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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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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I am pregnant.I do not want to carry my pregnancy.Can I take abortion pills?

Query: Hi, I was supposed to get my period on the 19th of this month. Generally, my period lasts 25 days, but it did not arrive this month. After taking a urine test using a pregnancy detection kit, I received a positive result. So, I think I am pregnant. I have not taken a scan or contacted a doctor. I do...  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi and welcome to icliniq.com. Since a urine pregnancy test result was positive, you are pregnant. However, it is very important to confirm the same by scan and to locate the pregnancy to make sure it is in the uterus and not outside, which is called an ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancies cannot...  Read Full »

I started to have cramps after sex and also felt bloated. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am trying to have baby. Actually, we started trying just last month. I think we timed it well during and before ovulation. I started feeling to have cramps after having sex. I never feel cramps at the time of ovulation. So, it was unusual. It used to increase when I stand for long. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, it takes more time to have these symptoms. Though you are right that these signs and symptoms are consistent with symptoms of early pregnancy, but it is unlikely to experience them so soon if you were actually pregnant. But do not lose hope, there are always exc...  Read Full »

How effective is an expired condom?

Query: Hi doctor, I had protected sex with my girlfriend. Unfortunately, it was an expired condom. But, we had no problem with the condom. Now, my girlfriend has missed her periods. So, please give me your suggestion.  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the condom did not break, then the chance of pregnancy is low. But, she can do a urine pregnancy test to confirm her current state. For further information consult a sexologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/sexologist  Read Full »

Does spotting for the first time mean pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am on the pill Lo Loestrin, but I have not been consistently taking it. My last period was on the 25th of last month and my average cycle is around 28 days. My husband and I had unprotected sex on 5th and 6th. I noticed some dark brown discharge on my underwear. When I wiped, it was mix...  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The spotting that you are experiencing is probably you have not taken the pill regularly and withdrawal due to that. You had unprotected sex on day 11 and spotting on day 16. I do not think it is implantation bleeding. However, if you are keen to know whether you ...  Read Full »

Why do I have early light periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex continuously from 7th to 16th of this month with my husband. I am expecting my period on the 26th. I keep tracking my period, so I know when will be my next period. But today, on 21st I had my period. But, it is very light. Usually, I get my period with some symptoms like heada...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini Nanasaheb Talpe

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, this type of bleeding pattern could be due to either implantation bleeding or hormonal imbalance. Implantation bleeding is seen in early pregnancy. As you are due for period on 26th and had intercourse in the fertile period, there is a high possib...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi, My periods got over 10 days back, but i started getting very itchy vagina and very thick white discharge from next day onwards. After 4 days, I started bleeding again but it was like spotting. After someone suggested, i did pregnancy test and it came out positive with very light second line on ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vidyaprem

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: dear, welcome to iclinq. com saw ur queries. The vaginal itching after cycles voild most probably be candidal infection. if it continues you need to take antifungals. Was there a delay in this cycle ( from your usual) ? weakly positive test, followed by a negative is unlikely to be pregnancy .. ...  Read Full »

Why did I not get periods on time even after taking I-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend and had an I-pill after 11 hours. I had to get my periods today, but still I have not. Usually, I have a 28 day cycle and today is my 30th day. What shall I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After the I-pill intake periods generally start in the next 7 to 10 days. So, please be patient. For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist  Read Full »

My wife missed her periods even though I did not ejaculate during sex. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex with my wife and I am very sure that I did not ejaculate. But, there were some white watery drops outside her vagina. Now, she did not get her periods this month. We had sex on the 8th and her periods normally start from 15th to 20th of every month. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your history, you seem to be ejaculated inside her. Therefore, it is possible that your wife maybe pregnant. The only way to know for sure is to get a blood test done. It is the serum beta hCG test (human chorionic gonadotropin). This will tell us whether her perio...  Read Full »

Can Duphaston cause missed periods?

Query: I am 30 Years old, Missed period for 8 days now. Since my 24 day of menstrual cycle was starting using duphaston drug once daily and finish the prescribed dose yesterday. And my menstrual cycle is between 26-28 days, this month on the days of my periods I got cramps but nothing come out. Could this ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Icliniq. I would like to know the reason why you had been taking Duphaston? If you have been planning for a pregnancy, then it would be advisable to check your urine pregnancy test once. If negative you can wait upto two week for your Periods to come as you just finished your cour...  Read Full »

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