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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. Sheila 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 should I wait to take a pregnancy test after I miss my period?

How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test after I miss my period?

Dont wait: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. You can test today if you are already late for your period ...Read more

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How much days should you wait to take a pregnancy test after u miss ur period?

How much days should you wait to take a pregnancy test after u miss ur period?

Most hPT: Are actually accurate 1-2 days before the expected menstrual period, but are more reliable if you wait a bit longer. Testing sooner than 10 d.P.O. Is very unreliable and shouldn't be done (unless you enjoy being fooled.). ...Read more

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My period only comes every other month should I wait til next month to see if I miss my period or take a pregnancy test now that it's been 3 wks?

My period only comes every other month should I wait til next month to see if I miss my period or take a pregnancy test now that it's been 3 wks?

Either way: Waiting 2 months is fine to do. If wanting to know a few weeks sooner, a woman would have to know when she ovulates... and if she did have sex around ovulation time, she can check a home pregnancy test 3 weeks after that time. ...Read more

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I don't want to wait till i miss my period to take a pregnancy test. He cam in me about 2 weeks ago. When can I take it?

I don't want to wait till i miss my period to take a pregnancy test. He cam in me about 2 weeks ago. When can I take it?

4-6 week after: Pregnancy must be at least 4-6 week old to test. Test at earlier time will be negative; that may give you false as-sureness. Like it or not you have to weight until time of your period come. ...Read more

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I'm on the pill and taking garlic. My flow is light this month. Should I take a pregnancy test or should I wait until I miss a period?

I'm on the pill and taking garlic. My flow is light this month.  Should I take a pregnancy test or should I wait until I miss a period?

Wait: BCP's if taken according to the directions are extraordinarily effective at what they claim to do (over 99 %). Of course if you skip doses or don't follow the directions exactly they don't work as well. The best pregnancy tests will pick up a pregnancy five days after the fertilized egg implants in the wall of the uterus. As always tests can be wrong. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to do a pregnancy test at home before i miss my period?

How long should I wait to do a pregnancy test at home before i miss my period?

Pregnancy Testing: Once a period is missed and it has been more than fourteen days since your sexual encounter then a pregnancy test should be accurate. ...Read more

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I haven't had a period since September 24 , I have irregular periods sometimes I know it's easy to take a test but I've never shown A positive on my pregnancy test and always end up miss carrying the difference between this long period of time between per

I haven't had a period since September 24 , I have irregular periods sometimes I know it's easy to take a test but I've never shown A positive on my pregnancy test and always end up miss carrying the difference between this long period of time between per

Family planning: the caused of irregular and delayed period include major weight loss or excessive exercise, stress some hormonal abnormalities, cystic ovary or pregnancy. You will need some workup to find what's going on and to discuss the ideal way to manage it and also to discuss contraception to avoid unwanted miscarriage and irregular/ prolonged bleeding ...Read more

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Can i take a pregnancy test the same day i miss my period ?

Can i take a pregnancy test the same day i miss my period ?

Sure: Pregnancy tests check for b-hcg which is produced by the growing fetus. The longer you are pregnant, the more chance you will have enough b-hcg to be testing positive for. If you can be patient, wait at least a week after your period does not come, and then check a test. If you can't wait, go for it, good luck to you. ...Read more

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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


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more