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when is it accurate to take pregnancy test

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Pregnancy test: Don't know how many days long your cycle is. You can take it at the time you miss your period or there after.

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Wine?: The pregnancy test is not affected by wine, it is affected by how many days after fertilization you take it. They are generally reliable 12 days after ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No: A standard pregnancy test is usually used at the time a woman misses a period. An early pregnancy test can sometimes detect pregnancy up to 6 days pri ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Several days before: your missed period, if you are using over the counter tests..
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: Home pregnancy test should be done 4-5 days after a missed period. It is better to use first morning urine as it is more concentrated. However, if the ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Abdullah
15 years experience Fertility Medicine
Depends: Blood vs urine. Urine tests are accurate 2 weeks after ovulation. Blood tests can be positive 8 days after ovulation.
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A 35-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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Yes.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
4 wks from last flow: Pregnancy tests are pretty accurate these days so checking after the day the missed period should come usually works. To be more sure wait 4-5 days af ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Less: It is better to use first morning urine for a pregnancy test as it is more concentrated.

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