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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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I had sex at the end of my period. Can I get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old female. I had unprotected sex three days ago. He did not ejaculate inside me. He was having precum on his penis and it was his second ejaculation. He had washed and urinated before having the second session of intercourse. I am a bit scared to take Unwanted 72 becau...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Verma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sexual intercourse done the very next day after the end of periods is unlikely to lead to pregnancy. This is considered to be the safe period for intercourse. Moreover, pregnancy occurs only when there are ejaculation and deposition of the semen inside the vagina...  Read Full »

What is the reason for the delay in my periods after a negative pregnancy test?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 years old married woman. My last period was 18th of last month, but I did not get my periods till now. I got a pregnancy test, but it was negative. My hemoglobin is 12. Why did I not get my periods still?  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This could be because of hormonal changes due to stress and strain, anxiety, work pressure, change of place, change in climate or low blood count. However, if you have doubt, then get yourself checked by a gynecologist and get a blood test for pregnancy done to ensure th...  Read Full »

Why did I miss my period?

Query: Hello doctor, I missed my period. The last period was more than a month back. I took a urine pregnancy test this week and today early morning, and both results negative. I had intercourse with my partner this past month, but I always used condom protection, and my partner always ejaculated outside....  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As pregnancy test has been checked twice already and found negative, and also as you have used contraceptive method the delayed periods can be mostly due to stress or underlying hormonal disturbances or sometimes a lifestyle-related problem called PCOS (polycystic ov...  Read Full »

Why are there faint T lines on my pregnancy test?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been trying to conceive for a few months, but every time the test comes back negative. My last periods was on the 25th of last month, and I started ovulating on the third of this month, and it ended on the 12th. My husband and I had sex on the fifth. Despite my history of irregular...  Read Full »

Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are two possibilities here. One is a chemical pregnancy, where only the pregnancy test result come positive, and there is no evidence of sac on ultrasound. Second being a healthy pregnancy is a delayed conception or an ectopic. I suggest you do a serum beta hCG b...  Read Full »

I have PCOD and delayed period. Please help.

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 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 »

My wife's periods got delayed. Is it a side effect of Ferpill F?

Query: Hi doctor, We are trying for a baby since one year, and we are under treatment for that. Our consulting doctor has told us to undergo IVF, and we are in that process. From this month we are supposed to start the final lap for IVF, and for that, we met the doctor on the seventeenth day of my wife's m...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Ferpill F (Chasteberry, Cholecalciferol, Cyanocobalamin, Elemental iron, etc) is a medicine to help the process of ovulation, fertilization as well as the development of the embryo. It is not related to Clomiphene, and there is no harm if she has started it in the mi...  Read Full »

Why is my period delayed despite a negative pregnancy test?

Query: Hi doctor,I am concerned about my periods as I have not got my periods for the last three months. My last period was nearly three months back in February and I also got sexually active with complete protection during that month after my periods got over. I have tested with the pregnancy kits at leas...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, We welcome you to icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. I have gone through the reports you have provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and the ultrasound report is showing you have PCOS (polycystic ovary syn...  Read Full »

I had nonpenetrative sex. Is there a chance of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with my girlfriend seven days ago. I did not enter my penis into her vagina, but I rubbed my penis and a little amount of precum was there in her inner wear. Later, she washed her vagina with water. Is there a chance for pregnancy? Can precum penetrate and cause pregnancy? Cu...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are actually minimal chances of her getting pregnant as there was no penetration or ejaculation. Moreover, sperms even if present in the precum are very fragile and get easily morphologically denatured on coming in contact with fomites like undergarments (cotton...  Read Full »

I have pelvic pain and vaginal discharge. Is it 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 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 the tube, and only af...  Read Full »

I have PCOD. Can I follow a paleo diet?

Query: Hi doctor, Today I am in the 48th day of my cycle. I have PCOS. Still I did not get my periods. I took HPT on 45th day. It was negative. Tomorrow I am planning to take blood test. Currently I am taking Glycomet 500 mg. Is there any chance for positive blood test? Is HPT accurate? Suppose if I get my...  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Chance for pregnancy depends on status of ovulation. If ovulation has occurred, normally there is 25-30% chance of pregnancy. HPT (home pregnancy test) is fairly about 99% accurate in predicting pregnancy if done in 14 days after ovulation. If done before th...  Read Full »

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