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When can I take a pregnancy test and get accurate results?

When can I take a pregnancy test and get accurate results?

28 days: Most over the counter pregnancy tests are extremely accurate at time of your missed cycle. Some are more sensitive and able to detect pregnancy about 5 days earlier. If you take an early pregnancy test and it is negative, test again a week later. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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When can I take a pregnancy test?

When can I take a pregnancy test?

1-2 weeks : Don't guess. Take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Can i take a pregnancy test while spotting?

Can i take a pregnancy test while spotting?

You may: Use first morning urine, avoid contamination of urine with blood, and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. ...Read more

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When can I take a pregnancy test and it still be accurate?

When can I take a pregnancy test and it still be accurate?

Depends: Blood vs urine. Urine tests are accurate 2 weeks after ovulation. Blood tests can be positive 8 days after ovulation. ...Read more

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Can i drop blood on a urine pregnancy test and still get accurate results? If not, where can I get a blood pregnancy test?

Can i drop blood on a urine pregnancy test and still get accurate results? If not, where can I get a blood pregnancy test?

AT the clinic: At your doctor's office; at the community health center serving your county. At planned parenthood. No. Do not put blood on the urine pregnancy test. Put urine on the urine pregnancy test. But, only after a period has been missed. Not before. ...Read more

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I want to take a blood test to know which is my blood type. Can this test detect pregnancy??

I want to take a blood test to know which is my blood type. Can this test detect pregnancy??

No: Test for blood group and pregnancy are very different tests. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Can you take a pregnancy test when your spotting/bleeding?

Can you take a pregnancy test when your spotting/bleeding?

Pregnancy Testing : Testing would be valid if you have missed a period. Why do you want to do a test when you are bleeding? ...Read more

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When can you take a pregnancy test?

When can you take a pregnancy test?

10 days: 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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When should you take a pregnancy test for accurate results?

When should you take a pregnancy test for accurate results?

After missed period: Please do the test 4-5 days after a missed period; use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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Can i get a negative on a pregnancy test during implantation. (spotting) How long after implantation should i take a pregnancy test?

Can i get a negative on a pregnancy test during implantation. (spotting) How long after implantation should i take a pregnancy test?

High School Health: Yes. A new fetus is completely undetectable by the mother's body until about fourteen days past conception. You take a pregnancy test when you miss a period. Not before. Didn't you learn this simple stuff in health class? ...Read more

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How can I take a blood test while im still pregnant?

How can I take a blood test while im still pregnant?

Yes, of course: Having your blood drawn during pregnancy is quite safe. I would not recommend attempting to donate a large amount of blood, though. ...Read more

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Can you take a pregnancy test while spotting?

Can you take a pregnancy test while spotting?

Yes: Yes, first morning urine is usually most accurate. Good luck. ...Read more

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How early can you take a blood pregnancy test?

How early can you take a blood pregnancy test?

More reliable if...: A urine pregnancy test can be taken any time, but it gives a reliable result about 3 weeks after sex (when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. ...Read more

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What is the soonest you can take a pregnancy test after having sex? I don't want to wait for a missed period to take a test; when is it reliable?

What is the soonest you can take a pregnancy test after having sex? I don't want to wait for a missed period to take a test; when is it reliable?

Pregnancy test: You should wait at least until your period is due or a few days late for more accurate results. If you test to early you may get a false negative test. Take care! ...Read more

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Can I take a sleep aid if I have a fasting blood test in the morning?

Can I take a sleep aid if I have a fasting blood test in the morning?

Yes: It won't interfere with your testing if that is what you are asking. ...Read more