How many days after a missed period should you take a test?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@busybee3791: Get a first response early result and you should get a positive if you’re pregnant!  

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@MrsWBS:  +1

If you are already late, get a First Response (the pink dye test). It will tell you what you need to know!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@busybee3791:  if you take it with first morning urine it will give you the best result, however if you’ve already missed your period it really won’t matter.  If you take it at night after holding your urine for 4 hours (without drinking tons of water to dilute it) you’ll get an accurate result at this point.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@busybee3791:  I second PPs that, in most cases, you should get an accurate result at this point.  However, please do realise that there are several things that can cause your period to be late other than a pregnancy – travel, illness, stress.  These things can delay your ovulation and, subsequently, delay your period.  Even if you’re normally very regular, a lot of women have a weird cycle here or there.  So just because your period is late doesn’t mean you’re pregnant 🙂

Good luck!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Haha, yeah I wouldn’t stress too much about it. Take a test tomorrow morning but there are so many causes for longer than normal cycles.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

When I got my BFP, I used a FRER the day after my period was due.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I took test the day day I missed my period 

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