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

A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No: Many over the counter tests are accurate this early.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No: However, these are more likely to be falsely negative when done early in pregnancy than falsely positive. If yours comes up negative you can re-test i... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Hormonal imbalance: You may wish to repeat the test in 4-5 days, unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. Menstrual... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Menses: Menses is every 3 to 5 weeks, 9 to 13 a year, lasting 1 to 8 days. Keep menstrual diary and see doctor if your periods does not fall within these ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
How late?: You may take a blood test for HCG which more sensitive than a urine test and is generally positive one day after a missed period, if you are pregnant.... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology 45 years experience
Possibly: The most common cause of missed periods is pregnancy, but there are other causes. A pregnancy test should be first, and then other causes can be cons... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No, your PG test should be accurate.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
May retest in 1 week: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medicat... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Check it out: See your primary care doctor to rule out serious conditions that could cause both of these symptoms
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Collins
Dr. Donald Collinsanswered
Family Medicine 42 years experience
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