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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

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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 think im pregnant, how do I know when to take a pregnancy test if i had sex multiple times in the past 2 months ?

I think im pregnant,  how do I know when to take a pregnancy test if i had sex multiple times in the past 2 months ?

Pregnant?: Go to your friendly pharmacist and get a urine test strip which measures beta hcg. Test yourself and if negative, wait 7-10 days and test again. Your local planned parenthood organization will have all sorts of information to inform you about signs and symptoms of pregnancy and help you with any aspect of sexuality. Good luck. ...Read more

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I missed my pill 4 times, I had sex May 20th. I spotted but still haven't started, when should I take a pregnancy test?

I missed my pill 4 times, I had sex May 20th. I spotted but still haven't started, when should I take a pregnancy test?

In about a week: 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. ...Read more

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After a miscarriage 4(ays later I've been have n unprotected sex he came in me once but pull out a few times when can I take a pregnancy test?

After a miscarriage 4(ays later I've been have n unprotected sex he came in me once but pull out a few times when can I take a pregnancy test?

After missed period: Usually the best and earliest time to check for pregnancy is approximately at the time of a missed menses. It isn't likely that a pregnancy would result so soon after your miscarriage- so give it a few weeks. Depending on the circumstances with the miscarriage, you want to check with your gyn re; starting birth control. , if desired. ...Read more

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Having similar symptoms of pregnancy, but hesitant to take pregnancy test because previous times had negative results. What else could this be?

Having similar symptoms of pregnancy, but hesitant to take pregnancy test because previous times had negative results. What else could this be?

Pregnancy test: Did you miss your period? If you are 4-5 days past the due date for your period and have symptoms of pregnancy, it would be useful to do home pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. You could see your doctor for an evaluation and a blood test. You need to ascertain if you are pregnant and seek care for your and your baby's health. ...Read more

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Should I take pregnancy test if having symptoms while on quasense but took antibiotics 4 times?

Should I take pregnancy test if having symptoms while on quasense but took antibiotics 4 times?

Not all antibiotics: impact effectiveness of oral contraceptives. But taking a pregnancy test will let you know for sure. ...Read more

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I take the pill but have had planB 5 times recently. Had very light dark brown spotting for a few day. Took 4 pregnancy test, all negative. Pregnant?

I take the pill but have had planB 5 times recently. Had very light dark brown spotting for a few day. Took 4 pregnancy test, all negative. Pregnant?

Insanity-: Doing the same thing over and over expecting a different outcome. I see you live in Canada. I believe that you have access to contraceptives. If you are going to engage in sexual activity, unprotected, then pregnancy is always a risk. Using Plan B over and over is horrible for your system. It is, in fact, EMERGENCY contraceptive. PLEASE use long term protection. Sorry for the lecture. ...Read more

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Stopped taking birth control in january. Period is a week late this month. Pregnancy test said negative two times. When do I need to take another.

Stopped taking birth control in january. Period is a week late this month. Pregnancy test said negative two times. When do I need to take another.

1 week : Most pregnancy tests are sensitive enough today to pick up a pregnancy after a week of a missed cycle however you may have ovulated later so i would do another 1 in about a week if your cycle had not yet come on. ...Read more

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18 days are passed from my last period date. I take home pregnancy test 3 times and even from laboratory but it was negative.Should i wait more?

18 days are passed from my last period date. I take home pregnancy test 3 times and even from laboratory but it was negative.Should i wait more?

At this point trust : The pregnancy tests. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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I had sex knowing am not in birth control & took the One choice one dose pill because i did not used a condom two times. should i take Pregnancy test?

I had sex knowing am not in birth control & took the One choice one dose pill because i did not used a condom two times. should i take Pregnancy test?

Are you late?: If your period is late, I would recommend you take a pregnancy test. If you are not wishing to get pregnant, I would advise that you start using a condom 100% of the time and even consider speaking to your gynecologist about other methods of birth control as well (understanding that no method is 100% effective) ...Read more

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Pregnancy test came out negative all three times i did it then after a couple hrs it turned positive what does that mean?

Pregnancy test came out negative all three times i did it then after a couple hrs it turned positive what does that mean?

Invalid testing: That means you are reading a test that has aged and is in no way a valid test. After the recommended testing time (usually about 20 minutes) the test is to be thrown away. ...Read more

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Havent had a cycle since April 22. I have taken 3 pregnancy test all were negative. I took them different times of the day. Should i be concern?

Havent had a cycle since April 22. I have taken 3 pregnancy test all were negative. I took them different times of the day. Should i be concern?

Anovulation: Your ovaries have shut down and are not working. it has been two cycles and they have not restarted on their own. It is time you went to your Gynecologist to figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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How many times i try the pregnancy test, the 1st and 2nd trial is positive the 3rd is blurred the 1st row also the 4th ang 5th, thats why im confuse?

See doctor: If you had even 1 positive pregnancy test, you should see your doctor. They can do blood tests and get you scheduled for an ultrasound to determine how far along you are. ...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