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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. Janice Alexander
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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 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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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

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I had unprotected sex three times in the past two days. How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test?

I had unprotected sex three times in the past two days. How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test?

Take a test : Anyone having intercourse without birth control or condoms may get pregnant. 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. The vaginal discharge would need to be evaluated separately for infection. ...Read more

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I was sexually assaulted a couple days ago, how long should I wait to take a pregnancy test to see if I'm pregnant or not?

I was sexually assaulted a couple days ago, how long should I wait to take a pregnancy test to see if I'm pregnant or not?

Get help now!: First of all, I hope you reported the assault to the proper authorities and underwent the physical exam and counseling. Secondly, Plan B was offered and used immediately to prevent conception. If not, please do a pregnancy test 2 to 3 days prior to when your period is expected if no contraception was used. by the way, the physical exam should include STD testing. It's not too late to test/report ...Read more

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If I started my cycle on the 2nd of this month and my ovulation was last week but nothing came out how long should I wait to take a pregnancy test?

If I started my cycle on the 2nd of this month and my ovulation was last week but nothing came out how long should I wait to take a pregnancy test?

After missed period: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. ...Read more

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

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

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

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How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test after taking plan b?

How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test after taking plan b?

If you miss a period: If you are 4-5 days past the expected day of your period do home test using first morning urine. ...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