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How early can I take a home pregnancy test and get correct results?

How early can I take a home pregnancy test and get correct results?

Wait 3 wk after sex: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done 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

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Tingling sensation in my left nipples from the morning.I am 9 DPO today..What could be the problem? How early i can take a home pregnancy test?

Tingling sensation in my left nipples from the morning.I am 9 DPO today..What could be the problem? How early i can take a home pregnancy test?

Take a test: Don’t guess. Take a test. 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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How early can u take a home pregnancy test?

How early can u take a home pregnancy test?

Before your period: A home pregnancy test can turn positive a day or two before you expect your period. It is best to test your urine first thing in the morning (it is more concentrated then). ...Read more

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Is two weeks to early to take a home pregnancy test ?

Is two weeks to early to take a home pregnancy test ?

2 weeks form when?: If has been 2 weeks since you had sex, then it is probably still too early. If you are talking 2 weeks past when your last period was due to happen, a home test should pick up a pregnancy by tha ttime. If in doubt, have your doc do a serum (blood) test. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about early pregnancy symptoms.. when is the most accurate time to take a home pregnancy test?

Can you tell me about early pregnancy symptoms.. when is the most accurate time to take a home pregnancy test?

Agree w Dr. Amawi: test after missed period. Usually none but could have breast swelling & tenderness, food aversions, nausea. Other sx's that occur in pregnancy include: darkened areolas, thin, white & milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings,^ gas,. ...Read more

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Is a week after possible conception too early to take a home pregnancy test, is there a better chance of a false negative?

Is a week after possible conception too early to take a home pregnancy test, is there a better chance of a false negative?

Too early: It will not show up yet. You need to wait at least 3-4 more days and sometimes an extra week or else the chance of a false negative is very high. ...Read more

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Is 10 days after intercourse to early to take a home pregnancy test and it be reliable..? I had sex on tha 20th it is now the 30th

Is 10 days after intercourse to early to take a home pregnancy test and it be reliable..? I had sex on tha 20th it is now the 30th

Take a test : Anyone having intercourse without birth control or condoms may get pregnant. 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. ...Read more

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Is it too early to take a rite aid at home pregnancy test? As of today my period is three days late

Is it too early to take a rite aid at home pregnancy test? As of today my period is three days late

No, not at all.: A pregnancy test may be (+) test as early as 7-10 days after the fertile period (mid cycle). You're still very young. If you're having sex but don't want to get pregnant, you should consider a very reliable form of contraception such as an IUD or contraceptive implant. You don't need parental consent to do this, just a phone call to Planned Parenthood or your personal doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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When do I take a home pregnancy test? How many days?

When do I take a home pregnancy test? How many days?

1 week late: Home pregnancy tests don't turn positive until you are about 1 week late. If they're not positive by then, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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So i'm 4wks preg., my LMP was 12/11/12 when should I take a home pregnancy test?

So i'm 4wks preg., my LMP was 12/11/12 when should I take a home pregnancy test?

No Need: If you are pregnant there is no need for the pregnancy test, especially if you want to bring the fetus to term. What you need is to contact an obstetrician and start your prenatal care. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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Hem can I take a home pregnancy test after conception for it yo be accurate?

Hem can I take a home pregnancy test after conception for it yo be accurate?

Yes,Better to wait: You should do the home test 4-5 days after a missed period. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. Testing ealier may give a positive result but a negative result is not reliable. ...Read more

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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