A 41-year-old female asked:
Hi i am 41 years old. i am sexually active and have regular periods. my last period ended 25 march. i am 8 days late, hpt shows negative. can i still be pregnant?
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
Tests are accurate: 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.
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Last updated Apr 25, 2018
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