What to do if the pregnancy test result is positive?
If the test results are positive, you need to consult with your doctor to arrange a schedule for prenatal or prenatal checkups that should be followed. With this, the pregnancy can run smoothly until delivery arrives.
Meanwhile, if the result is negative but the patient still has symptoms of pregnancy, a repeat test needs to be done within one week after the first test. Patients can also ask for a pregnancy test in the form of a blood test to confirm the results if the first test is done with a urine sample.
Although rare, false-positive results can occur, i.e. a positive test result even though the patient is not pregnant. False-positive results can be found if the patient has the following medical conditions:
- Consumption of certain drugs
- Ovarian tumor
- liver disease
- Kidney failure
- Expired pregnancy test kit
What are the risks of a pregnancy test?
Pregnancy tests using a urine sample are relatively safe to do. While a pregnancy test from a blood sample has several risks which include:
- Discomfort or pain at the blood draw site
- Bruising, redness, and swelling at the blood draw site
- Sensations like fainting when blood is drawn
- Infection at the blood collection site