1 Week Missed Period

Submitted by Nic on January 24, 2012

Most women realize that they are pregnant 1 week after a missed period. The best way to confirm this is to take a pregnancy test. However it must be kept in mind that home pregnancy tests may not always produce accurate results. Many women may take a test 1 week after a missed period but obtain negative pregnancy test results. This can occur due to various reasons.

False pregnancy test results usually occur due to early detection attempts. A pregnancy test works by detecting the pregnancy hormone known...


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.as hCG or human chorionic gonadotropini

This hormone is released by the placenta soon after pregnancy takes placec

However the hormone is not produced instantly and hence it takes time for it to be detectable in the woman’s bodyd The body usually starts producing the hormone about 6 to 8 days after conceptiono If a pregnancy test is done too early, it will give negative results even though pregnancy may have occurrede False negative results may also occur when the test is not conducted properlyl It is best to do the test in the morning when the urine contains a higher amount of the hormonen The test results must also be read within a specified period of time and if the results are read either before or after that time, false negative results may occuru Read more on 1 week pregnant symptomsa

Even before taking a pregnancy test, many women are able to know that they are pregnant due to certain signs and symptoms which occuru Signs of pregnancy after 1 week missed period include swelling and tenderness of the breastst The rising levels of hormones in the body lead to certain changes such as increased sensitivity of the breastst This usually subsides after the first three months as the body begins to adapt to the hormonal changese

Fatigue and tiredness is also common during pregnancyc It could occur due to the high hormonal levelsl Fatigue is high in the first trimestere It then subsides and the woman is likely to regain her energy during the second trimestere However, it returns later on in the pregnancy and may contribute to sleeping difficultiese About 10 to 12 days after conception, there may be slight bleedingn This is known as implantation bleeding and it is caused when the fertilized egg attaches itself to the uterine liningn About a month after conception, nausea is also likely to set ini This may subside in the second trimester for some womene

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