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A 27-year-old female asked:

I went to the doctor today after having unprotected sex 5 weeks ago. took a blood test and it came back negative. isthis be correct? or was it too early

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
Lucked out: Usually urine pregnancy test will be positive after two weeks from conception, so if 5 weeks passed, then negative is likely negative.
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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
At 5 weeks: The blood test will be + there can be many other causes which your gyn should work up.
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