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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Pregnancy test had two mildly visible lines, but it is now negative.

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex six weeks ago and my period was late for two weeks. I used the first PT when my period was five days late and it has two lines but it is not that visible. After three days, I tried again and it is already negative. Up to the two-weeks late period, all PT are negat...  Read Full »

Dr. Natalie Chaitan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to An initially positive pregnancy test that later becomes negative can happen with very early miscarriages. Such miscarriages can occur with little or no initial blood loss. These are termed chemical pregnancies, as they are lost before they attach to the womb and befo...  Read Full »

What is the possibility of pregnancy if we had sex during periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with my partner during her menstrual cycle, and she abruptly stopped bleeding a few hours after intercourse. Though I did not use a condom and did not ejaculate inside, to be on the safer side, I convinced her to take an I-pill after 48 hours of intercourse. What is intriguin...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Although sex during menstruation is not advisable due to hygienic purposes, it is considered a safe period during which pregnancy cannot happen. My advice would be to check using a pregnancy test and practice safe sex (you can use condoms)...  Read Full »

Can I be pregnant even though my hCG levels are in the normal range?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my period at the beginning of the last month. I took a pregnancy test in the mid of the last month, which was very faint but was positive. So I repeated the test three more times in the next three consecutive days using different brands of pregnancy test kits. The results were th...  Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Usually, nonpregnant results are considered less than 25 IU/L, so the normal levels can fluctuate around any value less than 5. Therefore, even though the value now is higher than your last valued measurement, it does not mean you were...  Read Full »

What does the TORCH test result describe about my pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38-year-old female, and I do not have any symptoms. I am 29 weeks pregnant. I would like to know about my TORCH test résult.  Read Full »

Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), I can see that only IgG (immunoglobulin G) antibodies are positive and IgM (immunoglobulin M) antibodies are negative. This signifies past torch infection, but no infection is present ...  Read Full »

Does my hCG value of 54.50 mIU/mL indicate pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old female. My LMP was on the 8th of last month. I missed my period this month. I have done a home pregnancy test on the 10th of this month, and I have seen a faint line which was confusing. So, I took a beta hCG blood test and got the result as 54.50 mlU/mL. Could you ple...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your question and understood your concern. I have reviewed the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The pregnancy is definitely there. However, I will suggest you get a repeat beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) test after 48 ...  Read Full »

What do my NT scan and double marker reports say?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31 year old female. I am 12 weeks pregnant. I have received my NT scan and double marker reports. Below are the details: NT 0.70 mm, trisomy 21 and NT 1:675, trisomy 13/18.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How are you doing? Let me start by saying that you and your baby are absolutely fine. First of all, 31 years is not at all a risk factor. Only after 35 years, the risk of these genetic problems increases a lot, much more after 40 years. These factors are calculated usi...  Read Full »

Is it possible to get pregnant after having sex without my partner ejaculating inside?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old female who had sex and took an emergency pill without my partner ejaculating inside. After two days, I had bleeding with clots, and I was confused if it was implantation bleeding or withdrawal bleeding due to the pill. When will I get my periods? Should I do a pregnancy...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Menstrual irregularities, in your case, could be due to hormonal imbalance caused by the pill. As you took the pill on time, there is almost no chance of pregnancy in your case. So wait and watch for your menses....  Read Full »

My pregnancy test was negative because I did not get my period last month as expected. So how to know if I am pregnant or not?

Query: Hi doctor, My expected period was at the end of last month, but till now, I have had no periods. I did a pregnancy test, and it was negative. How to know whether I am pregnant or not? Kindly suggest me a solution.  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for contacting us. The cause of the delayed period may be due to stress, anemia, or thyroid dysfunction apart from pregnancy. I suggest you to get a complete blood count and a thyroid profile done. Also, get an ultrasound of your lower abdomen done and kindly ge...  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

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 t...  Read Full »

My pregnancy test came out negative thrice. Is there any chance for me to be pregnant even after that?

Query: Hi doctor, My last period was on the previous week of last month, and it ended three days later. I had unsafe sex two weeks later. Now my period is two days late. I use ovulation kits daily during each cycle. On the day of intercourse, I took three tests, and all were negative. I tested three days ...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you.To get pregnant, the sperm must be released inside the vagina of the female. These sperms then need to fertilize an egg which may or may not be available depending on the ovulation pattern of the female. Further,...  Read Full »

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