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11 Mar 2003

Pregnancy Tests & when to call the doctor?
Hi, please could you answer these few questions for us?..

1) How accurate are home pregnancy tests? (I am 4 days late and got a positive result when testing my urine this morning. Does this mean I'm definitely pregnant)

2) Please could you also advise me on when to call the doctor, my mom said I should wait until I'm 2 weeks late because if I go any sooner there won't be much to see.

3) Is it normal to have a slightly upset stomach with cramps in the beginning of your pregnancy? (I have had this for 4 days and keep mistaking it for my period)

Thank you for your much appreciated advise.
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gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

The home pregnancy tests are pretty accurate, but not quite as accurate as the blood test. However, as you have also missed a period, it is likely that you are pregnant. Waiting two weeks to see your doctor is a good idea as more information can be obtained then. Slight cramps are normal in early pregnancy.

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