Urine Pregnancy Test

A urine pregnancy test detects the human chorionic gonadotropin hormone (hCG) in the urine. This hormone is produced by the cells in the placenta during pregnancy. Home kits to perform urine pregnancy tests are commercially available. It is best to wait for 1 to 2 weeks after missing your periods before taking a home urine pregnancy test.

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Pregnancy tests are negative, but am still having pregnancy symptoms. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old female, who started taking birth control pills eight months back, but I only took it for a week and stopped taking them. In that same week, I had unprotected sex with my fiance, and I had my periods the next day. The next month I got my periods two weeks earlier, and I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I see two problems in your history. Let me tell you the reason and solution. Birth control pills come in a pack of 21 or 21 active plus seven dummy pills, or the single dose of an emergency contraceptive pill. Whichever you take, will suppres...  Read Full »

Pregnancy test had two mildly visible lines, but it is now negative.

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex six weeks ago and my period was late for two weeks. I used the first PT when my period was five days late and it has two lines but it is not that visible. After three days, I tried again and it is already negative. Up to the two-weeks late period, all PT are negat...  Read Full »

Dr. Natalie Chaitan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. An initially positive pregnancy test that later becomes negative can happen with very early miscarriages. Such miscarriages can occur with little or no initial blood loss. These are termed chemical pregnancies, as they are lost before they attach to the womb and befo...  Read Full »

Can I get pregnant if I have unprotected sex after taking the emergency pill during my ovulation time?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex yesterday and he pulled out of me. When we finished, I looked at my period tracker app and noticed that my period should come in four days and that I was ovulating. I took the morning-after pill immediately afterward. Will the pill work? What are the chances of me ge...  Read Full »

Dr. Pratik Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have taken the pill before 72 hours have passed after the act, you are safe.  Please do not worry. You are not pregnant.  Also now, your periods will postpone by up to 10 days for two cycles. Thank you. For more information consult an internal medicine physic...  Read Full »

I had periods two months back, but the pregnancy kit showed a faint positive line. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My last period was two months back, and the cycle usually would be around 33 to 35 days. Today I took a pregnancy test. It shows a faint line and a dark line. What would be the reason for this??  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the details you shared, and I also saw the image of the pregnancy test kit (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). This particular image shared by you is most likely a non-pregnancy indicator. But with the other details shared by ...  Read Full »

My sonography report confirmed that two ovarian follicles have ruptured. What are the chances of pregnancy in this condition?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 36 years old and got an hCG shot of 10,000 IU 15 days ago. I had sexual intercourse for six days after taking the injection. The sonography reports confirmed that two follicles of size 19 and 20 mm have ruptured from both ovaries. My due date was yesterday, and the last menstrual ...  Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. As you have taken the hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) injection, a urine pregnancy test would not be the correct way to check for pregnancy. Instead, I suggest you undergo quantitative hCG titers (blood test) and repeat it after 48 hours. These tests can be don...  Read Full »

I am two days late for my periods, and the urine pregnancy test shows two red lines. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hi, I am two days late for my periods. I had sex with my partner every day from the 15th day of last month until the month's end. I checked on the home pregnancy kit this morning, and it showed two red lines as soon as I kept the urine drop. Can these test kits be true? Because I skipped just two da...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I read your query and understand your concern.As per your description, these symptoms could be due to hormonal imbalance or pregnancy.In your pelvic ultrasound, the endometrial thickness may be more due to early pregnancy.I suggest you-1. You must get your blood beta hCG...  Read Full »

Is the thick bloody, and brownish discharge due to miscarriage or periods in me?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex a while back and took a contraceptive pill on the fourth day. I was worried about getting pregnant and expecting my periods today. I do not have any period cramps that usually come by this time, and the main thing is I have this thick bloody discharge. Initially, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. Can you please tell me if you have taken the urine pregnancy test or not? Thank you.  Read Full »

How to confirm my abortion after taking the Festone kit?

Query: Hello doctor, I took a Festone kit 1+4 after 40 days from LMP. Bleeding started within an hour, but it lasted for just few hours. How to confirm my abortion?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your bleeding has stopped in just few hours, one cannot be sure if the abortion process has completed or not, unless an ultrasound confirmation is made. I hope you took the kit under a gynecologist advice after confirmation of an intrauterine pregnancy or after...  Read Full »

Is it possible for me to get pregnant by having intercourse after the ovulation period?

Query: Hello doctor,My partner and I had sex on the 28th of last month. We used a condom, but I still have some doubts. The expected date of my periods is on the eighth of this month and I had sex two weeks ago. But from the last two days, I have body ache and pain in my belly. Also, I am feeling sleepy d...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you are describing could also be due to the premenstrual syndrome (PMS) which is caused by the influence of the progesterone hormone post-ovulation which can mimic pregnancy to a small extent. Although you had intercourse around the time of your ovula...  Read Full »

Does having sex after 15 days of period get my girlfriend pregnant since she has not received her periods yet?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend had morning after pill and got her period a few days later. Then we had sex after 15 days of her periods and I did not ejaculate inside her but still no period. Would she be pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering that her withdrawal bleed after the morning after pill would have started, so this shall become her fresh menstrual date and if her cycles had been regular and 28-30 days cycle then by the time you had sex she would be in her fertile period or in her ovulati...  Read Full »

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