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I feel like i could be pregnant. How early is too early to take a pregnancy test at home and get accurate results?

I feel like i could be pregnant. How early is too early to take a pregnancy  test at home and get accurate results?

Pregnancy Testing: True pregnancy is symptom free until the baby is big enough to be sharing blood and chemicals with the mother's body. This is usually about fourteen days after conception. Once a period is missed then is the right time to do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Been sleeping a lot, how early is too early to do a pregnancy test?

Been sleeping a lot, how early is too early to do a pregnancy test?

Symptoms: If you are late a urine test should be done. At your age if neg have a blood preg test performed. ...Read more

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I had sex with my boyfriend december 23rd. Is it too early for a pregnancy test?

I had sex with my boyfriend december 23rd. Is it too early for a pregnancy test?

Pregnancy test: Accuracy of home pregnancy tests do not rely on when you had intercourse rather when the test is performed in relationship to your expected menstrual cycle. Newer pregnancy tests are able to detect pregnancy several days before your expected menstrual cycle. Your fertile window is around time of ovulation which is around day 14 in a 28 day cycle. This is when intercourse can lead to pregnancy. ...Read more

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Its too early for a pregnancy test for me but I was wondering if u can feel PMS type symptoms instead of pregnancy symptoms before u find out you are?

Its too early for a pregnancy test for me but I was wondering if u can feel PMS type symptoms instead of pregnancy symptoms before u find out you are?

Possible: Everyone is different and feels differently with the same condition, whether pregnancy or a cold or heart attack etc. We have the classic signs, but none of us are a text book. Just have to monitor yourself and check a pregnancy test when you are able. ...Read more

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When is it too early to take a pregnancy test?

When is it too early to take a pregnancy test?

Before your late: Don't waste money on a pregnancy test before your period is late. But if you are even a day late and you normally have regular cycles, it is reasonable to take one. ...Read more

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Is two weeks too early to take a pregnancy test?

Is two weeks too early to take a pregnancy test?

Usually: For a home pregnancy test that detected HCG in the urine. But if you have a blood test drawn, they are positive much earlier -- although usually only after several days. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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