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When is the earliest you can get a positive pregnancy test?

When is the earliest you can get a positive pregnancy test?

See below.: The earliest pregnancy test you can take is a quantitative blood test. It can detect HCG 8-9 days after fertilization of the egg. If it shows a level less than 25, then it is equivocal and might need to be repeated in a couple of days. Visit your doctor if there is concern. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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I just got a positive pregnancy test even though I had a menstral period. March 17th last day had intercorse April 11th start date of menstral period (was a week early) May 18 positive pregnancy test. Is this possible? Or could it be a medical problem o

I just got a positive pregnancy test even though I had a menstral period. 
March 17th last day had intercorse 
April 11th start date of menstral period (was a week early)
May 18 positive pregnancy test.
Is this possible? Or could it be a medical problem o

Re do hpt: From what you described you are unlikely to be pregnant. You may wish to see your doctor for a blood test for HCG which is more sensitive and specific. You may choose to repeat the home test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I had one positive pregnancy test that showed up after I threw it away and 2 negative. The positive one was a early response and the negatives regula?

I had one positive pregnancy test that showed up after I threw it away and 2 negative.  The positive one was a early response and the negatives regula?

Technique: You need to read the test within the prescribed time frame. If you let the test stick sit around it may look positive. Do the test 4-5 days after a missed period. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I believe i might be pregnant my LMP was december 10, 2014. I haven't had a positive pregnancy test. Could it be to early to detect it. ?

I believe i might be pregnant my LMP was december 10, 2014. I haven't had a positive pregnancy test. Could it be to early to detect it. ?

NO IT IS NOT EARLY: If your lmp was on dec 10, your pregnancy test should be positive by now.It is unlikely that you are pregnant if preg test neg, but repeat it anyway and if still neg contact your gynecologist. ...Read more

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10dpo 2 positive pregnancy test. Faint but definitely there. Is it to early to be getting these positives or are the tests wrong. Used first response?

10dpo 2 positive pregnancy test. Faint but definitely there. Is it to early to be getting these positives or are the tests wrong. Used first response?

The pregnancy: Hormones go up rapidly. Wait until you miss your period and check again. It may be more confirmative even if u check tomorrow. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could i get a false positive pregnancy test 3 weeks after my early m/c I have particals in my urine ? So am i really pregnant again

Could i get a false positive pregnancy test 3 weeks after my early m/c I have particals in my urine ? So am i really pregnant again

Pregnant: False positives are rare. Thus all depends on how far along you were in the first lost pregnancy and the type of miscarriage it was. In these situations it is best to get the blood test and not be doing urine tests. ...Read more

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Early positive pregnancy test sign of twins?

Twin pregnancy: Early positive pregnancy suggesting twin can be suspicious if HCG or Progesterone level is higher for her gestational age and only can confirm by sonogram exam will verify then. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Sudler
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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