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Different ways to confirm a pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   hello
User :   i have missed my periods by 9 days now...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when was the last period u had
User :   yesterday i took a test in a hospital
Doctor :   when was it due
Doctor :   ok
User :   on the 5th of april
User :   it was due for the 5th of may
Doctor :   ok
User :   they took my urine and used a home pregnancy test and it was negative.
Doctor :   then u need not worry
Doctor :   velocet
User :   but i took the test at 1.30
Doctor :   urine pregnancy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   unlikely ur pregnant then
User :   i went to the toilet at 12 b4 leaving for the hospital.
Doctor :   stress is also one reason
Doctor :   for missing periods
User :   could the test be wrong?
Doctor :   unlikely ,its reliable and simple
Doctor :   test
Doctor :   since it was done in hospital
Doctor :   u can be sure about the test
User :   but they use only early morning urine sample?
Doctor :   not like
Doctor :   u can any sample any time for urine pregnancy
Doctor :   for urine test
Doctor :   in lab for other biochemical and culture
User :   because i had a friend who had a negative result but the blood test shopwed that she was pregnant
Doctor :   thats why i told its unlikely
Doctor :   u can get repeat test done
Doctor :   if ur doubt
Doctor :   u can buy Velocet strips from pharmacy
Doctor :   and get the test done
User :   wat i'm asking is wat r my chances of being pregnant?
Doctor :   8-9 days delay is fine
Doctor :   it happens these days
Doctor :   did u have unprotected sex any time
Doctor :   recently
User :   yes...i am married and we have been trying for a baby since january.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   r u aware of which days u have to try
Doctor :   to concieve
User :   yes...the third week after periods..
Doctor :   if u have normal 28 day cycle
User :   if not?
Doctor :   the best days to get pregnant is
Doctor :   from 9thday to 18thday
Doctor :   these are the days ur pregnant
Doctor :   sorry
Doctor :   fertile
Doctor :   can become pregnant
Doctor :   14 thday is the best day
User :   ok
Doctor :   did i get
Doctor :   r u able to follow
Doctor :   if any doubt
Doctor :   u can ask me
User :   yes i am..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   try to have coitus
Doctor :   as many times as possible
Doctor :   during these days
Doctor :   u should be able to conceive
User :   how long should i wait before i take another pregnancy test?
Doctor :   wait for few more days
User :   could u be a little more specific?
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   u can get repeat test done
Doctor :   today itself
Doctor :   u can do it urself
Doctor :   u need to gone to hospital
Doctor :   just get a VELOCET strips
Doctor :   from pharmacy
Doctor :   and see
Doctor :   u will have instruction
Doctor :   ok the pack
Doctor :   wish u good luck anyway
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, and say done when done.
User :   i thoutght they would do blood test which is very accurate...i did not know that they were going to use home pregnancy test.
Doctor :   urine pregnancy is very accurate
Doctor :   HCG is found in urine
User :   wat is the probability that the test may have been wrong?
Doctor :   as early as 2 day
User :   but the pack said that u have to hold urine atleast 4 hrs before the test..
Doctor :   ok
User :   there was only 2 hrs gap in the middle of which i drank lots of water as well!!
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Urine tests or home pregnancy tests are approximately 97% accurate when performed according to the instructions. However, if not done correctly or performed too early, the results may be inaccurate
User :   could thid affect the test?
Doctor :   like all test
Doctor :   test not done properly
Doctor :   do u have breast tenderness
User : is it normal to not get periods for so long?
User :   no
Doctor :   ya sometimes
Doctor :   it happend
User :   but last week i had so much of acne.
Doctor :   women miss periods by 5-6 days or even months
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   u can repeat the urine test again
Doctor :   or get a blood test done
Doctor :   There are two types of blood pregnancy tests. A qualitative hCG assay gives a simple positive or negative result, while a quantitative assay measures the amount of hCG in the blood.
Doctor :   blood test are the first one which can say whether ur pregnant or not
Doctor :   so why dont u get a blood test done
Doctor :   if ur in doubt
Doctor :   it is more expensive than a urine test
User :   i also feel a little giddy but in my exitement of wanting to become pregnant,i may be imagining it..
Doctor :   yep likely so
Doctor :   also if ur urine pregnancy is negative
Doctor :   then its likely
Doctor :   you are not pregnant
Doctor :   the test was performed too early in your cycle
User :   ok doctor...maybe i will wait till the weekend and repeat the test if i dont get my periods.
Doctor :   the test was not performed accurately.
Doctor :   yep
Doctor :   If a pregnancy test is performed too soon after ovulation, there may not yet be enough HCG to be detected by the test
Doctor :   Also, if a urine test is not read at the time specified in the instructions, the test result may be invalid.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
Doctor :   all the best for u guys
User :   bye and thanks a lot.
Doctor :   hope to hear good news soon
Doctor :   have a nice day
User :   u too.
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