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  • 3Princes 04-02-06 | 08:15 PM
  • If you're using supplemental HCG, how long do you have to wait to take a pregnancy test? (Don't know why I"m asking since I had my IUI all of 2 days ago but anyway....) I remember before they told me 2 weeks after my IUI, but then when I got my +test they told me I had to wait 2 more days and I was devastated thinking it might have been a false positive. When I had my IUI this time, she told me AGAIN I only needed to wait until 14 days after my IUI. So when were you allowed to test, if you used supplemental HCG?
  • imagine imagine's Avatar 04-02-06 | 10:16 PM
  • [SIZE=2]I was told to wait 15 days[/SIZE]
  • baby hungry 04-04-06 | 03:49 PM
  • If I had a HCG shot, when can I take a pregnancy test and get accurate results?
    Home pregnancy tests (HPTs) are designed to detect hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin), a hormone released by the placenta right after the embryo begins implanting into the uterine lining. The hormone is released in the urine of a woman who is pregnant. For best results use pregnancy tests that detect the lowest number of units. These will be more sensitive and give you the earliest results.

    Many women are prescribed hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) injections (Profasi, Pregnyl) to trigger ovulation or to lengthen the luteal phase. hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is slowly cleared from the body. This may give a false positive on a pregnancy test. Some trace amounts of hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) can remain in the body as long as 14 days or longer after the last hCG injection. Thus, even after 10 days, there are still several hundred units of hormone available be excreted into the urine and to give a false-positive home pregnancy test.

    If you had an hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) shot and want to take a home pregnancy test, you must keep this in mind. Approximately one half of drug is removed each 28 hours and so for accurate results you should wait at least 12 days and preferably 14 days from an hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) injection to be confident that a qualitative test is giving a reliable answer. If you test too soon after an hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) shot, you might get a false positive. Most doctors recommend that you wait 14 days after a 10,000 IU injection, 10 days after a 5,000 IU injection, or 7 days after a 2,500 IU injection.

    Two consecutive quantitative hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) beta blood tests can determine whether the hCG is from an injection or pregnancy. If the hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) level increases by the second test then there is distinct probability that you are pregnant.

  • 3Princes 04-04-06 | 07:40 PM
  • Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    This goes along exactly with what the nurses said then, because I'll take 2500 IUs this friday as my last shot. 7 days after that will be 2 weeks exactly.
    I'm planning ahead for a favorable outcome lol!
  • baby hungry 04-04-06 | 08:00 PM
  • You should plan ahead for only a good outcome!

    Wishing you all the luck in the world.

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