Home pregnancy test kits are a good way to know what's going on with your romantic life. But wait; are they totally reliable?
Well, it is always better to go to a gynecologist's clinic to confirm your pregnancy or lack of it. Home test kits are only partially reliable.
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But they allow privacy and that is why they are used widely. Also, couples who haven't yet married, feel uncomfortable to go to a clinic for a pregnancy test. That is one reason why they choose a home test kit. But here are some reasons why it isn't a good idea...
The test kit comes with a set of instructions. When they aren't followed properly, the results may not be accurate!
After some time, the test kit turns dry (the urine drops evaporate). That is when both of the lines in test kit appear dark and that looks like a 'positive' result.
The test kit works by detecting HCG levels present in the women's urine. Testing a bit early could give a false negative result.
Some test kits deliver false positive reports. When it is an unplanned pregnancy, a false positive creates panic.
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For couples who are trying hard to conceive, a false negative could cause depression.
Apart from all these things, surveys claim that single women who get a false positive feel guilty and try home abortion methods that are dangerous to health.
Some medications can also impact the test results showing a false negative or a false positive.
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Some drugs that contain HCG, some tranquilizers, some diuretics and some other medications could also interfere with the test results.
Even certain medical problems like liver issues and tumours (reproductive) could kill the accuracy of the test results.