U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 21-year-old member asked:

how can you tell if your pregnant?

7 doctor answers29 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brittany Chan
Dr. Brittany Chan answered
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Pregnancy test: You may suspect that you're pregnant based on symptoms such as a missed period, nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, or fatigue. However, these symptoms are not specific for pregnancy. The best way to find out is to take a home pregnancy test. If the test is negative and you still suspect pregnancy, repeat the test again in a week. If the test is positive, see your OB to confirm.
Dr. William Boelter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Well...: The first step is a pg test otc!
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Test: The otc pregnancy tests are reliable and easy to use. Take a multivitamin daily in any event.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Most reliable?: Blood HCG test, followed by a urine HCG tests. Positive usually will occur within two weeks of conception with the blood test, versus three to four with the urine test. Of course you will miss a period. Women must have had sex when conception could occur!
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 15 years experience
Test: An easy way will be to purchase an over the counter urine pregnancy test. It takes couple of minutes for give you an accurate answer. Good luck!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If you have been: Sexually active it is possible. If you have missed your period - would go ahead and take a home pregnancy test. Take care.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
With a urine test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early such as less than 2 weeks after conception.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Similar questions

A 44-year-old member asked:

Tell me what to do first when pregnant?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Gentle exercise: And pristine diet. If you get nausea and vomiting ask your OB for appropriate vitamins.
North Branch, MN
A 13-year-old female asked:

The tell-tell signs of being pregnant?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
See below.: The usual: missed period nausea or vomiting breast enlargement and tenderness urinary frequency fatigue.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can other people tell your pregnant?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not until you begin: Showing (abdominal size) and even then, they might be uncertain about what the cause is.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Am i finally pregnant? How can I tell?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
You can tell by : Taking a home pregnancy test if you have missed your period. Possible early pregnancy sxs: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas ; insomnia.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How to tell if you're still pregnant?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Your Doctor: can order a blood pregnancy test to determine if your HCG levels are still rising.

Related questions

A 19-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 19-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 17-year-old female asked:
3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 20-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 29-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Oct 3, 2016

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.