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I am 8 days late for my period is it OK for me to take a pregnancy test

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A male asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
You : You can get pregnant at any point during your cycle, even though it is much less common to get pregnant during menstruation. Even though pregnancy is ... Read More
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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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Check it out: See your primary care doctor to rule out serious conditions that could cause both of these symptoms
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
Late periods: It depends on how old you are or if you have had intercourse within the "danger" period, but missed periods for females almost always warrant a pregna ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Good Idea to do: If you have been having unprotected sex and missed your period.You should do a pregnancy test to find out if you are or are not pregnant
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Test: Sensitive if two weeks from ovulation or missed period do correctly first morning urination most sensitive.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Now: Most over the counter pregnancy tests can detect pregnancy at the point that you have missed a period. If you are not trying to get pregnant, you shou ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Urine pregnancy tests rely on hormones generated by the developing conceptus to turn positive. It takes time for these to come out in any quantity.The ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Inconsistent use of oral contraceptives can lead to irregular bleeding. Try setting a reminder on your phone to remind to take your medication. Good ... Read More
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