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Home Body Fat Test
A number of methods: Can be used from caliper measurements of specific body areas to floating you in a water tank after taking body measurements, but the easiest and most accurate measure is with an instrument called an electrolipograph which measures impedance from two specific body areas and combined with actual height and weight is used in a calculation to give very accurate results. ...Read more
5 positive home pregnancy test 2 different brands negative blood test still getting a positive in home test lines very slowly getting darker ?
Blood test for HCG: Given the discrepant results with hpt, it would be useful to see your doctor and get a blood test for HCG levels, it is more sensitive and specific than hpt. Alternatively could wait 4-5 days to repeat hpt. 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
No: The internet is full of home-made pregnancy tests using bleach, pine-sol. wheat/barley or even dandelion leaves. They are not accurate. Don't waste your time. Use a home-pregnancy test from a pharmacy. I did see a study comparing dollar-store home pregnancy test to the more expensive brand-names. The dollar-store home-pregnancy tests were just as accurate. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do doctors do pregnancy test blood test or urine test which is more effective doctor test or home pregnancy test?
Blood test: Blood test is more sensitive, provides a number, is generally positive sooner than urine test and is generally more reliable. Urine test is cheaper, can be done at home without the need to go to a doctor and is positive 4-5 days after a missed period. Both test are accurate when positive. A negative result on a test done too early is not meaningful. ...Read more
How accurate are home pregnancy tests? are urine tests usable throughout the pregnancy or do they not work later into the pregnancy?
Positive home pregnancy test today. Do a lot of 2 person transfer at work. Is that safe in early pregnancy.
Lifting in pregnancy: Prior to 20 wks gestation lifting, solo or 2 person, would not pose a threat unless you were diagnosed with an incompetent cervix, had a cerclage, or some other medical condition that prevented you from lifting before pregnancy. After 20 wk, we generally recommend that someone not lift solo in excess of 25 pounds repetitively. ...Read more
Negative home pregnancy test at about 9 weeks. Can home pregnancy test not work at all for some people?
HPT are very good.: Repeat test to be absolutely sure.Get a more detailed answer ›
Just do urine test: Home urine 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
Good luck!: I show the generic (phentermine) still as a prescription-only medication. So, whatever is in the over-the-counter version is not likely its true namesake, or potentially in a very reduced strength--either of these may not give you the results you are hoping for, and toxicity risk. Phentermine can show in urine drug screen for 10-14 days per internet resources. ...Read more
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