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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 wife missed period. When is the correct day to have pregnancy test?

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

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 »

Can two emergency contraceptive pills be taken within the same month?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. My last period was a month back. I had sex two days later at night. I used the condom properly, no tear or any break, but there was some liquid on him and so took the emergency pill Levonelle next morning. Then five days later, I had some bleeding which I am not sure...  Read Full »

Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to No, it is not known that emergency pills are how much effective when taken more than once in the same cycle. You should be careful before taking it. Your periods can be disturbed due to it. Bleeding may be due to it. Wait for your period and if it is delayed then do uri...  Read Full »

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 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 th...  Read Full »

UPT shows pregnancy but transvaginal scan reads negative. What is the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, This is my 6 weeks and 4-day pregnancy. My pregnancy is seen on UPT but not on ultrasound. My beta hCG level reads 9672.7 mIU/mL. I have done a transvaginal ultrasound and it reads negative pregnancy. I am panicking now. What can I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Something is missing or not investigated or reported properly. Are you having some pain, bleeding, etc.? If beta hCG is 9672.7 mIU/mL and seven weeks scan has no pregnancy-related findings, then it is indicated that there is something missing in the scan or in beta hCG....  Read Full »

Does delayed period and white line in pregnancy test mean pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am five days delayed now and feel light to moderate cramping for almost one week and sometimes nausea. I took the pregnancy test, the cheapest one and the result is weird because instead of a pink or red line, it shows a white line. And also I have a UTI. Is it possible that I am pr...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are right. Urine pregnancy test and transvaginal scan are unable to detect very early pregnancy. So, for that, we can use a blood pregnancy test (serum beta hCG). It is clearly detecting pregnancy status. For urine infection, you can have a urinalysis and urine cult...  Read Full »

My periods are delayed despite a negative test. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My boyfriend works in navy. We just started dating and have mostly had long distance relationship because of our situation. I have never taken birth control and or ECP. I have always had an average 28-day cycle. However, between last two to three months, I took five emergency contracep...  Read Full »

Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You already messed up your cycle, and you do not have any choice left now. You have to wait for your period. You will also have to do a repeat urine pregnancy test after every four to five days till you get your periods. The other option that you have is to take some bir...  Read Full »

I had intercourse on 4th day of the last cycle. Is it safe?

Query: Hello doctor, I had intercourse on the fourth day of my last cycle (I have a 5-day cycle). It is 10 days past the period's due date. Could I be pregnant? I had done two pregnancy tests, and both were negative. Are there any chances that I may still be pregnant? If yes, why were both tests negative? ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you had sex on day 4 of your cycle, you were in your safe period, and pregnancy is unlikely. Also, as the second urine pregnancy test is done after eight days of missed periods is conclusively negative, it rules out pregnancy completely. The delay in this present ...  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 whe...  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 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 using an age correl...  Read Full »

I have taken NT scan and dual marker test. Can it show any risk in pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 35 years and in my 13th week of pregnancy. This is my first pregnancy and acheived through ICSI. I had my NT scan and dual marker test was done a week back. The results for the same are NT: 1.10 mm, CRL: 68.2 mm, PAPP-A: 0.18 MOM/0.66 mIU/ml, free beta-hCG: 46.5 ng/ml. I have been...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your previous obstetric, gynecology, medical, and drug history matters. Have you been on folic acid daily? If you had any medical issue, was it treated and checked properly? Your nuchal translucency is normal. PAPPA (pregnancy associated plasma protein) more than 0.5 MO...  Read Full »

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