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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
We are humans!: We are humans so our world is not perfect, not 100%. That means it is normal for lab tests not to be 100% accurate.

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Yes: If you did the test correctly at more than 5 weeks after sex, and the result was negative, you are not pregnant. If you do not wish to be pregnant, u ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Many times, this is normal and goes away on its own. Keep an eye on the bleeding--stable: less than a pad/hour--and call your ob/gyn if it worsens.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Wide variation: Hcg levels have wide normal range. If the pregnancy is otherwise progressing normally, the levels should not be a cause for concern.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
That's normal: All normal girls and normal women have negative home pregnancy test results during the majority of their lifetimes. It's only when a woman becomes pre ... Read More
A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes it is: Yes it is.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
No test is 100% : By hpt, i assume you mean home pregnancy test. Statistically speaking, there is no test that is 100% correct 100% of the time. We're just happy to get ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Can be after 6-12 d,: This can vary but the hpt tests can be accurate at 6-12 days after fertilization which is around the time when implantation occurs. There is the poss ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
FDA approved: Any of the fda approved tests are equally good. You should test the first morning urine about two weeks after the missed period for an accurate result ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
They are excellent: The hpts are quite accurate, but they have their limit--maybe too early for the test to pick-up in cases when testing too early. In your case, you sa ... Read More

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