How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test after I had sex a week ago?
When paranoia sets in!
After you have had a sexual encounter you should wait for around eight or more days to take home urine test. But you can always use other medical methods usually after two to three days after having sex.
I would take it about a week after your expected date of your next period. Sometimes it takes longer for results but normal waiting time is roughly a week after the expected date of your next period.
It says that after 5 weeks it may only show up on a pregnancy test that you are pregnant. So before the 5 weeks it's very hard to detect in your hormones but may still show up.
Read the back of the package ?!?
To get the most accurate reading, another week. You may want to wait on a missed cycle or at least symptoms.
Take it if you don't get your next period on time.
A pregnancy test reveals if you are pregnant by reading the hCG levels in the blood or urine. These levels reveal pregnancy 6-12 days after fertilization.