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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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How many days (minimal) will a pregnancy test show up after intercourse?

How many days (minimal) will a pregnancy test show up after intercourse?

Pregnancy Testing: Pregnancy testing becomes valid the day you miss your period. The morning urine the day after a missed period is the best urine to do the home pregnancy testing with. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many days after intercourse does a pregnancy test show an accurate result?

Can you let me know how many days after intercourse does a pregnancy test show an accurate result?

Pregnancy 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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Is it absolutely impossible for a pregnancy test to be positive one day after intercourse?

Is it absolutely impossible for a pregnancy test to be positive one day after intercourse?

Can be positive if..: A pregnancy test can be positive one day after intercourse only if a woman was ALREADY pregnant from about a week or more earlier, or if the test has a false-positive result. (A false-positive result means the test shows a positive line, but the woman is not pregnant. A false-negative result means the test result is negative, but the woman is actually pregnant.) ...Read more

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Is there any small possibility that a pregnancy test can be positive one day after intercourse?

Is there any small possibility that a pregnancy test can be positive one day after intercourse?

Unlikely : Takes days for sperm to fertilize and for the egg to implant in uterus. So unless you were already pregnant it wouldn't be from this event ...Read more

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Positive pregnancy test 5 days after intercourse ?

Positive pregnancy test 5 days after intercourse ?

Pregnant: Possible, but more likely earlier sexual encounter caused this pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you get a positive pregnancy test just 6 days after intercourse?

Can you get a positive pregnancy test just 6 days after intercourse?

Unlikely: That would be highly unusual. Conception usually occurs one to five days after intercourse and then the fetus has to grow to a point where it is sharing blood with the mother's body. ...Read more

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Can I have a positive urine pregnancy test 6 days after intercourse ?

Can I have a positive urine pregnancy test 6 days after intercourse ?

Doubtful: The very earliest a blood pregnancy test might show as a positive would be 7 days after ovulation. For more accuracy take the pregnancy test 12 to 14 days after ovulation. ...Read more

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Is 2 weeks after intercourse enough time for positive pregnancy test?

Is 2 weeks after intercourse enough time for positive pregnancy test?

Yes: The pregnancy test becomes positive by about 10 days after conception. 2 weeks is enough time for the test to become positive. ...Read more

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Can a pregnancy test be possitive 6 days after intercourse with evening urine?

Can a pregnancy test be possitive 6 days after intercourse with evening urine?

Nature and Science: No. If you have a positive pregnancy test it was from a previous encounter. Remember it takes one to five days to conceive a new fetus after sex and ten to fourteen days after conception for the HCG hormone from the fetus to be high enough to be picked up by the mother's blood stream. Six days after sex is IMPOSSIBLE. ...Read more

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Urine pregnancy test - would it show a result if you're pregnant 29-32 hours after intercourse?

No: No, your pregnancy test would not show up this early. The pregnancy test only turns positive after a few weeks of being pregnant. If you're concerned about being pregnant and do not want to be pregnant i like you need to see a doctor to be prescribed plan b. ...Read more

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Can implantation happen 3 days after intercourse ? And a positive pregnancy test at 5 days ?

Can implantation happen 3 days after intercourse  ? And a positive pregnancy test at 5 days ?

Asked and answered: Your question now asked over a dozen times. It has been graciously answered for free. It is highly offensive to keep asking the same question of us and to keep expecting free service from the heroes here donating their time. Please move on. ...Read more

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Can implantation occur a little less than 48 hours after sex? Positive pregnancy test less than 48 hrs after intercourse as well.

Anatomy : Nope. Absolutely not. First: the sperm have to swim through the cervix, through the uterus, out the fallopian tube and find an ovulated egg. This takes more than 48 hours. Second an impregnated egg does not have any connection to the mothers body for over one week after impregnation and even then does not produce enough hormone for the mother's blood to be carrying it. It is impossible to test. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a positive pregnancy test result 7 days after sex? I did, but i was having intercourse previously with someone else.

Pregnancy?: It sounds like you are leading an exciting life. It also is potentially going to lead to some dna testing if in fact you are pregnant. To answer your question seven days is a bit too soon to diagnose pregnancy using a home pregnancy test or even a standard blood pregnancy test. Would be likely that you conceived with your first partner. ...Read more

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Can a pregnancy test positive through a blood test just 5 days after intercourse?

Can a pregnancy test positive through a blood test just 5 days after intercourse?

Not likely: 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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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