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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Why were the two lines in my pregnancy test not very clear?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a history of thyroid and PCOS. I am taking Eltroxin 50 mg. My period got delayed by six days. I did a pregnancy test after four days of delayed period and I have two lines that are not shown clearly. Please suggest. Do I need to go to a doctor for a checkup? or Do I need to wait for...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned your last menstrual period. If you have a regular 28 days cycle, then a urine pregnancy test shows a positive result as you have a delay in periods. Delayed ovulation occurs commonly in PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and so I suggest you reche...  Read Full »

What causes abnormal clots during periods?

Query: Hi doctor, Currently, I am having withdrawal bleeding for a week. I was taking Placebo pills for few days. Yesterday, I noticed two abnormal clots on my pad. I am experiencing blood clots differently. I have some white and large visible blood vessels on the surface with a blood string at the end. D...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on the description, I can understand that you have skipped your pills without taking them last month at the beginning of your menstrual cycles and later you started taking them continuously to avoid placebo pills. You need to understand that if you miss taking bir...  Read Full »

Can spotting occur during early pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,My period got delayed for 11 days and yesterday, I had some spotting. It is unusual for me as I have regular periods. I do not have any cramps and my flow is not heavy. Sometimes I have dizziness. I did a pregnancy test and it showed me a negative result. Is there any possibility for me to...  Read Full »


Dr. Vidyaprem

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As your pregnancy test was negative, you have a less likely chance to be pregnant. In view of false-negative results, you can do a blood test called serum beta-hCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin) to confirm it. Sometimes, your cycles can get delayed due to hormonal chan...  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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 ovari...  Read Full »

What are the reasons, other than pregnancy, for missed periods?

Query: Hi doctor, Myself and my girlfriend had sex. During that time, my penis tip entered her vaginal opening thrice. I did not ejaculate inside before or after doing sex. Now, she has missed her periods for few days. What is the reason?   Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If there is no ejaculation, then there are no chances for her to become pregnant. But many times men are not sure about their precum. So it is good to do a home pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy and it helps to relieve stress. If it is negative, then it cannot be due...  Read Full »

I was bleeding throughout my first pregnancy. Will I have the same complications for the second pregnancy also?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. Currently, I am not on any medications. Currently wondering if there is a chance I may be pregnant. With my daughter, I had bled throughout the pregnancy and had a premature birth. My period is usually quite regular, but this time I had light spotting at the beginn...  Read Full »


Dr. Manisha Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Although in your previous pregnancy you experienced complications, it is not necessary that the same complications would be present in another one. If you have regular periods, then it is very less likely that you are pregnant. You can ...  Read Full »

Can negative UPT alone rule out pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner did a UPT after 24 days of last intercourse and a serum beta hCG test after 26 days. UPT negative and beta hCG 0.25 mIU/ml. Is it enough to rule out pregnancy? Or have we tested too early? If a further test is required, please guide us.  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. See, it is always better if the pregnancy test is done after any delay in periods. Nevertheless, 24 days is a good time for hCG to rise if the female has conceived, so it is fine. It will be helpful for me to...  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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 »

Can unprotected sex during the ovulation period cause pregnancy?

Query: For the past two months I've had 27 day cycles. However, my period is usually not regular. Today is day 27 of my cycle and I have had unprotected sex this month around ovulation time. I still have not gotten my period. I took a test this morning and it was negative. I don't really have any pregnancy...  Read Full »


Dr. C Sharath Kumar

Infertility Specialist, Sexologist

Answer: Most home pregnancy tests are reliable. Most tests have an accuracy of over 99% . False Negative Pregnancy Test A false negative pregnancy test is when you are pregnant but the test comes up negative. The most common reason for a false negative is that you took the test too early. Even if your peri...  Read Full »

Why is my period late?

Query: Hi doctor, My last period was 44 days back. My menstrual cycle is roughly 30 days, but I had protected sex last month. My period is already 14 days late. I have done two home pregnancy tests (around 37th day), and both were negative. I do have slight abdominal cramps. I have been having frequent he...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have protected sex, how could you be pregnant? Moreover, the urine tests are negative, which tells about your nonpregnant status. Are you stressed or anxious? Yes, this might be a reason for the delayed cycle. There are 100 other causes of a delayed cycle apart f...  Read Full »

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