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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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


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How quickly after intercourse can you take a pregnancy test?

How quickly after intercourse can you take a pregnancy test?

2 days before period: It does not matter when you had intercourse, it matters when you ovulated and when your period is expected. A home test is reliable roughly 2 days before the expected period, I suggest doing one then, and good luck. ...Read more

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How long after intercourse can I get a pregnancy test?

How long after intercourse can I get a pregnancy test?

Pregnancy test: Pregnancy test will be positve usually 6-12 days after conception, . ...Read more

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How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test after intercourse?

How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test after intercourse?

1 week: Blood tests can be accurate after one week-urine tests can take a little longer. ...Read more

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How long after unprotected sex would you get pregnancy symptoms if you end up pregnant? And how long to take a test?

How long after unprotected sex would you get pregnancy symptoms if you end up pregnant?  And how long to take a test?

Early pregnancy: Early pregnancy is symptom free. The first real symptom is the missed or delayed period. Thus, testing is valid once you have missed a period. ...Read more

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How long should you wait after intercourse to take a home pregnancy test?

How long should you wait after intercourse to take a home pregnancy test?

After missed period: Wait until about a week after you miss your period. If you just had unprotected sex in the last 5 days you may benefit from emergency contraception like Plan B or a copper iud. Plan b is available without a prescription at pharmacies in the us. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long will you have to wait after intercourse to take a pregnancy test?

10-14+ days: If ovulating during/near intercourse, should wait 10-14 days for reliable test. If not certain / before ovulation, may be a few days / week longer. ...Read more

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How long after having unprotected sex can you take a pregnancy test and get accurate results?

How long after having unprotected sex can you take a pregnancy test and get accurate results?

Depends on ovulation: For home pregnancy tests you get in the drugstore, you usually must wait until you miss a period to get an accurate result. For a woman with a 28-day cycle, that means not earlier than about 14 days after ovulation. The length of time since ovulation is the key rather than the length of time since intercourse. You could try using an ovulation predictor kit to determine when you've ovulated. ...Read more

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How long before i can take a home pregnancy test after unprotected sex?

How long before i can take a home pregnancy test after unprotected sex?

Pregnancy test : 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. 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 long do you have to wait after your missed period to take a pregnancy test?

How long do you have to wait after your missed period to take a pregnancy test?

1 week late: Home pregnancy tests generally become positive when you're about 1 week late with respect to your period. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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How long before you can take an at-home pregnancy test after conception for it to be accurate?

How long before you can take an at-home pregnancy test after conception for it to be accurate?

Pregnancy: At the first missed period if you are regular.Sometimes it may need to be repeated a few days later if the results are not 100 % clear. ...Read more

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How long after a missed period can you know if youre pregnant?

How long after a missed period can you know if youre pregnant?

Immediately: In general, since fertility was about fourteen days before the period, if one is pregnant then a test can be done if a period is delayed. ...Read more

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How soon after unprotected sex can a blood test tell if you are pregnant?

How soon after unprotected sex can a blood test tell if you are pregnant?

It depends: This can vary quite a bit depending on one's menstrual cycle. But typically you can determine if you are pregnant the first day after your missed period. ...Read more

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After a missed period, how quickly can you take a pregnancy test?

After a missed period, how quickly can you take a pregnancy test?

Pregnancy: If you have regular cycles, a pregnancy test will be positive soon after your missed period. Still, as you get older, you may have more irregular cycles, have anovulatory cycles, or stop having periods entirely. Still, i would check a pregnancy test if you are concerned at all. ...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