I think I might be pregnant? I have not missed a pill but, feel sick and have issues in my throat and I always feel like my stomach is full. When can I take a pregnacy test?

You can take a pregnancy test

You can take a pregnancy test as soon as you miss your first period. Urine tests are based on detecting levels of HCG (a pregnancy hormone) in your urine. The time at which tests like this become accurate varies, but the more accurate ones tend to show positive about the time you miss your first period, or several weeks after conception. Some tests, like the ones provided by doctors offices or pregnancy help centers, are even more sensitive and can detect a pregnancy 10 days after conception. The nice thing about having the test done at a center is that you don't have to worry that you may have done it incorrectly.

Common pregnancy symptoms include nausea, sore/tender breasts, feeling bloated, changes in appetite, weight gain, fatigue/extra sleep, frequent urination, and you stop having periods. Although there are many other things that can cause these symptoms, if you suspect that you might be pregnant, the best thing you can do is to visit your local pregnancy resource center for a free pregnancy test right away.

Best of luck,
Dr. Williams

Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
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