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how early can I find out if I am pregnant

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Missed period: Using a standard home pregnancy test - as soon as you miss your period. You can get a slight jump on that with an early pregnancy test.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hans Crumpler
24 years experience Urgent Care
Very sensitive: Most home urine pregnancy tests when used according to manufacturers' instructions, can detect pregnancy within 3-4 days after implantation and by 7 d ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You can: test two weeks after sex or if you miss your period.
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Dr. Benson Yu
Dr. Benson Yu answered
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Hemoglobin level : Hemoglobin level simply help detect anemia. Anemia can have many cause such as iron def anemia, B12 def anemia, etc. Pregnancy also associated with l ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience Occupational Medicine
Urine tests work: Urine pregnancy tests are very accurate and will show a positive pregnancy within a couple of days of implantation. Once you've missed your period you ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably OK: Newer more sensitive tests can probably detect a pregnancy now-especially a blood test.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
It's not too early: A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly, the week after missing a period, or 3 weeks after sex. If not sure about the result ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Cramps: Cramps are not diagnostic of pregnancy in any way. Often times, since cramps occur with periods it represents the opposite of pregnancy.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doesn't check HCG: Ovulation predictors look for the hormone known as lh, which is high just before ovulation. Ovulation predictors do not check for hcg. Pregnancy tests ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Could be too early: the first 6 days after conception, your pregnancy test would be negative. That's why you should generally start new birth control like Implanon durin ... Read More
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