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How many days do I have to wait to take a home prenacy test? Can I take it the next day after intercourse?

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not next day...

Generally it is advised to take the pregnancy test when you have missed your period.
This is because you need a certain concentration of the pregnancy hormone to be present in your urine for the test to be accurate. The day after having sex, you are likely not actually pregnant yet as the sperm has to meet the egg and then implant - which takes a couple of days.

In brief: Not next day...

Generally it is advised to take the pregnancy test when you have missed your period.
This is because you need a certain concentration of the pregnancy hormone to be present in your urine for the test to be accurate. The day after having sex, you are likely not actually pregnant yet as the sperm has to meet the egg and then implant - which takes a couple of days.
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pregnancy test

Two main types of pregnancy tests can let you know if you're pregnant: urine tests and blood tests.
Urine tests can be done at home or in a doctor's office. Many women first choose a home pregnancy test to take about a week after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests are private and convenient. These products come with instructions. Follow them closely for the most accurate results

In brief: Pregnancy test

Two main types of pregnancy tests can let you know if you're pregnant: urine tests and blood tests.
Urine tests can be done at home or in a doctor's office. Many women first choose a home pregnancy test to take about a week after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests are private and convenient. These products come with instructions. Follow them closely for the most accurate results
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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