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are hpts accurate 12 weeks after sex?

By Anonymous May 5, 2017 - 9:48pm
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Bf & I just fooled around. No sex or penetration but I heard sometimes precm could drip. Not sure if any was present but I took a first response hpt 9wks after & it was negative. Is that accurate? Do I retest at 12wks? I'm on lolo bc, no longer get a period and never missed a dose.

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Hello, Anon.

Thank you for your message.

Home pregnancy tests can be taken 14-21 days after sex and are about 97% accurate if taken correctly.

Pre-ejaculate fluid itself does not contain sperm. If a male has had a recent ejaculation, sperm can remain in the urethra (the tube that both semen and urine pass through). Once he urinates, sperm is flushed out.


May 6, 2017 - 5:14am
(reply to Helena)

Hi Helena

So does that mean the hpt that was taken 9wks after, is considered accurate?

May 6, 2017 - 9:25pm
Guide (reply to killerfrost17)


It's accurate 14-21 days after sex. So, 9 weeks is well past that and would be accurate.


May 7, 2017 - 6:57am
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