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A 25-year-old female asked:

I haven't got my period yet and i have tested for pregnancy three times and it was negative?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Tests are accurate: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early such as less than 2 weeks after conception.
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