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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

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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When after sexual intercourse can you take a pregnancy test?

When after sexual intercourse can you take a pregnancy test?

After missed period: It is better to wait 4-5 days after a missed period to do pregnancy test. It may be positive sooner, but a negative test at an early stage does not rule out pregnancy. You may take a blood test as soon as one day after a missed period. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to take a pregancy test after sex?

How long should I wait to take a pregancy test after sex?

10-14 days: If you have sex at the fertile time when you are ovulating, the soonest you will have a positive pregnancy test is 10 to 14 days later. It will be positive by the time you miss a period. ...Read more

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Howmany weeks after sexual intercourse can a woman get a pregnancy test done?

Howmany weeks after sexual intercourse can a woman get a pregnancy test done?

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

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6wks pregnant, pregnancy test+ve, postcoitus jelly like pinkish discharge noticed in toilet once but no cramps or uncomfortable feeling?

6wks pregnant, pregnancy test+ve, postcoitus jelly like pinkish discharge noticed in toilet once but no cramps or uncomfortable feeling?

Early Pregnancy: That is probably completely normal. There is nothing you can do other than just wait and see how things go. Sex is certainly considered safe during most pregnancies, so to haven't done anything wrong. ...Read more

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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.

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.

No: Typically headaches are not a sign of pregnancy. If your headaches are occurring more frequently or more severely than normal you should make sure to see your general practitioner. Also make sure your eyes are examined as well and make sure you do not need glasses. ...Read more

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

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

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

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How long do I have to wait to take a pregnancy test after sex with husband??

How long do I have to wait to take a pregnancy test after sex with husband??

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

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I had unprotected sex three times in the past two days. How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test?

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

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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?

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

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