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What does a question mark on a first response pregnancy test mean?

What does a question mark on a first response pregnancy test mean?

FIRST RESPONSE Early: Result pregnancy test is reported to detect HCG up to 6 days prior to your anticipated period. A certain amount of HCG is required to trigger a + result for the test. A ? Means that the threshold was not met. Recommend you repeat in a week with the first morning void. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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What does it mean when you get a question mark on a pregnancy test?

What does it mean when you get a question mark on a pregnancy test?

Definitely maybe: It means the results are borderline positive, something you might see very early in pregnancy, so you are definitely maybe pregnant but the results are not strong enough to say a definite yes. You can try another brand or wait a few days and try again. A blood test wold be more definitive but a home test should be positive soon if you really are pregnant. ...Read more

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I took a first response pregnancy test and a question mark showed up. What does that mean?

FIRST RESPONSE Early: Result pregnancy test is reported to detect HCG up to 6 days prior to your anticipated period. A certain amount of HCG is required to trigger a + result for the test. A ? Means that the threshold was not met. Recommend you repeat in a week with the first morning void. ...Read more

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What does a question mark mean on a first response yes or no pregnancy test?

What does a question mark mean on a first response yes or no pregnancy test?

Not enough Hormone: The test relies on the presence of a pregnasncy hormone to be positive. If ther is a question, then there is not enough hormone to be sure. Wait 1 week, and test a first morning urine specimen, or have a lab do a serum pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Hi, i had a question doc..If a urine pregnancy test is faint positive ... Should it get darker... If not aftr being 6 days overdue...Means what?

Hi, i had a question doc..If a urine pregnancy test is faint positive ... Should it get darker... If not aftr being 6 days overdue...Means what?

Faint + is positive: The currently available home pregnancy test kits are highly accurate and easy to do, though they are not perfect. But, seeing a faint positive line is highly likely that you are pregnant. If u want a quick sure answer, do another test, use different brand. Retest in 3-5 days will likely give strong positive. Start your prenatals, eat well/exercise regularly, and consult doc congrats and good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a pregnancy test does not show any result?

What does it mean if a pregnancy test does not show any result?

Inconclusive: This is rare when this happens but my suggestion is to try again this is happen very infrequently. ...Read more

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What do pregnancy test results mean?

What do pregnancy test results mean?

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 more

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What does dr mean on a pregnancy test?

Call them and ask: Depending on where the test was done. If it was a blood test, call the lab and ask them. If it was a kit you purchased over the counter at a drugstore, you might find more information including a number to call inside the kit. ...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