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Can I order it myself I want to do a pregnancy test (blood test)?

Can I order it myself I want to do a pregnancy test (blood test)?

No: Blood tests require a doctor's order. You can do a home pregnancy test on urine, if negative, you may repeat it a week later. If you think you may be pregnant, you should see a doctor anyway for proper antenatal care. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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 you get a positive on a urine pregnancy test & blood pregnancy test ?

How soon can you get a positive on a urine pregnancy test & blood pregnancy test ?

Preg test: 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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Not sure if implantation blood or period so I took a home urine pregnancy test. Blood was in urine. It was negative. Accurate results or not?

Not sure if implantation blood or period so I took a home urine pregnancy test. Blood was in urine. It was negative. Accurate results or not?

Trust the test: 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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Positive pregnancy test...blood and urine. I am bleeding a little since yesterday. What should i do? My doctor says i am approxn2 weeks.

Positive pregnancy test...blood and urine. I am bleeding a little since yesterday. What should i do? My  doctor says i am approxn2 weeks.

Preg bleeding: Any bleeding during pregnancy needs to be evaluated promptly by your doctor. About 50% of women experience some degree of bleeding in early pregnancy making it very common but not normal. Most are fine but sometimes bleeding can indicate a tubal pregnancy or miscarriage. Get checked. ...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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I have irregular periods when it is best to take a pregnancy test. Blood and urine. Do I count missed period at 24 or 28 ?

I have irregular periods when it is best to take a pregnancy test. Blood and urine. Do I count missed period at 24 or 28 ?

See below...: Home pregnancy tests are most accurate 28 days after the beginning of your last period. Blood pregnancy tests can detect HCG in the blood as early as 21 days after the beginning of your last period (7 days from ovulation). Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is pregnancy test from blood accurate?

Is pregnancy test from blood accurate?

Pregnancy Testing: Yes, if performed after an appropriate length of time after possible conception. ...Read more

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Why did I get three positive pregnancy test and blood tested negative?

Why did I get three positive pregnancy test and blood tested negative?

5 reasons: There are several reasons why a woman may obtain a positive result on an a home pregnancy test when she is not actually pregnant. 1. False positive pregnancy test due to improper testing. 2. Evaporation line on a pregnancy test. 3. Certain medical conditions can lead to false positive test results. 4.False positive pregnancy tests can be caused by certain medicine 5. Defective pregnancy tests. ...Read more

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If I am testing early for pregnancy test , would blood work tell me more accurate if i got that done tomorrow ?

If I am testing early for pregnancy test , would blood work tell me more accurate if i got that done tomorrow ?

Blood better: Blood pregnancy tests are always more accurate and more sensitive than urine test. Keep in mind that not all doctors offices can get same day results. ...Read more

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My wife 2 weeks late the pregnancy test and blood work both turned out negative. Could there be a medical issue that we should be concerned with?

My wife 2 weeks late the pregnancy test and blood work both turned out negative. Could there be a medical issue that we should be concerned with?

Missed menses: Most women at some point during there reproductive years will miss a period at least once. The most common cause other than pregnancy is that she didn't ovulate this month. One missed cycle isn't too much to worry about, but if it persists she should see a gynecologist. ...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