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how many days after intercourse can you take an accurate pregnant test

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
It : It would be reasonable to take a pregnancy test now based on your symptoms. It does make it hard when you have very irregular periods as you note. I ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Agree with Dr. E: A blood test for HCG, at 3 weeks after the fruitful episode of sex is generally accurate.

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
You : You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period (3-4 weeks since having unprotected sex), or ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Agree with Dr. M: Blood test for HCG can provide diagnosis three weeks after the episode of sex resulting in conception. Home pregnancy test should be done 4-5 days af ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, it will: If a woman after intercourse has not had a menstrual period for two months, a home pregnancy test will tell if she is pregnant. If the test is negativ ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Test after period: A home pregnancy test should be positive within 24 hours of missing a period. Timing test based on intercourse is less reliable.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelly Kasper
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: It depends on where you are in your cycle. Most pregnancy tests are taken after you miss a period.
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A 31-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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Three weeks: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about 2-3 weeks for the embryo to ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
2-3 weeks: By 3 weeks after sex (2-3 weeks after conception) both the home urine pregnancy test and the clinic blood pregnancy test are accurate. The result is v ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Bibb
19 years experience Pathology
Not unreasonable. : Several commercially available tests may be able to detect pregnancy at two weeks, but false negative may occur depending on the methodology of the ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, if not +: & still no period, you can repeat in a week with first morning void.

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