How Long Do You Wait Before Testing

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rl - July 13

How long doo you wait before testing?

 

Binx - July 13

I think your best bet is to wait until about 12dpo if you can. From what I have read on this forum, some tests claim to be sensitive enough to detect pregnancy as early as four days before an expected period but most women on this forum are not getting positive results until 12 - 14 dpo, or until AF is due. I know it is very hard to wait, but seeing BFN's is really hard too, so I would suggest you wait as long as you can.

 

Paula - July 13

Agreeing with Binx. It is hard to wait, but 12-14 dpo is the best. Sending baby dust your way!

 

mini - July 13

if ihad the money i'd test every day as soon as i feel pregnant, but hey i don't and i'm sure you do not like -ve answers either so the more you wait the longer you can hop. besides it depends on how sensitive the test you have is. the best i found was to be used 10 dpo. I'll tell you how great itis when it gives me a positive next cycle

 

rl - July 13

To Binx: Thank you to answer! What does dpo mean? I know I sound dumb.

 

Paula - July 13

RL, dpo is day past ovulation.

 

rl - July 13

Thank you to the answers everyboby!! I started my period on June the 4. I have not started yet. I test on the July 10. Was that to early. I get a big neg.

 

rl - July 13

when should I test again?

 

Binx - July 13

RL - How long are your cycles? Do you know when you ovulated? If you have a regular 28 day cycle and you got your period on June 4th, a positive test should show up by now. Also, you could call your doctor and tell them that you are late and ask for a blood test. Some women just don't produce enough of the hormone to show up on home pregnancy tests. A blood test should give you your answer. Hope this helps! By the way, no questions are dumb on this forum...that's why we're here!

 

rl - July 13

To Binx: Thank you! Sometime I how cycle 29,33,31,33,37. In April I started on the 28 and stoped on May 3. I started again on June 4. I wait untill the 37 day (July10) and get a big neg. So I do not know what to do. I have not started.

 

rl - July 13

Help, I do not know when to test again. I used a doctor office test July 10 the test was neg and the date was over due (3/03). Do hpt show 9 days late?

 

Binx - July 13

I would definitely go see your doctor and ask for a blood test. It could be that you just don't have enough hormone to show up yet on a home pregnancy test. Or, your cycle could just be really irregular. If that is the case, your doctor should be able to help you somehow. I have seen postings for women who did not get a positive home pregnancy test until they were six and eight weeks pregnant, so it is possible you are pregnant even though you're not getting a positive result.

 

me - July 13

5 days

 

BJ - July 13

I have a situation that I was hoping someone might be ablet to give me some insight on. I had a tubal ligation 3 1/2 years ago. I have never missed a period, ever! They are like clock work. They come every 24-26 days and last around 6 days. My first day of my last period was June 2nd! Still no period. Took three HPT's a couple days apart almost two weeks ago and all were negative. I have several pregnancy symptoms. I have 3 children so I know what "feeling pregnant" feels like and I "feel pregnant". When I was pregnant with my first son, even my blood test came back negative when in fact I was actually 6 weeks pregnant at the time. Could I be pregnant? I have had regret about getting my tubes tied ever since I had it done. Could this just be wishful thinking causing me to have phantom symptoms or is it possible to get pregnant after you have your tubes tied. I want another baby soooo bad!

 

rl - July 14

To Binx Thank you very much! I think I am going to test tomorrow morning. I will try a hpt.

 

rl - July 15

To Binx: I test today and a big neg. I guess I will just see if I started in Aug.

 

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