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Old 09-08-2003, 07:25 AM   #1
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In everyone's opinion, just how acurate are home pregnancy tests?

Background:

My wife and I have been trying to have a baby for 5 years. We started going to a fertility specialist about 6 months ago. I was fine, but my wife was not making eggs. 2 weeks ago my wife made her first egg and the doctor told us that "This is a perfect weekend to make a good try." So we did.

2 Weeks later (this saturday) (my wifes birthday oddly enough) my wife take an EPT test. It comes up positive. I'm thinking "This is too good to be true!" So I told her to take another one on Sunday and it too comes up positive.

We're making an appointment for a blood test, but I'm hoping that the tests are accurate enough for us to get excited.

What does everyone think? Agree that the tests are right or that we should wait for the blood test results to get excited? Cause darn it, we wanna tell our parents that they are going to have thier first grandchild.

Thanks for your replys!

 
Old 09-08-2003, 07:32 AM   #2
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i'd seriously say that congratulations are in order!!!!!!! you rarely get a false positve on those tests as long as you check your results within the given time frame (i think it's 10 minutes)!!!!!!

she should get to the dr. and get a blood test done just to confirm everything!!!!!!

WOOHOO CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!

 
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Old 09-08-2003, 07:44 AM   #3
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well... the dr's appointment is for wednesday 7:15am... I'm hoping for results that day...

*crosses fingers, toes, legs, etc...*

 
Old 09-08-2003, 10:23 AM   #4
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Hello! I would say to you and your wife Congrats on the baby and I could imagine that this is a dream come true for the two of you. Pregnancy test are 99% accurate so I am sure that the blood test will tell you the same result as the home pg test did. I think that it is great that you and your wife have concived and I am sure you both are more than deserving of this child . Good Luck and Happy nine months to you both.

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Hello! I would say to you and your wife Congrats on the baby and I could imagine that this is a dream come true for the two of you. Pregnancy test are 99% accurate so I am sure that the blood test will tell you the same result as the home pg test did. I think that it is great that you and your wife have concived and I am sure you both are more than deserving of this child . Good Luck and Happy nine months to you both.

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Old 09-08-2003, 11:18 AM   #6
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Home pregnancy tests are very accurate these days. However, if your wife was taking injections to help her produce an egg, some medications can result in a false positive. These medications have the hCG in them. I believe that the names of the meds are Profasi, Pregnyl and Novarel. I am not sure if there are others. It is reccomended to wait at least 2 weeks to test after an injection. Also, assuming she is pregnant, she may be starting to feel early symptoms such as sore breasts, nausea, fatigue to name a few. I had one false positive, reason unknown. I got a VERY faint positive result at 6 minutes into the test. It was within the "don't read it after 10 minutes" limit but after the "read after 3 minutes" instruction. Now I've taken many pregnancy tests and can tell you that under normal circumstances if the result is negative you can't even hold it up to the light and see where the line is supposed to be! Ha! Even a faint line IS positive. 2 Tests are really positive! I hope that you get the out come you want. If you don't have it yet, go get the book, What to expect when your'e expecting. It walks you through it.
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Old 09-08-2003, 11:53 AM   #7
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We are both VERY excited about this new development in our lives. We've been waiting 5 long years for this, so to find out on her birthday? That was just the icing on the cake.

My wife has been taking Chlomid (I have no clue how to spell it... but it's not injections, it's pills.) I've done a bit of research into the types of drugs that can affect the outcome and I didn't find it on any lists. So, I'm hoping the results are correct. 2 positives can't be wrong? I mean really... what are the odds of them both coming up positive and them being wrong.

Well, we'll see what the doctor says Wednesday... but the nurse asked her "Did you take more than 1 test? If so, and they both say positive, congratulations!" So, now I'm on the long (36 weeks seems like forever to me now) road to becoming a father... http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/dance.gif

 
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We are both VERY excited about this new development in our lives. We've been waiting 5 long years for this, so to find out on her birthday? That was just the icing on the cake.

My wife has been taking Chlomid (I have no clue how to spell it... but it's not injections, it's pills.) I've done a bit of research into the types of drugs that can affect the outcome and I didn't find it on any lists. So, I'm hoping the results are correct. 2 positives can't be wrong? I mean really... what are the odds of them both coming up positive and them being wrong.

Well, we'll see what the doctor says Wednesday... but the nurse asked her "Did you take more than 1 test? If so, and they both say positive, congratulations!" So, now I'm on the long (36 weeks seems like forever to me now) road to becoming a father... http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/dance.gif

 
Old 09-10-2003, 02:58 PM   #9
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Wonderful news for you! Now you can just wonder whether it's more than one http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/bang.gif Enjoy every minute and be sensitive to her mood swings because she will have them. Foot rubs can help that too! Ha!
ENJOY!

 
Old 05-02-2005, 07:50 PM   #10
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Re: Pregnancy Tests

Does anyone know exactly how accurate a blood pregnancy test is? Just curious!

 
Old 05-02-2005, 10:43 PM   #11
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A blood pregnacy test is almost always right. I believe that menopause can show a very very low level of the hormone, and I think that cancer in the uterus can, but those would be so low that they probably wouldn't tell you you were pregnant, and it is really really really rare too. You would probably have a better chance of getting hit by lightning while scratching off the winning powerball ticket!

 
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