How Soon Will A Pregnancy Test Read Positive

When you (females of reproductive age) are trying to conceive, you are very eager for your pregnancy. To get pregnant, you make love at the right time without using any contraceptive methods. And when you miss a period or notice a few early pregnancy symptoms like breast tenderness and morning sickness, you are eager to confirm your pregnancy. 

You have numerous queries in your mind, and how soon your pregnancy test report will be positive is one of them. The exact time for a positive pregnancy test can differ from the methods or ways you use to test your pregnancy. However, you can expect it after a few days of a missed period or 10-15 days of unprotected physical intimacy. Here have a look at a few associated points:

What are pregnancy tests?

A pregnancy test is a type of test that you conduct at home using a Home Pregnancy Test Kit or doctor recommends bloor or urine examination for the verification of whether you are pregnant or not. These tests check for the presence of HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin hormone. Your body produces this hormone when you are pregnant. There is the release of this hormone when your fertilised egg gets implanted to your uterus lining. 

What does your Pregnancy Test Mean?

Your pregnancy test can be positive or negative. If the test is negative, you are not pregnant. A positive pregnancy test report means you have conceived or you are pregnant. 

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When should you take a pregnancy test?

You can take a pregnancy test if your period is late. Or you can choose to have the test after the occurrence of implantation bleeding, which is an early sign of pregnancy. The implantation of a fertilised egg in the uterus occurs after 12-15 days of unprotected physical intimacy. 

Around 75% of women experience implantation bleeding, which happens around the beginning of the next menstrual cycle. Approximately 4-5 days after implantation bleeding, the HCG levels are at a detectable level.  

What are the pregnancy test options for you?

To check whether you are pregnant or not, you have two options. The first one is the use of a Home Pregnancy Test Kit while the second is a blood/urine test at a pathology laboratory.

How to use a Home Pregnancy Test Kit to check your pregnancy?

You need to buy a Home Pregnancy Test Kit from a local medical store or chemist shop. Further, go through the mentioned instructions and use it at any time in a day. For checking your pregnancy with such a kit, you need to hold it in the stream of your urine to collect a urine sample. Now, you need to have a look at the symbol indicating HCG level on the kit. It will depict a higher level and display a positive sign if you are pregnant. 

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 What should you do if your pregnancy test is negative?

A negative pregnancy test can be inaccurate. It might not be accurate if you:

  • Have not followed the instructions carefully 
  • Take the test too soon 
  • Are taking medications that can influence the result 

You do nothing to test it again if you have noticed a few pregnancy symptoms. Further, you should see your doctor to detect the issue if you have or visit a pathology lab for a blood/urine pregnancy test. 

What should you do if your pregnancy test is positive?

If your pregnancy test is positive, it is a time to be happy and enjoy life. After being confirmed on your pregnancy, you should see your doctor and follow his/her instructions. Start taking care of yourself and avoid bad lifestyle habits like smoking, drinking, and no physical activity. Your doctor will instruct you on everything as per your current health and lifestyle. At Archish IVF, we take utmost care of pregnant women after offering the requisite treatment and support.


Dr. Suchithra Reddy

Dr Suchithra Reddy is an Obstetrician, Gynecologist and one of the Best Infertility specialist in Bangalore. Her passion and expertise lies in Infertility management, Fertility enhancing surgeries (Hysteroscopy and Laparoscopy).

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