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There are some early pregnancy tests on the market that can show results up to a week before your next period is due, but I think that the most reliable is to wait until your period is actually late, even by a few days, before you take a home test.

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How far along do you have to be before it shows positive on pregnancy test?

one month

Can you be to far along for a pregnancy test to come up positive?


How far along do you have to be for a home and blood pregnancy test to be positive?

store bought pregnancy tests say they show results about 4-5 days before a missed period.

How far along do you have to be in your pregnancy to get a positive pregnancy test?

can be as early as 10 days past conception, (5 days before period is due) conception normally happens within 24 hours after the sex.

Will a pregnancy test come out positive if you are a few months along in a pregnancy?

A pregnancy test will come out positive all through your pregnancy because it is testing for HCG a hormone that is produced when you are pregnant all 9 months and a little after you give birth too.

How far along before a at home pregnancy tests shows positive?

a couple of weeks most likely!! with my first i was 2 & a half weeks, & my second i was 8 weeks.

How far into pregnancy will a home pregnancy test show positive?

you can take the test 5 days before your period is due and if it is positive then you need to see your doctor to determine how far along you are. but they go by the 1st day of your last period so make sure you know when your last cycle started

How far along are most people when they get a positive result on a pregnancy test?

Far too long

Can you get negative Test and have pregnancy symptoms?

im only 5 weeks pregnant and I had pregnancy symptoms before i was even far along enough to get a positive pregnancy test such as minor heartburns, horrible breast pain and nipples sore and itchy. And minor stomach cramps and nausea.

How far along in pregnancy do you have to be before you can have a tooth pulled?

any time

How far along are you when you have a positive pregnancy test?

Well conception is about 5-7 days after intercourse. Some home pregnancy tests can tell (though there percentage of accuracy is very low) up to 5 days before your missed period.

How far along do you have to be before you have pregnancy cramping?

I got pregnancy cramping in my second week but every one is different.

How do you know how far along you are in a pregnancy?

Go to your doctor and they should be able to tell you how far along you are.

After pregnancy test is positive can you abort the child?

A doctor have to determine how far along you are and what method to use but yes you can.

How far along in pregnancy should you be to take a test and it show up positive?

About a month, usually you are able to take a test and have it be 99% effective right around when you would have missed your period.

Has anyone had a neg blood test and then two weeks later had several positive hpt's?

It is possible that the pregnancy was not far enough along when the blood test was performed. You should have a repeat blood test done to confirm what the home pregnancy tests are indicating.

How do you know how far gone you are in your pregnancy?

they count the two weeks before you concieved when calculating how far along you are, so really it should be from the first day of your last period to now, that will tell you how far along you are! :)

You took 3 pregnancy test they came up positive but did ultra sound and seen nothing?

it depends on how far along you are supposed to be. How far along are you supposed to be??

Where can you have a paternity test done before the baby is born?

How far along in a pregnancy before a paternity test can be done

If you got pregnant and did not know and took while pregnant will the pregnancy test be negative or positive?

Even if you didn't know you were pregnant but you were at least two weeks along, your pregnancy test will show up positive. But if you were less than two weeks along it will come out negative even if you do end up pregnant.

How far along must you be before it will show up on a pregnancy test?

3 seconds

How far along in pregnancy do you have to be before you can find out the sex?

Roughly 20 weeks pregnant

You can not remember when your last period was You have a positive pregnancy test How far along are you Would symptoms give you an idea?

about a few months

You do not get your periods nor is your pregnancy test positive since 6 weeks from date Is it tubular pregnancy?

I had an ectopic (tubular) pregnancy, and my home pregnancy test was positive by 5 weeks. I would go to your obgyn and get a blood test. They can check hormone levels to see if you are pregnant, how far along you may be, and if they feel it may be ectopic. Good Luck!

Does a faintly positive pregnancy test meant you are pregnant?

Yes this does mean you are pregnant as hcg has been detected in your urine. See your Doctor for confirmation. A false positive result is exceedingly rare. The result may be light positive because you have tested too early or are not as far along into your pregnancy as you thought.