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A 20-year-old female asked:

Its three days since i missed my period and i took a test today came out negative. should i take another one or is it something else?

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Dr. William Boelter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Well...: Redo the test in 7/10 days if negative and/or you feel " different ", see your doctor for a blood pregnancy test and exam.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Not yet: The pregnancy tests currently available over the counter are very reliable. If you have done one and it is negative - then you are not pregnant, or you have conceived less than 10 days ago and the test will eventually become positive. You could wait at least 3 or 4 days to allow time for the pregnancy hormone to reach a detectable level before repeating the test.

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Last updated Aug 19, 2013

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