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A 34-year-old female asked:

I am 6 days late for my period and suspect i may be pregnant. i have slight pelvic cramps, breast tenderness. i am thinking to wait for it to become a missed period before testing. am i right to wait a little bit longer before doing a home test?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Accurate now: If you test a first morning urine (most concentrated) it is usually accurate by the time a regular menses is missed. You can wait longer if you wish.
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