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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. Krishna Kumar
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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

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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

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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

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When is the latest you can take a pregnancy test? Will it become less reliant the longer you wait?

When is the latest you can take a pregnancy test? Will it become less reliant the longer you wait?

Any time: There is no latest for doing a pregnancy test but there are too late for some of the responses to the results and there is a point at which pregnancy becomes so obvious that it is unnecessary. Hope this helps. ...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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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

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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

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

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

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

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