Pregnancy Test

The test that detects pregnancy markers in a woman's blood or urine is called pregnancy test. Pregnancy tests include home pregnancy test, urine and blood pregnancy test, and ultrasound scan.

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Is it good to take I-pill after having unprotected sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old girl. I had unprotected sex. My last periods was before two months and still I have not got any. Is there a chance of pregnancy? I have had i-pill twice last year in a gap of 6 months. My periods are sometimes a day or two late. But, I am really worried as I really cann...  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I totally understand your situation. Handling an unwanted pregnancy can be very stressful. As you had unprotected intercourse within the safe time of your cycle, it is very unlikely that you might be pregnant. If you still have a doubt then get a home pregnancy test k...  Read Full »

Why am I having delayed periods even after the pregnancy test being negative?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex on the 23rd of last month, keeping in mind that my ovulation date was on the 25 to the 27th. But I took an I-pill the following morning. I should get my periods on the 15th of this month. I took a pregnancy test on the 17th. It was negative. There is no period till ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. There are two possible causes for delayed periods in your case. 1. First, the use of an emergency contraceptive pill. This is because the I-pill contains sex hormones that lead to hormonal imbalance and leading to disturbed ...  Read Full »

Can unprotected sex during the ovulation period cause pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past two months, I have 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 got my period. I took a test this morning, and it was negative. I do not have any p...  Read Full »


Dr. C Sharath Kumar

Infertility Specialist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most home pregnancy tests are reliable. Most tests have an accuracy of over 99%. 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 you took the test too early. Even if your period is ...  Read Full »

Can urine test detect pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my partner. But he did not ejaculate inside me. I took I-pill after two days of sex. I had brown discharge after four days. I had my last period after three days of having brown discharge. Do I need to take a pregnancy test?  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. Though your partner did not ejaculate inside, there are many cases showing precum of males causing pregnancy. As you have taken an emergency contraceptive pill, it reduces your chances of having a pregnancy. As you had brown discharge after four d...  Read Full »

I was spotting and got a negative pregnancy test, which was positive before. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My periods got over ten days back, but I started getting an itchy vagina and very thick white discharge from the next day onwards. After four days, I started bleeding again, but it was like spotting. After someone suggested, I did a pregnancy test, and it came out positive with a very...  Read Full »


Dr. Vidyaprem

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The vaginal itching after cycles can most probably be a candidal infection. If it continues, you need to take antifungals. Was there a delay in this cycle (from your usual)? A weakly positive test, followed by a negative, is unlikely to be pregnancy. The spotting can...  Read Full »

Can Duphaston cause missed periods?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 30 years old. I have missed my period for eight days now. On my 24th day of the menstrual cycle, I started using Duphaston once daily and finished the dose yesterday. Usually, my menstrual cycle comes between 26 to 28 days. This month, I got cramps but nothing came out. Could this be ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to know the reason for taking Duphaston (Dydrogesterone). If you are planning for pregnancy, then it is advisable to check pregnancy once using a urine pregnancy test at home. If it is negative, then you can wait for two weeks to get your periods as you have ...  Read Full »

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 »

My period is late by two weeks. What is the cause of it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old female. My period is delayed for two weeks. I had a negative result when I took a pregnancy test. Currently, I have headaches, backaches, cramps in my abdomen, and sometimes, I have cramps on my lower abdomen. My heartbeat is too fast often even when I am not doing a...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Periods can be delayed due to several reasons including stress. Please mention you have any stressful situation in your life. Periods can also be delayed due to occasional hormonal disturbance. If there is a chance for pregnancy, sometimes pregnancy tests can show a pos...  Read Full »

Is pregnancy test accurate after seven days?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend and I had unprotected sex on the last day of her period. She took a Plan B the next day. On the month-end, we had protected sex followed by unprotected sex with potential residual semen. It was brief without ejaculation. She is now seven days late. Yesterday she took a pre...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. For getting pregnant the sperm have to be ejaculated inside the vagina of the female. These sperms then need to fertilize an egg (availability of egg is subject to the ovulation pattern of the female). The fert...  Read Full »

Is Flagystatin vaginal pessary safe during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking Flagystatin pessary for the past ten days. They said it is pregnancy safe. I took a pregnancy test today, and it was positive. Could it be a false positive, or the urine will not be affected by the medication discharge? It is so confusing.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Mam, the tablet is actually safe in pregnancy, meaning you can take it even during pregnancy. This drug does not prevent pregnancy. It is not a birth control pill. So, you might have been pregnant already, and that is ur...  Read Full »

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