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amy_ralph
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Would a home pregnancy test be accurate after one week of an extremely light period. Not using first morning urine... on birth control pill for 2 monthes
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Try taking the test 2 weeks after the incident--HPTs test for a chemical that is produced after pregnancy. If you take the test too early, there's such a minute amount of the chemical that the test can't detect it. Also, if you've been taking the pill consistently and correctly for the last two months, your risk is very low.
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I tested after I thought what could be a missed period..... a very light brown colour lasting only one day.... I tested that DAY and one week after that day... the light period came the day the normal period would come.... it showed negative... would that be accurate
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if you tested on the first day your period seemed strange and a week later and both were negative, i'd recommend one more test again a week after, just as an additional check.

also, don't forget that this extremely light period could be a side effect of your pill, too.

while the birth control pill usually lessens the amount of bleeding a woman experiences, there should still be some kind of bleeding during the pill free/placebo week, and the fact you didn't experience that, might show that your current pill's forumlation just isn't right for you.

so give the health care provider who prescribed you the pill a call and see what (s)he has to say.

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Why do they say that a pregnancy test is accurate the day of a missed period? that was the day that a normal period owuld have arrived....
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Pregnancy tests work this way:

They measure the presence of a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in urine. HCG is produced in the placenta shortly after the embryo attaches to the uterine lining. It builds up rapidly in the body in the days after the implantation of a fertilised ovum.
Usually hCG can be detected by a home pregnancy test about 10 to 14 days after ovulation occurs.

Pregnancy tests come in different levels of sensitivity, so some can detect pregnancy earlier than other. However, they should all work equally well by the first day of a missed period, i.e. the day your period should have started.

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SO IN OTHER WORDS.... if I was pregnant it would show up the day my normal period would have come... and it also would be confirmed when I took a second one a week after the day of my expected period. am i right? ALSO.... the light period that I experienced is most likey the pill working in my system.... right?( have been on for 2 monthes) thanks... by the way... I am NOT having sex for a LONNNG time or until I'm married... this is way too much stress.
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hi amy,

because bodies are all different and pregnancy tests differ, too, we always recommend to re-test a week after a negative test result, just to make sure that a pregnancy wasn't missed because the test wasn't sensitive enough, for example.

you've taken two pregnancy tests already, at times that should have given you definite results. as mentioned before, because you still worry so much, it can not harm to take a third test and to call your doc about the changes regarding your bleeding, which could indeed be to blame, as mentioned before, on your starting the pill and the pill formulation maybe not being right for you.

as to "not having sex again/until you're married": i think it's important to realise what's best for oneself. a look at Ready or Not? –The Readiness Checklist can help with evaluating that.
if you find that right now, you just cannot deal with the risk of a possible pregnancy (which is always there when one is sexually active, no birth control method is foolproof), delaying further sexual activity for a while, might be best for you for the moment. - in my opinion, it just doesn't make sense to do something that leaves you worried out of your mind, does it?
however, if you decide in a few weeks or months that you do want to start being sexually active again, consider adding condoms to your birth control arsenal. - they are the only method of birth control that offers STD protection, too, and is both a great sole and back up method.

and thanks for the thank you, always happy to help.

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So, If you were me.... would you be worried and take another test... (more $) or wait until my next period should come?

thanks


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for peace of mind, i would take a third pregnancy test. what's $10 (or whatever) compared to more weeks of worrying?

i'd also definitely call my doctor to tell her/him about the very light bleeding and discuss whether (s)he thinks my current pill was right for me.

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Hey 'sexpert' just updating you... I took a pregnancy test as soon as i woke up this morning... it said negative.. I'm beleiving this one I htink cause I've taken 3 tests all over a week apart and all said negative!
Thanks for helping me put my mind to ease.

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Thanks you for taking the time to update & saying thanks. - It's always muchly appreciated.

- And don't forget to call your doc to check whether your pill formulation is right, yes?

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i will do that... but I'm hoping to stay on this pill since it's great for clear skin... I was on it a year before my month break ( i won't go into why cause its a long story) and it seemed to adjust well with my body.. so hopefully these symptoms will subside for this month!

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usually, most side effects of the pill diminish after about three cycles on it, so wait and see and ask your doc.
thankfully, there are several pills out there that can help with acne, so don't worry, even if this one might not be right (and that it has worked before unfortunately doesn't guarantee it will again, our bodies change, after all), there's probably another pill that will be.

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Anyways.... after all of this... no sex for a long time.. or at least until I'm done college......I mean this kinda thing really interupts studying...... If I do end up having sex i will use your advice and alway suse a condom for fool proof control!
Lets just home these tests I took are are accurate....Don't want any babies popping out unexpectedly!


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