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How soon can I: 1. Have accurate pregnancy test at lab? A week after sex maybe? 2. Visit obgyn to check my pregnancy?

How soon can I:
1. Have accurate pregnancy test at lab? A week after sex maybe?
2. Visit obgyn to check my pregnancy?

Patience is a must.: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a 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 regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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Is the first result on a pregnancy test accurate? Can it change from a negative to a positive?

Is the first result on a pregnancy test accurate? Can it change from a negative to a positive?

Yes, it can: The tests measure a hormone, BhcG, The level increases exponentailly early as the pregnancy progresses, so if you think you might be pregnant, check again in a few days. That said, the urine tests these days are pretty accurate. ...Read more

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Is a pregnancy test accurate 43 days after sex? If it negative...is there a chance that I am pregnant?

Is a pregnancy test accurate 43 days after sex? If it negative...is there a chance that I am pregnant?

Technique: If you did the test correctly and it was negative at 43 days after sex, you are not pregnant. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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When is a pregnancy test accurate after taking plan b?

When is a pregnancy test accurate after taking plan b?

Pregnancy Testing: Fourteen days after the sexual encounter, unless you have bled. Then you do not need a test since your body has given you proof that you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Is a pregnancy test accurate 3 days before my expected period ?

Is a pregnancy test accurate 3 days before my expected period ?

Possibly: It may pick it up. If it is negative and you are then late, you might want to check again. ...Read more

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Is a pregnancy test accurate when taking late in the day or night time? is it accurate if you were about to get your period

Is a pregnancy test accurate when taking late in the day or night time? is it accurate if you were about to get your period

Yes, yes, and yes: Good home pregnancy tests are accurate when taken day or night (tho some recommend testing in the morning). They are accurate 2-or-even 3 days before the expected period. ...Read more

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Is a pregnancy test accurate 19 days after sex, 2 days before period is due?

Is a pregnancy test accurate 19 days after sex, 2 days before period is due?

Not quite as: accurate as waiting until a period is missed. But at 19 days it is quite likely to be accurate. ...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