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Dr. Scott Keith
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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 soon can a blood test detect pregnancy?

How soon can a blood test detect pregnancy?

Soon: You can get a blood test with same day results and they can be reliable 1 to 2 days before your missed menses. I do not like to do pregnancy tests too early. Several women have biochemical pregnancies that do not grow and get a normal period 1 to 2 days later. So, my suggestion is that you do your blood test when you miss your period. ...Read more

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How soon after conception can you get a positive home pregnancy test by urine?

How soon after conception can you get a positive home pregnancy test by urine?

+ home preg test: Depending upon the test approx. 12 days to two weeks after ovulation, or around the time of your expected menses. ...Read more

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How soon after ovulation can a home pregnancy test be taken?

How soon after ovulation can a home pregnancy test be taken?

Could be: A home pregnancy test should be reliable 2 or maybe 3 days before your expected period. The longer you wait the less likely to get false positive/negative results. ...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 soon before your missed period will a blood pregnancy test detect pregnancy?

How soon before your missed period will a blood pregnancy test detect pregnancy?

Pregnancy tests: 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 early can you tale a home pregnancy test?

2-5 days after : A missed period is when a pregnancy test will pretty reliably show positive if you are really pregnant. ...Read more

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How soon can you get a positive pregnancy test after conception?

How soon can you get a positive pregnancy test after conception?

10 - 14days: With sensitive quantitative blood tests, the test can start to be positive at 10 days and always by 14days after conception. The problem is knowing when conception is in most cases. Urine tests start showing positive at 13-14days and most would be positive at 18days. ...Read more

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How early can you take a pregnacy test..

How early can you take a pregnacy test..

4 days: 4 days from the presumed day when fecundation occured.So anytime 1 week from last sexual intercourse. ...Read more

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How early can u take a home pregnancy test?

How early can u take a home pregnancy test?

Before your period: A home pregnancy test can turn positive a day or two before you expect your period. It is best to test your urine first thing in the morning (it is more concentrated then). ...Read more

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How soon after intercourse can a blood test detect pregnancy?

How soon after intercourse can a blood test detect pregnancy?

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. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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How long after a miscarriage might a home pregnancy test be accurate?

How long after a miscarriage might a home pregnancy test be accurate?

U have to make sure: The preg test after the miscarriage is - , which can take a variable amount of time depending on how high your b-hcg was at the time of the miscarriage. ...Read more

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How soon after a missed period can I take a home pregnancy test for an accurate result?

How soon after a missed period can I take a home pregnancy test for an accurate result?

Up to 2 weeks: It generally takes several days for your urinary levels of HCG to get elevated enough to be detected, but it can take as much as 2 wks. Over-the-counter tests aren't always as sensitive as tests at your doctor's office, but even those usually take at least a few days after you're late to turn positive. Recheck a week or two later if you're late for your period & suspect you might be pregnant. ...Read more

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When after a miscarriage will a home pregnancy test be accurate?

When after a miscarriage will a home pregnancy test be accurate?

A week or two: If you mean how long wil the test remain positive after a miscarriage. This can vary quite a bit but the test response should get weaker and weaker. If it doesn't then you need to be checked as perhaps you did not really miscarry or the miscarriage was incomplete. ...Read more

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How soon can you take an at-home pregnancy test after conception?

It varies: It varies, according to the brand. Some brands are more sensitive than others and give earlier results. To be "safe", it's best to wait at least two weeks after conception. ...Read more

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Can an ovulation test detect pregnancy before a pregnancy test?

Can an ovulation test detect pregnancy before a pregnancy test?

No: It's a different test. An ovulation test screens for leutenizing hormone (lh) not hcg. It simply checks for the hormone that allows ovulation. ...Read more

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How soon can I do a home pregnancy test after implantation bleeding?

How soon can I do a home pregnancy test after implantation bleeding?

See below: Home pregnancy tests don't turn positive until you are about the time you'd expect your next period. If they're not positive by then, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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How soon after a missed period will your pregnancy test be positive?

How soon after a missed period will your pregnancy test be positive?

1DAY TO 1 WEEK: Although it is claimed that home pregnancy tests will be positive on ist day after you miss your period and sometimes these tests may not turn positive, but 100% positive after 1 week. ...Read more

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Can hCG be produced the day after intercourse? Would a urine home pregnancy test detect pregnancy this soon? If not, how soon?

Can hCG be  produced the day after intercourse? Would a urine home pregnancy test detect pregnancy  this soon?  If not, how soon?

Pregnancy tests: Depends on the test. Many within the first two weeks. Most doctors recommend you wait until the first day of your missed period since the HCG has to build up. Urine tests are 97% accurate. Blood tests pick it up sooner and are more accurate. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a a home pregnancy test detect a miscarriage?

Yes: Hormone levels are usually lower with a miscarriage and afterwards drop down and disappear, so the test response will usually be slower and not as clear. ...Read more

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If after 11DPT of 3dt embryos the hCG levels are high enough for detection can a home pregnancy test detect it accurately already on 11DPT?

If after 11DPT of 3dt embryos the hCG levels are high enough for detection can a home pregnancy test detect it accurately already  on 11DPT?

See below: 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. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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When can I have a home pregnancy test?

Best done: Home pregnancy tests are best done around the time when the expected period would be. They accuracy of they test goes up the further away from this date, so it may be prudent to repeat a hpt in a week if it is negative initially. ...Read more

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When can i trust a home pregnancy test?

When can i trust a home pregnancy test?

If a late period...: A urine pregnancy test done correctly 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, and therefore lead to a repeat test. If a woman has her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and the test is not needed yet. ...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 soon can I take a home pregnancy test?

After missed period: You may do the test as after you miss your menses. ...Read more

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How early can u take a home pregnancy test?

Before your period: A home pregnancy test can turn positive a day or two before you expect your period. It is best to test your urine first thing in the morning (it is more concentrated then). ...Read more

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When is a home pregnancy test 100% accurate?

When is a home pregnancy test 100% accurate?

About 6-12 days.: These are usually best when done at or after 6-12 days after fertilization. If done earlier, false negatives may occur, so wait about 2 weeks. The rosette inhibition assay for early pregnancy factor (epf) can be done 48 hours after fertilization, but is costly and long. U/s also done. See your doctor fore more info. ...Read more

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Can I definitely trust a home pregnancy test?

Can I definitely trust a home pregnancy test?

Hpt: If you take it too early - it could give you a negative result even if pregnant. If you let the test sit out too long before reading it - it could appear to be a positive even if you are not pregnant. If done right they are very accurate. ...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 can you tale a home pregnancy test?

2-5 days after : A missed period is when a pregnancy test will pretty reliably show positive if you are really pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it ever to late to take a home pregnancy test?

Is it ever to late to take a home pregnancy test?

Likely after period.: Probably after your period is too late to take a home pregnanvy test as you are likely not pregnant ant have no need to test. Meanwhile, if you don;t have your period for months, and have other signs of pregnancy, like nausea, vomiting, and a rash on your face known as the mask of pregnancy, you are likely pregnant, and a test is almost certain to be positive. If you're still unsure, see your dr. ...Read more

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Could you describe how to do a home pregnancy test?

Could you describe how to do a home pregnancy test?

Please read the dire: Directions that come with your specific test, if you read the directions it is very easy to follow. ...Read more

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When is the best time to take a home pregnancy test?

When is the best time to take a home pregnancy test?

1st urine of the AM: The best time to do a urinary pregnancy test is with the first urine of the morning. This is when the concentration of the beta HCG is highest. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Home Pregnancy Test (Definition)

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 ...Read more