn McGee, MD
(312) 726-3917
30 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL
Business
Association for Womens Health Care
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Percy Cleothus Moss, MD
(312) 666-2455
864 S Laflin St
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1967

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Sybilann Williams
(847) 746-4358
2361 Paysphere Cir
Chicago, IL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology / Oncology

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Melvin Charles Bunn, MD
(773) 962-4108
1419 W Lake St
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1978

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Shirley Diann Wilson, MD
(912) 466-0777
1329 W Fillmore St Unit C
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1987

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Bahareh M Nejad, MD
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 2002

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Katherine Nolan Watson, MD
(630) 960-1310
135 S La Salle St Dept 236
Chicago, IL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1989

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Gail Mara Goldberg, MD
(847) 673-3130
3628 Paysphere Cir
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1999

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Charles Joseph Adamczyk, MD
(708) 386-3000
135 S La Salle St
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1993

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Bharathi Bhoopathi, MD
(773) 257-6542
135 S La Salle St
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Stanley Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1963
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Hospital: Mt Sinai Hosp Med Center, Chicago, Il
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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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