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skgskgskg22's avatar

How long after you have sex can you take a pregnancy test and get accurate results?

Asked by skgskgskg22 (260points) July 19th, 2008
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cheebdragon's avatar

something like 9 days I think…
When you get the pregnancy test make sure it’s a clearblue brand test (the ones that say “pregnant” or “not pregnant”). I have taken lots of pregnancy tests, and clearblue tests are the only accurate tests out there, in my experiance.

marinelife's avatar

This site says this”

“Home pregnancy tests can be positive as early as 10 days after fertilization – a couple of days before you miss your period. But occasionally there are false negatives (a negative test when you’re pregnant) or false positives (a positive test when you’re not pregnant). Or, you could have a chemical pregnancy, which is a positive test without the development of a fetus. In addition, a negative urine test isn’t absolute proof you aren’t pregnant, because you may have become pregnant later in your cycle.

A missed period (amenorrhea) in someone who has always had regular periods is often the first sign of pregnancy. It sometimes takes several days beyond the missed period before the home pregnancy test becomes positive, so you may want to repeat it. Your doctor could also do a blood human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) hormone test, which is more reliable and becomes positive about 10 or so days after ovulation. Hence, most doctors and home pregnancy test manufacturers recommend that it is best to wait until at least the first day of your missed period before you take a home pregnancy test.”

dragonflyfaith's avatar

Keep in mind that everyone is different and sometimes your cycle is off by a few days.

For me personally, I was almost two weeks late before the test came back positive. I knew I was pregnant so I kept testing.

Also, while blood tests are more reliable, doctors rarely do them. Most of the time they’ll just do a urine test of their own.

And no matter how excited or nervous you get, try not to test every single day. It’s stressful and just costs too much!

Good luck!

smith_3000's avatar

how long do you have to wait to have sex when you het off your period?

melohhh's avatar

you have to wait at least 5 days before your missed period. (but only for the really good tests, otherwise you have to wait until after you miss it)

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