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How accurate are pregnancy test?

By August 19, 2012 - 2:01pm
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So I am 5 days late, and at first I was not stressing to to much over it, but now I'm very worried. I had unprotected sex but he did not cum inside me. I now there IS still a possibility that I can be pregnant. I took a take at home test and it came out negative.I'm still worried though I need advice.

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EmpowHER Guest

Hi yaya412,

If your period was due, you should have an accurate reading.  



August 27, 2012 - 3:35am

I have another question, the guy i was having this problem with,
he bought me the pregnancy test and he bought the 5 days before your missed period even though i was late, would that show the wrong result?

August 24, 2012 - 10:50am
EmpowHER Guest

Hi yaya412,

Good choice!

Best wishes,


August 21, 2012 - 7:46am

Hi Daisy,
I took another home pregnancy test this morning, and it also came up negative. I am going to try to relax and hope everything turns out good, if i do not get my period by friday i will go see a doctor.

August 20, 2012 - 11:50am
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HI yaya412,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  If you had unprotected sex and you were on your fertile days, your chances are higher. If you are five days and took a pregnancy test correctly, most likely you are not pregnant.  Stress can sometimes cause delay on your cycle.  You might want to wait and retake a home pregnancy test or see a doctor.

Here are some resources for you

Sexual Health 101



August 20, 2012 - 2:44am
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