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A 25-year-old female asked:

Hii so ive missed my period. i was spotting during the week that it was suppose to have come. my breasts feel heavy and my nipples are tender and kind of tingly. i have taken two pregnancy tests and they came out negative. should i retest?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Tests are accurate: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine 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 positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon.

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