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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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Premature (Definition)

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Is 11dpo too early to take a pregnancy test?

Is 11dpo too early to take a pregnancy test?

Hpt: At least one early pregnancy test product states it can provide results 6 days prior to a missed period. The company states it is > 99% accurate the day of the expected period. If you are using a standard pregnancy test would wait until you miss a period. If negative and still no period would repeat HPT in a week. Take care. ...Read more

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Is 9 DPO too early to take a pregnancy test?

Is 9 DPO too early to take a pregnancy test?

Yes: It takes 10-14 days post-fertilizaton for pregnancy test to be positive. It is better to do home pregnancy test 4-5 days after a missed period. The test may be positive sooner, but a negative test done too soon does not rule out pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is two weeks too early to take a pregnancy test?

Is two weeks too early to take a pregnancy test?

Usually: For a home pregnancy test that detected HCG in the urine. But if you have a blood test drawn, they are positive much earlier -- although usually only after several days. ...Read more

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I feel like i could be pregnant. How early is too early to take a pregnancy test at home and get accurate results?

I feel like i could be pregnant. How early is too early to take a pregnancy  test at home and get accurate results?

Pregnancy Testing: True pregnancy is symptom free until the baby is big enough to be sharing blood and chemicals with the mother's body. This is usually about fourteen days after conception. Once a period is missed then is the right time to do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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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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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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