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3mo late for period. pcos, but usually have 2 periods/mo. last period in june, had unprotected sex in july. negative hpts, could i still be pregnant?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Pregnancy tests: 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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6 weeks since last period, swollen, light cramping, cramps after sex sometimes and tender breast, insomnia, exhaustion, frequent urination, moody. Negative hpt, could still be pregnant?

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