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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. Heidi Fowler
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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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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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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 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

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Should i a wait 7 - 12 days after sex to get a blood pregnancy test?

Should i a wait 7 - 12 days after sex to get a blood pregnancy test?

After missed period: A blood test may be positive as soon as one day after a missed period but a negative test that early does not rule out pregnancy. It is better to wait 4-5 days after a missed period. ...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