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When is a pregnancy test accurate after taking plan b?

When is a pregnancy test accurate after taking plan b?

Pregnancy Testing: Fourteen days after the sexual encounter, unless you have bled. Then you do not need a test since your body has given you proof that you are not pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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 is a blood pregnancy test accurate?

When is a blood pregnancy test accurate?

About 8 days after: Blood HCG tests detect levels very soon after embryo implantation starts. The embryo usually start implanting at about 7 days after conception. So a day later blood HCG levels will start to go up. Urine tests usually turn positive at 10 days after conception. They are slightly less sensitive than blood tests. ...Read more

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When can a pregnancy test be accurate after decidual bleeding?

When can a pregnancy test be accurate after decidual bleeding?

After missed period: It is better to do home pregnancy test 4-5 days after a missed period. A blood test may be done as soon as one day after a missed period. ...Read more

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When is a home pregnancy test 100% accurate?

When is a home pregnancy test 100% accurate?

About 6-12 days.: These are usually best when done at or after 6-12 days after fertilization. If done earlier, false negatives may occur, so wait about 2 weeks. The rosette inhibition assay for early pregnancy factor (epf) can be done 48 hours after fertilization, but is costly and long. U/s also done. See your doctor fore more info. ...Read more

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I have missed my periods for 6 days . When can I take pregnancy test for accurate results ?

I have missed my periods for 6 days . When can I take pregnancy test for accurate results 
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Now: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow 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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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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Is a pregnancy test accurate 43 days after sex? If it negative...is there a chance that I am pregnant?

Is a pregnancy test accurate 43 days after sex? If it negative...is there a chance that I am pregnant?

Technique: If you did the test correctly and it was negative at 43 days after sex, you are not pregnant. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. 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

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