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i am 5 days late for my period is it too early to take a home pregnancy test

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
No: Many over the counter tests are accurate this early.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
No, not at all.: A pregnancy test may be (+) test as early as 7-10 days after the fertile period (mid cycle). You're still very young. If you're having sex but don' ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No, your PG test should be accurate.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Negative pregnancy: Modern urine pregnancy tests sold in drugstores are very accurate when used properly. Most report accuracy as early as the first day after your first ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: If it has been a few weeks and you missed your period - test again.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Trust the 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 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
19 years experience Pathology
No: Most home pregnancy tests are highly accurate once you have missed your first period. Follow the instructions closely and use your first morning urin ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Collins
40 years experience Family Medicine
5-7 days: If you have not had a period by 5-7 days after it is due, take a home test. If this is negative, wait a couple days and take another test. If still ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
By all means: Please check the site given below to see if you have any signs and symptoms of pregnancy. You may do a home pregnancy test using first morning urine a ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doct ... Read More
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