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How soon can pregnancy be detected in the blood?

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Almost as soon as it begins. As early as seven to 15 days after vaginal intercourse. Despite what some people think, pregnancy doesn't start the day a couple has intercourse. It can take up to seven days after sex for the sperm and egg to join and form a fertilized egg. Then, it can take up to eight days, or more, for the fertilized egg to bury itself in the lining of the uterus. Pregnancy begins when this happens. Pregnancy tests work by detecting a hormone called the human chorionic gonadotropin hormone (HCG). HCG doesn't start being released until the fertilized egg implants itself and pregnancy begins. If you do not want to be pregnant and you've had unprotected vaginal intercourse, don't wait to take a pregnancy test. Emergency contraception pills can be started within 120 hours (five days) after intercourse. In a few states, they are available in pharmacies "behind the counter," which means you can just ask for them. But in most states, you still need a prescription from your clinician. For information about emergency contraception call the Planned Parenthood health center nearest you, 1-800-230-PLAN.

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