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Can I have pregnancy symptoms before even having positive early pregnancy test?

Can I have pregnancy symptoms before even having positive early pregnancy test?

Not usually: It would be possible if you had an extremely long menstrual cycle. However, most of the time a woman has no symptoms until she misses a period. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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What does it mean when you get two vertical lines on an EPT early pregnancy test?

What does it mean when you get two vertical lines on an EPT early pregnancy test?

Read instructions: The instructions are usually on the box. It is best to clarify results against the guidance on the box. If you are unclear then get a digital test that says pregnant or not pregnant- or go to the doctor for more specific testing. ...Read more

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I want to take an early pregnancy test... But don't know what day is the best... Plz help?

I want to take an early pregnancy test... But don't know what day is the best... Plz help?

After missed period: It would be better to do the test 4-5 days after a missed period, use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the package carefully. You may see your doctor for a blood test one day after a missed period. ...Read more

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When can woman go for early pregnancy test (i heard after 6 days of ovulation, is it true?)?

When can woman go for early pregnancy test (i heard after 6 days of ovulation, is it true?)?

Hpt: At least one early pregnancy test product states it can provide results 6 days prior to a missed period. The company states it is > 99% accurate the day of the expected period. If you are using a standard pregnancy test would wait until you miss a period. If negative and still no period would repeat HPT in a week. Take care. ...Read more

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What does a faint negative line mean on an early pregnancy test?

What does a faint negative line mean on an early pregnancy test?

Probably negative: It means the test is probably negative recommend you wait a few days then repeat the test to make sure. ...Read more

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If I test positive on an early pregnancy test does that mean I could have twins?

If I test positive on an early pregnancy test does that mean I could have twins?

No: Testing positive on an Early Pregnancy Test means you are pregnant. It does not provide information about the number of potential babies. ...Read more

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I took an early pregnancy test a got a very faint positive I was really shaking while doing it thou can this cause a false positive or is it for real?

I took an early pregnancy test a got a very faint positive I was really shaking while doing it thou can this cause a false positive or is it for real?

Can retest in 1 week: Might be real. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early. ...Read more

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I've take ten early pregnancy test and all of them showed a faint line. Am I pregnant?

I've take ten early pregnancy test and all of them showed a faint line. Am I pregnant?

When did you use the: Early pregnancy tests? Many can show pregnancy up to 4 days prior to anticipated period or 7 to 10 days after ovulation. If you tested earlier than that they may not be accurate. In most pregnancy tests - a faint line is the equivalent of a positive. ...Read more

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Should an early pregnancy test pick up a pregnancy 9 days after ovulation or is it still too early?

Should an early pregnancy test pick up a pregnancy 9 days after ovulation or is it still too early?

Too early: Too early to tell. Take it at 7 days after your missed period and you'll have a more accurate answer. If you still havent' had your period, see your doc. ...Read more

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I am 18 days after the intercourse and 2 day after my period was due. I took a BFP EARLY PREGNANCY TEST STRIPS this morning can I trust the result?

I am 18 days after the intercourse and 2 day after my period was due. I took a BFP EARLY PREGNANCY TEST STRIPS this morning can I trust the result?

If the test was: ...positive, you can "trust" the result. If the test was negative, then, if you don't get your period in another few days, you should repeat the test at the same time of the day as you did this morning. If you still don't trust the results, you should make an appointment with your gyno or family practice doctor. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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If I conceived 8 days ago, now on day 21 of 26 day cycle, and breasts are tender, how accurate is early pregnancy test? Took1 yesterday-neg. 1 today-neg

If I conceived 8 days ago, now on day 21 of 26 day cycle, and breasts are tender, how accurate is early pregnancy test? Took1 yesterday-neg. 1 today-neg

Testing too Early: You are wasting your money on tests that will not be valid. Please you must be patient. There is no other option but to wait. ...Read more

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Is there a chance I could be pregnant I spotted on the 18th light pink only when I wipe. Had nothing yesterday and today spotted again light pink. Took test it was negative but my period is due on the 22nd. The hpt was not the early pregnancy test. Is the

Is there a chance I could be pregnant I spotted on the 18th light pink only when I wipe. Had nothing yesterday and today spotted again light pink. Took test it was negative but my period is due on the 22nd. The hpt was not the early pregnancy test. Is the

Yes.: Yes. The standard home pregnancy test is not designed to be used until you have actually missed your period. Even then you could be pregnant and still get a negative test result if the HCG level is too low to trigger a positive. In that situation you could retake it within a week or sooner. ...Read more

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Hello I am 4 days late on my period. I took a early pregnancy test and it came out negative. I was on birth control stopped it on can I be pregnant?

Hello I am 4 days late on my period. I took a early pregnancy test and it came out negative. I was on birth control stopped it on can I be pregnant?

The EPT test: Would usually pick up on pregnancy when 4 days late. But, you can go ahead and repeat pregnancy test to know for sure. ...Read more

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I stopped taking bc pills and have been using the withdrawl method even during ovulation. I'm a little late but negative ept. I took the early pregnancy test last week and I thought i'd have my period by this week but no and the test was negative. I've be

I stopped taking bc pills and have been using the withdrawl method even during ovulation. I'm a little late but negative ept. I took the early pregnancy test last week and I thought i'd have my period by this week but no and the test was negative. I've be

The: The withdrawal method is much less effective than using other forms of birthcontrol. A male could have pre-ejaculate on his penis which contains a small concentration of sperm and be unaware of it. Sometimes a woman can be pregnant but have a negative pregnancy test. If the HCG level simply isn't high enough to trigger a positive on the test. Using a routine pregnancy test you can check at the time of the missed period, it can be repeated a week or less later. ...Read more

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Can some medications cause a positive pregnancy test?

Can some medications cause a positive pregnancy test?

Yes: Certain medications such as phenothiazine can interfere with test results. Women receiving hCG therapy to treat a luteal phase defect or other fertility problem should consult their doctor as to accuracy of home pregnancy tests and when testing should be performed. Occasionally urine can be contaminated with blood or gross amounts of protein leading to inaccurate results. ...Read more

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Can my medications throw off a pregnancy test... Can you give me some sites that would help and show the meds that do.

Can my medications throw off a pregnancy test... Can you give me some sites that would help and show the meds that do.

Pregnancy test: Can other substances, such as medications or alcohol, interfere with the results of a home pregnancy test?
Most medications, including birth control pills and antibiotics, do not interfere with pregnancy test results. The only meds that could cause a false positive are fertility meds containing derivatives of hcg. But no meds, of which I am aware, can cause false negative (i.e. Test neg but preg). ...Read more

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I'm currently on medications because of fever. Is it okay to take a pregnancy test?

I'm currently on medications because of fever. Is it okay to take a pregnancy test?

Yes: Medications for fever relief (antipyretics), like acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or naproxen, do not interfere with home urine pregnancy test results. ...Read more

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Any medications or illnesses that can cause a "false negative" pregnancy test?

Any medications or illnesses that can cause a "false negative" pregnancy test?

HCG: There are some medications that can cause a positive pregnancy test and there are some medical conditions that can also turn a positive pregnancy test without actually being pregnant. Please see your obgyn asap. ...Read more

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What factors can contribute to a false positive pregnancy test? I'm not on any medication and an curious if my positive result might be incorrect.

What factors can contribute to a false positive pregnancy test? I'm not on any medication and an curious if my positive result might be incorrect.

Probably positive: It's probably positive. The test checks for the Beta subunit of HCG, and it doesn't cross react with other hormones. It sounds like you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Do you think that I could get an accurate reading from a home pregnancy test while taking medication?

Do you think that I could get an accurate reading from a home pregnancy test while taking medication?

Yes: Most home pregnancy tests are highly accurate once you have missed your first period. Follow the instructions closely and use your first morning urine. It also helps for a more accurate method to collect the urine in a disposable paper cup and dip the test strip inside for the prescribed time vs holding the strip in the urine stream. Refrain from alcohol and cigarettes until you know for sure. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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