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Dear Dr I want to know when to do the pregnancy test.

Patient: Dear DrI want to know when to do the pregnancy test, I know it says on the day of the period however my husband and I had sex four days before my period , would the test still be accurate ?

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Thanks for the query.A urine pregnancy test can be done as early as 5 days before the commencement of the n ext period. On the day of the missed period, it is generally done.If you want a better reliable test, do a beta hcg blood test which will be a better predictor of early pregnancy. This should later be confirmed with a scan in case of a pregnancy.Hope this helps.Feel free to contact us for any other queries.Regards

 

 

Comments / Follow Ups

Patient: Yes but what if I had sex just four days before the period, will the test still show if I’m pregnant

Doctor: Hello,
If you had sex 4 days before cycle, there is no possibility of pregnancy
Regards

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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