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Had sex january 6th, did not break hymen, pulled out, took Plan B within 72 hours, today negative pregnancy test, not ovulating, pregnant?

Had sex january 6th, did not break hymen, pulled out, took Plan B within 72 hours, today negative pregnancy test, not ovulating, pregnant?

You are not pregnant: Please, you do not need to be spending money on any more pregnancy tests. You are not pregnant. Plan b will interfere with one to two cycles. The goal during this time is to protect against pregnancy with barrier methods of birth control until you know you normal cycles have resumed. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Schneider
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can you read a pregnancy test one hour later?

Can you read a pregnancy test one hour later?

No: It needs to be read at the time it says on the package, usually 3 minutes. If left sitting, it can cause a false positive. ...Read more

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How many days and hour to check a pregnancy test to tell a right information please rply....

How many days and hour to check a pregnancy test to tell a right information please rply....

Unclear question: Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Please seek care from a doctor to protect your and your baby's health. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my pregnancy test was inititally negative but became positive 5 hours later?

What does it mean if my pregnancy test was inititally negative but became positive 5 hours later?

Improper testing: You must follow all the instructions for the test, including the time period within which the test should be read. If you are 4-5 days past the expected date of your period, you may redo the test, use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit faithfully. ...Read more

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My pregnancy test was initially negative yet two hours later it turned positive. What should I do?

My pregnancy test was initially negative yet two hours later it turned positive. What should I do?

Follow directions: For the test. You have to follow all the directions in the test kit, including the time period within which the test should be read. Please repeat the test in 2-3 days, if you do not get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions faithfully. ...Read more

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If my pregnancy test was negative then came back positive a couple hours later could I be pregnant?

If my pregnancy test was negative then came back positive a couple hours later could I be pregnant?

Yes: Very early in pregnancy, the level of HCG (pregnancy hormone) in your urine is at the edge of the sensitivity of the test. At this point, due to manufacturing differences, one test might be negative and another positive. Most likely you are pregnant. Test again in a week to be sure or see your doc for a blood pregnancy test. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I keep doing pregnancy test and later like an hour later I get a positive faded can I be pregnant or not?

I keep doing pregnancy test and later like an hour later I get a positive faded can I be pregnant or not?

No: The positive or negative result is given within a minute or so. After that point, the results are meaningless. As the test sits out, a negative test may start to show a faint color to the positive line. ...Read more

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Can a pregnancy test change from negative to positive in an hour? I took a test and it said negative but an hour later it said positive?

Can a pregnancy test change from negative to positive in an hour? I took a test and it said negative but an hour later it said positive?

Throw it away: The initial result, if done correctly is the answer. The test should then be thrown away. If you do not believe the results then you do another test on a different day. The next test must be done as the first urine of the day not after that. ...Read more

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I took a pregnancy test and got a positive and then a few hours later got a negative and then another negative them next day which is right?

I took a pregnancy test and got a positive and then a few hours later got a negative and then another negative them next day which is right?

See gynecologist.: Sounds like you are not pregnant, however I would recommend seeing your gynecologist asap to get blood tests that will clear up your status. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily in the meantime and good luck! ...Read more

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My girlfriend took a pregnancy test. Originally it read negative. After the 5 minute wait. But two hours later there was a line that appeared indicati?

My girlfriend took a pregnancy test. Originally it read negative. After the 5 minute wait. But two hours later there was a line that appeared indicati?

Its probably: NOTHING...but it would not be a bad idea to repeat the test making sure you read the EXPIRATION date on the
package!!!!

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Can you use urine that has been sitting for 6 hours at room temperature for a pregnancy test?

Can you use urine that has been sitting for 6 hours at room temperature for a pregnancy test?

Not advised: No, that is not advised as the pregnancy hormone (HCG) being tested will deteriorate over time without refrigeration giving a "false result". ...Read more

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White line on pregnancy test after a few hours. (Looked positive) negative test the next morning. Should I test again? I'm so confused. Having symptoms

Pregnancy test pos?: Usually, home pregnancy tests are meant to be evaluated several minutes after testing. Also, usually lines showing +be results are blue or pink. A white line is usually a careful inspection of where the test would have shown a blue or pink line -- if it was +ve. However, not knowing which test you used, makes it tough to be sure. The best thing to do is see your ob for a reliable, clear test :) ...Read more

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Would a pregnancy test show positive 72 hours after conception/intercourse?

Would a pregnancy test show positive 72 hours after conception/intercourse?

No and Yes: No, a pregnancy test won't show a real positive 72 hours after conception, because there is no bHCG from the embryo in the mother's blood or urine yet. Yes, a pregnancy test can show a real positive 72 hours after intercourse, if the woman had already conceived >2 weeks earlier, and just happens to be having more intercourse (as is normally done in life). A false positive is rare, but can happen. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...Read more