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Doctor insights on: Accuracy Of Home Pregnancy Test Kits

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Did a home pregnancy test but line appears 1 and half line after several minutes of being left the kit. What does it reads?

Did a home pregnancy test but line appears 1 and half line after several minutes of being left the kit. What does it reads?

Invalid test: The test may not be valid. You may wish to repeat the test in 3-4 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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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My wife is 5 days late for her periods. The home pregnancy test kit came back negative. But we do not want to take any chances. We are not planning for a baby right now. Is there a way to abort using a pill or by certain food in case she is pregnant?

My wife is 5 days late for her periods. The home pregnancy test kit came back negative. But we do not want to take any chances.  We are not planning for a baby right now. Is there a way to abort using a pill or by certain food in case she is pregnant?

Not pregnant: IF she is late for her period then a pregnancy test is reliable. The negative test indicates she is not pregnant. If you do not believe the result then repeat it 1-2 days to verify. You can not have an abortion when you are not pregnant. There are no foods that cause miscarriage. The best solution is to start birth control which will regulate her cycle and prevent unplanned pregnancy ...Read more

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Hello Doctor, my last period's first date was 19-FEB-2015. After that till now I have no more period. In the meantime, I have intercourse with my husband approx. 5-6 times. I have done home pregnancy test with Prega test kit, but its showing negative. Wha

Hello Doctor, my last period's first date was 19-FEB-2015. After that till now I have no more period. In the meantime, I have intercourse with my husband approx. 5-6 times. I have done home pregnancy test with Prega test kit, but its showing negative. Wha

Neg test = not preg: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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How to do home pregnancy test ?

How to do home pregnancy test ?

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. ...Read more

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How to take home pregnancy test?

How to take home pregnancy test?

See below: Purchase and perform the test, following the directions very carefully. ...Read more

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What is the best home pregnancy test?

What is the best home pregnancy test?

Missed period: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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How acurate is a home pregnancy test?

How acurate is a home pregnancy  test?

Very Accurate: Truth is, many of the over-the-counter pregnancy tests are as good (sensitive and specific) as our urine pregnancy tests in the ER and hospital. No need to get another one at the doctor's office for an uncomplicated pregnancy check. ...Read more

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How do I interpret a home pregnancy test?

How do I interpret a home pregnancy test?

Read the box: Home pregnancy tests have several benefits. They can be done with quick results and in the privacy of your own home. There are two outcomes for hpts. Either pregnant or not pregnant. Read the box on how to interpret the results. Some tests say "yes" or "no". Others say "+" or "-" or "pregnant" or "not pregnant". ...Read more

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How accurate are at home pregnancy test?

How accurate are at home pregnancy  test?

Pregnancy Tests: Very accurate. But, you have to do them at a time that they will work. That means after you have missed a period and when you had a sexual encounter during your fertile days of the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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How do you do a home pregnancy test like ept?

How do you do a home pregnancy test like ept?

Urine specimen: Generally they involve exposing a testing dipstick of sorts to your urine. Generally you can urinate on the test portion of the dipstick. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could you describe how to do home pregnancy test?

See below: Each kit varies, but the instructions are very straightforward. Follow them carefully. ...Read more

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Could you describe how to do a home pregnancy test?

Could you describe how to do a home pregnancy test?

Please read the dire: Directions that come with your specific test, if you read the directions it is very easy to follow. ...Read more

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Which home pregnancy test brandis considered the best?

Which home pregnancy test brandis considered the best?

FDA approved: Any of the fda approved brands will provide accurate results. For optimum results, you should do the test 4-5 days after a missed period, use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the package carefully. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Home Pregnancy Test (Definition)

Any one of several kits available to the public. They rely on a colorimetric reaction that, in the presence of at least 25 miu hcg, will indicate positivity ...Read more