Q: Should you do a pregnancy test before a missed period and what results can you expect?

A: You can take a pregnancy test as early as you want, just don't expect it to be positive even if you are pregnant.

The #1 reason for a false negative HPT is testing too early.
Testing before a missed period can often give you a "false negative" pregnancy test, a pregnancy test that's negative when in fact you are pregnant.

That's why most doctors recommend doing a pregnancy test only after you miss your period so you won't be confused by a negative test.

Even if you are pregnant, a home pregnancy test (HPT) done 1-2 days before a missed period is positive in only 1 in 2 pregnant women. Even on the day of a missed period 1 in 4 women will have a negative pregnancy test.

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Testing after a missed period will often give you a better answer to you question: "Am I pregnant?"