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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. Oscar Novick
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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

Dr. Stephen Sudler
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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


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