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A 29-year-old female asked:

i am 8 days late, hpt negative. my last few periods have been 1/22, 3/4, 4/3, 5/8, 6/11. if could i be pregnant? if not when do i contact my dr?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends: If you had unprotected sex since your last period, you could be pregnant. You should see your doctor at the earliest, in case you are pregnant that you may start antenatal care. You may get a blood test for HCG level. Alternatively, you could repeat hpt in a week. Use first morning urine and follow the 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.

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A 35-year-old female asked:

Lmp 9/30 lasted for 15 days now im 8 days late with mild pregnancy sxs could it be due to the long cycle or pregnancy? Took hpt 10/27 neg.

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection.

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