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Its 7 dpo too soon to get a home pregnancy test or a blood test?Or can I get an ultrasound that confirms if I am pregnant Cause I am not feeling good.

Its 7 dpo too soon to get a home pregnancy test or a blood test?Or can I get an ultrasound that confirms if I am pregnant Cause I am not feeling good.

Too soon to test: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about 2-3 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. ...Read more

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Just recently had blood test to confirm pregnancy. On 1/15/13 my hCG level was 64, today 1/17/13 my level was 239... Is this normal?

Just recently had blood test to confirm pregnancy. On 1/15/13 my hCG level was 64, today 1/17/13 my level was 239... Is this normal?

Wide normal range: There is a wide normal range for HCG levels and yous appears normal. See this site for more info. http://www.americanpregnancy.org/duringpregnancy/hcglevels.html. ...Read more

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My clear blue pregnancy test came up negative. Should I get a blood test to make sure?

My clear blue pregnancy test came up negative. Should I get a blood test to make sure?

When did you do it?: If you have been sexually active and have missed your period then you can go ahead and take a home pregnancy test (HPT) now. If negative and still no period would repeat HPT in a week. Take care. ...Read more

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When can I get a + blood test for pregnancy? Im 7dpo or so today. Ttc

When can I get a + blood test for pregnancy? Im 7dpo or so today. Ttc

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. Please seek care from a doctor to protect your and your baby's health. ...Read more

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Negative pregnancy test after 38 days. 19 days since 6 days of light bleeding. Should I get a blood test or trust it? I've been constantly nauseas.

Negative pregnancy test after 38 days. 19 days since 6 days of light bleeding. Should I get a blood test or trust it? I've been constantly nauseas.

Something's going on: Could try another test (follow instructions exactly) If negative, see your doctor, likely a blood pregnancy test will be done since you ad an abnormal period and are nauseated. If negative other cause of nausea can be looked for and treated. If you have abdominal pain, fever, vomiting, dizziness or weakness, go to the ER though. ...Read more

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7days late periods...age 24 good health...negative home pregnancy test today...when can I take another hpt to b sure or should I get a blood test..

7days late periods...age 24 good health...negative home pregnancy test today...when can I take another hpt to b sure or should I get a blood test..

May repeat in a week: Today's home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early, such as less than 2 weeks after conception. ...Read more

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Part 2: I toook a pregnancy test 5 days ago & it said "Not Pregnant" I believe it's wrong. My period is 3 days late. Should I get a blood test?

Part 2: I toook a pregnancy test 5 days ago & it said "Not Pregnant" I believe it's wrong. My period is 3 days late. Should I get a blood test?

Yes,Tested too early: Home pregnancy test should be done 5-6 days after a missed period, negative result from a test done too early does not rule out pregnancy. You may get a blood test which would be positive now if you are pregnant. Or you could repeat the home test in 4-5 days. ...Read more

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3 consecutive missed periods, several negative pregnancy tests. Take Loestrin 1.5/30 reliably. Pregnancy tests inaccurate? Should I get a blood test?

3 consecutive missed periods, several negative pregnancy tests. Take Loestrin 1.5/30 reliably. Pregnancy tests inaccurate? Should I get a blood test?

Not Uncommon: There are some women who may eventually stop menstruating on OCPs, especially if they have been on them for a period of time. Or, if they have some conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome. If 3 pregnancy tests are negative, you are not likely to be pregnant. As long as you take your BCP as directed, there should be nothing to worry about. ...Read more