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A 30-year-old female asked:

I was supposed to start my period yesterday, i took the plan b pill about two weeks ago. my doctor said it might have been a little two late for it to work, could i take a pregnancy test if i am only one day late?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes, but: Yes, try the test if it is negative, repeat in 1-2 weeks.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes, you can: You can take a home pregnancy test the day you miss your period. Early pregnancy tests can be done before then. Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. Take a home pregnancy test & notify your GYN if your period is 7 or > days late.

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