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Most say at least a week to get the right answer. You could take one as early as your first missed day and it may be negative but you still could be pregnant. So I would wait at least 3 days. You can ask your doctor to do a blood test and the hcg levels will show sooner on that. Good luck

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Q: If you are late on starting your period how long do you have to wait to take a pregnancy test?
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How long after late short period should you take a pregnancy test?

If you want to avoid false negatives, or "false positives" (very early miscarriages), the best time to take a pregnancy test is after your period's late.

How long does it take to have signs of pregnancy?

About the first week of your expected period, but they can start as late as 1-2 weeks after your expected week of your period.

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.

If you forgot to take 3 pills and started your period then a week later spotted how long does it take for your next period to come?

Hiya! Your next period will come when you start your sugar pills. If it is late again do a pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy .

How long do you wait to do a pregnancy test if your period isn't regular?

Considering home pregnancy tests can detect it up to five days before your missed period, you can take one as soon as you realize you're late.

Are you safe on the last day of your period if you just finished first pack of pills?

As long as you are not late in starting your next pack of pills, and took the prior cycle correctly, there's no additional risk of pregnancy on the last day of your period. If you're late starting the new pack, use a back up method of birth control until you've taken seven pills correctly.

Is 16 days considered a late period?

No, generally 30 days is late. A late period can be caused by stress, sickness, too much dieting, and pregnancy. Not all periods are 28 days and can go as long as 35 day between periods. . If you are young and just starting your period it will take a year or so before it becomes regular. The same thing happens with menopause the periods become irregular because of hormones.

How long after missing your period should you take test?

Its best to perform a pregnancy test, 3-4 weeks after you last had intercourse or when your period is a few days late.

What besides a pregnancy could make your period late?

Stress can cause a late period. Also, not all women have their periods every 28 days. Although, most women have cycles about 28 to 32 days long.

How long where the allosaurus on earth?

from the late Jurassic Period to the late Cretaceous Period

Can you take pregnancy test to see before next period is due how long?

You can take a pregnancy test whenever you want but it will not be accurate until your period is about 5 days late. Used earlier may give you a false negative result.

How long until you know you are pregnant when your period is late i am 2 weeks late. is that to early to do pregnancy test?

being late can be attributed to changes in stress or diet or lots of other things. and yes i believe it is too early.

How long should menstrual period be late?

Your menstrual period shouldn't be late - anything up to a weeks variation from your normal menstrual cycle length is normal, however over that it would be considered late. A late period could be due to stress, ill health, weight changes, or irregular cycles are normal during your teens, but if you are sexually active and find your period is late it may be a good idea to take a pregnancy test.

Could you be pregnant if you haven't had a period in six weeks but a pregnancy test came back negative?

Period can be late for several reason. If the tests come back negative you are more likely to be not pregnant. If I were you I would go for a blood test or an ultarsound it is possible to detect pregnancy if you are. It is a bit strange that your period is late for so long time , the best is to see a doctor! All the best!

If your period is late but you take the pregnancy test and it comes out to be a negative could you still be pregnant?

no you could not be pregnant, your just late cause of your hormones go crazy and it messes up your cycle so you might be late on your period. sex for the first time or sex after a long time it messes up your cycle so you become late on your period. so wait a couple of days or the longest a week then you might get your period but if you dont after a week and a half i would do the pregnancy test again; if your that scared go to the doctors to check for sure your not pregnant.

What does it mean if your 2 days late for your period?

It doesn't mean anything - unless you use fertility awareness method you cannot know for certain when your period is due, you can oly predict when your period is due based on past cycles. Anything up to a weeks variation from your average menstrual cycle length is considered totally normal. As long as there's no risk of pregnancy there's no reason to worry about a few days 'late' from when you were expecting your period - if there is a risk of pregnancy then take a pregnancy test to put your mind at ease.

Could you be pregnant or is it just your period?

sometimes due to stress the girl's period can come late but if you waited a extremely long time then you could be pregnant check with a pregnancy test or a gyn ( i prefer the gyn )

How long should you wait to test after a missed period?

you can take a pregnancy test the day you miss your period but i would wait till 2nd or 3rd day in case you may be late hope this helps

How long is a sheeps pregnancy?

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Early period a sign of pregnancy?

It varies on how long your period is. If your period lasts about 13 days(I think) that might be a sign. But if this is your very first period, dont worry its not a sign of pregnancy.

Are you pregnant if your period came early not late?

no its when your period is late, its nothing to worry about its happened to me before mabye if youve not long started your period then.

How long after a missed period should you be worried about pregnancy?

If your period is always on time you can worry within a few days after missing...But normally a week late is enough to take a pregnancy test to see I would add that if you are worried about pregnancy and weren't doing so, you should be using proper contraception or not having sex.

How long is pregnancy period of monkey?

A monkey's pregnancy period lasts between 164 - 187 days.

How long is tiger pregnancy?

The gestation period (time of pregnancy) of a tiger is 104-106 days.

How long after your missed period can you take a pregnancy test?

A week after you've missed your period.

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