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A 20-year-old member asked:

How long should ii wait before getting a pregnancy test?

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Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Same Day as miss: You can do a pregnancy test the very same day as you were expecting your period, & it should be positive if you are pregnant. If the test is negative, & you don't have a period in a week, it would be reasonable to test again.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: If you miss your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine,

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Could you describe how long should I wait to get a pregnancy test?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
1 week late: Home pregnancy tests generally become positive when you're about 1 week late with respect to your period. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How long should you wait after a pregnancy to get pregnant again?

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Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
About 2 years: About 2 years seems to be a good time span in between pregnancies. This gives a woman's body enough time to recover from the drain of a pregnancy. If the delivery was by cesarean section, the scar in the uterus is least likely to rupture during a subsequent pregnancy.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Plz tell me how long should you wait to get a pregnancy test?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: Current home pregnancy tests become positive by the time you'd be starting your next expected period. If it's negative, repeat again in 1 week and see your doctor.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How long you should wait to take a pregnancy test to get accurate results?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
1 week late: Home pregnancy tests generally become positive when you're about 1 week late with respect to your period. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

How long should you wait after sex to take a pregnancy test to get a accurate result?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Very accurate at 3wk: A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result by 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed.

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