(Closed) How soon should I test?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Most pregnancy tests can give a positive test for 90% of women on the first day of a missed period. About 10% of women won’t have implanted yet at that point, so it can take a day or two longer for them. If you’re a day or more late, try a test. If it is negative, but you think there’s a good chance you are pregnant, wait 3 days or so and try again. GOOD LUCK!! πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

ahh so exciting! I dont have any advice but I did want to say I hope you are pregnant:)  GOOD LUCK!!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

Any pee that you hold for four hours should give you good enough results, as long as your test is strong enough. If you’re already past when you expected your period, most tests should be picking up now.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Def test as soon as you have missed your period! then test every couple days after that until you either get a positive or your period. Early would be testing before your missed period = although you could get a positive, it is more likely that testing that early would just get you anxious!

Edit: I took my test in the evening 3 days after I was due and got a positive! Good luck and let us know how it goes!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

When I found out I was pregnant, I took my test in the afternoon, so not morning at all, and took 4 tests. I guzzled water to make myself have to pee. You should be fine to test! Good Luck!!!!!!!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@andrea- What are you waiting for go pee on that stick missy! I’m dying to know!! Good luck, I’ll keep my fingers crossed (mentally since I’m at work and need them to type lol) Laughing

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

I recommend the digital read HPTs like Clear Blue Easy.  First of all because it’s very sensitive, and second of all because there is no guessing, it reads “Pregnant” or “Not Pregnant.”  Also, it seems like you should have had a cycle by now (28 days + 5 days) so I’m guessing something is off.  Take the test!  And if it does come out negative, I would schedule a blood test with your doctor.  Some women just don’t have high enough hcg levels in their urine, but your blood doesn’t lie.  Good luck!!

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I tested with a Target brand test in the afternoon 4 days before a missed period and had a very, very positive test.  Each woman is different and a negative might not mean not pregnant, but if you get a positive, then you know!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Once you’ve missed your period, you should be able to test. : ) Fingers crossed that you’re cooking a little more than last night’s dinner in there!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

my positive came up SUPER fast on day 26, but I have somewhat irregular periods, as short as 23 day cycles…I think it’s OK to test a little early, just don’t test constantly if it is negative…like the ladies above said, try to wait 2-3 days before testing again OR buy HPT stock first  πŸ˜‰

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Exciting! I can’t wait to hear the news πŸ™‚  I have a good feeling!

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