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#1 May 8, 2013
If your doctor can't get you in right away, is there somewhere you can go to get a blood pregnancy test?
me

Hopkinsville, KY

#2 May 8, 2013
Help wrote:
If your doctor can't get you in right away, is there somewhere you can go to get a blood pregnancy test?
Try the health department
abbie

Princeton, KY

#3 May 8, 2013
My doctor only did blood tests to verify the hcg level was rising. If you have a positive urine test you are pregnant.
gotchu

Tucker, GA

#4 May 9, 2013
abbie wrote:
My doctor only did blood tests to verify the hcg level was rising. If you have a positive urine test you are pregnant.
Not always true.
abbie

Princeton, KY

#5 May 9, 2013
gotchu wrote:
<quoted text>Not always true.
Yes. Its always true. You may miscarry before you get a blood test but if the urine test is positive you have hcg in your system. The only exception would be if you have bad tests that have evaporation lines from the strip getting wet and in that case the line is usually gray. I have a ton of experience with this because I had lots of fertility issues and spent 14 years trying to get pregnant and have seen countless doctors. False positives are from user errors and faulty tests and its as simple as using another test.
Chiquita

Tucker, GA

#6 May 9, 2013
abbie wrote:
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Yes. Its always true. You may miscarry before you get a blood test but if the urine test is positive you have hcg in your system. The only exception would be if you have bad tests that have evaporation lines from the strip getting wet and in that case the line is usually gray. I have a ton of experience with this because I had lots of fertility issues and spent 14 years trying to get pregnant and have seen countless doctors. False positives are from user errors and faulty tests and its as simple as using another test.
absolutely not true. Your hormone levels can most definitely cause a false positive. I got a false positive at the hospital. It does happen. Not very often, but it does.
abbie

Princeton, KY

#7 May 9, 2013
Chiquita wrote:
<quoted text>absolutely not true. Your hormone levels can most definitely cause a false positive. I got a false positive at the hospital. It does happen. Not very often, but it does.
You only produce hcg when pregnant.
Chiquita

Tucker, GA

#8 May 9, 2013
abbie wrote:
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You only produce hcg when pregnant.
hcg is always present. Its just normally below .05. Anything over that usually indicates pregnancy, but it can also be elevated by ovarian cysts and certain types of ovarian tumors, or in men elevated hcg is usually an indicator of testicular cancer.
Let me google that for ya

Owensboro, KY

#9 May 9, 2013
abbie

Princeton, KY

#10 May 9, 2013
Chiquita wrote:
<quoted text>hcg is always present. Its just normally below .05. Anything over that usually indicates pregnancy, but it can also be elevated by ovarian cysts and certain types of ovarian tumors, or in men elevated hcg is usually an indicator of testicular cancer.
Anything under 5 is deemed nonviable/negative. It is not normal

If you are not pregnant, there should be no HCG in the blood. Certain tumors of the ovary, lung, stomach and liver can secrete HCG.
Chiquita

Tucker, GA

#11 May 10, 2013
abbie wrote:
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Anything under 5 is deemed nonviable/negative. It is not normal
If you are not pregnant, there should be no HCG in the blood. Certain tumors of the ovary, lung, stomach and liver can secrete HCG.
http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/Aler...

can't make it clicky, but copy and paste that into your browser. I'm not going to keep arguing about it, so go argue with the FDA if you want. I just wanted to point out that false positives can and do happen.
abbie

Princeton, KY

#12 May 10, 2013
Chiquita wrote:
<quoted text> http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/Aler...

can't make it clicky, but copy and paste that into your browser. I'm not going to keep arguing about it, so go argue with the FDA if you want. I just wanted to point out that false positives can and do happen.
Nothing I said disagrees with what that says. "False positives" are not true positives and they are usually caused by faulty tests and user errors.
false positives

United States

#13 May 10, 2013
Certain types of tumors and cancers can cause a false positive google false positive though rare it happens
question

Noblesville, IN

#14 May 10, 2013
So I'm confused. Does hcg levels decrease completely to 0 and then a miscarriage occurs or can you have a miscarriage as hcg is decreasing? I haven't taken the blood test but have a strong positive on numerous pregnancy tests. When I was 6 wks doctor looked at ultrasound n saw sac but no development of a baby said to come back in two weeks that it could be pending miscarriage or too early to see. I am confused. Never had pregnancy symptoms except missed period and no cramping or bleeding. Just strong cramping in beginning when my period was due. Dont even feel like I'm pregnant. Has anyone experience this before? This is my first pregnancy so I'm new to this
MSNMBA

Owensboro, KY

#15 May 10, 2013
question wrote:
So I'm confused. Does hcg levels decrease completely to 0 and then a miscarriage occurs or can you have a miscarriage as hcg is decreasing? I haven't taken the blood test but have a strong positive on numerous pregnancy tests. When I was 6 wks doctor looked at ultrasound n saw sac but no development of a baby said to come back in two weeks that it could be pending miscarriage or too early to see. I am confused. Never had pregnancy symptoms except missed period and no cramping or bleeding. Just strong cramping in beginning when my period was due. Dont even feel like I'm pregnant. Has anyone experience this before? This is my first pregnancy so I'm new to this
Your physician should obtain the initial qualitative (yes or no) pregnancy test then your physician should obtain a quantitative (numeric) HCG count. That second test is a baseline of your number and is fairly useless as anything but. There is some science to support using your HCG level along with your last menstrual cycle to determine how far along you are, but it's not very exact and fairly unreliable. From that point forward, your quantitative HCG should increase throughout your pregnancy. If the number does not increase fast enough or trends downward, most likely a spontaneous abortion has occurred. I was taught in nursing school that a pregnancy is not "confirmed" without ultrasound. No matter how many positive pregnancy tests are done, there technical definition of confirmation cannot be met without the ultrasound. That, however, was years ago and could have changed a bit; but I still practice as an emergency nurse and still see people on a daily basis wanting a pregnancy test and an ultrasound so they can go get their welfare raise.
abbie

Princeton, KY

#16 May 10, 2013
question wrote:
So I'm confused. Does hcg levels decrease completely to 0 and then a miscarriage occurs or can you have a miscarriage as hcg is decreasing? I haven't taken the blood test but have a strong positive on numerous pregnancy tests. When I was 6 wks doctor looked at ultrasound n saw sac but no development of a baby said to come back in two weeks that it could be pending miscarriage or too early to see. I am confused. Never had pregnancy symptoms except missed period and no cramping or bleeding. Just strong cramping in beginning when my period was due. Dont even feel like I'm pregnant. Has anyone experience this before? This is my first pregnancy so I'm new to this
Your doctor is right, it could be too early to see anything but a sac. I am 9 months now and I had basically no symptoms in the first trimester and only mild for most of the 2nd. I never felt pregnant until the kicking started. I had my first ultrasound around 5 weeks and was only the sac. We knew exactly how far along I was because we used fertility drugs and a trigger shot for ovulation. I was 6 weeks 5 days when we saw the fetal pole and a heartbeat of 112. Theres really nothing you can do but wait. My first hcg was like 12 and then the next was 24 and then like 70. I peed on sticks for 2 weeks and watched my positive line get darker and darker just to make myself feel better about it being real LOL
Kristi

Astoria, OR

#18 Dec 7, 2015
question wrote:
So I'm confused. Does hcg levels decrease completely to 0 and then a miscarriage occurs or can you have a miscarriage as hcg is decreasing? I haven't taken the blood test but have a strong positive on numerous pregnancy tests. When I was 6 wks doctor looked at ultrasound n saw sac but no development of a baby said to come back in two weeks that it could be pending miscarriage or too early to see. I am confused. Never had pregnancy symptoms except missed period and no cramping or bleeding. Just strong cramping in beginning when my period was due. Dont even feel like I'm pregnant. Has anyone experience this before? This is my first pregnancy so I'm new to this
I am having the same problem. I am 10 weeks late. I haven't had a whole lot of symptoms either. I also got the pre period symptoms; but other than that, nothing. I just went in Thursday to take my second blood test and it was a .05 of hcg. I guess that means it is a negative. I have been irregular all my life, since I started at 16; just not this late. Our bodies are always changing though; and there are a few women in this world that have their period every 3 months. Their is even a smaller population that has it every 4 months. Maybe we are one of the lucky ones;) I'll try to keep you posted. It's all in Gods hands, He knows what He's doing&#128521;
mememee

Owensboro, KY

#19 Dec 11, 2015
Kristi wrote:
<quoted text>I am having the same problem. I am 10 weeks late. I haven't had a whole lot of symptoms either. I also got the pre period symptoms; but other than that, nothing. I just went in Thursday to take my second blood test and it was a .05 of hcg. I guess that means it is a negative. I have been irregular all my life, since I started at 16; just not this late. Our bodies are always changing though; and there are a few women in this world that have their period every 3 months. Their is even a smaller population that has it every 4 months. Maybe we are one of the lucky ones;) I'll try to keep you posted. It's all in Gods hands, He knows what He's doing&#128521;
Skipping your period like that is not a good thing. Please get it checked out. The build up of the uterine lining can cause cancer. As a PCOS sufferer, I could go six months without. But it isn't healthy at all.
Confused and Concerned

Owensboro, KY

#20 Dec 18, 2015
Kristi wrote:
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I am having the same problem. I am 10 weeks late. I haven't had a whole lot of symptoms either. I also got the pre period symptoms; but other than that, nothing. I just went in Thursday to take my second blood test and it was a .05 of hcg. I guess that means it is a negative. I have been irregular all my life, since I started at 16; just not this late. Our bodies are always changing though; and there are a few women in this world that have their period every 3 months. Their is even a smaller population that has it every 4 months. Maybe we are one of the lucky ones;) I'll try to keep you posted. It's all in Gods hands, He knows what He's doing&#128521;
Kristi, this reply is long so its continued in a 2nd comment. Im sorry I did not use my real name but its for my daughters sake. She is only 16 and even thougg her father has nothing to do with her, he would kill her if this got back to him, but I have been going through something with her that sounds similar to what you are dealing with. She started her period at a young age, 2 weeks before turning 11 yrs old. She had a normal cycle until she turned 13 but ever since then she only has a period every 3 to 4 months. We never know when to expect it. I know I am going to to catch alot of hell and be critizied for what ai am about to tell you but my daughter has been in a serious relationship with her boyfriend for a few years now and at the end of Oct she sentbme a text message that said "mom I want a baby." Of course at first I thought she was just messing with me. I told her "shut up" she said "mom im so serious" My daughter has always been very good with babies/children and has claimed from the time she was 13-14yrs old that she wants atleast 6 kids. AND YES OF COURSE l wanted to kill her, yes ive told her No no no, yes ive preached & preached to her. I told her youbare not supposed to have sex until marriage, or a child outside of wedlock. Ive told her how hard raising a child is. Shes graduating this year. Shes a straight A student, she has a very bright future ahead of her, lots of full-ride academic college offers , ahead of her bc shes graduating h.s as a jr , got a 30 on the ACT and has only taken it 1 time so far. I told her finish college before ahe thinks about having babies that shes young and has plenty of time to have babies but She just looks at me and tells me nothing I can say or do is going to change her mind and that her having a baby is not agoing to change where she goes in life, shes still gonna go to college & get a degree.......So honestly ive just prayed that like you said its in God's hands and that God would see that this is not the right time for her to get pregnant & that she is way to young.
Confused and Concerned

Owensboro, KY

#21 Dec 18, 2015
Well last week she informed me that she may need to take a test soon because they had unprotected sex 2 times I made her take a home test just bc I wanted to check. Considering the fact I known her & her bf are sexually active & she only has 3-4 periods per yr we really would have no way of ever knowing if she was actually "late" or had missed a period or if she ended up pregnant and even though I do not condone her getting pregnant and I totally disagree with it, if she was pregnant I would want to make sure that she is getting the proper health care for her and the baby.....So she took a first response test one night and there was a VERY VERY VERY faint positive..and i mean very faint. The next afternoon I had her take another one, same result. So I had her take one 1st thing next morning (1st morning urine) and you could definitely see the 2 lines. The positive line was faint but it was there and it appeared immediately. Waited 2 days took another This line appeared on 6 tests. She went in for a blood test on wed. Blood syrum test said No. She cried & cried..yes a 16 1/2 yr old girl cried bc they told her she was not pregnant. I about died. I asked them why 6 home tests had a faint positive & even showed them photos of the tests & they agreed the line was there. So I asked them to do a quantitative blood test. We left the doc wed. and wemt and bought another 1st response out of curiosity to see if it would still come up with a faint positive and it did. The results came back today and she does have hcg in her blood but it was only 0.97. Unless your hcg level is above 5 they tell you your test is negative. But i thought you have 0 hcg if you are not pregnant so im really confused, worried, & stressed out!!! It is very early however. Like I said we cannot go by a period because her last period was sometime in Sept. The day she had the bloodwork done it had only been 14 &15 days since she had unprotected sex. I just cannot understand why 7 1st response hometest have a faint line but bloodwork says no.

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