Post # 1
Alright ladies, I’ve officially gone off the deep end and called my OBGYN. I’m EXTREMELY late for my period, have some symptoms, and after 5 negative urine tests at home I’m ready for some answers (if they can provide them).
I told them what was going on with me and immediately asked that I come in to see them this evening but I’m curious. How soon could pregnancy be detected through blood work?
Last period was on June 22nd. Not sure when I O’d but it could have been as late as July 25th which was the day I got EWCM.
Post # 3
Ahh this is me! I got my last period on June 24th! I have taken 4 HPT and nothing, but I have all kinds of symptoms, however I am afraid I’m reading into things. My midwife is sending me for a blood test on Monday if I don’t get a positive then. She said a blood test will show pregnancy even before a pee test.
Post # 4
I took a pregnancy test when I was 5 weeks along, and it came out positive. in fact, the hormones were so strong, it only took 30 seconds for that pink line to develop, and that wasn’t even my morning pee! (sorry tmi)
not sure how much earlier you can take it, but I’m sure it says on the box?
Post # 5
@mwitter you and me both!! Any cramping yet? I’ve got some pretty constant cramping going on. No spotting, no AF, just sharp pains that dull and then start again.
I said this in another post, I feel like i’m just reading into things or making things up in my mind! However, I guess better safe than sorry right?
Post # 6
Some people need blood tests to confirm pregnancy. A friend of mine has never gotten a positve pregnancy test but has been pregnant twice- both times had to confirm through bloodwork.
ETA: I just realized I didn’t even answer your question. I meant to also say that I believe as soon as any trace amount is present, it will be detected. They may want you to come back to see if it’s doubling if it is a very small amount, but regardless, it should be able to tell you.
Post # 7
a blood test can usually pick up hormone just a few days after implatation… So about 9-10 days after you O.
Post # 8
I think from what I’ve read, implantation should take between 6-12 days after conception, and the hormone should show up in your blood 2-3 days after implantation, and show up in your urine 2-3 days after that. So, you could get a positive blood test as soon as 8 days after ovulation, or as late as 15 days. If implantation took the maximum amount of time for you and you didn’t ovulate until 7/25, then it’s possible that even by now there wouldn’t be enough of the hormone in your blood for a positive test, even if you truly were pregnant.
Ovulating on 7/25 though would mean ovulating on day 33, which would be a 47 day cycle- have you ever had such a delayed ovulation before?
For what it’s worth, I took a pregnancy test in mid Jan, when I would have been close to three weeks pregnant (as in, 3 actual weeks, not merely counting from last period), and got a negative.
Post # 9
Alright, so I went to my OBGYN and they did another urine test for me and it was negative. I explained my symptoms, how my period is never this late, and then told the OBGYN about my EWCM on day 33 (July 25). She said it is almost definite based on my symptoms and the stress I was under in July that I ovulated late. She reminded me that my cycles while typically 30-33 can be later providing ovulation is delayed. So because of my late ovulation my period isn’t truly due until the beginning of next week. She said I’m either testing too soon, or my period is due to arrive around August 8-10th. She said to take a test Monday morning and continue testing until a period arrives or a positive does.
She also let me know that medically speaking it is OK for a woman not to bleed on a monthly basis. She did say that if I’m entering my 3rd month not bleeding though that I need to go back in so she can begin my bleeding for me.
I had a huge weight lifted once I realized my late ovulation definitely is the result of this and that if I don’t bleed for a few more months all is OK.
We’re still in the running!