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A 49-year-old member asked:

what does it mean when a pregnancy test result appears right away?

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Dr. Sandor Mecs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Lots of HCG: A quicker response means a higher level of pregnancy hormone (hcg), which would be the case in an advanced pregnancy, multiple gestation (twins or more), or in a molar pregnancy (an abnormal condition).

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What do pregnancy test results mean?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
You're pregnant?: Pregnancy tests come in two varieties. One says yes or no as to being pregnant (urine or blood tested). The other is a blood test which tells how much pregnancy hormone(hcg) is in your blood and can be useful for your doctor in assessing how your pregnancy is progressing.
Dr. Michael Flax
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
The blood test is a more sensitive test.
Dec 18, 2011
A 35-year-old member asked:

When can I take a pregnancy test and get accurate results?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
3-5 days: Most consumer pregnancy tests now rival medical office pregnancy tests in technology and accuracy. The earlier the test, however, the more likely the possibility of error, both false positive and negative. Some over-the-counter tests tout their ability to diagnosis pregnancy up to seven days before a missed period -- the best idea, however, is to test on the day your period is due. For accuracy.
A member asked:

What does it mean if a pregnancy test does not show any result?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Faustino
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Inconclusive: This is rare when this happens but my suggestion is to try again this is happen very infrequently.
A 35-year-old member asked:

My pregnancy test result showed one red line, what does it mean?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends: A positive test has two bands. One band means either a negative test or an invalid test. Please read the package insert as the position of the colored band determines if it is a negative test of an unreliable test.
A 20-year-old female asked:

After I take a pregnancy test and wait for results(negative) I take the test appart,there is a very faint test line what does this mean?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Evelyn Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Depends...: It is important to follow the label directions, interpreting the test after the recommended time. Do not take it apart. As the test begins to dry out, a line can form, causing a false positive result (in other words, you would appear to be pregnant when you are not). Repeat the test . Consider using one of the more specific tests that gives a result that is more than just a line. Take care.

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