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Dr. Steven Hill
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I am 5 days late for my period. Is it too early to take a home pregnancy test?

Dr. Steven Hill
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I am 5 days late for my period. Is it too early to take a home pregnancy test?

No: Many over the counter tests are accurate this early. ...Read more

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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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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

Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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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

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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Dr. Clarence Wimberly
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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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?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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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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Dr. Amy Deeken
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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?

Dr. Amy Deeken
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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?

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

Dr. Donald Collins
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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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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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I'm 23 days late and i still ain't get my period , should I take a home pregnancy test ?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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?

Not likely: if it was actually a period. Test if you miss your period. ...Read more

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Dr. Drew Moffitt
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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

Dr. Drew Moffitt
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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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Dr. Pablo Rodriguez
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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?

Dr. Pablo Rodriguez
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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?

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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