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A 17-year-old female asked:

Was on birth control for 3 months & stopped recently. i am sexually active & have been taking meds for uti. period a week late. what could this mean?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Can do a preg. test: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed.

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