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How do pregnancy tests work?

How do pregnancy tests work?

Measure hormones: Pregnancy tests measure the level of a hormone called human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hcg), which begins to be produced when the fertilized egg implants into the uterine wall. This hormone can be measured in urine or in the blood. The blood test is the more accurate of the two methods. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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How to do home pregnancy test ?

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 do I interpret a home pregnancy test?

How do I interpret a home pregnancy test?

Read the box: Home pregnancy tests have several benefits. They can be done with quick results and in the privacy of your own home. There are two outcomes for hpts. Either pregnant or not pregnant. Read the box on how to interpret the results. Some tests say "yes" or "no". Others say "+" or "-" or "pregnant" or "not pregnant". ...Read more

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How do you do a home pregnancy test like ept?

How do you do a home pregnancy test like ept?

Urine specimen: Generally they involve exposing a testing dipstick of sorts to your urine. Generally you can urinate on the test portion of the dipstick. Good luck! ...Read more

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How early does pregnancy test work at home?

How early does pregnancy test work at home?

When embryo implants: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), 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, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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What do I do after testing positive with a home test pregnancy test ?

What do  I  do  after  testing  positive  with  a  home  test pregnancy  test ?

Pregnancy: After a positive pregnancy test, eat healthy, avoid alcohol, NSAIDs, excessive caffeine and start prenatal vitamins. Schedule an appointment with your physician for confirmation and initiation of prenatal care. ...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 many days dpo do us wait to take pregnancy test ?

How many days dpo do us wait to take pregnancy test ?

After missed period: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow 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

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How do doctors do pregnancy test blood test or urine test which is more effective doctor test or home pregnancy test?

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

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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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How do home use hemoglobin test meters work?

How do home use hemoglobin test meters work?

Hemoglobin analyzer: If you one of those machine it work almost like the blood sugar test for diabetes. ...Read more

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Do home ovulation prediction kits really work?

Do home ovulation prediction kits really work?

Yes : If you follow the directions properly they do wrok! ...Read more

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Do some pregnancy test don't work?

Do some pregnancy test don't work?

Rare: The currently available pregnancy tests are accurate over 98% of the time. It is uncommon for one to be wrong. ...Read more

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How can I get home diagnostic kits to test for diabetes?

Many: While they don't diagnose diabetes, there are many glucose monitoring meters and strips available in your local drug store. If your sugar tests higher than normal fasting (less than 104) or more than 200 at any time of the day, you need to be checked for diabetes or at least pre diabetes. Get a head start by diet, exercise and weight loss now. Don't wait. There are also a1c test kits available. ...Read more

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Do homemade pregnancy tests work?

Do homemade pregnancy tests work?

No: One can buy a urine pregnancy test at the store. It will give a reliable result, if the test is done correctly, 1 week after missing a period, or 3 weeks after sex (when conception might have occurred). If a woman's normal regular period happens, then she is not pregnant at that time, and doesn't need to do a pregnancy test at that time. ...Read more

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How do the test strips that doctors have to test urine work?

How do the test strips that doctors have to test urine work?

Good question: Test strips have a number of small pads each 1 is impregnated with chemicals that react with various substances in urine causing little pad to change color. Amount of color change depends upon concentration of substance, acidity & concentration of substance present. 1 pad each 4 specific gravity (concentration), acidity, glucose, protein, ketones, blood, nitrite 4 uti, leucocyte esterase 4 wbcs. ...Read more

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How to take pregnancy test at home and get accurate results?

How to take pregnancy test at home and get accurate results?

See below: Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test according to instructions. They turn positive at about the time you're 1 week late. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week. ...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

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