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I used to take iron pills, then i stopped for a month. Now my period is 5 days late?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Pregnancy test

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. Taking iron pills has nothing to do with this.

In brief: Pregnancy test

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. Taking iron pills has nothing to do with this.
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