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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 24 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.
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 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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Last updated Apr 13, 2013

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