Pregnancy Testing Clinic Q&A
A pregnancy test measures the amount of the hormone hCG, which is produced during pregnancy, in a urine or blood sample to determine if you are pregnant. Pregnancy testing is available at SoCal Urgent Care! Contact our team of healthcare professionals or visit us online to book an appointment. We are conveniently located at 710 S Brookhurst St. Suite A, Anaheim, CA 92804 (less than 3 miles away from Disneyland).
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To ensure the most accurate results, patients should wait until the week after they miss their period before taking a pregnancy test. For women hoping to receive faster results, they must wait at least 1-2 weeks after sexual intercourse.
To detect pregnancy, the individual’s body must develop detectible levels of HCG, which takes at least 7-12 days after the implantation of the egg. Tests taken too early can provide inaccurate results.
There are many signs women may look out for if they suspect they may be pregnant. The absence of menstruation is among the most reliable and telling signs of pregnancy. If a woman is tracking her cycle, this should be relatively easy to detect; otherwise, if the individual has not experienced menstruation for over a month, they should consider taking a pregnancy test.
It is important to note, however, that there are other reasons a period may be late, including other medical conditions, stress, exercise, and diet. In the early stages of pregnancy, women may feel discomfort similar to menstrual cramps and experience similar sensations to an approaching period.
Pregnancy causes the body to produce additional estrogen and progesterone. Changes in the body are prompted by these hormones to facilitate the baby’s growth and could cause noticeable unfamiliar feelings or physical changes. Breasts can appear larger and become tender due to an uptick in blood flow. Pain in the nipples also sometimes occurs.
The early stages of pregnancy also sometimes display exhaustion, food aversion, frequent urination, and nausea. Over the course of several weeks, such symptoms can become more severe before HCG levels drop. Many abnormal physical symptoms may prompt an individual to have a pregnancy test.
Pregnancy tests can be purchased at many drug stores, pharmacies, grocery stores, and some convenience stores. Pregnancy tests are typically inexpensive, sometimes costing a dollar. Women may also get a pregnancy test at a local clinic. Many clinics rely on the same urine pregnancy tests available over-the-counter, but sometimes they conduct blood tests to confirm the pregnancy.
For individuals looking to confirm a pregnancy, finding a fast and reliable clinic is of the utmost importance. SoCal Urgent offers immediate access to lab testing in a safe, reliable, and welcoming environment. Women who want to confirm a pregnancy will have access to same-day testing accompanied by same-day or next-day results.
Individuals can go to a walk-in clinic for a pregnancy test. They are offered for free in some locations. However, these are the same pregnancy tests available over the counter. To confirm pregnancy through lab testing, walk-in-clinics will likely not be prepared to fulfill the request and patients can expect to wait weeks for an available appointment and subsequently experience wait times for test results as well.
SoCal Urgent Care’s board-certified doctors conduct urinalysis in their state-of-the-art laboratory. Offering same-day tests and same-day or next-day results means SoCal Urgent Care can confirm pregnancy with the speed and urgency with which patients need to know. SoCal Urgent Care accepts patients with no appointment necessary.
The trained medical staff fosters a professional, secure, and welcoming environment. Test results are 100% confidential and kept private from a patient’s primary care provider unless requested otherwise. If patients wish to share the pregnancy with their primary care provider, SoCal Urgent Care will work with the physician to provide suggestions for medical care and prescriptions as necessary. Reach out to us today so that we can help you on your newborn’s journey. We are here for you and your family. We are conveniently located at 710 S Brookhurst St. Suite A, Anaheim, CA 92804 (less than 3 miles away from Disneyland). We serve patients from Anaheim CA, Buena Park CA, La Palma CA, Cerritos CA, Placentia CA, Stanton CA, and surrounding areas.