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Sex week before period. Period was very light for 5 days. Neg test 19 days after intercourse. Accurate?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Probably accurate

Can retest in 1 week if still worried.
Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex or 1 week after having a "weird" period. If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early such as less than 2 weeks after conception.

In brief: Probably accurate

Can retest in 1 week if still worried.
Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex or 1 week after having a "weird" period. If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early such as less than 2 weeks after conception.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Jill Earl
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes, likely accurate

Women ovulate (release an egg) 14 days before their bleeding starts.
Having sex a week before your period misses the fertile period by a few days. That being said, do not have unprotected sex if you do not wish to be pregnant! Conception has a way of happening.... If you develop sore breasts, are late for your next period or are increasingly tired, repeat he home pregnancy test.

In brief: Yes, likely accurate

Women ovulate (release an egg) 14 days before their bleeding starts.
Having sex a week before your period misses the fertile period by a few days. That being said, do not have unprotected sex if you do not wish to be pregnant! Conception has a way of happening.... If you develop sore breasts, are late for your next period or are increasingly tired, repeat he home pregnancy test.
Dr. Jill Earl
Dr. Jill Earl
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