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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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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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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

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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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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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