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Will a 2 day old pee work on a pregnancy test?

Will a 2 day old pee work on a pregnancy test?

Use a fresh specimen: Use a fresh urine specimen for best results. Urine picks up all sorts of germs once it is out of the body and may change the results of the test. I can't be sure that it won't be correct, but it would be best to use a fresh urine. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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I'm 39 years old missed 2 periods and negative urine pregnancy test is this the start of menopause?

I'm 39 years old missed 2 periods and negative urine pregnancy test is this the start of menopause?

Probably not: 39 is a little young for menopause but it is not impossible. Irregular periods are very common. If the irregularity continues see your obgyn for an exam and hormone testing. There are many options for menstrual cycle control ...Read more

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I m married 26 years old, always irregular period, , period start after 28 days, 34, 42 and 54, i got negative in urine pregnancy test am i pregnant?

I m married 26 years old, always irregular period, , period start after 28 days, 34, 42 and 54, i got negative in urine pregnancy test am i pregnant?

Abnormal cycle: With a negative urine pregnancy test, you are most likely not pregnant. Your periods are not regular, so it is best to see a gyn dr. For an evaluation and check up. Birth control may be rx'd to regulate your cycle, (unless you want to be pregnant). Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm 30y old.Period 20 days late, i have bad lower back pain,frequent urination and ovarian pain and pregnancy test is negative. What could it be?

I'm 30y old.Period 20 days late, i have bad lower back pain,frequent urination and ovarian pain and pregnancy test is negative. What could it be?

Serum pregnancy test: Have you had a SERUM pregnancy test? Have you performed a 2nd home pregnancy test? Have you had a urine analysis done to look for an infectious disease? Have you called your OB/GYN or PCP yet? The last questions is probably your best hint at getting positive action since all WE can do on this network is what you're doing- guessing wassup with very little information at our disposal....Good luck! ...Read more

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I am 19 years old, and am experiencing hard sensitive nipples for the past 2 days. I am on nexplanon implant and haven't had sex since august 19. I took a urine pregnancy test and it was negative. What is going on?? Its quite uncomfortable.

I am 19 years old, and am experiencing hard sensitive nipples for the past 2 days. I am on nexplanon implant and haven't had sex since august 19. I took a urine pregnancy test and it was negative. What is going on?? Its quite uncomfortable.

Side effect: Breast pain was listed by 12% of the women in the trials of Nexplanon. You appear to be sensitive to the hormone in this product. I couldn't find a reference of how long to expect this to last so I would speak to your MD soon. Good you took pregnancy test - women on this product more at risk of ectopic pregnancy. http://www.drugs.com/pro/nexplanon.html ...Read more

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Can you see lines even on a cheap pregnancy test before you pee on it, or does it only show up when you pee on it?

Can you see lines even on a cheap pregnancy test before you pee on it, or does it only show up when you pee on it?

Only with sample: Even the "cheap" pregnancy tests should be blank until you add urine as directed. Follow the directions and don't wait longer than the given time otherwise the control line can "leach" over and cause the "test" line to show up (a false positive). ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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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