Pregnancy tests showing different results

Patient

Q: Could I be pregnant? The Home test was positive the doctors blood test was negative but I am feeling a bunch of strange movements and my first child did not show up on any tests till I was almost 8 months pregnant

Doctor

A:   Since your tests are showing mixed results, I would advise that you wait for 2 weeks before doing another pregnancy test. Sometimes the pregnancy hormones do not reach a sufficient level to be detected in the tests. You can ask your doctor for a quantitative hCG test to confirm pregnancy. I hope this helps, take care.

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