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A DNA paternity test can be performed accurately before a child is born through amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling. These methods are explained below. With either method, you will also need DNA samples from the person(s) you think are the father (involving a swab from the mouth). Chorionic…
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Hard telling really. I took 2 hpts before I started bleeding and they were positive. Then when I was bleeding I took 2 more and they were negative. Haven't gone to the doctor yet. So I'm not real sure if the blood interferes with the results or not. For a sure pregnancy test you should go to your d…
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NO however, if you take a home test too soon, it will not be accurate.   yes thiscan happen you could have had the blood drawn to early implantation has to take place about a week before even blood test shows up. call your local hospital and see if you can talk to someone who does these test …
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YES YOU CAN BE PREGNANT IF YOU HAVE A PERIOD AFTER CONCEPTION.I HAVE 2 KIDS AND WITH BOTH OF THEM I HAD 1 LAST PERIOD BEFORE I MISSED ONE   Yes, you can it is called breakthrough bleeding. It is your last period that you will get until you have your baby.   YES. This bleeding is actual…
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A blood test that only your doctor can give is the only sure way to know if you are pregnant before you miss your period.
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If 3 tests out of six say you are pregnant then you are pregnant. You can get a false positive but not three out of six. Also, if you are taking birth control, check with your doctor because some (not all) birth controls have the pregnancy hormone in them which can cause a false poitive.
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No they are not reliable. Don't take them during your period. wait at least 1 1/2 to 2 weeks after your period.
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It is definitly possible for it to be wrong. Your HCG hormone may not have been up high enough to read off the test. Your cycle wait would still be about a week away, I would at least consider waiting now until the day of a missed period, unless you are having symptoms of pregnancy, then try in anot…
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Highly likely to get a negative reading and be wasting your money. You may definitely be able to get a blood test from your doctors office 7-10dpo. Good luck to you!!!!!   Well, you can, but your results probably won't be accurate. You should take a home pregnacny test no more than 1 day befo…
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yes it pretty much can unless they find other reasons to why you have stretch marks on your utures and streach marks on your body unless your one of the lucky ones who don't keep them but doctors have told me it is possable.
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if you have missed one period it doesnt mean no ovulation or pregnant you could be lat starting but if you still havent started after a few days of when your period should of started go to your doctor your pharmicest and take a pregnancy test because you could be pregnant.
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For a home test you need to be at least one day late starting your period. I don't know for a doctor given blood test. For a doctor given blood test they suggest that you wait 3-5 days after your missed period. However, the test may be taken as soon as you suspect that you are pregnant.
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Your home pregnancy test will usually not display a positive result until a day or two after your expected period (not a large enough hormone level in your body to be detected). You may just be stressing yourself out (that is why you are not sleeping/depressed). Best of luck to you.   With …
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It can happen let me explain without to much to read... There are two types of blood test that a doctor will do.. One is called the quality blood test (and to be honest you might as will buy the over the counter hpt).. the second one is Beta which counts the hcg in your system to determine if you ar…
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It is possible. My boss took 3 pregnancy tests and they came out negative after she hadn't had her period, and then went to the doctor thinking she was sick, since she was having morning sickness. The doctor came into the room and told her she was 10 weeks pregnant. So don't rely on the drugstore te…
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HGC Levels Here are answers and opinions from FAQ Farmers:I don't know the exact definition, but it is a hormone a woman's body produces when she is pregnant. Home pregnancy tests have chemicals that "look" for HCG in the urine. If there is HGC in the urine, the test will show a positive.HCG stands…
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If you are still having periods, then you are most likely not pregnant. But the only way to know for sure is with a pregnancy test or ultrasound exam.
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The Alt is definilty your liver count. Mine was high after I delivered my daughter, they kept me in the hospital an extra day. A week after I was home I had to go and see my family doctor, they tested it and it went back to normal, though I myself have a fatty liver. I think you will be fine as long…
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Hmm...it depends is the spotting happening while ur suppose to be on ur period? cuz if so then that's a sign...but if i were you id wait a week or two then test again,you could be preg but it could be to early to tell. if ur really that unsure though u can go have a blood test taken and you'll kno a…
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It is possible that you are pregnant, but it sounds to me like you are about to start your period. If you think you are pregnant, you should take a home test or go see a doctor.   Yes, you very well can be but you won't really know until you take a test. I suggest you wait a week to take the …
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i would say u most defo are pregnant .im 10 days late today and up until yesterday had done 7 hpt.they were all negative.then yesterday i done 3 more.all positeve!!!teh line was so faint i could barely see it but it was there.went to docs and he confirmed im 5 weeks gone. .good luck xx
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I called and asked my obgyn, and she said a blood test would only be accurate two weeks after your missed period and to only do it as a validation of a home pregnancy test. A blood test shows before you've missed a period, but at this early stage you would have to have 2 blood tests to show that t…
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With a home test, you can tell after you've missed your period. With a few kinds, you can get a correct reading a few days before you are supposed to start. Read the box, it will tell you on there what kind it is. Or you can go to a doctor and get a blood test. Blood tests can give you an answer a l…
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I am in the same boat as most of you. I haven't had a normal period since I was 23 I am now 25. I delivered my daughter 19 months ago and I still haven't returned to normal. For any of you that are concerned about not being regular you need to see your Primary Care Physician. Sites like these …
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I have never had an inaccurate pregnancy test. I am pregnant with my second child and with each of my children I took two test. I've heard of people having a false positive result from medication containing hcg. And I've heard of people having a false test when they were pregnant but took their test…
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yes you just have to ask your doctor
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I read somewhere that after a miscarriage or abortion, the hcg remains in your blood for 6-8 weeks, so I'd wait before taking another one, or have your doc do a blood test. I had a ectopic pregnancy at the end of Febuary. The doctor should had let you know if your hcg were going downn or still high…
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It is better to take the test in the morning as hcg is higher in the body. But at a later stage of the pregnancy, say 2 months, a test taken at any time during the day will be accurate.
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Most likely not, the tests are pretty accurate. It would be highly unlikely that you would be pregnant after 4 test, considering the blood test taken by the doctor should be pretty accurate in detecting whether you are pregnant or not.   i agree with the other answers, most likely not, b…
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Yes, but chances are you are not pregnant if you are having a period. yes..but it will come back as a negative so i wouldn't even bother ANSWER: I just took a HPT with my period, and it came back as positive, so I'm gonna wait for a few days for it to finish and retest.
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I would say to go to the doctors as soon as possible, no need to wait! The worst answer would be that you are not and if so you can move on with your life. But yes set up an appointment today!!
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Probably the pregnancy test is wrong. Get to your local clinic and get a pregnancy test, and if it is negative, then find a gynocologist to see what is wrong.   Stress plays a major part in having or not having your period. I had gone 6 months without a period when I was 16 or 17 and had ha…
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The best place for cvs is harris birthright research centre, kings college hospital denmark hill London or any hospital should be able to refer you to a good centre or kings college.
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I would take another home test. If it's negative, then you should see a doctor for a blood test and if your not pregnant to find out why you are late. If it's positive, you need to make an appointment with your doctor for prenatal care.
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Because of the levels of a certain hormone in your body and the way the lining of your uterus is. There are lots of ways for a doctor to know if you had a miscarriage.He can give you a blood test right afterward that will test your levels of HCG in the blood. If it is more than two, then you were pr…
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If you were just late and took it later that day, I'd say wait that day and the next. Then you should be OK. If you didn't take it until the next day, take that one in the morning and the one you are supposed to take for that day at night. Then you should wait the day you missed the pill, the day yo…
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Home pregnancy tests are quite accurate. If anything, they give false negatives because it might not have picked up enough of the pregnancy hormone but positives are usually accurate. If you want to be absolutely sure, take another test and if that one too says you are pregnant, count on it.  …
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You are probably not pregnant as a blood test is much more accurate than a urine test. It is unusual though that the urine pregnancy test showed a positive because usually if results are wrong it is usually false negatives as the pregnancy hormone wasn't detected yet. If I were you, I would take an…
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Period delay isn't a definite sign of pregnancy. Lots of things can cause a period to be late. I am normally a very regular person and I have been late the last two months. If you are still unsure, take a home pregnancy test and find out for sure. In the first couple of weeks-you can experience a …
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%REPLIES% Answer It isn't very likely, but I guess it's possible. You are probably just late for your period though. I was a week late two months in a row and I am normally a very regular person with my periods. It just happens sometimes. Answer It is very possible. I myself can NEVER …
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Your vaginal discharge becomes slippery(raw egg), you may have a sharp pain on one side of you lower abdomen, there is a slight increase in body temperature (use Basal Body Thermometer) and you may notice that your breast get sore.   Many women have symptoms, but many don't. They now sell ovu…
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this isn't always reliable to every woman, but your temperature will dip- that means you are about to ovulate. about 24 hours later it wll shoot up- that means you have already ovulated. hth.   usually most women can tell by the clear discharge they suddenly get.   We aren't talking bi…
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It's hard to say which date you actually concieved on but if the test came back positive on Jan. 23 then you most likely took it too early.
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well.it depends on when you think you may have gotten pregnant and how long you've been having symptoms.my sister had her period in the beginning of her pregnancy.if you've been having symptoms for several months with negative results and periods there may be other factors like stress,change of diet…
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%DETAILS% Don't worry, there are really no scheduled dates for an u/s. I had mine at 20 weeks and one again when I went into labor. So, all is well, and you will be able to get one soon.   many women never have an ultrasound during pregnancy. therefore, no one can say for sure that it is…
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It is a sign of a kidney stones. I think you may want go to your regular doctor for a check-up!  Or it could mean that you have a Urinary Tract Infection. No, I don't believe so. There are so many things that can cause blood in your urine. Kidney problems, UTI, bladder problems, menstruation,…
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%DETAILS% Answer Yes, being tired is one of the early signs of pregnancy, but it does lighten up a bit. If you haven't taken a test and missed a period, I suggest you take one as soon as possible.
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Not neccessarily,I had unprotected sex for 3 months and I thought i was pregnant and I wasn't the doctor told me it could be a hormone inbalance that caused my period to be irregular, it could be a number of things. They also say stress and the way you eat could cause your period to be irregular.
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How To Know You're Pregnant A couple of symptoms you could possibly notice in early pregnancy are: missed menstrual period nausea, with or without vomiting fatigue breast changes and breast tenderness frequent urination If you have missed your period, then I suggest you see your family physi…
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First, you shouldn't stop taking the pill in the middle of the pack. Second, you are not pregnant if you are having your period. If you are still not sure if you are pregnant or not, go see a doctor for a test. Or wait until you are due next month and take a test after you are late, if you are late.…
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Take another test. If it is negative, you should see a doctor. Occasionaly some women need medication to restart their period for some reason or another. If it is positive, call you doctor and make an appointment, you're pregnant.
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A week after sex? Probably not. A week after missing your period? Probably. If you want a better answer, resubmit your question with more deatail.   I disagree. With my first child I instinctively knew I was pregnant and felt symptoms almost immediatlly. I wasn't even due for my period. I had…
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All women are different, but it's usually about 4 months. Some it is ealier and others it's later.
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Yes, i have had crampind and mild abdomin pains around my normal period cycle. i sugest if you are that worried about it you should see a doctor to put your mind at ease. but i dont think you have anything to worry about. good luck   All during your pregnancy you may have mild cramping. It's …
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I'd say take the test about 30 days after you last period. If it is negative, wait a week and take another one if you haven't gotten your period. If it is still negative, wait another week and take a third if you don't start. If you still have not started or gotten a positive result go see a doctor.…
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Hi I took a e.p.t like a lil over a week before my period was even due,it was the + or - kind.Well I looked at it after 10 minutes and it still was -.I looked at it again 30 or 35 minutes later and it showed a faint +.It wasnt so faint you couldn't see it,it was definatly a +.I didnt know if I shou…
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it sounds like you used a early detecion pt. it is possible that you were pregnant and had a very early mc. it would explain the faint positive than negative. But their could be other reasons like medication, elevated hcg levels for other resons than pregnancy Pregnancy tests have also been know…
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There really isn't a good way to know if you are pregnant or not unless you take a test at home or in the doctors office. You can get pregnancy tests at any drug store and most grocery stores. Or you can go to Planned Parenthood and they can give you a test and adivce on what to do. You should be ab…
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If you had a normal pregnancy, you aren't pregnant. If it was irregular or light, you should take a test.   CORRECTION...If you had a regular period, not pregnancy, you aren't pregnant.ANSWERI got my regular period for 5months in my pregnancy. Some people do get their regular period during th…
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There is really no way to tell for sure unless you take a home test or one at the doctors. If you think you're pregnant, you should take a test.
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If I were you, I would make an appointment with a doctor. They have better tests to give you to test for pregnancy. And if it just you missing your period for some reason, they can determine that too.
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A pregnancy test will give an accurate result 3 weeks after sex.
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I was totally impatient too. My doctor said that a blood test would show positive 10 days after conception, and I was dying to know so I went in 10 days after my blue line. The test was negative, I cried and cried, wanted to die for awhile, accepted it, and looked forward to the next month. Then two…
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Yes, you could still be pregnant. Home tests are only 50% accurate in telling you whether you are or not when it comes out negative, but if it comes out positive then it is 99.9%, because there is a hormone your body produces only if you are pregnant called hCG but it can be very low at first in som…
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No Not always a blood test is more accurate, but not necessarily more sensitive. A lot depends on the lab. A quantitative blood test, usually called a beta hCG test, measures the exact units of hCG in the blood. That means it will detect even the most minimal level. There is another type of blood t…
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hey, I am very confused also! My period is 5 days late now, and i have been experiencing a few symptoms like, nausea, headaches, insane tiredness, and my breasts are undeniably larger, and my nipples are really sore and they look a little darker. I just took a pregnancy test this morning, and it cam…
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A qualitative blood test can be wrong. The Quantitative Beta HCG blood test will not be wrong.
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%DETAILS% My breasts were swollen and sore for about a week before my period was due, but I had no sickness. My period was due on the 19th Dec. I missed it and the next day did a home preg urine test. It was positive. I went for a blood test two days later, it was negative. So I went home and did…
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%FOLLOWUPS% The instructions on the home pregnancy test I checked say that the only drug that should affect your test is if you get an HCG shot.
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Yes, you can. I took a pregnancy test 4 days before my expected period, (in the middle of the day) its positive, took another test one hour later, its positive again. And I took another one the next day, it turns out positive as well(Its kind of fun to take the test once its positive ) Yes, you …
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A pregnancy test can be positive before you even have missed a period. Many tests can provide positive results within 10 days after you become pregnant, however it is usually best to wait until you've missed a period because the HCG hormone (the hormone found in early pregnancy)will be stronger whic…
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Pregnancy TestNo, you need to wait until at LEAST 4 days before your missed period. If you wait until you miss your period, you will have a better chance of a true result. and my advice would be to take a Digital, as they read the lines for you, and tell you Pregnant or Not Pregnant.
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take the blood test. They are usually able to detect pregnancy before a home pregnancy test can. I'm told.   as many as you want but it would be a waste becasue they can get to be alot after awhile so maybe you are better off getting a blood test done some places if you dont have insurance it…
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HCG IS not related to dietary intake. Certain fertility drugs could cause hcg levels to rise.   HCG will not ever be detected if you are not pregnant. HCG is a hormone produced by pregnancy and has nothing to do with anything you eat.   HCG can be produced if you have some cancers or o…
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Based on how high the hcg level is, a good guess can be made about the length of your pregnancy. Your doctor should do a vaginal sonogram to determine gestational age thus determining the due date.However, higher levels of the hormone HCG are often found in the case of multiples. (twins etc.) Lower …
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ok i just took an at home pregnancy test and the results were hard to read light the line was reall llight and you could see another line there but it was really hard to see When you do a HPT read the instructions carefully. Make sure the absorbent tip is properly soaked and then put the cap on …
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Home pregnancy test are notoriously inaccurate. Go to your doctor for a serum hcg test.Over the counter urine pregnancy tests are actually quite accurate. They are not as accurate as the blood test that physicians can order, but newer urine tests can detect HCG in the urine as early as 8-10 days aft…
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%DETAILS% Answer It is likely that you are pregnant. It is possible to have false negative results, but unlikely to have a false positive.
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If they were testing to see if you are pregnant, yes. If they were testing for something else, then no. They can't just look at your urine and see if you are pregnant or not.
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Hello, I took a home test too and it came out positive, so I went to health department and their test came out netgative. So I went to see my family Dr. and I was 2 weeks pregnancy. What kind of ept test did you take? If you don't want to go to the doctor. I would take a first response test.I hope …
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Yes, the doctors blood test will read the same. A blood test can just tell earlier if you are pregnant.
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You can take a blood test 3 weeks after conception. Talk to you doctor to see when the appropriate time would be.
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%FOLLOWUPS% I would say you probably aren't pregnant because you have had your period and home tests are negative. But just to be sure you should go see a doctor. They will be able to give you a blood test and answer your questions better. you. Good luck!   i disagree. you never said tha…
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They are pretty accurate, but she should wait a few days to a week and take another one. If she still hasn't had a regular period, she should go to a doctor. Stress can cause irregular periods. Good luck!     Hey there. I missed my period for a whole month and was 2 weeks late after tha…
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I don't know what test you took or what a pink line means so I can't answer that question. But if you still haven't had a regular period, you should talk to your doctor. They will give you a pregnancy test and try and find out why you haven't had a regular period. you.
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maybe there wasnt enough pregnancy hormone in your urine. the first urine of the morning is the best one to detect if this hormone is presant. but i suggest you see a doctor because if your not pregnant there may be something else wrong! good luck. testing too early wait for a missed period! Good …
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Yes, because there may not be enough of the pregnancy hormone present in your body and urine as of yet.   For some women even a week after a missed period can even be to early to detect pregnancy hormones. Also hpt doesnt always work. sometimes you have to take blood test to determine if you …
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%DETAILS% They are pretty accurate, but they work better after you are at least a day late for your period. Wait 3-5 days and take another test. If it is still negative, you may want to go see your doctor.   Yes depends on the test, some respond within 1 min if you are and can detect the p…
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Most tests can be taken one day after a missed period. Some can be taken sooner. Read the boxes and it will let you know. A week or two after your missed period.
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To get the best results, you should wait until you are at least a day late for your period.   A week or two after your missed period.
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Anything below a 5 is considered not pregnantYou're pregnant, if your referring to the pregnancy test.   I've heard that anything 5 and below is negative. You may want to ask your doctor   your pregnant
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Depends on what kind of test you took and when you took them.
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According to a study I read, twin pregnancies, presence of ketones in your urine, and dehydration, amongst other things, may produce a false negative result. It is not that uncommon and the 99% effective rate for pg tests only means that in properly pH balanced urine, pregnancy was accurately detect…
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Some home tests you can take a few days before you are supposed to start your period. I don't know what kinds, but if you read the box, it will tell you when you can take it. Or you can go to the doctor and they can give you a blood test. These can determine pregnancy much sooner than a urine test.
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A very faint line usually means you are pregnant, any faint line over the positive means you are, it just may well be that your hormone levels are low due to being too early in the pregnancy therefore the test is only just picking it up giving you a slight positive . Some have had a positive test ea…
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