A 19-year-old female asked:
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my period was over 2 weeks late last month and ony lasted one day but it was very light. tests still neg. could i be pregnant still?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Pregnancy unlikely: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), 1 week after missing a period, or 1 week after starting a "weird" period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test.
Answered on Feb 14, 2016
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reliable: urine home pregnancy tests are reliable and when negative, the presence of a pregnancy is highly unlikely. To be more certain, pregnancy hormone levels in the woman's blood can be tested.
Answered on Feb 14, 2016

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