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A 16-year-old female asked:

So.... im 16, and today was the first time for me to go to a gynecologist... it was going well till she saw a small dot inside of me and she told me to take a pregnancy test but it came out negative ( my period is late 5 days) ....

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
About those tests...: 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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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Late period ?'s: If your periods have been consistently regular( 24-34 days apart), and pregnancy is possible, testing with a "home test" may be negative at only "5 days late". If your period does not begin in 5-7 more days, obtain a serum HCG test to be certain about pregnancy.
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Last updated Jul 29, 2020
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