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Can I take a pregnancy test 11 days before a missed period?

Can I take a pregnancy test 11 days before a missed period?

Well: If you were pregnant from your last cycle it would be positive, but otherwise its likely too early for a positive test. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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When can you test for pregnancy before missed period?

When can you test for pregnancy before missed period?

Some early: Pregnancy tests can detect pregnancy as early as six days prior to the missed period. ...Read more

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Should i take a home pregnancy test before a missed period?

Should i take a home pregnancy test before a missed period?

EPT: For more accuracy - consider taking an early pregnancy test (because HCG levels might not be high enough to trigger a standard home pregnancy test prior to missed period). ...Read more

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Can I test for pregnancy a week before my period?

Can I test for pregnancy a week before my period?

Not accurate: Modern urine pregnancy tests sold in drugstores are very accurate when used properly. Most report accuracy as early as the first day after a missed period. ...Read more

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How many days after a missed period should I get a blood test for pregbancy?

How many days after a missed period should I get a blood test for pregbancy?

Same day: You can wait longer but a serum (blood) test is reliable even a day or two before the expected missed period. ...Read more

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How can you miss a period have a negative pregnancy test then concieve few days later and be pregnant?

How can you miss a period have a negative pregnancy test then concieve few days later and be pregnant?

2 ships crossing...: It sounds like you were juuust pregnant - like maybe a few days - when you took the first pregnancy test; and then later, your pregnancy progressed enough to be detectable by the test. It isn't that you weren't pregnant. It was that you weren't pregnant enough for the test to see it yet. ...Read more

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Can you have a miscariage after a missed period and a neg pregnancy test?

Can you have a miscariage after a missed period and a neg pregnancy test?

Pregnancy possible: Yes you can have a miscarriage and have missed only one period. Pregnancy test are not a 100% effective so they do miss some pregnancies. If you have any concern you should get a blood test done for HCG hormone to see if you were pregnant. If you have any further abdominal pain, discharge or fever with these symptoms you should get evaluated sooner. ...Read more

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Can i use first repsonse ept to test for a pregnancy 4 days before my missed period?

Can i use first repsonse ept to test for a pregnancy 4 days before my missed period?

Yes: If expecting pregnancy, testing now may give the answer earlier. If looking for negative test, best to wait for a week after the missed period. ...Read more

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Can you get a blood pregnancy test before missed period?

Yes: Definitely, a serum HCG is accurate by 11 days after fertilization. ...Read more

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Can i get a postive pregnancy test at 4weeks and 3 days. Also can i take a blood pregnancy test before i missed my period even tho i missed last month?

Can i get a postive pregnancy test at 4weeks and 3 days. Also can i take a blood pregnancy test before i missed my period even tho i missed last month?

See below: At four weeks and 3 days after a missed period, if you were pregnant, a home pregnancy test would be positive. You may get a blood test any time now and if you choose to do that, discuss with your doctor if getting a sonogram would be warranted. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait before testing for pregnancy after a missed period. Missed mine today. Took a test and it was negative.

How long do you have to wait before testing for pregnancy after a missed period. Missed mine today. Took a test and it was negative.

Repeat: In the next 4-7 days for improved accuracy. While home pregnancy test like EPT report 99% accuracy on the day of your missed period, if you want to be really sure that negative is a true negative give it several days. ...Read more

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How soon after a missed period can I take a home pregnancy test for an accurate result?

How soon after a missed period can I take a home pregnancy test for an accurate result?

Up to 2 weeks: It generally takes several days for your urinary levels of HCG to get elevated enough to be detected, but it can take as much as 2 wks. Over-the-counter tests aren't always as sensitive as tests at your doctor's office, but even those usually take at least a few days after you're late to turn positive. Recheck a week or two later if you're late for your period & suspect you might be pregnant. ...Read more

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Can i get a negative on a pregnancy test during implantation. (spotting) How long after implantation should i take a pregnancy test?

Can i get a negative on a pregnancy test during implantation. (spotting) How long after implantation should i take a pregnancy test?

High School Health: Yes. A new fetus is completely undetectable by the mother's body until about fourteen days past conception. You take a pregnancy test when you miss a period. Not before. Didn't you learn this simple stuff in health class? ...Read more

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Can I do a home pregnancy test after missing two month period?

Can I do a home pregnancy test after missing two month period?

Yep!: it will stay positive if you are pregnant for the length of your pregnancy. Do follow instructions on the kit exactly, and be sure it is not expired. If negative, and you have missed two periods see a doc to confirm with a blood pg test and to check for other causes of amenorrhea (lack of periods). ...Read more

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Can you get a positive blood test for pregnancy 8 days before your missed period?

Sometimes, but...: That is very early, so often the test will still be negative, and one will end up retesting. Patience is a vital virtue for any aspiring parent-to-be. One should just wait 3 weeks after the estimated date of fertilization, and test then. ...Read more

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How soon can I take pregnancy test after a missed period for an accurate result?

About 1week,,,: These tests are usually best at about 10 days after ovulation which is about 5 days or so after the period begins so if you do it at about a week after your missed period you're highly likely to get an accurate result. Good luck. ...Read more

Missed Period (Definition)

A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase ...Read more