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If you are sexually active, it is possible to become pregnant even if you are using contraception. Below are some common pregnancy symptoms, but be aware that there are other medical conditions that can cause these symptoms. If you have been sexually active and experiencing any of these symptoms, it's important to get an accurate pregnancy test from a medical services clinic and talk to someone about your situation.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: When Can I Take a Pregnancy Test?
A: Some women experience signs or symptoms of pregnancy within a week of conception. If this is true for you, we recommend you make an appointment 10 days after the day you might have gotten pregnant. For other women, pregnancy symptoms may develop over a few weeks or may not be present at all. In this case, we recommend taking a pregnancy test as soon as your period is late.
Q: What is being tested?
A: When the sperm penetrates an egg during conception, your body produces a hormone called human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG). Urine-based pregnancy tests detect the presence of hCG in your body which is an indication of a possible pregnancy.
Q: What if I took the morning after pill?
A: Emergency Contraceptive Pills (ECPs) are often called the "morning after pill." In the United States, there are two kinds of ECPs. One is called Plan B One-Step. The other is called Next Choice. The "morning after pill" might work before pregnancy begins, but if you suspect you might be pregnant the FDA recommends taking a pregnancy test.
According to WomensHealth.gov after you have taken ECPs, your next period may come sooner or later than normal. Most women will get their period within 7 days of the expected date. Your period also may be heavier, lighter, or more spotty than normal. If you do not get your period in 3 weeks or if you think you might be pregnant after taking ECPs, take a pregnancy test.
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