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How long do you wait to take a pregnancy test to be positive?

How long do you wait to take a pregnancy test to be positive?

Anytime you like: 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

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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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 you should wait to take a pregnancy test to get accurate results?

How long you should wait to take a pregnancy test to get accurate results?

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

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How long after you get a positive pregnancy test should you go to the doctor?

How long after you get a positive pregnancy test should you go to the doctor?

Soon: This depends on you.If you have lived a very healthy life some delay may be O.K. If my wife had a positive ucg (preg test) i'd have her in with the ob-gyn at the soonest opportunity. ...Read more

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How long aftet sex can you test if your not positive when to expect your period?

How long aftet sex can you test if your not positive when to expect your period?

? test for pregnancy: Most of the consumer kits can show positive as close to a day or two after conception - so i would wait at least 2 days after unprotected intercourse to check. If you don't want to be pregnant - you need to use some sort of protection. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait until you can take a pregnancy test?

How long do you have to wait until you can take a pregnancy test?

4-5 days after : Missed period. It is better to wait 4-5 days after a missed period to do home test. Use first morning urine and folow the instructions in the kit carefully. Blood test may be positive sooner. See this site for early signs of pregnancy. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to take a pregnancy test after you miss your period?

How long should you wait to take a pregnancy test after you miss your period?

Don't wait: Most over the counter urine pregnancy tests will already detect the level of HCG after you miss your period. Use your early morning urine as that is the most concentrated. Serum pregnancy tests will already detect pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long can you read a pregnancy test?

How long can you read a pregnancy test?

Check the package: Insert. The manufacturers of the tests define the time to read the test. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait after your missed period to take a pregnancy test?

How long do you have to wait after your missed period to take a pregnancy test?

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

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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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How soon can you test for pregnancy?

How soon can you test for pregnancy?

Urine or blood: A home pregnancy test works as soon as you are miss your period (maybe 2 days prior). You can have a positive blood test for pregnancy a week after you've conceived, or a week before your period is due. ...Read more

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How long before you can take an at-home pregnancy test after conception for it to be accurate?

How long before you can take an at-home pregnancy test after conception for it to be accurate?

Pregnancy: At the first missed period if you are regular.Sometimes it may need to be repeated a few days later if the results are not 100 % clear. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your pregnant but its to early to take a pregnancy test?

How can you tell if your pregnant but its to early to take a pregnancy test?

See below.: The earliest pregnancy test you can take is a quantitative blood test. It can detect HCG 8-9 days after fertilization of the egg. If it shows a level less than 25, then it is equivocal and might need to be repeated in a couple of days. Visit your doctor if there is concern. ...Read more

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Could you describe how long should wait to take a pregnancy test?

Could you describe how long should wait to take a pregnancy test?

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

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How long do you wait to do a pregnancy test when trying to conceive?

How long do you wait to do a pregnancy test when trying to conceive?

A few days before th: The start of the period then do a blood preg test or most urines will be + then also , if - then do the 1 st day of the missed period. ...Read more

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How long can you read a pregnancy test?

Check the package: Insert. The manufacturers of the tests define the time to read the test. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to take pregnancy test?

How long should I wait to take pregnancy test?

3 weeks after sex: 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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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

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How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test ?

How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test ?

AS SOON AS : You feel the need to know? Missed period, your test can become positive within 3-5 days. Test your first morning urine, since it is the most concentrated. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to take another pregnancy test?

How long should I wait to take another pregnancy test?

When : When did you take the first? Where are you in your cycle? ...Read more

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How long should II wait before getting a pregnancy test?

Same Day as miss: You can do a pregnancy test the very same day as you were expecting your period, & it should be positive if you are pregnant. If the test is negative, & you don't have a period in a week, it would be reasonable to test again. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wait until I take a pregnancy test?

How long do I need to wait until I take a pregnancy test?

After missed period: Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home test should be done about 5 days after a missed period. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. ...Read more

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How long do you wait to take a pregnancy test to be positive?

Anytime you like: 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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Plz tell me how long should you wait to get a pregnancy test?

Plz tell me how long should you wait to get a pregnancy test?

See below: Current home pregnancy tests become positive by the time you'd be starting your next expected period. If it's negative, repeat again in 1 week and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does a pregnancy test become less reliant the longer you wait?

Does a pregnancy test become less reliant the longer you wait?

Pregnancy Test: if you are asking does a particular test become less reliant if you wait past the appointed time to look at the result, then yes. Test results must be read at the appointed time. Otherwise, the result is useless. ...Read more

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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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How long do you have to wait until you can take a pregnancy test?

4-5 days after : Missed period. It is better to wait 4-5 days after a missed period to do home test. Use first morning urine and folow the instructions in the kit carefully. Blood test may be positive sooner. See this site for early signs of pregnancy. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant. ...Read more

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Could you describe how long should wait to take a pregnancy test?

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

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How long after implsntation do I wait to take a pregnancy test ?

How  long after implsntation do I wait to take a pregnancy  test ?

Any time: Implantation occurs about 7 to 10 days after ovulation and a urine pregnancy test can be positive shortly after implantation. It is unlikely that you could know the precise time of implantation - so a good reference is to perform your pregnancy test at about the time your period should be due. If you are pregnant, the test will almost always be positive by then. ...Read more

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Could you describe how long should I wait to get a pregnancy test?

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

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How long shoul i wait to take a pregnancy test to make sure its accurate?

How long shoul i wait to take a pregnancy test to make sure its accurate?

4 wks from last flow: Pregnancy tests are pretty accurate these days so checking after the day the missed period should come usually works. To be more sure wait 4-5 days after when the period should have come and then check. ...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