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I am 5 days late for my period, took a home pregnancy test, could i be pregnant and is a blood test more accurate?

I am 5 days late for my period, took a home pregnancy test, could i be pregnant and is a blood test more accurate?

Yes: Pregnancy tests may not be positive very early on and this does not always match up to when you expect your period. A blood test will detect a pregnancy generally 4 to 5 days before a urine test. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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Is blood test the most accurate to detect pregnancy?

Is blood test the most accurate to detect pregnancy?

Yes: In early pregnancy, the blood test is more accurate than the urine test. The accuracy of doing one or two (second one a week later) urine tests is good enough for most people to use. ...Read more

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Would I get accurate blood test pregnancy report if I am taking microgyno and suspect I am pregnant? It's urgent please help

Would I get accurate blood test pregnancy report if I am taking microgyno and suspect I am pregnant? It's urgent please help

Microgynon?: Urine or blood pregnancy tests are very accurate, regardless of whether a woman is on birth control pills or not. One can do the test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception could have occurred). The result almost always will be negative, if one is using her birth control pills properly. Rarely is a pregnancy test an urgent matter. ...Read more

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If someone ovulates and concieves and then a week later takes a pregnancy blood test, how accurate will that be?

If someone ovulates and concieves and then a week later takes a pregnancy blood test, how accurate will that be?

Not if it's negative: A positive test is pretty accurate, but a negative test is not reliable that early. It can take 11 days after conception to show a positive blood test result. To make it more complicated, since sperm can live for up to 5 days inside a woman, and ovulation is sometimes difficult to pinpoint exactly, she can conceive later than she thought, and need to wait longer for a positive result. ...Read more

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Is 4 weeks too soon for a pregnancy urine and blood test to get an accurate answer?

Is 4 weeks too soon for a pregnancy urine and blood test to get an accurate answer?

Missed Period?: Did you miss a period? Once a period is missed then any test should be accurate. If you have not missed a period you are not pregnant or it is too early. ...Read more

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Would getting a blood test for pregnancy be accurate 16 days after my last sexual encounter?

Would getting a blood test for pregnancy be accurate 16 days after my last sexual encounter?

If positive: If the result on a correctly done test is positive at 16 days post-coitus, it would be accurate. If the result is negative, you should repeat the test in a week or so, unless you get a period by then. 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. ...Read more

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Blood test for pregnancy came positive is blood test 100% accurate and will i see a baby in the ultrasound?

Blood test for pregnancy came positive is blood test 100% accurate and will i see a baby in the ultrasound?

Only if you're good!: That is to say, good at interpretation of scans. I assume from your question that this was an early measurement, and you just missed one or two periods. If so, it will take an expert radiologist to see the developing fetus. You will be able to see a lot more after 4 or 5 months, and it doesn't look much like your baby for about 7 months. Nothing is 100% in medicine. ...Read more