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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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 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

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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 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

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

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

After missed period: Wait until about a week after you miss your period. If you just had unprotected sex in the last 5 days you may benefit from emergency contraception like Plan B or a copper iud. Plan b is available without a prescription at pharmacies in the us. Good luck. ...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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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 do you have to wait after your missed period to take a pregnancy test?

How long do you have to wait after your missed period 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 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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How long do you wait to take pregnancy test after sex?

How long do you wait to take pregnancy test after sex?

Next pregnancy: I recommend waiting 18 months before attempting pregnancy after a ceserean. This will allow time for the uterus to heal. ...Read more

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How long will you have to wait after intercourse to take a pregnancy test?

10-14+ days: If ovulating during/near intercourse, should wait 10-14 days for reliable test. If not certain / before ovulation, may be a few days / week longer. ...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 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 another pregnancy test?

How long should I wait to take another pregnancy test?

When : When did you take the first? Where are you in your cycle? ...Read more

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How long should u wait to take a home pregnacy after your missed period

How long should u wait to take a home pregnacy after your missed period

When it is missed: A home pregnancy test can be taken when menses are missed. If it is negative and no menses after 1 week, repeat the test. Repeat the following week if necessary. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to take a pregancy test after sex?

How long should I wait to take a pregancy test after sex?

10-14 days: If you have sex at the fertile time when you are ovulating, the soonest you will have a positive pregnancy test is 10 to 14 days later. It will be positive by the time you miss a period. ...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