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How long after sex can you find out if you are pregnant ?

How long after sex can you find out if you are pregnant ?

7-14 days: A home urine pregnancy test is generally reliable about 7-14 days after fertilization occurs. ...Read more

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How long after sex can you know if you are pregnant?

By two weeks: With the sensitivity and accuracy of over the counter pregnancy testing, it is generally possibly to detect pregnancy no later than two weeks (often earlier) after intercourse. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to figure out if you are pregnant after sex?

Please tell me how long it takes for to figure out if you are pregnant after sex?

EPT: The very earliest? Some early pregnancy tests can detect pregnancy 6 days before your anticipated period. Many women take a regular home pregnancy test if they miss their period. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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How long after sex can I take a pregnancy test and be sure its 100% accurate?

How long after sex can I take a pregnancy test and be sure its 100% accurate?

Depends on test: A blood test for HCG, one day after a missed period is nearly 100% accurate. (No test is 100%). A urine test if negative about 10 days after a missed period would be strong indication of lack of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. James Rochester
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Typically how long after sex can you get a positive? (With a very sensitive pregnancy urine test )

Typically how long after sex can you get a positive? (With  a very sensitive  pregnancy urine test )

2-3 weeks: 2-3 weeks after last unprotected intercourse. Use first morning urine. If negative, repeat in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Fisher
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How long can it take to get pregnant after sex?

A few answers.: What does one mean by pregnant? Sperm meets egg? Fertilized egg implants? Test turns positive? How precise do you need to be? Sperm can meet egg within a few minutes if everything lines up right. That will lead to implantation shortly thereafter and a positive pregnancy test within a few days. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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How long untill u know if your pregnant after sex ?

How long untill u know if your pregnant after sex ?

2 weeks: A woman who needs to know if she is pregnant can use an over-the-counter urine pregnancy test (they are very accurate) from the drugstore, 2 weeks after having sex. If it is negative, and her period still doesn't come, she can repeat a test 1-2 weeks later. ...Read more

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Dr. Henry Jacobs
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How long after sex does it take to get pregnant?

How long after sex does it take to get pregnant?

It varies: if sperm is deposited in the vagina and the vagina is favorable, the sperm that are highly motile can get into the cervix and head up the inside of the uterus and then into the fallopian tube where it will meet an egg on its way down the tube. lots of factors:transit time down the tube for the egg and transit time up the tube for the sperm and processes that enable each to function. hrs-day ...Read more

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Dr. Lillian Schapiro
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How long after sex would you be pregnant?

How long after sex would you be pregnant?

+ test in 15 days: It takes about a week from intercourse until the embryo implants in the uterus and another week for there to be a detectable level of pregnancy hormone in your blood or urine. ...Read more

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