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If I take pregnancy pills, can they show up on a regular blood test?

If I take pregnancy pills, can they show up on a regular blood test?

Do you mean: Birth control pills? Birth control/contraceptive pills are not the subject of usual blood tests and do not affect the usual blood tests to any great extent. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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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If I take pregnancy pills, would they pop up on a regular blood test?

Pregnancy pills?: Do you mean birth control pills? Or pills to stimulate fertility? Either way no. Standard blood tests do not look for this type of thing. ...Read more

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Period last 1st day 12 oct. Pregnancy blood test negative. Have been always very regular. Can still I maybe pregnant? Or reasons for late periods?

Period last 1st day 12 oct. Pregnancy blood test negative. Have been always very regular. Can still I maybe pregnant? Or reasons for late periods?

May be tested too: Soon. Even blood test for pregnancy start turning positive about 2-4 days after the missed period. You may wish to perform a home pregnancy test about ten days after the missed period. See this site for information on menstrual irregularities. Http://women. Webmd. Com/tc/missed-or-irregular-periods-topic-overview. ...Read more

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I always had a regular period, but I haven't had a period in 3 months. I have every pregnancy symptom, but hpt and blood test were negative. Why?

I always had a regular period, but I haven't had a period in 3 months. I have every pregnancy symptom, but hpt and blood test were negative. Why?

Irregular periods: 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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My period is almost 6 days late, negative pregnancy test? Should I take a blood test? What could be going on? Usually very regular

My period is almost 6 days late, negative pregnancy test? Should I take a blood test? What could be going on? Usually very regular

Anovulatory cycles: During which an egg is not released, are common and can cause menstrual irregularity or a missed period. Anovulatory cycles are especially common in young women, and 1-2 anovulatory cycles/year is considered normal. Urine pregnancy tests are very reliable and there is not much to be gained by a blood pregnancy test except expense. ...Read more

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Dear doctors, I'm 21, 10 days late on my period I have always been regular, 3 negative home pregnancy tests and an hCG blood test also negative please help?

Dear doctors, I'm 21, 10 days late on my period I have always been regular, 3 negative home pregnancy tests and an hCG blood test also negative please help?

Not pregnant: 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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I'm 46. My period which is normally regular is 2 weeks late. I had had unprotected sex 3.5 weeks ago. I have taken 3 pregnancy tests with negative on all 3. If I go to my Dr. Can they do a blood test to see if I'm pregnant or if I'm going through menopaus

I'm 46. My period which is normally regular is 2 weeks late. I had had unprotected sex 3.5 weeks ago. I have taken 3 pregnancy tests with negative on all 3. If I go to my Dr. Can they do a blood test to see if I'm pregnant or if I'm going through menopaus

Blood test will help: By doing blood test it's possible to differentiate between pregnancy, delayed period or menopausal changes. Though fertility generally declines with age, keep in mind that most unplanned pregnancies happen before 20 and after 40. Use of birth control is always a good idea. ...Read more

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How early can a transvaginal ultrasound detect pregnancy? 12 days late always regular under no stress but not sure if its too early for the ultrasound to detect anything cause I have negative blood test and hpts

How early can a transvaginal ultrasound detect pregnancy? 12 days late always regular under no stress but not sure if its too early for the ultrasound to detect anything cause I have negative blood test and hpts

Can do HCG: Ultrasounds do not detect a heartbeat until about 6 weeks from your last period (about 2 after when your period was due), but are much more accurate at 7 to 8 weeks. You can do blood testing for HCG (the pregnancy hormone) very early, including now. ...Read more

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Took two at home pregnancy tests the other day, both positive, I don't know what to do now, what doctor do I go to next? Should I got straight to a ob/gyn right away or should I go to a regular medical doctor for a blood test. Me and my husband are new to

Took two at home pregnancy tests the other day, both positive, I don't know what to do now, what doctor do I go to next? Should I got straight to a ob/gyn right away or should I go to a regular medical doctor for a blood test. Me and my husband are new to

Either: Pregnancy tests are pretty accurate. Everyone does not require a blood test to confirm pregnancy. It would likely be quicker to see your regular doctor first. However, many people would schedule their first appointment with the person who will be caring for them during the pregnancy (midwife, obstetrician or family practitioner). Your regular doctor may have some good suggestions for you. ...Read more

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When can a blood test detect pregnancy?

10 days.: Blood test HCG quantitative test can show pregnancy as early as 10 days of conception. ...Read more

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How soon can a blood test detect pregnancy?

How soon can a blood test detect pregnancy?

Soon: You can get a blood test with same day results and they can be reliable 1 to 2 days before your missed menses. I do not like to do pregnancy tests too early. Several women have biochemical pregnancies that do not grow and get a normal period 1 to 2 days later. So, my suggestion is that you do your blood test when you miss your period. ...Read more

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How early can a blood test detect pregnancy? Please answer only if you know the definitive answer. Obgyns?

How early can a blood test detect pregnancy? Please answer only if you know the definitive answer. Obgyns?

Date of conception.: A quantitative blood test can tell approximately the date it was conceived. The beta subunit of HCG or human Chorionic Gonadotropin can be detected in urine or blood after implantation or 6-12 days after fertilization. The test which can give the quickest result is a rosette inhibition assay for early pregnancy factor (epf) which can tell within 48 hours of fertilization, but it is expensive. ...Read more

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How soon after intercourse can a blood test detect pregnancy?

How soon after intercourse can a blood test detect pregnancy?

After missed period: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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How many days after first day of last period can blood test detect pregnancy?

After missed period: It is better to do the test after a missed period. Blood test may be positive a day or two sooner than that, but a negative result will not rule out pregnancy at that time. For home test, it is better to wait 4-5 days after a missed period. ...Read more

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How long before a missed period will a blood test detect pregnancy?

How long before a missed period will a blood test detect pregnancy?

Pregnancy: Great majority of pregnancies occur when coitus takes places within the 3 day interval just prior to ovulation. The first hormonal evidence of implantation (appearance of hcg) ocurred on 8 to 10 days after ovulation. Some commercial urine pregnancy test don't become positive until 5 days before your missed period. If negative and still suspect a pregnancy do a blood level pregnancy test. ...Read more

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How does a pregnancy blood test work?

How does a pregnancy blood test work?

HCG level: The embryo, after implantation in the uterus, makes human chorionic gonadotrophic hormone (HCG). Both blood and urine pregnancy tests depend on detecting HCG, a marker of pregnancy ...Read more