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Would a hpt be accurate almost 20 days after sex?

Would a hpt be accurate almost 20 days after sex?

Yes: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) 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. ...Read more

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Home Pregnancy Test (Definition)

Any one of several kits available to the public. They rely on a colorimetric reaction that, in the presence of at least 25 miu hcg, will indicate positivity ...Read more


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Would a hpt be accurate 5 weeks/35 days after sex?

Would a hpt be accurate 5 weeks/35 days after sex?

Home preg test: Assuming your periods are regular - at 35 days a home pregnancy test should be accurate. If however you are irregular it might not be. Generally they are good down to several days after missed period. If any concern - repeat in a week
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How accurate are hpt? Can I rely on the result? Took test 8 weeks after sex. All 4 came back negative.

How accurate are hpt? Can I rely on the result? Took test 8 weeks after sex. All 4 came back negative.

HPT/EPT: Well some women do produce an antibody that makes their HPT turn negative even if pregnant. Those patients need a serum pregnancy test. Most urine tests are accurate and become positive at levels of 15-25miu/ml, whereas the serum test is positive at 5miu/ml. So, just a few days difference between blood and urine. ...Read more

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Took hpt yesterday 34 days after sex it was neg. Someone told me the hpt wasn't accurate due to that I took it in the afternoon is this true?

Took hpt yesterday 34 days after sex it was neg. Someone told me the hpt wasn't accurate due to that I took it in the afternoon is this true?

Not exactly: "not as sensitive" is more appropriate. You want to maximize the concentration, so the first morning urine is always what is recommended. The test measures levels of hormones, and it's designed to let you know if the level is above a certain, predetermined "high chance of pregnancy" mark. ...Read more

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Are hpt accurate 12 weeks after sex?

Are hpt accurate 12 weeks after sex?

Yes: A home pregnancy test will accurately predict pregnancy at 12 weeks after sex. Most are accurate a couple of weeks after sex. ...Read more

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Is a negative hpt result 6wks after sex accurate or too early to test?

Is a negative hpt result 6wks after sex accurate or too early to test?

Accurate by 3 weeks: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, STD's, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner than 2-3 weeks after sex, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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How accurate are hpt if you ''think" you are about 5 months along and take the two test 5 months after sex? Both neg. And don't want to b preg. Help?

How accurate are hpt if you ''think" you are about 5 months along and take the two test 5 months after sex? Both neg. And don't want to b preg. Help?

Tests are excellent: If done properly they are very good. Your HCG levels should be at least 20, 000. The tests can detect HCG levels about 1000 times less than that. ...Read more

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Should a hpt be positive 3 weeks after sex? I got neg is this accurate?? Can't base on period bc irregular

Should a hpt be positive 3 weeks after sex? I got neg is this accurate?? Can't base on period bc irregular

Count from ovulation: It takes 2-3 weeks after conception to have a positive pregnancy test; conception takes place after ovulation and fertilization of the egg with a sperm. ...Read more

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Are hpt accurate 6weeks after sex? Why do ppl online say sometimes itll be neg up till 3+ months? How do I know when its reliable? Don't get period

Are hpt accurate 6weeks after sex? Why do ppl online say sometimes itll be neg up till 3+ months? How do I know when its reliable? Don't get period

Yes: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result by 3 weeks after sex 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. (The internet is full of fascinating stories.) ...Read more

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Is hcg level 26 days after sex high enough to have an accurate hpt?

Border line: HCG level of 25 is generally diagnostic of pregnancy. 26 is at the borderline and you may wish to wait 2-3 days to do hpt. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
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32 days after sex and a negative hpt. Is this accurate? Still no period.

32 days after sex and a negative hpt. Is this accurate? Still no period.

No period 32 days: Recommend you do home pregnancy tests once or twice per week unless your period starts and is normal. ...Read more

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Negative hpt taken 21 and 30 days after sex accurate? Last period 4-5 weeks ago.

Negative hpt taken 21 and 30 days after sex accurate? Last period 4-5 weeks ago.

Negative test: A negative pregnancy test 5 weeks past a previous period is likely very accurate. If in doubt, request a blood test from your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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If you don't know when your period will start how long after sex can you take a hpt and get an accurate result??

If you don't know when your period will start how long after sex can you take a hpt and get an accurate result??

3 weeks after sex: A urine pregnancy test done correctly gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) 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 therefore lead to a repeat test. If a woman has her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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I took a hpt 6wks after sex n it was neg. Then I saw white discharge in my underwear. What is the discharge? Is my hpt still accurate?

I took a hpt 6wks after sex n it was neg. Then I saw white discharge in my underwear. What is the discharge? Is my hpt still accurate?

Yes: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are based on the hormone concentration in your urine and are not affected by vaginal discharge. Vaginal discharge is normal and changes throughout the cycle. If any concern for infection, there are tests that can been sent by your doctor. ...Read more

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Are hpt accurate 4 weeks after sex if u don't get a period? Plz don't say "a urine test if done correctly is reliable 3 weeks. "

Are hpt accurate 4 weeks after sex if u don't get a period? Plz don't say "a urine test if done correctly is reliable 3 weeks. "

Of course: Home pregnancy tests are reliable 3 weeks after sex, which means they are accurate 3 weeks after sex, 4 weeks after sex, 5 weeks after sex, etc... The 3-week mark is chosen to prevent the need to repeat a false-negative result if the test is done earlier, and also to allow time for one's period to come and thus avoid needing a test. (In reality, tests can be positive 2 weeks after sex.) ...Read more

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Should I take a hpt 3 or 4 weeks after 'sex'? don't get period cuz of LOLO BC so would that be accurate? I'm getting diff answers on google

Should I take a hpt 3 or 4 weeks after 'sex'? don't get period cuz of LOLO BC so would that be accurate? I'm getting diff answers on google

Ocps: Birth control pills are to protect from becoming pregnant. If taken as directed and you have not missed any pills there is no reason for a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Lmp Sep.16.Unprotected sex 19&20.Spotting Oct.9&10.Oct.10 hpt -. Now its a month after sex. Must I have another hpt and will it be 100%accurate now?

Lmp Sep.16.Unprotected sex 19&20.Spotting Oct.9&10.Oct.10 hpt -. Now its a month after sex. Must I have another hpt and will it be 100%accurate now?

Probably: If you want to know if you are pregnant, you will need another pregnancy test. Unfortunately very little in medicine is 100%. All tests have both some false positives and some false negatives. It will however be much more reliable. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Would a hpt 9wks after sex be accurate? What are the chances of getting a false neg at 9wks? Tk 1 at 6wks n it was neg. On LOLO BC so no period

Would a hpt 9wks after sex be accurate? What are the chances of getting a false neg at 9wks? Tk 1 at 6wks n it was neg. On LOLO BC so no period

Ocp: The purpose of birth control pills is to prevent pregnancy. If you have been taking your pills as instructed the likelihood of pregnancy is exceeding low. That coupled with a negative pregnancy test yields your answer. You are not pregnant. ...Read more

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I am 42 and stopped pill 1st week of June. No period yet. Unprotected sex with no ejaculation. 3 negative hpts, taken 32 days after sex. Accurate?

Post pill amenorrhea: It depends on whether your pregnancy test has a cut off of 15 or 25. You might want to repeat it in a few more days. In addition a fair number of women will stop having periods after stopping the pill. This is called post pill amenorrhea. It may last several months. ...Read more

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Tested with 25miu hpt, 19 days after sex with first morning urine. Result was negative. How accurate is the test? I have irregular periods.

Tested with 25miu hpt, 19 days after sex with first morning urine. Result was negative. How accurate is the test? I have irregular periods.

Negative--repeat it: The hpts are quite accurate, but they have their limit--maybe a bit early for the test to pick-up in your case. So, waite 5-7 days and repeat the test. If still negative then, likely it is negative. If positive, congrats and call your doc for care.
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I took a hpt 7 weeks after sex it was neg is that enough time for it to be accurate im on Depo-Provera and and always use male condoms could I still be pgt?

I took a hpt 7 weeks after sex it was neg is that enough time for it to be accurate im on Depo-Provera and and always use male condoms could I still be pgt?

Yes: If a pregnancy test is negative 7 weeks after your last sexual episode, you should not be pregnant. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is a very strong hormonal contraceptive and the failure rate is actually less than if a woman has had her tubes tied. If sexually active, though, pregnancy can occur at any time even when using birth control. ...Read more

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Can you take a hpt 6 days after sex?

Can you take a hpt 6 days after sex?

Yes, but wait...: Waiting until 3 weeks after sex will give a reliable result on a urine pregnancy test (if the test is done correctly and read correctly). Testing too early can give a negative result, and make a woman test again later, which means buying more tests from the store! ...Read more

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Can I take a hpt 15 days after sex?

Can I take a hpt 15 days after sex?

After missed period: You may take the test any time you wish, but it to be better to wait 4-5 days after a missed period. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more