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How accurate are home pregnancy tests? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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Doctor:please proceed with your query
User:i had a question about hom pregnancy tests and how accurate are they
Doctor:They are almost 95% specific
User:i had my lastperiod on 7th nov.... for the past 2 weeks have felt a bit giddy and over all disconfort
User:took a test on 8th dec (sun) and it came negative
Doctor:The specificity of these tests is good
Doctor:but the sensitivity is not very good
User:but i am still feeling he ame dscomfort and nausea... and have not got my periods yet
Doctor:The discomfort you are feeling is not sign of pregnancy
User:should i take a test againg before going to a doctor?
Doctor:it could be because you still haven't got your periods
User:but i have been feelin this way for almost last 2 weeks
Doctor:You can wait for two more weeks for the periods to come, if you do not get periods even after 2 weeks, repeat the test
User:thank you
Doctor:It could be anything, a mild infection of the uterus will also cause similar symptoms and even some infection in the bowel will also cause similar symptoms
Doctor:Okay, Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:do you suggest see a doctor nw or few days
Doctor:After a few days would be better
User:thank you for your time
Doctor:Thank you for consulting me
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