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A 18-year-old female asked:

I had unprotected sex on sunday night around 8 or 9 , i'm just now taking plan b (five days later). is it too early to take a pregnancy test?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nicole Jarvis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: For the best chance of the test being accurate, you should wait until you are late for your period. Some tests claim they can tell if you are pregnant up to 5 days before you are supposed to get your period, but in my experience I have many patients get both false positives and false negatives from these.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It is too early.: For a regular pregnancy test - would wait until a period is missed. Early Response type tests can be used prior to that.

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Last updated Sep 11, 2017

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