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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Why were the two lines in my pregnancy test not very clear?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a history of thyroid and PCOS. I am taking Eltroxin 50 mg. My period got delayed by six days. I did a pregnancy test after four days of delayed period and I have two lines that are not shown clearly. Please suggest. Do I need to go to a doctor for a checkup? or Do I need to wait for...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have not mentioned your last menstrual period. If you have a regular 28 days cycle, then a urine pregnancy test shows a positive result as you have a delay in periods. Delayed ovulation occurs commonly in PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and so I suggest you reche...  Read Full »

My period is late by two weeks. What is the cause of it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old female. My period is delayed for two weeks. I had a negative result when I took a pregnancy test. Currently, I have headaches, backaches, cramps in my abdomen, and sometimes, I have cramps on my lower abdomen. My heartbeat is too fast often even when I am not doing a...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Periods can be delayed due to several reasons including stress. Please mention you have any stressful situation in your life. Periods can also be delayed due to occasional hormonal disturbance. If there is a chance for pregnancy, sometimes pregnancy tests can show a pos...  Read Full »

Is pregnancy test accurate after seven days?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend and I had unprotected sex on the last day of her period. She took a Plan B the next day. On the month-end, we had protected sex followed by unprotected sex with potential residual semen. It was brief without ejaculation. She is now seven days late. Yesterday she took a pre...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. For getting pregnant the sperm have to be ejaculated inside the vagina of the female. These sperms then need to fertilize an egg (availability of egg is subject to the ovulation pattern of the female). The fert...  Read Full »

Is Flagystatin vaginal pessary safe during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking Flagystatin pessary for the past ten days. They said it is pregnancy safe. I took a pregnancy test today, and it was positive. Could it be a false positive, or the urine will not be affected by the medication discharge? It is so confusing.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi,Welcome to you for writing, and I understand your concern. Mam, the tablet is actually safe in pregnancy, meaning you can take it even during pregnancy. This drug does not prevent pregnancy. It is not a birth control pill. So, you might have been pregnant already, and that is ur...  Read Full »

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 »

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