Doctor insights on:
Ept Home Pregnancy Test Results
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
Testing too soon: Main thing is timing-it takes time (up to 2 wks) for your urinary levels of HCG to get elevated enough to be detected. Over-the-counter tests aren't always as sensitive as tests at your doctor's office, but even those usually take at least a few days after you're late to turn positive. Recheck 1-2 weeks later if you're late for your period & suspect you might be pregnant. ...Read more
I took 3 morning after pills within a month. I do not have my period and I've used 10 home pregnancy test. Results are negative. What's happening?
Morning after pills have a larger dose of birth control hormones and could have upset your rhythm. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time and practice safe sex. See this site for info.
http://www.aids.org/topics/aids-factsheets/aids-background-information/what-is-aids/safer-sex-guidelines/ ...Read more
I took a home ept pregnancy test and the results came out with a very faint answer. The circle was grey with an almost non existent negative line.
Do another test: The negative (control) line being almost non-existent is an indication that test was not accurate. To be read as definitely negative, the negative (control) should be clearly seen, and there be no suggestive of a positive line. You should check another pregnancy test, if you still get questionable results, have a pregnancy test performed at a healthcare facility. ...Read more
Not usually: Never say never, but not usually. They are very sensitive and specific. ...Read more
Wait 3 wk after sex: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine 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 positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more
READ the directions: Taht come with teh test it will tell u all u need to know, if u have an uncertain result or are still worried then see your gyn for a blood preg test. ...Read more
Pregnancy Testing: Yes. Of course. Fourteen days after conception and when a period is missed is when testing should occur. If you have not missed a period you are not pregnant. ...Read more
After missed period:
You should do the test 4-5 days after a missed period. if the result is negative repeat the test in 5-4 days, 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
Yes: If you are very early, generally less than 5 weeks, a home pregnancy test may not be positive. Waiting a few days and rechecking it, as long as you aren't experiencing pain or abnormal bleeding, is usually ok. Otherwise, you can go to your doctor to get a blood sample drawn to check a serum pregnancy test which is very accurate. ...Read more
Possible: Every test has an incidence of false positive (says you are pregnant but you are not) and false negative (says you are not pregnant but you actually are). So yes it is possible, the false positive rate is quite low on most home pregnancy tests, but the false negative rate is not quite so low. ...Read more
Yes.: In general they are very good. If positive they are right on. False negatives are more common unless it has been 2 to 3 weeks since intercourse. ...Read more
How many times can I do home pregnancy test? Done four times already with negative results but still in doubt. Is it reliable?
A reliable test:
Home pregnancy tests are really very good. To improve their accuracy, use a first in the morning urine and if you think you might be pregnant but get a negative, wait a few days before checking again.
At 48 years old, however, missing a period is more likely about nearing menopause than about pregnancy. ...Read more