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I am alomost 3 days late for my period but on the second day i had something like blood spotting, so i thought my period would come that night or next day.Could i be pregnant? How soon should i take a pregnancy test for it to give me accurate or close to accurate results? thanks
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Have you had a pregancy risk? If so, then being pregnant is always a possibility.

(But given how long you've been around the site, I certainly hope that risk wasn't from unprotected sex, since I know you know better by now.)

The soonest one can take a pregnancy test and get accurate results is ten days after the incident in question, or after your first missed or skipped period, whichever is latest.

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