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  • When should I take a pregnancy test?

    I'm currently about 2 or 3 days late, I was supposed to start my period the Friday or Saturday just gone, and this is the first time I have missed a period. Me and my boyfriend did have unprotected sex several times during my fertile week, so it is likely I could be pregnant.

    I bought a test the day I missed my period and it came up negative, but this was later in the day. I've read you can take a test as early as the day of your missed period and that it's better to test in the morning, therefore I'm going to take the other test tomorrow morning. But if it comes up negative again and I still don't get my period, when should I next take a test? I've been getting symptoms like nausea, loss of appetite and I've been incredibly weepy and tired (even when I've had plenty of sleep), but if I was pregnant, I didn't think I'd be getting symptoms like that so early into the pregnancy.

    Any advice? Thanks

  • Even the least sensitive test should have come back positive on the first day of your missed period if you were pregnant. If you think the first test was wrong, you can keep testing daily, but you hurt nothing by waiting more time between tests. Honestly, save your money and wait as long as you can between tests. The symptoms you're getting are probably not from pregnancy if you aren't getting positive tests results - those symptoms are often caused by the same hormone that the test identifies.

    Remember that even a very faint positive test result is still a positive test result. Look closely at your tests during the suggested time limit, then throw them away somewhere you can't access them (it's easier to misread a test after the time limit.)
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    • That's what happened to me! I was due on a Saturday, by Tuesday I knew something had to be up. I kept feeling like I just started my period; yet it wasn't there when I'd check. Took a test that next morning and it was there, a little faint but still visable, took a digital one as well and it said 'pregnant'. I would say take a test tomorrow... it should be long enough to tell... if it shows negative and you are still late Saturday, take another.

      Good luck!
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      • That's exactly it! I keep feeling like I've started or I'm going to start, but I haven't yet. The test I got the other day had 2 in it so I'll take the other tomorrow morning.

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        • What were the results?
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