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how long does it take a pregnancy test to show

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
11-12 days: after a certain ovulation a home test will be accurate. Since most women are not 100% certain of the day they ovulate, waiting 13-14 days for a misse ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to ... 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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies : This is going to vary from person to person. If you had unprotected sex again than this could be a new pregnancy. You will have to get a blood test do ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
After missed period: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Specializes in Family Medicine
Pregnancy blood test: You should get this result the same day if there is an urgent need.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Missed Period: It is accurate from the day you miss your period.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Absolute : minimum is 7 days, so if you want more accuracy try around 10 days out.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Pregnancy symptoms: Depends which symptoms, usually after 2 weeks may notice breast swelling/tenderness. some nausea, the uterus comes out of the pelvis at 12 weeks. Wou ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Rosenberg
47 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: A blood pregnancy test is usually positive when you miss your period. Urine test vary depending on the sensitivity, but most are reliable one week aft ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma jo Waxman
32 years experience Family Medicine
About 10 -12 days : Over-the-counter pregnancy test should be positive within two weeks
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
7-10 days: Most will turn positive about 7-10 days after conception.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
39 years experience Fertility Medicine
Varies: Pregnancy tests will be positive depending on how sensitive they are to the HCG hormone. Implantation occurs seven to nine days after fertilization. H ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
34 years experience Family Medicine
Varies: Depends on the hospital and lab. If they have to send it out, may take longer. Should be less than a week
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
One week: Most of them should be back within one week.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Coulter-Smith
31 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
At least 5-6 weeks: Pregnancy symptoms can be variable. Some women have few if any symptoms and others have pronounced symptoms very early. Most commonly are missed men ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
May be 7-10 days: Its a specialized thyroid test NOT run by "general labs" and usually has to be sent on to a specialized laboratory. It may take up to two weeks. depen ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Mrsa: Cultures can take 2-3 days. There are rapid PCR tests that can be available within a day.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Depends on type: An HIV test can be done instantly in the doctor's office (results are not as reliable), or it can be done in a regular lab. Usually not more than 2-3 ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
It varies: http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Chlamydia: Usually three to five days post exposure.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
1 week late: Home pregnancy tests generally become positive when you're about 1 week late with respect to your period. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week.

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