Post-Sex Negative Test: Reliability & Retest

When to Retest After Negative Pregnancy Test?

When to Retest After Negative Pregnancy Test?
Published on, 13 December, 2023. Answered by Dr. Mini Sood and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


Can I trust a negative test two weeks after unprotected sex and a week after a missed period? When is the right time to think about retesting?


Answered by Dr. Mini Sood


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


1.Reliability: While a negative result is generally reliable, it's important to note that false negatives can occur due to various factors.

2.Considerations: Factors such as testing too early or improper test usage may contribute to inaccuracies.

3.Next Steps: If uncertainty persists or if your period is still absent, consider retesting in a few days for confirmation.

4.Seek Professional Guidance: For personalized advice and a comprehensive understanding of your situation, consult with a healthcare professional promptly.




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Dr. Mini Sood

Obstetrician and Gynecologist

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