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Doctor insights on: Do Home Pregnancy Tests Not Work On Some Women

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Do home pregnancy tests work for all women?

Do home pregnancy tests work for all women?

Yes they should.: Most tests claim they are sensitive enough to be positive as early as first day of missed period, but waiting for a week would give you more reliable results. ...Read more

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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Can the home pregnancy tests always work?

No: Not quite as sensitive as blood pregnancy tests. If you've had unprotected sex and a missed period, see your dr. Also other causes of missed periods like hormone imbalance. ...Read more

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Is it possible that some women never get positive home pregnancy tests throughout pregnancy? Been reading stories online

Is it possible that some women never get positive home pregnancy tests throughout pregnancy? Been reading stories online

Gullible?: Remember the advisory not to believe everything you read? Can you, as a female, believe that any female could have a baby growing inside of them for nine months and not in some way know that something was wrong? or different? or that they were pregnant? Please do not be gullible about stories like this. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism by which home pregnancy tests work?

What is the mechanism by which home pregnancy tests work?

Urinary hcg: They test for urinary levels of HCG which become elevated in pregnancy. It can take as much as 2 wks to turn positive and over-the-counter tests aren't always as sensitive as tests at your doctor's office. Recheck a week or two later if you're late for your period & suspect you might be pregnant. ...Read more

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After delivery, how soon will the home pregnancy tests work?

Pregnancy test: After you deliver, your pregnancy test can remain positive for up to a month or so afterwards. It is sometimes hard to tell if positive pregancy test is just leftover from the delivered pregnancy or a new pregnancy. The best way to tell is to do serial a beta HCG levels(a blood test) and see if the numbers are going up or down. ...Read more

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How accurate are home pregnancy tests? are urine tests usable throughout the pregnancy or do they not work later into the pregnancy?

How accurate are home pregnancy tests? are urine tests usable throughout the pregnancy or do they not work later into the pregnancy?

Very accurate: If used correctly, and prior to their expiration date home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They will show positive throughout the pregnancy. ...Read more