(Closed) How soon can i test?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
  • poll: When should I test - remember I only have one test and cant get more.
    Now - remember I cant test again later if negative : (3 votes)
    9 %
    Wednesday - again wont be able to test again : (3 votes)
    9 %
    Friday when AF due : (12 votes)
    35 %
    wait till next week to see if AF is actually late first. : (16 votes)
    47 %
  • Post # 3
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @Pink Turtle:  Since your period was late last month, too:http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/how-long-should-i-wait-to-test, I would wait until at least Wednesday, maybe even Thursday, to test. That way you can still tell your fam before you leave on Friday, but aren’t wasting a test by testing too early. Do you know when you O? It would help to know how many days post O you would be for each different option.

     

    Post # 4
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    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    If you’re eager to test early, I would go buy a Dollar Tree test & test on Tuesday or Wednesday. Then, if it’s negative, you can take your expensive test on Friday.

    Post # 5
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    159 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @les105:  I don’t think she’s in the US – maybe no dollar tree where she’s at.

    Post # 6
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    818 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    What type of test do you have? That will help me decide.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @Steinberg:  Fair enough! They have a similar store in Canada that sells similar tests, but I guess this advice is invalid if the OP is outside NA!

    Post # 8
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    1086 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    As much as you want to test positive even if you were right now it likely wont show up. They have some tests that work before your due but they still aren’t as accurate as you would like.

    I was 1 week late and all tests were negative, it took a blood test at the hospital to confirm a positive.

    Post # 9
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    8884 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Since you only have 1 test I would wait until AF is late.

    But dollar stores in Canada usually have cheap tests.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @Pink Turtle:  We are cycle twins (if you are Friday – 30 day cycle)! I had thought that this would be my month, long before this cycle arrived. I am trying not to symtom spot but have had cramping for over a week now, I won’t test unless AF is late (maybe on Dec 15). Not that that answers your question, just thought I’d share as we may be cycle twins. Good luck to you!

    Post # 11
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    1026 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @Pink Turtle:  I’d wait a few more days to tests.  If I read your post correctly, you’re on your 3rd cycle since stopping birth control?  While its certainly possible you could be pregnant, it really common for it to take 6 or months for your cycle to settle into a regular pattern when you stop birth control.  So even though you’ve had a 28 and 30 day cycle, its not really a clear indicator that your regular cycle will be that long.  Its very possible this will be a little longer cycle, and the next month or two may be different lengths as well until your body fully adjusts.  

    You mentioned the tests being expensive- I felt the same way when we started trying.  If you have a “dollar store” in your area check there- they care tests that have the same accuracy as the pricey ones.  A lot of bees also test with wondfo strips that they order off amazon.com.  After the first month of trying I switched to the cheaper tests for my sanity- so I could test everyday until AF showed up.  The month I got my positive, I tested with the cheap test got a positive and went out and bought 3 different kinds of expensive tests and tested with those too.

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    @Pink Turtle:  I think you should test on Thursday if you dont want to waste the test.  What sort of test is it?

    I live in NZ as well and got a 3 pack of FRER at the local chemist for around $18 (so expensive!)  I got my BFP on the FRER about 3 days before AF was due, but I have heard of it not showing up positive for others until after AF is due.

    Good luck with testing and keep us posted 🙂

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