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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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 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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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 you do a first response pregnancy test 2 days after intercourse?

Can you do a first response pregnancy test 2 days after intercourse?

Too early: First response early result pregnancy test is reported to detect pregnancy up to 6 days before your missed period. Two days is just way too early. ...Read more

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Dear doctor, when can I take a pregnancy home test after the ovulation day?

Dear doctor, 
when can I take a pregnancy home test after the ovulation day?

14 days: Your pregnancy test may be positive as early as 14 days after a positive opk but its best to wait until 16 days. ...Read more

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Will a First Response pregnancy test give an accurate result about 5-6 weeks after sex? Even if I took it in the evening.

Will a First Response pregnancy test give an accurate result about 5-6 weeks after sex? Even if I took it in the evening.

Pregnancy test: Accuracy of pregnancy test is related to the day of ovulation. The average menstrual cycle is 28 days. Testing after 5 to 6 weeks will give an accurate result. Accuracy is better in the morning when the urine is most concentrated. ...Read more

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How soon after sex can I take a first response pregnancy test? How soon can I take a pregnancy test other than this kind?

How soon after sex can I take a first response pregnancy test? How soon can I take a pregnancy test other than this kind?

FIRST RESPONSE Early: Result pregnancy test  is reported to detect HCG up to 6 days before your anticipated period. Standard home pregnancy tests are usually used once a period is missed or thereafter. ...Read more

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When is the earliest i can take a pregnancy test?

When is the earliest i can take a pregnancy test?

Pregnancy Testing: When a period is missed or delayed. Any testing prior to that can be inaccurate and misleading. ...Read more

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When can I take a pregnancy test after conception in weeks?

When can I take a pregnancy test after conception in weeks?

1 week late: Home pregnancy tests generally become positive when you are about 1 week late. If it's negative then, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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When's the best time to take a pregnancy test and can you get a positive reading if taken a day before expected period?

When's the best time to take a pregnancy test and  can you get a positive reading if taken a day before expected period?

Depends: The sensitivity of the pregnancy tests available in market is different.But if you are pregnant , the test will be positive at this time.Best thing is to wait for 2 wks to do a test after missed period. ...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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If i am 12 weeks pregnant can i take a pregnancy test anytime during the day? Or does it have to be first morning urine?

If i am 12 weeks pregnant can i take a pregnancy test anytime during the day? Or does it have to be first morning urine?

Three Months?: The pregnancy test would have turned positive two or more months ago. Why would you be waiting twelve weeks to test? That is very unusual. At three months into your pregnancy you would have numerous symptoms and SHOULD have been at the OB office long ago for good prenatal care. ...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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When is the soonest you can take a home pregnancy test?

When is the soonest you can take a home pregnancy test?

Home preganacy test: Most home pregnancy test now allow you to take it as soon as 5 days before your missed period. ...Read more

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If I take a first response pregnancy test 3 weeks after sex, can I be sure its accurate?

If I take a first response pregnancy test 3 weeks after sex, can I be sure its accurate?

More or less: If you do the test correctly, the results are likely to be accurate if the result is positive. If it is negative, you should repeat the test in 4-5 days. 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. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I am 5 days late on my period. I took a first response pregnancy test this morning and it was positive. Can I take a second test to confirm now?

I am 5 days late on my period. I took a first response pregnancy test this morning and it was positive. 
Can I take a second test to confirm now?

I would wait to: check it again in 1 week. But the first positive test probably told you all you need to know why your period is late. Go see a OBGYN or family physician for confirmation and get ready for prenatal vitamins and such. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Sudler
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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