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How to buy best pregnancy test in a pharmacy

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How to buy best pregnancy test in a pharmacy

Many girls and women do not know how to buy a pregnancy test at a pharmacy. Because, entering the website of an Internet pharmacy or coming to a regular pharmacy, they have such a large selection of tests to determine pregnancy that they are simply lost.

How to understand which test can be used in the first days of the delay without ever using it? In addition, it can be difficult and embarrassing to say the words: “I have a pregnancy test, please” in the pharmacy. 

We decided to explain what pregnancy tests are and how to choose the right one. 

What is a pregnancy test:

A pregnancy test is a diagnostic tool based on the indicator of the hormone chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). This hormone is produced by the embryo one week after fertilization. In non-pregnant women, it is 5 mIU / ml, in girls in the position, its indicator varies from 20,900 to 78,000 mIU / ml. 

What are pregnancy tests?

Today there are 4 types of pregnancy tests. Unfortunately, in ordinary pharmacies it is not always possible to find 4 types of diagnostic tools, however, in online pharmacies the assortment is much wider and you can read the instructions for any product. 

Test types

Test strips . They are the cheapest and most popular diagnostic options. Due to a special reagent, these strips are susceptible to the hormone chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) produced in pregnant women. They need to be used as follows: place the test strip to the indicated mark in a container with urine and hold it for a few seconds. The waiting time for the result is 5-10 minutes. Two lines represent pregnancy.

Inkjet . This is a quick and convenient type of tests. To start using it, you just need to put the diagnostic tool under the stream of urine and hold it in this position for a couple of seconds. The result will be determined in a few minutes.

Tablet . A more expensive and accurate type of pregnancy test. It is a tablet with two windows: a few drops of urine are dripped into one, and the result appears in the other. The urine is collected using the pipette supplied with the plate. Pregnancy data or its absence appears after 2 minutes.

Electronic (digital) . The most accurate and expensive type of diagnostics. An electronic test is a specific gadget with a test strip. It can be placed under the urinary stream or placed in a container of urine. The research result will be displayed on the gadget monitor in 2-3 minutes. 

For decades, the most popular way to determine pregnancy has been to use a test strip. It can show an inaccurate result in early pregnancy, so in such cases it is better to use electronic or digital tests. 

When else can the diagnostic tools under consideration give false results? 

Why pregnancy tests can show erroneous results

A pregnancy test shows the level of the hormone chorionic gonadotropin in women, if it is above a certain value, then the fetus develops in the body. The hCG index can also increase due to a number of other reasons. 

In what cases the diagnosis can be false-negative:

  • disruption of the urinary system (kidneys, bladder), due to which the hormone does not enter the urine;
  • if you do the test in the evening, then the concentration of hCG will not reach a certain level, which means that the result will not correspond to reality;
  • after taking a large amount of liquid, it is not recommended to diagnose pregnancy, since water dilutes the urine, thereby reducing the level of chorionic gonadotropin;
  • if the woman used a defective test or an expired test, and also if she did not follow the instructions;
  • erroneous results given by the diagnostic tool may be due to the presence of an ovarian tumor and a number of other diseases. 

It should be noted that none of the 4 types of tests can indicate the exact duration of pregnancy. If you need to know for sure whether you are in a position, then you can do a blood test, it gives an unmistakable result.

How to make a pregnancy test at home:

First you need to purchase a test, taking into account the fact that in the early stages of pregnancy it is best to use electronic, tablet or inkjet diagnostic tools. After purchasing, you should read the instructions for the drug and wait for the moment when you want to use the toilet. 

Then, after checking the integrity and cleanliness of the testing tool, as well as the urine container (except for the cases with jet tests), you can start the testing procedure itself. It is best to do this in the bathroom and adhere to all hygiene rules.

Tests may not always show a reliable result, especially in early pregnancy. Therefore, in order to minimize the risk of an error, you can adhere to the following recommendations:

  • do pregnancy tests in the morning, since the largest amount of the hormone is collected in the urine during the night;
  • research tools should be stored in a dry place at a temperature of 2-28 degrees Celsius;
  • before using the tests, check their integrity and purity, they should not get dust, dirt and other foreign microelements;
  • pregnancy diagnostic tools cannot be used after their expiration date and if they have breakdowns;
  • foreign elements should not get into urine and containers with it;
  • Before using the tests, you should carefully study their instructions and strictly follow them. 

After familiarizing yourself with the rules of testing and advice on minimizing the risks of its erroneous results, you can go to the website of the online pharmacy and buy a research tool. 

How to buy a pregnancy test at a pharmacy 

If you do not want to feel embarrassed when buying, spend a lot of time and face infected people, then it is better to purchase a pregnancy test from an online pharmacy. 

To do this, you need to go to the pharmacy website, choose the diagnostic tool you like, read its instructions and order a test at the address of the nearest pharmacy or at home. There are several types of delivery and payment, so carefully read the terms of purchase and choose only the option that is convenient for you. 

Examples of effective pregnancy test strips:

  • Eviplan ;
  • Ultra ;
  • Secret ;
  • Frautest ;
  • ITEST plus .

Now you know how to choose and purchase a pregnancy test without any inconvenience. Follow these tips and wish you only good news related to pregnancy.

Early signs of pregnancy before missed period

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Early signs of pregnancy before missed period

Everyone knows that menses that have not come on time can talk about the conception of a new life. This sign is one of the very first and most reliable indications of pregnancy. But many women are sure that they knew that they were pregnant long before the missed period. As proof, they cite some signs of pregnancy before the delay in menstruation. Although in the very first days the embryo has not yet had time to take root in the uterus, and this period cannot be considered a full-fledged pregnancy, certain changes in the body of the future woman in labor are already beginning to appear.

Early signs of pregnancy associated with the endocrine and nervous system

Changes in the central nervous system are noticeable already at an early stage of bearing a child. So, the first signs of pregnancy before the delay in menstruation appear in:

increased irritability, fatigue and drowsiness;

intolerance to a number of odors, changes in taste, nausea and dizziness.

In the first case, the central nervous system includes protective mechanisms that prevent excessive fatigue of the pregnant woman. The second group of signs is associated with the restructuring of the vagus nerve tone.

The endocrine system is included in the pregnancy process even before fertilization.

Correct work of the hypothalamus, pituitary gland and ovaries influences the preparation of the female genital area for fertilization and is responsible for the development of the egg. Visually, hormonal changes can manifest itself in skin pigmentation or changes in the outlines of the future mother's face.

Changes in metabolism 

As soon as fertilization has occurred, the woman's metabolism takes a course towards satisfying all the necessary substances of the fetus.

So, the increased production of digestive enzymes begins, the concentration of minerals and amino acids in the blood increases. Already at an early stage, a pregnant woman begins to experience an increased need for vitamins.
Internal organs are also undergoing restructuring. The cardiovascular area is especially stressed, which manifests itself in a rapid heart rate and increased blood pressure. The respiratory system, as well as the work of the kidneys, switches to an enhanced mode of operation.

The female genitals also undergo significant modification. The size, mass and volume of the uterine cavity grows, the ovaries and fallopian tubes increase, the external genital organs become larger, the breasts are poured.

Changes in the digestive system 

The first signs of pregnancy appear very well through the digestive system.

A woman may notice an increased appetite, cravings for sweet or salty foods, and a manifestation of aversion to certain foods. An increased activity of the vagus nerve can cause constipation. Morning nausea, vomiting and dizziness can also tell about the "interesting situation".

The first symptoms indicating conception

Not every woman can notice the early signs of pregnancy before missed periods. Often, many symptoms have nothing to do with the birth of a new life. Meanwhile, a woman can feel:

  • Minor tingling or pulling pain in the lower abdomen.
  • Breast growth and tenderness.
  • Increased vaginal discharge.
  • Frequent urge to urinate.
  • Slight brown discharge outside the period.
  • Rise in rectal temperature.
  • Manifestation on the abdomen, chest and limbs of the vascular pattern.
  • Disorder of the digestive system.
  • Increased salivation.

Many of the first symptoms may indicate the development of some kind of disease. Therefore, even if there are several signs, it is not possible to say with confidence about the early stage of pregnancy.

It should be borne in mind that the early signs of pregnancy can only appear on the sixth to seventh day after fertilization.

A woman who wants to have a baby always listens to her body, she can say with confidence about the desired changes in it. On the other hand, the expectant mother, who did not plan to be with her in the near future, will not associate changes in the body with pregnancy until the delay in menstruation.

Changes in feelings during pregnancy

Many women do not associate the first signs of pregnancy before the delay in menstruation. They begin to experience symptoms that resemble those of colds:

  • general malaise;
  • headaches (read why a headache causes other than pregnancy);
  • rhinitis, sore throat and cough (about the treatment of ARVI is described here);
  • frequent changes in pressure;
  • chill followed by fever.

This condition can accompany a pregnant woman as early as the second week after conception. Sudden fainting and dizziness often aggravate the situation. Cold symptoms are due to the fact that the woman's immunity has not yet been rebuilt to bear the fetus.

Nausea, frequent mood swings, rapid fatigability - all this is associated with the physiological transformation taking place in the body of a pregnant woman. In addition, early terms can be characterized by the following external manifestations:

Doctor's advice:

Pregnancy planning must be approached responsibly in order to lay everything in the developing baby for his further successful life. Every pregnancy must be planned and prepared accordingly. When a woman decides that she wants to become a mother, it is imperative to visit a gynecologist for additional examination and start taking the necessary medications (folic acid 400 mcg 1 time per day for both partners 3 months before the expected pregnancy)