Would a pregnancy test detect a pregnancy after 2 months?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I would get a blood test to be sure.  There are a few women out there (very few mind you) that just never get a positive pee test.  No idea how that works but those ladies can’t confirm or deny a pregnancy without a blood test.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

In almost all cases a pregnancy test would detect the pregnancy.  However, in rare cases the body does not show enough hcg in urine and a blood test or ultrasound would be needed.  But if he checked your ovaries (I assume via ultrasound?) he’d have seen the pregnancy if there was one.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

If he did a manual exam, pap smear and felt your ovaries, he almost certainly would have been able to tell (and fairly quickly) that you were pregnant.  You can request a blood test if it would make you feel better, but I’d tend to lean on his statement that it’s a side effect of your BC.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

definitely not pregnant. birth control does that. you’re not missing a real period, but the bleeding that pills in general produce (but not always)

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@OldMrsMcDonald:  “If he did a manual exam, pap smear and felt your ovaries, he almost certainly would have been able to tell (and fairly quickly) that you were pregnant.”

I’m actually not sure about that. When I had my last pelvic exam, I said to the doctor while she was feeling around down there, “you’d be able to tell if I was pregnant, right?” And she was all like, “oh heavens, no! I wouldn’t be able to feel anything manually until you were four or five months along.”

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@pictureaccount:  Get a blood test. I was pregnant at one point and didnt miss a period until 4 months…and that was my only symptom.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@cmbr:  I think that the size and position of the uterus would change with pregnancy, as well as the consistency and position of the cervix… however, since there is probably a significant amount of variation from woman to woman, I doubt this would be a highly reliable method of determining pregnancy.  At my first prenatal appointment she said something along the lines of my uterus being ‘the right size’ for how far along I was.  Again, probably not exactly the most absolute way to determine pregnancy.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@DaneLady:  That has been my experience as well. While not the single indicator of pregnancy, all of those things combined should lead a doctor to sense something is different.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

With my birth control, I don’t get periods (or those weird fake-period things– I get nothing at all except hormonal). I thought I was pregnant too, but my doctor told me that that is common with the type of birth control that I’m on.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@pictureaccount:  Nope! I thought everything was normal, just that I’d gained a bit of weight. When I finally missed a period is when I took one and it was positive. Assuming that I was only a few weeks pregnant (since I’d been having a period for 4 months) I went to the doctor and they ran bloodwork and found I was WAY more pregnant than I thought.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had an internal exam a few years ago because my period was extremely late.  My doctor told me after the exam I “didn’t feel pregnant” and within a week my period returned.  All of my pregnancy tests were negative too.  So apparently there are some things that can give doctors a clue as to whether you are pregnant just via exam but I would request a blood test for peace of mind if you need it.   

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