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Dr. Albert Pizzo Dr. Pizzo
Family Medicine
56 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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How long after a missed period do you take a pregpregnancy test?

Preg test: You can start testing right after you are sure you have missed your period.

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Missed Period (Definition)

A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase ...Read more


Dr. Edwina Simmons Dr. Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
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How long after a missed period can I take a test? Took 2 before I missed it, both were negative.

How long after a missed period can I take a test? Took 2 before I missed it, both were negative.

1 - 2 days: In most cases a normal pregnancy should produce enough hormone to be detected in the urine prior to missing the period. Sometimes a pregnancy doesn't implant so I recommend waiting over a week to detect a pregnancy which does implant.

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Dr. Gerard Honore Dr. Honore
Fertility Medicine
25 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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How long after a missed period should a preg test be taken? And can having sex during that time affect the result?

How long after a missed period should a preg test be taken? And can having sex during that time affect the result?

Home test: A home pregnancy test is reliable 1-2 days before the expected period; there is no need to wait longer. If your periods are not regular you might do better waiting until couple of days after the missed period. Good wishes

Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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How long after a missed period are hpt actually accurate? I'm 3 days late with a negative result yesterday. Cramps for 5 days now.

How long after a missed period are hpt actually accurate? I'm 3 days late with a negative result yesterday. Cramps for 5 days now.

Wait until one week: Wait until you are at least one week (4 days from now) past your period which will give you the most accurate result.

Dr. Jay Nemiro Dr. Nemiro
Fertility Medicine
41 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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How late after a missed period should I worry, I am trying to conceive. Usually my cycle is 21 days and I'm currently on day 31, with all negative t?

How late after a missed period should I worry, I am trying to conceive. Usually my cycle is 21 days and I'm currently on day 31, with all negative t?

Not sure.: With 21 day cycles, they are a little on the short side, and you may not be ovulating on a regular basis. Consider using an ovulation detection kit and if it shows that you are not ovulating, give your gyn a call and discuss this with them. If so, you may benefit from some low dose oral fertility medications. Hope this helps. Good luck.

Dr. Michael Fox Dr. Fox
Fertility Medicine
30 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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How late after a missed period should I worry, I am trying to conceive. Usually my cycle is 21 days and I'm currently on day 31, with all negative t?

How late after a missed period should I worry, I am trying to conceive. Usually my cycle is 21 days and I'm currently on day 31, with all negative t?

??: Cycle length is first day to first day. 21 days is extremely short, if add cycle of say 5-6 days that is a 26 to 27 day interval? If you are at 32 days and negative test, would seek out a serum quantitative pregnancy test and if recurrent, would have an evaluation to look at ovulation. If cycles are often less than 27 days in length I would strongly consider diminished reserve and endometriosis.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How long after a missed period will a blood test be positive? Can ovulation occur while pregnant? When u miss ur period due to pregnant how many weeks r u?

How long after a missed period will a blood test be positive? Can ovulation occur while pregnant? When u miss ur period due to pregnant how many weeks r u?

Female facts: Once you are pregnant you don't ovulate again. The average home pregnancy test will show + for pregnancy after the period is missed. Early pregnancy tests may detect pregnancy up to 6 weeks prior to anticipated period. Ovulation is usually about 14 days prior to anticipated period

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Dr. Collin Smikle Dr. Smikle
Obstetrics & Gynecology
32 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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How long after a missed period should you contact your ob/gyn if you are trying to conceive and all hpt's are coming up negative?

Conceving: If you've been trying for 4-6 months and confirmed ovulation each month, I would see your doctor to find out if there are other issues inhibiting the process. Although you may not need any active treatment for a while, it's better to know than to wait for the next year then find out there is something you can do now to increase your chance of conceiving.

Dr. Lonna Larsh Dr. Larsh
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
UC Irvine School of Medicine
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How long should I wait to contact my doctor after a missed period?

How long should I wait to contact my doctor after a missed period?

Depends: On what is going on. If you want to know if you are pregnant, you can do a home pregnancy test as soon as you miss you period, or you can go to the doctor for an in-office test. If you are just worried about having missed a period, i'd wait another month. It's pretty common to miss a period now and then, and is nothing to worry about.

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Am in day four of missed period and I got a negative result how long should I wait. ...?

Am in day four of missed period and I got a negative result how long should I wait. ...?

Can repeat test in..: One can repeat a urine pregnancy test a week later, if no normal period comes. One should read the test instructions to be sure she is using the test correctly.

Dr. Stephen Sudler Dr. Sudler
Obstetrics & Gynecology
36 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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How long should u wait to take a home pregnacy after your missed period

How long should u wait to take a home pregnacy after your missed period

When it is missed: A home pregnancy test can be taken when menses are missed. If it is negative and no menses after 1 week, repeat the test. Repeat the following week if necessary.

Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy Dr. Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 years in practice
Bombay University, Dr D. Y. Patil Medical College
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Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez Dr. Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Help please! Could being overweight and stressed cause longer and missed period?

Missed period: Yes, being overweight in itself can cause delay periods. Life stressors in itself can cause also delays in your period. See your obgyn for medical workup. Women your age can sometimes also develop missed periods when they are close to menopause.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Missed period, how long before a positive urine test?

Missed period, how long before a positive urine test?

About a week: Home pregnancy test turns positive about a week after the missed period, if conception has taken place. You may seek a blood test, from your doctor, that turns positive within a couple of days of missed period.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Missed period last month. This month it came on time but light with dark red/ brown fleshy material and is lasting longer than normal. What's wrong?

Missed period last month. This month it came on time but light with dark red/ brown fleshy material and is lasting longer than normal. What's wrong?

Brown = old blood: Irregular periods are very common. If you normally have regular periods and then suddenly have one that is early or late this usually gets better on its own with cycles returning to normal over the next few months. If you are not wanting to be pregnant you should discuss birth control which will also help with cycle control.

Dr. Marianna Post Dr. Post
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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How long after brown spotting and missed period, should you take a pregnacy test?

How long after brown spotting and missed period, should you take a pregnacy test?

First day: Most of the new pregnancy tests will be quite accurate on the first day of first missed period. But missed period and brown discharge would not nesseserily mean pregnancy and can be caused by infection.

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Dr. Andrew Seibert Dr. Seibert
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
31 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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Took plan b 3 times in one month. Is it normal to have a late or missed period. When should I be worried? How long until my hormones/period go normal

Took plan b 3 times in one month. Is it normal to have a late or missed period. When should I be worried? How long until my hormones/period go normal

Plan B: Plan B will interfere with your normal menstrual cycle for that month, particularly when taken three times that month. If you do not have a period this month, you should do a home pregnancy test. On top of that, it is obvious that your current form of birth control is not working if you need to take Plan B three times this month. If you are going to be sexually active, you need a better plan.

Dr. Nurit Winkler Dr. Winkler
Fertility Medicine
22 years in practice
University of Pavia Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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I'm worry cause ttc and now I'm experience missed periods! My ob gave me pill to bring it two months ago but now two mo. With no period what wrong?

Different reaons: There could be different reasons for "missed periods". One of the most common one is a condition known as "policystic ovarian syndrome" (pcos). "missed periods" are frequently caused by hormonal imbalance and can be diagnosed as wel as treated relatively easy by a fertility specialists or obgyn.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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I'm 9 weeks late with negative hpt but my last hpt faint positive after few hours (evap line?) I've never missed period 4 this long. Possible I'm preg?

I'm 9 weeks late with negative hpt but my last hpt faint positive after few hours (evap line?) I've never missed period 4 this long. Possible I'm preg?

Repeat HPT: If your hpt was not clear, you may wish to repeat it. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. If you were to be pregnant it should be clearly positive. If it is negative, you may wish to see your doctor. May I add that if you pregnant you should see your doctor for your and your baby's health.