When can i take a home pregnancy test?

me and my boyfriend been having unprotected sew. i had a one day period. my period came on tha 16 of may and went off the next day. we had love on tha 18. when can i take a home pregnancy test?

Janae june asked on 23 May '11 at 14:58

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Krish g answer on 31 May '12 at 02:15

What you need to be more clear about is what day of the cycle you had love on because the length of a period differs. Not to mention a girl's ovulation differs, but what I know is that most girl's ovulate on or close to Day 14 of their cycles. Count Day 1 as the day the period started. You're also deemed fertile the 5 days before and the 1 day after ovualtion. A home pregnancy test measures the presence of the hormone human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) in your urine. This hormone is first secreted at the time the fertilised egg implants in the uterus (about six days after fertilisation) by the cells which go on to form the placenta. Levels of the hormone build up rapidly in your body in the first few days following implantation. Usually, home-pregnancy tests should be able to pick up the hCG in your urine by the first day you miss your period. Levels of hCG peak between the 60th and 90th days of pregnancy. If you have a negative result when you first test, it may be that the levels of hCG have not yet reached a level where they can be detected by a test, even by the day your period is due, so you may want to wait a few days then test again. Not all pregnancy tests are the same. Some are more sensitive and usually more expensive as a result. The more sensitive tests can detect pregnancy even if you have only a small amount of hCG in your system. Concentrations of hCG are reported in milliInternational Units (mIU) or amounts equal to 1/1000th of an IU per millilitre. A test with a sensitivity of 20 IU/L is more sensitive than one with 50 IU/L. You should be able to find this information on any pregnancy test box

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Becca answer on 09 May '11 at 19:10

ok well i give the same info to all people who are wondering about being pregnant,i do hope that this info i have put together through my nursing school and personal knowledge will help you! this is an honest answer and probably the best answer you will get without being redirected to another web site or simply being told to just take a test like most others will say! This is a personal experience, i was on birth control pills and i had my period for the first 5 months of my pregnancy and every urine test i took came out negative it wasnt until i took a blood test that i found out i was pregnant. and now i am pregnant again and this time i was on the depo shot to avoid pregnancy and has been breastfeeding before i got on it and was never unprotected other than not using a condom, if you have love without a condom there is ALWAYS a possibility of being pregnant no matter what u do...so here is a list of the top 10 earliest signs of pregnancy!! 10. Tender, swollen breasts One of the early signs of pregnancy is sensitive, sore breasts caused by increasing levels of hormones. The soreness may feel like an exaggerated version of how your breasts feel before your period. Your discomfort should diminish significantly after the first trimester, as your body adjusts to the hormonal changes. 9. Fatigue Feeling tired all of a sudden? No, make that exhausted. No one knows for sure what causes early pregnancy fatigue, but it's possible that rapidly increasing levels of the hormone progesterone are contributing to your sleepiness. You should start to feel more energetic once you hit your second trimester, although fatigue usually returns late in pregnancy when you're carrying around a lot more weight and some of the common discomforts of pregnancy make it more difficult to get a good night's sleep. 8. Implantation bleeding Some women have a small amount of vaginal bleeding around 11 or 12 days after conception (close to the time you might notice a missed period). The bleeding may be caused by the fertilized egg burrowing into the blood-rich lining of your uterus ? a process that starts just six days after fertilization ? but no one knows for sure. The bleeding is very light (appearing as red spotting or pink or reddish-brown staining) and lasts only a day or two. (Let your practitioner know if you notice any bleeding or spotting, particularly if it's accompanied by pain, since this can be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy.) 7. Nausea or vomiting If you're like most women, morning sickness won't hit until about a month after conception. (A lucky few escape it altogether.) But some women do start to feel queasy a bit earlier. And not just in the morning, either ? pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting can be a problem morning, noon, or night. About half of women with nausea feel complete relief by the beginning of the second trimester. For most others it takes another month or so for the queasiness to ease up. 6. Increased sensitivity to odors If you're newly pregnant, it's not uncommon to feel repelled by the smell of a bologna sandwich or cup of coffee and for certain aromas to trigger your gag reflex. Though no one knows for sure, this may be a side effect of rapidly increasing amounts of estrogen in your system. You may also find that certain foods you used to enjoy are suddenly completely repulsive to you. 5. Abdominal bloating Hormonal changes in early pregnancy may leave you feeling bloated, similar to the feeling some women have just before their period arrives. That's why your clothes may feel snugger than usual at the waistline, even early on when your uterus is still quite small. 4. Frequent urination Shortly after you become pregnant, you may find yourself hurrying to the bathroom all the time. Why? Mostly because during pregnancy the amount of blood and other fluids in your body increases, which leads to extra fluid being processed by your kidneys and ending up in your bladder. This symptom may start as early as six weeks into your first trimester and continue or worsen as your pregnancy progresses and your growing baby exerts more pressure on your bladder. 3. A missed period If you're usually pretty regular and your period doesn't arrive on time, you'll probably take a pregnancy test long before you notice any of the above symptoms. But if you're not regular or you're not keeping track of your cycle, nausea and breast tenderness and extra trips to the bathroom may signal pregnancy before you realize you didn't get your period. 2. Your basal body temperature stays high If you've been charting your basal body temperature and you see that your temperature has stayed elevated for 18 days in a row, you're probably pregnant. 1. The proof: A positive home pregnancy test In spite of what you might read on the box, many home pregnancy tests are not sensitive enough to detect most pregnancies until about a week after a missed period. So if you decide to take one earlier than that and get a negative result, try again in a few days. there is a site you can go 2 to look at the exact test you took and see what other people got as either a positive or negative, the site is www.peeonastick.com, this way if you need advice on if its positive or neg this will give you a visual. Once you've gotten a positive result, make an appointment with your practitioner.

Krish answer on 07 Jul '11 at 03:36

Fertilization is a process of meeting (after mating) of the sperm with a mature egg. It begins with sperm egg collision and ends with a formation of life called zygote (single mononucleotide cell mass). The ovum immediately following ovulation is picked up by the fibril end of the fallopian tube and is rapidly transported to the ampullary part of the tube. The fertile period is period around ovulation, during which if relations are kept, the chances of pregnancy are high. In order to improve the chances of pregnancy, it is important to understand how to calculate the fertile period.

  •  you don't know when you start your next period but you know when you had unprotected intercourse take the test 19 days after love. If you don't know when you had unprotected love but you know when your next period should due take the test a week after your period was supposed to start (but it didn't). If you don't know either of them wait 45 days after the first day of your LAST menstrual period.




Once you have confirmed your pregnancy you can check out some of the common complaints you may suffer from over the coming months and also ways of managing morning sickness. Possible First sign of pregnancy is absence of periods.

Some of the first signs of pregnancy are:

  • Absence of periods

  • morning sickness (vomiting)

  • Fatigue

  • Frequent urination

  • Tender or enlarged breasts.

    Definite Signs of Pregnancy:
    The only way that a woman can be identify she is pregnant is to take one of the following tests: Blood or Urine tests and a pelvic exam are necessary to confirm pregnancy. 

    Urine test confirm pregnancy.

    • Urine Pregnancy test is required to confirm pregnancy (Recommended if your period is missed)

    • A blood test or a urine test will help in determining the presence of the HCG (Human chorionic gonadotropin) hormone.

    • An ultrasound scan will also detect a pregnancy at 4-6 weeks.

    • Fetus can also be felt through abdominal palpations at around 3 months


Krish g answer on 29 May '12 at 01:29

The most accurate and reliable way is to take a pregnancy test. You can either buy one from the supermarket or drug store or get the doctor to do one. You can take one 3 weeks after love. Doctors say home pregnancy tests are not at all reliable until 7-14 after conception. An HPT (home pregnancy test) is recommended 4 days before your period is due, some on the market now are more sensitive up at 15-20 IUL. To make sure you get an accurate result, it's best to wait until you are closer to your period or till you are at least a day late. A blood test can be taken and be accurate as soon as 6 days after fertilization. Tests are different and women are different. Early pregnancy tests can now be taken 5-4 days before period should start. If you don't know when you start your next period but you know when you had unprotected intercourse take the test 19 days after love. If you don't know when you had unprotected love but you know when your next period should due take the test a week after your period was supposed to start (but it didn't). If you don't know either of them wait 45 days after the first day of your LAST menstrual period. However, the tests are MOST accurate around when your period is already 10-15 days late. Before this time you MAY get a FALSE negative result. I had a BIG FAT POSITIVE on the morning my period was supposed to come. My friend didn't test positive until a week after. Every women is different and we all conceive and have implantation at different times. The first time you miss a period, you should go and take a pregnancy test. I have taken a pregnancy test 4 days before my period was due. I tried 2 different tests. One type one day and the other type the next day and they both came out positive. It just depends on the test and how sensitive it is but I will be taking another one the day my period is due just to make sure. It's best to take a test 3 weeks after you had unprotected love, but that's probably with a cheap pregnancy test because they are less sensitive and need higher levels of the pregnancy hormone to give a positive result. To get an accurate result you should work out when your next period is due and then you can take it the day after a missed period. If your period comes that day, you're not pregnant unless it's implantation bleeding, which is much lighter than a normal period. As above, it can depend on the test, some of the cheaper ones are not good and a waste of money. I would recommend 'Clearblue' or 'First Response'. I think it's best to wait until you've missed your period before you even bother buying a test or just go to your doctors surgery and ask them to do a test. The only way that a woman can be identify she is pregnant is to take one of the following tests: Blood or Urine tests and a pelvic exam are necessary to confirm pregnancy. Urine test confirm pregnancy. ?Urine Pregnancy test is required to confirm pregnancy (Recommended if your period is missed) ?A blood test or a urine test will help in determining the presence of the HCG (Human chorionic gonadotropin) hormone. ?An ultrasound scan will also detect a pregnancy at 4-6 weeks. ?Fetus can also be felt through abdominal palpations at around 3 months

Krish g answer on 29 May '12 at 16:49

Early pregnancy tests can now be taken 5-4 days before period should start. If you don't know when you start your next period but you know when you had unprotected intercourse take the test 19 days after love. If you don't know when you had unprotected love but you know when your next period should due take the test a week after your period was supposed to start (but it didn't). If you don't know either of them wait 45 days after the first day of your LAST menstrual period. It's best to take a test 3 weeks after you had unprotected love, but that's probably with a cheap pregnancy test because they are less sensitive and need higher levels of the pregnancy hormone to give a positive result. To get an accurate result you should work out when your next period is due and then you can take it the day after a missed period. If your period comes that day, you're not pregnant unless it's implantation bleeding, which is much lighter than a normal period.

Krish g answer on 29 May '12 at 17:46

The earliest and most accurate time you can detect pregnancy is with a urine test....home pregnancy test, when your late for your period or three weeks after having unprotected love. Or with a blood test, you can detect pregnancy within 5-7 days after having love. Get a couple of over-the-counter home pregnancy tests. follow their instructions. 4 weeks after you have love take a preg test. Look for dark deep blue lines on your breasts when you get out of the shower