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beaver987
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Hi Scarleteen.
So my cousin had a posaible pregnancy risk (sex with pill and withdrawal). She has to go back to school next Monday so i told her to come to my house to take a pregnanxy test before she goes back to ease her mind. The only problem is is that it will only be day 13. Is it okay to take a test 13 days after ( i know you guys say 2 weeks)? Could we trust the results taking a test 1 day early?

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Robin Lee
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So she had a mishap with her pills and is concerned about pregnancy?

Fourteen days is really the soonest that one can expect a test to show accurate results, and ideally one would wait even a few more days after that. Can a result be accurate at 13 days? Who knows? Probably for some people.

If taking a test would ease her mind, then by
all means go ahead. If she's had a risk, she'll want to test again to be sure of the result.

You can of course always show her our articles on pregnancy and pregnancy risk and she's welcome to come to the message boards if she would like.

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beaver987
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We've talked about your articles (especially birth control bingo) a lot, but this is the first time she didnt use a condom (but pulled out). I just really wanted her to be able to take a test before she went back to school with me there because she's absolutely terrified of them. It looks like she's going to have to wait and i can just talk to her on the phone. Thanks for your help!!!
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beaver987
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Quick question....so what would be the earliest time she could test and be able to trust the results? Earliest would be the best.
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Heather
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If she doesn't want to have to buy more than one test, it's ideal for her to wait until she has at least had a late or missed period.

Otherwise, 2 weeks after a risk would be the earliest, but it'd be better to wait until three.

It's just that not everyone's body, when pregnant, develops the hormone tests look for at the same rate. And for plenty of people, two weeks after a risk, when they have just barely conceived, will be too early.

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If she's on the pill, does that mean waiting for a missed withdrawal bleed?
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Yep.

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Awesome. Thanks! Also, one more random question. So I'm on a birth control pill that my period didn't come last month....today is my 3rd white pill day and my underwear has a brownish colored discharge, but when I wipe, it's a creamy color and nothing really comes out....do you have any idea of what this could be? Is it the start of my bleed? I've never had light brown discharge before
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It's very possible that it's the start of your bleed; even if it's new for you, sometimes our flows just vary. We can't tell you for sure though, so if you're concerned, or if it keeps up for a while, you can talk to your doctor or a clinician [Smile]
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