Patient :I use a period tracking app to determine when I am safe to have sex. I have a regular cycle. I had sex 5 days before I ovulated and my period is due to come one in one week. Is it too early to take a pregnancy test? It is two weeks since I had sex and one week since I ovulated. What should I do?
Thank you for your query.
Further to going through your query, it is advisable that you have to wait for at least another week or so to get a blood test done for βhCG to know if you have conceived and probably another week for opting for a home pregnancy test. Since it is already past 15 of unprotected sexual intercourse nothing much can be done. But since you had sex 5 days prior to ovulation the chances of a probable conception are low. The spermatozoa remain viable for 3 to 5 days in the reproductive tract.
Hope that answers your query. Have a good day.
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