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How soon can you take a pregnancy test? Also how do u know if ur birth control failed

How soon can you take a pregnancy test? Also how do u know if ur birth control failed

Fairly soon: This varies a little from test to test, but typically around the time you missed your period or just after. The package inserts or even the box for each test tend to let you know how sensitive they are or how early the earliest they can detect a pregnancy is. The answer to the second question is that if your test is positive the birth control failed. If in doubt your doctor can do a blood test. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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 can I take a pregnancy test while on birth control? I took one on the first day of my inactive week. Will it be accurate?

When can I take a pregnancy test while on birth control? I took one on the first day of my inactive week. Will it be accurate?

Depends: You should take a pregnancy test if you miss a period or at least three weeks after the episode of sex in question. 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. ...Read more

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I'm a week late and have symptoms of early pregnancy when would be the best time to take a pregnancy test and should I continue taking my birth control

I'm a week late and have symptoms of early pregnancy when would be the best time to take a pregnancy test and should I continue taking my birth control

Take it now,,,: This would be a very good time to take it, as no period is likely pregnancy until proven otherwise. If it is positive, it would be wise to stop your birth control so it cannot interfere with the pregnancy. If it turns out to be negative, it would be wise to see your doctor to repeat the test as you still could be pregnant, and get an exam in case there is another reason for the late period. ...Read more

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Might I take a pregnancy test while on my "active" birth control pills?

Yes.: There is no interference from the test due to the pills. If you are pregnant, the test will reveal it. ...Read more

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How long after sex should I take a pregnancy test? Will birth control or Plan B mess up the results?

How long after sex should I take a pregnancy test? Will birth control or Plan B mess up the results?

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. Plan B and birth control does not interfere with a pregnancy test results ...Read more

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After taking Plan B Sunday, I began taking my birth control again Wednesday. When should I expect bleeding? And when should I take a pregnancy test?

After taking Plan B Sunday, I began taking my birth control again Wednesday. When should I expect bleeding? And when should I take a pregnancy test?

See below: Onset of bleeding depends on your birth control pill cycle. You may take a pregnancy test about a month after the episode of sex in question. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I had intercourse just coming out of my period on the 26th of march and im not on birth control by when should I take a pregnancy test?

I had intercourse just coming out of my period on the 26th of march and im not on birth control by when should I take a pregnancy test?

You probably don't need one.: It is unlikely although not impossible for you to get pregnant at the end of your period. If you are concerned with until you miss your next period., if it happens then see your dr. ...Read more

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I'm on birth control, but I was still wondering how soon after sex you can take a pregnancy test for it to be considered accurate?

I'm on birth control, but I was still wondering how soon after sex you can take a pregnancy test for it to be considered accurate?

3 weeks: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex, or 1 week after missing a withdrawal 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 withdrawal period, then she is presumed not pregnant. ...Read more

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On birth control. Haven't missed any, not religious about the time I take it. Started spotting today. Is this normal or should I take a pregnancy test?

On birth control. Haven't missed any, not religious about the time I take it. Started spotting today. Is this normal or should I take a pregnancy test?

Birth control pill: I understand your concern. It is possible to have minor bleeding between periods during the first few months if you have recently started using birth control pill. You also may have bleeding if you do not take your pill at a regular time each day. Sometimes the birth control pill you are on is not the right pill for you. See Gynecologist about spotting and birth control pill. ...Read more

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my boyfriend came in me. How long do I wait to take a pregnancy test? I'm on birth control. I take the depo shot. I haven't got my period at all.

my boyfriend came in me. How long do I wait to take a pregnancy test? I'm on birth control. I take the depo shot. I haven't got my period at all.

About three weeks: You may do a pregnancy test in about three weeks. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I had sex while taking amoxicillin a week before my inactive birth control pills started. How soon can I take a pregnancy test? I started spotting 2 days before my inactive pills started and it continued for a total of 5 days. Its now been 3 weeks since w

I had sex while taking amoxicillin a week before my inactive birth control pills started. How soon can I take a pregnancy test? I started spotting 2 days before my inactive pills started and it continued for a total of 5 days. Its now been 3 weeks since w

The: The spotting you experienced is a sign that your birth control pill efficacy was affected. There are pregnancy tests available that can detect pregnancy up to 5 days before your period. Recall when the first day of your last menstral period was (last month). If you miss your period 30 days later, that is the best time to take a pregnancy test. Taking a pregnacy test too early between periods can produce a false negative result. This is because the pregancy test is testing for the 'pregancy hormone' which take the body time to be detectable in your body. ...Read more

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Had sex without condom, I am on birth control. Mild cramps and light brown spotting week before period? Should I take a pregnancy test?

Had sex without condom, I am on birth control. Mild cramps and light brown spotting week before period? Should I take a 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 2-3 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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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

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more