Is home pregnancy test reliable in confirming pregnancy?
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Q. Is pregnancy confirmed if a home pregnancy test kit results are positive?

Answered by  
Dr. Richa Agarwal
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Education: MBBS., DGO

Professional Bio: Dr. Richa Agarwal is an Obstetrician and a Gynecologist with 25 years of clinical experience. She completed her MBBS and DGO at the Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya. She treats health issues in women du... 

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This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 20, 2023 and last reviewed on: Oct 17, 2023
Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I had unprotected sex, but I consumed I-pill in the evening. I also got a tetanus injection after a few days and was traveling. Now, my periods are delayed, and when I did the pregnancy test, it came positive. What should I do?

Please guide.

Answered by  Dr. Richa Agarwal


Welcome to

I went through your query and understood your concern.

Per your pregnancy kit report, it seems you are pregnant. Still, as the line is faint, I suggest you do a blood beta-hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) level test for further confirmation. As you took I-pill (Levonorgestrel) on time, chances are really low, but a test is required to confirm the same. Withdrawal bleeding is only a side effect of the I-pill. It happens due to the sudden withdrawal of hormones from your body. So it does not necessarily happen to everyone. You may have menstrual irregularities in your case, which could be due to hormonal imbalance caused by an I-pill.

I hope this has helped you.

Thanks and regards.

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Thanks for your reply.

I will go for this test as soon as possible. Also, I am feeling on-and-off cramps as well.

Please help.

Answered by  Dr. Richa Agarwal


Welcome back to

I suggest you take medicine for the same. It is due to hormonal changes.

Kindly consult a specialist, talk with them, and take medicines with their consent.

I hope this has helped you.

Thanks and regards.

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