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Pregnancy Tests Des Moines IA

Local resource for pregnancy tests in Des Moines. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to early pregnancy tests, first-response pregnancy kits, home pregnancy tests, pregnancy blood tests, and ovulation kits, as well as advice and content on finding sexual health centers.

Steven R Shirts, MD
(541) 885-2345
1801 Hickman Rd
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1975

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Craig Frank Stark, MD
411 Laurel St
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1977

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Tamara Manoji Dassanayake
(515) 288-3287
330 Laurel St Ste 1100
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Neil Mandsager
(515) 643-6888
330 Laurel St # 2300
Des Moines, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.3, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Jeffrey Jay Fagerland, DO
(515) 288-3287
330 Laurel St
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1988

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Neil Timothy Mandsager, MD
(515) 221-3300
1801 Hickman Rd
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1982

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George S Allen, MD
(270) 651-5004
1701 Hickman Rd Apt 14
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1984

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Dr.Tamara Dassanayake
(515) 327-5972
330 Laurel St # 1100
Des Moines, IA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.2, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Jeffrey Jay Fagerland
(515) 288-3287
330 Laurel St Ste 1100
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Theresa Marie Wahlig
(515) 643-8409
1111 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Pregnancy Tests

Pregnancy Tests

If you believe you might be pregnant, the first thing to do is to take a pregnancy test. Every type of pregnancy test you take, whether it's in your doctor's office or over the counter, detects your level of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in your urine or blood. As soon as the embryo attaches to your uterus, hCG can be detected. This hormone is only present in pregnant women, so any sign of hCG is a sure sign that you're pregnant.

You can take a home pregnancy test, although you'll need to confirm positive results with your doctor. Home pregnancy tests are extremely accurate, and most of the time when a women gets a positive result from a test she is pregnant. A home pregnancy test can detect hCG as early as three days after you miss a period. For a home pregnancy test, you will urinate on a pregnancy indicator. Each brand of home pregnancy test is different, and the amount of time you'll have to wait to see the results varies.

Some brands are much better at detecting hCG than others, and always check the expiration date as this can affect results. Also, most tests will warn you that if you leave the test for too long, it could show a positive result even if you really aren't pregnant. So, make sure you read the directions and follow them carefully.

With a home pregnancy test, it's rare to have a false positive, which means the test shows you're pregnant when you're really not. If the test is wrong most often it's a false negative, which means that the test shows you aren't pregnant when you really are. This is usually due to the fact that hCG may not yet be apparent, so your pregnancy goes undetected. It's a good idea to buy two tests, and retake the test a few days later if you suspect you're pregnant.

If you've done a home pregnancy test that's come back positive, or believe that you could be pregnant, you should schedule an appointment with your physician as soon as possible. Blood tests performed by your docto...

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