Atlanta, GA
A 41-year-old female asked:

Had iud taken out in sept 19 cause ttc and every month since last he had two periods until january only one lasted 7 days the app i use say im 3 days late when should i take a test and which is best most accurate thank u?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
In a few days: Today's home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A urine test will give a reliable result by 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have been) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Feb 2, 2020


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.