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How long after should you take a pregnancy test in general?

How long after should you take a pregnancy test in general?

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

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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 long after sex should you wait to take a pregnancy test could you be pregnant 3 weeks after having sex?

How long after sex should you wait to take a pregnancy test could you be pregnant 3 weeks after having sex?

Missed period better: A home pregnancy test should be positive any time after you miss a period. If you are having irregular periods, I wouldn't trust a home pregnancy test until 4 weeks after having intercourse. Best wishes! ...Read more

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

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

After missed period: It is better to wait 4-5 days after a missed period to do the test, use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. The test may be positive sooner, but negative result at an earlier time will not rule out pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you take a pregnancy test long after conception? Will you still get a positive result?

Can you take a pregnancy test long after conception? Will you still get a positive result?

10 -14 days: 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 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 after Plan B can you take a pregnancy test?

How long after Plan B can you take a pregnancy test?

Unless you were to : Take an early pregnancy test, would usually wait until you had missed your period (often within 7 days of a missed period). ...Read more

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How long before i can take a pregnancy test?

How long before i can take a pregnancy test?

Missed period: A standard home pregnancy test can be taken as soon as you miss a period (usually with the first morning void). ...Read more

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How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test?

After missed period: It is generally better to do home test 4-5 days after a missed period. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the package carefully. The test may be positive sooner, but a negative test at an earlier date does not rule out pregnancy. You may get a blood test, as soon as one day after a missed period. ...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