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How Early Can U Take A Home Pregnancy Test
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Valid testing time?: You may do the test any time you wish, however, the earliest a test for pregnancy becomes positive is 6 days after implantation. At this stage a blood test would be needed. At this early a stage, a positive test is indicative of pregnancy but a negative one does not rule out pregnancy. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-tests. ...Read more
10 days: A pregnancy test will be positive by about 10 days after ovulation and conception. If you wait until your period is due, that would be 14 days after ovulation and a pregnancy test will be positive if you have indeed conceived. If your periods are not regular and predictable then the timing is more difficult to estimate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
It varies: It varies, according to the brand. Some brands are more sensitive than others and give earlier results. To be "safe", it's best to wait at least two weeks after conception. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
15-20 days: 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. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more
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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