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Best And Worst Pregnancy Tests
What home pregnancy tests are the best in your opinion? There are so many options! (from $1 - $15) in order from best to worst please?
No single best: Just as with drugs, cars, clothing, food, etc, there is no single best for everyone. If there were, there'd be no others for competition. But to figure out what's best for you, consider price, effectiveness, tolerability/administration & side effect profile (not applicable here). "best" pregnancy test might not be best for you if you can't afford it. All pregnancy tests have to pass fda standards. ...Read more
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
Best Pregnancy Test: According to american journal of obstetric and gynecology the best home pregnancy test is first responceearly pregnancy test the study evaluated592 urine specimins from women at different stages of the pregnancy to determine what kind of Chorionic Gonadotropin is prevalent at what time.The inference was that first responce is the most sensitive test and detects pregnancy in 95% cases. ...Read more
Generally yes: All of the hpt's on the market have to go through the same testing and certification in order to be sold. There is no "best". Some are more convenient and better designed, others advertise more and have to sell at a high price. ...Read more
Where can I buy home pregnancy tests? What kind are the best? Are they available ob the shelf or do I ask a pharmacist at my local drug store?
No Pharmacist needed: You can buy home pregnancy test kits without a prescription in many pharmacies & markets off the shelf. There are many good brands : first response, & EPT seem to be the brand leaders. Check the expiration date on the package! don't use a test kit after its expiration, as the chemicals in the kit may not work correctly record the results of the test so you can discuss them w/your dr. ...Read more
My stomach is hard and growing slowly as if I were pregnant. I took two pregnancy tests and they tested negative. I also got my period last week. The first day was horrible because I've had the worst cramps I've ever had. They were terrible and I pretty m
Belly cramp/bloating: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort & bloating, & not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." However PSBO (paralyzed gut) due to metabolic & inflammatory conditions nearby (like a urinary tract or vaginal infection) must be considered & addressed. Check with your doctor for examination & directed treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer