A 23-year-old female asked:
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I don't have periods or know when I ovulate due to birth control but I had sex 10 days ago and think I'm pregnant. When can I take an at home test?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Wait a while: The OTC tests depend on the production of a hormonal material by the newly formed fetal cells. It is often never made in high enough quantity to turn the test until about 2+ weeks after exposure and sometimes longer. If you are on effective BC you are likely not pregnant anyway.
Answered on Sep 9, 2016

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