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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Home Pregnancy Test (Overview)

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 with a color reaction.


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Home pregnancy test after9weeks?

Home pregnancy test after9weeks?

Take a test : Don't guess. Take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
959 doctors shared insights

Home Pregnancy Test (Overview)

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 with a color reaction.


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What is home pregnancy test? And how can it be conducted?

What is home pregnancy test? And how can it be conducted?

Home pregnancy test: Pregnancy tests are now available in kits sold over the counter and are preformed as instructed on the package preferably using the woman's first morning urine. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Campbell Dr. Campbell
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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medications that could interfere with your birth control
Once
Use barrier protection to prevent sexually transmitted diseases
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Are home pregnancy test realiable?

Are home pregnancy test realiable?

Very reliable: Today's home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test will give a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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Can home pregnancy test detect abdominal pregnancy?

Can home pregnancy test detect abdominal pregnancy?

Yes: Home pregnancy tests can detect whether you are pregnant or not. They do not tell you the location of the pregnancy. if you are pregnant, it will test positive. An ultrasound can help identify if you have an abnormal pregnancy. Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Dr. Carrie Giordano Dr. Giordano
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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Checklist)

Keep all of your scheduled appointments with your gynecologist
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Contact your doctor if you experience unusual symptoms
once
Monitor the baby's kick counts during your third trimester
once
Discuss the optimal time for delivery with your gynecologist
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How accurate is the doctors urine pregnancy test if i had sex one week ago and i think im pregnant? I had unprotected sex one week ago exactly and 2 days ago i took a home pregnancy test, it came out negative! i went to the doctors today and took another

How accurate is the doctors urine pregnancy test if i had sex one week ago and i think im pregnant? I had unprotected sex one week ago exactly and 2 days ago i took a home pregnancy test, it came out negative! i went to the doctors today and took another

Too early to test: You should do the pregnancy test three weeks after the episode of sex or after 4-5 days of a missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow 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
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Treating Toxoplasmosis in pregnancy (Checklist)

Spiramycin if no foetal infection till end of pregnancy
3x day
Pyrimethamine and sulfadiazine if foetal infection present
daily
Counseling wrt sequelae , amniocentesis and regular follow up
yearly
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How acurate is a home pregnancy test?

How acurate is a home pregnancy  test?

Very Accurate: Truth is, many of the over-the-counter pregnancy tests are as good (sensitive and specific) as our urine pregnancy tests in the ER and hospital. No need to get another one at the doctor's office for an uncomplicated pregnancy check. ...Read more

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Do home pregnancy tests fail?

I suspect that most: Problems are due to user error rather than product failure. ...Read more

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Having a Healthy Pregnancy (Checklist)

Don't smoke
daily
Take a walk: walking promotes easier labor
daily
Take prenatal vitamins with folate to reduce birth defects
daily
Eat a healthy diet, including lots of fruit and dairy products
daily
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Miss carried missed period negative home test .

Miss carried missed period negative home test .

What's ?: Please ask us a question that we can help you with. It sounds like you may have had some bad days recently, but I'm not sure what your question is. ...Read more

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Could you describe how to do home pregnancy test?

Could you describe how to do home pregnancy test?

See below: Each kit varies, but the instructions are very straightforward. Follow them carefully. ...Read more

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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
Weekly
Consider meeting with a therapist with your spouse
Monthly
Talk with family and friends about how you are feeling
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Late period, unprotected sex, negative home pregnancy test. ?

Late period, unprotected sex, negative home pregnancy test. ?

How late?: You may take a blood test for HCG which more sensitive than a urine test and is generally positive one day after a missed period, if you are pregnant. Or you could 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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How accurate are home pregnancy tests?

How accurate are home pregnancy tests?

Very: The pregnancy test is very accurate. It measures to 25 miu of b-hcg. In other words it turns positive about a week after conception. ...Read more

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Treating an Ectopic Pregnancy (Checklist)

Get diagnosed
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Get laparoscopic surgery or treat with methotrexate medication
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Can home pregnancy test tell if your pregnant after a week ?

Can home pregnancy test tell if your pregnant after a week ?

Yes and no: It depends on how sensitive the home pregnancy test is. Otherwise, a blood test for a quantitative beta HCG (test which detects the amount of hormone given by the fertilized egg). ...Read more

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Are all home taken pregnancy test accurate?

Are all home taken pregnancy test accurate?

Yes and you: need to follow the instructions in the kit carefully. A negative test done too early does not exclude pregnancy. For optimal results do the test 4-5 days after a missed period and use first morning urine. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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


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