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How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test after my last period.

How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test after my last period.

Pregnancy test: Generally wait for 7-10 days after missed period to do home pregnancy test. If negative, wait few more days & repeat. If still negative & certain you're pregnant, see ob/pcp for blood pregnancy test. ...Read more

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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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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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When can I take a pregnancy test after spotting on days 9& 12 after period?

When can I take a pregnancy test after spotting on days 9& 12 after period?

Testing: It says it clearly on all tests. To be valid a test must be at the very least two weeks after the sexual encounter and it is very well known that if you test before you miss a period then that is a waste of money since it would be too early to test. Test after you miss a period. ...Read more

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Hi can I take a pregnancy test after a period, 3 weeks after last sexual encounter?

Hi can I take a pregnancy test after a period, 3 weeks after last sexual encounter?

Yes: If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later 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. Get HPV vaccine. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can I take a pregnancy test after seeing my period for just two days which is very unusual?

Can I take a pregnancy test after seeing my period for just two days which is very unusual?

When in doubt: just check pregnancy test. And if you are still not bleeding normally and first pregnancy test was negative, check it again in 1 week. If both negative and your symptoms persist, get to a GYN so they can help you determine what the next step is to regulate your period. You can wait a little longer to see if your periods will fix themselves. ...Read more

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How long should I wait before i take a pregnancy test after my missed period?

How long should I wait before i take a pregnancy test after my missed period?

Don't have to: Home pregnancy test will usually show (+) 10 days after conception. Ovulation usually mid-cycle, so at most, might want to wait a week, but might show (+) already, depending on when you ovulated and had intercourse. ...Read more

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If i was to take a pregnancy test after that period. when would be the best time?

If i was to take a pregnancy test after that period. when would be the best time?

Inconsistent: If you have a regular period, there is no need for a pregnancy test. Pregnancy test should be done 5 or more days after a missed period. ...Read more

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When is it best to take a pregnancy test after missing my period?

When is it best to take a pregnancy test after missing my period?

By your period: Newer sensitive home tests turn positive by the time your next expected peiod should arrive. If it's not positive, repeat in a week. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to take a pregnancy test after you miss your period?

How long should you wait to take a pregnancy test after you miss your period?

Don't wait: Most over the counter urine pregnancy tests will already detect the level of HCG after you miss your period. Use your early morning urine as that is the most concentrated. Serum pregnancy tests will already detect pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Chand
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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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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