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A 27-year-old female asked:

My period is 2days late had sex on 1-25 period was suppose to come on the 5th of feb is it 2 early 2 take a pregnancy test last period was jan 10-14?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Home pregnancy tests are very accurate.: They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period.  if you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection.
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Last updated Feb 7, 2014

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