read this for great advice on when to test

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  1. Hollyhotlips

    Hollyhotlips Well-Known Member

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    I've seen lots of posts asking about when to test so I thought it might help some ladies on here. It has certainly educated me and I will never test earlier than 14 DPO.....

    The fact is that Implantation has to occur and then enough hCG must have been sent into your blood stream and urine before an early pregnancy test can show positive.

    # Implantation happens between 6-12 days after OV (DPO)
    # It takes another 3-4 days AFTER implantation (so between 9-16 DPO) for a blood pregnancy test to work.
    # It then takes another 2-3 days after that for a urine pregnancy test to work (between 11-19 DPO or between 5-7 days post implantation).

    # As a rough guide, the HPT, as a rule, wont be positive until a missed AF or roughly a week after implantation. Remember, Only about 25% of PREGNANT women will test positive with pregnancy test 2 days BEFORE a missed AF.

    all very confusing but on the whole, using the averages above, we should wait at least 11 DPO to test but it could take as long as 19 days for a HPT to show a correct result. Save yourself the heart ache and wait until you can be sure of the results to test :lol:
     
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    Clairabella Well-Known Member

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    Interesting post I dread to think how much cash I've wasted on HPTs since we started TTC x
     
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    jodie34 Well-Known Member

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    Thats interesting about implantation i thought it happened 7 dpo thanks for sharing xx
     
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    Hollyhotlips Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I guess 7DPO is a good average but it could be slightly earlier or later. good luck with everything that is going on with the pains etc.
     
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    Thank you for this :) x
     
  6. Hollyhotlips

    Hollyhotlips Well-Known Member

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    No problem at all, it is really useful. So many of the early response tests are a con, you still need to have missed AF x


     
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    MelC2011 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for sharing.

    I'm holding out hope that my bfn yesterday at 11dpo is still a little too early.
    xx
     
  8. Hollyhotlips

    Hollyhotlips Well-Known Member

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    That is very likely sweetie, when are you due AF? I'd wait a good few days past your due date for AF before testing if you want an accurate reading xxx


     
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    I have had bfp;s at 10, 13, 8, 9, and 11 dpo so now I know I can get a positive at 8 dpo I want to start testing then, lol.......
     
  10. Hollyhotlips

    Hollyhotlips Well-Known Member

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    I dont blame you :), but I would rather wait until I could be more certain.

    Also a lot of these FRER con women into thinking they will get a result a lot earlier that they actually will. There is no harm in waiting, the result wont alter if you actually are pregnant and it saves so much anxiety and heart ache x
     

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