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How long should i wait to take a pregancy test after sex?

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Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Gynecology 43 years experience
10-14 days: If you have sex at the fertile time when you are ovulating, the soonest you will have a positive pregnancy test is 10 to 14 days later. It will be positive by the time you miss a period.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

How long do you wait to take pregnancy test after sex?

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Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 14 years experience
Next pregnancy: I recommend waiting 18 months before attempting pregnancy after a ceserean. This will allow time for the uterus to heal.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

How long after sex should I wait to take a pregnancy test?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Missed Period: You wait until your next period is missed and then you test the morning after the first day a period is missed.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How long do I have to wait to take a pregnancy test after unrptected sex?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
1 day >missed period: One day after missed period most commercially available urine pregnancy tests can detect implanted pregnancies.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

How long do I have to wait to take a pregnancy test after sex with husband??

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
3 weeks: 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 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.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How long should you wait to take pregnancy test after sex for accurate results?

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Dr. Lewis Rosenberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Depends: You need to at least miss your period.

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