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How long after sex can you take a pregnancy test

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ealena Callender
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
All women with new, unexplained, or abnormal vaginal discharge or bleeding should be professionally examined, and apparently she has both of these. Th... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Reynoso
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Yes: A pregnancy test can become positive 2 weeks after sex or conception. Therefore a pregnancy test 35 days later can definitely be trusted.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Many women do: A pregnancy test when they miss their period or even later. An early pregnancy test may be able to detect pregnancy up to 6 days before your anticipat... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Tests are accurate: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medicat... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
AM I PREGNANT?: No. Unless you were pregnant from a previous encounter.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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Before period: You can check a pregnancy test as early as 2-3 days before your next period should start.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Early Pregnancy: That is probably completely normal. There is nothing you can do other than just wait and see how things go. Sex is certainly considered safe during... Read More

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