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A 25-year-old female asked:

husband & i were only together on the 3rd. period is 5 days late & has never been late before. hpt at 2 days late negative. sore breasts and cramping.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
May have tested too: Early. Hpt can be positive as early as one day after a missed period, but at that stage a negative test does not rule out pregnancy. It is better to test 4-5 days after missed period, use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the test package carefully.

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Last updated Mar 24, 2013

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