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Week late, all home pregnancy tests neg. Thoughts? Have a gyn exam in 3 days. Is their test more sensitive? Harmful to get a gyn exam if false neg?

Week late, all home pregnancy tests neg. Thoughts? Have a gyn exam in 3 days. Is their test more sensitive? Harmful to get a gyn exam if false neg?

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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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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Are the digital pregnancy tests (clearblue easy with conception indicator) not as sensitive as the regular pregnancy tests are?

Are the digital pregnancy tests (clearblue easy with conception indicator) not as sensitive as the regular pregnancy tests are?

Same : They all about the same. Bhcg hormone rises so fast. If you don't trust the result then recheck in two days. If you were pregnant the hormone will be detectable. ...Read more

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Doctor said that some sensitive home pregnancy tests can pick up a positive result with an hCG level of just 1mlu. Possible? How?

Doctor said that  some sensitive home pregnancy tests can pick up a positive result with an hCG level of  just 1mlu. Possible?  How?

Does it matter? : Most tests pick up a bhcg of about 20. I am not sure why this is useful information though. A bhcg coubles every 48 hours. Even in the rare cicumstance where someone checks a test so early it can not detect it (say a level of 19) 48 hours later your level is high enough for detection. Home pregnancy tests are very simple and very accurate. ...Read more

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My pregnancy tests are negative but my nipples look bigger and are more sensitive. I am 10 days late. I have never had a period this late. How can i k?

My pregnancy tests are negative but my nipples look bigger and are more sensitive. I am 10 days late. I have never had a period this late. How can i k?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Had the implant and didn't use protection for a week. Now pains in my tummy, breasts are sensitive. Did 4 pregnancy tests and all were no. What's wron?

Had the implant and didn't use protection for a week. Now pains in my tummy, breasts are sensitive. Did 4 pregnancy tests and all were no. What's wron?

Many possibilities: The implant has a very low failure rate, and with 4 negative pregnancy tests, it's reasonable to look at non-pregnancy causes of your symptoms. Side effect from implant is a possibility, but there are many other potential causes. ...Read more

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Period is 2 weeks late. Mild cramps, swollen breasts, sensitive nipples, visible blue veins. 2 negative pregnancy tests. Possibly pregnant?

Period is 2 weeks late. Mild cramps, swollen breasts, sensitive nipples, visible blue veins. 2 negative pregnancy tests. Possibly pregnant?

Yes: What you describe certainly are symptoms of a pregnancy. Wait a week and do another test and repeat in several days. if they a call your OB/gyn. I wish you the best of luck. ...Read more

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Do pregnancy tests fail?

Do pregnancy tests fail?

Yes: You could have false positive test. Make sure you do a quantitative HCG to asses the amunt of hormones. ...Read more

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How do pregnancy tests work?

How do pregnancy tests work?

Measure hormones: Pregnancy tests measure the level of a hormone called human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hcg), which begins to be produced when the fertilized egg implants into the uterine wall. This hormone can be measured in urine or in the blood. The blood test is the more accurate of the two methods. ...Read more

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How to read pregnancy tests?

Yes: Each kit is a little different but there is usually a control line that is always there and a line next to it that is there if the pregnancy test is positive. ...Read more