A 25-year-old female asked:
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took a hpt the day before i was due and was neg. now i'm 5 days late. no pms or preg symptoms. retest?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Test in a few days: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A 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 negative result may be due to testing too early such as less than 2 weeks after conception.
Answered on Dec 5, 2016
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Yes: It would be a good idea to retest. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you wish to have a more definitive answer, you may get a blood test for HCG level. 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 Dec 5, 2016

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