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How Long After Sex Can You Take A Pregnancy Test
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
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
How long do you have to wait after sexual intercourse for a home pregnancy test to read if you are pregnant or not?
Pregnancy testing: At least fourteen days.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many women do: A pregnancy test when they miss their period or even later. An early pregnancy test may be able to detect pregnancy up to 6 days before your anticipated period. ...Read more
AM I PREGNANT?: No. Unless you were pregnant from a previous encounter. ...Read more
Before period: You can check a pregnancy test as early as 2-3 days before your next period should start. ...Read more
6wks pregnant, pregnancy test+ve, postcoitus jelly like pinkish discharge noticed in toilet once but no cramps or uncomfortable feeling?
I'm having constant headaches, am I prego? (on 2nd depo shot)Took a pregnancy test 2 weeks and 4 days after sexual intercourse & it came out negative.
Missed Period: You wait until your next period is missed and then you test the morning after the first day a period is missed. ...Read more
3 weeks: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), 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, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more
I had unprotected sex three times in the past two days. How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test?
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. The vaginal discharge would need to be evaluated separately for infection. ...Read more
How long to wait till you can take a pregnancy test its been 1 week and 4 days since unprotected sex took a test yesterday came back negative.
2-3 weeks: Depends on the actual test- most home tests are accurate within 2-3 weeks. ...Read more
Friend had unprotected sex on the feb.1&she wants to know when she can take a pregnancy test. It's already been 10 days how much longer should she wait?
Now: A pregnancy test can be positive as soon as ten days after conception - so if your friend ovulated the day she had sex the test could be positive. If she ovulated a couple days later, she still could have conceived but the test may require a couple more days to become positive. Generally, when the period is due, the test will be positive when conception has occurred. ...Read more