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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. Mark Ingerman
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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 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

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What does blue mean on a pregnancy test?

Depends: A positive sign for pregnancy on a home test has two lines. If there is only one line, it is either a negative result or an invalid test. Please read the package insert for clarification. ...Read more

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What's anInconclusive Pregnancy Test, does Means Ur Pregnant?

What's anInconclusive Pregnancy Test, does Means Ur Pregnant?

Inconclusive: Means nothing proven one way or another. The test was not strongly positive or strongly negative. It means wait a bit and repeat. ...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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I have done a pregnancy test it said pregnant 1-2 what does that mean?

I have done a pregnancy test it said pregnant 1-2 what does that mean?

Pregnancy Test: In order to know what this particular test means you would have to look at the instructions for that test. It should have a section for interpretation. ...Read more

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I took a pregnancy test. It has no lines. Just blurred. What does that mean?

I took a pregnancy test. It has no lines. Just blurred. What does that mean?

Bad test: This is probably a result of an out of date home pregnancy test. I would try it again with a new test that has a future expiration date. ...Read more

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I just took a pregnancy test and 3 lines have appeared, what could this mean?

Need to re do test: If you are more than 5 days past the date of your expected period, re do the test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully, including the time within which to read the results. ...Read more

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I took a pregnancy test and the 2nd was very light does it mean I am pregnant?

I took a pregnancy test and the 2nd was very light does it mean I am pregnant?

Possibly: Recheck in 48 hours--if was very early, more likely to get good test result. If negative, expect clear test. ...Read more

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I got a plus sign on a pregnancy test but then it went away, what could that mean?

Get blood test: You may consider going to your doctor to get a serum blood test, or waiting several days to repeat the test with your first urine of the morning. ...Read more

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I took a pregnancy test and there was a very light second line what does that mean?

I took a pregnancy test and there was a very light second line what does that mean?

Pregnancy test: A faint line on the pregnancy test can mean either an early pregnancy (low levels of hormone) or it may be a false positive. Make sure you use an early morning sample and repeat the test in one week for confirmation. Alternatively you may see your physician and get a blood test done. ...Read more

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I took a pregnancy test it was a fainted neg line does that means I could be pregnant?

I took a pregnancy test it was a fainted neg line does that means I could be pregnant?

Repeat in a day: Just repeat the test in a day or two. If you are pregnant the hormone will rise and the test will be clearly positive. If you are not pregnant it won't show up. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my pregnancy test was negative at first and two our later it was positive?

What does it mean if my pregnancy test was negative at first and two our later it was positive?

Unusual: Likely you mean a urine test not a blood test. There is no way to know which one is accurate so better to have the blood tested to make sure ...Read more

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What does it mean if my pregnancy test was inititally negative but became positive 5 hours later?

Improper testing: You must follow all the instructions for the test, including the time period within which the test should be read. If you are 4-5 days past the expected date of your period, you may redo the test, use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit faithfully. ...Read more

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I have a clear line show up in the + section on a pregnancy test, does that mean that im pregnant?

I have a clear line show up in the + section on a pregnancy test, does that mean that im pregnant?

Repeat test/new kit,: Likely the best thing to do here is to repeat the test and see what you get. Otherwise you might need a new kit. If that doesn't work, it'd be smart to get tested by your doctor to be sure it's done right. Then again, if you get your period during this time, you know you're not pregnant. Best of luck. ...Read more

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My gf took a pregnancy test and it was positive then went to negative does this mean she is pregnant?

Maybe: She may still have an ectopic pregnancy or be experiencing a "miscarriage". She needs to see a ob-gyn md to clarify her pregnancy status. ...Read more

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I took a pregnancy test and their were 2 lines but both of them where half of a line. What does that mean.

I took a pregnancy test and their were 2 lines but both of them where half of a line. What does that mean.

Sounds positive: If half of the control line is visible, and half of the positive line is visible, that is likely a positive test result. A person can repeat the test one time, in 3 days. If the positive line is visible on the repeat test, then a new baby is on the way! If the positive line does not appear, and her next regular period comes within a few weeks, she is confirmed not pregnant. ...Read more

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What it means if I used pregnancy test the other line is dark color and the other color is blurred color?

What it means if I used pregnancy test the other line is dark color and the other color is blurred color?

Pregnancy test: Test results sound equivocal. Suggest repeating test. If still uncertain (& have signs/sx of pregnancy: missed period, breast tenderness, etc) see fp or ob/gyn for blood pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I just took a pregnancy test and one line is dark but the other is very light (very) what could that mean?

I just took a pregnancy test and one line is dark but the other is very light (very) what could that mean?

The test is positive: It sounds like the test is positive. You may repeat the test using a first urine sample in the morning to avoid dilution, repeat it in 1 week or have your doctor do a blood test.

Note: The test is read as either positive (2 lines) or negative (one line - control line). If the level of pregnancy hormone in urine is low you may get a 'light' line. ...Read more

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I took a pregnancy test and it was positive. I just took 2 more and they were negative. What does this mean?

I took a pregnancy test and it was positive. I just took 2 more and they were negative. What does this mean?

Testing correctly: It may be that the first test was not done or read correctly. It is also possible and likely that an early pregnancy was lost spontaneously. ...Read more

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I took two different brand pregnancy test on different days they both came up inconclusive what does it mean?

Inconclusive: If it is done too early less than 6 weeks before your last period, than it can come as inconclusive. Are you trying to get pregnant? If not take BCP and pay attention to your study and get good education so you can provide good education and opportunity to your child as well. ...Read more

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On my pregnancy test there is a very thin horizontal blue line over a thick bold blue line. What does that mean?

On my pregnancy test there is a very thin horizontal blue line over a thick bold blue line. What does that mean?

That depends on: Which brand of pregnancy test you are using. Each has different ways of showing whether a pregnancy test is negative or positive. Your home pregnancy test should come with directions. ...Read more

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I took a pregnancy test and it showed a faded line then five minutes later the line was gone what does that mean?

I took a pregnancy test and it showed a faded line then five minutes later the line was gone what does that mean?

Likely negative: It sounds as if it might be negative, because if it were positive at 5 minutes it would be more definitive than it was immediately after you took it. You can take another test now, or take one in 2-3 days for confirmation. ...Read more

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Can you get positives on cheap pregnancy test, and then get negative on first response, what does it mean if you do?

Can you get positives on cheap pregnancy test, and then get negative on first response, what does it mean if you do?

Home tests accurate: In the United States home urine tests are all quite accurate. False positives are extremely rare and due to specific medical conditions. But the test needs to be read at the 3 minute mark. If the test is left sitting and read later, it will be falsely positive. If the tests were read at the correct time, it may mean that there was a very early miscarriage of sorts. ...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