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My boyfriend ejuculated inside of me two weeks before my period. Would I be pregnant? And can I take a pregnancy test before my period ?

My boyfriend ejuculated inside of me two weeks before my period. Would I be pregnant? And can I take a pregnancy test before my period ?

Not useful: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. Please seek care from a doctor to protect your and your baby's health. ...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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Why can't i take a pregnancy test before my projected period date? I'm 7 days out, why would taking one now not give a correct result?

Why can't i take a pregnancy test before my projected period date? I'm 7 days out, why would taking one now not give a correct result?

Back to health Class: Wow. Here are the facts. The sperm impregnate the egg outside of any organ inside the pelvis. Then the egg has to travel down the fallopian tubes and then enter the uterus. It then has to land on a wall of the uterus and then implant. Then it begins to grow. While it is growing it leaks HCG hormone that then when high enough permeates into the mother's blood stream. This process takes 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Can i take home pregnancy test 5 days before my period date?

Can i take home pregnancy test 5 days before my period date?

Not useful: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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Can i take home pregnancy test 5 days before my period date? or can i wait till my period date?

Can i take home  pregnancy test 5 days before my period date? or can i wait till my period date?

Wait: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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If my period is 25/26 days long and my luteal phase is 10/11. Can I take a pregnancy test 8 days before my missed period?

If my period is 25/26 days long and my luteal phase is 10/11. Can I take a pregnancy test 8 days before my missed period?

Not useful: You would be testing too soon. Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...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

Dr. Scott Keith
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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


Dr. Stephen Sudler
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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