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Evelyn Walsh




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evelynmarie asked:

01 Nov 2010

Help! How long is it a good idea to wait to take a pregnancy test?

Had sex with my current boyfriend about 3 weeks ago, only we'd both drank a bit too much and it was unprotected. Nowww I'm a week late and am unsure how long I should leave it until I take a pregnancy test.



sena95 says:

Posted on 01 Nov 2010

Usually, you're supposed to wait until you miss a period to take a home pregnancy test. Once you're sure you've missed it, you can take one.

Here is more input and advice on the subject:

You need to wait for your period to start or you will not get the correct results. Some newer home pregnancy tests do promise results a few days before you period is expected, but those may not be as reliable.

You really should wait for your period to be late to be sure that it's been long enough, that being said and understanding the need to know. Some of the more sensitive tests on the market allow you to test up to 4 days before your period is due.

Usually it takes about two weeks after having unprotected sex to take a pregnancy test.

Periods usually vary on enviromental facts such as stress. If you are anxious to see whether you are pregnant or not and don't want to wait then take a home pregnancy test. It takes about a week for the fertilized egg to travel down from the fallopian tube to the uterus, where the egg implants in the lush, prepared uterine lining. It is only at this time that a pregnant woman's body begins to release the pregnancy hormone, HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin).

You should wait about 7-10 days just to be sure the sperm did not attach with the egg at any point in time.

The best time is after you realise that your period is late as your hormone levels will be able to be seen by the test. You can take this as soon as you realise that you may be a day late.

With the new EPT test you can test 24 hours after missing your period.

Minimum: 7 days. This is the first possible chance of showing positive. You are more likely to show positive after 14 days though. So if you get a negative at 7 days, keep testing until you get your period to be sure.

If you WANT to be pregnant wait until you have missed a period then test to confirm. Frequent testing is a waste of time and money. Also if you test positive before a period then your period comes, it will be more upsetting than never knowing. (About 40% of women have a period never knowing they had conceived) If you DON'T want to be pregnant take a test aboout 10 days after sex (3 days before a period) as the sooner you know the sooner you can do something about it.

If you had sex without protection during your ovulation time 7 to 14 days after you cycle ends then you should wait until you next cyle is due to take a test some will let you test a couple days early read your HPT box to find out.

About 10 days. The embryo has to have time to implant. However it is better to wait until after a missed period as up to 50% of pregnancies are lost with the first period, with most women not realising they were ever pregnant.


mistress1209 says:

Posted on 01 Nov 2010

you can go ahead and do it as soon as your first day of missed period. ideally, your first pee in the morning -- that's when pregnancy hormones are most concentrated in urine, making results more accurate.


megatron says:

Posted on 01 Nov 2010

i agree with sena95.

take it as soon as you're able to and when the results will be most accurate.

But just don't wait and worry about it; it really stresses you out.

That's the path i decided to take.

I wish you luck on your endeavor(:


barbipixi says:

Posted on 02 Nov 2010

some can tell you 3 days BEFORE your missed period


krista090 says:

Posted on 18 Dec 2010

you can have the test now

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