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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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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

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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


Dr. Steven Weissberg Dr. Weissberg
Obstetrics & Gynecology
51 years in practice
New York Medical College
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How long do you wait to take a pregnancy test after intercourse?

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

1 week: Blood tests can be accurate after one week-urine tests take longer. ...Read more

Dr. Allison Urrutia Dr. Urrutia
Obstetrics & Gynecology
10 years in practice
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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

Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Dr. Charles Davant Dr. Davant
Family Medicine
45 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Hanriet Minasian Dr. Minasian
Internal Medicine
14 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. Charles Whiting Dr. Whiting
Obstetrics & Gynecology
23 years in practice
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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

Dr. Leila Hashemi Dr. Hashemi
Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
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How long should you wait to take a pregnancy test from the last day you had unprotected sex? My periods are irregular! I just got off Depo-Provera on 7-24-14.

How long should you wait to take a pregnancy test from the last day you had unprotected sex? My periods are irregular! I just got off Depo-Provera on 7-24-14.

Pregnancy: Hi, usually if you had sex during Fertile time which is usually 11-16 days prior to the next period you could get pregnant,some home pregnancy tests are more sensitive and could detect pregnancy up to a wk prior to the next period, so you can purchase one of those or go to ur doctor's office and ask for blood B-HCG (possibly better result for you if period is irregular). Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test?

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. Luis Villaplana Dr. Villaplana
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham Dr. Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Karen Jones Dr. Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
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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. Nikolaos Zacharias Dr. Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
22 years in practice
National University of Athens Faculty of Medicine
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How long do I have to wait to take a pregnancy test after unrptected sex?

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

1 day >missed period: One day after missed period most commercially available urine pregnancy tests can detect implanted pregnancies. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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My boyfriend came in me on the 22nd how long do i wait to take a pregnancy test?

My boyfriend came in me on the 22nd how long do i wait to take a pregnancy test?

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

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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If I dont know exactly what day I think I got pregnant how long should I wait to take a pregnancy test?

If I dont know exactly what day I think I got pregnant how long should I wait to take a pregnancy test?

Pregnancy Testing: When you miss a period. If you have a period you do not need to do a pregnancy test. The morning after the first day of a missed period is when the urine test should be valid. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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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

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