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Doctor insights on: How Many Days Late Should I Take A Pregnancy Test

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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Should I take a pregnancy test after being 20 days late but started 3 days ago

Should I take a pregnancy test after being 20 days late but started 3 days ago

Don’t guess.: Take a test.  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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I'm five days late for my cycle should I take a pregnancy test?

I'm five days late for my cycle should I take a pregnancy test?

Yes: Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for test carefully, including reading the result within the prescribed time frame. ...Read more

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Should I take a pregnancy test? My period is 2 days late.

Should I take a pregnancy test? My period is 2 days late.

Go ahead: If you are a day late on a regular period this test will be accurate. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Period is 4 days late, when should I take a pregnancy test?

Period is 4 days late, when should I take a pregnancy test?

Soon: 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

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