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How many days after a missed period should you take a pregnancy test? It has been 2days.

How many days after a missed period should you take a pregnancy  test? It has been 2days.

Soon: You could take one now and if you are pregnant it might turn positive. If it does not and you still have not started your period a week from the date you had anticipated starting it, I would take another at that time. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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 many days after a missed period should I take a pregnancy test for the most accurate results?

How many days after a missed period should I take a pregnancy test for the most accurate results?

Home test 4-5 days: Home pregnancy test should be done 4-5 days after a missed period. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. A blood test may be done one day after a missed period. ...Read more

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I missed periods for 10 days I did urine and blood test and both came negative but I still miss my periods does the blod pregnancy test is accurate ?

I missed periods for 10 days I did urine and blood test and both came negative but I still miss my  periods does the blod pregnancy test is accurate ?

Accurate HCG: The blood test is very accurate and starts to increase 3 weeks after you last menstrual period if you are pregnant. If you had it done 10 days after missing your period and it is normal that means you are not pregnant. ...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 can you miss a period have a negative pregnancy test then concieve few days later and be pregnant?

How can you miss a period have a negative pregnancy test then concieve few days later and be pregnant?

2 ships crossing...: It sounds like you were juuust pregnant - like maybe a few days - when you took the first pregnancy test; and then later, your pregnancy progressed enough to be detectable by the test. It isn't that you weren't pregnant. It was that you weren't pregnant enough for the test to see it yet. ...Read more

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Do u have to wait until u miss a period to get a + pregnancy test. I did 1 @ the hospital a couple days after my period ended it was negative?

Do u  have to wait until u miss a period to get a + pregnancy test. I did 1 @ the hospital a couple days after my period ended it was negative?

No : Some of the new tests will show a positive up to a week before you are due for your period. If you had a period and a negative pregnancy test, you are very unlikely to be pregnant. ...Read more

Missed Period (Definition)

A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase ...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