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Can I take a pregnancy test after seeing my period for just two days which is very unusual?

Can I take a pregnancy test after seeing my period for just two days which is very unusual?

When in doubt: Just check pregnancy test. And if you are still not bleeding normally and first pregnancy test was negative, check it again in 1 week. If both negative and your symptoms persist, get to a GYN so they can help you determine what the next step is to regulate your period. You can wait a little longer to see if your periods will fix themselves. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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When can I take a pregnancy test after spotting on days 9& 12 after period?

When can I take a pregnancy test after spotting on days 9& 12 after period?

Testing: It says it clearly on all tests. To be valid a test must be at the very least two weeks after the sexual encounter and it is very well known that if you test before you miss a period then that is a waste of money since it would be too early to test. Test after you miss a period. ...Read more

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Hi can I take a pregnancy test after a period, 3 weeks after last sexual encounter?

Hi can I take a pregnancy test after a period, 3 weeks after last sexual encounter?

Yes: If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Get HPV vaccine.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How long should I wait before I take a pregnancy test after my missed period?

How long should I wait before I take a pregnancy test after my missed period?

Don't have to: Home pregnancy test will usually show (+) 10 days after conception. Ovulation usually mid-cycle, so at most, might want to wait a week, but might show (+) already, depending on when you ovulated and had intercourse. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test after my last period.

How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test after my last period.

Pregnancy test: Generally wait for 7-10 days after missed period to do home pregnancy test. If negative, wait few more days & repeat. If still negative & certain you're pregnant, see ob/pcp for blood pregnancy test. ...Read more

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If I was to take a pregnancy test after that period. When would be the best time?

If I was to take a pregnancy test after that period. When would be the best time?

Inconsistent: If you have a regular period, there is no need for a pregnancy test. Pregnancy test should be done 5 or more days after a missed period. ...Read more

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When is it best to take a pregnancy test after missing my period?

When is it best to take a pregnancy test after missing my period?

By your period: Newer sensitive home tests turn positive by the time your next expected peiod should arrive. If it's not positive, repeat in a week. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to take a pregnancy test after you miss your period?

How long should you wait to take a pregnancy test after you miss your period?

Don't wait: Most over the counter urine pregnancy tests will already detect the level of HCG after you miss your period. Use your early morning urine as that is the most concentrated. Serum pregnancy tests will already detect pregnancy. ...Read more

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How much days should you wait to take a pregnancy test after u miss ur period?

How much days should you wait to take a pregnancy test after u miss ur period?

Most hPT: Are actually accurate 1-2 days before the expected menstrual period, but are more reliable if you wait a bit longer. Testing sooner than 10 d.P.O. Is very unreliable and shouldn't be done (unless you enjoy being fooled.). ...Read more

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How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test after I miss my period?

How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test after I miss my period?

Don't wait: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. You can test today if you are already late for your period ...Read more

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6dpo I was due a period today when should I take a pregnancy test?

6dpo I was due a period today when should I take a pregnancy test?

Most of the time: Ovulation occurs 14 days prior to the anticipated period (not 6 days prior to period). ...Read more

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When should I take a pregnancy test my last period was feb 7th 2014?

When should I take a pregnancy test my last period was feb 7th 2014?

Pregnancy test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. You could take a test a few days before your period is due. Always use contraception if you want to avoid pregnancy. Good luck! ...Read more

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When should I take a pregnancy test if I don't know when my next period is due?

When should I take a pregnancy test if I don't know when my next period is due?

Any time: If you are not regular then you are likely not ovulating on a regular schedule. Therefore, no way to predict when you could have conceived and hence when to check. I would check now and then again in a few weeks. ...Read more

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Suppose to start period tomorrow. TTC 4 months. Can I take a pregnancy test today? Or wait?

Suppose to start period tomorrow. TTC 4 months. Can I take a pregnancy test today? Or wait?

After Missed period.: Home pregnancy tests can show positive as early as 3-4 days after implantation. Implantation generally occurs 6-12 days after ovulation. So if the egg was fertilized right at ovulation and you used the most sensitive home test it could be positive at 9 days. On average it is 13-14 days after fertilization/ovulation when it is positive. But, wait until you have missed a period to test. ...Read more

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10 days before period anxious to know of pregnant can I take a pregnancy test yet or is too soon?  

10 days before period anxious to know of pregnant can I take a pregnancy test yet or is too soon?  

Probably too soon: You could certainly try, but typically the test is not very reliable until you reach the days on which you expect your period. The urine test detects a hormone that is produced in response to the pregnancy, and it takes a couple of weeks for the hormone to reach levels that are detectable in the urine. Earliest it can be detected is usually ~2-3 weeks after conception. ...Read more

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Took plan b on 4/20 for the 3rd time and period hasn't came yet Should I take a pregnancy test to be sure? What my possibilities of being preg

Took plan b on 4/20 for the 3rd time and period hasn't came yet Should I take a pregnancy test to be sure? What my possibilities of being preg

Depends: How soon after sex did you take plan B. Effectiveness goes down with increasing time. It is prudent to take a pregnancy test, if you are more than three weeks past the episode of sex. If the result is negative, re do the test in 4-5 days, if you do not get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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When is a good time to take a pregnancy test after a missed period?

Any time: Any time after a missed period is adequate to do a pregnancy test. The urine tests are very sensisitve for b-hcg and if you are pregnant after a missed period, they should show that. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the soonest you can take a pregnancy test after having sex? I don't want to wait for a missed period to take a test; when is it reliable?

What is the soonest you can take a pregnancy test after having sex? I don't want to wait for a missed period to take a test; when is it reliable?

Pregnancy test: You should wait at least until your period is due or a few days late for more accurate results. If you test to early you may get a false negative test. Take care! ...Read more

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Period is 4 days late, when should I take a pregnancy test?

Period is 4 days late, when should I take a pregnancy test?

Soon: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), 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, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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If iam expecting my next period on feb 15, can I take a pregnancy test now?

If iam expecting my next period on feb 15, can I take a pregnancy test now?

Pregnancy Testing: No. Testing for pregnancy before a period is missed is invalid and a waste of money. The recommendation for pregnancy testing is fourteen days after the sexual encounter and when a period is missed. You must wait until february 15th. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...Read more