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How many days after your missed period should you wait to take a pregnancy test?

How many days after your missed period should you wait to take a pregnancy test?

Pregnancy: If you have regular menstrual cycles, a pregnancy test will be positive soon after your missed period (1-3 days). Still, as you get older, you may have more irregular cycles or stop having periods entirely. I would check a urine pregnancy test if you are concerned at all and have a blood pregnancy test to confirm the pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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 unprotected sex should I wait to take a test for pregnancy?

How many days after unprotected sex should I wait to take a test for pregnancy?

Before next period: One-to-two days before your expected period is the time you can start testing, regardless of when you tried. Good luck. ...Read more

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How many days do I have to wait to take a home pregnancy test after implantation bleeding starts?

How many days do I have to wait to take a home pregnancy test after implantation bleeding starts?

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. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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How many days before your missed period can you use a pregnancy test?

Several: You ovulate 2 weeks before your period, and the pregnancy tests can detect small amounts of b-hcg (once your egg is fertilized) in only a few days. So, theoretically, you may be able to check a test several days before your "missed period.". ...Read more

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How many days after my missed period should I wait until I take that home pregnancy test?

How many days after my missed period should I wait until I take that home pregnancy test?

0: If your cycles are regular, most pregnancy tests will be positive a day or two before you miss your cycle. ...Read more

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How long should u wait to take a home pregnacy after your missed period

How long should u wait to take a home pregnacy after your missed period

When it is missed: A home pregnancy test can be taken when menses are missed. If it is negative and no menses after 1 week, repeat the test. Repeat the following week if necessary. ...Read more

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6 days late..How much longer should I wait to test again after negative pregnancy test.

6 days late..How much longer should I wait to test again after negative  pregnancy test.

Today is fine : 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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When to do pregnancy test after how many days?

When to do pregnancy test after how many days?

See below: Nome pregnancy tests become positive at about he time you'r start your next expected period. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week and see your doctor. ...Read more

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How many days do I have to wait to take a home prenacy test? Can I take it the next day after intercourse?

How many days do I have to wait to take a home prenacy test? Can I take it the next day after intercourse?

Not next day...: Generally it is advised to take the pregnancy test when you have missed your period. This is because you need a certain concentration of the pregnancy hormone to be present in your urine for the test to be accurate. The day after having sex, you are likely not actually pregnant yet as the sperm has to meet the egg and then implant - which takes a couple of days. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test after intercourse?

How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test after intercourse?

1 week: Blood tests can be accurate after one week-urine tests can take a little longer. ...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

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How long should you wait after intercourse to take a home pregnancy test?

How long should you wait after intercourse to take a home pregnancy test?

After missed period: Wait until about a week after you miss your period. If you just had unprotected sex in the last 5 days you may benefit from emergency contraception like Plan B or a copper iud. Plan b is available without a prescription at pharmacies in the us. Good luck. ...Read more

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How many days before your arrived period can you test with a urine pregnancy test/?

No more than 2: Most people don't use home pregnancy tests before they miss a period. The boxes claim to be accurate 2-3 days before your period is due. But if you check once your period is late, you can feel confident in the answer. ...Read more

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How many days after sex can u take a pregnancy test and be reliable?

How many days after sex can u take a pregnancy  test and be reliable?

15-20 days: 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. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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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

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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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How many days after pregnancy test can I wait before checking again?

Depends when: U did it , 2-3 days would be reasonable, if any ?S do ablood one- blood is more accurate. ...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. ?

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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6 days late..How much longer should I wait to test again after negative pregnancy test.

Today is fine : 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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Will a pregnancy test be accurate 5 days after having unprotected sex or should I wait longer?

Am I pregnant: It would be wise to wait till you miss your period. If your period comes on in a normal time frame it is unlikely that you are pregnant. ...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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Will a pregnancy test be correct assuming i ovulated 12 days ago or should I wait...I have a 30-35 day cycle.?

Will a pregnancy test be correct assuming i ovulated 12 days ago or should I wait...I have a 30-35 day cycle.?

If correct: - if you really did ovulate 12 day ago, a serum pregnancy test will be reliable. If you are off by as much as 2 days, it may not be. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was sexually assaulted a couple days ago, how long should I wait to take a pregnancy test to see if I'm pregnant or not?

I was sexually assaulted a couple days ago, how long should I wait to take a pregnancy test to see if I'm pregnant or not?

Get help now!: First of all, I hope you reported the assault to the proper authorities and underwent the physical exam and counseling. Secondly, Plan B was offered and used immediately to prevent conception. If not, please do a pregnancy test 2 to 3 days prior to when your period is expected if no contraception was used. by the way, the physical exam should include STD testing. It's not too late to test/report ...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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I bled for 2 days after I ovulated on the 14th of sept and I was supposed to start my cycle on sept 28.how long do I need to wait til I can do a pregnancy test my cycle only goes for 3 days ?

I bled for 2 days after I ovulated on the 14th of sept and I was supposed to start my cycle on sept 28.how long do I need to wait til I can do a pregnancy test my cycle only goes for 3 days ?

See below: If you had sex since your last period and If you miss your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the 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 if you have sex. ...Read more

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I haven't had a period in 42 days. I took a pregnancy test on day 39, negative. Should I be concerned or just wait it out?

I haven't had a period in 42 days. I took a pregnancy test on day 39, negative. Should I be concerned or just wait it out?

GYN exam-protection?: If you have been having unprotected sexual intercourse I suggest a GYN exam with blood testing for pregnancy ( HCG), female hormone levels and thyroid/blood sugar levels. I f not sexually active you will still need GYN evaluation and medication to regulate your cycle. ...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