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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. Warren Foster
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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 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 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 will you have to wait after intercourse to take a pregnancy test?

10-14+ days: If ovulating during/near intercourse, should wait 10-14 days for reliable test. If not certain / before ovulation, may be a few days / week longer. ...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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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 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 soon can you take a pregnancy test?

How soon can you take a pregnancy test?

After missed period: You can take it sooner, but the results, if negative, are unreliable. Positive results mean you are pregnant, but if you have your period, the fertilized egg may have been shed too. Better to take 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 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 you wait after intercourse to take a home pregnancy test?

How long should you wait after intercourse to take a home pregnancy test?

After missed period: Wait until about a week after you miss your period. If you just had unprotected sex in the last 5 days you may benefit from emergency contraception like Plan B or a copper iud. Plan b is available without a prescription at pharmacies in the us. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long do you wait to take pregnancy test after sex?

How long do you wait to take pregnancy test after sex?

Next pregnancy: I recommend waiting 18 months before attempting pregnancy after a ceserean. This will allow time for the uterus to heal. ...Read more

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Can you explain how long does it take to take a pregnancy test?

Can you explain how long does it take to take a pregnancy test?

Depends: A blood pregnancy test is usually positive when you miss your period. Urine test vary depending on the sensitivity, but most are reliable one week after a missed period. ...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 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

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