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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Home Pregnancy Test (Overview)

Any one of several kits available to the public. They rely on a colorimetric reaction that, in the presence of at least 25 miu hcg, will indicate positivity with a color reaction.


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What is home pregnancy test? And how can it be conducted?

What is home pregnancy test? And how can it be conducted?

Home pregnancy test: Pregnancy tests are now available in kits sold over the counter and are preformed as instructed on the package preferably using the woman's first morning urine. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
929 Doctors shared insights

Home Pregnancy Test (Overview)

Any one of several kits available to the public. They rely on a colorimetric reaction that, in the presence of at least 25 miu hcg, will indicate positivity with a color reaction.


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How accurate is the doctors urine pregnancy test if I had sex one week ago and I think im pregnant? I had unprotected sex one week ago exactly and 2 days ago I took a home pregnancy test, it came out negative! I went to the doctors today and took another

How accurate is the doctors urine pregnancy test if I had sex one week ago and I think im pregnant? I had unprotected sex one week ago exactly and 2 days ago I took a home pregnancy test, it came out negative! I went to the doctors today and took another

The: The pregnancy hormone is detectable in the urine 14 days after conception (when sperm fertilizes egg). The test may have been inaccurate because it has not been 2 weeks since you had unprotected sex. You are advised to take another pregnancy test after 14 days have passed. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medications that could interfere with your birth control
Once
Use barrier protection to prevent sexually transmitted diseases
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How acurate is a home pregnancy test?

How acurate is a home pregnancy test?

Very Accurate: Truth is, many of the over-the-counter pregnancy tests are as good (sensitive and specific) as our urine pregnancy tests in the ER and hospital. No need to get another one at the doctor's office for an uncomplicated pregnancy check. ...Read more

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Could you describe how to do home pregnancy test?

Could you describe how to do home pregnancy test?

See below: Each kit varies, but the instructions are very straightforward. Follow them carefully. ...Read more

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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
Weekly
Consider meeting with a therapist with your spouse
Monthly
Talk with family and friends about how you are feeling
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Can home pregnancy test tell if your pregnant after a week?

Can home pregnancy test tell if your pregnant after a week?

Yes and no: It depends on how sensitive the home pregnancy test is.

Otherwise, a blood test for a quantitative beta HCG (test which detects the amount of hormone given by the fertilized egg). ...Read more

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I took a home pregnancy test and it came out positive and today at work I slipped and fell. What should I do?

I took a home pregnancy test and it came out positive and today at work I slipped and fell. What should I do?

Were you injured?: A healthy pregnancy will not be affected by a fall, however, you need to seek care if you suffered any injury due to the fall. Your workplace should have policies for work related injuries and their workers insurance should cover it. ...Read more

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Treating an Ectopic Pregnancy (Checklist)

Get diagnosed
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Get laparoscopic surgery or treat with methotrexate medication
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How accurate is a home pregnancy test that measures 25 miu day of conception (with faint results, or at least 3 days after conception) is it possible?

How accurate is a home pregnancy test that measures 25 miu day of conception (with faint results, or at least 3 days after conception) is it possible?

Either way: The newer home pregnancy tests are positive within 72 hours when you be starting your next expected period. If it's negative, wait 1 week. ...Read more

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Positive home pregnancy test today. Do a lot of 2 person transfer at work. Is that safe in early 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

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Having a Healthy Pregnancy (Checklist)

Don't smoke
daily
Take a walk: walking promotes easier labor
daily
Take prenatal vitamins with folate to reduce birth defects
daily
Eat a healthy diet, including lots of fruit and dairy products
daily
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Vagina dryness, back pain, late period for 5 days and on my actual period day I had it pain. And did home pregnancy test negative. What could it be?

Vagina dryness, back pain, late period for 5 days and on my actual period day I had it pain. And did home pregnancy test negative. What could it be?

GYN/pelvic: Get a GYN checkup. You are quite young for vaginal dryness. Apparentlyt, you are not using birth control and if you are old enough to have an erect penis in your vagina, you are old enough for birth control. ...Read more

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10 days late for my menstrual. Sever abdominal pain, painful to touch. Took at home pregnancy test but results were negative. Could this be serious?

10 days late for my menstrual. Sever abdominal pain, painful to touch. Took at home pregnancy test but results were negative. Could this be serious?

For severe abdominal: Pain get med eval now. Possible reasons for late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, perimenopause, just starting menstruation, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Checklist)

Keep all of your scheduled appointments with your gynecologist
once
Contact your doctor if you experience unusual symptoms
once
Monitor the baby's kick counts during your third trimester
once
Discuss the optimal time for delivery with your gynecologist
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My stomach is very round and hurts extremely bad at times and I been very moody with my 1st child it was the same and at home pregnancy test negative?

My stomach is very round and hurts extremely bad at times and I been very moody with my 1st child it was the same and at home pregnancy test negative?

See your doctor: You should see your doctor if you are having abdominal pain. There are a variety of conditions that can cause it- some very mild, some serious. Your doctor can help determine what's going on. ...Read more

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Will being on your period affect results a home pregnancy test?

Will being on your period affect results a home pregnancy test?

No: Home pregnancy tests monitor levels of beta HCG, which is a hormone only normally secreted during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hi. Anemic blood test come back normal. And home Pregnancy test few days ago come back negative. But now 2 days late. What else could be wrong? I'm 19

Hi. Anemic blood test come back normal. And home Pregnancy test few days ago come back negative. But now 2 days late. What else could be wrong? I'm 19

Prob normal: Some women can be regular like clock work and others aren't. Increasing exercise in the summer can change cycle. Give it another week or so then check preg if not started. ...Read more

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How to do home pregnancy test?

Directions in box?: The directions should come in the box with the kit to describe how to do the test. All use a small sample of urine to detect pregnancy. ...Read more

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How to take home pregnancy test?

How to take home pregnancy test?

See below: Purchase and perform the test, following the directions very carefully. ...Read more

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Home pregnancy test after9weeks?

Take a test: Don't guess. Take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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When to take home pregnancy test?

When to take home pregnancy test?

1 week late: Home pregnancy tests turn positive when you're about 1 week late. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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Can home pregnancy test can fail?

Can home pregnancy test can fail?

Yes: A home pregnancy test is quite accurate, but not quite 100%. If you are concerned that a home pregnancy test may not be telling you the truth, a sensitive blood test can give an accurate answer. ...Read more

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Are home pregnancy test realiable?

Are home pregnancy test realiable?

Very reliable: Today's home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test will give a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or 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

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How can a home pregnancy test work?

How can a home pregnancy test work?

Hcg: Home urine pregnancy tests measure levels of the beta subunit of the human Chorionic Gonadotropin hormone. It becomes present in the body once implantation of a fertilized egg has occurred. ...Read more

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How do I make a home pregnancy test?

How do I make a home pregnancy test?

Do not try: It would be far more expensive than buying one from the drug store. ...Read more

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What is the best home pregnancy test?

What is the best home pregnancy test?

Missed period: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors 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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How acurate is a home pregnancy test?

Very Accurate: Truth is, many of the over-the-counter pregnancy tests are as good (sensitive and specific) as our urine pregnancy tests in the ER and hospital. No need to get another one at the doctor's office for an uncomplicated pregnancy check. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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


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