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i missed my period nd im 6 days late. should i take a pregnancy test and when is the best time to take it during the day?
If you’ve had sex since your last period and your period is late, it’s a good idea to take a pregnancy test.
You can take a pregnancy test anytime during the day or night. You can either take a home pregnancy test or go to a health care provider for one. Home pregnancy tests are sold in most drugstores and cost about $15.
If you take a home test, it’s important to follow all of the instructions that come in the package. The results will be either positive — meaning pregnant — or negative — meaning not pregnant.
Pregnancy tests are very accurate. Most home pregnancy tests work 99 out of 100 times if used after a missed period.