Patient Comments: Pregnancy Tests - Timing

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How long after your missed period did you take a pregnancy test, and was it accurate? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: jesss21, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: February 24

I’ve been taking home tests once a week for 3 weeks since I missed my period, and I have all the symptoms but the test is negative.

Comment from: Eva, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

I have tested in four days after missing my period and it was negative. I am worried it might be wrong.

Comment from: shilpa, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: November 11

First pregnancy of mine was aborted because baby didn’t have heart beat. After three months I became pregnant. But in 26 weeks I was delivered of my baby. Baby lived for ten days. Now we waited for next pregnancy for 11 months. I had my periods from September 23. Now I have missed periods for a month and a half, but my pregnancy test shows negative. Except vomiting all symptoms are there. I have done urine and blood tests but it shows negative.

Comment from: emelly, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 21

l ended my periods 5th and l had sex on the 6th. Now I am not feeling well. I also drunk wine. l used a hope pregnancy test (hCG test) and it gave negative result. Wondering if I could be pregnant.

Comment from: pregnancy test, 3-6 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 09

In the early weeks after implantation takes place, the hCG hormone doubles in every 48 to 72 hours. A non-pregnant woman will have an hCG level of 5 mIU/ml, however after conceiving hCG level rises to 50 mIU/ml. This is a good increase in level and the hormone is secreted in her blood. When you do a home pregnancy test this is what detects the pregnancy.

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