Medical Q&As

Pregnancy test

I have missed my period for 4 weeks. I did a pregnancy test. The first one was clear and the second test had the blue line. I did the tests in the morning time.

Modern pregnancy tests are very reliable. It would appear that you are pregnant. It is not unusual for a first pregnancy test to be negative. The reason for this is that the test is based on the detection of HCG in the urine. This hormone is excreted in the urine of pregnant women and the first sample you passed may not have contained sufficient amounts of HCG to give a positive result. This is the first time I have dealt with such a matter on this website so I have no way of knowing how you feel about being pregnant. I do hope the news is good for you and the best of luck.