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Is it too early to take a rite aid at home pregnancy test? As of today my period is three days late

Is it too early to take a rite aid at home pregnancy test? As of today my period is three days late

No, not at all.: A pregnancy test may be (+) test as early as 7-10 days after the fertile period (mid cycle). You're still very young. If you're having sex but don't want to get pregnant, you should consider a very reliable form of contraception such as an IUD or contraceptive implant. You don't need parental consent to do this, just a phone call to Planned Parenthood or your personal doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I took a home pregnancy test and it was negative. My period is 4 days late. I am having all the PMS symptoms. What's the reason that my late period?

I took a home pregnancy test and it was negative. My period is 4 days late. I am having all the PMS symptoms. What's the reason that my late period?

Not sure: 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 (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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I had spotting on the day my period was due but had a bpn on home pregnancy test did I test too early?

I had spotting on the day my period was due but had a bpn on home pregnancy test did I test too early?

Trust the 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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My period is five days late could I be pregnant and is it to soon to take a home pregnancy test?

My period is five days late could I be pregnant and is it to soon to take a home pregnancy test?

No: Most home pregnancy tests are highly accurate once you have missed your first period. Follow the instructions closely and use your first morning urine. It also helps for a more accurate method to collect the urine in a disposable paper cup and dip the test strip inside for the prescribed time vs holding the strip in the urine stream. Refrain from alcohol and cigarettes until you know for sure. ...Read more

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How many days "late" for my period should I take a home pregnancy test?

How many days "late" for my period should I take a home pregnancy test?

5-7 days: If you have not had a period by 5-7 days after it is due, take a home test. If this is negative, wait a couple days and take another test. If still negative and no period, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 23 days late and I still ain't get my period, should I take a home pregnancy test?

I'm 23 days late and I still ain't get my period, should I take a home pregnancy test?

By all means: Please check the site given below to see if you have any signs and symptoms of pregnancy. You may do a home pregnancy test using first morning urine and following the instructions in the kit carefully.
http://www. Webmd. Com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant. ...Read more

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My period came early a week last month this month I'm 5 days late. Took home pregnancy test already and the result is negative. What is the problem?

My period came early a week last month this month I'm 5 days late. Took home pregnancy test already and the result is negative. What is the problem?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I'm late on my period for five days now. I took and at home pregnancy test and it came up negative. Could it be stress?

I'm late on my period for five days now. I took and at home pregnancy test and it came up negative. Could it be stress?

Trust the 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 4 days late in my period. If I take the home pregnancy test now (in the afternoon) will it give me accurate result?

I am 4 days late in my period. If I take the home pregnancy test now (in the afternoon) will it give me accurate result?

May be: If it is positive, that is fine. A negative result will not rule out pregnancy. Take the test tomorrow. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully ...Read more

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My period is 8 days late and I am having early pregnancy symptoms, I took a home pregnancy test and it came back negative, what can be the problem?

My period is 8 days late and I am having early pregnancy symptoms, I took a home pregnancy test and it came back negative, what can be the problem?

Get a blood test: Sometimes the urine test is negative early. Get a blood test to be certain or make sure the pregnancy test you took is very sensitive and repeat. ...Read more

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My period came five days late. I have had unprotected sex several times also had a negative & positive home pregnancy test?

My period came five days late. I have had unprotected sex several times also had a negative & positive home pregnancy test?

Unclear question: If you had a period, after the last episode of 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.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How soon should I take another home pregnancy test after I miss my period. Right now I'm 11 days late. I'm experiencing Pregnancy like symptoms?

How soon should I take another home pregnancy test after I miss my period. Right now I'm 11 days late. I'm experiencing Pregnancy like symptoms?

Can take now: 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. 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. See your doctor for irregular periods. ...Read more

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My doctor said I have a UTI but I have not got any pain and im five days late with my period I have tried home pregnancy test but they never work.

My doctor said I have a UTI but I have not got any pain and im five days late with my period I have tried home pregnancy test but they never work.

UTI Rx: I hope you have accepted a Rx for the UTI as many of these types of infections are asymptomatic in women and can lead to ascending infections to the kidney. ...Read more

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My doctor said I have a UTI but I have not got any pain and im five days late with my period I have tried home pregnancy test but they never work.

My doctor said I have a UTI but I have not got any pain and im five days late with my period I have tried home pregnancy test but they never work.

Home pregnancy tests: I do not mean to start an argument, but if you are pregnant and a certain amount of time has passed since you became pregnant almost every single home pregnancy product should work to pick up this important fact. The fda would not allow these tests to be offered if they did not work.

Also a doctor would not lie to you if they did testing and your urine had signs of infection. ...Read more

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My period is 15 days late. Took a home pregnancy test, it was negative. Take birth control pills. Was taking hydroxycut 2 week stopped week 1/2 ago.

My period is 15 days late. Took a home pregnancy test, it was negative. Take birth control pills. Was taking hydroxycut 2 week stopped week 1/2 ago.

Need more info: It is not unusual for a woman taking birth control pills to miss a period. This is not a concern if she is taking the pills everyday at the same time of day and her pregnancy test is negative. She should continue to take her pills everyday.

I do no know what hydroxycut is so cannot comment on your specific case. ...Read more

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Wondering if I am pregnant I have had my tubes tied for 13 yrs. But had miscarriage 2 yrs. Ago. Now I am 2 weeks late on my period my family dr. To me take a home pregnancy test if I didn't start by tuesday or wednesday so I did and it read negitive and

Obviously: Obviously when you had your tubes tied you should not have gotten pregnant again. I am concerned that you were able to even detect a faint negative on your home pregnancy test. We can detect pregnancy hormone (HCG) when the home pregnancy test is negative but you can see a faint line in the test area. I would recommend reporting this to your doctor and asking for a serum quantitative HCG test to make sure you are not pregnant. The reason for this extra concern is that with a prior tubal ligation, a pregnancy can be a tubal pregnancy which can be very dangerous. You need to be absolutely sure you are not pregnant and only a serum blood test can do this for you. ...Read more

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18 DPO, 4 days late (period), and negative home pregnancy test. What's going on?

18 DPO, 4 days late (period), and negative home pregnancy test. What's going on?

Hormonal imbalance: You may wish to repeat the test in 4-5 days, unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Vagina dryness, back pain, late period for 5 days and on my actual period day I had it pain. And did home pregnancy test negative. What could it be?

Vagina dryness, back pain, late period for 5 days and on my actual period day I had it pain. And did home pregnancy test negative. What could it be?

GYN/pelvic: Get a GYN checkup. You are quite young for vaginal dryness. Apparentlyt, you are not using birth control and if you are old enough to have an erect penis in your vagina, you are old enough for birth control. ...Read more

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I've been having some pregnancy symptoms, day late period and a negative at home pregnancy test. Is it possible to still be pregnant? With neg result

Menses: Menses is every 3 to 5 weeks, 9 to 13 a year, lasting 1 to 8 days.
Keep menstrual diary and see doctor if your periods does not fall within these parameters. Repeat home pregnancy test in a week. If in doubt, see doctor. ...Read more

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Late period, unprotected sex, negative home pregnancy test.?

Late period, unprotected sex, negative home pregnancy test.?

How late?: You may take a blood test for HCG which more sensitive than a urine test and is generally positive one day after a missed period, if you are pregnant. Or you could repeat the test in 4-5 days, 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.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I had a late period in june and pregnancy symptoms but no positive home pregnancy test I have never had abortion or miscarriage?

I had a late period in june and pregnancy symptoms but no positive home pregnancy test I have never had abortion or miscarriage?

I suggest: Do a pregnancy test at home if you are not sure what's going on. I don't know how likely it is you are pregnant, but that's the first step to figuring out what's going on. There are other reasons for missed periods, symptoms are not terribly helpful. ...Read more

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I have a late period, I am currently experiencing spotting I took a home pregnancy test and it was negative I am on birth control. Am I pregnant?

I have a late period, I am currently experiencing spotting I took a home pregnancy test and it was negative I am on birth control. Am I pregnant?

Possibly: The most common cause of missed periods is pregnancy, but there are other causes. A pregnancy test should be first, and then other causes can be considered-- like hormone imbalances. Also some abnormal pregnancies (tubal or ectopic pregnancy) can be serious, even fatal, and may have a negative test. Thus you should see your doctor to figure out why you've missed your period. ...Read more

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I am 5 days late for my period, I took a home pregnancy test 2 days ago and it was negative, could I be pregnant? I also have been very stressed.

I am 5 days late for my period, I took a home pregnancy test 2 days ago and it was negative, could I be pregnant? I also have been very stressed.

Re do test: Did you have unprotected sex? If you did, you may get a blood test which would be positive now if you are pregnant. Or, you could repeat the home test in 3-4 days. 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 am 5 days late for my period, took a home pregnancy test, could I be pregnant and is a blood test more accurate?

I am 5 days late for my period, took a home pregnancy test, could I be pregnant and is a blood test more accurate?

Yes: Pregnancy tests may not be positive very early on and this does not always match up to when you expect your period. A blood test will detect a pregnancy generally 4 to 5 days before a urine test. ...Read more

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How likely is it that im pregnant with 5 negative home pregnancy test. 7 days late for my period. Super stress!?

Not likely: With 5 negative home pregnancy tests and 7 days late, it is unlikely you are pregnant. If you want to be 100% sure go to your doctor and have a blood test done and that will confirm one way or the opther or consult your gynecologist. ...Read more

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As of right now I am 10 almost 11 days late for my period. I am showing no signs for a period or pregnancy. I took a home pregnancy test yesterday and?

As of right now I am 10 almost 11 days late for my period. I am showing no signs for a period or pregnancy. I took a home pregnancy test yesterday and?

Pregnancy: Pregnancy is a most common cause of missed period, if you are sexually active and donot use any type of contraception.Hence, do a pregnancy test and see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am 10 days late for my period but I have taken three home pregnancy test that all have come back negative, can I still be pregnant?

I am 10 days late for my period but I have taken three home pregnancy test that all have come back negative, can I still be pregnant?

Possible: 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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I am 8 days late for my period done a home pregnancy test negative. Ihave cramps when I pee, tired, no appetite?

I am 8 days late for my period done a home pregnancy test negative. Ihave cramps when I pee, tired, no appetite?

Take a test: Go see a doctor, they could also do a blood test to check if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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I am 8 days late for my period done a home pregnancy test negative. Ihave cramps when I pee, tired, no appetite. What could it be?

I am 8 days late for my period done a home pregnancy test negative. Ihave cramps when I pee, tired, no appetite. What could it be?

8 days late: There could be a number of explanations for delayed menses, cramping, tiredness and no appetite. Pregnanc would be high on my list. Even though you had a - home test I suggest that you see your gyn and have a blood test. You may still be pregnant! ...Read more

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I'm 17 days late for my period negative home pregnancy test my cycle is regular lower back pain and cramps in lower stomach from time to time?

Not sure: If you are late on your menstrual cycle and you are normally regular and urine pregnancy test was negative you may want to see your family doctor or OB/GYN to perform a blood test and check for other possible causes ...Read more

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Can I take home pregnancy test 5 days before my period date?

Can I take home pregnancy test 5 days before my period date?

Not useful: 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. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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Can I take home pregnancy test 5 days before my period date? Or can I wait till my period date?

Can I take home pregnancy test 5 days before my period date? Or can I wait till my period date?

Wait: 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. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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I missed my period. One day only I missed my period. Can I take home pregnancy test tomoro or can I wait 5 days to take HPT?

I missed my period. One day only I missed my period. Can I take home pregnancy test tomoro or can I wait 5 days to take HPT?

Better to wait: You may do the test any time and if it is positive, it is positive. If it is negative that would not rule out pregnancy. It would be better to wait 5 days, use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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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