Home Pregnancy Test

A home pregnancy test detects human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in the urine, which is a hormone released when a fertilized egg gets attached to the uterus. A home pregnancy test can be taken after 10 to 12 days of unprotected sexual intercourse.

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When to expect normal periods after I-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with my partner on the 3rd of this month. She consumed an I-pill within 24 hours. She had uneven gray discharge on 19th of this month. This discharge lasted for two days. Till date, she did not have her periods. What does it mean? Is there any chance of pregnancy?...  Read Full »


Dr. Prabha Ranjan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chances of pregnancy are very less. But, do check for pregnancy once to be on the safer side. Thank you.   Read Full »

Light spotting, tender breasts along with negative pregnancy tests; is this normal?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having a slight trace of blood when I wipe my vagina and I have been spotting on and off for about five days.I am experiencing tenderness in my breasts too.I took two pregnancy tests and both were negative.  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and I will surely help you out. I have gone through the details presented by you however, I would need some other details as well: When was your last menstrual period? How many days does your cycle consist of? Is there any history of irregul...  Read Full »

After how many days of missed periods, should pregnancy test be done?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to ask something about pregnancy. I have missed my period for 60 days. I got my last period before two months. I checked for pregnancy using a pregnancy kit. It showed me a negative result. When can I take my pregnancy test again? Before six months, I had PCOD. I was taking medici...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have delayed periods due to anovulation. As your pregnancy test shows a negative result taken after 50 days, it is good to check it again tomorrow. If it is negative, then it is advisable to take medications for having withdrawal bleeding. PCOS (polycystic ovarian s...  Read Full »

Can I get pregnant if I miss one birth control pill?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old female, and I have started taking Femilon from last month, from the fourth day of my period. I forgot to take the 18th-day pill at night, but I took it the next day early morning as soon as I remembered. At that time, I did not have sex with my husband. After this on th...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are unduly worried. A single pill miss is so common, and you have managed it effectively. Wait for your periods for next two days and if not, do not bother, start a new pack.   Read Full »

Can X-ray show pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 24 years old and her period was regular of 30 days. Before two months, we had intercourse after seven days of her periods. She had her period after some 15 days. It was normal for the first two days, but after that it was very heavy. She had abdominal cramps for approximately a...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Without doing a urine pregnancy test it is very difficult for me to tell whether she is pregnant or not. Moreover, early pregnancy cannot be detected in x-ray. You will have to do a urine pregnancy test at home first. She need not go anywhere for this test. Just co...  Read Full »

My menstrual cycle is usually 40 days, and I have had sex around the 15th to 20th day of the menstrual cycle. Are there any chances of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have frequent urination problem and have been trying to conceive. I also have swollen breasts and a dark line from my belly button to my vagina. However, I had done a beta hCG blood test on the 28th day of my menstrual cycle and got a value of 0.31 mlU/mL. My cycle length is 40 days...  Read Full »


Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to what you have described, your menstrual cycle lasts 40 days which means that the day of ovulation is around the 26th day of your menstrual cycle. So the chances of you being pregnant are very less. The symptoms can be due to urinary or vaginal infection,...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms those of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 25-year-old married female trying to become a mother. I have left-sided pelvic pain, frequent urination, and vaginal discharge. My last menses was on the fourth of this month. Can you tell me if these symptoms are related to pregnancy?  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? If your periods are regular, then ovulation will occur on the day 12 to 16 of your cycle. So, if your period was on the fourth, ovulation can occur anywhere between the 15th to the 19th. After the ovulation occurs, the sperm will meet the egg in ...  Read Full »

For how long should I wait to check for pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 years old. Last night my fiance and I got intimate. While doing so, he rubbed his penis all over my genital area. I am not sure if there was any penetration. A few hours after the closeness, I took an Unwanted-72. My last menstrual period was before three days. Could you pleas...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have taken an emergency pill within 72 hours of intercourse, there is no chance of pregnancy. So relax and do not worry about it. Take care.  Read Full »

Can I be pregnant even though my hCG levels are in the normal range?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my period at the beginning of the last month. I took a pregnancy test in the mid of the last month, which was very faint but was positive. So I repeated the test three more times in the next three consecutive days using different brands of pregnancy test kits. The results were th...  Read Full »


Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Usually, nonpregnant results are considered less than 25 IU/L, so the normal levels can fluctuate around any value less than 5. Therefore, even though the value now is higher than your last valued measurement, it does not mean you were...  Read Full »

I am perimenopausal and I have not got my periods. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 46-year-old female and my periods have become increasingly irregular. They used to be around 24 days in length and my current cycle is now 36 days. My basal body temperature indicated that I may have ovulated on day 10. But I have not menstruated at all this cycle - not even spo...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, you have not ovulated on day 10 because if it would have been so you would have had your period by now. Menstruation usually occurs 14 days after ovulation and the duration between ovulation and menstruation is always fixed. Ovulation occurs only once in one cycl...  Read Full »

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