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How far along do I need to be to test positive on a urine pregnancy test at the doctors office?

How far along do I need to be to test positive on a urine pregnancy test at the doctors office?

Pregnancy: If you have regular menstrual cycles, a pregnancy test will be positive soon after your missed period (1-3 days). Some tests may detect things earlier. You can check a urine pregnancy test at home if you are concerned at all and have a blood pregnancy test at your doctor's office to confirm the pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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Bloated for almost four months now. Took a pregnancy test at the doctors office, came back negative. Should I be concern?

Bloated for almost four months now. Took a pregnancy test at the doctors office, came back negative. Should I be concern?

Not about pregnancy: If you have gained weight, it would help to increase your physical activity and reduce your intake of food. If you are sexually active and do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. ...Read more

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How long after I conceive will I be able to get a positive pregnancy test at a doctors office?

How long after I conceive will I be able to get a positive pregnancy test at a doctors office?

Pretty quick...: Pretty quick probably as soon as you notice a missed period, but if you want to do a stealth attack on that poor little thing growing in there, then, depending on the test, about 10 days. Why? You taking bets? BTW, a commercial, over-the-counter urine test is pretty good. And just think, instead of waiting at the doctor's office you can wait in line at Rite-Aid! ...Read more

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I am curious to know why I had a positive home pregnancy test but at the doctors office it was negative?

I am curious to know why I had a positive home pregnancy test but at the doctors office it was negative?

Standard: This is a standard test for a female of child bearing age. It was negative because you aren't pregnant. They test because the medications given can have an effect on the unborn child. ...Read more

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Two weeks late, and two home pregnancy test say negative and then a doctors office says negative, so what does this mean?

Two weeks late, and two home pregnancy test say negative and then a doctors office says negative, so what does this mean?

As above: Irregular period can be common.
If this all negative it may mean u r not pregnant. If u want to have
a child but not successful, see a
fertility clinic. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had pregnancy test and lab called my office and told the secretary (work in doctors office). She told admin. Was that wrong?

Had pregnancy test and lab called my office and told the secretary (work in doctors office). She told admin. Was that wrong?

Confidentiality: You have the right to tell the medical office where to call your tests reports and who can be told. Most offices will offer this. There are federal laws and regulations as well. If you think that your personal medical information has been improperly disclosed talk to your doctor and the office staff. ...Read more

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Is a blood pregnancy test accurate 18 days after sex? I got one at my doctors office last week and it was neg. Could i still be pregnant?

Is a blood pregnancy test accurate 18 days after sex? I got one at my doctors office last week and it was neg. Could i still be pregnant?

Yes: Yes it should be accurate. I have seen a few women who are pregnant and the test is negative for a while. If you are still doubting the results then retest and you should feel nausea, breast tenderness, fatigue in most early pregnancies. ...Read more

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Is a first response early result pregnancy test more accurate than a dr. S office urine test? My home pregnancy test was pos but doc office was neg!

Is a first response early result pregnancy test more accurate than a dr. S office urine test? My home pregnancy test was pos but doc office was neg!

Not likely.: No test is 100% accurate, unfortunately. I'd suggest waiting a week, repeating the home test, and if it's still positive, going back to your doctor's. If the doctor's office urine test is still negative, your doctor can order a blood test for pregnancy, which is more accurate. ...Read more

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Took a pregnancy test the week my period was due at the doctors office and it tested negative, but my period has yet to arrive?

Took a pregnancy test the week my period was due at the doctors office and it tested negative, but my period has yet to arrive?

Repeat test: Typically, urine pregnancy tests are positive around the time a woman expects to come on her menstrual period. However, if conception was later than anticipated, the menstrual period may be delayed and the pregnancy test may turn positive a little later. Repeating the test a week from the previous one may be a good idea. ...Read more

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I had a pregnancy test at my doctor's office last week and it came back negative. I'm seeing signs though. What should I do? I'm scared!

I had a pregnancy test at my doctor's office last week and it came back negative. I'm seeing signs though. What should I do? I'm scared!

See below: Did you have unprotected Sex? Did you miss a period? If the answer to either is no, testing for pregnancy would be premature. If the answer to both is yes, and you are more than 7 days past the date of the period, do a home pregnancy test. 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. ...Read more

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Will a urine pregnancy test done at the doctor's office be accurate 19 days after suspected implantationn bleeding ended?

Will a urine pregnancy test done at the doctor's office be accurate 19 days after suspected implantationn bleeding ended?

Trust the test: Urine 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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What does it mean if a home pregnancy test was positive, but the urine test at the doctor's office was negative?

What does it mean if a home pregnancy test was positive, but the urine test at the doctor's office was negative?

Timing and technique: Was first morning urine used either time? Did you follow the instructions carefully, including the time within which the test should be read after adding urine? Did you start menstruating before or soon after the office test? If you have any doubts you should ask your doctor for a blood test that is more sensitive and specific. ...Read more

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Hello doc I did pregnancy test its negative nw wht I should do?

Hello doc I did pregnancy test its negative nw wht I should do?

Live your LIfe: It is very common to miss a period now and then; it is common to occasionally not ovulate one month. Go about your life. Protect from pregnancy and if this trouble persists go see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What does a positive pregnancy test look like from the doctors?

What does a positive pregnancy test look like from the doctors?

Blood test: Pregnancy test can be done on urine or blood. Blood test is more sensitive and you need to see a doctor for that. Urine test is the same whether done by the doctor or done at home. Blood test gives a number which is the level of beta hcg. ...Read more

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Can a doctors pregnancy test detect pregnancy, 4 days after conception?

Can a doctors pregnancy test detect pregnancy, 4 days after conception?

No: It takes about 7-10 days from conception to implantation. Pregnancy test turns positive a few days later. It is usually preferable to wait till you miss a period to do blood test for pregnancy. ...Read more

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If a doctors pregnancy test keeps coming back inconclusive what does it mean?

If a doctors pregnancy test keeps coming back inconclusive what does it mean?

Contaminant?: There may be something that is causing a comtamination of the result. Hcg is a hormone, but it can have cross reactivity with other hormones in the blood in some instances. Fertility drugs and medications that contain HCG might interfere with pregnancy tests for hcg. Perhaps an antibody in the blood could be interfering as well. ...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