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A 18-year-old female asked:

After taking birth control i only get my period every other month, when would be the best time to take a pregnancy test after unprotected sex?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Duggar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
14 days later: It generally takes 14 days after conception for a home test to turn positive.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
3 weeks: Conception occurs within day or so of the sex. It takes about 3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG for a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully
Last updated Sep 8, 2019


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