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When best to take a pregnancy test to see if i'm pregnant?

When best to take a pregnancy test to see if i'm pregnant?

See below: Home pregnancy tests can turn positive as soon as 72 hours prior to the onset of your next expected period. If its negative, repeat it in 1 week. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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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 I take a pregnancy test?

When should I take a pregnancy test?

You can take an: Early pregnancy test as early as 6 days prior to your anticipated period. Most women take a home pregnancy test when / if they miss their period, take care. ...Read more

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When should I take a pregnancy test?

When should I take a pregnancy test?

About two weeks : After a missed period. Hpts start turning positive about 10 days after a missed period. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the package, closely. You may see your doctor for a blood test 3-4 days after missed period for a more sensitive test. ...Read more

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When should you take a pregnancy test?

When should you take a pregnancy test?

Hpt: If you have been sexually active and have missed your period then you can go ahead and take a home pregnancy test (HPT) now. If negative and still no period would repeat HPT in a week. Take care. ...Read more

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When should someone take a pregnancy test?

When should someone take a pregnancy test?

Hpt: If you have been sexually active and have missed your period then you can go ahead and take a home pregnancy test (HPT) now. If negative and still no period would repeat HPT in a week. Take care. ...Read more

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When can you take a pregnancy test if you are irregular?

When can you take a pregnancy test if you are irregular?

About 20 days: After sex. You may take hpt 15-20 days after the episode of sex you think may have resulted in pregnancy. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. ...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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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