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When is it too early to take a pregnancy test?

When is it too early to take a pregnancy test?

Before your late: Don't waste money on a pregnancy test before your period is late. But if you are even a day late and you normally have regular cycles, it is reasonable to take one. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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I had unprotected sex last Saturday, is it too early to take a pregnancy test?

I had unprotected sex last Saturday, is it too early to take a pregnancy test?

Perhaps...: Home pregnancy tests vary in sensitivity. All of them are able to detect a pregnancy when you miss your period. However, if you read the box carefully, you may find one that you can use a week after intercourse. Best wishes! ...Read more

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If it's only been 6 days since I had sex, is it too early to take a pregnancy test?

If it's only been 6 days since I had sex, is it too early to take a pregnancy test?

Nature: Yes. Way too early. Remember conception occurs one to five days after sex. Then a new fetus is not connected chemically or physically to the mother until it is large enough to have blood and chemicals that the mother's body can detect. This is ten to fourteen days after conception. You test after you miss a period. ...Read more

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My next period is supposed to come in 3 days on 5/20/2013. Is it too early to take a pregnancy test? And if no what is the best test to use?

My next period is supposed to come in 3 days on 5/20/2013. Is it too early to take a pregnancy test? And if no what is the best test to use?

Probably not: Most kits are sensitive to levels found in blood and urine starting on post-ovulation day 10. The question is what do you do if it is negative? Will you re-test? Why not wait unitil your expected day of menses? It is estimated that over 75% of exposed cycles in a young woman end up in an early pregnancy, but only 25% in an actual clinical pregnancy: you risk disappointment from premature testing. ...Read more

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Is it too early to take a pregnancy test when I'm only 3 days late? My last period was August 26 2014.

Is it too early to take a pregnancy test when I'm only 3 days late? My last period was August 26 2014.

You mean July 26?: Considering today is August 25, 2014, I think you must have meant JULY 26, 2014! (or I'm in a time warp of some sort!). Anyways, I would usually recommend waiting at least a week after a missed period before taking a pregnancy test. Also, your test will be more accurate if you use the first urine of the day, since it will be the most concentrated. ...Read more

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Is it too early to take a pregnancy test 5 days after intercourse? I'm polycystic.

Is it too early to take a pregnancy test 5 days after intercourse? I'm polycystic.

Testing too Soon: Yes. Of course. .You have got to give the egg time to travel to the uterus, implant, and then grow big enough for it to be creating enough hormone to pick up on a urine test. Two weeks! ...Read more

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How many weeks are you when you miss your period Aweek and A half is it too early to take A pregnancy test?

Missed period: Hi, some pregnancy tests are very sensitive and they can even detect pregnancy even couple of days prior to the next period, if you have already missed the period, go ahead and check a Urine pregnancy test with the first morning Urine and repeat in a wk if negative and no period. ...Read more

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Is it too early to take a pregnancy test when I'm only 2 days before my period.my period must be 19 /09/2014.can i take 17/09/2014?

Is it too early to take a pregnancy test when I'm only 2 days before my period.my period must be 19 /09/2014.can i take 17/09/2014?

Pregnancy Test: If using a standard pregnancy test - would wait until you have missed your period to test. Use first morning void. If negative & still no period - test a week later. You could use an early response test now. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

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