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Dr. Austina Cho
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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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Friend had unprotected sex on the feb.1&she wants to know when she can take a pregnancy test.It's already been 10 days how much longer should she wait?

Friend had unprotected sex on the feb.1&she wants to know when she can take a pregnancy test.It's already been 10 days how much longer should she wait?

Now: A pregnancy test can be positive as soon as ten days after conception - so if your friend ovulated the day she had sex the test could be positive. If she ovulated a couple days later, she still could have conceived but the test may require a couple more days to become positive. Generally, when the period is due, the test will be positive when conception has occurred. ...Read more

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When can I take a pregnancy test and it be accurate? I am wondering how many days after intercourse i can take a pregnancy test. My periods are highly irregular so waiting to miss one really doesn't give me any answers.The last 4-5 days I have just been a

When can I take a pregnancy test and it be accurate? I am wondering how many days after intercourse i can take a pregnancy test. My periods are highly irregular so waiting to miss one really doesn't give me any answers.The last 4-5 days I have just been a

You : You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period (3-4 weeks since having unprotected sex), or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period or 3-4 weeks after conception. A blood test can tell if you are pregnant as soon as 7 days after conception and a doctor's urine pregnancy test can tell if you are pregnant around when you next period should come. ...Read more

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How many days after intercourse can a pregnancy test be accurate? I am wondering how many days after intercourse i can take a pregnancy test. My periods are highly irregular so waiting to miss one really doesn't give me any answers.The last 4-5 days i hav

How many days after intercourse can a pregnancy test be accurate? I am wondering how many days after intercourse i can take a pregnancy test. My periods are highly irregular so waiting to miss one really doesn't give me any answers.The last 4-5 days i hav

It : It would be reasonable to take a pregnancy test now based on your symptoms. It does make it hard when you have very irregular periods as you note. If your test is negative, but you still don't get your period, wait two days then re-take the test. If it is still negative you could see your doctor and possibly get a blood pregnancy test, which is more accurate. In general, the pregnancy test can become positive 10 days after pregnancy though every womans hormone level of pregnancy (HCG) can be a little different at different stages of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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10 days since hCG trigger shot. When is the earliest I can take a pregnancy test? Taking progesterone vaginal supplements since day after ovulation.

10 days since hCG trigger shot. When is the earliest I can take a pregnancy test? Taking progesterone vaginal supplements since day after ovulation.

If miss period: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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How many days to take a pregnancy test and find out?

How many days to take a pregnancy test and find out?

1 week late: Home pregnancy tests turn positive when you are about 1 week late. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week. ...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