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As soon as you miss the first period a pregnancy test should show positive if you are in fact pregnant. There are some tests on the market that you can take 5 day prior to your expected period and get an accurate result. In my run ins with pregnancy tests, I've always tested the day after I expected my period to make sure that it wasn't coming and the results were positive. It all depends on your hcg levels too, if it's low you can get a false negative, even if you miss a period. A blood test can usually pick it up but you may have to wait until your second missed period to get a more accurate hpt.

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Q: How long after your missed period should you take a home pregnancy test?
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Will a missed period will confirm pregnancy?

No, a missed period is not complete confirmation of pregnancy. You should see a doctor, or at the least use a home pregnancy test.

How long after a missed period should you be alarmed about being pregnant?

If your normal period is late you should take a home pregnancy test and/or see your dr.

How soon can you take a home pregnancy test after a period is missed?

You should wait fourteen days after intercourse or the day of your expected period.

How long after intercourse could you take a pregnancy test?

You should take a pregnancy test shortly after your missed period. That is when a home pregnancy test is most effective. Although I have heard you can do a blood test at the doctor as soon as 2 weeks before your missed period.

How early can't you take a pregnancy test?

To get better results you should wait for your missed period. Some people even if they missed their period they do a test and it still becomes negative. It's best to wait a few days later after your missed period and then do the home pregnancy test. If it comes out negative and you still missing your period you should go to your doctor to get the best answer.

Can you take a home pregnancy test a week before your period?

Several home pregnancy tests advertise that they can detect the pregnancy hormone pretty accurately up to five days before your (missed) period. However, it is a good idea to follow it up with an additional home pregnancy test should you discover that you have indeed missed your period at its expected time (should you have regular cycles), just to be sure whether or not the first one was accurate.

Is a yeast infection a sign of pregnancy if it replaces a missed period?

A yeast infection or the treatment for it have nothing to do with missing a period. If you missed a period you should take a home test or go see a doctor to find out if you are pregnant.

How soon can you do a home pregnancy test?

Five days after a missed period

Can you test 2 weeks before missed period?

Home pregnancy tests are designed to be used AFTER your missed period. Using it 2 weeks before a missed period could skew the results.

If you stopped birth control pills last month and havent gotten your period yet when should you take a home pregnancy test?

ASAP. Especially if you've already missed a period. Many of the newer meters can detect pregnancy before the first missed period. (or so they say)

If I took a pregnancy test at the hospital a week before my missed period and it came up negative should I retake a home test?

Yes. Pregnancy tests may not show a positive result until right before or even days after your missed period.

You took a blood pregnancy test and it was negative you are still trying to get pregnant how long should you wait before you take a home pregnancy test?

While some pregnancy test can tell you up to 5 days before your missed period, it's always best in my opinion to wait until your missed period. I would say a few days after your next hopefully missed period.

When is the best time to take an at-home pregnancy test?

a week after your missed period

At 4 weeks pregnant will it show on a pregnancy test?

Yes, by than a period should have been missed and an at home pregnancy test will pick up the hormone HCG that is produced during pregnancy.

When is the soonest a pregnancy can be detected?

The soonest I have seen for a home pregnancy test is 5 days before your missed period.

When to know you are pregant?

The first pregnancy symptom most women have is a missed menstrual period. If you feel that you could be pregnant you should take a home pregnancy test and/or see a Dr.

How soon after intercourse can pregnancy be detected?

10 days for blood test and 14 days for Home pregnancy test. Well it could vary but this is the most likely when pregnancy can be detected. After you missed your period the home pregnancy SHOULD work if you were pregnant. Good luck.

Can a pregnancy result show up in a home pregnancy test 10 after sex?

IT may,it depends on when your period it expected. It is more accurate to take the pregnancy test at the most,Five days before your missed period. It will be most accurate to take the pregnancy test the day before your missed period.

What is the right time to determined pregnancy before a missed period?

Pregnancy can be determined by todays over the counter tests as early as 3-5 days after fetilization, which is roughly the same time as ovulation (egg release). Therefore, its a question of when the person ovulated, and not when the missed period is. Home pregnancy tests can be positive even before a missed period.

Missed period but no pregnancy symptoms other than fatigue bu could I be pregnant?

Fatuigue is most often a big sign of pregnancy and since you have missed your period I suggest that you do a home pregnancy test and if it turns out positive then make a doctor's appointment.Good Luck!!

You missed almost two months of your period can it be that im pregnant or that you have an STD?

If you have missed your period for two months, you are probably pregnant. You could take a home pregnancy test, but you should see a doctor and if you think you could have an STD, you should see a doctor immediately anyhow.

What does it mean when you are having cramps and sore nipples but don't have your period?

If you missed your period it's time for a home pregnancy test

Can I take a home pregnancy test and not have missed a period yet?

Some home pregnancy tests can give you an accurate answer up to 5 days before your missed period. The later you wait the more accurate the results. Save your money and just wait until you are late to test.

What are the chances of pregnancy if your period is 12 days late but a home pregnancy test was negative?

There is a chance of pregnancy but it is best to see your doctor for a pregnancy blood test to confirm or to rule out pregnancy. Missed period can also be due to a hormonal imbalance.

How do you know if you are pragnant?

For most women the most common signs of pregnancy is a missed menstrual period and/or a positive home pregnancy test. If you miss a period you should tell a trusted adult so that you can get the medical care and emotional support that you need.