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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can the home pregnancy tests always work?

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Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology 45 years experience
No: Not quite as sensitive as blood pregnancy tests. If you've had unprotected sex and a missed period, see your dr. Also other causes of missed periods like hormone imbalance.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

After delivery, how soon will the home pregnancy tests work?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Pregnancy test: After you deliver, your pregnancy test can remain positive for up to a month or so afterwards. It is sometimes hard to tell if positive pregancy test is just leftover from the delivered pregnancy or a new pregnancy. The best way to tell is to do serial a beta HCG levels(a blood test) and see if the numbers are going up or down.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

How do pregnancy tests work?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Measure hormones: Pregnancy tests measure the level of a hormone called human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hcg), which begins to be produced when the fertilized egg implants into the uterine wall. This hormone can be measured in urine or in the blood. The blood test is the more accurate of the two methods.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

What are some easy Home pregnancy tests?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Any of them: There are tons of different brands available at any pharmacy. There are cheap ones and expensive digital ones. For the most part they work the same. Head over the any pharmacy. If you had already missed your period then the less expensive ones are fine. In minutes you will have your answer.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Do home pregnancy tests fail?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
I suspect that most: Problems are due to user error rather than product failure.
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