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how long after sex can you take a pregnancy test

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ealena Callender
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends on ovulation: For home pregnancy tests you get in the drugstore, you usually must wait until you miss a period to get an accurate result. For a woman with a 28-day ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
After missed period: It is better to wait 4-5 days after a missed period to do pregnancy test. It may be positive sooner, but a negative test at an early stage does not ru ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Pregnancy testing: At least fourteen days.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
42 years experience Gynecology
10-14 days: If you have sex at the fertile time when you are ovulating, the soonest you will have a positive pregnancy test is 10 to 14 days later. It will be po ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
1 week: Blood tests can be accurate after one week-urine tests take longer.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy test : Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
1 week: Blood tests can be accurate after one week-urine tests can take a little longer.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
2 days before period: It does not matter when you had intercourse, it matters when you ovulated and when your period is expected. A home test is reliable roughly 2 days bef ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
It won''t show: til 3-4 days before your menses is missed.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Immediately: If you have regular monthly cycles, a pregnancy test will be positive by the time your period is due. A pregnancy test is positive as early as ten da ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Diedrich
13 years experience Gynecology
After missed period: Wait until about a week after you miss your period. If you just had unprotected sex in the last 5 days you may benefit from emergency contraception li ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy test: The newer pregnancy tests can be positive as soon as 5 days before your missed period.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Collin Smikle
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy: If you have regular cycles, a pregnancy test will be positive soon after your missed period. Still, as you get older, you may have more irregular cyc ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Rosenberg
47 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: You need to at least miss your period.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
7-8 days approx: Should be +, if not + then wait till the 1st day of the missed period.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Rosenberg
47 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: You need to at least miss your period.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Preg test: You can start testing right after you are sure you have missed your period.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Missed period: A standard home pregnancy test can be taken as soon as you miss a period (usually with the first morning void).
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
10 -14 days: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Rosenberg
47 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: At least till you miss a period. If the period is normal you probably don't need a test.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Unless you were to : Take an early pregnancy test, would usually wait until you had missed your period (often within 7 days of a missed period).
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gelman
38 years experience Fertility Medicine
Pregnancy: At the first missed period if you are regular.Sometimes it may need to be repeated a few days later if the results are not 100 % clear.
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