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Pregnancy Test

All pregnancy tests are based on detecting a hormone in urine or blood which is present when a woman is pregnant.  The hormone, sometimes called the pregnancy hormone, is the human chorionic gonadotropin or hCG.  The amount of hCG which may be detected by a pregnancy test grows with each additional day of pregnancy.  Two ways to test for hCG is either by a home pregnancy test which tests the urine for hCG or by blood test.  The blood tests can pick up hCG earlier in pregnancy then urine tests.  However, in recent years more accurate and sensitive urine tests have come out for home pregnancy testing.  Women’s Health Network can test you for pregnancy during your visit.

Negative Pregnancy Test
If you have missed a period and tried a pregnancy home test and the test is negative, there may still be a chance that you are pregnant – so make an appointment to see our OBGYN doctors for a consultation. A home pregnancy test may show a false negative if used too early in the pregnancy. So if you keep getting a negative home pregnancy result and you think you are pregnant – call us right away for an appointment at 215-322-3022.

Positive Pregnancy Test
If your home pregnancy test shows you a positive pregnancy result you should call us right away to schedule an appointment. We will re-confirm the results in our office and may perform additional exams like a pelvic exam to make sure that you are pregnant. We may also send you for a blood test to further confirm the pregnancy. Seeing a doctor in early stages of the pregnancy will help you and your baby stay healthy during the months of pregnancy.

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