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Old 11-09-2010, 12:02 AM   #1
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How soon can one take a home pregnancy test?

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First off I am married for 5 months, so I am not on any form of birth control etc. since then. I have always had irregular periods so I was on the pill to stabilise that for a year just before I got married. Anyway my period is just 5 days late so Im probably stressing for nothing as I should be used to it, however normaly when its a few days late I still feel period cramps etc so I know that its going to come in a few days. However this time Im not feeling like that at all..but I have no pregnancy symptoms either. Is it too early to take a home test? How effective are they this soon? There is obviously a big chance I could be pregnant and we would be happy with that. its just the not knowing that stresses me out! Period was due on the 4 November and its now the 9th, can I take a test or should I just wait it out some more?
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Re: How soon can one take a home pregnancy test?

I just found out on Friday that I was 7 weeks pregnent.. and I had taken 5 test the past month and they all were negaitive.. it took me forever to get a positive test.. I would go get a EPT or a first response test.. because the First response can tell 5 days sooner .. but the EPT is the one I took last week.. I ended up taking three tests that were positive

 
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Re: How soon can one take a home pregnancy test?

Just an update to my situation, period was due on 4 November still hasnt come, that makes me 15 days late. I took a home test 7 days ago and it came negative. Can I rely on that, or should I take another one? I have an appointment with a gynae on Tuesday, but just cant seem to wait that long...?

 
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Re: How soon can one take a home pregnancy test?

Tests can give a false positive, it all depends on how sensitive they are, how much growth hormone you have in your urine and how accurately you use the test. If you are likely to be pregnant don't rely on the first test.

If you can't wait till Tuesday go ahead and do another test, but beware that it, too, could give a false negative. You should know for sure after you've visited your gynae.

 
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Re: How soon can one take a home pregnancy test?

You should be ok to test if you'd like, try a test like first response, however, I would advise that you just hold off and have your test done at you appointment. Some people show pos right after missing their period, for others it takes weeks to show a pos. The Dr. will more than likely take a blood test to get a quantitative if you test negative for urine and your period still does not come. Good luck you you. Let us know how it goes.

 
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