Pregnancy Testing Clinic in Clarkston, MI
Pregnancy tests are able to confirm a pregnancy or let you know you are not pregnant. If you are displaying signs and symptoms of pregnancy and you are looking to confirm it, contact Pine Knob Urgent Care today! We are conveniently located at 6310 Sashabaw Rd, Suite C, Clarkston, MI 48346. For more information, please call us or simply walk in!
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While many are often eager to take a pregnancy test as soon as they may notice symptoms or feel they are showing signs of being pregnant or close to their period, while it may be exciting, you should wait to ensure you have missed your period by at least one week. Once the one-week mark passes, you can take a pregnancy test, as the result will yield the most accurate result.
However, depending on your lifestyle, what may be going on, or you may feel you cannot wait to take a pregnancy test, the earliest you can take a pregnancy test is within one to two weeks after you’ve had unprotected sex. This is because if you are pregnant, the body has had enough time to develop any detectable levels of the implantation process of the egg for the results to show up on the pregnancy test. These are known as HCG levels, and the body can take anywhere from 7 to 12 days after successful implantation for the results to be available. Until then, you will continue to see inaccurate results.
The signs you should be on the lookout for to prompt you to take a pregnancy test include:
– Your period date has passed.
Most women have a cycle that is 28-days. Some have longer. It all depends on their body. It is best to track your cycles each month so you know what your average daily cycle is, so you can ensure that your period has been missed, or if your cycle is just longer. If you are more than a month late, you should absolutely consider taking a pregnancy test.
– You are beginning to feel cramps.
Egg implantation often causes cramping to occur, which is often felt when you are also having menstrual cramps.
– Breasts are becoming more tender.
When a woman is pregnant, there are many changes that occur in the body, including increased estrogen and progesterone, as well as supporting the baby to grow healthy. With all of this, your breasts will also begin to feel much more tender to the touch and appear larger than normal due to increased blood flow.
– Your body is beginning to feel different.
While you may already be feeling different sensations, including cramping and tender breasts, other symptoms may include:
– Food aversions
– Frequent urination
– You were on contraceptives or used a condom and it didn’t work.
Contraceptive methods, including birth control, condoms, and other methods, are never 100% effective. With that, no matter how careful you may be, there is always a small chance you could be pregnant even when you use contraceptive methods.
If you are ever wondering, always test with a pregnancy test. There is no harm in using a pregnancy test.
If you are looking to confirm that you or a loved one is pregnant, you can visit Pine Knob Urgent Care. We offer pregnancy testing as a service at our clinic for women who are or aren’t showing signs and symptoms of pregnancy, or have noticed changes, and missed periods.
Absolutely, you can! Pine Knob Urgent Care and Walk-In Clinic offer pregnancy tests as a walk-in service as well, if you are looking to confirm a pregnancy. Our medical staff has extensive experience with pregnancy and confirming pregnancy tests through our on-site lab.
When it comes to confirming a pregnancy, there are often two types of tests available that track the level of HCG within the body. The two different methods are:
– Urine pregnancy tests
Urine pregnancy tests are completed often in a doctor’s office or at home. These tests are often 97% accurate. However, if they are done incorrectly at home, like if they are taken too early, they may be providing inaccurate information. If a urine test is recommended, you will be provided a sample cup to urinate into in the on-site bathroom, and it will be provided back to the lab for testing. You will often get the results on the same visit.
– Blood pregnancy tests
Blood pregnancy tests are different, as they are done through a blood draw at a lab. This is often completed off-site and is done if a urine pregnancy test comes back negative and other signs show that a blood test needs to be completed.
At Pine Knob Urgent Care, we offer urine pregnancy tests throughout the clinic and completed at our onsite lab. We are conveniently located at 6310 Sashabaw Rd, Suite C, Clarkston, MI 48346. For more information, please call us or simply walk in! We serve patients from Clarkston MI, Waterford Twp MI, Oxford MI, Ortonville MI, Lake Orion MI, Pontiac MI, Springfield Township MI, and Auburn Hills MI.