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Is 4 days after unprotected sex too soon to take a pregnancy test? I also have taken Plan B will that impact the result?

Is 4 days after unprotected sex too soon to take a pregnancy test? I also have taken Plan B will that impact the result?

Yes & yes but no: 4 days after unprotected sex is too soon to take a home pregnancy test. Yes, if you take Plan B it will markedly reduce your chance of getting pregnant from that episode of sex. But no, the Plan B will not cause the test to give a false positive or a false negative. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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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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I had unprotected sex three times in the past two days. How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test?

I had unprotected sex three times in the past two days. How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test?

Take a test : Anyone having intercourse without birth control or condoms may get pregnant. 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. The vaginal discharge would need to be evaluated separately for infection. ...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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If i had unprotected sex on the day of ovulation how many days should I wait to take a pregnancy test?

If i had unprotected sex on the day of ovulation how many days should I wait to take a pregnancy test?

Ovulation sex: It is difficult to predict the exact hour that you ovulate. Usually if you had sex within 3-4 before ovulation, your pregnancy test could be positive the day after you missed your period.. It usually takes about 15-16 from fertilization for your test to become positive. ...Read more

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I haven't had my birth control pill for 3 days and I've had unprotected sex. Should I take the bc pill or wait and do a pregnancy test?

Dr. Yun Tran Dr. Tran
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I haven't had my birth control pill for 3 days and I've had unprotected sex. Should I take the bc pill or wait and do a pregnancy test?

Plan B ASAP: read your package insert. Some birth control pills can be used as emergency contraception. The package insert tells you how many to take at once. But the best thing to do is probably to take plan B ASAP. If you have problem remembering to take your birth control pills, talk to your doctor about nexplanon or an IUD. ...Read more

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How soon after having intercourse can I take a pregnancy test? I really don't want to wait for when my period would be due, it is still 8 days away. I had unprotected sex 15 days ago, if i were pregnant would it show a positive result on a pregnancy test

How soon after having intercourse can I take a pregnancy test? I really don't want to wait for when my period would be due, it is still 8 days away. I had unprotected sex 15 days ago, if i were pregnant would it show a positive result on a pregnancy test

Pregnancy tests. : Urine pregnancy tests have become increasingly sensitive. 15 days after intercourse, it is likely the test would be positive if you were pregnant. It would be worth repeating if you had anything but a normal menstrual period. Menstrual periods are not absolute methods to determine pregnancy. Women can have periods the first month they are pregnant though generally shorter, lighter. ...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 should I wait to take pregnancy test after sex?

How long should I wait to take pregnancy test after sex?

Pregnancy test: The newer pregnancy tests can be positive as soon as 5 days before your missed period. ...Read more

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...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