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I had intercourse a little over a month ago and got my

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I had intercourse a little over a month ago and got my period 2 weeks later. I'm 2 weeks away from my next expected period but having some pregnancy symptoms so I took a test (25 days after intercourse). It was negative, but I'm still concerned. Would that test be accurate or do I have to wait until closer to my next period?
JA: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Are you in any pain?
Customer: Some mild cramping and nausea for the past week now, but that occasionally happens for me with PMS
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 4 months ago.

Hi. My name is***** and I am online and available to help you today. Thank you for your patience.

Question and answer is just one of the services I offer. I can also provide you with premium services, such as live telephone or skype consultation, at a small additional cost. Let me know if you are interested.

Most home pregnancy tests are accurate after your first missed period. Since you have already had a period and are nearing your next expected one it is likely that your negative result was correct -- and you are not pregnant.

So. What is the take home message?

Given what you have posted, it is very unlikely that your intercourse a month ago resulted in pregnancy.

Here is a good website you might find helpful:

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/ask-dr-cullins/pregnancy-q-a

Does this make sense to you?

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Dr. Rick MD FACS