How Do I Tell If I Am Pregnant?

One of the most important signs is that you haven’t had your menses. If you usually have your period every 28 – 30 days like clockwork, and have recently missed it, the easiest way to tell is to purchase a pregnancy test from a pharmacy. Depending on different products, you may be able to detect pregnancy even 5 days before your expected period.

Many home pregnancy test kits claim to be 99% accurate. However, for the most reliable results, you can wait to take or repeat the test one week after your missed period. These test kits detect pregnancy based on the presence of a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) which is produced after a fertilized egg implants on the wall of your uterus.

If you have a positive result, why not come over to our doctors at Annandale OBGYN to have the pregnancy confirmed and have a scan done?

Author
Dr. Anna Le A Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Anna Le received her Medical Doctor degree in 1998 from George Washington University. Dr. Le completed an OB/GYN residency at Howard University in 2003. Dr. Le is the founder of Annandale OBGYN. She began her practice in 2003. Dr. Le offers comprehensive care for women throughout their lifetime, from pregnancy and childbirth to the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding, menopause, and urinary incontinence. Dr. Le specializes in minimally invasive gynecologic procedures including laparoscopy, endometrial ablation and hysteroscopic Essure procedures. She also practices the full scope of office gynecology including management of abnormal pap smears, adolescent medicine, hormone therapy, birth control, abnormal bleeding , sexual dysfunction, diagnostic ultrasound for obstetric and gynecologic disorders.

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