eli5: How does urine detect pregnancy?

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eli5: How does urine detect pregnancy?

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Anonymous 0 Comments

Being pregnant requires your body to produce a special hormone that is only produced by pregnancy.

This hormone, like many other things, gets removed by the body in urine.

The pregnancy test detects this hormone.

Anonymous 0 Comments

When you’re pregnant, the hormone HCG is produced, also known as the “pregnancy hormone”

Some of that gets into the urine, and that’s what the pregnancy test is detecting.