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.
Sex Education Advisor. www.MonnicaWilliams.com.

STD Facts and Photos: www.STDsInColor.com.
Free Pregnancy Testing Centers: 800-395-HELP.


Sponsored Links

Related Articles

  • article thumbnail
    Oral Sex and Cancer
    Researchers and scientists have recently linked a connection to oral sex and cancer. In this article, we are going to take a closer look at the types of cancer that have been …
  • article thumbnail
    Emergency Contraception Side Effects
    Emergency contraception, also known as the morning after pill is an emergency form of birth control a woman can take within 120 hours after unprotected intercourse. So if your…
  • article thumbnail
    Safe Sex During Pregnancy
    Couples who are expecting a baby still have the desire for sex and intimacy as they await the arrival of their new bundle of joy. When thinking about safe sex during pregnan…

Support Groups


For individuals, friends and families who are need to connect during life's challenging times. Share personal experiences, evaluate information and get support in a confidential, caring environment.



The information provided on Contracept.org is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her health professional. This information is solely for informational purposes and does not constitute the practice of medicine. We encourage all visitors to see a licensed physician or nutritionist if they have any concerns regarding health issues related to diet, personal image and any other topics discussed on this site. Neither the owners or employees of Contracept.org nor the author(s) of site content take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of medication which results from reading this site. Always speak with your primary health care provider before engaging in any form of self treatment. Please see our Legal Statement for further information.

Sponsored Links

Login or Sign Up