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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. Jeffrey Wint
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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?

Maybe: Hcg tests are very accurate but not 100%. Irregular periods can be caused by many things. Egs: too much exercising (too much testosterone). Stress (cortisol), anemia, medications, infection or a combo of all these. Suggest repeating blood test, ultrasound and vag exam. ...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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