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Posted by on Aug. 12, 2012 at 5:49 PM
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How long after sex do you wait to take a pregnancy test? My periods are very irregular so a missed one is no indication.
by on Aug. 12, 2012 at 5:49 PM
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unspecified42
by on Aug. 12, 2012 at 5:51 PM
At least a couple of weeks, then. Sperm can be viable for up to a week, then it should take about a week for your hcg to rise enough to be detectable in urine.

Also, condoms are your friend.
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Shelley927
by on Aug. 12, 2012 at 5:53 PM

7 days

SpurgeonMom
by Member on Aug. 12, 2012 at 5:54 PM
I would wait till your estimated period day.
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HelloKitty86
by on Aug. 12, 2012 at 6:12 PM
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That was kind of rude.  How do you know she isn't trying to get pregnant?

Quoting unspecified42:

At least a couple of weeks, then. Sperm can be viable for up to a week, then it should take about a week for your hcg to rise enough to be detectable in urine.

Also, condoms are your friend.


Rioux
by on Aug. 12, 2012 at 6:25 PM
I guess it depends on if you want to be pregnant or not? If I am too stressed my period will take longer to come or not come at all! So if you are worried take a test just to reduce the stress.

However it has been a long time without a male friend, so not that kind of stress over here!
HisMommy4Ever
by on Aug. 12, 2012 at 6:36 PM

I never took one. I already knew I was pregnant. My periods ALWAYS came on time and lasted for 7 days. I NEVER missed a period so when I didn't get it after 4 days I knew I was pregnant. But from what I heard you should wait at least a week to take a pregnancy test. When I finally confirmed I was pregnant...I was already a month along :)

MsGrayciesMommy
by on Aug. 12, 2012 at 6:56 PM
That's how I was with my first, within 2 weeks I knew I was pregnant without even missing my period. But this time im so 50/50 on if I want to be pregnant im siking myself out!


Quoting HisMommy4Ever:

I never took one. I already knew I was pregnant. My periods ALWAYS came on time and lasted for 7 days. I NEVER missed a period so when I didn't get it after 4 days I knew I was pregnant. But from what I heard you should wait at least a week to take a pregnancy test. When I finally confirmed I was pregnant...I was already a month along :)


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MsGrayciesMommy
by on Aug. 12, 2012 at 9:28 PM
Thank you.

Also, my use of condoms is completely irrelevant. You have no clue of the circumstances leading to me asking this question.


Quoting unspecified42:

At least a couple of weeks, then. Sperm can be viable for up to a week, then it should take about a week for your hcg to rise enough to be detectable in urine.



Also, condoms are your friend.

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Chanel5nyc
by Shanell on Aug. 12, 2012 at 9:58 PM
Condoms break. This could of been the OP's situation.

Quoting unspecified42:

At least a couple of weeks, then. Sperm can be viable for up to a week, then it should take about a week for your hcg to rise enough to be detectable in urine.



Also, condoms are your friend.
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Smartsicles
by on Aug. 12, 2012 at 10:00 PM
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apparently they werent your dads. Just sayin'.

Quoting unspecified42:

At least a couple of weeks, then. Sperm can be viable for up to a week, then it should take about a week for your hcg to rise enough to be detectable in urine.

Also, condoms are your friend.


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