A 21-year-old female asked:
Was 12 hours & then 20 hours late taking my birth control twice last month. i took the rest of the pills as normal. i also had unprotected sex. no period on my week of placebo.. negative test but intense cramps, & clear discharge. could i pregnant?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Hard to guess, but: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), 1 week after missing a period, or 1 week after starting a "weird" 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.
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Last updated Apr 26, 2020
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