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A 29-year-old female asked:

negative pregnancy test at 8-9 days past ovulation. i used the first response early result test this afternoon. can i still be pregnant?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Could be: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully.

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Last updated Nov 6, 2014

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