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A 30-year-old female asked:

Would a pregnancy test 8 days after sexual encounter and 8-9 days before expected period be positive?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
HPT are accurate about a week after a missed period. Before that, enough hCG hormone may not be present to indicate a positive. You'll have to wait until after you've missed your period to see if you are pregnant.
Last updated Jan 10, 2022


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