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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

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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Does pregnancy test kit show positive result even after 2 mth of miscarriage?

Does pregnancy test kit show positive result even after 2 mth of miscarriage?

Very unlikely: A positive pregnancy test 2 months after a miscarriage is more likely to be from a new pregnancy. However it is possible to be positive 2 months after a miscarriage if the miscarriage didn't pass all the pregnancy tissue, and that tissue is still making pregnancy hormone. In this situation i order several blood pregnancy tests in a row to see if the number is rising and get an ultrasound. ...Read more

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4 pregnancy test positives (first response early test & ept) today. Also had qualitative blood test today but negative. Could i still be pregnant?

4 pregnancy test positives (first response early test & ept) today. Also had qualitative blood test today but negative. Could i still be pregnant?

What did your doctor: What did the physician caring for you tell you? It is hard here to be asked a question as if you are testing us to know if your physician told you the truth. Either you had a nonviable pregnancy or the tests are incorrect. Your physician who is testing and examining you will know that truth. ...Read more

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Does the panorama blood test during pregnancy test for mosaic downs syndrome as well?

Does the panorama blood test during pregnancy test for mosaic downs syndrome as well?

See answer and link: This test may not be able to identify abnormalities or may report a positive result in the presence of mosaicism (which may be confined to the placenta). http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/testguide.action?dc=TH_Panorama_Prenatal_Test ...Read more

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Do early positive results on pregnancy tests indicate a higher probability of twins? I had 3 positive pregnancy tests at 3 weeks pregnant.

Do early positive results on pregnancy tests indicate a higher probability of twins?  I had 3 positive pregnancy tests at 3 weeks pregnant.

Not necessarily: Home urine pregnancy tests are fairly sensitive and can be positive within 9-10 days of conception. The higher the HCG (or pregnancy hormone) the more quickly it will turn positive and HCG does tend to be higher with twins...So maybe. Make an appointment with your doctor to determine. ...Read more

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Can a normal urine test detect pregnancy ?

Can a normal urine test detect pregnancy ?

Pregnancy Testing: A normal home pregnancy or in clinic urine test can detect pregnancy. But a normal ua done for other reasons does not test for pregnancy. You need the pregnancy urine test. ...Read more

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Is a home pregnancy test the same as a doctors pregnancy test ?

Is a home pregnancy test the same as a doctors pregnancy test ?

Yes...and no: Docs can provide pregnancy tests that are essentially the same - the urine hCG detection. They can also obtain a serum hCG in the mother's blood, which will pick up a pregnancy much faster due to its high sensitivity. That said, unless you are high-risk, your doc may not be able to justify it to your insurance company. ...Read more

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After implantation would a pregnancy test show positive?

After implantation would a pregnancy test show positive?

Too early to tell.: Implantation occurs about 9 days after fertilization. This is usually a bit before your next cycle is to start. Preg test usually turns positive a week or even later after implantation. If your cycle is more than 5 days late then the test is usually positive. No one can tell you exactly what day it turns positive on. Exactly when you ovulated, fertilized and implanted are all estimates. ...Read more

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Is there any home method to check pregnancy ? Except missed periods ,pregnancy test kit and ultrasound

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

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Positive pregnancy test at 8dpo sign of healthy pregnancy?

Likely an error: A positive pregnancy test 8 days after ovulation is more likely to be an error. Please repeat the test and consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Will every women in pregnancy get a positive home pregnancy test? Not blood test. But hpt

Will every women in pregnancy get a positive home pregnancy test? Not blood test. But hpt

Eventually yes: If you are pregnant and take a home pregnancy test, it should eventually be pregnant. Maybe not right away but soon after being pregnant. If rare cases a woman does not get a positive urine test and must take a blood test but that is pretty uncommon. ...Read more

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Early positive pregnancy test sign of twins?

Twin pregnancy: Early positive pregnancy suggesting twin can be suspicious if HCG or Progesterone level is higher for her gestational age and only can confirm by sonogram exam will verify then. ...Read more

Marker (Definition)

A "marker" is a protein or enzyme that can represent a disease process. Some markers are specific for a particular disease, while ...Read more