• bri09 bri09
    July 07, 2009
    How long does it take for pregnancy hormones to show up on a blood test?
    bri09 bri09
    July 07, 2009

    What are hormones, and why would they make a pregnancy test show positive? I was once told that it would be hard for me to conceive because I was having trouble ovulating. Four months later I have a missed a period, and all pregnancy tests are showing positive.

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  • Merely Me
    Health Guide
    July 07, 2009
    Merely Me
    Health Guide
    July 07, 2009

    It must have been the case that you ovulated recently!  Pregnancy tests are pretty reliable.  Were you trying to have a baby? 

     

    The US Department of Health and Human Services explains about the hormone you are curious about: 

     

    "All pregnancy tests work by detecting a certain hormone in the urine or blood that is only there when a woman is pregnant. This hormone is called human chorionic gonadotropin (kohr-ee-ON-ihk goh-NAD-uh-TROH-puhn), or hCG. It is also called the pregnancy hormone.

     

    hCG is made when a fertilized egg implants in the uterus. This usually happens about six days after the egg and sperm merge. But studies show that in up to 10 percent of women, implantation does not occur until much later, after the first day of the missed period. The amount of hCG rapidly builds up in your body with each passing day you are pregnant."

     

    I hope this helps some...

     

    Are you under the care of a doctor or gynecologist? If not, please start seeing one.

     

    I wish you the best of luck.

     

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