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


Q: Dear Dr
I 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 ?


A:   Hello,
Thanks for the query.

A urine pregnancy test can be done as early as 5 days before the commencement of the next 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.

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

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