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How Long Does It Take To Find Out Your Pregnant

Updated on March 9, 2011
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I work as a health advisor in a mother and baby clinic here in the UK. I've been here for just over 3 years and one of the most common questions I get asked (almost daily) is how long does it take to find out your pregnant? Since it seems to be a question I answer a lot in real life I will share some insights with readers online who are desperate to find out if they are pregnant.

Before I attempt to answer the question how long does it take to find out your pregnant, I will first discuss the early warning signs. If you're sexually active, or trying for a baby, and have any of the symptoms below it's possible you could be pregnant.

Signs of early pregnancy

For some women the signs of pregnancy can come on within a few days to a week. Some of the symptoms women can have during the early stages of pregnancy are:

  • Bleeding, or spots of blood. This is because the embryo embeds itself into the wall of the uterus, which is also called the womb. This can cause very light bleeding.
  • Nausea and sickness can be a symptom of pregnancy very early on, and it's not uncommon for this to occur days after conception.

Telltale signs of pregnancy

Some women do not display early signs of pregnancy, but the most common symptoms to look out for within the first month of conceiving are:

  • Missed period
  • Tender breasts
  • Increased sense of smell
  • Craving for certain foods
  • Mood swings
  • Morning sickness
  • Fatigue

The above list is not an exhaustive list, but they are the most common symptoms of pregnancy that most women experience within the first 4 to 8 weeks. A missed period is usually a strong indicator that a person could be pregnant.

Now to answer the important question how long does it take to find out your pregnant?

You will find if your pregnant within the first 2 months. Symptoms may appear after the first couple of days, or you may have to wait for your missed period. The missed period could be the next time you're due on, or occasionally it will be the month after. In rare cases some women do not display any symptoms of pregnancy and continue to have periods whilst pregnant, but most women find out they are pregnant during the 2nd and 3rd months.

If you think you are pregnant, take a pregnancy test, or book an appointment with your GP.

Good luck


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      niveah 22 months ago

      I had unprotected sex 21 days before my periods can I be impregnanted

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      selina 2 years ago

      I had sex with my ex on 16 n 18 september 2015 and we had protect sex and I was 1day late of my pees til now my pees has been normal bt yet stil am douting that I might be pregnt tho am. A bit getg fat wit no signs am I preg plz help me coz am nt ready for it

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      sammi 2 years ago

      I have a question i had sex on the 22nd on my period he pulled out but i have been feeling very weird lately i have been sleeping and eating so much and i haven't had morning sickness but i am kinda afraid could i be prego???

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      Taylor 3 years ago

      I have been taking 50mg tablet of topimax twice a day for a month now. I was unaware that it had any affect on my birth control pills. However, I continued taking both medicines and I performed intercourse. It has only been a few days now since intercourse but I feel different. I have had cramps, I have been tired, and I feel like im starving constantly. it has only been 4 days since intercourse; is there any possible way that I could be feeling symptoms this soon?

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      shern 3 years ago

      Are all positive pregnancy test true

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      RealDeal 3 years ago

      Me and my girlfriend had sex 3 or 6 times and all of sudden she pregnant wtf

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      Dominique 3 years ago

      Me and my husband Had Sex twice in he cam in me 4 times when should I check if im pregnant I Feel sick n clear stuff coming out my vagina

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      Dominique 3 years ago

      Me and my husband had sex yesterday he went 3 times in me when should I check if im pregnant ? Like I feel sick n my belly feel weard n its liquid coming out my vergina

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      tanisha 3 years ago

      hey i had sex with mi bf 7 days ago we didn't use any protection in he told me he came in me a couple times but its really hard for me to get pregnant can i be pregnant plz help

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      lonely girl 3 years ago

      My boyfriend nutted on me Aug 1 and Aug 3 during my ovulation week. Now it's 24 and I am 3 days late? I been feeling fat and I get pain in my lower stomach and my stomach hurts and feels sick all day everyday last 2 weeks. I also sleepy a lot.

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      Jessica 3 years ago

      I just had sex and how long does it take yo found out

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      Jasmine 3 years ago

      Hi Me And My Boyfriend Is Doing The Pull Out Method, The Time He Doesn't Remember If He Pulled Out. Every Time We Have Sex His Stomach Aches And I Get Sick To My Stomach. I Had My Period But It Came Early, For Some Reason It Wasn't Flowing That Much As It Always Does. I Pee A Lot But I'm Not Sure On What That Means ... Help

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      nene Thompson 3 years ago

      I had sex using no condom on June 16 2014 th3n a few hours past on th3 same day I started bleeding my period came 3early normally I start at the end of the month sooo is that a pregent sighn I need a answer please!

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      erica pinder 4 years ago

      i think am pregent

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      Gabrielle 4 years ago

      I last had my period April 4-9 last had sex the 18th and 21st no protection and he came inside of me both times no period since then it's been a month and a half since my last period and the pee tests that i have taken came out negative I've had some spotting and tons of nausea especially at work when ifeel overwhelmed what should I do could i be pregnant?

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      ac 4 years ago

      I had sex wth a guy on june 1 then i got my period on june the 10 could i still be pregnant

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      nadia 4 years ago

      Hai I had sex on 12 april and my expected period date was 1 may although I dint get my periods. But still its showin negative in home pregnancy test..shall I wait fr few days and do tst again or should I go to gynac

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      lala hazel 4 years ago

      Hello everyone have a question I had use Unprotected sex with my husband April.26.2014 my last period was April 18.2014 and it last for 6 days. I'm under no birth control right now because it finish and waiting for them to arrive. So I was wondering will I get pregnant? Please can someone help me and answer my question really appreciate u all.

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      Stephanie 4 years ago

      So can u detect early pregnancy within a week?

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      Ralph 4 years ago

      i had sex with my girlfriend on the 4

      of April while she was on her periods and on the following day she told me that she's not feeling well and i asked why and she said she feels like vomiting.So like does that mean she's pregnant or is it to early?? Please help

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      Lovee question 4 years ago

      Hi , I'm 15 and I had sex for the first time with my ex we didn't use any protection he pulled out but I'm scared he could've got me prego. I'm scared and can't tell my parents there cops any help?

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      c.serria 4 years ago

      So last night my bf and I had unprotected sex. He did not pull out because both him and I are positive he cannot get me pregnant. I am on birth control and he told me to take plan b pill. I'm extremely scared because I haven't yet. We are both 16 and too young for a baby. HELP

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      Michelle 4 years ago

      I had my period on sept 17th I was 2 days late an it lasted 3 days an now I'm 24 weeks pregnant I found out about oct 15th does that mean I got preg before my period?

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      Answers 4 years ago

      If you have sex there is a chance of pregnancy. Take a test if you think you are no earlier than the first day of your missed period for best results. That's the only way to know for sure.

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      dominicanbree 4 years ago

      Hello I have a question I just had sex for the first time Tuesday February 4 & it was unprotected sex & my bf pulled out is it a hiqh risk that I can be preqnant ?????

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      Curious 4 years ago

      I was concerned! I had my period on Jan 10th, me and my fiancé had unprotected intercourse the 18th and 19th, ever since the 27th my breast have been extremely sore and feel swollen. I randomly get nauseated and was wondering if by some chance I could be pregnant?

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      Jessica 4 years ago


      Hello I recently had unprotected sex about 3 weeks ago my partner pulled out the first round but the second time I believe he pulled out a little too late . Last week I was having a little bit of pains and was spotting I wasn't sure if It was because I was due to come on soon or what . I was due to come on my period today January 20 but I came on my period on January 14 which would be 5 days early . I was only on my period for 3 days now im off I constantly keep urinating & is very sleepy . Is there a possibility I could be pregnant?

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      ashley 4 years ago

      I have a question I'm 19 n mi boyfriends 20. On December

      29/2013 I had a bad pain in my stomach area ok I don't know how to put it. Near mi overy n it expanded to my Lower back. And

      Ever science my nipples have been a little sore n its been hurting. N in. For the past week every morning ive been feeling bad.

      Does that mean I'm prgo????????????????

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      ttmarie 4 years ago

      I had a period dec 6 had sex dec 27 then my period came back dec 31 I took a pregnancy test and it was negative! Could it be too early too find out?

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      m111 4 years ago

      Is it possible to get pregnant with the pulling out method me & my boyfriend just recently did it on jan 2 constantly in one night more than twice the next morning i puked out no where & now am sick i got a strip throat ear aches & really bad headaches with dizzyness but idk if it might be too early to tell

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      jenny 4 years ago

      hey i had sex dec 8 an my periods suppose to come on 25th an it didn't come my boyfriend cum in me 8th dec an its 31st dec no periods am i pregnant or its to early to get pregnant .........

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      June Sampolski 4 years ago

      I had sex with a friend every month but from July to Dec. I did not have a period but now I am bleeding but it not normal but it is not light but it is not filling the pad can I be pregnant plz someone help!!

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      Kayesha Wells 4 years ago

      It's been 2 month now so how many weeks am I?

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      Jasmine 4 years ago

      I had sex for the first time, and I'm terrified that I could get pregnant, even though he wore a condom.

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      PrettyBrownEyes2513 4 years ago

      I had sex on December 14,2013 & he cam in me but I wasn't ovulating but 2days ago I had an ill cramping here & there & vag discarge as well all this started the day after

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      jaaay 4 years ago

      i had sex, and i didn't use protecting. can i be pregant? been already 2 weeks & no signs? how will know?? H E L P .

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      Brenda 4 years ago

      Hi I had sex with my bf 4 days ago and we kept having sex all this 4 days, and I've been getting a lot of morning sickness,nausias,and lighted head dizzy ness. So I was wondering could I be pregnant?

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      Mary 4 years ago

      I had sex with my boyfriend 9 days before my periods and he came inside me but he says he didn't impregnant me,could I be pregnant? Please no jokes

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      Yay 4 years ago

      I had sex with somebody 2 months ago got back with my bf after the incident and was having sex with my bf I've had 2 periods since that guy if I had sex with somebody 2 months ago and I'm around 4 -5 weeks pregnant would it be my bfs or the other person

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      Thomas 4 years ago

      kalen your hand prob is 2 months pregnant now :)

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      florentino caballero 4 years ago

      thank u people i need to know because i got 2 kidz

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      kalen 4 years ago

      I had sex with my boyfriend and he came on my hand, after I washed my hands with soap in the sink, then after I washed my vagina afterwards is it posibble for me to be pregnant ? My lower bellys been feeling weird lately and I missed my period for 5 days.

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      norah 5 years ago

      I was on logynon but came off a month ago also i've had unprotected sex and haven't seen a period since could i be pregnant?

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      Sammie 5 years ago

      I have a question I had sex we didn't use any protection and this happened 4-5 days ago 3 days ago I have light spotting and brown pinkish color does this mean I could possibly b preg.

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      Emma Ozorio 5 years ago

      i was on my period for 4 days and then I had sex and then i stopped my period..could i be pregnant?

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      lindsey 5 years ago

      My husband had a daughter before we were married and his name is not on the birth certificate and he told me it was a one time thing at a party. She had called him two or three weeks later and said she was pregnant. Is there a chance it is his or someone elses


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