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Pregnancy test accuracy

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Dr. Meenakshi Titoria Sahu


Practicing since :1999

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Posted on Sat, 26 May 2012 in Pregnancy
Question: 10 week home pregnancy testa accuracy
My question is a 3 part question, first percentage wise how accurate is a home pregnancy test at 10 weeks? Second, if you are not obese and have had a tummy tuck when would you start to show? Third with the conditions listed above, if Ur not showing be 19 weeks is it safe to assume there is no pregnancy?
Answered by Dr. Meenakshi Titoria Sahu 44 minutes later

Thank you for the query.

Answers to your questions are-
1.Home pregnancy test is roughly 95% accurate at 10 weeks if done correctly as mentioned in instructions written over test kit.
2. Baby bump is obvious after 20 weeks, though Obstetrician can palpate uterus in tummy after 12 weeks.
3. For confirmation of pregnancy, give blood sample for beta hcg test/ get an obstetric ultrasound done in consultation with your local doctor.

Hope this answers your query. Please feel free tow write back if you have additional concerns.

Best wishes,
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