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Can you take a pregnancy test while spotting?

Can you take a pregnancy test while spotting?

Yes: Yes, first morning urine is usually most accurate. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Can you take a pregnancy test while you're spotting?

Can you take a pregnancy test while you're spotting?

Yes: You can take a pregnancy test at any time. It will be positive by about 10 days after conception. ...Read more

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I took home pregnancy test and it was positive. Only thing is, there's always a brown like spottings. Is this normal?

I took home pregnancy test and it was positive. Only thing is, there's always a brown like spottings. Is this normal?

Get checked: Sometimes spotting can be normal in early pregnancy but you should make an appointment with your doctor to make sure everything is ok. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I take a pregnancy test while spotting?

Can I take a pregnancy test while spotting?

You may: Use first morning urine, avoid contamination of urine with blood, and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. ...Read more

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When should you take a pregnancy test if you spotting?

When should you take a pregnancy test if you spotting?

After a missed: Period. You may take a home pregnancy test 4-5 days after a missed period, use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. ...Read more

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Can you take a pregnancy test if you are spotting and 5 days late?

Yes: Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. Try to avoid blood contamination of the urine that would use for the test. ...Read more

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Can you take a pregnancy test when your spotting/bleeding?

Can you take a pregnancy test when your spotting/bleeding?

Pregnancy Testing: Testing would be valid if you have missed a period. Why do you want to do a test when you are bleeding? ...Read more

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2 days ago I had some spotting, I should have started yesterday and I didn't. Does that mean I should take a pregnancy test?

2 days ago I had some spotting, I should have started yesterday and I didn't. Does that mean I should take a pregnancy test?

Depends: Answer depends on if you had unprotected sex since your last period and at least two weks ago, as most home pregnancy tests are accurate around two weeks post conception. If u had unprotected sex within past 5 days I would recommend getting rx for Ella (ulipristal acetate) emergency contraception. It is not uncommon for young women to miss aperiod, have period come late or lighter especially with stress. ...Read more

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When should I take a pregnancy test if I have light spotting?

When should I take a pregnancy test if I have light spotting?

Hpt: If you have been sexually active and have missed your period then you can go ahead and take a home pregnancy test (HPT) now. If negative and still no period would repeat HPT in a week. Take care. ...Read more

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How long after Plan B and spotting should I take a pregnancy test?

How long after Plan B and spotting should I take a pregnancy test?

ONLY IF MISSED PERIO: Plan b if taken as directed within 72 hours prevents pregnancy, and if you did not have unprotected sex after that. You only need to do pregnancy test if you miss your period, due to failure of planb. ...Read more

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If I started spotting last week on thursday and today is tuesday, when should I take a pregnancy test?

If I started spotting last week on thursday and today is tuesday, when should I take a pregnancy test?

Pregnancy possible: The possibility exists. If you are one week late and still haven't had your menses, you should perform a home pregnancy test. If it is negative, repeat in one week. ...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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I take a pregnancy test and it show negative but am spotting for 7day now what is going sometime you see it and sometimes you don't what is going on w?

Your period?: You may be having your period or a variant of a period which can be encountered in young women. However, if spotting continues you may want to check with your gynecologist ...Read more

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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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I have light pink spotting and am trying to conceive. Should I take a pregnancy test?

I have light pink spotting and am trying to conceive. Should I take a pregnancy test?

Depends: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about 3 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. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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Five days late, brownish pink spotting with mild cramping could I be pregnant? Should I take a pregnancy test

Five days late, brownish pink spotting with mild cramping could I be pregnant? Should I take a pregnancy test

Yes: It is time do to a home pregnancy test. If it is negative, re do it in 3-4 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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Am having a on & off period and am seeing some light spotting and I take a pregnancy test and it show negative Thursday gone make one week now I reall?

Am having a on & off period and am seeing some light spotting and I take a pregnancy test and it show negative Thursday gone make one week now I reall?

Many options: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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When should I take a pregnancy test if I have an irregular period and I'm spotting?

When should I take a pregnancy test if I have an irregular period and I'm spotting?

Difficult timing: Since your period is irregular, it it more difficult to tell early pregnancy if you don't have any symptoms. The hpt usually turns positive after 2 wks following conception. So if you only had relation 1 wk ago and got pregnant from that, it still won't show (too early). If you had relation, say 3 wks ago and got pregnant, likely it is positive now. You can test any time. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Spotting a week after my period. How long til I should take a pregnancy test?

Spotting a week after my period. How long til I should take a pregnancy test?

You can now: You can take a pregnancy test now, but having already had a normal period it is unlikely that you are pregnant. ...Read more

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If I take a pregnancy test 2 weeks after my period (I was only spotting) will it still be accurate?

If I take a pregnancy test 2 weeks after my period (I was only spotting) will it still be accurate?

Depends upon when: You had intercourse and when you think you might have become pregnant. If you think your last cycle was unusual and you are wondering if you became pregnant about a month ago, then yes, the pregnancy test should be accurate. If you want to know if you have concieved this cycle, you'll have to wait until your period is due, and if you are late, then the test will be accurate for this month. OK? ...Read more

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Had a 1 day period then brown spotting the next day. How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test? Was on depo for 6yrs and have had 3 periods now.

Had a 1 day period then brown spotting the next day. How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test? Was on depo for 6yrs and have had 3 periods now.

Tests are accurate: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, STDs, or medications. A urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have been), 1 week after missing a period, or 1 week after starting a "weird" period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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I'm spotting 5 days before my period. I'm regular. How many days should I wait till I take a pregnancy test.

I'm spotting 5 days before my period. I'm regular. How many days should I wait till I take a pregnancy test.

After missed period: If you miss your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. You may see your doctor for a blood test one day after the missed period. ...Read more

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I had a 5 day period it's been 9days and now I'm spotting is that normal or should I see a doctor or take a pregnancy test?

I had a 5 day period it's been 9days and now I'm spotting is that normal or should I see a doctor or take a pregnancy test?

Maybe; Yes do test: Even teens using a most effective contraceptive like an IUD or subdermal implant, would benefit from a blood betaHCG test ASAP to be safe and if positive, need a Gyn evaluation and pelvic sonogram.
If your pregnancy test is negative and you health otherwise good, chances are your cycles will return spontaneously to normal in 2 to 3 months. If they do not or worsen, get a Gyn consult and life plan. ...Read more

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I'm two weeks late from my period. My periods are heavier and I had mild dark spotting. Should I take a pregnancy test and how soon?

I'm two weeks late from my period. My periods are heavier and I had mild dark spotting. Should I take a pregnancy test and how soon?

Appointment: You need to schedule an appointment with your family doctor or gynecologist. Although you might be pregnant, you might have some other problems or diseases that need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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I have been having spotting and irregular bleeding after unprotected sex with my boyfriend, can I take a pregnancy test while bleeding?

I have been having spotting and irregular bleeding after unprotected sex with my boyfriend, can I take a pregnancy test while bleeding?

Yes: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal bleeding, or medications. A 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. ...Read more

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If I take a pregnancy test in the afternoon while on my period will it still be accurate? I'm afraid bc I had spotting then period never spotted b4?

If I take a pregnancy test in the afternoon while on my period will it still be accurate? I'm afraid bc I had spotting then period never spotted b4?

Not pregnant: Having a period is your body's way of proving you did not get pregnant. You do not need to test. It would be a complete waste of money. But, if you test, it will be negative and it will be valid because you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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If your period is heavy first two days then spotting for last four days, on the next is it ok to take a pregnancy test which is last day of my period?

If your period is heavy first two days then spotting for last four days, on the next is it ok to take a pregnancy test which is last day of my period?

Not Pregnant: Having a period represents not being pregnant. Pregnancy testing is best done when one has missed a period and could be pregnant. It is always okay to take a pregnancy test, but in your situation, your test will be negative because you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Started spotting 4 days b4 my period haven't bled like I normally do. Never spotted b4 had my period for 6years. When should I take a pregnancy test?

Started spotting 4 days b4 my period haven't bled like I normally do. Never spotted b4 had my period for 6years. When should I take a pregnancy test?

Now: If in doubt, do it now and then may repeat in 2 weeks provided the first one was negative. If the second one is negative, there's a good chance next month, your periods will go back to normal. ...Read more

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Is 14 days before next far too early to take a pregnancy test? My last period lasted 3 days and very light spotting blood

Is 14 days before next far too early to take a pregnancy test? My last period lasted 3 days and very light spotting blood

Can I be pregnant?: You can always test, but testing when one has had a period is most likely to be negative and a waste of money. Viable pregnancy stops vaginal bleeding. If you wonder about a new possible 'conception' then testing is best done the morning after the first day a new period is missed. ...Read more

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I've been spotting lightly for almost a week. It's too early for my period. I'm trying to figure out if I can take a pregnancy test.

I've been spotting lightly for almost a week. It's too early for my period. I'm trying to figure out if I can take a pregnancy test.

Yes, ten days after: Home pregnancy tests are generally accurate ten days after you are pregnant That's actually sooner then when your period is due. ...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


Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more