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I am 8 days late I took a pregnancy test at 3 am today and it was negative. How long should I wait till I take another. ?

I am 8 days late I took a pregnancy test at 3 am today and it was negative. How long should I wait till I take another. ?

About 4 weeks...: If a woman does a pregnancy test correctly, after missing her regular period for 8 days, and the result is NEGATIVE, she is now not pregnant and can actually wait 4 weeks (or the length of one full cycle) before doing another pregnancy test. If a normal-looking period occurs in about 3-4 weeks, she is presumed not pregnant, but can retest at that time if she worries a lot. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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 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 before i can take a pregnancy test?

How long before i can take a pregnancy test?

Missed period: A standard home pregnancy test can be taken as soon as you miss a period (usually with the first morning void). ...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 before i can can do a pregnancy test?

About time of period: Around the time your period is late or missed a pregnancy test should be accurate, if you are ovulating regularly. At age 46 it is possible you are ovulating much less regularly, and your periods may be irregular for that reason. ...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?

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 before a pregnancy test turns positive?

How long before a pregnancy test turns positive?

1 week late: Home pregnancy tests don't turn positive until you are about 1 week late. If it's not positive by then, repeat in one week. ...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

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