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When should one use a pregnancy tester ?

Hi, I actually missed my period its 31days exactly today.. so i checked it with a tester and it showed negative did i check it a bit early. what is perfect time to check after missing a period..
Asked On : Sat, 16 Jul 2011
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Infertility Specialist 's  Response
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Yes its too early to do a urine pregnancy test. You can repeat the test after few days. Usually UPT becomes positive after 7 days of missing period. Delayed periods can also be due to stress or hormonal disorders (PCOD, Thyroid disorder, Hyperprolactinemia etc). You can confirm pregnancy now by doing a blood test - serum beta hcg. Take care
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Aashish Raghu's  Response
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If you were pregnant usually test becomes positive in 7-10 days after unprotected sex. Missed period can be due to stress, ovarian problems, hormonal problems. Better to get examined by a Gynaecologist for these and also get a PAP smear done.
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