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How many days should I wait before taking a pregnancy test after having unprotected sex? I am on implanon.

How many days should I wait before taking a pregnancy test after having unprotected sex? I am on implanon.

On Implanon: You are on Implanon so it should be negative. 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

Dr. L. Collins
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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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When taking a pregnancy test, do I have to wait exactly two weeks for the test to work? Could i just take it two days before?

When taking a pregnancy test, do I have to wait exactly two weeks for the test to work? Could i just take it two days before?

Wasting Money: I do not know where you got the two week rule, but first and most importantly is that you must miss a period before a test is wise to perform. The morning after the first day of a missed period is the best time to test. Testing too soon wastes money on potentially invalid results. ...Read more

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5 days late beginning next month light first day second day heavy third day heavy should I wait for a pregnancy test?

5 days late beginning next month light first day second day heavy third day heavy should I wait for a pregnancy test?

Take a test: 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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I am 8 days late I took a pregnancy test at 3 am today and it was negative. How long should I wait till I take another. ?

I am 8 days late I took a pregnancy test at 3 am today and it was negative. How long should I wait till I take another. ?

About 4 weeks...: If a woman does a pregnancy test correctly, after missing her regular period for 8 days, and the result is NEGATIVE, she is now not pregnant and can actually wait 4 weeks (or the length of one full cycle) before doing another pregnancy test. If a normal-looking period occurs in about 3-4 weeks, she is presumed not pregnant, but can retest at that time if she worries a lot. ...Read more

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How many days dpo do us wait to take pregnancy test ?

After missed period: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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2 days late took a pregnancy test today 1 line red the other white should I wait more days to take an other one ?

2 days late took a pregnancy test today 1 line red the other white should I wait more days to take an other one ?

Yes: If you don't have a period within about a week, you should re-check another pregnancy test. It's very normal to be a few days late for a cycle. ...Read more

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I am 2 days late and am never late, very tired but no other symptoms, pregnancy test was negative. Should I wait and take another test or just go in?

I am 2 days late and am never late, very tired but no other symptoms, pregnancy test was negative. Should I wait and take another test or just go in?

Repeat in 4-5 days: It would be okay to wait 4-5 days and if you do not get your period by then, repeat the test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. You have the option of getting a blood test which would be positive by now if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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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