A 23-year-old female asked:
im 3mo pp/ebf w/no period. had sex 1.5-2.5 wks ago. preg-like symp and lite spotng 2 days ago but neg hpt. too early or actually neg?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered
48 years experience Pathology
May be too early: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.
Answered on Jun 18, 2015
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