K.S. asks from Salem, OR on December 16, 2008
Walgreens Preg Test??
ok im sure some of you ready my other posting about my almost 12 month old not wanting to nurse and when she does she spits up. anyways i got a lot of feedback saying i was probably pregnant....it hit me that i POSSIBLY could be. so i went to walgreens and they were out of EPT's so i bought a cheapie Walgreens brand. waited till this am to take it and it was NEGATIVE. so i was doing research of how accurate it is and then i discovered it measures 100 ml of HCG. being NEWLY pregnant it wouldnt show up huh?? anyone else used this CHEAPIE test?? what were your results??
B.Y. answers from Seattle on December 17, 2008
It does test your HCG levels, and they can flux. By testing first thing in the AM it increases your chance of getting an accurate HCG level.
As for cheep tests, I have not had to do a pregnancy test for 12 years. But it is my understanding that most of the tests are more sensitive, thus an early positive. But this does not mean you are not pregnant. I would wait a day or two and do another one.
C.A. answers from Portland on December 17, 2008
Depends on how pregnant you are at this point if you are. Cheapo tests won't measure until you are several weeks along whereas the more spendy types can pick up much less of the horomone. If you need to know asap go buy a spendy one - otherwise wait another week or week and half and try again. Best of luck!
M.J. answers from Seattle on December 17, 2008
I used a dollar store pregnancy test (it literally cost $1) and it was accurate when I was less than a week late for my second pregnancy. It was a pretty dim plus sign, but it was visible.
K.T. answers from Portland on December 17, 2008
My last two pregnancies I used dollar store tests .. lol. And they were both accurate. I took a few just to make sure and they all came out right. I have also used them when I thought I might be and they were right then too (I wasn't Thank God! .. lol)
J.A. answers from Anchorage on December 16, 2008
Even though I have not used the Walgreens brand of pregnancy tests, I have only purchased the cheap/store brands (Equate -Walmart). And the test results have ben accurate each time. You can alway purchase another test, but usually the tests are pretty standard. Good luck
F.M. answers from Portland on December 17, 2008
I spent loads trying to test myself each month and ended up supplementing with a bunch of the Dollar Store tests, too. They also would come in faint, but accurate with my positive pregnancies! For only a dollar versus the EPT prices, I would set up two or three tests in a row. They were accurate early on, but some even more faint than others.
You might try some of the Dollar Tree ones just in case.
Good luck! I hope you get the results you are wanting.
Y.G. answers from Portland on December 17, 2008
I've always used dollar store pregnancy tests and they work great! You can go to www.peeonastick.com for information about all the different kinds of pregnancy tests.
M.M. answers from Portland on December 17, 2008
I've used Dollar Tree tests and always gotten accurate results. This last time I tested at 4 days late and got a positive.