Pregnancy test

India
August 9, 2008 3:14pm CST
I am not having menstrual cycles for the last fifty days. I don't think I had conceived accidentally. Still, I am afraid if I had conceived and so purchased a strip to test my urine for the hormone that rises in pregnancy. I don't have any idea how helpful these strips are in giving accurate results. Still I feel like having a test done myself. I did not consult my OBGN because I shall not be pregnant. Do you think I am taking the right step? What would you have done if you encountered similar situations?
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5 responses
@maximax8 (28570)
• United Kingdom
12 Aug 08
Some pregnancy tests are complicated to use. At my local chemist they sell digital pregnancy tests and high quality pregnancy tests. With one of those you just put the stick into your urine stream for a few seconds. Then lay it on the ground and in just five minutes you will have your result. The digital pregnancy tests clearly say 'pregnant' or 'not pregnant'. The high quality pregnancy tests may have two lines to say pregnant and one line to say not pregnant. The pregnancy tests that are of high quality are sensitive and can detect a pregnancy hormone as soon as the lady has missed a period. This hormone is even more evident when testing for pregnancy later that this, like a few weeks or months later. Good luck.
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• India
18 Aug 08
I had gone through the test and now started and completed my menstrual periods. Thanks for the informations you provided. They are really beneficial and if I feel I need them, I shall be back to this page as I have a dull memory to recall after a long.
@marina321 (4561)
10 Aug 08
I would go ahead and do the home test still as it helps your peace of mind knowing the results either way, then I would consult the OBGN or doctor.
• India
10 Aug 08
I was thinking in a similar way as you had suggested. I appreciate your participation with valued suggestions. Fortunately I am not pregnent as I had my cycle today.
• United States
10 Aug 08
I would say to go ahead and consult your obgn and see what happens even if you think that you might be pregnant. If you think you are then I would take a test.
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• India
10 Aug 08
I appreciate your participation to suggest me at the time of my trouble. I am safe now as I started my menstrual flow but before that I had gone with the strip test. Probably I would have gone for the OBGN if I did not had my periods.
@Essie119 (673)
• Canada
9 Aug 08
Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They will occasionally give a false negative, but not false positives. If it comes back negative and you still have not started your period, I would go see the doctor, especially if you are usually fairly regular in your cycles. At the very least, take your home test to try and put your mind at ease.
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• India
10 Aug 08
Thanks for your valued suggestions. Luckily the test came negative and after I had the test in the morning, I started my cycle from the afternoon onwards. I feel sad as I had spend a little more than a buck to buy the strip, but I am totally relieved of my agony.
@lanlan011 (701)
• United States
9 Aug 08
I think the best thing to do is consult your OBGYN even if you dont think your pregnant.. you might not be but its better to be safe than sorry
• India
10 Aug 08
Thanks for your suggestions and I had performed the strip test for my pregnancy and it came out negative. I am not a victim of unwanted pregnancy and felt relieved a lot. What a horrible time I passed, thank god.