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Can i take a pregnancy test while on my period

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
You may, by why?: Avoid blood contamination of the urine you use for the test, if you must do it. However, even if the bleeding is implantation, it would be too early t... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
What for?: If you are menstruating, you are not pregnant. If you must Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not w... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Either way: The newer home pregnancy tests are positive within 72 hours when you be starting your next expected period. If it's negative, wait 1 week.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Go ahead: If you are a day late on a regular period this test will be accurate. Good wishes.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Today is fine: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tyrone Malloy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
See detailed answer: If you feel your periods are irregular and you are currently concerned about being pregnant then you should take one now. If you are regular, then the... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Yes: Anytime, you suspect pregnancy, always a good idea to do a pregnancy test. Also, better to use consistent contraception if you want to avoid pregnancy
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Almost any time: Generally you can figure that a pregnancy test will be positive at the time of a missed period. If your periods are not regular, then any time after ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malina Milan
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Pregnancy: I would wait until your next period is due. It is to soon now. It's always better to be safe than sorry , so just use protection when you're sexually ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Pregnancy test: A home pregnancy test should give a reliable result at the time of a missed period. If negative, and menses does not appear , it's wise to repeat the ... Read More

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