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Is it true that some pregnancy test do not show up positive until you are 6-8 pregnant due to low hCG levels? I tested yesterday 8days late

Is it true that some pregnancy test do not show up positive until you are 6-8 pregnant due to low hCG levels? I tested yesterday 8days late

Not likely: The current tests for HCG are quite sensitive and a properly done test, after a week of missed period, will be positive, if the woman is pregnant. You may wish to see your doctor for a blood test and may be an ultrasound exam. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Two months late with a negative pregnancy test, is there a chance that i could be pregnant n just have to low of a hCG level to pick up?

Two months late with a negative pregnancy test, is there a chance that i could be pregnant n just have to low of a hCG level to pick up?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Dx with pcos. Have had a normal period for over a year now, but am now two months late. Experiencing multiple pregnancy symptoms but got negative test result. Is it possible my hCG levels are too low to read bc of pcos?

Dx with pcos. Have had a normal period for over a year now, but am now two months late. Experiencing multiple pregnancy symptoms but got negative test result. Is it possible my hCG levels are too low to read bc of pcos?

Possible: It is always possible that you may be pregnant when you miss a period. Because you have pcos, it's hard to know if you are pregnant or simply skipping periods. Symptoms of pcos can mimic symptoms of pregnancy as well. If the tests have been negative it is unlikely that you're pregnant. Blood pregnancy tests are more sensitive than urine and can help alleviate your concerns. ...Read more

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I was supposed to get my period on September 8th but I was late so on Thursday the 17th I got a blood pregnancy test my level came back 7 for my hcg level. Today im spotting and having a little cramping could I be miscarriaging?

I was supposed to get my period on September 8th but I was late so on Thursday the 17th I got a blood pregnancy test my level came back 7 for my hcg level. Today im spotting and having a little cramping could I be miscarriaging?

Needs repeat: A BHCG of 7 is very low. In fact a BHCG of less than 5 means that someone is not pregnant. If I were your physician I would order a repeat test to see if the number is going up or down to help determine what is going on in this case. ...Read more

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Will hCG level decrease in tubal pregnancy?

Will hCG level decrease in tubal pregnancy?

Doubtful: Unless it ruptures, which is really dangerous. Most ectopics plateau (level out) before this. ...Read more

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Which line on a pregnancy test is due to hCG levels?

Which line on a pregnancy test is due to hCG levels?

Check the package: Insert. The line closer to the point where urine is applied is due to hcg. Please see this site for more information on this topic as different tests do read differently. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/home-pregnancy-tests/pr00100. ...Read more

Dr. Tonya Kozminski
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Hcg Level (Definition)

Beta-HCG is a pregnancy hormone. It is expected to double every 2 days in a normal pregnancy. If the level rises too slowly, it may indicate an ectopic pregnancy. If it drops, it usually means ...Read more