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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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 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 »

Why did I not get my periods after intercourse?

Query: Dear doctor, I had intercourse with my husband last month, after my regular periods. My last period date was 9th August and it is two months now. Till now, I did not get my periods. Suggest me what should I do.  Read Full »

Dr. Gowrimeena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The first step is to check for pregnancy. If the pregnancy test is negative then, we can give you tablets to induce periods. Also, we need to check your thyroid and prolactin hormone levels andscan abdomen to find out the reason for delayed periods. In case the pregna...  Read Full »

May I know the chances of getting pregnant after taking ipill?

Query: Hello, I had sex and took i-pill. My periods started around 12 days later and lasted for 4 days. I got my periods next month around the same date, which lasted for just one day. So, I took a urine pregnancy test, which was negative. I got my regular periods on the third month as well and it laste...  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How was your bleeding during the cycles? Was the flow scanty when compared to your previous cycle (I am not talking about the duration of flow here)? Revert with the details to an obstetrician and gynaecologist online -->  Read Full »

After taking ECP, I am bleeding. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my periods on the 15th of last month, and I had sex on 25th. I took emergency contraceptive pills on the 26th. I am bleeding today. Am I pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to No, you are not pregnant. You had your emergency contraceptive pills on the 26th, so this bleeding must be withdrawal bleeding due to that drug. But if bleeding does not settle, get one ultrasound scan done and rest assured.  Read Full »

After having protected sex, I bled very less during my period. Can I be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20 year old girl. Last month on 22nd, I had protected sex. And on 28th, I got two or three drops of bleeding, and it was my date of periods. After that, I did not get any periods. Am I pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Gowrimeena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From what you have said, it looks like you are not ready for a pregnancy. As the bleeding on 28th was not like a normal period, pregnancy chance is very much possible. It may just be a delayed period, due to the stress and tension you are having. But we need to check. P...  Read Full »

I am having a doubt regarding pregnancy

Query: Hi doctor, I have a doubt regarding pregnancy. I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend a few days back. As per my knowledge, there was no ejaculation of sperm and to be on the safer side, she took an I-pill six hours prior to sex. But, she has not got the period for this month yet. Is this due to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can wait for another two days for the menses to come. Many times a fluctuation of two to three days is seen even in the normal cycle. In case they are further delayed, then get a urine pregnancy test at home. If it is positive, then consult a gynecologist immediate...  Read Full »

Can I be pregnant because of my missed periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a female aged 31 years. I measure 152 cm in height and weigh 47 kg. I have my missed periods. I have heavy leg cramps and a heavy belly. My urine test for pregnancy is negative. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can fully understand your concern and will surely help you. If you are sexually active, then there is a likelihood of pregnancy. I request you to tell me when your last menstrual period was and when you did the pregnancy test. We could do a blood hCG (human cho...  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 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 »

Will I get pregnant if I take an unwanted 72 pill before sex and the condom broke during sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex on the 12th day of my menstrual cycle, but I took Unwanted 72. And we had sex again, but the condom broke. Will I get pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is recommended to take Unwanted 72 only after sex. This is a post-coital pill, so you can understand that there is a minimal chance of getting pregnant if you have unprotected sex after taking emergency contraceptive pills. Now, you might ask me how do you know whet...  Read Full »

Why does the pregnancy test show positive results after eight days of taking abortion pills?

Query: Hello doctor,I took abortion pills to terminate my pregnancy at four weeks of pregnancy. I took three pills out of five. And I started bleeding. It has been eight days, and I am still bleeding. I did my pregnancy test two days ago, and the pregnancy card shows that I am still pregnant.What is the is...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can understand your concern.A pregnancy test can remain positive for up to 14 days even after a complete abortion. Hence pregnancy test is not a clear indicator to show if the abortion is complete. The bleeding after the abortion pill will be heavy for 48 to 72 hours a...  Read Full »

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