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A 18-year-old member asked:

Do i have to take a pregnancy test when my period is about to come or maybe a week before my period?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carlos Ballestas
Family Medicine 23 years experience
When period is due: Urine pregnancy test measure presence of a hormone called human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hcg). This hormone is produced by the placenta shortly after the embryo attaches to the uterine lining and builds up rapidly in your body in the first few days of pregnancy. This typically occurs 2 weeks after conception so it is recommended that you wait until at least one day after you miss your period.
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
After is >reliable: I do not know whether or not you are trying to achieve pregnancy . Usually pregnancy test is done when you suspect pregnancy because you missed your period unless you know how to recognize your ovulation or most fertile days in your cycle an you try to be pregnant then you can test even before the day that you were expecting your period (suppose to come 9-16 days after peak or ovulation).
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A 22-year-old female asked:

How soon can i take a pregnancy test before my period is intended to come on?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Before and after: A pregnancy test can be taken up to 3 days prior to the expected menstrual period, but is not as accurate as one taken 3 days after the period is missed.
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A 26-year-old female asked:

My period was supposed to come on the 12th, should I wait until the month is over? To take a pregnancy test?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: If your period is late and you have been having unprotected intercourse, a pregnancy test should be reliable now. Best wishes.
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A female asked:

Is it too early to take a pregnancy test if my period is supposed to come on the 12 of this month?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
Pregnancy: yes, you can have a false negative.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

My period isn't expected for a few more weeks, should I wait to take a pregnancy test till then?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes.: If your period is late then take a pregnancy test. The test will sometimes show positive a bit before your expected period. Typically best to wait. Hope this helps.
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Iowa City, IA
A 18-year-old female asked:

Im a week and a day late for my period. Should i take a pregnancy test ?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Yes: Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in package carefully.
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Last updated Jul 29, 2015
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