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 possible for me to become pregnant without ejaculation of sperm inside vagina?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 21-year-old girl with a weight of 33 kilograms and a height of five feet four inches. I have a history of Hodgkins's lymphoma and got treatment before four years. I read about splash pregnancy. A similar thing happened to me and to my boyfriend. We never had proper vaginal sex. Can ...  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Pregnancy cannot be predicted without knowing your ovulation period. Sperms are attracted chemically towards the egg. So semen does not need to enter the vagina. Even if they fall on the thighs, they can find their way up to the egg within half an hour. Washing with soa...  Read Full »

Does I-pill taken after an unprotected sex prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife is 37 years old and she had her last period before 25 days. We had unprotected sex after four days and I did not do ejaculation inside her. We again had unprotected sex after two days and I ejaculated with deep penetration. She took I-pill on the next day. She had some bleeding or ...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Unprotected sex done after a week of getting periods can lead to pregnancy as the withdrawal method is not a reliable method of birth control. Now, unprotected intercourse did after ten days of getting periods sh...  Read Full »

When can I take a pregnancy test to confirm pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I am asking questions for my wife. I am thirty years old and my wife is twenty-six years old. We are planning for a baby and she missed her period this month. She got her last period before a month and she expected her period last week. We bought a pregnancy kit yesterday and tested it in ...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. I congratulate you for having a great plan for extending your family. I request you take a urine pregnancy test with the first urine of the day for having accurate results. Do not drink too much fluid before doin...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for the late period with negative pregnancy tests?

Query: Hello doctor, I have PCOD. And I am having Metformin and Apcod. But a year ago, I left using it; since then, I have been regular on my periods. Recently I got married three months ago, and we have not been using any protection. I am late for my periods by 19 days and two negative pregnancy tests. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please do not worry, as this can be sorted out. The first thing is that you need to reduce your weight to get your periods regularly without any medications spontaneously. Because PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is a lifestyle-related problem, it is the weight gai...  Read Full »

Why did I miss my period despite a negative pregnancy test?

Query: Hi doctor,When can I take a pregnancy test? I had sex 12 days back. But I had a negative urine test two days ago at the gynecologist's office. My last period was supposed to come eight days before, but I did not get that.  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you had sex 12 days ago, and your last day of the previous menstrual cycle was eight days back. So you had sex during your menstrual cycle, and it was a safe period. For that reason, you h...  Read Full »

Can urine test detect pregnancy?

Query: I had unprotected sex on 3rd of this month, but my partner said he has not ejaculated inside me. I took ipill on 5th of this month and had brown discharge on 9th of the same month. I had my 2nd last period on 12th of last month and last period was on 12th of this month. Should I have my pregnancy te...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: hi dear good morning I fully understand your concern and will surely help you see although your partner claimed that he did not ejaculate inside you but there has been cases in which precum has also lead to pregnancy. good that you took emergency contraceptive pill . it has reduced your chances ...  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 »

Are there any chances of pregnancy for sex with no penetration?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex (foreplay and no penetration) seven months back. After that, I did six pregnancy tests. The last test was done two months before, which is negative. But for the past six months, I am getting light periods with two days flow. I am worried. Please help me. Is there any chance of p...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Katarya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I want to know the complete history of your periods. The number of pads required, amount of flow, and passage of clots, if any. Have you taken any emergency contraception? Is there any delay in periods?  Read Full »

My girlfriend's breasts are hurting after an unprotected sex. Is she pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, My girlfriend thinks she is pregnant. She has not taken birth control pills. The next month she took them. But, due to stomach problems, she did not take it regularly. The month following this, she took them correctly. She did a urine test and it was negative for pregnancy. But today,...  Read Full »

Dr. Vidya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, there is no chance of pregnancy as the pregnancy test is negative and also you say that the sexual act was with condoms. The breast can get bigger with sexual arousal. It has nothing to do with the pregnancy. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynae...  Read Full »

My pregnancy test remains positive after abortion. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I had an early aspiration abortion two months back. They found two sacks and that were removed. Last week, I felt weird and took a pregnancy test. The test came back positive. I went into the doctor's office, and they did an ultrasound. They did find some leftover tissue that they removed,...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you had an ectopic pregnancy, then it would show on the sonogram. Pregnancy test could be positive due to leftover tissue. As it was removed, it should be examined by histopathology test. Sometimes hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) producing trophoblastic tissue (it i...  Read Full »

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