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Accuracy of blood test for pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions

Doctor :   Hi
User :   how accurate is a pregnancy blood test?
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
Doctor :  
it is accurate to an extent of 99% when done at appropriate time
User :   i was suppose to get my period sept 27 and till this day i havent gotten it.. i feel bloated and i took a blood test and it said negative?
User :   i took it 2 days ago.
Doctor :  
User :   ?
Doctor :   proceed with your query
User :   what does that mean?
Doctor :   as the blood test is negative for pregnancy. its unlikely you are pregnant
User :   why do i feel bloated?
Doctor :   bloating is a sign of gastric abnormality and the reasons varies from simple indigestion to sever depression to hormone imblance
Doctor :  
most of the time it is non specific
Doctor :  
and gets relieved by itself over a period of time

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