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 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 Muralidhar

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 a...  Read Full »

How to confirm my pregnancy if the home pregnancy kit is positive but scan is negative?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a blighted ovum followed by D and C a few years ago. We are trying to conceive. When my periods got delayed, I did a home pregnancy test which suggested weakly positive test results. I also did an ultrasound where the report came as delayed periods with a functional follicular cy...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you do a blood pregnancy test (serum beta human chorionic gonadotropin test) to confirm pregnancy, as the urine pregnancy test cannot detect very early pregnancy. If the beta HCG levels come between 5 ...  Read Full »

As the scan was clear, had Medroxyprogesterone to get period. Now, UPT is positive. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old. I went to my PCP for a pregnancy test and it was positive. Had an ultrasound a few days later and the technician said he did not see pregnancy in my uterus so he performed a transvaginal ultrasound to see if I was pregnant in my uterus but I was not. I took a pregna...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How are you doing? You are about 14 weeks gestation, based on your last menstrual period. At this size, the embryo is easily visible. The blood test will also have high hormonal levels. Pregnancy hormone detected by scan and urine is serum beta hCG. If the fetus is heal...  Read Full »

My period has been delayed for more than ten day ten days, but my pregnancy test is negative. What else could be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, My period is delay for more than ten days. I have taken a pregnancy test which was negative. I am not sure why i did not get my period yet. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Any factors can delay or irregular your cycles. Sometimes, the body responds to hormones individually. Stress, strict diet, heavy strenuous exercise, hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, hormonal imbalance, sudden weight loss or gain also affects periods, severe illness,...  Read Full »

I did not have my periods for the past two months despite getting negative pregnancy tests. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 24 years old and did not have my period for the last two months. However, I did take pregnancy tests which were negative. At times, I had cramps, but there were no signs of bleeding or spotting. Also, I had irregular bowel movements and could not lose weight. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Many factors can affect the periods, like sudden weight gain or weight loss, hypo or hyperthyroidism, strenuous exercise, strict diet, hormonal intake, or contraception. Consider all the factors. I would suggest the foll...  Read Full »

I am trying to conceive but have not had period this month. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had not seen my periods since four months. When I went to a doctor, he conducted an ultrasound and found everything was okay with me. However, to restore my menstrual cycle, he suggested tablets of Norethisterone BP 5mg, which I took for 14 days. Less than a week after finishing the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Start taking 0.4 milligrams of folic acid daily. Eat a healthy, nutritious diet with less salt, sugar, and oil. Exercise daily, walking, and yoga to maintain a normal BMI (body mass index). Have sex in the fertil...  Read Full »

I have been taking herbal medicine for menstrual irregularity. Will it affect my pregnancy test result?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a positive pregnancy test result today. I have been taking the herbal medicine Agnucaston (Bionorica) 20 mg daily for the last 27 days to help with menstrual regularity. Can this medicine affect the pregnancy test result? I understand that it cannot, but I wanted to double-check...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It is a kind of herbal medicine. There is no data on using Agnucaston (Bionorica) in pregnant women. You need to stop taking Agnucaston (Bionorica) during pregnancy. There is no data available regarding the adve...  Read Full »

I had continuous bleeding and passage of clot. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, My period came on the first of last month. 22 days later, my breasts were hurting. I was cramping but there was no period. Five days later, I went to the restroom and I wiped and there was light pink blood. The next day still no period or spotting. Two days later, I woke up and blood ...  Read Full »

Dr. Donalyn S. Barcial

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your concern. It is good you have already ruled out pregnancy because, in any type of abnormal bleeding among reproductive age, pregnancy is one of the first condition that should be ruled out. The second most common cause of these types of bleeding is a ho...  Read Full »

I have missed my periods for two consecutive months, even after testing negative for pregnancy. What precautions should I take?

Query: Hello doctor,I took an I-pill within two hours after the intercourse. My pregnancy test is negative, but two cycles have been missed. What precautions should I take? Is it necessary to undergo an ultrasound?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have mentioned Primolut-N (Norethisterone) as your current medication. How long have you been taking this? It is better to check a blood pregnancy test. I suggest you stop taking the tablet. Undergo full treatment for any problem you have. Have a healthy diet. Go...  Read Full »

I usually get my periods on time, which is getting delayed now. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a gynecology-related question. I have all of my cycles tracked, and based on the history; I have never had a delayed period like this. After my missed period, I took a pregnancy test, and I took one today. They were both negative, but I still have not started on my period. The...  Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Did you have unprotected intercourse this month? If yes, then I would recommend getting a blood test called beta-human chorionic gonadotropin to rule out pregnancy indeed. If you did not have unprotected intercourse or if the beta-human chorionic gonadotropin test ...  Read Full »

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