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Earliest Pregnancy Testing
SXS of pregnancy: Classic pregnancy symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an increase in white vaginal discharge. ...Read more
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
Yes: Yes is correct! the blood test will turn positive at least several days earlier. ...Read more
Pregnancy Testing: Yes. Of course. Especially if you have not missed a period yet. ...Read more
Positive test: They are accurate to determine if you are pregnant or not but not very accurate to give you the date of conception. ...Read more
Ultrasound dating: All due dates are estimates and OB providers typically use the due date calculated from the last normal period to determine a woman's due date. An early ultrasound done between 6 and 9 weeks of pregnancy is considered to be accurate to within 5 days of a due date. If this ultrasound differs by more than 5 days from the period due date then the ultrasound due date is used. ...Read more
Yes: One subunit of pregnancy hormone HCG is structurally identical to the hormone that is measured in the ovulation prediction kits (luteinizing hormone) and most home tests don't differentiate between the 2 hormones, so yes, pregnancy can give a false + for ovulation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can decidual bleeding during early pregnancy give you a false negative pregnancy test after having tested positive?
See below: 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 positive a day before a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. A negative test done too early is not useful. ...Read more
If positive: 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. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow 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
Very sensitive: Most home urine pregnancy tests when used according to manufacturers' instructions, can detect pregnancy within 3-4 days after implantation and by 7 days of implantation in 98% of cases. When pregnancy occurs, the female body starts creating a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in higher amounts during the early stages of pregnancy. That is what is detected with the urine tests. ...Read more
Im having early pregnancy symptoms. Besides urine testing, what are other methods to determine pregnancy?
Blood preg test: Is the most accuarte please see your gyn or a gyn. ...Read more
I took a negative pregnancy test , but I still have this feeling that I'm pregnant , am I testing to early ?
Test 3 wks after sex: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more
If I am testing early for pregnancy test , would blood work tell me more accurate if i got that done tomorrow ?
I took 2 hpt both came out negative my cycle don't come til august 7 but I have a lot of pregnancy synthoms can I b testing to early?
Will a doc take me seriously if i go in because of 3 chemical pregnancies only determined by at home test? Will i just be told to stop testing early?
Pregnancy Test: I am confident that most physicians take their patients seriously when they state that they tested positive on a home pregnancy test. The physician will still verify and perform other tests, including an ultrasound to determine the status of the pregnancy. A blood test (bhcg) may be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fetus's tissue testing on D&C (8 weeks and 2nd early MC) showed turners syndrome in the feutus. Future pregnancy implications of this? Any precautions
Generally no: In general, in each subsequent pregnancy, the chance of having another pregnancy affected by Turner syndrome would not be increased given that it occurs due to a random error in the splitting of chromosomes during the creation of sperm usually, though sometimes also the egg. Unlikely to recur in a first time case. ...Read more
Heterophile antibody: Presence of heterophile antibodies can affect results of blood tests for many items. It usually does not affect the urine test. If you miss your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. 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
Tissue testing after d&c showed up turners syndrome. What's the risk for future pregnancies. This was second early mc. Mother's age 32yrs ?
I'm so sure that I'm pregnant. But I keep getting negative results, am I testing too early? I have fears about ectopic/chemical pregnancy.
Period 4 days late and negative pregnancy test and now getting a slight brown discharge. We have the so is it possible I'm testing to early?
I've got no signs of pms and almost all pregnancy symptoms and I'm two days before my period. Preg test - am I still pregnant? And testing too early?
Wait to see: Wait to see if you miss your period. If you do - you can test then. If negative and still no period - can retest in a week. ...Read more
I had sex a day before my expected period and now i'm almost a week & half late. Took 3 pregnancy test which all came out negative. Testing too early?
Possibly: You may be having an irregular cycle this month which would explain both the negative test and the lateness of your cycle, or you may be getting false negative tests and i would wait a week and repeat. ...Read more
Im a week late on my period took a pregnancy test and i got a faint blurry negative result. Can i be testing too early ?
Period 9 days late, negitive pregnancy test day 7, slimy clear discharge, lower pain stomach and back. Off pill 1 month. Am i testing to early?
No: You are not testing too early, would retest. If negative and it bothers you visit doc. It can take 3 months for periods yo regulate again though. ...Read more
Am i pregnant or testing to early ? I was suppose to start my period on march 25th it is now march 30th I have taking 5 home pregnancy test and they all came up negative what should I do ?
Hello. : Hello. Most home pregnancy tests can be used at the time of a missed period. If you think you are pregnant but that the HCG levels are just too low to trigger a positive, one can wait a week and retake. However, you can be late for your period or miss a period and not be pregnant. ...Read more
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