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I have hot flashes

By November 19, 2010 - 4:22am
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i m trying to fall pregnant, my periods are not due until next week the 27th. i dont know whether i should have a pregnancy test??

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Hi Ntokozo,
Thanks for your question and for being a part of the EmpowHER community.
Most medical professionals I've talked with suggest waiting until after a missed period to take a home pregnancy test. Some pregnancy tests say on the box that they can detect a pregnancy (the hormones present in early pregnancy), up to 5 days before a missed period. But the results would be more accurate if you wait until you've missed your period. Some say to wait a full 5 days after a missed period even.
Are hot flashes your only symptom? Have you been diagnosed with a condition since you said in your other post that you didn't know if you were ovulating?
Good luck and let us know how you're doing.

November 19, 2010 - 7:21am
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