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A 19-year-old female asked:

how early can i take a home pregnancy test and get correct results?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Wait 3 wk after sex: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) 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.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How early can you tale a home pregnancy test?

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Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
2-5 days after : A missed period is when a pregnancy test will pretty reliably show positive if you are really pregnant.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

Is two weeks to early to take a home pregnancy test ?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Pregnancy test: You can take the test seven to ten days after intercourse two weeks is not to early.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

How early can u take a home pregnancy test?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Before your period: A home pregnancy test can turn positive a day or two before you expect your period. It is best to test your urine first thing in the morning (it is more concentrated then).
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A 32-year-old female asked:

How early is too early to take a home pregnancy test?

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Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Home UPT: If pregnant will turn positive 4-5 days before next period would be due. In other words, test no earlier than 3 1/2 weeks after last period. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

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