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Can you take a home pregnancy test after having your period to be sure there's no pregnancy? If so, how long after the period?

Can you take a home pregnancy test after having your period to be sure there's no pregnancy? If so, how long after the period?

Wasting Money: Why would you. The very definition of not being pregnant is having a period of normal length and on time. A test would be superfluous. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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?

Dont 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

Dr. Stephen Sudler
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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


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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