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After how many days can a pregnancy test be taken accurately in irregular cycles

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: If you mean would it be positive if you conceived on or near that date=yes. The test relies on chemicals made by the implanted embryo/placental stalk. ... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irregular menses: Irregular menses are a common GYN problem that can be addressed by the GYN MD's office visit. If your pregnancy test remains negative on the second oc ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Cannot tell: Go ahead and to a pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. If the result is negative, please repeat the test in ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Irregular cycles do not impact HCG levels but do result in inaccurate estimation of length of pregnancy and so if pregnancy test done too early after ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Are you: Sexually active? On birth control? If no to both unlikely if yes to sex and no to birth control it is possible. It may just be a irregular menses ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not your period: If you were pregnant 3 days ago this is not your period. It could be a threatened miscarriage. Some studies show that as many as 1/2 of all pregnancie ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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GYN/BC: BC pills will help to regulate your cycle; however, I suggest a GYN exam and testing of female and thyroid hormones.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Possibly: If you conceived at that point it might be positive. The tests rely on hormones created by the new embryo/placental mass. It takes for sperm to reach ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
About 40 days: Home pregnancy test should be done 4-5 days after a missed period. However, given the wide range of your cycle, it would be okay to test 40 days after ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: If conception occurs it must move to the uterus & attach. The mass of cells must then create enough of the pregnancy hormone to turn the test posi ... Read More

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