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When can I take a pregnancy test and get an accurate negative result

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes : The most accurate time to check a pregnancy test this after you miss your menstrual cycle. Three weeks after sex a test would be reliable
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
About 2 weeks: It is best to wait 2 weeks after ovulation to check a pregnancy test, though it is possible it may come out positive a few days before then.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
3-5 days: Most consumer pregnancy tests now rival medical office pregnancy tests in technology and accuracy. The earlier the test, however, the more likely the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
After missed period: You should do the test 4-5 days after a missed period. if the result is negative repeat the test in 5-4 days, unless you get a period by then. Use fir ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience Gynecology
A. m.: take the test using the 1st morning's urine anytime after your missed period date
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, usually...: Because no test is perfect, if a woman thinks she might still be pregnant, she can repeat a urine pregnancy test 1 week later to confirm the first neg ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ealena Callender
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends on ovulation: For home pregnancy tests you get in the drugstore, you usually must wait until you miss a period to get an accurate result. For a woman with a 28-day ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pre-period 2-3 days.: The pregnancy test should be done only 2 to 3 days before the period to be more accurate.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes : Take a test.  they are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is w ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after ... Read More
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