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Pregnancy Test Measures What
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
Fetal testing: A bpp (biophysical profile) is a type of antenatal testing designed to determine the status of the fetus. It is offered to women who have high risk conditions such as diabetes, pprom, hypertension, etc. And is performed in the third trimester of pregnancy. It involves using an ultrasound to check certain fetal movements/activity and to measure the amount of fluid around the baby. ...Read more
Is there any home method to check pregnancy ? Except missed periods ,pregnancy test kit and ultrasound
Tincture of time: The only other method that you haven't mentioned is time itself. "Whatever you do in the dark will come to the light eventually" is the applicable adage for that situation. ...Read more
You're pregnant?: Pregnancy tests come in two varieties. One says yes or no as to being pregnant (urine or blood tested). The other is a blood test which tells how much pregnancy hormone(hcg) is in your blood and can be useful for your doctor in assessing how your pregnancy is progressing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Home prega test is showing positive pls tell me which blood test should be done to see accurate results pregnancy results. Periods are delay by 4 days?
HCG: Blood test for quantitative measurement of beta HCG is useful for confirmation of pregnancy. If you did the test correctly and the urine test is positive after a missed period, your are more than likely pregnant. Your profile says you are a 33 year male, I trust you asking for a female. ...Read more
HCG. Yes.: The tests is for Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin, and yes it is quite reliable starting about two weeks after ovulation if fertilization and implantation were successful. And so is the urine test, perhaps a little later. However, anything that raises the HCG gives a positive test, so your feelings and the test should be evaluated by a practitioner. ...Read more
Testing too soon: Main thing is timing-it takes time (up to 2 wks) for your urinary levels of HCG to get elevated enough to be detected. 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 1-2 weeks later if you're late for your period & suspect you might be pregnant. ...Read more
It depends on test: Each company that makes a urine pregnancy test has a level(sensitivity) at which the test will convert to positive which is not zero so as to avoid false positive tests. That information is usually printed on the insert inside or on the box.Most tests convert to positive after a woman has missed her period by 5 to 14 days. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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