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Does having intercourse prior to taking a pregnancy test affect the results?

Does having intercourse prior to taking a pregnancy test affect the results?

No: A pregnancy test (on urine) measures the presence of HCG (human choriionic gonadotropin) in the urine that is present because of pregnancy. It is not a measure of semen or of anything in the vagina of anything to do with the immediate act of intercourse. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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Taking a pregnancy test 42 days after intercourse would it be accurate results?

Taking a pregnancy test 42 days after intercourse would it be accurate results?

Yes: If you do the test correctly at 42 days after sex, the result will correctly tell you if you are pregnant or not. 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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Will a first response pregnancy test give you an accurate result 37 days after intercourse?

Will a first response pregnancy test give you an accurate result 37 days after intercourse?

Long enough for sure: If you are pregnant 37 days after intercourse, any reliable test (urine, blood) will show a positive result. Urine usually is reliable after 1 week and blood is usually reliable after 3 days. There are rare exceptions (usually seen on TV specials) but that may be due to incorrect testing methods. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many days after intercourse does a pregnancy test show an accurate result?

Can you let me know how many days after intercourse does a pregnancy test show an accurate result?

Pregnancy test : Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Can we check for pregnancy test after 2weeks of intercourse..can we get accurate result after 2weeks..i am eager to check whether i am pregnant r not?

After missed period: 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. A negative result on a test done too early is not reliable. ...Read more

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Urine pregnancy test - would it show a result if you're pregnant 29-32 hours after intercourse?

No: No, your pregnancy test would not show up this early. The pregnancy test only turns positive after a few weeks of being pregnant. If you're concerned about being pregnant and do not want to be pregnant i like you need to see a doctor to be prescribed plan b. ...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