When Can I Take A Test

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Becky22 - January 24

Hi, I have been ttc since Sept 07. Since then I have had periods 26.9.07, 10.11.07 & 27.12.07, so 7 weeks apart. This week I have had indigestion, sensitive nipples (which I've never noticed before when my period is due) & a st_tch like pain in my right hand side. I'm just wondering when I could do a test, as technically I'm not due on until 14.2.08 as my last periods have been 7 weeks apart, but it's now been 28 days since my last period. Also, according to ovulation calendars I shouldn't be ovulating until this week/next week, but I had the stringy discharge 10 days ago. Your advice would be appreciated.

 

joey - January 24

Hi Becky, I've just done some calcula.tions for you...over the past 3 months you have had a 45day cycle, followed by a 47 day cycle....if you think your periods aren't due til 14th Feb..that would be a 49 day cycle (unlikely). Your periods do seem slightly irregular, not greatly, but it's not EXACTLY 7 weeks each month by the sounds of it. Have you tracked your periods brefore this date at all? Anyway the only reason I ask this is because when you ovulate your egg only has between 12-24hours to be fertilised and when your periods are even a little different each month is can be a bit tricker to calculate EXACTLY when you ovulate. I would say (on average) your next period would be due around the 11th Feb (making it a 46 day cycle from the average you've told me)...most girls will ovulate anywhere between 9- 16 days before their next period is due (regardless of how long your cycle is) therefore, you PROBABLY would ovulate at some point between 27th Jan- 2nd Feb....which obviously isn't for a few days yet! the problem is, I'm not sure if you ALWAYS get your periods every 6 or 7 weeks...is this the case? If so, I doubt you will have got pregnant THIS month. It is possible however, that you got pregnant LAST month but got a period anyway (this happens to come girls) but I think if you got pregnant last month and this was the case a pregnancy test would show positive by now. The only other thing could be that you had a shorter cycle this month (for example a 28 day cycle) and therefore ovulated between the 10th Jan- 15th Jan...in that case you COULD be pregnant and a test should show positive any day now. Give it another 4 days or so and do another home pregnant test as it will probably show positive by then. IF however, you know you NEVER have a 28 days cycle or even a 35 days cycle for that matter...then this probably wouldn't be the case. I hope I haven't confused you...write back if you'd like to ask any more questions...I'm not doctor but this is just the general information. The sensitive nipples sound like you could be pregnant. I know the waiting game is agonising...but...just try and relax and wait a few days more. Good luck!

 

Becky22 - January 24

Hi, I was on the pill until Sept 07 so had periods every 28 days because of my 7 day break. And I can't remember what my periods were like before I went on the pill! (I'm 26 now & went on the pill when I was 18). So I think the reason my periods are so far apart is because it's taking a while for my body to adjust after coming off the pill. I haven't taken a test yet - I didn't know whether it'd be too soon yet. I'll get one today & test in the morning. If it's negative I'll just keep trying!

 

joey - January 24

ohhh ok becky....yes i'd say your body is probably adjusting to being off the pill and that's why cycles a bit different....47 or 49 day cycles aren't impossible but not that common for someone at 26. In that case, I'd say your ovulation is probably a bit confused too and adjusting and you could very well be pregnant. You're at a great age for fertility....you might even get a positive test now..but if it's negative, as you said..wait a couple of days and try again. Let us know how you go!! how exciting!!

 

Becky22 - January 24

Thanks Joey, I'll let you know the result! Fingers crossed!

 

Becky22 - January 24

Well, I've just done a test & it was negative. I'll do another if my period doesn't show.

 

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