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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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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?

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 ?

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 finished a day early, can that mean that im pregnant? When is the best time to take a home pregnancy test?

Possibly: Periods are inherently irregular, but pregnancy is always a possibility. Home pregnancy tests are accurate, reliable and valid. They should be done when you are about one week late. ...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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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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