When should I take a home pregnancy test

Patient : I am having many symptoms of early pregnancy and i was wondering when it would be smart to take a home pregnancy test. I would have only ovulated 5 days ago.
Symptoms:  Cramping, tender breasts, fatigue, diarrhea, food cravings, sore back, headaches
Doctor :   Hello, Thanks for the query. If your query is for urine based home pregnancy test, then it is most sensitive only a fter 7 days post missed periods. But if you feel that the symptoms are due to pregnancy then you can opt for a blood serum beta hCG test after 7 days of intercourse to check for raised or low hCG levels which can confirm or rule out pregnancy respectively. I hope I have answered your query. Wishing you good health. Regards

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