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There are many different ways to find out the answer to the question "Am I pregnant?". Doing a urine pregnancy test could be expensive. And you need to see a doctor for a blood pregnancy test. So finding out if you could be pregnant with having typical early pregnancy symptoms is a simple way to get an answer. This online pregnancy test will evaluate your pregnancy symptoms and answer the big question, "Am I pregnant?" in under 5 minutes. Answer our quewstions in less than 5 minutes and the online pregnancy test will reveal whether you could be pregnant or not. Take the quiz now!
What are pregnancy tests?
Early pregnancy symptoms can be considered a general screening test to find out if you are pregnant or not. At home urine and blood pegnancy tests check for the presence of the pregnancy hormone hcg human chorionic gonadotropin. If it's present, and if the pregnancy test is positive, then there is a high chance that you are pregnant. It's rare to have a false positive pregnancy test, a pregnancy test that's positive but you are not pregnant. It's much more frequent to have a false negative pregnancy test, a negative pregnancy test when you are pregnant. There are several pregnancy tests including the urine and the blood pregnancy test. These two tests check for the presence of the pregnancy hormone hCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin in the urine or the blood. A positive blood or urine pregnancy test means that you are pregnant.
This hCG hormone is produced by the placenta and usually shows up first in the blood within 2-3 days after implantation and several days later in the urine.
What are early pregnancy symptoms?
The increase in the pregnancy hormone triggers most of your pregnancy symptoms which can occasionally signal that you might be pregnant. Symptoms include implantation cramping and spotting, nausea, vomiting, and breast tenderness.
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What do different pregnancy test brands do?
Several brands of home pregnancy tests claim to test for pregnancy before the missed period. These tests are more sensitive to hCG. These home pregnancy test is available for as little as $1.00. These tests reveal whether hCG, human chorionic gonadotropin, is present in the urine. The tests are normally performed at home after the date when the menstrual cycle is supposed to start. Depending on the brand of home pregnancy test chosen, the woman could test as early as the first day of her missed period. The most sensitive home pregnancy tests are able to read even the smallest amount of hCG in the urine.
How long to wait to do a pregnancy test?
While these home pregnancy tests can test positive for pregnancy as early as ten days after conception, obstetricians still suggest the woman wait until the first day of her missed period. This is the time when the hCG levels will be high enough to test on every home pregnancy test.
The home pregnancy test and the urine test performed in an obstetrician's office are one in the same. The test results are valid only for a few hours after the positive result on the home test and while that test is, more than likely, accurate, the obstetrician will need to see the positive test result in order to start a plan of care.
How accurate are urine pregnancy tests?
Whether taken at home or in the office, the urine pregnancy test is easy to take and more than 97% accurate. In rare cases, a positive urine pregnancy test can be "false positive", which is a positive pregnancy test when you are not pregnant. A false positive pregnancy test can also be a "phantom hCG" which is a a false positive blood test with a low positive blood pregnancy test, but the urine test is negative, and there is no pregnancy. A "false negative" pregnancy test is a pregnancy test that's negative but you are pregnant. That usually happens if you test too early.
The majority of the problems reported about urine pregnancy tests are related to the improper use of the test or the test being performed inaccurately. For example, if you read the stick beyond the recommended time (usually well after 2-3 minutes) then you could get an "evaporation line" which mimics a positive pregnancy test. The most common problem is too little urine being absorbed by the urine pregnancy test stick.
How accurate are blood pregnancy tests?