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my husband and i are trying to have a child. my last period was dec. 3rd. my breasts are tender and itchy. is it too early to take an at home test?

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Maybe not: Most home pregnancy tests are reliable after you miss your period. Some tests, like the Clear Blue tests can be used up to 4 days prior to your period. But even these should be repeated if they are negative if you miss your period. Read the package and see how soon it can be used. It won't hurt to test now and can be exciting if it is positive! But re-check if you miss your period.

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