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 on a safe day and got periods two days later but the home pregnancy kit shows positive result after a month. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,Can I believe the results from the home pregnancy test kits? My boyfriend penetrated me one month back, and I got my period two days later. I got it as expected. As I knew that the day we had sex fell under safe period, I did not have I-pill as I was expecting my period, and I also got ...  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you get a urine pregnancy test done from a laboratory because if you read the test after 10 to 15 minutes, it may give a positive result. As you got your menses, the chance of pregnancy seems very less. The timing seems to be the safe period. Feel free to ask...  Read Full »

Is there any chance of getting pregnant from the sex I had a few days before my periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex a few days before my expected date of periods. The period is now late by a week. I have been having cramps. I also had a brown spotting, but there was nothing after that.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? If you had sex in the last week of your cycle, there is no chance of a pregnancy. The life of an egg is 24 hours and that of a sperm is 72 hours. Ovulation occurs in the 12th to the 16th day of your cycle. So, there is no chance that the egg will be ...  Read Full »

Is it possible to get pregnant after having sex on the third day of the periods?

Query: Hello doctor,I had my last period thirty-five days ago. Roughly two days after my period, my partner and I had sex. We used condoms, and they were placed on at all times. There was no penetration without the condoms. In the end, we checked all the condoms, and they were all in perfect condition. He ...  Read Full »


Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. When it shows a positive line that is lighter, repeat your test after a week again. It could be early pregnancy or the default of the test. If there is penetration with a condom followed by ejaculation, there are less likely chances of p...  Read Full »

HPT was negative two days back. Can I still be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, It has been 27 days since I missed my periods. My last period was almost two months back. I was feeling sick and slight spotting was noticed for three days. I had breast pain for more than eight days, but now the pain has reduced. 19 days back doctor said follicle is observed. So, peri...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your problem. If follicles were observed 19 days back then you still have time for period to occur. Did you take any hormonal pills? If yes then breast pain and late period may be due to that. You should wait for another week. If still no periods a...  Read Full »

How long does it take to get periods after withdrawal bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor,I had my last period on the 30th of last month. I have a 25-day cycle with 5 days of bleeding. I had sex on the 6th of this month. Although we used withdrawal method, I took an ipill within six hours, just as a precaution. I started a light bleed on the 12th of this month until the 20t...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have taken the emergency contraceptive pill within 72 hours of intercourse, there is no chance of pregnancy. The delay could be due to hormonal changes caused by the pill. And, the spotting which you had was withdrawal bleeding. However, if you are...  Read Full »

I have missed my period, and I do not have early pregnancy signs. Could I possibly be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,My last period was on the 14 day of the last month.The period was supposed to come on the same day of this month but I did not have a period yet.I am a virgin (no vaginal penetration in the past) however, I have had anal sex.I took a pregnancy test also seven days back, after my period ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have read your concern in detail and I will surely help you out.If you are a virgin and you never had vaginal penetration sex then you cannot be pregnant. Be 100% assured of this so this leaves us with other causes of missed periods or delayed periods which include str...  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 irregular peri...  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 »

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 Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 tha...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my missing periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I missed my period for the first time in my life, and I am worried about the reason behind it. I am not sure why I have not got my periods yet. What to do now? Can you please help?  Read Full »


Dr. Shubhadeep Bhattacharjee

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I would advise you take the urine pregnancy test. If it is negative, then you can undergo an ultrasound of pelvis to evaluate the endometrium. If the report is within normal limits, you can take tablet Primolut N (Norethisterone), one tablet twice daily after food for fi...  Read Full »

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