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I got a ? on a first response pregnancy test. does that mean there is still hcg present but not enough for a positive result?

I got a ? on a first response pregnancy test. does that mean there is still hcg present but not enough for a positive result?

Mommy,AreWeThereYet?: Maybe it means that you are pregnant and the baby has a question for you.Or,according to their instructions,it means there was an error in the test and that they want you to do the test again.Tests of various kinds often have to be repeated for that reason,a glitch in the mechanics of the test,or a faulty sample.But I kinda like the first idea.Think about what questions your baby might ask you ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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What to do if I have just done a siemens hCG clinitest pregnancy test. what does the result mean?

What to do if I have just done a siemens hCG clinitest pregnancy test. what does the result mean?

Look at Instructions: Home Pregnancy tests come with instructions on how to perform the test and how to interpret the test results. If you are unsure or the test is equivocal, you can either wait and repeat the test in a few days or go to your primary doctor or an urgent care clinic. ...Read more

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Took hCG pregnancy test one day before period due and came out negative. Can i trust this result.....

Took hCG pregnancy test one day before period due and came out negative.  Can i trust this result.....

Too soon: Nope. You wasted the money on the test. It is negative, but because you had not missed a period yet, and if your period does not start you will have to retest. Wait a few days. If the period does not start then retest. ...Read more

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Is it true that pregnancy results depend on the level of hCG being detected on a pregnancy test. Can the level be so low that doctors draw blood?

Is it true that pregnancy results depend on the level of hCG being detected on a pregnancy test. Can the level be so low that doctors draw blood?

Yes, most pregnancy : Tests depend on the detection of a certain level of HCG in the blood. It takes about a week after fertilization (sex that results in pregnancy) for any pregnancy test to be positive (even the blood test). After that time, the blood test will reliably detect pregnancy, and after 2-4 days the urine dipstick test will reliably detect pregnancy. ...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