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Newark, NJ
A 41-year-old female asked:

How early can i do a pregnancy test at home?

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Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
After missed period: It is reliable any time after you first missed period.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
10 days: A pregnancy test will be positive by about 10 days after ovulation and conception. If you wait until your period is due, that would be 14 days after ovulation and a pregnancy test will be positive if you have indeed conceived. If your periods are not regular and predictable then the timing is more difficult to estimate.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Dr. Higginbotham is 100% correct, but I'd add the tests are mostly reliable after 10 days but occasionally may get a negative that is positive on day 11. My first year as a fellow I biopsied a pregnant woman based on a negative p.o.d. 10 test. I've never seen one not be correct post-ov day 11. Cheers!
Aug 8, 2014

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Can you explain how to do pregnancy test at home?

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If i test positive on an early pregnancy test does that mean i could have twins?

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