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A 24-year-old male asked:

how to do home pregnancy test ?

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Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Go buy one: Andone and read the instructions. It involves urine on a little dipstick like thing but some area little different.
Dr. Carolyn Guarino
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Directions in box?: The directions should come in the box with the kit to describe how to do the test. All use a small sample of urine to detect pregnancy.
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Best done: Home pregnancy tests are best done around the time when the expected period would be. They accuracy of they test goes up the further away from this date, so it may be prudent to repeat a hpt in a week if it is negative initially.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hpt: If you have been sexually active and have missed your period then you can go ahead and take a home pregnancy test (HPT) now. If negative and still no period would repeat HPT in a week. Take care.

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How to take home pregnancy test?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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See below: Purchase and perform the test, following the directions very carefully.
A 22-year-old female asked:

Home pregnancy test after9weeks?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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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.
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How can a home pregnancy test work?

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Dr. Wendy Askew
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Hcg: Home urine pregnancy tests measure levels of the beta subunit of the human Chorionic Gonadotropin hormone. It becomes present in the body once implantation of a fertilized egg has occurred.
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Can home pregnancy test can fail?

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Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes: A home pregnancy test is quite accurate, but not quite 100%. If you are concerned that a home pregnancy test may not be telling you the truth, a sensitive blood test can give an accurate answer.
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A 16-year-old female asked:

Are home pregnancy test realiable?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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.

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