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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

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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 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 do I need to wait until I take a pregnancy test?

How long do I need to wait until I take a pregnancy test?

After missed period: Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home test should be done about 5 days after a missed period. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. ...Read more

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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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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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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 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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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. Stephen Sudler
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