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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hi my question is I tested with clear blue pregnancy test twice it was positive. I'm I pregnant?

Hi my question is I tested with clear blue pregnancy test twice it was positive. I'm I pregnant?

Congratulations!: Are you taking prenatal vitamins? Avoid alcohol and tobacco? Eat healthfully.

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I used a first response digital pregnancy test and a question mark showed up as a result. Why didn't it just show up negative?

I used a first response digital pregnancy test and a question mark showed up as a result. Why didn't it just show up negative?

Need to repeat: There is some HCG but not enough to be diagnostic of pregnancy. Please repeat the test in 4-5 days, unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.

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Hi my question is what kind of pregnancy test I take I heard the dollars are not good what brand should of pregncy test is ok?

Hi my question is what kind of pregnancy test I take I heard the dollars are not good what brand should of pregncy test is ok?

See pharmacy stores: Walmart, CVS, WAlgreens, other pharmacy stores carry great Pregnancy test kits for your convenience Use the one that fits your budget Regards Dr M

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Hi my question is I have tested my pregnancy test with expired test it's still giving positive result is it correct or not? Expired year is 2013

Hi my question is I have tested my pregnancy test with expired test it's still giving positive result is it correct or not? Expired year is 2013

Great question!: There is not a good way to predict the validity of your expired pregnancy test. It will be important to repeat it with a fresh test, but assume and treat your body as if you ARE pregnant until proven otherwise.

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What if I take a pregnancy test and the one is darkest and the other line is like a color pink? Iam a pregnant or no? Plssssssss answer my question.

What if I take a pregnancy test and the one is darkest and the other line is like a color pink? Iam a pregnant or no? Plssssssss answer my question.

Probably but depends: This somewhat depends on the brand of test; most, though, will have one line that is called the "control" that will always be solid and darker. The other line on most tests will show up if the person is pregnant. Sometimes this is much lighter than the control. I would recommend checking the package to see if that's what it shows and seeing your physician for confirmation. Best of luck to you!

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All rhthe questions I have asked were answered saying take a pregnancy test, but all of them came out neg. So what do I do now. Still having symptoms?

All rhthe questions I have asked were answered saying take a pregnancy test, but all of them came out neg. So what do I do now. Still having symptoms?

Time to see doctor: There is only so much that can be resolved in this forum. If you have missed more than two periods and pregnancy test results are negative, it is time to see your doctor for an in-person evaluation. 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. Get HPV vaccine.

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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.

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Continued from last question...This month (sept) I am late again, 3 neg pregnancy test. What's goin on?

Continued from last question...This month (sept) I am late again, 3 neg pregnancy test. What's goin on?

Time to see MD: If you have missed more than two periods without being pregnant, it may be time to see your doctor as it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. See this site for more info. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/amenorrhea/ds00581.

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Another question is why did I have for a pregnancy test come back positive and then I took 3 more and it was negative?

Another question is why did I have for a pregnancy test come back positive and then I took 3 more and it was negative?

See below: About 25% of early pregnancies are lost spontaneously due to chromosomal defects in the embryo. You may have lost an early pregnancy which would explain one positive test and negative follow-up tests. Another possibility is that the first test was not done correctly.

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My tubes are tide and I took two pregnancy test one came up postive that's the first one and the second one came up negative. My question could I be?

My tubes are tide and I took two pregnancy test one came up postive that's the first one and the second one came up negative. My question could I be?

Not unless....: Unless your tubal liagtion failed (roughly 1 in 100 do) your chance of natural conception is zero. Since it is still possible for a ligation ("tied') to fail, you should test again in a few days, or get your doctor to do a blood test for pregnancy. Good wishes.

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After 19days iui light bleeding how can I feel I can self pregnancy test but nagative please respond my question?

After 19days iui light bleeding how can I feel I can self pregnancy test but nagative please respond my question?

Tests are accurate: Today's home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test will give a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon.

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OkAy I'm sorry this is a correction from the last question. Is it to early to take a pregnancy test when I'm 3 days late? Last period : July 26 2014

OkAy I'm sorry this is a correction from the last question. Is it to early to take a pregnancy test when I'm 3 days late? Last period : July 26 2014

Not too early.: I think I answered this, because I figured the date was wrong, since you said your were late. Check the directions of various over-the-counter pregnancy tests. Repeat in a week, if negative and no period. If still negative and no period, see your doc.

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Last period was April 21, I took a pregnancy test with the lines saying negative but then in the AM I took a digital test and I got a question mark??

Re do in 2-3 days: You may wish to repeat the test in 2-3 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the package carefully. You may consult this site for signs and symptoms of pregnancy. http://www. Webmd. Com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant

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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