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When is the earliest you can get a positive pregnancy test?

When is the earliest you can get a positive pregnancy test?

See below.: The earliest pregnancy test you can take is a quantitative blood test. It can detect HCG 8-9 days after fertilization of the egg. If it shows a level less than 25, then it is equivocal and might need to be repeated in a couple of days. Visit your doctor if there is concern. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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Could I get a false positive pregnancy test 3 weeks after my early m/c I have particals in my urine? So am I really pregnant again

Could I get a false positive pregnancy test 3 weeks after my early m/c I have particals in my urine? So am I really pregnant again

Pregnant: False positives are rare. Thus all depends on how far along you were in the first lost pregnancy and the type of miscarriage it was. In these situations it is best to get the blood test and not be doing urine tests. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is the latest someone can get a positive pregnancy test?

Can you tell me exactly when is the latest someone can get a positive pregnancy test?

The latest?: It will still be positive when you deliver the baby, I don't understand? ...Read more

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I read online that a small percentage (10-15%) of women can get a positive pregnancy test 1-2 days past ovulation. Possible? Impossible?

I read online that a small percentage (10-15%) of women can get a positive pregnancy test 1-2 days past ovulation. Possible? Impossible?

Pregnancy: Impossible. To test positive the egg has to be impregnated. It then has to travel through the fallopian tubes into the uterus. It then has to land on the wall of the uterus and begin to grow. It then has to grow to a certain size to be creating and leaking HCG hormone so that the mother's blood supply can pick it up and thus then be testable. The body does not know a pregnancy has occurred. ...Read more

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A doctors post said that you can get a positive pregnancy test result before implantation? Possible?

A doctors post said that you can get a positive pregnancy test result before implantation? Possible?

No.: The pregnancy test measures a hormone released into the maternal bloodstream after the fertilized egg has implanted somewhere along the lining of the female genital tract - not before. ...Read more

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A doctors post on here said you can get a positive pregnancy test result before implantation. How? Explain...

A doctors post on here said you can get a positive pregnancy test result before implantation. How? Explain...

Too early to be +ve: Implantation happens about a week after ovulation but before you can get a positive home pregnancy test or blood pregnancy test. An implanting embryo is making tiny amounts of pregnancy hormone (HCG) but not enough to detect in your blood or your urine, until the levels get higher about 10 days to 2 weeks after ovulation - three days or less before your missed period if you're regular. ...Read more

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How can I get a positive pregnancy test?

How can I get a positive pregnancy test?

See below: 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. Pregnancy and some tumors produce positive results. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a positive pregnancy test followed by a negative one?

Is it possible to get a positive pregnancy test followed by a negative one?

Yes.: If the test is done improperly you can get any result. If you were pregnant and had a spontaneous miscarriage it may change. ...Read more

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Can you get a positive pregnancy test and then get a negative but still be pregnant?

Can you get a positive pregnancy test and then get a negative but still be pregnant?

Yes...: So it's best for you to see an ob/gyn doctor immediately for confirmation one way or the other. Remember that if there is any chance you could be pregnant, avoid drinking alcohol or taking any medications unless cleared by your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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If you were 5-6-7 week pregnant would you know? Would you get a positive pregnancy test at five weeks? If it was negative could you rule pregnancy out

If you were 5-6-7 week pregnant would you know? Would you get a positive pregnancy test at five weeks? If it was negative could you rule pregnancy out

Pregnancy testing: If you want to know for sure, have a serum pregnancy screen at a lab or through your doctor's office. Over the counter pregnancy tests can be positive as early as ten days of pregnancy, but there are false negatives. Blood testing is usually accurate. ...Read more

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Can I get a positive pregnancy test at 7 dpo?

Can I get a positive pregnancy test at 7 dpo?

Not likely: The pregnancy test won't be positive this early. It could be positive up to 4 or 5 days before a missed period. ...Read more

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Can I get a positive pregnancy test at 11 dpo?

Can I get a positive pregnancy test at 11 dpo?

Yes: Yes, typically this is "around" when you would start to get a positive pregnancy test. Of course ovulation and fertilization can be +/- a few days on either side, so if it's negative, you may want to re-test in 4-5 days. ...Read more

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Can you get a positive pregnancy test 3 days after sex?

Can you get a positive pregnancy test 3 days after sex?

No: A home pregnancy test that detected HCG in the urine can be positive in about 2-3 weeks. But if you have a blood test drawn, they are positive much earlier -- although usually only after several days. So -- no! ...Read more

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Can you get a positive pregnancy test 2 weeks after sex?

Can you get a positive pregnancy test 2 weeks after sex?

Yes.... but: That is the general limit of when it starts to be positive and you'd have to conceive right about the time of intercourse (t would be 2 weeks gestation; tests often begin to be positive at that point) and pretty reliably positive 1-2 weeks after than. ...Read more

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Is it impossible to get a positive pregnancy test at 6 dpo??

Not impossible: It would be unlikely. The pregnancy test is positive after the embryo implants, and home pregnancy tests are positive usually 12 to 19 days after ovulation. Laboratory measures of hCG can be detected between 9 and 16 days after ovulation. If your pregnancy test is positive, possibly your estimate of your ovulation day is off. ...Read more

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Can you get a positive pregnancy test 20 days or so after sex?

Can you get a positive pregnancy test 20 days or so after sex?

Depends on when you: Had sex. To get pregnant, you need to have sex when you are ovulating, which is about 2 weeks after you start your period. If you have sex then and conceived, you would have a pos preg test 14 days later. ...Read more

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How soon can you get a positive pregnancy test after conception?

How soon can you get a positive pregnancy test after conception?

10 - 14days: With sensitive quantitative blood tests, the test can start to be positive at 10 days and always by 14days after conception. The problem is knowing when conception is in most cases. Urine tests start showing positive at 13-14days and most would be positive at 18days. ...Read more

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How many days after ovulating can you get a positive pregnancy test?

How many days after ovulating can you get a positive pregnancy test?

Two weeks / 14 days: 14 days after ovulating is a good time to do a pregnancy test. Sensitive tests may go positive a few days before this. If you're not sure of the result and your period doesn't start at the normal time take another pregnancy test a couple of days later, or see an ob/gyn for a blood pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a positive pregnancy test 5 days after trigger shot?

Is it possible to get a positive pregnancy test 5 days after trigger shot?

Yes BUT: You are getting the hCG trigger on your test, it's not real. Need to wait at least. 6 more days for a true test. Good luck ...Read more

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My LMP was oct 25-28 when could I get a positive pregnancy test if I'm pregnant?

My LMP was oct 25-28 when could I get a positive pregnancy test if I'm pregnant?

After missed period: A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result when done correctly, the week after missing a period, or about 3 weeks after ovulation and sex. ...Read more

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Why do some very pregnant women never get a positive pregnancy test until like 20 weeks?

Why do some very pregnant women never get a positive pregnancy test until like 20 weeks?

Likely improper: Testing. A blood test for pregnancy is considered positive when the HCG level reaches 5 units. Any normal pregnancy reaches that level soon after implantation. Home pregnancy tests on urine take 7-10 longer to turn positive, but are positive in a normal pregnancy. About the only reason for the test to be negative is if the person does the test incorrectly. ...Read more

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Can you have pregnancy symptoms 1-2 weeks after sex? If so can you get a positive pregnancy test 3 weeks after sex?

Can you have pregnancy symptoms 1-2 weeks after sex? If so can you get a positive pregnancy test 3 weeks after sex?

Being Pregnant: Any positive pregnancy test means you are most likely pregnant. Testing is considered appropriate about fourteen days after the sexual encounter or when a period has been missed or delayed. ...Read more

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Can someone still get a positive pregnancy test after a tubal liguation. How long after can they test to have a positive test.

Can someone still get a positive pregnancy test after a tubal liguation. How long after can they test to have a positive test.

Tubals can fail: Just like after a vasectomy, failure rates are less than 1% but still can occur at any time. A pregnancy test will turn positive about two weeks after actual conception. ...Read more

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If I conceived on may 4th would I have known I was pregnant by may 16th? How long does it take to get a positive pregnancy test?

If I conceived on may 4th would I have known I was pregnant by may 16th? How long does it take to get a positive pregnancy test?

It varies: Usually, an over the counter pregnancy test can become positive at ten days of pregnancy. So this is in the realm of possibility given those dates. ...Read more

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Will you get a positive pregnancy test with an ectopic pregnancy?

Will you get a positive pregnancy test with an ectopic pregnancy?

ABSOLUTELY!: Ectopic pregnancy is one of the few life-threatening conditions that cannot be diagnosed by history and physical: a thorough pelvic sonogram and serial serum beta HCG levels are needed, along with appropriate suspicion. See your gynecologist for care! ...Read more

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Can I get a positive pregnancy test at 12 days after sex during ovulation?

Can I get a positive pregnancy test at 12 days after sex during ovulation?

Yes,,: Likely the optimum time is about one week after your period which is about 10-12 days after ovulation depending on the individual, so if it's done then, then an accurate positive result is highly likely. Good luck. ...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